School Hours: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Grade Distribution: JK to Grade 8
Student Enrollment: 148
About Our School
Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School opened its doors in September 1947 with an enrollment of only 47 students. The original building had only four classrooms, but with such a small number of students only two classrooms were needed during the first year. Enrollment climbed quickly and by 1955 the number of students registered at Holy Rosary reached almost 200. Consequently a fifth classroom was constructed in the school’s basement. The next year a four-room addition was built, and in the years to come a kitchen-canteen, a gymnasium and a stage were added. The majority of our students were born in Canada but we also enjoy the multi-cultural richness brought to us by our students who were born in other countries.
Holy Rosary Catholic School is a three-story building that has:
- 1 School Office for Secretary and Principal
- 6 Grade 1-8 classrooms; 1 FDK Classroom
- 1 Primary Resource Support Room
- 1 Junior/Intermediate Resource Support Room
- 1 French Language Room
- 1 Library/Computer Lab
- 1 Gymnasium; 1 Before/After School Program Room, and Breakfast Program Room
- 1 Canteen
- 1 Staff Lounge
- 1 Professional Learning Community Room
Living Our Faith
Holy Rosary Catholic School is a vibrant, Christ-centered community. We engage in daily prayer, and have a strong School/Parish connection with St. Francis and St. Martin Catholic Parish. In addition to our monthly Masses and Classroom Liturgies, we celebrate the Sacraments of First Communion and First Penance in Grade 2, and the Sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 8. We also welcome our Parish Team on Fridays to discuss the weekly Gospel, and engage in monthly praying of the Rosary, with the Living Rosary Team.
Holy Rosary welcomes many partnerships, including: Parent Volunteers, Althouse College, UWO, Values, Influences and Peers (VIP) with London Police Services, Thames Valley Children’s Centre (TVCC), Child and Parent Research Institute (CPRI), Vanier Children’s Services, Craigwood Youth Services, Community Services Coordination Network (CSCN), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Outpatients (LHSC), Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre, Children’s Aid Society (CAS) and School Community Intervention Partnership (SCIP).
A number of our students live within walking distance of our school but since we take in a large geographical area, we have two school bus routes. Our bussing information is provided by South Western Ontario Student Transportation Services (STS). All bussing inquiries can be directed to STS by phone, at (519) 649-1160 or on their website,mybigyellowbus.ca.
To promote safety at our school, we conduct daily attendance checks under the Safe Arrival Program, reinforce the School Code of Conduct and Dress Code as required by Ministry regulation, follow the Progressive Discipline Model, and conduct required Evacuation and Containment drills with the children and staff. We have procedures for moving in, out, and throughout our building, with expectations for all students. We engage in safety programs, such as Children’s Safety Village, Buster the Bus, Bus Evacuation, Safety Patrollers, and Safe Play Zones on the school yard.