News from Sudbury Catholic Schools
SCS Home > News

Award Winning Author Visits St. Bernadette


May 3, 2011 - Students at St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School had an exceptional opportunity on Monday, May 2, 2011. As part of their Catholic Education Week events, award-winning author Colleen Syndor visited the school and sat and read with the students and staff. In two separate sessions, one for the primary and one for the junior students, Syndor talked about being an author, answered questions from the students and read some of her books aloud with the kids. Last year, principal Diana Salvador applied for a grant through the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week (April 30 – May 7) and was informed that she was successful in her application. Colleen Sydor was the selected author for the visit and the school began making preparations for her visit. As Catholic Education Week fell on the same week, Salvador felt it was the perfect fit for Sydor’s visit. “One of the sub-themes for Catholic Education Week – Celebrating the Spirit, is the spirit of hospitality,” Salvador stated. “ What better way to celebrate this as a school than to have a wonderful, inspirational visitor come and speak to the students, where we can show her the true spirit of St. Bernadette’s.”
The students listened to Syndor speak and enthusiastically answered her questions as she asked them about different parts of her book. They had been familiarizing themselves as a school with her books for the last several weeks and had several favourites of which she read to the two groups.



More stories in the news...

•  Students create their very own masterpieces at St. Paul
•  Students thrive under Northern Fruit and Veggie program!
•  Crystal balling their 2024 High School Grad
•  Pius Students 'Activate their Recess' to promote fitness and physical activity!
•  Give your Input: Proposed 2018-2019 School Calendar
•  Friday January 12 2018- Bus Transportation Cancelled!
•  Their Story Begins Here - Kindergarten Registration info night taking place January 24!
•  St. Francis School Raises Over $2000 for Ronald McDonald House!
•  St. Benedict Students donate more than 1500 toys to Salvation Army!
•  Students spread joy and cheer with cards to celebrate Advent!
•  Immaculate Cougars raise 1500 cans for St. Vincent de Paul!
•  Coding Crusader saves the day and brings students some coding fun!
•  Tuesday December 12 - Transportation Cancelled!
•  Students Shop with a Cop to foster positive community relationships!
•  Chair and Vice-Chair Re-Elected!
•  St. Charles Students Explore Social Skills for Success by LDAS!
•  Grade 7 and 8 students craft and send Christmas cards for Noah!
•  Students receive special visit from local miner and book author!

  © 2018 Sudbury Catholic Schools. All rights reserved