2022/2023 School Year

On behalf of all the teachers and support staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new and returning parents/guardians and students of Kateri School to the 2022-2023 school year.  I have served as principal of Kateri School for the past seven years and in my upcoming eighth year will continue to make Kateri School, a school dedicated to providing quality education in the three languages of instruction. We have an awesome staff that is ready and eager to start the year with students in the classrooms.  

Covid-19 and all its’ variants has more or less dictated how we were able to function as a school since March 2020. We cannot predict what will happen in the coming weeks, months or even the whole school year, but we will make changes when necessary for the safety of everyone as we navigate our way through the 2022-2023 school year while we all learn to live with Covid-19.

Partnering with parents and guardians to ensure that all the students have a productive and successful year is an important objective that we set for ourselves at Kateri School. When children receive all the support they need, they will have a sense of security and belonging and thrive, all the adults in their lives, parents/guardians, teachers, and the administrators will contribute to their well-being over the course of the next 10 months.

We want all of our students to be accepting of others, critical thinkers, active problem solvers, risk takers, environmentally conscious, have the ability to self-assess honestly, to give their best and take full advantage of the opportunity to have hands on cultural teachings, learn about our history and our language in our own community school.

I look forward to meeting and greeting all the parents at our Orientation days and to continue to build on that positivity that is a part of the beginning of each school year. 

In peace and Friendship,
Shelley Goodleaf-McComber
Principal, Kateri School