Harrow, ON | Grades 1 - 8 | Shortlist
The parents can be as involved as they want to be. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged. We strive to be partners in our boys success. We do many community events throughout the year where our boys are involved with assisting at festivals and fundraising campaigns. The boys march alongside our town war Veterans in the Remembrance Day Parade, they host the same Veterans for a luncheon at our school, they have worked various fish Fry's at our local Knights of Columbus and served people in our community food. They have extended helping hands to families in our community by having canned good drives and donating the food to local food banks. We want the boys to see that life goes beyond school and home and that service to our neighbours breeds love.
In addition to school staff, the school is primarily run with a small, but dedicated group of parent volunteers. The Parent Advisory Committee assists with several events, both within the school and locally to endorse community involvement. Heritage Days, such as the RCL Remembrance Day parade, religious celebrations and/or obligations (such as Mass), Shrove Tuesday Pancake Suppers are just a few of the ways parents are involved in the life of St. Peter's. The parents of past and present students take a personal interest in the functioning of the school and are often seen helping out evenings and weekends, maintaining the building, our grounds and livestock programs. Couple all of these previous attributes with the benefits of several week-long trips throughout the year, where parents are encouraged to attend, I know I have found the right place for my son.