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School Profile

 St. Ignatius FalconsSCHOOL PROFILE 

St. Ignatius High School successfully combines Christian values with academic excellence through a full range of programs from religious to academic, business, vocational and technological, as well as exciting athletic programs and comprehensive arts programs. 

Our Facilities 

Our school possesses state of the art technological resources and equipment and a variety of specialized teaching areas such as: 

  • Chapel
  • Comprehensive science labs
  • Computer labs
  • Custom-designed music room
  • Electronic media studios
  • Fully-equipped library
  • Nutrition Studies lab
  • Physical Education facilities
  • Student resource areas
  • Technology rooms (automotive, manufacturing, construction, drafting)
  • Theatre arts rooms and auditorium
 Our Services
  • Chaplain
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Guidance Counsellors
  • Social Worker
  • Aboriginal Counsellor
  • Attendance Counsellor
  • Student Support Persons 
  • Alternative Education (in school and off-campus)
  • Breakfast and Lunch Programs

Our Programs

While courses of study at St. Ignatius are distinct and reflect the Catholic faith dimension, they are consistent with the Ministry of Education secondary school curriculum. Specialized programs and services include:
  • Instrumental Music
  • Life Skills
  • Transitions  
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
  • Reach Ahead Music
  • Reach Ahead Computers
  • Religious/Family Life Education
  • Specialist High Skills Major (Arts & Aesthetics, Fitness, Health, Hospitality)

Online Payments


  • Online Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT) Trial Cancellation

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    Important Dates:
    Oct. 28 - Last day to change levels
    Nov. 2 - Take Your Kids to Work Day (grade 9)
    Nov. 2 -
    Confederation College Presentation
    Nov. 8 - Term 1 Careers/Civics final exam
    Nov. 9 - Pathway to Skilled Trades
    Nov. 11 - Remembrance Day
    Nov. 14-18 - Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
    Nov. 16 - Mid Term 1 Reports Distributed to Students
    Nov. 16 -  Confederation College Open House
    Nov. 21 - Professional Activity Day
    Nov. 29 - Post-Secondary Info Night for Parents


    UPWARD BOUND DATES 2016/2017 


    Oct. 17 - 22
    Oct. 24 - 29

    Reminder - Parent/Student meeting is September 20 at 7pm in the school library

    2016/17 Planning Timeline

    2016/17 Course Calendar 

    Using the Online Course Planner 
    Career Cruising Login 

    October 26, 2016
    December 7, 2016
    March 1, 2017
    May 3, 2017 

    Students can find out about volunteer opportunities by checking the information areas in Student Services or

    Volunteer hours will NOT count during the times the student is supposed to be in class.  For further information about the community involvement requirement, please click the link on the left. Community Involvement Form 


          School Cash Online                       

    Dear Parents!

    The Thunder Bay Catholic School Board is pleased to now offer families the opportunity to pay for student activities, field trips, sports fees and hot lunches electronically for the 2015-16 school year. The new School Cash Online program will provide a convenient fee payment option that will save time, reduce paper, maintain a focus on instruction in the classroom and limit cash and checks in our schools. This improved efficiency also aligns with the District’s strengthened accounting practices.

    School Cash Online is offered by KEV Group Inc., an Ontario based company that has been our web based product for maintaining our schools’ fundraising transactions.   It is safe, secure and convenient.

    Parents are encouraged to participate and enjoy the 24/7 convenience of paying for their child’s school fees online. We are asking parents to please take 5 minutes to register, by following the registration steps attached.  Once you are registered online, you will begin receiving emails about upcoming events. 

    PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions during the registration process or while shopping online, please select the SUPPORT option in the top right hand area of the screen.
    Many Thanks!

    Mike Filipetti


    The Health Unit only has records of vaccines given by Health Unit nurses. If your child has received a vaccine from a health care provider other than the Health Unit, please notify The Health Unit. REPORT YOUR IMMUNIZATIONS ONLINE by clicking here.

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    Parent Education Sessions

    Please be advised that students must wear their uniform, black pants / shorts / skirts and crested tops or they will be sent home. There have been 2 important changes to uniforms for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Please click on the link for more details. 

    All electronic devices including cell phones and MP3 players are not allowed in the
    classroom as these items are disruptive.

    Parent Council Corner