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Principal's Welcome Message

Principal's Welcome Message

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

“To grow is to change” is the motto of our school community, made famous by our namesake, John Henry Cardinal Newman. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School. Some will be joining us, new to our school community, and we are thrilled that you have chosen Cardinal Newman “to grow and to change” with our returning students and families.

This year we will have the distinct honor of celebrating, along with the global Catholic community, the canonization of John Henry Cardinal Newman, which will elevate him to the ranks of sainthood. What does this mean exactly? This means that, John Henry Cardinal Newman, during his lifetime, practiced such heroic virtue and was so true to God’s grace that Pope Francis has declared him worthy to become a saint. To become a saint, one must lead a saintly life, which means, being selfless and being an exemplary role model and teacher. It also involves loving and serving God without wavering or fear.

Dear students and guardians, you join the thousands of Cardinal Newman families that have come before you who, over the more than 40-year history of the school, have given of their gifts and talents to society to create a better future for the next generations to come. I encourage you, in your time at Cardinal Newman, to be saint-like and to be selfless and exemplary in everything that you do and join the Cardinal Newman graduates who have given of their unique gifts in exemplary ways.

What you will leave as your social footprint and your legacy? The expectation is that each student will develop his/ her talents and gifts to share with the world and with our school community and each other. Do the best that you can academically to reach your highest potential! Get involved in your school community by joining clubs, teams and the many events that happen inside and outside of the halls and spaces at Cardinal Newman! DREAM BIG! Be respectful to your fellow classmates and staff and treat everyone who you encounter as you would like to be treated, with respect and dignity! Make your high school experience the best that it can be! We are so proud of all that we offer to our students and we are equally proud of all that our students offer to Cardinal Newman. Together we play an integral role in our continued growth as a strong, faith based, school community.

I encourage students, guardians and community members to visit our website often as updates and the publication of school related events will happen through this website. Please also feel free to contact the school with any questions that you may about life at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School.

Follow in the footsteps of John Henry Cardinal Newman and BE GREAT! This is my challenge for you, our dear Cardinal Newman students. Have a great year!


Carla D'Elia