Message from the Principal

Welcome to St. James!

St. James is an elementary school serving students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8. We offer both regular English Program and the French Immersion program in a Christ-centered environment.

Our school is situated in the friendly town of Lively, Ontario. Our location is ideal and provides teachers and students numerous opportunities for school outings and community relationships. We are within walking distance to Pius X Catholic Church, the community arena, the public library, the wildlife rescue centre, Anderson Farm Museum, the ski hill, etc. Our beautiful school yard is adjacent to the picturesque Anderson Farm and community park. Our school boundaries extend from Lively to Naughton and the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek - Whitefish Lake First Nation.

St. James offers a solid education based on the Ontario Curriculum and the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations. Teachers and administration work hard as a team to provide child every possible opportunity to learn and succeed in a safe and loving environment. Parent volunteers play an important part in the school and are always welcome and encouraged to join the school council or the strong team of volunteers who help teachers and students during and after school hours.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Lucie Cullen

What we Offer at St. James

  • Apple i-Book and Mac Book Laptop program
  • Close ties with Parish
  • Active Parent School Council
  • Opportunities for parent volunteers
  • Before and after school Day Care
  • On-site Piano Lessons
  • Many extra-curricular activities, field trips, skating
  • Full Day Kindergarten (F.D.K.)
  • Pizza Days
  • Battle of the Books
  • St. James Idol
  • Talent Shows
  • Goal Ball
  • Charity Work throughout the year
  • Laurentian University Cross Country Running
  • Intermediate (Gr. 7 & 8) Ski Trip
  • Grade 8 overnight Grad Trip
  • Christmas Concert
  • Weekly Masses
  • Several Sports teams
  • Track and Field
  • Glee Club
  • Destination Conservation
  • Chess Club
  • Science, Heritage & Historica Fairs
  • Oral Communication
  • Choir
  • Homework Club
  • Roots & Shoots
  • C3 (Catholic Community Culture) (Student Council)
  • Native Studies, Native Language, Core French

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Our Mission

"To realize each student’s potential within our inclusive Catholic learning community by nurturing and developing their mind, body and spirit. "

The Sudbury Catholic mission statement answers the questions who are we, and what do we do. Every organization needs to define its fundamental purpose, philosophy, and values. Our mission statement explains why our organization exists, and describes the needs our organization was created to fill.

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