“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”

- Ephesians 4:32



About Mrs. Kirstin Roche

Mrs. Roche received her Bachelor of Arts (French, 2006) and Education (Core French, 2007) from Simon Fraser University. She began her career at St. Michael’s, teaching Grade 2, Grade 6, and French for Grades 1 through 7 over the span of seven years. Mrs. Roche moved to Ottawa for three years, where she primarily taught French Immersion and began furthering her studies in the areas of Special Education and Reading. Mrs. Roche is beyond thrilled to return to St. Michael’s in the capacity of Learning Resource Coordinator and is looking forward to making many new memories in our faith community.

Recent Posts

Upcoming Free Resources

Mrs. Kirstin Roche Events, Upcoming Events

Attention Families! Amazing and invaluable resources and supports are available in the form of upcoming webinars through ACT (Autism Community Training).  Please check out the website for tons of strategies and supports for ALL families in the midst of this pandemic, not just those with specific designations.  Some examples include: Guided Practice in Mindful Self-Compassion – An Experiential Introductory Session …

POPEY: Final Learning Menu (Thinking)

Mrs. Kirstin Roche Downloads, Events, News

Menu #11 is dedicated to the Thinking Core Competency and Play! For our last menu, the POPEY team is sharing some of their favourite activities that help creative, critical, and reflective thinking, including connecting to these through play. These activities can be used at home or at school.   https://popey.ca/sites/default/files/2020-June-learning%20menu%20%2311.pdf?mc_cid=157244bc0d&mc_eid=6af2c9066f

Get Kids Talking with POPEY #10: Communication!

Mrs. Kirstin Roche Events, News, Uncategorised

Menu #10 is dedicated to the Communication Core Competency. As June continues, the POPEY team is sharing some of their favourite activities that help support connecting and working together with others. These activities can be used at home or at school. https://popey.ca/sites/default/files/2020-June-learning%20menu%20%2310.pdf?mc_cid=a4f56579fe&mc_eid=6af2c9066f

ADHD: A Definitive Guide

Mrs. Kirstin Roche Downloads, News

If you want to know more about ADHD, take a look at this blog “ADHD 101: A Definitive Guide for Students (+ Tools and Resources)” This is a worthwhile read that encompasses signs and symptoms, benefits and struggles, frequently asked questions, and many tips, tricks, and resources.  Check it out! https://ivypanda.com/blog/adhd-definitive-guide/

Mental Health Week: Strategies for Anxiety to Use at Home

Mrs. Kirstin Roche Principal’s Corner

Every year since 1951, Canadians have come together at the start of May in support of Mental Health Week.  This year, mental health awareness is more important than ever in light of the transition to a remote learning environment. Please follow the link to access the “EASE” resource (Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators) which has now been adapted for use …

KWL Chart

Mrs. Kirstin Roche Classes, Downloads

This KWL (What I Know, What I Wonder, What I Learned) can be used at the start of a new unit, when getting going with a project, a paragraph, or to extend thinking during and after a story (in fact a good ol’ KWL can be used in many situations!). Start with writing or drawing what you already know about the thing you’re …