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Shared PassionReading companion Dermot McCourt

Generations share a common passion at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, as the school community celebrates the dedication of reading companion Dermot McCourt on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Mr. McCourt has been committed to reading with students at the school twice weekly over the last seven years. It is a commitment to learning and to children that he and his late wife, Mairead, shared. Their devotion to the young readers of Fatima‎ has created a school wide appreciation for this cross generational love of literacy.


The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board believes that parents are the primary educators of their children and therefore have the right and responsibility to participate in their children’s education.  To improve student learning and to enhance the quality of Catholic education volunteers are welcomed.  Volunteers working directly with students (assisting during school excursions, providing 1:1 assistance in the school, regularly in contact with students etc.) are asked to submit a Criminal Background Check (CBC) with a Vulnerable Sector Check included, to the school office. 

The Belleville Police Service can only complete a Vulnerable Sector Screen for residents of the City of Belleville.     

The process for persons needing a police screening check/vulnerable sector check is online. This system allows you to apply for a police screening check 24 hours a day without having to attend our facility. All aspects of the process - including verification of your identification, and fee payment - are handled electronically.  There is now a charge for this application.  The fee will be reduced upon pickup if you show a letter from the school.  Please see Mrs. MacInnis for this letter. You may still apply directly from the Belleville Police Station. Visit

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