St. Kateri Tekakwitha CES

Welcome to St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s DSR information page! This is your home for everything related to walking/wheeling to school. Click the school on the map for more information!

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha is a Catholic Elementary School located in the Quinndale neighbourhood in Hamilton’s ward 6. According to data from the HWCDSB, there are 256 students who attend St. Kateri Tekakwitha from grades JK-8. 78% are within walking distance, 7% are bussed to school, and 15% are out of catchment; however, due to many different reasons, some students are driven to school in private vehicles. This is the case in every school across the City.

Our goal is to get 100% of students who live within 1.6km to walk or wheel to school on a daily basis. When we surveyed the community, we learned that 73% of students live within 1.6km from school, and that 47% of students usually walk or wheel to school. We would like to see this number go from 47% to 73%.

22 Queensbury Drive
Hamilton, ON   L8W 1Z6
 
  Morning Bell: 8:50 am
  Afternoon Bell: 3:10 pm

Survey Results

47%
73%

Here's what's happening at St. Kateri Tekakwitha CES

Upcoming activities:

  • Walking Wednesdays in October 2022 and May 2023
  • Changing the speed limit on Queensbury Dr. from 40km/hr to 30km/hr
  • Walking School Bus and walk-to-school training in spring 2023. Stay tuned for a parent survey!

Past activities:

In November and December of 2021, members of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha school community participated in a survey to identify how students are getting to school, the routes they take, and the barriers they face along the way. Below are the results of the survey which include:

  • Footprint map: This map shows all of the routes that were submitted in the survey
  • Infographic: The infographic is a summary of responses from the community. Percentages shown indicate proportion of respondents.

Survey Infographic

Results based on 102 responses received between November and December 2021

Routes Map