Michael Fabiilli, Kacey Boulrice and John Jamieson are the 2016 Chairperson’s Award Winners.
Every year the Sudbury Catholic District School Board Trustees select recipients for the Board’s prestigious Chairperson’s Award. These individuals embrace our Catholic values, exemplify the Board’s vision and mission, demonstrate initiative and ingenuity and contribute positively to the lives of students and staff. This year’s three recipients certainly exemplify all of these qualities.
John Jamieson is described as a very caring person who takes great pride in his work. John presents himself as a positive role model to both staff and students, his work ethic is inspirational and he constantly shows his capacity to treat all with respect and compassion. Currently John is employed as a Building Services Technician at St. Charles College where his positive presence enhances school life for all.
Kacey Boulrice is an Educational Assistant working at St. David’s Catholic School. Kacey is described as a dynamic staff member who contributes meaningfully to the lives of the people at St. David each and every day. She contributes in many ways including making breakfast for over 220 students each day and facilitates a peer support system for girls at recess. She is a problem solver and a true gift to the students and staff at St. David School.
Michael Fabiilli is a distinguished educator and coach. Currently on staff at St. Charles College he is described as a man of integrity and character who embodies the school motto of goodness, discipline and knowledge. Among his many contributions to school life, Mike has coached the Senior Football Team for his entire teaching career of twenty-nine years. His coaching goes well beyond the field as he guides his young athletes on how to be people of sound character. He is also described as an outstanding Math Teacher who has a soft spot for the most vulnerable of our students. He is indeed a strong role model whose gifts have helped to nurture the mind, body and spirit of the students who have had the opportunity to learn from “Coach Fabs” for the past 29 years.
This year’s award winners pictured with Chair Michael Bellmore will be honoured on May 25, 2016 during the Board’s retirement dinner and celebration of 25 year employees.
If you drove by St. Charles College today, you would have seen officers repelling off the roof. Greater Sudbury Police Services kicked off Police week with a huge event for the entire campus including several classes from Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School.
The event included displays of weaponry, the mobile command centre, a canine unit presentation, face painting and the list goes on.
St. Charles College was proud to host the event in conjunction with GSPS as it promotes safety and policing in our community.
Turning Points essays submitted to The Learning Partnership are intended to allow students to share an event in their life that changed or altered them. This year, the first St. Charles College elementary students took part by submitting their works of art.
While she’s only thirteen years old, grade eight student, Phoenix Cooper shared the story of her moment of growth stemming back to an incident when she accidently hit her sister with a golf club. Phoenix says it was then she learned how fragile human life.
Phoenix received a plaque and a cheque for twenty-five dollars.
The Catholic Education Week theme “opening the doors of mercy” could not be more fitting with the opening of the Snoezelen room at St. Charles College. The state-of-the-art sensory room has been officially unveiled even though it has been used by the students in the Developmental Disability room for the last couple months.
Classroom teacher, Gregg Kolodinski has been working with the students for six years and says “In the past, the students would have to travel by handi-transit in all kinds of weather conditions to get the sensory stimulation that they needed at a Snoezelen facility at Pius school.” Now that calming and soothing facility filled with music, lights, bubbles and vibration is housed right outside the classroom doors.
The term Snoezelen, was coined by blending the Dutch word “snuffelen” or explore with “doezelen” or doze. These world class rooms were developed in Netherlands as a non-direct means of support for students who are autistic or have developmental disability that requires a multisensory approach to learning.
Special Education Consultant, Christina Raso and Special Education Resource Teacher Jodi Cunningham were also on-hand for the unveiling and have been instrumental at seeing the 200 thousand dollar project to fruition over the years. Cunningham says “The students who require this multi-sensory approach to learning are the most vulnerable students in the building and it is great to see that the Sudbury Catholic District School Board is making this valuable and rewarding investment for the growth of these students.”
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board in partnership with the Child and Family Centre is offering a unique service to all our secondary students. We will have a Youth Walk-In Service available on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 6:00pm (last one hour session at 5pm). Starting tomorrow!
Where do you go to see a clinician? Go to the Guidance Area at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School. This service is open to all secondary students, not just those from St. Benedict.
For more information please call 705-525-1008.
Remember: You don’t have to face your problems alone.
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Today, Catholic schools all across the province celebrated their faith with a province wide mass.
At St. Charles College, the students and staff from grades 7-12 celebrated the theme of Opening the Doors of Mercy with a mass with Celebrant Father Peter Moher at Holy Redeemer Parish in Sudbury.
Students in the Leadership classes assisted with the procession and readings.
Father Peter shared an acronym of L.O.V.E. for students to consider in their daily school and home life.
L stands for listen.
O stands for openness.
V stands for voice.
E stands for giving an effort