Spotlight on Niagara Catholic

March 10, 2020


Policies Recommended

During the March 10 Committee of the Whole Meeting, trustees recommended six policies be sent to the Board for approval.

Naming of a Board Facility, Designated Area or Chapel Policy (100.15), Occupational Health and Safety Policy (201.6), Employee Workplace Harassment Policy (201.7), Employee Workplace Violence Policy (201.11), Sexual Misconduct Policy (201.13) and Student Use of Guide Dogs & Service Animals Policy (New) will be considered at the March 24 Board Meeting.


Capital Projects Update

Niagara Catholic currently has two capital projects in progress – a $1.5-million addition to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Education Centre to create three new childcare rooms, and a $5-million addition to Monsignor Clancy Catholic Elementary School to allow for the consolidation of Monsignor Clancy Catholic with St. Charles Catholic Elementary School.

The tender for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic project was scheduled to close March 6. The Monsignor Clancy project is currently awaiting Ministry of Education approval.

Speak Out! Showcase

Each year, Niagara amplifies student voice through public speaking about topics and issues of interest to youth. Before the Committee of the Whole Meeting, our three area winners presented their speeches to trustees and Senior Staff. This year’s presenters were:

Team 1:                     Olivia Tehrani, St. Mark Catholic Elementary School
Topic:                        Children’s Rights

Team 2:                     Elisha Amer, Loretto Catholic Elementary School
Topic:                        Self-Love

Team 3:                     Luca Giancola, Alexander Kuska Catholic Elementary School
Topic:                        Making a Difference

Speak Out Showcase Presenting Students
Joining Vice-Chair Dino Sicoli (far left) and Director of Education John Crocco (far right), were presenters Luca Giancola, Olivia Tehrani and Elisha Amer.


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