From the Principal's Desk

On behalf of the staff at St. Edward Catholic School, WELCOME to the 2020-2021 school year.  We pray that everyone had a restful, enjoyable and safe summer and that you are all excited and ready for the wonderful year ahead.  We welcome all of our new staff, students and families, who will be attending St. Eds for the first time.  You are joining an amazing school community.  This year should be an interesting but excellent year! 
 
I am very excited to be the Principal of such a great school!  St. Edward Catholic School has a great reputation in the community and in our School Board.  Together with the whole staff of St. Ed’s, we would like to wish each of you a school year filled with positive health, love of learning and God’s Blessings.
 
We begin the third year of the CDSBEO’s  three year theme:
Be Holy!  Joy Springs from a Loving Heart!
 
Our theme will bring to life our Board’s vision: Inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ, we transform the world with justice and peace through Catholic education.  Our theme is a personal call to be inspired and transformed within our intimate relationship with Jesus, and at the same time to move outside of ourselves to acts of love where we respond to the call to let Jesus inspire and transform others, through us.
 
We will continue to focus on Restorative Practices.  Every class will continue to hold regular classroom meetings throughout the year and students will have the chance to solve problems that may arise in a non-threatening way or discuss positive things that have been happening.  Through Restorative Practices we change the focus from punitive consequences to working out the issues and finding solutions so that every experience can be a learning experience.
 
We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go.
 
Your Partner in Catholic Education!
Dan Lesser  (dan.lesser@cdsbeo.on.ca)