Holy Rosary Overview
Welcome to Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School. We are the home of the Rays; our school logo combines the rays of the sun (because we are the light of Christ for each other) and a sporty stingray as our cool sports mascot. Holy Rosary is 27 years old and sits in the heart of the Westvale area of Waterloo. We are surrounded by parkland and great recreational areas. We are a short 1km walk from our secondary school – Resurrection. We have 310 awesome students and we are proud to say that we have experienced successes in many areas of school and community life: including strong EQAO scores, writing, art and math contest winners, terrific athletics (both in competing against other schools and through our extensive intermural program), we are a Gold ECO-School, we have great choir, dancers and lots of tech interest and skills. We are working hard to prepare our students to be well rounded and great contributors to our local and global communities.
Our goal at Holy Rosary is to create a Christ-centered, positive, encouraging and stimulating learning environment for our students so that each child will have the opportunity to learn, experience and grow to his or her potential. We believe that to achieve the most fulfilling and rewarding education for each child, we must work together as a team. Children’s attitudes, values, and self-concepts are moulded at home and at school; therefore, a positive and mutually supportive home/school partnership is promoted to encourage learning, skill development, self-discipline, responsibility, respect for self, others and the environment, appropriate values and a sense of self-worth.
The motto at Holy Rosary School is “I am My Choices”. By using this motto as our communal thinking and way of looking at things we can live in a loving and successful environment. It is our belief that when we make good choices – good things will happen for us; on the other hand, when we make poor choices there are negative consequences. We will continue to challenge everyone to do something positive every day in our school and local community. We invite everyone in the community to join with us in following our motto; we will see the great results of our choices in all that we do.