Principal’s Welcome Message
It is with humble honour that I introduce myself as the principal of St. Ann (Hamilton) Catholic Elementary School. I am eager to travel this journey in Catholic Education with you.
As a devout Catholic leader, my priority is to nurture the student’s relationship with God and guide students in realizing the Catholic Graduate Expectations, just as our Patron Saint Ann nurtured the Blessed Virgin Mary. My goal is to help nurture all relationships in our community, like our role model Saint Ann. Relationships develop when time is spent and invested. My students will have daily encounters with Jesus, through scripture and prayer, through reflection, and through encounters with each other. Like every good teacher and parent, sometimes I will lead by example, and other times I will observe and be present for my lost sheep.
We are committed to Believing, Achieving and Serving.
We believe that Christ is at the center of our school life and culture so that each student can realize the fullness of their humanity and live out the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.
We achieve greatness through our commitment to improving engagement, using research based instructional and assessment practices, as well as technology as a learning tool, in response to individualized student learning needs and interests.
We serve ourselves and others. The staff provides a healthy, safe, accepting and inclusive learning environment where students feel connected, valued, empowered and engaged. We aim to recognize our gifts and strengths and use them to serve others.
We are grateful to the pastoral team at St. Ann Parish. Along with Father Father Jeffery Oehring and our staff, students will be provided with liturgical activities, masses and sacramental preparation as we continue together on our faith journey.
We are a unique school in the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board, as we have both the Roman and Byzantine Catholic Rites in our school. Each day, our students from the Hamilton-Wentworth Ukrainian Community spend the first 30 minutes of the day in Ukrainian Heritage Language classes. We proudly also run the TLC program that supports technological learning for students within the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board from around our city.
I look forward to meeting all the various members of the school community (parents, guardians, grandparents, community partners). Communication is key! Although Covid restrictions have physically closed our school doors, I invite you to become involved and to contact me with any questions, affirmations, or suggestions by phone or email.
Yours in Catholic Education,
Mrs. T. Fricano