Fast Facts and Bell Times


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.

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule: 

8:00 A.M.  Supervision

8:15 A.M. Entry Bell

9:45 A.M. - 10:05 A.M. Recess

11:30 A.M. - 11:50 A.M. Lunch/Recess

11:50 P.M. - 12:10 P.M. Lunch/Recess

1:35 P.M. - 1:55 P.M.   Recess

 2:40 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