Holy Name of Mary
Message from Principal
We are very proud of our rich community and of the educational accomplishments of our students and staff despite the challenges we have faced this year. At Holy Name of Mary we strive to ensure our children are engaged in an environment focused on high expectations reflecting spiritual, academic, social and emotional development. Fostering a positive culture of kindness within our building continues to be our focus.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the tremendous staff that I have the privilege of working with every day. As well, a shout out to a very special grade 8 class this year. Wishing you all the best on the next leg of your academic journey!
Hoping everyone has a restful and happy summer vacation!
COLLECTION OF ITEMS & RETURN OF DEVICES
Monday, June 21st
9:30 - 11:30: A - G
12:30 - 3:30: H - N
Tuesday, June 22nd
9:30 - 11:30: O - T
12:30 - 3:30: U - Z
Awards and certificates will be delivered to our graduates' homes on June 23rd between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. by Holy Name of Mary Staff.
Staff Appreciation Gifts
Report Cards & IEPs
Below is an overview of Holy Name of Mary's activities/achievements from the
2020/2021 school year. I am so proud of our students and staff for their many accomplishments during what has been an extremely challenging year.
New Website - Our administrative staff created a new look for Holy Name of Mary’s website for parents to have easy access to monthly calendars detailing upcoming events and activities; school newsletters along with forms and letters pertaining to events at the school in addition to information on our Parish, Catholic School Council and School Cash Online.
Royal Canadian Legion Poster & Literary Contest - All students were encouraged to take part in the annual poster & literary contest. Winners were recognized at the Branch and had their work forwarded to a further competition at the Zone level. Holy Name of Mary had several winners in various categories.
Mass - Arrangements were made with Holy Name of Mary Church for our students to partake in readings at select virtual Masses starting in November and for the remainder of the year. A link was sent to families in our monthly newsletter to view at home.
Below are some of the winners of the Legion contest
Virtual Christmas Slideshow - Our Virtual Christmas Concert was scheduled for Thursday, December 17th in the evening. Each class recorded their Christmas performance in advance and a link was emailed to all our Holy Name of Mary families to view at home together. Class performances included art, dancing, performing a Christmas song in sign language and acting out the Christmas Story. Some classes created Christmas postcards which were mailed to our Soldiers.
100th Day - Our three kinder classes celebrated 100th day on February 12th. Check out Levi sporting his 100 eyeballs butterfly!
PINK SHIRT DAY - February 24th
Spirits/Arts & Activity Week on Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity - In honour and recognition of diversity in our school community and around the world, Holy Name of Mary students explored different cultures and traditions during the week of March 15 - 19th. Our week was themed, We All Belong…Together. This theme reminded us that everyone has an equal place in our school and community. It also incorporates the message, that even though we have been challenged throughout the year, we are all stronger together. To celebrate this endeavor, artists from various cultural disciplines held virtual workshops for our classes. Such artists included, Bollywood Dancers, Drumming, Hoop Dancing, Hip Hop Dancing, Percussion, Inuit Games and Gym Games. In addition to these visiting artists, we had many talented staff members who directed workshops. At the end of the week, students received a school t-shirt in recognition of all of the tremendous work they have done this year and as a reminder that we are all in this together.
WINNER OF THE DOOR DECORATING CONTEST - MRS. CALDWELL'S GR. 3/4 CLASS
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK - The Catholic schools in our parish engaged in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. This year’s Catholic Education Week theme was “Nurturing Hope.”
Our Catholic Education Week Mass was celebrated live by Cardinal Collins, and was held during this week. All classes watched the Mass together through Teams.
Students and staff participated in virtual learning which included activities based on our Board theme. See pictures below of our Grade 1/2 Core class where they used items from home to create a self portrait. We also celebrated Indigenous Education Day with Wilfred Buck. This presentation highlighted our Indigenous theme this year "Skyworld."
Our Grade 1/2 Core class enjoyed a LIVE virtual cooking class which connected Friday's theme "Harvesting the Fruits" which they loved and enjoyed with their families that night.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Holy Name of Mary School is currently accepting registrations for the 2021/2022 school year. We ask families to use our new website to find the link for registration information.
We are looking forward to seeing our returning students back in school in the Fall and meeting our new Holy Name of Mary families.