St. Brother Andre teacher received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Margaret Orsi, Teacher at St. Brother Andre CHS in Markham on her recent receipt of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. Ms. Orsi was one of only 28 people who received the prestigious award from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Her Honour the … Continue reading “St. Brother Andre teacher received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award”

St. Charles Garnier student serving as a Legislative Page

Alex B. a Grade 8 student at St. Charles Garnier CES recently began his term as a Legislative Page at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He will serve as a Page from November 16 – December 10, 2015. The Page Program is a full-time supplementary educational program that engages young students in the parliamentary and political process. … Continue reading “St. Charles Garnier student serving as a Legislative Page”

Sacred Heart drama students in a New York State of Mind

Earlier this month, senior drama students from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket embarked on a five-day unforgettable journey to New York City. During their stay, students visited Radio City Music Hall, the Lincoln Center and experienced Empire State Building views, Staten Island Ferry, Times Square, Central Park, and the 9/11 Memorial museum. The drama students also … Continue reading “Sacred Heart drama students in a New York State of Mind”

The ‘Shape Caper’ helps St. John XXIII students practice geometry

Kindergarten – Grade 3 students at St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary School in Unionville enjoyed an engaging interactive mathematics presentation by Education Arts Canada earlier this month. The Juno-nominated Math Jam series presented “Shape Caper” – a musical math performance that focused on geometry, shapes in the environment, sorting and graphing skills. Through captivating role play, song … Continue reading “The ‘Shape Caper’ helps St. John XXIII students practice geometry”

Blessed Trinity students cook-up healthy snacks

Phys. Ed Teachers, Livio Porcelli and Catherine Perruzza have been teaching Kindergarten to Grade 3 students at Blessed Trinity all about healthy eating. Students have had the opportunity to cook various healthy foods and snacks such as banana chips, apple chips, vegetable soup, whole wheat pizza, and much more through the Healthy Schools Program that Mr. Porcelli … Continue reading “Blessed Trinity students cook-up healthy snacks”

Website launch for the ICAN – Inclusive Community Ambassador Network

ICAN – the Inclusive Community Ambassador Network – is proud to announce its new website has launched and is available as a resource for teachers and staff. The Twitter handle, @ican_makeadiff has also launched! ICAN is a proactive initiative that addresses student well-being and perceptions, while creating sustainable compassion, empathy, and validation of all students. ICAN can … Continue reading “Website launch for the ICAN – Inclusive Community Ambassador Network”

UNITED the Super Hero shares Bullying Prevention message with St. Edward students

The York Regional Police super hero, UNITED, recently flew into St. Edward Catholic Elementary School in Markham to deliver a strong bullying prevention message to students and staff. The message was that a community united with the police must work together to prevent bullying. UNITED, the superhero, explained to students what it means to be a HERO: … Continue reading “UNITED the Super Hero shares Bullying Prevention message with St. Edward students”

St. John XXIII students lay wreaths in honour of our veterans

On Wednesday, November 11th 2015,​ ​​Grade 8 students from St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary School participated in the Unionville BIA (Business Improvement Area) Remembrance Day Service. The ​beautiful ​ceremony w​as ​held on Main Street Unionville and included prayers, poems and commemorations​ by community partners. Participants were invited to lay individualized wreaths in honour of those who so … Continue reading “St. John XXIII students lay wreaths in honour of our veterans”

St. Joseph students perform at the City of Markham’s Remembrance Day ceremony

Grade 3 students from St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School performed at the City of Markham’s Remembrance Day Ceremony for many veterans, dignitaries, cadets, special guests and community members.  The ceremony was held at the Flato Markham Theatre on November 11, 2015. The St. Joseph students recited “In Flanders Field,” and sang “A Note to God,” which included … Continue reading “St. Joseph students perform at the City of Markham’s Remembrance Day ceremony”

York Catholic schools hold special events to commemorate Remembrance Day

Students, staff, and community members from Catholic schools across York Region will mark Remembrance Day by paying tribute to war veterans and current members of the Canadian Forces through special events and activities, including school assemblies, visits from veterans, dramatic presentations, and liturgies on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Remembrance Day tributes taking place in York … Continue reading “York Catholic schools hold special events to commemorate Remembrance Day”