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The Mission of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School is to provide a spiritual, academic and social learning environment that is safe, inclusive and inspiring.

We support and celebrate the individual gifts and talents of our students.

We are committed to teaching a challenging curriculum, assessing progress and collaboratively responding with support to ensure excellence for all.

School Statistics:

Student Enrolment


Number of Staff


Special Programs

CASA Class (Center for Autism Spectrum Assistance)

Facility Highlights

Large Gymnasium.
Learning Commons.
Large play area and student yard.
Smart Boards in every classroom
Air-conditioned building.

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule: 
Time Event
8:10 A.M. Supervision
8:25 A.M. Entry Bell
9:55 A.M. - 10:10 A.M. Recess
11:32 A.M. - 11:52 A.M. Lunch
12:12 P.M. - 12:32 P.M. Recess
1:54 P.M. - 2:04 P.M.  Recess
 2:50 P.M. Dismissal 

Parish Information

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School comes together to celebrate monthly school masses with our affiliated parish, St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, led by Father John.  As well, Father John visits classrooms each Tuesday throughout the school year to enhance the religious education programs being taught.

St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church 
214 King Ave. East
Newcastle, Ontario, L1B 1H5

Pastor: Fr. John Rathinaswamy
Secretary: Patricia Elcome
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm