Special Education


Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me and those who welcome me welcome the one who sent me. Matthew 10:40

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is committed to creating stimulating and nurturing learning environments for all the students entrusted to its care. The Catholic school community respects, builds upon, and indeed celebrates the uniqueness of the individual, who is created in God's image.

When specialized learning is required, our shared faith vision manifests in the integration of exceptional students in an atmosphere of loving acceptance, shared responsibility and continuous support. A recognition that students with special needs are more like other students than unlike them, and a focus on abilities rather than disabilities, is the primary focus in our Catholic schools.

here are different gifts but the same Spirit; there are different ministries, but the same Lord; there are different works but the same God who accomplishes all of them in everyone. To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. I Co. 12: 4-8

The challenge is To be caring, growing, barrier-breaking, horizon-stretching, To acknowledge each other's fragility, uniqueness, gifts. To nourish, enrich and ever-extend a loving, sharing community of God's people To essentially, build Jesus' earthly Kingdom. (Margaret Egan)

Special Education Plan

Statement of Beliefs

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is committed to the principle that the inclusion of exceptional pupils should be the norm, provided the placement meets the pupil's needs and is consistent with parents' wishes.

In our Catholic schools the uniqueness of every student is celebrated. We recognize each child's dignity and value within the family, the church, the community and the school. The goal of purposeful inclusion of all students with adequate supports will ensure that each child's needs are met and assist the child to participate fully in the life of the school.

Inclusion of all exceptional students requires flexibility on the part of schools and parents, as well as partnerships with community agencies providing expertise and personnel. Inclusive programs must be supported through adequate training and funding for facilities and equipment, and require evaluation to ensure that expectations are being achieved in the best interests of all students.

Students have needs in a variety of domains: spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive-academic, and physical. To achieve the highest quality of education for all students, each student's strengths and needs must be evaluated individually.

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board acknowledges the need for a full range of placement options to meet these varying needs of students. These placement options include placement in a regular classroom with resource support, specialized classes, purchase of service and referral to provincial schools.

Download the Special Education Plan to read about the NPSCDSB special education programs and services.

Supporting Students With Special Education Needs In FSL

This guide has been developed as a way to help reassure parents that support is available so that all children can be successful in French as a Second Language. Here you will find information to support a positive experience in Ontario FSL programs, for both parent and child.

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