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Co-Curricular Program

St. Francis has a number of special events that run throughout the year. The events involve students and our entire school community (parents, priest, volunteers, extended families and community members).

These events demonstrate the friendly, caring and co-operative nature of our school.

The following is a list of some of the activities and events at St. Francis:

  • Share Lent
  • Catholic Education Week
  • Grade 6 Farewell
  • Peer Helpers: Lunch and Cafeteria Monitors
  • Reading Buddies
  • La Ste. Catherine
  • Living Rosary -  May
  • Parent Volunteer Appreciation
  • North Bay Santa Fund
  • North Bay Food Bank
  • Catholic Charities
  • Toy Drive for L.I.P.I.
  • Canadian Tire Junior Citizenship Program
  • Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Competition
  • Feast of St. Francis
  • Je parle français - daily and monthly
  • Games Club
  • Art Club
  • Book Club
  • Green Team
  • Choir
  • Virtue of the Month
  • Junior Volleyball
  • Cross-country Running
  • La fête du drapeau franco-ontarien
  • Family BBQ
  • St. Francis Idols
  • St. Francis Running Team


  • Brown Bag Lunch: Parents and/or grandparents are invited to join their child (grandchild) for lunch on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at school.
  • Monthly Liturgical Celebrations: We have monthly celebrations at St. Francis School or we join Father Ken Gauthier, our Holy Name of Jesus parish priest, for special celebrations.
  • Christmas Concert: JK to Grade 6 students perform musical and dramatic productions
  • Play Day and Carnival: Our Grade 6 students volunteer as captains for a half day packed with games and fun.
  • Concours d'art oratoire: French public speaking contest for Grades 4-6 (bi-annually). Winners are chosen at the school, community and provincial level.
  • Announcements: Grade 5/6 students take turns preparing and broadcasting morning announcements for the school.
  • D.A.R.E.: A member of the North Bay Police Force visits the Grade 5/6 students to provide students with vital information on Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

St. Francis also has several sports that students take part in:

  • Track and Field
  • Intramural Volleyball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Monster Pond Hockey
  • 3-Pitch Baseball
  • St. Francis Fun Run
  • Skating

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Transportation Reminder: Updating Information(Posted:6/11/2018)

Avoid the September rush!  Are you moving or changing child care providers between now and the start of the next school year?  Now is the time to contact your school to update your address and confirm busing eligibility for next year.

For details, please contact the Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation Services at 705-472-8840 or by visiting

Back to School Learning Technology Drop-In & Exhibition(Posted:6/7/2018)

Involving parents in their children’s progress in the classroom has long been shown to significantly increase student outcomes. With parent engagement top of mind, we invite parents and their children in grades 4-8 to participate in our Back To School Learning Technologies Drop-In Session, August 27, 2018. Experience the ‘hands on’ ways parents can help their child succeed in the classroom, by using technology at home to enhance and support student learning. Register today!