Principal’s Welcome Message
It is with great pride and humility that I welcome you to St. Ann Catholic Elementary School in Hamilton! As Principal of the St. Ann Catholic School I would like to welcome all of our new students and their families to our community. On behalf of all of the staff, we sincerely hope that your children have a rewarding and fun filled year where they will be challenged and supported on the path to achieving their academic and spiritual goals.
Preparations for this September have been ongoing throughout the summer and I am pleased as your Principal to report to you that the school looks incredible for our start. I would like to extend my appreciation to all members of staff who have worked so diligently this summer to prepare their classrooms and planning materials to ensure an excellent start to the year. The classrooms look great and the entire school is shining thanks to the efforts of our cleaning and custodial Staff and the creative efforts of our teaching and support staff. I strongly believe that the learning environment in our school is set to reflect an elevated standard and a desire to seek ongoing and continued progress. I look forward with much anticipation to supporting the success that all members of our community will experience during this school year. I know that the staff of St. Ann School looks forward to working with all of our community members this year in creating a Catholic school that is safe and caring and one that exemplifies Christ like Leadership.
The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board’s belief revolves around the understanding and philosophy that “Each Belongs”. With this as our guidance, the St. Ann Catholic School Community will be encouraged to bring Christ’s example of inclusion to reality each day. Evidence of this will be seen among all interactions between students, staff and parents and exemplified best as part of the everyday interactions within the school. I look forward to sharing in the nurturing of this inclusive approach working in the partnership of school, family, church and community.
We are a unique school in the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board, as we have both the Roman and Byzantine Catholic Rites in our school. Each day, our students from the Hamilton-Wentworth Ukrainian Community spend the first 30 minutes of the day in Ukrainian Heritage Language classes. We proudly also run the TLC program that supports technological learning for students within the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board from around our city.
We anchor our work within a Catholic community in which our children can be challenged to live up to the mission of our school as they grow through this school year to Live, Love, and Lead like Christ. I look forward to meeting all of you, our parents /guardians as we work through the many exciting opportunities that await us in the year ahead.
May God continue to bless you and may you be open to His abundant and awesome love.
Yours in Catholic Education
Mr. G. Pizzoferrato
Principal, St. Ann Catholic Elementary School