Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School is located at 300 Sidney Street in Belleville. We are a school community dedicated to rich and welcoming experiences for all of our families. Our spiritual growth is nourished through the guidance of Father Richard Whalen at St. Michael the Archangel Church which is our home parish. The partnerships of parish, home and school are alive and flourishing as we come together for many faith based activities. We are known for our commitment to our Youth Group, for our local and world mission work and for our passionate celebrations of our faith through words, songs and actions. Our secondary partner in Catholic Education is Nicholson Catholic College.
The school was constructed in 1959 and is located in the west end of Belleville. Fatima includes classes from Early Learning Full Day Kindergarten up to and including Grade 8. We are fortunate to be located on a large and inviting yard that truly encourages our students to be active and engaged in healthy play. Annually, this family friendly location hosts events such as our Terry Fox Family Event, a family BBQ and the ever popular dance fest: Footloose at Fatima. Beyond the limits of our property, we engage with our community through charitable works such as Christmas Sharing and Share Lent and participate with community partners such as the Royal Canadian Legion, the Kiwanis Club of Belleville, Food for Learning and the Algonquin and Lakeshore Education Foundation.
We are enthusiastic about the development of the whole child: spiritually, academically and as responsible citizens with an empathetic and authentic view of their role now and in the future. We embrace opportunities for students to use their VOICE to articulate their goals for our school. Our Peace Keepers’ Pledge for Fatima is student authored and is a living example of our commitment to a respectful and mentally healthy environment.
The Fatima community continues it’s commitment to the total wellbeing of the students, families and staff. Recent provincial “Speak Up” and “Parent’s Reaching Out” Grants have supported nutrition education, mental health awareness and fitness for all. A school wide “You Matter” project, focused on reminding every student and every adult in our community of their essential contribution to our overall success and wellbeing. From Breakfast Club in the morning, to Science and Math Clubs and a variety of school team experiences, students have many opportunities to engage. We invite leadership from an early age in our junior division Peer Monitor program and it expands in a wide forum through Senior Leadership Teams. A robust, exciting and highly valued Core French program invites all student to prepare for a world of workplace possibilities.
We are proudly living our mission to develop a school community of love, learning and respect by living Christian values and nurturing student growth.