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St. Joseph Catholic School

25 Raleigh Street
Chatham, Ontario N7M 2M6

Phone: (519) 354-4642 Fax: (519) 354-4643

Bell Times

Start 9:10am
Break 10:50am - 11:05pm
Lunch 11:55am - 12:35pm
Break 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Dismissal 3:20pm
To Report an Absence
please call (519) 354-4642.
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7 and 8


for Classes Beginning September 2019

If you missed our kinderSTARt event … don’t worry!  You still have plenty of time to register. And new this year, parents and guardians can submit the Kindergarten registration form directly online!

It’s another option for you – choose the option that best suits you!

  • Get started by clicking here to complete then submit the registration form online.  You will be contacted by the school to confirm your registration.
  • Or, you can download and print the registration form, fill it out and bring it to the school.
  • Or, make an appointment or drop by the school and pick up a registration package.

We look forward to welcoming your child to Kindergarten next September!

Our Principal
Adrien Gagnier, Principal

We are looking forward to another safe, happy and productive year at St. Joseph Catholic School. Our focus is to “Live Like Jesus” by following in His footsteps and developing a “Growth Mindset”.  

Jesus said, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Matt.17:20)

Don’t underestimate the value of letting your child persevere. We are maintaining high expectations for all students through learning activities that offer challenge to students. Research shows that it is really important for children to take risks in order to learn.  When they work through tasks that challenge their thinking, synapses fire in their brain, connections are made and their brain grows.  This is how learning occurs. Encourage your child to try on their own first. Praise their efforts and willingness to stick it out and put forth their best effort.  

Children and adults with a growth mindset know that intelligence and abilities are not fixed and can be developed. The brain is a muscle that can be exercised and strengthened through effort, facing and overcoming challenges, and learning from mistakes. This leads to a desire to learn, and a tendency to embrace new and difficult challenges, persist in the face of setbacks, recognize effort as the path to mastery, learn from criticism, and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others. As a result, they reach ever-higher levels of achievement and maintain a greater sense of free will. We are embracing a growth mindset at St. Joseph Catholic School! Mistakes are welcomed and expected, as we help our students deal with the myriad of challenges of school, including the highs and lows of growing up, making and keeping friends, learning how to work with different teaching styles and temperaments, facing academic challenges and figuring out how to self-challenge and go above-and-beyond when facing lessons or topics they may not find naturally challenging or particularly interesting. Through this process, we help each student develop self-confidence, resilience and grow in their faith so that they can keep going when things get tough.  




Kindergarten Registration for September 2019

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Microsoft Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students who are enrolled with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets. For additional information, click here.

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS: Help us improve the quality of early years programming in Chatham-Kent AND enter yourself in a draw for a chance to win one of 10 $50 gift cards! Complete the Kindergarten Parent Survey before June 28th

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Ursuline College Chatham

85 Grand Avenue West
Chatham, Ontario N7L 1B6
Phone: 519-351-2987 Fax: 519-351-2988

Privacy Advisory

Our families and staff enjoy opportunities to share some of their activities with parents and the school community through teams, clubs and special events. Many of these are ‘memory making’ for families and as such, photographs and videos are often taken.

We ask that families exercise their discretion when taking photographs or videos at school events and consider the privacy of other students who may also be present in those pictures. We would appreciate if families not upload images of students other than their own to the Internet (e.g. YouTube or Facebook). Your cooperation with this request is appreciated.

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The St. Clair Catholic District School Board is committed to allowing our communities to use our schools for their events. For more information, click below to access the website for this program.

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