The Sudbury Catholic District School Board said there's been an increase in enrolment at the board's schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
The board originally projected an enrolment of 5,773 students for the year. However, the actual number of students is currently 6,167, with 394 additional students enrolled.
The enrolment increases throughout the system is a positive development at a time in which many school boards across Northern Ontario are seeing a decrease in enrolment, said a press release.
“We are ecstatic over the increase of 394 students,” said Michael Bellmore, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, in the press release.
“The board has been able to not only maintain projections over the past few years, but to also increase enrolment in various schools.
The increased enrolment is the result of the hardworking and committed team we have at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. From the educators to the support staff, facilities, finance, CUPE staff, human resources and information technology departments, everyone truly does their part to make Sudbury Catholic Schools leaders in education.”
In addition to the increased enrolment, the board looks forward to the completion of renovations at St. Albert Adult Learning Centre as well as completing phase three of interior renovations at Marymount Academy.
During the summer months, significant renovations were also completed at Pius XII School, concluding phase three of improvements for that site.
The board looks forward to continuing to grow the international education program this year.
There are currently 27 students currently enrolled in the international educational program for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Holy Cross School and Holy Trinity School will also both be welcoming students from China who will be completing two short-term visits this Fall.
“The 2019-2020 school year will certainly be an exciting one for both staff and students,” said Joanne Bénard, director of education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.
“We look forward to continuing to expand upon innovative practices, professional learning and experiential learning opportunities for students throughout the school year.”