Full Daily Breakfast Program
St. Charles College offers a breakfast program daily in each of the homerooms. This breakfast club is sponsored by The Human League, Better Beginning/Better Futures and Breakfast Clubs of Canada. Staff and students enjoy beginning each day in sharing as a community in breakfast together. Staff and students prepare the food daily in order for the school community to begin each day by breaking bread together.
Antioch Weekend Retreat
Antioch is a dynamic weekend for grade 9-12 students, full of sharing, discussions, music, great food, fun projects and more. Once per semester students are given the gift of an entire weekend geared toward them and where they are at this time in their lives. The purpose of the weekend is to build a Christian community of young people within the school where they can experience Jesus Christ in a personal way alongside their peers. The weekend is entirely given by experienced youth with the help of Mr. Macneil and our spiritual director, Deacon Steve Callaghan. Community volunteers have also become a crucial part of our Antioch family-including many parish priests, The Knights of Columbus and teacher volunteers from St. Charles College.
Canned Food Drive
The St. Charles College Food Drive is an annual event where St. Charles College and its feeder schools collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations in support of the Sudbury Food Bank. This food drive helps feed our community and helps students learn how to be leaders. It teaches them the value of hard work and allows them to empathize with others who are less fortunate.
Our feeder schools, Holy Trinity, St. Paul, St. John, Pius XII, St. Francis, and St. David also play a big role in collecting cans. They support our food drive every year and they are a huge part of its success.
Cards Crush Cancer
Every year, SCC organizes an event called Cards Crush Cancer where we raise money for the Northern Ontario Cancer Foundation.
Much of the student body comes out on the school’s sports field, taking part in a variety of fun outdoor activities in support of the Northern Cancer Foundation.
There are also food vendors on site who donatea portion of proceeds to the Northern Cancer Foundation.
“Cancer touches everybody,” said Grade 9 student Jordan Faught, who helps organize the event.
“Everybody somehow has been involved with cancer through family and friends. It’s great to be outside and support something like this.”
St. Charles teacher Jessica Demore, a staff advisor to the school’s student council, who helps plan the event, said such community involvement is “super-super rewarding for them and for us as teachers.
“It’s just nice to see the kids get involved,” she said.
Northern Cancer Foundation executive director Tannys Laughren states that beyond the money being raised, which is much-needed, these kinds of events make cancer patients feel that someone’s in their corner. “It’s about giving our patients hope,” she said.
Cards Crush Cancer takes place a few days before the Cancer Centre Walk/Run/Bike for Hope, which also raises funds for the Northern Cancer Foundation.
SCC Pow Wow
St. Charles College embraces all cultures as well as celebrating the diverse culture and unique heritage of our First Nation, Inuit and Metis people.
Many of our students participate in a pow wow aimed to bring students from across our school board together in song, dance and indigenous cultural experience.
The “Honouring our Youth” Pow Wow is also an opportunity for our SCC students to showcase their talents through drumming, crafting, dancing, cooking and other cultural experiences.