Our School

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At St. Patrick 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.

2018 - 2019 School Year Calendar

Our Board's 2018 - 2019 School Year Calendar  is now available. Please subscribe to our school calendar webpage to receive the latest updates and emails on upcoming events and activities happening at school. 

Child Care services

We are pleased to partner with P.R.Y.D.E. Learning Centre to provide a full service child care centre and before and after school care at St. Patrick Catholic School. Call our child care partner at 905-428-0531 to learn more about our services.

School hours

Our school hours are as follows:

8:40 a.m. - School begins
10:05 a.m. - First recess 
11:25 a.m. - Lunch 
1:50 p.m. - Second recess
3:10 p.m. - Dismissal 

Patron Saint

Our patron saint is St. Patrick. 

St. Patrick's life indicates a dedication to the faith in the role of missionary priest and bishop. In the 1840's the first parish established in Pickering was made up predominately with new immigrants from Ireland. The school name recognizes their contribution to the faith life of the community. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. The feast day of St. Patrick is celebrated on March 17.

School prayer

Our school prayer is... 

St. Patrick, we pray for our community to be a safe and caring
place for our students, staff and families.
We pray for the poor and the needy.
Help those who are sad and lonely and those who are sick.
Guide us to make the right choices, and give us strength,
wisdom, and protection during our journey in life.
Please God help us to do our best with the gifts that you have given us.
Let us lead a life of seeing and believing in you.
Help us to open our hearts and our minds as we work together
as brothers and sisters in God's family.
St. Patrick pray for us.
Amen

Une prière à St. Patrick

St. Patrick, nous prions pour notre communauté afin qu'elle continue d'être un endroit sûr et acceuillant pour nos élèves, le personnel, et les familles. Nous prions pour ceux qui sont tristes et seuls et pour ceux qui sont malades. Guide-nous à faire les bons choix et donne-nous la force, la sagesse, et la protection au cours de notre voyage dans la vie.S'il vous plaît Dieu, aide-nous à faire de notre mieux avec les dons que vous nous avez données. Menons une vie de voir et de croire en vous.Aide-nous à ouvrir nos coeurs et nos esprits quand nous travaillons ensemble avec nos frères et soeurs dans la famille de Dieu.

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.

Links

Below are links to resources to help you achieve success while at St. Patrick Catholic School.

Contact us

We welcome your questions, comments and concerns.

Principal: Lisa True
280 Delaney Dr.
Ajax, ON  L1T 3N5
Phone: (905) 427-2866
Fax: (905) 427-5855

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