Religion

All the students participate in religion classes, daily prayer, monthly liturgies, special events, and service projects.  

Faith Program:  Our religion program consists of the Call to Faith  and Fully Alive series. Both of these texts emphasize gospel values of love, respect, and service to our neighbours. Each class takes a turn to help prepare for a monthly liturgy. Our parish priest, Fr. Stephen Paine, makes weekly visits to the school and his presence and example is integral to our religion program.

Prayer:  We open our day with prayer, which is often student led.  We also have other opportunities for prayer during the day with grace before meals, prayer services within our religion program, and at weekly assemblies.  

Special Events:   All Saints Day celebration, Advent and Lent activities, as well as special assemblies for Remembrance Day and Pope John Paul II.  

Service Projects:  We support a foster child who lives in the Bolivia. We also support the St. Vincent de Paul Society which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the poor.  We collect items for their food bank; toiletries; and warm clothing such as mitts and toques; and we participate annually in a World Food Day Walk. The children have buddies within the school and they cooperate with each other on monthly projects.  Various classes also visit the elderly at Senior's facilities near our school.  

Sacrament Programs:  The school supports the sacramental programs offered by the Holy Family/Notre Dame parish.  Parent/child evenings are a vital part of the Confirmation, First Communion, and Reconciliation programs.  It is the parent's responsibility to encourage frequent reception of the sacraments.

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