School Profile

HCSS Logo 130 Russell Street
Kingston, Ontario K7K 2E9
Telephone: 613-545-1902
Fax: 613-548-4024

Email: mailto:mflhpregi@slcdsb.on.ca

Website: http://www.reginotredame.ca/
Year: 2012 - 2013
Grades: 9 - 12
Hours of Instruction: 8:35 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
School Community Information
Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School Principal: Wayne Hill

  Terri Daniel
                                  Michael Faught

Attendance Office:
Student Services:
Chaplain: Father Ed. Debono
Head Office Administrator: Debbie Ell


Board Information
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
Excellence in Catholic Education
151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee, Ontario, K7R 4B2

Automated Attendant: 613-354-6257
Receptionist: 613-354-2255
E-mail: info@alcdsb.on.ca

Director of Education: Jody DiRocco

Superintendent of School Effectiveness:
  Karen Shannon
Tel:  613-354-2255 Ext. 449
Fax: 613-354-0549

Tel:  613-354-2255 Ext. 484
Fax: 613-354-9822
School Identifiers
Patron Saint: Ste. Marguerite Bourgeois
Motto: "Pride and Tradition"
Official Tartan: Dress Gordon (Blue and Green o Off-White Dominant Background)
School Colours: Garnet and Gold
Team Name: Panthers
School Theme: "You are loved"
School Mission Statement
"Faith In Action"
About Our School
Regiopolis-Notre Dame has had a very prominent role in Catholic education in Kingston - even on a national scale. As Canada's oldest English Catholic high school, RND has undergone its fair share of change over the years. Canada’s oldest English Catholic high school is steeped in tradition and proud of its great history. It is our fervent hope that our community will participate with us, as a vital component of our ministry. We are, as our mission statement proclaims, a caring community growing in the peace and wisdom of Christ.

The example of Christ and the Gospel message are central to everything that happens at RND. We call our students to service, we challenge them to strive for excellence and we are here to work with parents and pastors to meet the education and spiritual needs of all of our students. We welcome the advice and participation of our entire community as we continue in our effort to deliver the highest caliber of instruction available to students anywhere.

For over 170 years Regiopolis-Notre Dame has been providing quality Catholic education in a Christian environment. With the help of the Holy Spirit, Christ should permeate the entire education process. We encourage each student to develop spiritually, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. We hope to have every student graduating from this school, be imbued with the spirit of Christ, be ready and prepared, to assume a responsible role in the building of a better world.

  • Chapel, Library
  • 2 gyms
  • 4 computer labs
  • 8 Fully equipped science labs
  • Cosmetology Lab
  • Weight room, power fitness room
  • Broadcast Technology Room
  • Bridges Lifeskills Program
  • Drama room and Stage
  • Music Room
Student Enrolment:t Enrolment: 1,129
Number of Staff:
Catholic School Council
How We Live Our Catholic Faith
Our Belief
Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School is a caring community, growing in the peace and wisdom of Christ. Regiopolis-Notre Dame (RND) Catholic High School exists with the unique responsibility of educating the whole person. By inviting the individual to know Jesus Christ and His Church, the people of God, the students are called to be part of the Church's mission in the world. Operating within Catholic Tradition, the school assists its young people in developing skills, knowledge and values which enable them to contribute in a positive, critical and effective ways in society. As a part of the larger Christian Community, RND shares with home and parish, the obligation to nurture faith in its students and staff. In order to do so, RND provides and environment in which all may come to know Jesus Christ, share their faith with others and live it out in their lives.

Demonstrating our Faith
egi- Notre Dame Helps Universal Missions

RHUM is dedicated to serving those in need, both within our local community and beyond. We strive to be an example of "Faith in Action."

Role of RHUM
  • Organize charitable fundraisers during the school year:
    • October Thanksgiving Drive
    • Advent Food Drive & Collection
    • Share Lent Campaign (Spring)
    • 25 Hour Think Fast during Lent
    • Clothing Drives
    • Annual Food Blitz (May)
    • Third World Collections
  • Promote awareness of charitable and social justice needs at the international and local level within our school community.

Recent Events
Regi helps end Poverty one “Kid” at a time…. (Advent 2007)

The RND community helped build a school in a Tsunami damaged area of Sri Lanka and this year will purchase a goat for families so that their children can go to school. Classes were encouraged to ‘Fill the Stable’ by buying a goat which costs about $50. The goal was to bring in $2 for every person in the school ($2500) and we surpassed that goal, to bring in about $5000. This enabled our Charitable group – Regi Helps Universal Missions, to send the money to Sri Lanka through ‘Free the Children’. We believe the generosity of students, staff, parents and community members has enabled us to help end the cycle of poverty – One ‘Kid’ at a time.

Academic Programs
Grades 9 – 12:International Baccalaureate Program
The IB Diploma Program is an internationally recognized curriculum designed to prepare students thoroughly for the rigorous demands of university. Regiopolis-Notre Dame offers this program in addition to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). OSSD requirements and courses are integrated with the International Baccalaureate requirements so that upon successful completion of the program, a student is awarded both the IB Diploma and the OSSD. Preparation for the IB program begins in Grade 9. Requirements for the program are completed in the final two years of secondary school.

French Second Language: Immersion and Extended
Co-Curriculum Program

The Regiopolis-Notre Dame Panthers compete in the Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletics Association (KASSA) with twelve other area schools.

The RND Athletic program has been a strong source of school pride for many years. Competitive teams are available for both boys (15 sports) and girls (14 sports).

The Garnet & Gold clad Panther teams compete in:
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Cheerleading
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Curling
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field
RND athletic squads are consistently in the hunt for KASSAA, EOSSAA and OFSAA success. The pinnacle of high school sports - an OFSAA Gold Medal - has been achieved on three occasions in team sports (Boys Volleyball 2002 & 2009, Boys Soccer 2006) and twice in individual sport (Cleo Ncube - Wrestling 2002 & 2003). Panther athletes have also managed to collect OFSAA silver, bronze and antique bronze medals over the years, primarily in volleyball and wrestling.

To help further their profile on the provincial stage, Regi hosted the 2006 and 2008 AAA OFSAA Volleyball championships. These phenomenal events pulled the entire school community together, and RND proved themselves provincial-class hosts and laid the groundwork for future events.
Clubs and Activities:
  • Pastoral Services
  • Folk Choir
  • Regi Helps Universal Missions (RHUM)
  • Student Council
  • Arts Council
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Team
  • Trivia Team
  • Improv Team
  • EcoSchool
    Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education program that addresses both how the schools are run and what students learn. It has been designed collaboratively by school boards for school boards to incorporate environmental education as well as environmentally responsible action into the school setting. Student success—in both academics and positive contributions to society—is the focus of Ontario EcoSchools. The program aims to influence young people during a formative period of life, and affect an exponential impact as children take a culture of conservation home with them. 
The four main areas that define an EcoSchool are:
    • Energy conservation
    • Waste minimization
    • School ground greening o Ecological literacy
Assessing Student Progress
The results from the EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics for the applied and academic courses are displayed at the top of the page in graphs. Students who achieved level 3 or 4 met provincial expectations.

EQAO Grade 9 Applied Math results
Gr. 9 Applied Math

EQAO Grade 9 Academic Math results
REGI Grade 9 Academic Math results

The results from the EQAO Grade 10 Ontario School Literacy Test (OSSLT) are presented next. Successful completion of the OSSLT is a graduation requirement.

EQAO Results – Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test: Percentage of students who passed the test
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
School 91% 90% 89% 85% 91%
Province 84% 83% 82% 82% 83%