We are a part of the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board and take great pride in our school community.
The staff at St. Mark School is committed to providing our students a safe, inclusive learning environment, with high expectations for academic achievement. We strive to ensure that our daily work exemplifies the teachings of Jesus Christ, which reflects Gospel values. It is our hope that through our example and teaching that our children will become lifelong learners, and responsible, caring members of our greater community.
Student success is fundamental in our partnership to live our school motto Pride in Faith, Self and Learning. Our approach of collaboration, Differentiated Instruction, evidence-based instruction, and community partnerships will help ensure success for all students.
The staff and students at St. Mark School also use Restorative Practices. We have four community agreements among us:
- Attentive listening
- Appreciation/no put downs
- The right to pass
- Mutual Respect
Restorative approaches to conflict and incidents allow students to focus on working with each other to build and restore relationships. This is an approach of our progressive discipline policy with the intent to build a positive school climate.
Our school community maintains a close affiliation with Our Lady of the Assumption Church. It is through the leadership of the Pastoral team, Fr. David Reitzel, Pastor and Fr. Patras, Associate Priest, and Seminarian Peter Robinson, that our children are able to experience fully in the traditions of the church, and are always welcomed as valued members of our faith.
I am blessed to be working with such a kind, caring and dedicated staff and parent community. I look forward to our continued partnership between the school, home and parish, to help ensure that the school spirit and dynamic environment of St. Mark School will continue to flourish. May God bless us as we work together to meet our children’s needs.
Mrs. G. Cino