Dear Students and Families of St. Anne's Catholic Secondary School,
Welcome to St. Anne's CSS! We are a school community with a strong reputation for academic excellence, and our culture is marked by faith, collaboration, dedication and a strong sense of welcome. We are very proud of our 21-year history of providing high quality Catholic secondary education in Huron County. With St. Anne as our Patron, we are deeply grounded in the rich traditions of the Catholic faith community and we are ever reminded of our interconnectedness with our family members, particularly all those who have come before us…our grandparents, their grandparents, and so on. St Anne has a very special place in the hearts and minds of the Holy Family, the Church, and indeed all of us who strive to live a life as Anne did – one filled with love, faith, hope and service. Our Patron Saint provides a role model for staff and students alike.
At St. Anne's CSS, we refer to ourselves as "The Eagles" and we often reference the lyrics of a very familiar song "On Eagles Wings", based on the words from the Prophet Isaiah and other scriptural passages that provide an image of being lifted up on the wings of an Eagle or an Angel. We are reminded that God carries us as we journey together through life. We place our trust in God and we believe, as the song says:
He will raise you up, on eagle's wings. Bear you on the breath of dawn. Make you to shine like the sun And hold you in the palm of His hand. Song Credit – Michael Joncas
We have an outstanding team of staff members at St. Anne's CSS who truly care about each and every student's well-being. Time and again, we receive compliments and gratitude for the many ways in which our school community reaches out to help and support students, families and communities both within and without our area. This year we have chosen to focus on the theme "Let Your Light Shine". We encourage everyone to SHINE academically, socially, artistically, athletically, spiritually and truly in all of their endeavors as we strive to become all that God is calling us to be.
St. Anne's CSS is an incredibly special place and it is a privilege and honour to serve as your principal. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or to learn more about our school. Thank you for your prayers and support!