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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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SJSH Hosting Information Session(Posted:2/12/2018)

St. Joseph-Scollard Hall is hosting an information session for interested parents and students on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Join us to learn more about our academic and extracurricular programs including Advanced Placement, French-as-a-Second Language programming and certifications, outdoor education, dual credit and so much more. Register today at

Support Catholic Education(Posted:10/30/2017)

DID YOU KNOW?  Your school support defaults to English Public each time you move residences. You must re-declare yourself as English Separate.    

By ensuring that you are accurately recorded as a Separate School Supporter, you will be able to cast a vote for Catholic trustees in the October 22, 2018 Municipal Election and you are helping to deliver a powerful message to the Ontario government about the level of support for publicly funded Catholic education in our province.

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