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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

~ Board News ~

2018/2019 School Calendar Now Available(Posted:4/19/2018)

At the February 27, 2018, NPSC Board meeting, the School Year Calendar was recommended and approved by the Board of Trustees. The school year will begin on Thursday, August 30, 2018 for staff and Tuesday, September 4, 2018 for students. The school year will end on June 28, 2019 for both students and staff. This recommendation has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Please see the attachment below for more information. We would like to thank all parents, community members and staff for their participation.

Student Transportation(Posted:8/7/2018)

Due to the dynamic nature of student transportation, school transportation routes may change from year to year, including route numbers, stop locations and times of service. Parents/guardians are responsible for verifying your child's information is up to date and accurate.

Please click the "read more" link below for more information about how to update your child's information, access stop locations, times of service and more.