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Message from the Principal: Mr. S. Agro

Message from the Principal: Mr. S. Agro

Welcome to the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Elementary School Home Page.

We extend a warm welcome to all new and returning families. It is indeed a privilege to serve in such a vibrant school community.
At St. Martin of Tours Catholic Elementary School, we strive always to live our Catholic mission and vision. As a community, we work together as role models to serve, educate and help each other to become lifelong learners and contributing members of society. We do this by drawing on each individual's talents and resources. We work to provide a safe place which fosters learning and one which reflects the teachings of Jesus Christ in all that we do.

We are grateful to the pastoral team at St. Franics Xavier Parish. Along with Father Mariusz, Youth Minister Wes Moga, and our staff, students continue to practice our faith through liturgical activities, masses and sacramental preparation as we continue together on our faith journey.

We look forward to working with the staff. Together we work to ensure that the spiritual, academic and extra-curricular life of school continues to flourish. On-going, open communication will be at the forefront in all we do.
We are fortunate at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Elementary School to have a dedicated parent community, who in partnership with school staff and the Catholic School Council, support numerous events which benefit the students at our school. We continue to work together to implement Board and Ministry initiatives which reflect effective testing practices supported by research.
May the Lord grant us the strength to continue to work in partnership in our effort to promote the positive growth and development of our students.

Best wishes for a fantastic 2020 - 2021 School year!

Mr. S. Agro

About Our School

St. Martin of Tours was built in 1966 under the scenic Niagara Escarpment. The two acre site located on Gray Road near King Street and the Bruce Trail provides many learning opportunities for students and staff alike.

St. Martin's opened with a staff of only nine teachers, yet has housed as many as 600 students at one time.

The school has been blessed with many dedicated principals over the years, beginning with Eugene Mazur. His successors include: Mr. William McMurray, Mr. Leo Murray, Mr. Tom Stoneburgh, Mrs. Joanne Naidus, Mr. Lou Giancarlo, Ms. Fran Marini, Mr. Lino Pin, Mrs. Sandra Pizzuti, Mrs. Olga Scheer, Mrs. Andreja Farkas, and currently Mr. Sam Agro.

We are proud of a number of recent accomplishments including our Gold Eco Certification for the last few years. Our school was recognized in March 2012 with the Garfield Weston Awards for Excellence in Education for Overall Academic Achievement and again in November 2012 as a School of Distinction in the area of Mathematics and Language Arts.

With a staff of over 25 educators and a student population of about 300, we continue to carry on the St.Martin tradition of cherishing the blessings Our Lord bestows on our community. The legacy of our patron saint is one of charity and sacrifice as he gave up his cloak to clothe a less fortunate man. We continually strive to impart his example on those around us by reaching out to groups in need and being of service to those around us through food drives, initiatives such as Bags to School Clothing drives, and Mental Wellness Awareness events.
We are so blessed to be able to Live our faith on a daily basis through our partnership with our pastor Fr. Mariusz alongside the many parents and grandparents who support our Catholic identity.