Principals' Message, September 2016
As Principal, it is a great honour to welcome students, parents, guardians, and visitors to our Catholic School Community. My family has enjoyed a three-generation relationship with this historic and outstanding Catholic School. At various times over more than 50 years, members of my immediate family have been part of this school as students, Educational Assistants, Teachers, Vice-Principals, and I am currently blessed to be Principal of Cathedral High School as was my father, James Daly, from 1981-85.
At Cathedral High School, we enjoy an over 100-year tradition of providing a high quality Catholic Education to our students according to our school motto: Probitas et Scientia - Goodness and Knowledge. As the first Catholic High School in Hamilton, our school has a rich tradition of excellence and a host of distinguished graduates who have made lasting contributions to our society both here in Canada and throughout the world.
As a Catholic school in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, our mission is to, “…enable all learners to realize the fullness of humanity of which our Lord Jesus Christ is the model.” Here at Cathedral, staff and students worship as a school community, live out the call of Jesus to serve humanity, and to support the less fortunate in our community and the world. This is demonstrated in our daily prayer, our liturgical celebrations, countless charitable activities, and in the care and respect we show each other on a daily basis.
Cathedral High School offers a challenging and wide-ranging academic program for our students, with Catholic values infused throughout all subject areas. Our talented and dedicated staff is eager to help all of our students reach their academic potential. Cathedral also has a rich tradition in Athletics and various Extra-Curricular clubs and activities. Students who commit to excellence, and who work to the best of their abilities are certain to reach their academic goals with the help of our teachers, educational assistants, and all of the staff here at Cathedral.
In the coming year, I pray that God will bless us all in the Cathedral High School Community – those returning and our new members. We look forward to working with our students to achieve all of their goals, and to fully reach their spiritual, academic, and personal potential.
Mark Daly - Principal