Welcome to the St. David School website! As you explore our site you will come to know why we are so proud of our students, staff and parent community.
St. David is situated in the vibrant, friendly, family-oriented village of Dorchester and has a school enrolment of 223 students. Our school serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Eight.
The school opened in 1963. In 2003, a $1.7 million renovation and addition were completed to house twelve classrooms, an expanded library and computer lab, and a bright and welcoming entrance and office space. In 2008, two more classrooms were added and there was a major renovation of the original part of the school to include two new Kindergarten classrooms and a staff room. The school also has a small gymnasium and a Learning Lab.
Our school’s mission statement is:
“To serve the Catholic students of St. David in a community that nurtures a living faith and provides a quality Catholic education that enables the individual to become a contributing member of the Church and community.”
The motto of our school is: “Learning in the name of the Lord.” Our school colours are red, black and white. The school mascot is the Wildcat. Our patron saint is St. David (of Wales) and we celebrate his Feast Day every March 1st.
St. David Catholic School is a haven for nurturing compassion, service to others, respect for the dignity of all persons and working for the common good. There are many distinctive purposes for a Catholic education and our school plays an integral role in helping to achieve those purposes.
The staff at St. David Catholic School is committed to working together to support the following outcomes:
to guide our students to the person of Jesus Christ as the centre from which relationships with God, self, others and Creation develop;
to promote achievement of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations through our Catholic curriculum; and
to nurture learning that is holistic and links moral and spiritual development to the life experiences of the learner and a way of life rooted in a Christian call to discipleship and service to our local, national as well as our global community.
The religious traditions at St. David Catholic School are honoured in various forms: prayer, school and class liturgies, celebrations, symbols, virtues education, student art, bulletin boards, and prayer tables, just to list a few. As well, the school provides opportunities for students to express their faith through prayer services, Masses, celebrations, school assemblies, volunteerism, social justice projects and fundraising for local, national and international charities.
We are blessed with a dedicated group of parents that support school improvement through their participation in our Catholic School Council.
St. David is truly a wonderful place to learn and work!