Brebeuf students using their smartphones in smart ways

St. Jean de Brebeuf students in the Grade 12 Computer and Information Science Class are no strangers when it comes to writing computer code. For the past two years they have been learning how to code in different computer languages such as Java, VB.NET, and APPInventor, and have learned different programming styles and techniques following the … Continue reading “Brebeuf students using their smartphones in smart ways”

Markham students perform at the Toronto Centre for the Arts

Two San Lorenzo Ruiz students, Aaron E. and Elora S. recently performed on stage at the Toronto Centre for the Arts with famous Irish singer, Orla Fallon and the Upper Canada Chorus at a sold-out concert. In preparation for this special event, the pair participated in many rehearsals and practices, and memorized a variety of different songs. … Continue reading “Markham students perform at the Toronto Centre for the Arts”

Italian music group performs for International Language students

In December, the Board’s International Languages schools hosted, in collaboration with Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana/Columbus Centre, the Italian music group, Parafonè. The Calabria-based musical act performed at St. Peter, St. Cecilia, St. Padre Pio, and St. Margaret Mary schools. It also played at Father Bressani Catholic High School where students from St. Gabriel the Archangel, and St. Catherine of Siena were in attendance. The … Continue reading “Italian music group performs for International Language students”

St. Stephen swimmer wins four gold medals at Can Am Para Championship

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Matthew C. a Grade 7 student at St. Stephen CES in Woodbridge, on his performance at the Can Am Para Long Course Swimming Championship in Edmonton, Alberta in December. Matthew won four gold medals in the S11 Category. He was crowned the 100 meter freestyle, 100 meter breaststroke, 100 meter … Continue reading “St. Stephen swimmer wins four gold medals at Can Am Para Championship”

Semester one music program wrap-up at Father Bressani CHS

Father Bressani Catholic High School’s music program has had a successful year so far, bringing the gift of music to many school and community events. The program encourages extracurricular engagement and support of all students and departments in Woodbridge school. Whether hosting a sold out Christmas Concert, caroling in Kleinberg, or pioneering York region’s first … Continue reading “Semester one music program wrap-up at Father Bressani CHS”

Father Frederick McGinn Students Participate in Hour of Code

In December, Kindergarten – Grade 4 students at Father Frederick McGinn Catholic Elementary School in Richmond Hill participated in the Hour of Code, a global movement that promotes computer science to students of all ages. Elisabeth Lion, Teacher-Librarian organized the coding activities in the school’s library because she wanted to provide students with an opportunity to get … Continue reading “Father Frederick McGinn Students Participate in Hour of Code”

Our Lady of the Lake student plays sledge hockey against NHL players

Mark Kaufman, a Grade 12 student at Our Lady of the Lake CCS in Georgina, enjoyed playing sledge hockey against hockey greats, Sidney Crosby, Nathan Mackinnon, Scott Hartnell, and Ryan Miller during the filming of a Gatorade commercial last year. “Mark, #13, plays high-level hockey with teammates who are in their mid-20s, and holds his own very … Continue reading “Our Lady of the Lake student plays sledge hockey against NHL players”