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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact the school office at  705-742-6109.

Some frequently asked questions and their answers appear below.

When does the school day begin? What are the bell times?

Our school day schedule can be found here.

The bell rings at the beginning and end of each recess and lunch.

When do buses arrive and leave the school each day?

The bus arrives at our school at 8:50 a.m. and leaves at 3:25 p.m. each day. You can visit our Transportation page for more information on busing.

How do I know if buses are delayed or cancelled due to weather?

You can listen to your local radio station, visit the STSCO website in the morning, or call the STSCO information line at 748-9240 or 1-866-433-4441 for bus delays or cancellations. Remember that if a bus is cancelled in the morning, it will not run in the afternoon. 

What is the best way to get in touch with a teacher?

Parents/guardians are encouraged to contact teachers on Google Classroom or write notes to classroom teachers concerning any important changes in routines, schedules and other pertinent information. Parents can also call the school at and leave a message for the teacher to contact them. A message is taken if the phone call is made during class time.

What do I do if my child is sick and cannot come to school?

If your child is sick, please do not send him/her to school. Children who are too sick to go outside for recess should be kept at home until they are able to participate fully in the school day. Please call the school at 705-742-6109 before 8:30 a.m. to inform us that your child will be absent. The school's answering machine is on 24/7 so you can leave a message at your convenience.

In which grades do students receive their sacraments?

Preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are part of the Religion and Family Life Curriculum. Students prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist in Grade 2. Students prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 7. To receive a sacrament, the student must be baptized Catholic. 

Who to Contact

Have a question and not sure who to contact? The following list will help to direct you to the right teacher at St. Catherine Catholic Elementary School.

Phone: 705-742-6109
Fax: 705-742-4549

Questions Relating To Contact Name
Absences/Lates Karen Dafoe
Aboriginal Education Judith Rioux-Wilson
Bus / Transportation Concerns Becky Brady
Catholic School Council Taryn Roudny
Exams & Report Cards Becky Brady
Exchange Students Julie Selby
Graduation Alan Morin
Media Inquiries Julie Selby
Parent-Teacher Interviews Contact your teacher directly
Renting a Room/Facility at St. Catherine Visit our School Board's
Facility Rentals for more information.
School Choir Sylvie Copland / Ryan Nolan
School Library Lynn Nevin
School Photos Danielle Hannah
School Sport Teams Julie Selby
School Website Julie Selby / Becky Brady
Special EducationDora Beckett 
Volunteers Danielle Hannah / Karen Dafoe 
 School Cash On-lineKaren Dafoe