School Hours: 8:55 AM to 3:30 PM
Grade Distribution: Kindergarten to Grade 8
Student Enrolment: Approximately 375 students
About Our School
This year, we have 15 classrooms from Kindergarten to Grade 8. All teachers program the instructional day according to the expectations set out in the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum.
All staff at St. Pius X maintain a strong focus on nurturing students daily to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul. This year we are also attending purposefully to the creation of a new community as we welcome students from the former St. Robert's Catholic School into the St. Pius X family. As part of the annual school improvement planning process, we are continually working toward improving student achievement and well-being, expecially in the areas of reading fluency, critical literacy skills, the ability to work with numbers and making math thinking more visible.
We are blessed with a spacious site. We have a large gym & stage, a well-equipped and spacious library and computer lab which houses our computers, along with our "portable technology" such as iPads and ChromeBooks. Each classroom has a computer work station as well as a data projector. We also have a multi-media cart with a data projector, document camera, laptop and speakers which we frequently use for assemblies and presentations. We also have a Student Services room, which is also where the London School Age Program runs their Before & After School Care program.
Living Our Faith
We have a strong connection with St Patrick’s Parish. We are fortunate to have a supportive pastoral team at St. Patrick's Parish which supports the faith journey of our students in a variety of ways. We celebrate Mass on a monthly basis. Some of the Masses are celebrated at St. Patrick's Parish, while other Masses are celebrated in the school gym. Visitors are always welcomed to join our celebrations.
In addition to our monthly Masses, we also start each day with prayer and reflection. Whenever possible we celebrate together the special events in the church calenda and engage regularly as a school community in support of social justice causes and a variety of charitable activities. Most months we focus on a specific Catholic Graduate Expectation, culminating with an award presented to students from each grade who exemplify that particular expectation.
Catholic School Council
We have a very dedicated Catholic School Council which works hard to support our school community. The different activities sponsored by our Catholic School Council support and enhance the programs and resources of the school. For more information on becoming involved in our Catholic School Council, please contact the school.
We are located at the corner of Vancouver and Wavell Streets. About half of our student population walks to school with the other half eligible for transportation via several buses that bring students to the school at 8:40 a.m. and depart again shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Our safe arrival policy is followed stringently, and staff does their utmost to encourage positive behaviour in the school, following the gospel values and the Positive Behaviour Support model that staff have been trained in and adopted throughout the school board. Progressive Discipline is the approach used when inappropriate behaviours are reported. School staff place a strong emphasis on ensuring students focus on the six learning skills that are on the first page of all report cards.
All visitors (i.e., anyone who is not a member of the St Pius X School staff or a student at the school) to the school must sign in at the office and check in with the secretary or the principal. Visitors are not permitted to go to any classroom without authorization from school staff. This is important for emergency situations and for general student safety and a sense of well-being.