Principal's Welcome Message
St. Paul Catholic School is located on the East end of the Hamilton escarpment in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Our school population consists of about 430 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Eight. We provide opportunities for success in learning for all students within a Christ-centred community where all who walk through our doors are welcomed and valued!
As the Principal of St. Paul, I would like to let you know that I am very excited and pleased to begin this new school year. On behalf of the staff of St. Paul Catholic School, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to our students and their families, and a special welcome to all the new families to our school community. I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer filled with fun activities and plenty of family time to create long lasting memories.
I am happy to see returning staff members to St. Paul and I extend a warm welcome to staff members that are new to our school. Our staff and Catholic School Council, in conjunction with Father Reitzel and our parish staff, will continue to provide our students with a variety of activities and liturgical celebrations. We will continue to strengthen the partnership of home, school and parish as the school year unfolds.
Many thanks to our Catholic School Council whose members give tirelessly of their time and talents to ensure that all of our students are provided with many activities and resources that help them to grow spiritually, academically, physically and emotionally. I am privileged to be a part of such a vibrant and caring community.
As the year unfolds, let us continue to work together keeping communication between home and school open and honest. It is through this partnership that we will be able to provide the best possible experiences for our students, so that they may continue to grow in faith, character and academic excellence.
May God guide and bless our school community as we embark on this new school year.
Mr. Jim Vandenbosch,
Principal, St. Paul Catholic Elementary School