Students show compassion when learning about courage

A Grade 4 class at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge recently showed a great deal of empathy and compassion when working on a unit in their Language Studies themed around “courage.” As part of their studies, the students read true stories of courage from leukemia survivors, and were supposed to write a letter … Continue reading “Students show compassion when learning about courage”

Collaborative art creation at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS

The Grade 12 graduating visual arts class at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS in Aurora created a collaborative work of art inspired by their study of non-objective art and the works of Jackson Pollock. Under the direction art teacher, Mr. Viaes, students have been exploring and focusing on the idea of creating art from a non-representational form, and … Continue reading “Collaborative art creation at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS”

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 Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Below is a small sample of some … Continue reading “York Catholic schools hold special events to commemorate Remembrance Day”

Collaborative effort helps St. Augustine CHS place 1st at Markham Fall Fair art competition

Visual arts students from St. Augustine Catholic High School in Markham claimed the first place prize at the Markham Fair’s First Annual High School Art Competition. The prize was a $1,000 cheque donation to the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation on behalf of the school. Fairgoers voted from October 2 – 5, 2014 and the St. … Continue reading “Collaborative effort helps St. Augustine CHS place 1st at Markham Fall Fair art competition”

Upcoming Open House for YCDSB’s secondary Regional Arts Program at St. Elizabeth CHS

St. Elizabeth Catholic High School will be holding its annual Open House for the Board’s Regional Arts Program on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the YCDSB Theatre for the Arts, adjacent to the high school at 525 New Westminster Drive in Thornhill. Any York Region student in Grade 8 … Continue reading “Upcoming Open House for YCDSB’s secondary Regional Arts Program at St. Elizabeth CHS”

San Lorenzo CES students recognized as outstanding Altar Servers

On October 11, 2014, two San Lorenzo Ruiz CESGrade 8 students, Angelous G. and Angelo M. were recognized by the Most Reverend Wayne Fitzpatrick as outstanding Altar Servers for St. Patrick Parish in Markham. The pair was selected as outstanding Altar Servers by St. Patrick’s for their sound understanding and appreciation of their responsibilities at the … Continue reading “San Lorenzo CES students recognized as outstanding Altar Servers”

St. Stephen CES Teacher receives the Mother Delphine Award for Service

Paulette Cutler, Teacher at St. Stephen Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge was recently presented with the Mother Delphine Award for Service at the 2014 ShareLife Recognition Reception at St. Paul’s Basilica. His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, and Tim Lee Loy, Coordinator of Schools and Employee Campaigns for ShareLife thanked Paulette for her work during the reception. Paulette … Continue reading “St. Stephen CES Teacher receives the Mother Delphine Award for Service”

Thanksgiving Food Drive at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES

“If you can’t feed a million people, than feed just one.” –Mother Teresa The Luke 4:18 Social Justice Committee at San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School in Markham has been collecting items for its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive since mid-September, and will continue to take donations until Friday, October 9, 2014. “God tells us that whenever we help … Continue reading “Thanksgiving Food Drive at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES”

Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut visits St. Nicholas CES

Dr. Dave Williams, President and CEO of the Southlake Regional Health Centre recently visited St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School in Newmarket and spoke to its students and staff about his incredible professional career. The St. Nicholas school team raised the most money in this summer’s Southlake Run for a Cure. To recognize its generosity, the … Continue reading “Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut visits St. Nicholas CES”