Working together to make a difference for those in need this Christmas season

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Elementary School, under the leadership of its Luke 4:18 Social Justice Committee, prepared for the coming of Jesus and the joys of the Christmas season by giving back to those in need in their local community. Collaborating with its local parish, Our Lady Queen of the World, Our Lady … Continue reading “Working together to make a difference for those in need this Christmas season”

3 York Catholic schools shortlisted in OCSTA’s Video Contest

Updated on January 25, 2017 The York Catholic District School Board congratulates: St. Michael the Archangel CES in Vaughan for winning 2nd place in OCSTA’s “The Story Behind the Name of Our Catholic School” Short-Video Contest for Elementary Students, and St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS in Vaughan for winning 2nd place in OCSTA’s “The Story … Continue reading “3 York Catholic schools shortlisted in OCSTA’s Video Contest”

All Saints CES Students Write Christmas Cards to the Troops and Receive beautiful letter in return

Students of All Saints Catholic Elementary School, Thank you for remembering us this Christmas. My name is Michael Allen and I am a Major with the Army but working with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Kuwait. I am a Chaplain and the troops call me Padre. I am in Kuwait in support of our mission … Continue reading “All Saints CES Students Write Christmas Cards to the Troops and Receive beautiful letter in return”

St. Brother Andre students have fun learning about careers in the trades

St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham welcomed Jamie McMillan on December 14th, who presented to the school’s Grade 10 students about careers in the trades. McMillan is an ironworker, boilermaker and small business owner. She founded an organization that promotes careers in the trades, especially for women. After her presentation, McMillan visited the school’s … Continue reading “St. Brother Andre students have fun learning about careers in the trades”

St. Francis of Assisi develops a “Growth Mindset”

In September, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge embarked on an initiative to promote a “growth mindset” in its students and staff. According to world-renowned Stanford University psychologist and author, Carol Dweck, a growth mindset allows us to “grow our brain’s capacity to learn and solve problems.” People with a growth mindset believe that … Continue reading “St. Francis of Assisi develops a “Growth Mindset””

St. Jean de Brebeuf unveils new stained glass artwork

Victoria and Christine, Grade 12 students at St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS created an artistic drawing that Bruno Stillo, a Master Stained Glass artist, handcrafted into a large stained glass artwork for the school. The beautiful stained glass representation of the Risen Christ is mounted on the third floor of the school. Stillo spent over 6 months … Continue reading “St. Jean de Brebeuf unveils new stained glass artwork”

Many special guests help mark Father Michael McGivney’s 25th Anniversary

Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy held a special blessing Mass to celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins celebrated Mass in the school’s gym; it was the first time the Cardinal had visited the South Markham school. Following mass, local dignitaries including the school trustee, Marlene Mogado, Director of … Continue reading “Many special guests help mark Father Michael McGivney’s 25th Anniversary”

St. Joseph the Worker CES hosts the City of Vaughan’s Annual Toy Drive Launch, in support of the CP24 Chum Christmas Wish

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School proudly hosted the City of Vaughan’s 2016 Toy Drive Launch, in support of the CP24 Chum Christmas Wish. The launch took place on Monday, November 21st and CP24 broadcasted live from the Thornhill school that morning. Officials from the York Catholic District School Board and City of Vaughan attended, … Continue reading “St. Joseph the Worker CES hosts the City of Vaughan’s Annual Toy Drive Launch, in support of the CP24 Chum Christmas Wish”

2016 National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples: Prayer for Families

In Solidarity with our Indigenous Peoples our schools have been asked to read the following prayer on December 12th. The Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council has released a prayer of thanksgiving for families to mark the 2016 National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. The Aboriginal Council and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops … Continue reading “2016 National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples: Prayer for Families”