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Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School

At Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School, we are called to celebrate and nurture the God-given talents of each student as we serve with excellence in the light of Christ. We recognize our call to love and serve from our Master teacher Jesus Christ, and we are committed to creating a Catholic learning community under the protection of Mother Mary.

The Catholic Graduate Expectations are our foundation as we strive for academic excellence and the acknowledgement of those who achieve it. We recognize God as the source of all life and actively work to focus on social issues within our local and global communities.

We celebrate the diversity within our community with a collaborative approach to learning, in cooperation with parents, the Catholic faith community, and other organizations that recognize the value of our mission. Within the context of Catholic teaching and Sacramental living, our school community strives to demonstrate respect and reverence for all life, thus nurturing a safe, Christian environment for the entire school community.

2017 - 2018 School Year Calendar

Our Board's 2017 - 2018 School Year Calendar. Please subscribe to our school calendar webpage to receive the latest updates and emails on upcoming events and activities happening at school.

Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School logo

Our school logo means growing in truth and faith.

School colours

Our school colours are maroon, black and grey.

History

Father John Pereyma served for 40 years at St. George the Martyr Ukrainian Catholic Church in Oshawa. He initiated not only the building of the new temple and a fine rectory, but also the establishment of St. Wolodymyr and Olga Cemetery.  He also devoted his time towards a campaign to build a Catholic elementary school within the community, which resulted in the opening in 1964 of John F. Kennedy School (later renamed Monsignor John C. Pereyma Catholic School and turned into a secondary school).

Philosophy

As Catholic educators, we live according to our Father's code and to lead our students, by example, to live the basic truths of the gospel message. This is an awesome, yet inspiring challenge which we share with the parents of our young men and women.

Children learn what they live. Each day we have the opportunity to teach our students:

  • to love by the way we love;
  • to be generous by our generosity;
  • to be passionate by our compassion; and
  • to be forgiving by the way we forgive.

However, a person cannot give what he or she does not have. Unless we are living the Gospel message, we cannot lead our students to do so.

There are many hallmarks of a Catholic educator, including:

  • Prayer - The challenges of our vocation, and indeed life in general, are great. To meet them we need to follow Christ's advice that we "ask the father in My name". Each Catholic educator has a duty to expose students to his or her particular style of prayer in order to assist students to recognize the value of prayer in daily life.
  • Eucharist - Parish, school, and staff liturgies provide opportunities to celebrate our faith. Our example can testify to the Eucharist as a joyful source of strength and community building.
  • Social Justice - This is the heart of the Christian message, that we "love one another as I have loved you". As our brother's and sister's keepers, we must be concerned about the aged, the poor, the oppressed, and any other marginalized group - both at home and abroad.

Links

Below are links to resources to help you achieve success while at Msgr. John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School.

Contact us

We welcome your questions, comments and concerns.

Principal: Sue Laforet 
Vice Principal: Chris Gardner (A-L)
Vice Principal: Jasmine Fredericks  (M-Z)

Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School
316 Conant Street,
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3S6
Phone: 905-432-8470
Fax: 905-432-3864

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