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Principal's Message

Welcome to the St.Anthony’s School Community,
We are so excited to welcome you and start our new year together here at our brand
new, St. Anthony’s Catholic School! For myself and Mr.Henhoeffer, we shall remember
it as the very first year the new wing and gym are in use and we begin our collaboration
journey with the YMCA Daycare on site. We cannot say enough about how blessed we
feel to be able to start this new and exciting learning journey with such a supportive and
kind school community. We, as an entire staff have your child’s social and emotional
well being as our priority as we continue to build community in our new classrooms and
we look forward to partnering with you for the very best education possible for your
“At St.Anthony’s School we strive to develop independent, resilient, socially conscious
individuals who are challenged to reach their full potential. We do this by creating an
inclusive community of collaboration, joy, growth mindset, and innovation, all inspired by
the example of Christ.” This is our mission statement at St. Anthony’s School and we
strongly believe that partnership between home, school and parish will help our children
to truly reach their full potential and set them up for success as they continue through
We have an active School Council at our school that supports our community. We thank
all members for their time and dedication towards making St.Anthony’s School
community the best it can possibly be. The council strives to provide opportunities for
parents to be more involved in the education of their children, as well as being a voice
for Catholic education. We also have a strong relationship with Father Thomas
Manninezhath at St.Anthony of Padua Church right next door. We share in preparing
for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. We
also gather for celebrations throughout the school year and we are proud of our strong
We are truly blessed to have had the addition of Mr.Darryl Henhoeffer as Vice Principal
in the spring of 2022. Mr.Henhoeffer brings with him many years of experience as a
Classroom Teacher in all divisions, an Instructional Coach, a Board level Math
Consultant and most recently a Special Education Resource Teacher. He is a father of 2
wonderful children who are already a part of the St.Anthony’s School Community and a
strong advocate for supporting all students in achieving their full potential through living
out and demonstrating the Catholic Graduates Expectations. Alongside Mr.Henhoeffer
and a staff of exemplary Educational Assistants, Custodians, Early Childhood
Educators, Teachers and Office Managers, Mr. Henhoeffer and I are truly grateful that
you have entrusted your greatest gifts, your children to us at St.Anthony’s and we look
forward to supporting every student along his/her educational journey.
I feel it a true honour to have the opportunity to be principal at a school where I have
such a connection to the community. I live in the community, with my husband and have
3 sons. All 3 of my sons are graduates of St.Anthony’s Catholic School and I myself,
have taught at St.Anthony’s in kindergarten and primary French Immersion, in fact my
first contract was in a Gr.6 French Immersion classroom right here at St.Anthony’s! To
be back in this capacity is a true gift and in Catholic Education, when you find your
vocation, you know it’s where you are meant to be. Thank you to everyone for their
support and partnership as we partner together for your child’s education.
God bless!
Samantha Pitre Darryl Henhoeffer
Principal Vice-Principal