Our School

Exterior of Sir Albert Love Catholic School.

At Sir Albert Love Catholic School, we are called to celebrate and nurture the God-given talents of each student as we serve with excellence in the light of Christ. We recognize our call to love and serve from our Master teacher Jesus Christ, and we are committed to creating a Catholic learning community under the protection of Mother Mary.

The Catholic Graduate Expectations are our foundation as we strive for academic excellence and the acknowledgement of those who achieve it. We recognize God as the source of all life and actively work to focus on social issues within our local and global communities.

We celebrate the diversity within our community with a collaborative approach to learning, in cooperation with parents, the Catholic faith community, and other organizations that recognize the value of our mission. Within the context of Catholic teaching and Sacramental living, our school community strives to demonstrate respect and reverence for all life, thus nurturing a safe, Christian environment for the entire school community.

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

Our Board's 2017 - 2018 School Year Calendar is now available. Please subscribe to our school calendar webpage to receive the latest updates and emails on upcoming events and activities happening at school.

School colours

Our school colours are blue and white.

Patron Saint

Our patron saint is Sir Albert Love. Albert Love was born on a farm in Coburg and later went to Bellville to work with the Canadian National Railway. In 1920, he moved to Oshawa. After many years, Mr. Love retired and became the Oshawa Separate School Board's first business administrator. At the time he was married to Anne Love and they had three sons: John, Albert and Charles. Albert is a priest and lives in Oshawa. Mr. Love had been widely known in Oshawa for many years because of his activities in the Roman Catholic Church and civic activities such as Church hockey leagues, the Boy Scouts' Association, the Oshawa Housing Commission and as co-chairman of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. Albert Love was a past Knight of Columbus and served six years as the district deputy of the Knights of Columbus. During the Second World War, he was the directory of Army Huts.

On May 63, 1956, Mr. Love was invested a very special honour by Pope Pius XII called the Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulchre. Mr. Love received this because of his outstanding service to the Separate School Board and for his contributions to the community of Oshawa. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the oldest organizations within the Catholic Church. It is an ancient order of knighthood. This Order gave Albert Love the honourable title of "Sir".

Sadly on August 14, 1960, Sir Albert Love died suddenly in the lobby of the Lafayette Hotel in Buffalo. Sir Albert was 60 years old and appeared to be in good health. The funeral, held at St. Gregory Church, where Sir Albert was a parishioner since his arrival in Oshawa in 1920, was attended by the largest crowd to ever attend a funeral service at that church. Almost every cross section of the city and district community was there. Here are some quotes about Sir Albert's death from people in the community: " I consider the passing of Albert Love a personal loss as well as one to the entire community", "He was a great community spirited individual , one who radiated personality and a great admirer of good sportsmanship", "He was a man of fine character and had a fine understanding of others problems," "The rapid growth and expansion of Oshawa may be credited to his guidance and great devotion to school matters", "Mr. Love was a gentleman at all times, he respected all regardless of their race or religion."

Hearing these wonderful comments about Sir Albert Love, I can't help but feel very honoured to be in this school named after him. It was in 1964, that this school opened. It was only fitting to name the school after Sir Albert Love for his contributions to the Roman Catholic Church, to the Oshawa Separate School Board and to his community.

Written by: Christine Camozzi- former student at Sir Albert Love Catholic School

School prayer

"TOGETHER WE'RE BETTER"

God, Our Creator,
You are with us today
as we try our best in everything we do.
Help us to be good to one another,
in the words we use
and the things we do.
Help us to be peacemakers,
and good problem solvers.
When we disagree with one another, help us
to listen with an open mind
and to resolve our differences
with respectful words and actions.
Above all, help us to work together
because together we will build
a better Community for everyone.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Child Care services

We are pleased to partner with YMCA to provide Ontario Early Years programs at Sir Albert Love Catholic School. Call our child care partner at 905-434-3831 to learn more about our services.

School hours

Our school hours are as follows:

8:45 - School begins
10:10 - 10:25 a.m. - Morning Recess
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch
1:55 - 2:10 p.m. - Afternoon Recess
3:15 - Dismissal

Philosophy

As Catholic educators, we live according to our Father's code and to lead our students, by example, to live the basic truths of the gospel message. This is an awesome, yet inspiring challenge which we share with the parents of our young men and women.

Children learn what they live. Each day we have the opportunity to teach our students:

  • to love by the way we love;
  • to be generous by our generosity;
  • to be passionate by our compassion; and
  • to be forgiving by the way we forgive.

However, a person cannot give what he or she does not have. Unless we are living the Gospel message, we cannot lead our students to do so.

There are many hallmarks of a Catholic educator, including:

  • Prayer - The challenges of our vocation, and indeed life in general, are great. To meet them we need to follow Christ's advice that we "ask the father in My name". Each Catholic educator has a duty to expose students to his or her particular style of prayer in order to assist students to recognize the value of prayer in daily life.
  • Eucharist - Parish, school, and staff liturgies provide opportunities to celebrate our faith. Our example can testify to the Eucharist as a joyful source of strength and community building.
  • Social Justice - This is the heart of the Christian message, that we "love one another as I have loved you". As our brother's and sister's keepers, we must be concerned about the aged, the poor, the oppressed, and any other marginalized group - both at home and abroad.

Links

Below are links to resources to help you achieve success while at Sir Albert Love Catholic School.

Contact us

We welcome your questions, comments and concerns.

Principal: Chris Szent-Ivany
425 Wilson Rd. N.,
Oshawa, Ont.,
L1G 6E6
Phone: 905-728-3971
Fax: 905-728-1703

Twitter: ‎@SirAlbertLove

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