September 1, 2021


I hope that our St. Francis students and families are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. Although pandemic-related restrictions will remain in place and we may not know what lies ahead, we do know that our students will be greeted with positive energy and excellent learning experiences by our caring and dedicated staff who nurture our students academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically so that they can meet with success while learning and growing.  

We value the close partnerships we have with our parish and with our parents/guardians who each play an important role in the education of our youth through their dynamic contributions.
We thank all of our school community members for their support in helping us to provide positive learning experiences, focused on academic excellence and holistic growth, for our students.

We look forward to seeing our returning students when they return to our pod on September 7th and welcoming our newest dolphins as they join the school in the coming weeks to embark on their academic journeys. 
À bientôt!

 Yours in Catholic Education,

Victoria Swejda

June 28, 2021

Chers parents et tuteurs:

As the 2020-2021 school year draws to a close, I wanted to extend a sincere thank you to the St. Francis Catholic school community for an amazing year. Because of the welcoming, kind and helpful nature of the staff, students, parents, senior administration and parish, my first year at the school has been an amazing one, even with the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presented. I am blessed to be part of such a special faith-filled and family-centred school.

A sincere thank you for helping to keep one another safe and healthy and for assisting the school in creative, new ways during COVID restrictions. Most importantly, thank you for all that you do to nurture your child academically, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually as your efforts align with, complement and support our goals for your children at school.

Félicitations to our grade 6 and Senior Kindergarten graduates. May they continue to follow a path that has purpose and meaning by sharing their gifts with others as they take a new step on their educational journeys. An advance welcome to our incoming students, the Junior Kindergartens, who have a future filled with hope as they begin their Catholic education.

I look forward to seeing everyone in September. Passez un bon été relaxant et en sécurité.


Victoria Swejda


April 9, 2021

Bonjour Parents/Guardians,

May this message be met with much happiness and good health in your homes. The months of learning, growing and playing together at St. Francis have flown by and we are blessed with the arrival of Spring and the April Break, both of which are sure to bring refreshment to the minds and bodies of our students, staff and parents/guardians.

Thanks to the excellent efforts and dedication of our staff, the students at St. Francis continue to thrive academically, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually while maintaining the health and safety protocols that are required during a pandemic. Our focus on learning as well as our many prayer services, celebrations and spirit days have helped to keep us engaged, hopeful and happy throughout the fall and winter months. The year has been filled with complex challenges and changes for our families and staff, and I want to thank everyone for your patience, understanding, strength and support. We look forward to the day when our parents and grandparents can be present in our school and part of our community events once again.

On behalf of the staff of St. Francis school, we pray that Our Risen Saviour, Jesus Christ, showers your families with all of His blessings and that the Spring Break is filled with relaxation, rest, joy, love, peace and safety for your families.


Victoria Swejda


 December 1, 2020

Bonjour Parents and Caregivers,

Sending you warm greetings on a snowy day from St. Francis! The first 3 months of school have passed quickly while we familiarized ourselves with an altered physical learning environment, adjusted to new health and safety standards and excitedly reunited with our students as they embarked on their learning journeys. Our vibrant, faith-based learning community was evident from the beginning as teachers focused on providing academic excellence while addressing student health and wellness and facilitating fun events for the school community including spirit days and seasonal celebrations. We look forward to teaching, supporting and celebrating with our students on their learning and faith development paths in the days ahead.

On behalf of the staff at St. Francis, Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année! We wish you and your family a rejuvenating Christmas filled with joy and love and a New Year that brings much happiness and good health. May God bless and keep you safe during the Christmas holidays and in 2021.


Victoria Swejda

Principal's Welcome

August 21, 2020

Hello/Bonjour Parents and Caregivers!

I hope this communication finds you well. As we move closer to start up, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as the new principal of St. Francis School. I am excited to be joining the school’s vibrant community and to meet you and your children in the coming weeks. I pray that I can serve you as well as Mme. Denise Selin who will be greatly missed.

Another unusual school year lies ahead of us and I know that you may have many questions and concerns. The Board has posted a helpful document titled NPSC School Re-Opening Plan 2020-2021: A Guide for the Safe Return to our Catholic Schools During COVID-19 which provides a framework of the plan to reopen schools to students and staff in a safe manner. The document can be accessed on the Board website by clicking this link:

As we quickly approach a new school year, a friendly reminder to check your Edsby accounts regularly for new information and important messages from our school. Those of you who are new to our school community and have not yet created an Edsby login are encouraged to check your email for an invitation to join. If you have not received an email with instructions about how to create your login by August 28th, please contact the school office. Edsby is a very important part of our school communication and reporting and it is imperative that all caregivers and students begin regularly logging on prior to the beginning of school.

I am truly looking forward to working together throughout the school year to inspire, nurture and celebrate your child’s learning and faith development at St. Francis School. I hope that you enjoy the remaining days of summer. Stay safe and see you soon!


Victoria Swejda
St. Francis School

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