York Catholic Schools Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

The York Catholic District School Board is proud to be Canadian and to mark Canada 150! Patricia Preston, Director of Education said, “On July 1st, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of confederation. This is an exciting time for our country and our schools have held many special events leading up to Canada Day that … Continue reading “York Catholic Schools Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!”

Broadway in the Woods at St. Joseph the Worker CES

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School was proud to present, Broadway in the Woods, on June 14th. The show starred junior and intermediate students, as well as the primary choir from the Thornhill school. This marvelous musical was written and directed by Grade 5 teacher, Mario Tunzi. During this original musical, the audience was … Continue reading “Broadway in the Woods at St. Joseph the Worker CES”

Sacred Canoe Project Answers Call for Truth and Reconciliation

Sacred Heart Catholic High School recently launched the Sacred Canoe project, which was co-created by Dawn Ellis-Mobbs, Department Head of Arts; Julee Colucci, Visual Arts Teacher; and Glenn Marais, Artist in Residence.  This team received funding from a Ministry grant as well as many other sources in order to enable the students to partner with … Continue reading “Sacred Canoe Project Answers Call for Truth and Reconciliation”

Thornhill School marks Canada’s 150 with a “BEE-utiful” celebration!

With the help of Markham’s Canada 150 Neighbourhood Grant program, St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial with a pollinator conservation project. On Tuesday, June 20, over 200 students created a native species pollinator garden inside of a very Canadian icon, a red canoe, as part of … Continue reading “Thornhill School marks Canada’s 150 with a “BEE-utiful” celebration!”

Bishop Kirkpatrick delivers gifts from Pope Francis to Kleinburg school

On June 15th, Bishop Kirkpatrick visited Pope Francis Catholic Elementary School to make a special delivery on behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis! Students and staff were thrilled by the beautiful and unexpected surprise. Bishop Kirkpatrick, who officiated the Kleinburg’s school’s recent Solemn Blessing and Official Opening in April, visited Rome in the days immediately … Continue reading “Bishop Kirkpatrick delivers gifts from Pope Francis to Kleinburg school”

Cardinal Carter CHS presents: Sacred Relics of the Saints

Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora recently held a presentation about Catholic miracles and healings, complete with a display of sacred relics, on June 12th. Organized by the school’s Chaplaincy Department, the presentation began with an assembly where Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross spoke about the more than 150 holy … Continue reading “Cardinal Carter CHS presents: Sacred Relics of the Saints”

Passages Canada Speaker, Sang Kim visits St. Padre Pio CES

This spring, Grades 5-8 students at St. Padre Pio CES enjoyed a presentation by award-winning fiction writer, playwright, and restaurateur, Sang Kim, who spoke about the Passages Canada program. Kim shared details of his life experiences and struggles that he faced as a young immigrant from South Korea. His emphasized that students should listen to … Continue reading “Passages Canada Speaker, Sang Kim visits St. Padre Pio CES”

Thornhill students help divert 5,000 plastic bags out of landfills

St. Rene Goupil – St. Luke CES in Thornhill joined schools from across Canada in participating in Walmart’s Plastic Grab Bag Challenge. Together with its school community, St. Rene Goupil – St. Luke CES collected almost 5,000 plastic bags that will be recycled into pellets and made into everyday items such as furniture, clothing, or … Continue reading “Thornhill students help divert 5,000 plastic bags out of landfills”