School Staff

Tracy Mertz

Vice Principal
Lori Ann Hannigan

Office Administrators
Connie Kealey
Mary Saville

Head Caretaker
Marty Carreau 

Evening Caretaker
Ken Deananeas
JK/SK English & French
K1 & K2      Sarah Eady & Anna Teeple
K3 & K4      Shannon O'Donnell & Andrea Bouris 
K5 & K6      Elizabeth TweedieCarley Nevins
K7               Vanessa Altobelli & Alexandra Chaplinsky
P& P           Linda Jolicoeur, Laura Mastantouno

K1               Alisa Szabo
K2               Angele McDiarmid
K3               Sandy Erler
K4               Shauna Owens
K5               Lindsay McClean
K6               Marina Shahin
K7               Melanie Fox

Grade One
Michaela Ahearn
Jennifer DeJean
Christine Gulas

Grade 1/2
Melissa Temi

Grade 2
Catherine House
Ruth Kirwin   and Laura Hodgins   newsletter

Grade 2/3

Grade 3
Michele Boyer
Maria Ciampa: Blog Twitter

Grade 3/4
Jennifer Desrochers Blog 

Primary French 
Chantel Borger
Suzanne Deschambault
Chris Hannay
Isabelle Morin

Grade 4
Rosanna Monette
Rita Bruno  

Grade 5 
Andrea Bedard (LTO for Lucy Huisman)
Eileen MacPhee (AM)  blog   twitter  @mrsmacphee1
Susanne Deschambault (PM)

Grade 6
Melanie Champigny (AM)  website twitter  both gd 5 & 6
Heather Fyfe  website  twitter
Eileen MacPhee (PM)

Junior French 
TBD (LTO for Caitlin O'Brien)

Junior French Immersion 
Josee Plante

Rob Moore
Maureen McKillop-DiMillo
Lori Ann Hannigan

Educational Assistants 
Mary Stone 
Blake Gilchrist
Kelly Labelle
Sara Medina
Cynthia Lee
Halima DeSilva

Linda Grimble

PGL Program 
Jackie Mason;  Website   Twitter

Learning Commons
Susan Greenman
Jill Landriault

About Our School

Principal's Message

Welcome to St. Emily Catholic School where students receive an innovative, faith-based education. The staff is proud to partner with parents and guardians in the education of our students. Through a spirit of community and cooperation, we strive to educate the whole child, spiritually, academically, socially and physically. 

On behalf of the entire staff, I invite you to visit our school. We are proud of our students, our programs, and the entire school community. Come experience St Emily.

Tracy Mertz

Our History

St. Emily opened its doors in September 2006. It was named in honour of St. Emily de Rodate who was born near Rodez, France and who became a nun at Maison St. Cyr when she was eighteen. Emily means "to excel". In 1815, she decided that her vocation was in teaching poor children. With the aid of three young assistants, she began her work in her room at St. Cyr. This was the start of a teaching institute called the Congregation of the Holy Family of Villefanche. It grew rapidly, establishing its own motherhouse and branches. In time, St. Emily extended the Congregation's activities to caring for unfortunate women, orphans and the aged. She saw 38 institutions established before she died in 1852. She was canonized in 1950 and her Feast Day is September 19.


09:10 a.m. Beginning of school day

10:25 a.m. Recess Break

11:55 a.m. Lunch Break/ Recess

12:55 p.m. Instructional Time

02:10 p.m. Recess Break

03:40 p.m.    End of school day

Please note: Supervision is provided in the schoolyard beginning at 8:55 a.m. For your child’s safety, please ensure that she/he does not arrive prior to 8:55.

Activities, Clubs & Teams

Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Handball, Track and Field

Drama, Choir, Green Club, Peer Mediators, Student Ambassadors, Running Club, DiGi Club, Lego Club, Best Buddies

Spirit Week,  School Council Events


We are in our second year of our Spiritual Theme "Sent to be the Good News". This spiritual theme enables our staff, students and community to dig deep in the Gospel to make real and meaningful connections with our everyday lives. It was inspired by the following passage:

The spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour.Gospel of Luke, 4:14-20

It calls us to bring the Good News to all learners and their families, and to rediscover and deepen our commitment to the gift of faith in our lives. We look forward to showcasing the ways in which our staff and students connect with this spiritual theme.