Annual Desire for Change conference examines ways to “respect differences”

Late last year, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Thornhill hosted the York Catholic District School Board’s annual “Desire for Change” conference, which included approximately 100 students and teachers from Catholic high schools across the region. The theme of the 2014 “Desire for Change” conference was “Respecting Differences,” and this theme was incorporated throughout the day starting … Continue reading “Annual Desire for Change conference examines ways to “respect differences””

63 York Catholic Schools received EcoSchools certification in 2014

The York Catholic District School Board congratulated the 63 schools that received EcoSchools Certification for the 2013-2014 school year at a Board meeting in November. There was an increase of five certified schools over the previous year, demonstrating the growing popularity of the environmentally-friendly program. EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program, for Grades … Continue reading “63 York Catholic Schools received EcoSchools certification in 2014”

St. Brigid teachers lose their hair, for a good cause

St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School in Stouffville recently wrapped-up a successful fundraising campaign. As part of the campaign, students were offered a special incentive — four teachers, Mr. Eric Longbothom, Ms. Linda Scanga, Ms. Maryanne Singh, and Ms. Adrienne Kellow would all shave or cut their long hair, and donate it, if fundraising targets were met. … Continue reading “St. Brigid teachers lose their hair, for a good cause”

Leadership Links conference inspires students to “Seize the Day”

Late last year, the York Catholic District School Board’s annual Leadership Links conference was held at Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Richmond Hill. Students from over 30 elementary schools attended the leadership development conference. Director of Education, Patricia Preston brought addressed the student audience at the conference, highlighting the theme of the conference, “Carpe Diem,” which … Continue reading “Leadership Links conference inspires students to “Seize the Day””

First Lego League competition continues to grow in popularity

On December 13, 2014, young robot enthusiasts from schools across the Greater Toronto Area participated in an Under 14, Lego Robotics Competition at St. Robert Catholic High School in Thornhill. This competition was a qualifier for the First Lego League provincial competition that will take place in mid-January. The Lego Robotics Competition challenges students to test their … Continue reading “First Lego League competition continues to grow in popularity”

VERITAS art show examines the truth found in art

Students at Sacred Heart CHS in Newmarket participated in the first annual VERITAS, juried art show on November 26, 2014. The show was a collaborative project led by Luisa Capelet, Arts Department Head at Sacred Heart, and Father Roy Roberts, Pastor at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. It was open to all of the school’s students and … Continue reading “VERITAS art show examines the truth found in art”

St. Max art students invite you to their exhibit at the Aurora Cultural Centre

The graduating art class from St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School in Aurora will exhibit its 2nd Annual Art Collection at the Aurora Cultural Center from January 7 – January 17th. The exhibit will be a celebration of all the hard work and achievement demonstrated by the talented visual art students. This is indeed an honour for … Continue reading “St. Max art students invite you to their exhibit at the Aurora Cultural Centre”