Sunday, June 04, 2017

St. Philip Track and Field Day Fun!

The Gr. 2/3 students displayed their determination, enthusiasm and athletic abilities as they participated in various track and field events at our annual St. Philip Track and Field Day. Active participation and support of others were the keys to the success of our St. Philip track and field activities. It was evident that the students enjoyed participating in the events throughout the day. Congratulations to those students who excelled in the events and will now be members of the St. Philip Track and Field team, competing at the St. Clair Catholic District School Board meet on June 14. Good luck to all!

Monday, May 01, 2017

A Very Rewarding Learning Experience!

Our Grade 2/3 class just completed an amazing six week experience with the little ones in the Infant Room at Generations Daycare.  The students were so excited to be able to share our own classroom with the infants as a way to conclude our program. Although our Grade 2/3’s are early in their own school careers, they were thrilled to look back to the stage of life that they had already experienced themselves! It was so rewarding to see the infants respond to the students’ songs and stories as well as their love and affection!  It was great to be able to enjoy a “field trip” just by walking down the hall of our school to the Infant Room.  Similar to the way our Grade 2/3 class looks up with respect to the senior students in our school, we hope the infants enjoyed our presence as much as we enjoyed sharing time with them.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Helping Those In Need In Our Community

The end of March marked the conclusion of a very successful clothing drive that was organized and facilitated by the Grade 2/3 and Grade 3/4 students at St. Philip Catholic School as part of their "New Pedagogies for Deep Learning" (NPDL) project. The students proudly loaded the many bags of clothing that had been donated by their family, friends and neighbours into a St. Vincent de Paul delivery truck. The project provided many great learning opportunities and their efforts to help those in need were very rewarding. The students would like to thank all those who helped them spread their love and show support for our Petrolia community.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Spreading Our Love to Our Local Community Through a Global Initiative

Dear St. Philip School Community,

The Gr. 2/3 and Gr. 3/4 classes at St. Philip School have been provided the opportunity to be involved in a very exciting global program that focuses on building on learner strengths and needs, creating new knowledge using real-life problem solving and helping all students identify their talents, purpose and passion.  These two classes are involved in the “New Pedagogies for Deep Learning” (NPDL) initiative, which provides partnerships for 1000 schools in 10 countries.

Throughout the project we will focus on citizenship, critical thinking and collaboration.  After analyzing the most current census, we learned that approximately 20% of Petrolia residents are in financial need and do not have access to some of the basic necessities.  Together our classes worked to brainstorm ways in which we could spread love and support our Petrolia community.  In February, the school focuses on love as the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to bring our love to our community.

Our Gr. 2/3 and Gr. 3/4 classes are organizing a clothing drive to collect items of gently used clothing that we could donate to help meet the needs within our Petrolia community.  We will be donating the clothing to our local St. Vincent de Paul.  Our goal is to cover 20% of the surface area inside our school to recognize that 20% of our community could benefit from our initiative.

We would greatly appreciate any donations of clean, gently used clothing.  Donations can be dropped off at St. Philip School anytime during school hours (9:00 am - 3:30 pm) from Tuesday February 21 to Wednesday March 8.  We appreciate your support as we begin this exciting learning and sharing opportunity.

Miss Boyle's Gr. 2/3 Class and Mrs. Stanley’s Gr. 3/4 Class