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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 St.Anthony’s School. For myself and Mr.Henhoeffer, we shall remember it as our first September as a new Principal/ Vice Principal Team at St.Anthony’s School. 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 are also very excited to be part of a new build for our school supported by both the Ministry and The Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board. Opening a school, during a build with not only a new bus loop, but 8 classrooms, a new gym and a daycare on the way fills us both with joy as we know all of positive ways in which this addition will support our learners and whole 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 child.

“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 life.

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 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 2 sons, 2 graduates of St.Anthony’s and one here now.  I 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 begin a great new year together.

God bless!

Samantha Pitre            Darryl Henhoeffer

Principal                       Vice-Principal