Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Manitouwadge, Ontario

Our Mission

The Mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, as a Christ-centered family, is to nurture and challenge each student to develop a living relationship with God, a love of learning, and reach full potential, through open communication and active partnerships.

About our School

School Board Calendar

School Day Schedule:

Morning Bell: 8:50am
Morning Recess: 10:30am -10:45am
Lunch: 11:45am - 12:30pm
Afternoon Recess: 2:10pm - 2:25pm
Dismissal: 3:05

Reporting your child's absence from School:
Parents are encouraged to contact the school and leave a message in the agenda.

Mental Health and Well-BeingAcademic ExcellenceFrench Language and Culture (optional)Learning for All

Native Language and Culture (optional)Technology-Enabled Learning and TeachingCatholic EducationVirtue of the Month

Extracurricular Activities:

Extracurricular Sports:
Cross Country Run for students in grades 1 -8. Basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, and baseball for students in grades 5 - 8. Track and Field for students in grades 1 -8.

School Spirit and Slogan:

School Allergy List:  Tree Nuts, Peanuts

Take care when sending all foods to school as some children can have mild to severe allergic reactions. Consider ingredients used in home-cooked items, for example, did you use peanut oil in a recipe?

Community Job Positions:
Please call our school's Administrative Assistant, Melanie Glaister at 826-3521.

Community Volunteer Positions:
Please call our school's Administrative Assistant, Melanie Glaister at 826-3521 for more information.

Is there a breakfast program?

Although we do not have a breakfast program, we do have a snack program provided by the Red Cross at recess.

Does Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School have in-school child care?

After School Program at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School:

Interested in joining our School?

Call 826-3521 and our school's Administrative Assistant, Melanie Glaister, will make an appointment for you to tour our school with your child.

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School Spirit

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School Mascot: Tiger

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School History

In the early 1960s, Reverend Kemeisis and an interested group of parishioners decided to establish Catholic education in Manitouwadge. The Church was completed in December of 1959, so it was now time for a school.

IN APRIL OF 1960 THE FIRST SEPARATE SCHOOL Board, three trustees, was elected. They drew up plans for a modern, nine-room school, fully equipped to educate children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Work began in June of 1961. In September of 1962, Our Lady of Lourdes Separate School opened its doors to 222 students. Bilingual education was available for Grade 1 and 2. Each successive year saw an added bilingual grade so that upon completion of Grade 8 students communicated in both English and French.

In 1968 an addition was built consisting of a library, a supply room and one classroom on the upper floor. The lower floor received a large kindergarten room with its own entrance and washroom, one classroom and a nurse’s room. In 1974 a gym, science room, and custodian storage room were added to the eat of the school.

A final addition was made to the main entrance in 1976. A new library and staff room were added to the lower floor. The upper floor received two classroom, washrooms, and a new office.

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