Our School

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At St. John Paul II Catholic School, we are called to celebrate and nurture the God-given talents of each student as we serve with excellence in the light of Christ. We recognize our call to love and serve from our Master teacher Jesus Christ, and we are committed to creating a Catholic learning community under the protection of Mother Mary.

The Catholic Graduate Expectations are our foundation as we strive for academic excellence and the acknowledgement of those who achieve it. We recognize God as the source of all life and actively work to focus on social issues within our local and global communities.

We celebrate the diversity within our community with a collaborative approach to learning, in cooperation with parents, the Catholic faith community, and other organizations that recognize the value of our mission. Within the context of Catholic teaching and Sacramental living, our school community strives to demonstrate respect and reverence for all life, thus nurturing a safe, Christian environment for the entire school community.

2019-2020 School Year Calendar

Our board's 2019-2020 School Year calendar is now available. We encourage parents and guardians to stay informed of upcoming school events, we ask that you please subscribe to our school calendar webpage to receive the latest updates and emails on activities happening at school.

Child Care services

We are pleased to partner with YMCA partner to provide before and after school care and an Ontario Early Years program at St. John Paul II Catholic School. Call our child care partner at 289-927-5836 for before and after school care and 905-686-6466 for the Early Years Centre.

Patron Saint

Our patron saint is St. John Paul II. Pope John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He was ordained in 1946, became the Bishop of Ombi in 1958, and became the Archbishop of Krakow in 1964. He was made a Cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1967, and in 1978 became the first non-Italian pope in more than 400 years. He was a vocal advocate for human rights and used his influence to effect political change. His love for young people led him to establish World Youth Day, celebrated 19 times during his pontificate, which attracted millions of young people from all over the world. He died in Italy in 2005. It was announced in July of 2013 that he would be declared a Saint in April 2014.

School hours

Our school hours are as follows:

8:20 am School Begins
9:45 - 10:00 am Recess
11:05 - 12:05 pm Lunch
1:30 - 1:45 pm Recess
2:50 pm Dismissal

Philosophy

As Catholic educators, we live according to our Father's code and to lead our students, by example, to live the basic truths of the gospel message. This is an awesome, yet inspiring challenge which we share with the parents of our young men and women.

Children learn what they live. Each day we have the opportunity to teach our students:

  • to love by the way we love;
  • to be generous by our generosity;
  • to be passionate by our compassion; and
  • to be forgiving by the way we forgive.

However, a person cannot give what he or she does not have. Unless we are living the Gospel message, we cannot lead our students to do so.

There are many hallmarks of a Catholic educator, including:

  • Prayer - The challenges of our vocation, and indeed life in general, are great. To meet them we need to follow Christ's advice that we "ask the father in My name". Each Catholic educator has a duty to expose students to his or her particular style of prayer in order to assist students to recognize the value of prayer in daily life.
  • Eucharist - Parish, school, and staff liturgies provide opportunities to celebrate our faith. Our example can testify to the Eucharist as a joyful source of strength and community building.
  • Social Justice - This is the heart of the Christian message, that we "love one another as I have loved you". As our brother's and sister's keepers, we must be concerned about the aged, the poor, the oppressed, and any other marginalized group - both at home and abroad.

Photographs of students

We would also like to remind parents that, as per Board policy, while taking photos or videos during the day or evening activities, please be mindful that it is illegal to post/upload/share photos or videos of anyone other than your own family on the internet or anywhere without the consent of such other person or family.  Sharing photos or videos of others without their consent is a privacy violation.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Links

Below are links to resources to help you achieve success while at St. John Paul II Catholic School.

Contact us

We welcome your questions, comments and concerns.

Principal: Stephanie Richard
160 Cachet Blvd
Brooklin, ON L1M 2L9

Phone: 905-655-2291
Fax: 905-655-9616

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