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About Kate S Durdan Public School

In 1997 the Ministry of Education announced funding for a new ‘joint use’ school in Niagara Falls with the District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic District School Board. Construction of the building began in August, 1998 . The District School Board of Niagara announced the appointment of the Mrs. Sandra Stevenson as Principal in February of 1999. The quest for a name began in the Spring of 1999. A unanimous decision was made to name the new school Kate S. Durdan Public School, in honour of a former educator in Niagara Falls who had dedicated seventy years to being a teacher, principal and member of the Board of Education in Niagara Falls and for holding the unique distinction of being the first woman principal appointed in Ontario. The doors opened in September 1999 to welcome the first four hundred and seven students.

Our school is located in the south end of Niagara Falls, west of the Queen Elizabeth Way in an area which includes single family dwellings, townhouses and co-op houses. The school has a park across the street and the City of Niagara Falls has created two soccer fields at the back of the school the Kalar Sports Park to the right of the school. The building also houses a thirty five hundred square food daycare centre located in the midsection of the building, which is operated by the St. Catharines Y.M.C.A.

Through the efforts of students, parents, staff and principals from Kate S. Durdan Public and Loretto Catholic Schools, a growing spirit of co-operation, tolerance, understanding and harmony has emerged and we are proud of our partnership.

At Kate S. DurdanPublic School we are committed to the development of a healthy school environment that allows students to develop to their highest potential. We believe appropriately challenging students to do their very best in all endeavors and take pride in their work and most importantly, themselves. We also pride ourselves in providing our community of learners with a positive, encouraging and safe environment. We value good manners, respect, honesty and strive to instill a cooperative spirit in all that we do. Welcome to our website!

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