Awards

Each student is encouraged to do their best.  Our staff members strive to celebrate student success in many ways. Here are a few examples:

Holy Mackerels:  These are citizenship certificates that are given to students when we "catch them being good".  A photocopy of the certificate is placed in a large fishing net. Then at the weekly assemblies, two volunteers are given special fishing hats as they help draw 3 names from the net.  The winners are invited to choose a small prize from a treasure basket.

Reading awards:  Certificates and prizes are given by some of the Primary teachers to students who accomplish reading milestones throughout the year.

Achievement Awards:  At the end of the school year, students who achieve excellence in any of the following areas:  Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, French, Fine Arts, Athletics, and Sportsmanship are given a certificate.  The top students in grade 4 are given an engraved pendant.  In grade 5/6 and in grade 7/8, they given a pendant and their names are engraved on a school plaque.  

A "Bishop's Award" is given to a graduating student who displays the most Christian spirit as determined by his/her peers.  

Citizenship awards are given in the form of special JPII pins called Principal Awards.

 

Testimonials
I feel very blessed and fortunate that my children are able to go to a school like John Paul II. I know they are getting the best education both academically and spiritually.
MIchelle Clarke Parent
I like John Paul II because we make friends and we play together.
Grade One Student
I like how this school is better than other schools because we have lots of sports and Spirit Days. John Paul II has the best teachers and there is no bullying.
Grade Five Student