Principal’s Message
On behalf of the staff at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Listowel,  we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our website for the 2018-19 school year. We welcome back our returning families and we wish to extend a warm welcome to our new families and incoming junior kindergarten students. St. Mary’s is a warm, vibrant and faith-filled community where staff members work together to support the learning and growth of all students. The Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations are taught to our students throughout the curriculum.  Students and staff participate in a variety of liturgies, clubs, teams, activities and events, all marked by our faith.  It is a beautiful community and we welcome you to join us!  

The theme for Catholic Education for the 2018-19 year is Living as Joyful Disciples. Pope Francis continually reminds us in word and action, that in imitation of Jesus, we are called to service in our work in Catholic Education. This is what we will continue to strive for within the HPCDSB and at St. Mary’s Catholic school. This is a collective responsibility that we all know takes the collaboration with home, school and parish. We look forward to this learning journey alongside our students and families. Together we celebrate this gift of Catholic Education with you all as we nurture and model for our students how to grow in Christ, friendship and develop knowledge. 

St. Mary’s Catholic school understands the very core of inclusion. We believe that every person who walks through our door must be treated with dignity and respect. Individual differences are celebrated, as we know that diversity is a gift from God. Each person in our school community enriches our faith filled environment with their own unique gifts and talents. 

Each week, we share a “Parent Week-at-a-Glance (WAAG) that is emailed to all parents/guardians. This is a weekly update on current events and upcoming ones as well. We use our Facebook page ( and twitter account, both of which can also be accessed on our website. Please go on and read all about us!! Like our facebook page to get connected and keep up with all of the exciting activities at St. Mary’s Catholic School. 

Thank you for your interest in St. Mary’s Catholic school. ​

Jennifer Ritsma


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