Spotlight on Schools

Caps for Crohn's and Colitis Day a success!

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School in Thornhill recently held a fun Caps for Crohn's & Colitis Day to raise money for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Students and staff wore caps, as well as funny hats, toques and hoodies to demonstrate their support for people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes both Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis…

Blessed Scalabrini CES in Thornhill Celebrates Literacy Day

To mark Family Literacy Day, Blessed Scalabrini Catholic Elementary School in Thornhill invited special guests to come into the school to read their favourite book, or except from a book to each class. Some of the guests included Patricia Preston, Director of Education; Cathy Ferlisi, School Trustee; Nancy Di Nardo, Superintendent of Education; as well as local authors and parents…

Students go on Google Expeditions to travel the world, past and present

Students in almost 50 York Catholic schools had a unique opportunity to travel through time and space this January, thanks to the Board's 21st Century Technology and Curriculum Teams, which worked together to bring Google Expeditions, a virtual reality learning program into schools…

SMK students and staff donate winter clothing to homeless shelters

This winter, approximately 60 students and staff from St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS in Aurora travelled to downtown Toronto to visit a number of shelters for people who are homeless to donate clothing, hats, mitts, and scarves, as well as sandwiches that were prepared at school…

St. Joseph the Worker students inspired by motivational speaker

On January 7, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School welcomed Antoniella "Toni" Passarelli, a Youth Motivational Speaker and YRP Officer who delivered a special two-hour presentation for Grade 5-8 students…

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