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Snoezelen Room

All children have a right to quality leisure.

What is it?

Snoezelen, originally developed in the Netherlands, is a non-threatening environment designed to give children with learning and developmental disabilities a multi-sensory experience. Sound, smell, lighting, vibration, and touch combine for the enjoyment of those who use the room, away from the pressures of direct therapy and care. A Snoezelen room provides an opportunity for these children to relax and play in their own way.

Who does the room serve?

All students with learning and developmental disabilities within the District of Nipissing and its surrounding communities.

When is the Snoezelen Room Available?

The Snoezelen Room at St. Alexander School is available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday until further notice.

What Do I Do To Use The Room?

  • All staff who wish to use the room must be trained. The training sessions will not only teach staff how to operate the various pieces of equipment, but will also provide staff with the best methods to ensure that their students receive the benefits of the Snoezelen room.
  • Training sessions will begin in January - after 3:30 p.m.
  • To book a training session please call the Learning Assistance Centre (L.A.C.) at 705-472-9141 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • At the training session board policies and procedures for the use of the facility will be discussed.
  • A per diem rate will be charged for the use of the room. This will permit us to maintain the room, replace needed bulbs and fuses and repair any damaged equipment.
  • Bookings will be accepted twice a year - September to December and January to June.

The Snoezelen Room is made possible through a partnership between Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Canada and the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board.

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NPSC Welcomes Dr. Ungar April 26(Posted:2/15/2018)

Our Parent Involvement Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Ungar to NPSC. Dr. Ungar is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre and is Canada's Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. Join us April 26, 2018, for an engaging presentation to learn practical strategies for parents and caregivers to help young people of all ages heal. 

Free childcare is available, with RSVP.

Register today at www.npsc.ca/nurturing-resilience/ 

Support Catholic Education(Posted:10/30/2017)

DID YOU KNOW?  Your school support defaults to English Public each time you move residences. You must re-declare yourself as English Separate.    

By ensuring that you are accurately recorded as a Separate School Supporter, you will be able to cast a vote for Catholic trustees in the October 22, 2018 Municipal Election and you are helping to deliver a powerful message to the Ontario government about the level of support for publicly funded Catholic education in our province.

Learn more here: http://www.npsc.ca/support-catholic-education/