Registration for French Immersion to soon close

New French Immersion program to be added in Stouffville for 2016-17 The York Catholic District School Board offers the French Immersion program to students beginning in Grade 1, at 14 Catholic schools throughout York Region. This number will increase to 15 in September 2016 when St. Mark Catholic Elementary School in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville will begin … Continue reading “Registration for French Immersion to soon close”

What will your beautiful hands do today?

As part of an anti-bullying activity, Carla Anibaldi, Teacher-Librarian at St. Veronica CES, read the book, Beautiful Hands by Kathryn Otoshi and Bret Baumgarten to each class at the Woodbridge school.  The uplifting book asks and answers the question, “What will your beautiful hands do today?”  Students then discussed and reflected on the power they possess to make … Continue reading “What will your beautiful hands do today?”

Aurora students raise scholarship funds to send girls to school in Jamaica

Before the Christmas holidays, Samantha Lino, Occasional Teacher, visited Jonathan Grant High School in Spanish Town, Jamaica to deliver two scholarship grants to math students there on behalf of Marsha Thompson’s Grade 12 math class at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School in Aurora. Students in the class helped to raise the scholarship money so that two … Continue reading “Aurora students raise scholarship funds to send girls to school in Jamaica”

Markham students make New Year’s resolutions for the Year of Mercy

“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” – POPE FRANCIS Grades 4 and 5 students in Stephanie Giliberto’s class at St. John XXIII CES in Markham made New Year’s Resolutions for the Year of Mercy, as proclaimed by Pope Francis. The Year of Mercy began December 8, 2015. Students made many … Continue reading “Markham students make New Year’s resolutions for the Year of Mercy”

1929 photography exhibit raises questions about the treatment of women in media and society

On January 7th, Grade 12 Photography students from St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School in Woodbridge held a reception for their graduating exhibit called, “1929” at the historic Vellore Hall on Weston Road, which was transformed into an art gallery that night. 1929 was the year that women in Canada were legally acknowledged as “persons” and … Continue reading “1929 photography exhibit raises questions about the treatment of women in media and society”

Student artwork on display at the Aurora Cultural Centre

Artwork by Grade 12 Art students from St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School is on display as part of the 3rd Annual SMK Graduate Art Exhibition taking place at the Aurora Cultural Centre, from January 6-16, 2016. The exhibition features artwork created in the students’ final year of high school, in both their visual arts and photography … Continue reading “Student artwork on display at the Aurora Cultural Centre”