St. Joseph (Acton) Elementary School

Our School

​St. Joseph Catholic School as a faith centred community strives to assist all students to develop their unique potential through social, environmental awareness and the pursuit of academic excellence. ​​

Student Success Programs

At St. Joseph School we are committed to improving student learning - in mind, body and soul.  St. Joseph School is committed to assessment and evaluation practices that are grounded in the belief that all students should be able to demonstrate their learning in an environment that reflects the Catholic values of fairness, equity and respect for all.

Program Highlights

  • Student Parliament​
  • Green Team - Silver Eco School status
  • Healthy School, Ministry Certification
  • Food for Thought Healthy Snack Program


  • Basketball
  • Battle of the Books
  • Board Game Club
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Cross Country
  • Drama Club
  • Floor Hockey Team
  • French Club
  • Grade 7/8 Hot Spot
  • Green Team
  • Intramural Sports
  • LEGO Club
  • P.A.L.S.
  • Reading Buddies
  • Reading Rocks
  • Social Justice
  • Tech Club
  • Track ‘n Field
  • Volleyball

Before and After School Programs

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters "after school" Homework Club and in-school mentoring program
  • YMCA Before and After School Daycare

Curriculum Focus

​At St. Joseph Catholic School our staff is equipped with the tools, knowledge, and resources required to integrate a balanced, faith-oriented education to our students. Our belief is that every child can succeed according to his or her potential and God given talents.  We have a culture of high expectations while providing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners.  As well, we have a commitment to building the developmental assets of our youth so that they are nurtured spiritually, academically and physically within a caring and trusting learning environment.

Environmental Focus

​At St. Joseph Catholic School we are all stewards of creation.  We all work together, in partnership with our Eco Team, to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink our daily practices of how we consume energy and dispose of waste.  We are currently "Gold" status in our Eco School certification and we are developing a plan for a peace garden.

Parent Community Involvement

St. Joseph School works in partnership with home and parish to enrich the lives of our students.  We are blessed to have a wonderful pastor, Fr. Robert Hétu who regularly administers the sacraments to our students.  Our Catholic School Council is actively involved in the life of our school, facilitating "Welcome Back" barbecues, Christmas floats and healthy schools activities.  We had our "first annual" parent retreat facilitated by one of our own parents, Mrs. Edwina MacDonald, and we look forward to that again this year.

Community Use of the School

​St. Joseph School is a hub of activity with evening programs such as "Boot Camp", "At Home Alone" programs for youth and positive parenting programs.  As well, in partnership with the public library, we continue to have evening literacy programs for the Early Years students.

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St. Joseph (Acton) Elementary School

St. Joseph (Acton) Elementary School

Location map147 Mill Street West
Acton, Ontario, L7J 1G7
Phone: 519-853-3730 Fax:519-853-0307
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St. Joseph Parish (Acton)


Mary-Catherine Laforet


Lynne Aguiar


Camillo Cipriano

Bell Times

9:00 am
3:30 pm
9:00 am



School Council Members

Name Position
Sandra Lopes-Toste
Chair, Parent Representative
John Carr
Parent Representative
Myla Csaki
Secretary, Parent Representative
Nancy Burke
Parent Representative
Laura Ferraioli
Parent Representative
Susanne Klimsiak
Parent Representative
Eddie MacDonald
Parent Representative, CPIC Representative
Alison Agnew
Parent Representative
Heather Canali
Parent Representative
Julie McGillivray
Parent Representative
Kim Contini
Parent Representative
Monica Galway
Parent Representative
Caitlin Nolan
Teaching Staff Representative
Kathleen LaSelva
Non-Teaching Staff Representative
Doug MacDougall
Vice Principal
Sonia Bien
Brigita Fister
Parish Representative

Director of Education

Paula Dawson


​John Mark Rowe


Approximately 380 students.
Elementary School

Our Vision

The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic, providing exceptional education, while nurturing the call to love and to serve as a people of faith, living out God's plan.

Our Mission

​The Halton Catholic District School Board, in partnership with home and Church, is dedicated to providing excellence in Catholic education by developing Christ-centred individuals enabled to transform society.

Our Governing Values

At the Halton Catholic District School Board, we value:

Our Catholic Faith
and aspire to be models of Christ through our actions of love, forgiveness, compassion, and acceptance.

The Whole Child
and create conditions that support the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional well-being of all students so that they may fulfill their God-given potential.

Excellence in Learning
and provide opportunities that meet the needs and aspirations of all learners in a supportive, creative and innovative learning environment.

Relationships and Partnerships
and recognize that our success is reflective of the healthy and vibrant partnership of staff, parents, pastors, and members of our broader community.

The Importance of Contributing to Our Communities
and respect diversity, celebrate multiculturalism, honour individual rights, and embrace the social values of collective responsibility and the common good.