St. Boniface Overview
Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools have been providing Catholic Education in Waterloo Region since 1836. That is 181 years of education; 31 years before our country became Canada.
St. Boniface’s beginnings were as a small log structure that was both a school and a church. In 1848 a sturdy stone building 50 feet by 60 feet was built and dedicated to St. Boniface. This building is still being used today. In 1965 an addition was added to the original building, giving us a gym, and library, and a couple more classrooms.
St. Boniface School is definitely the heart of the community in Maryhill. We have students currently enrolled whose parents, grandparents, great grandparents and even great-great grandparents attended school here.
Our school community is very involved with the community around us. The Knights of Columbus host a BBQ for our Meet the Teacher night in September. Parents, students and teachers gather around together and share what happened over the summer and share in their excitement for all that is to come in the new school year. We also have a very special tradition of having a wonderful Christmas Lunch, all students, teachers and staff of St. Boniface sit down together, Father Voisin joins us too. We share a full (all the fixings) Christmas dinner, and celebrate the upcoming Christmas Season together, as a family.
One of the great things about being directly across the street from our church is that we get to go to the church for our school masses, reconciliation and to do the Stations of the Cross. We also go over to the church once a week for the weekly Rosary club.
We do outreach with the Twin Oaks Nursing home beside our school on special occasions such as Hallowe’en and Christmas. Visiting the seniors and even acting as stand ins for their fire drills are some community outreach activities. Some students take it upon themselves to volunteer at Twin Oaks on their own time.
Our school is very involved with Me to We initiatives, such as a food drive, at Christmas we sponsored two families in our community. We have a wonderful Mission day and the proceeds from this go to the needs of the local and global community.
Though we are a small school we offer a full range of academic and extracurricular activities. Our Robotics Club is a new addition and allows for creative and new thinking.
Our regular Image of Jesus awards encourage students to be the best they can be.
Since the addition of the Extended Day program, our population has increased and we look forward to welcoming more families into our school community!