Principal's Message

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Welcome to Monsignor J.E. Ronan Catholic School!

I am very humbled and honoured to have been appointed Principal of Monsignor J.E. Ronan Catholic School for the 2018-19 school year.

I have served in Catholic Education for almost 20 years, most recently as Vice-Principal at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School. I am a father of 8-year old twins, a boy and a girl, and my wife is also an educator. Through my personal and professional experiences, I have come to really appreciate and understand the importance of ensuring positive relationships between Church, school and home.

As a Catholic school leader, I pride myself in my ability to develop and nurture positive and meaningful relationships with all members of the school community. These relationships are anchored in our Catholic values, mutual trust and respect. They help to ensure a learning environment rich in opportunities which allows all students to thrive.

I am very proud to be leading the Monsignor J.E. Ronan Catholic School community. Our tradition is rich stemming from our namesake who grew up in the area. We are fortunate and blessed to work, learn and live in such a caring community. We have dedicated and talented staff working in a beautiful building surrounded by natural beauty.

Our Mission Statement reads:

We, the community of Monsignor J.E. Ronan Catholic School, believe that every person is a gift from God filled with tremendous potential.

We are committed to providing a peaceful learning environment grounded in our Catholic faith.

We are dedicated to helping everyone achieve their personal best in heart, mind, body, and soul.

Together, we use our talents to serve God and others - to be a light for the world.

We will strive to develop children who will become responsible citizens, who give witness to Catholic social teachings by identifying their God-given gifts, and becoming self-directed, responsible lifelong learners.

If you are contemplating whether or not to register your child at our school, I invite you to call or to visit the school.

If you are currently a member of our school community, I invite you to bookmark our website, and subscribe to our e-Newsletter. Also, we are now live on Twitter @SMCDSB_MRO, follow us for updates and everything MRO!

God bless,

Mr. M. Porco


Monsignor J.E. Ronan Catholic School