Interested in St. John School? Come on out to our Open House on Thursday, February 28th from 4:00-6:00 PM. Meet the staff, take a student-led tour of the school and more. Everyone is welcome!
What Parents Say:
“I’ve had three children go to St. John School. My youngest on Ashton is in Sr. Kindergarten. Every time we go into the school we feel so welcomed. The teachers at St. John genuinely care about each and every child and put everything into helping them succeed. I like that Ashton is given the power of choice and that helps him feel empowered, independent and self-disciplined. He loves going to school each day and telling us what he’s learned.”
– Brent Dick
“My name is Bryan and I’m a police officer. I am also a father, so I care about where my son Rogan goes to school. The first time my wife and I visited St. John School, two students gave us a tour and answered all of our questions. I was so impressed by their leadership! As an OPP officer, I visit St. John about once a week and I see first-hand the great connection between the teachers and the students.”
– Bryan Bashold
We Inspire Innovation
Officially opening in February of 2019, St. John School is proud to offer a MakerSpace. The MakerSpace is a room with multiple materials such as paper, fabric, beads, cookie cutters, and much more alongside different tools and technologies that students can use to create anything they want. The space is an opportunity for children to use their imagination to innovate in a safe environment. The seating is all dynamic so that students can move fluently around the room working on different projects. There is also a special focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), with multiple coding devices such as a caterpillar for younger students and mini robots for older students.
We Shape Future Leaders
The LeaderinMe® process is based on Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, nurturing leadership skills in every child. The program began when a principal in the U.S. identified leadership as a critical skill based on community feedback. She, alongside FranklinCovey, developed a leadership model which drew on the 7 Habits: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand and Then to Be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.
Working with charities and local seniors is also part of how St. John School teaches children to play a positive role in the community. This process is an essential part of an education at St. John School and in 2015 the school was recognized as one of only a handful of schools in Canada to achieve FranklinCovey LeaderinMe® Lighthouse recognition for nurturing leadership skills in every child.
Want to know more? Book a tour of St. John School:
Interested in exploring St. John School in person? We’re ready to welcome you to our community. You can book a personal tour of the school using the form to the right.
Catholic Education Center
1292 Heenan Place
Kenora, ON, P9N 2Y8
Telephone: (807) 468-9851
Fax: (807) 468-8094
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kcdsb.on.ca