Pius XII Catholic Elementary School: A provincial leader in the special needs community

Pius XII Catholic Elementary School’s commitment to the special needs community has earned the Sudbury community a top honour from EQAO.

The school is the recipient of this year’s Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Award. Each year, EQAO recognizes schools in Ontario that have demonstrated significant improvement in student achievement. This year, EQAO has chosen to highlight schools that have worked to strengthen their strategies surrounding achievement for students with special needs.

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“This recognition award means a great deal to all of our staff,” said Laurie Zahra, Principal at Pius XII Catholic Elementary School. “We know that all students can learn and achieve high levels given the right supports over time. This achievement award motivates us to continue setting targets and goals that help every student reach their full potential”.

Through ongoing monitoring and data collection, targeted accommodations, and building a safe and caring school environment, the staff at Pius XII have seen a significant increase in both measurable results and overall student achievement.

Congratulations Pius XII Catholic Elementary School! You are a true testament to how Catholic school’s help every child thrive.

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