St. John XXIII students ‘Celebrate Kindness’

‘Celebrating Kindness’ was the theme during Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, November 16-20, at St. John XXIII CES in Markham. The school community brought the theme to life through various fun, inclusive and hands-on activities. Students collectively signed an “I Choose to be Kind” pledge, and energetically participated in Aussie X cricket and netball games. Grade 7 and … Continue reading “St. John XXIII students ‘Celebrate Kindness’”

St. Peter CES ‘drums up’ awareness about bullying prevention

During Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week at St. Peter Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge, the school’s Spirit Club led initiatives that reinforced the school’s commitment to maintaining a safe and caring environment. Spirit club members provided daily tips to students and staff about the importance of loving and respecting one another as Catholic learners. Students and staff … Continue reading “St. Peter CES ‘drums up’ awareness about bullying prevention”

Two student made videos shortlisted in OCSTA’s video competition

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates St. Michael the Archangel CES in Woodbridge and St. Anne CES in Richmond Hill, for making OCSTA’s “Living the Gospel” shortlist in its annual video competition. OCSTA (Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association) received numerous short video submissions from students at Catholic schools across Ontario for its 2015 “Living the Gospel” short video … Continue reading “Two student made videos shortlisted in OCSTA’s video competition”

St. Kateri Tekakwitha CES introduces a Buddy Bench as part of its anti-bullying strategy

This fall, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School held several special events and initiatives to help raise awareness and about bullying prevention and intervention. The Markham school introduced a Buddy Bench in its outside play area for primary grade students. The Buddy Bench encourages students to support one another in an effort to eliminate exclusion and to … Continue reading “St. Kateri Tekakwitha CES introduces a Buddy Bench as part of its anti-bullying strategy”