Card with Lakeland Catholic Logo

August 31, 2023

Dear Lakeland Catholic Community,

Welcome to another school year at Lakeland Catholic School Division, one that we hope will be both enjoyable and successful for our students and professionally rewarding for all staff. As we enter the 2023-24 school year, let us prepare our hearts and minds for the joy this time of year brings. 

Whether our learners are entering the school system for the first time as Kindergarten students, or have more experience and are heading into a higher grade, the first day of a new school year is truly exciting. 

Thank you to our staff, students, and parents for continuing to choose our school division, where we strive to provide excellent academic and athletic opportunities, embed our Catholic Christian values into everything we do, and provide a holistic learning experience for all of our students in a safe, caring, and inspiring learning environment. 

This year, our division will continue to build off of the legacy we have created, while expanding the programming available to our students, as well as providing professional development for our staff. Lakeland Catholic Schools foster a learning environment where students feel encouraged to open their hearts and minds. 

On behalf of the Lakeland Catholic School Division, we wish everyone a blessed 2023-24 school year.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13 NIV

Joe Arruda, Superintendent

Chantel Axani, Deputy Superintendent