The St. Clair Catholic District School Board was created January 1, 1998 as the result of amalgamation of the former Kent and Lambton County Roman Catholic Separate School Boards. In the past, we were separated by geography, yet united by our common bonds as Catholic educators. In 1998 we came together, united by our traditions, philosophies, and a renewed dedication to a strong and vibrant Catholic education.
Indeed, this is the reason for Catholic schools. In a 1979 message to the National Catholic Educational Association of the United States, Pope John Paul II speaks of “…the lofty role of Catholic educators…” It is a high standard that each of us in the St. Clair Catholic District School Board strives to achieve every day.
Click Here to view Pope John Paul II's entire Message to the National Catholic Educational Association of the United States
Throughout the 2018-2019 school year, with the support of Executive Council and the Board of Trustees, the Director of Education led a process to develop a new strategic plan for St. Clair Catholic. It was a thorough and highly collaborative journey with all partners in Catholic education - students, parents, staff, our parishes, community partners and the trustees. Through an online platform that reached more than 2,300 stakeholders, and working with a team of system champions, the result was the development of new vision, mission, values and priorities statements.
Success for all drives everything that we do at St. Clair Catholic and the new strategic plan sets direction and identifies system goals that will support students and staff into the future. The new plan, and the action plans that will result from it, will create the foundation for how we ensure we are a strong Catholic school system that is 'future ready' and working to help our students 'learn together today' to 'transform tomorrow.'
You may view the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement by clicking here (in pdf format).