Principal's Message

Welcome to St. James Catholic School!

I am very blessed to be leading the St. James Catholic School community-a community so rich in tradition.  I have 17 years of experience working with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board as a teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher, Vice Principal and Principal.  At St. James, we are fortunate and blessed to work, learn and live in such a caring community. We have dedicated and talented staff working in a historic building surrounded by natural beauty.

Our Mission Statement reads:

I will create PEACE in our world today.

I will celebrate my faith in all that I do and say.

I will reach out to others with kindness, caring and respect.

I will value what I have and what others have.

I will help those in need or sad or lonely.

I will solve problems peacefully.

I will encourage good deeds.

I will be kind and good just as Jesus made me.

I will be the best I can be.

I am a peacemaker and a peacekeeper today, tomorrow and forever.

This is my pledge; this is my promise.


If you are contemplating whether or not to register your child at our school, I invite you to call the school and/or visit for more information regarding the registration process.

If you are currently a member of our school community, I invite you to visit our website often and ensure your email is on file at the school so you receive important school news. We are also live on Twitter @SMCDSB_SJA, follow us for updates and everything SJA!

May God continue to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Yours in Faith,

Mrs. Christine Cicinski


St. James Catholic School