School Community Information
Principal: Mme L. Bilodeau
Secretary: Mrs. W. Robertson
School Council Chair: Mrs. M. Runstedler
School Council Vice- Chair: Mr D. Tellier
Parish: Holy Trinity Parish
Pastor: Fr. Dariusz Jagodzinski
Associate Pastor: Fr. Jude Ogbenna
Secondary School Affiliate: St. Mary's C.H.S.
School Superintendent: Mrs. K. Holbrough
School Trustee: Mrs. M. Holmes
Director of Education: Mrs. L. Staudt
About Our School
School Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Grade Distribution: FDK, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6/7, 7/8
Student Enrolment: 231 students
This establishment was originally built in 1901 as a two room school to meet the elementary school needs of the then present Catholic community. In 1913, the first addition was built. This process was repeated in 1956 and again in 1958 as the number of Catholic students increased. In 1981, the Board established St. Mary’s Junior High School for all grades 7 and 8 Catholic students in Woodstock. Grade 9 and 10 were added in 1981 and 1982 respectively and the primary and junior students were distributed to other local schools. With the funding of Catholic secondary schools, the school was renamed St. Mary’s High School in 1985. Grades 11, 12 and 13 were added while grades 7 and 8 were phased out. In 1996, the French Immersion side of St. Rita’s was moved to what is now our school, Holy Family Catholic French Immersion School. Our French Immersion school is FDK to Grade 8 elementary students. The vast majority of our elementary students are Canadian- born with English as their first language.
Together we have been entrusted by God to nurture our children in a positive, faith-filled bilingual learning environment, challenging them to develop to their greatest potential, to communicate effectively in both of Canada’s official languages, to respond critically, to value the human person, and to direct their gifts towards the service of others.
FDK – Mme Bloor, Mme Gallagher, Mlle Stringle, Mlle Patterson-Marsh, Mme Scherle Grade 1- Mme Jentz Grade 1- M. Contestabile
Grade 2- Mme Campbell Grade 3- Mme Morrison Grade 4- Mlle Arnold, Grade 5- Mme Ivy
Grade 6/7- M. Tellier Grade 7/8- M. Trepanier Music/English Literacy- Mme James English Literacy- Mme Clarke, Mme Carr
Educational Assistant- Mme Stout Librarian- Mme Hobbs Custodians- Mme Wright, M. Ramirez
ESSS- Mme O'Neill Noon Hour Assistants: Mme Dalueg, Mme Tellier, Mme Greenhead
Full Day Kindergarten rooms
Grade 1-8 classrooms
Library with a computer lab
Student Resource room
Science and Technology room
Most of our students are bussed. The school will remain open, even if buses have been cancelled.
It is the responsibility of bus companies to determine if it is safe to operate in their service area. Messages regarding a 2 hour delay of bus service, or complete cancellation of buses will be provided through our local radio stations, (101.3) or online at: http://www.mybigyellowbus.com. If no bus transportation is provided in the morning, none will be provided in the afternoon for the return home. So, if you decide to send your child to school when the bus has been cancelled in the morning, you will need to pick them up at the end of the day as well.
When school is open and buses are delayed or cancelled, planned curriculum may be impractical due to the number of absences. Remediation, and cross-grade activities, however, are possible. We will do our utmost to provide a balance of meaningful and age appropriate activities that make use of the opportunity of smaller numbers at the school.
- Wearing the school uniform properly is part of a student’s enrolment contract.
- The school administration is responsible for determining what is appropriate in terms of styles, colours, and accessories.
- The school administration is responsible for determining the consequences of non-compliance.
- Repeat offenses will be addressed by progressive discipline measures.
- These measures may include uniform loan for remainder of the day, oral reminder, written reminder, telephone call to parent by teacher or Principal, detention during school hours, removal of school privileges, and suspension from school.
HFCFI takes safety seriously. The Safe Arrival Program ensures all students are accounted for. Monthly safety audits are conducted by the Charge Custodian and the Principal. An annual Health and Safety review is completed in addition to the monthly inspection. Some staff members have CPR and Standard First Aid training. A trauma team is in place should the school community need its support. Regular fire, tornado and lockdown drills are conducted in accordance with Board Procedure and Ministry regulations.