York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month

Catholic schools across York Region will mark Black History Month throughout February with special events including visits from guest speakers, morning reflections, African drumming circles, school displays, and a variety of classroom learning activities. “Black History Month provides an excellent opportunity for our schools, students, and staff to recognize the important contributions made by Black … Continue reading “York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month”

YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES turns one

The Ontario Early Years Centre at San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School in Markham turned one this January. Operated by the YMCA, the centre offers family-centered, drop-in school readiness programs for parents/caregivers and their children up to the age of six. Programs vary throughout the year, and some are specifically designated for a particular age group. Programs … Continue reading “YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES turns one”

Father Bressani CHS wins second place in Faith in Our Future video contest

This past fall, the Ontario Catholic Schools Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) invited all students from Grades 4-12 in Ontario’s Catholic schools to participate in its annual Faith in Our Future video contest. Students were asked to submit a two-minute video about the meaning of Advent from the perspective of students, individuals, or groups/classes in the Catholic … Continue reading “Father Bressani CHS wins second place in Faith in Our Future video contest”

Richmond Hill mayor speaks to St. Anne students about the role of government

Richmond Hill Mayor, David Barrow visited St. Anne Catholic Elementary School on January 20, 2015 and spoke with Grade 5 students about the role of government and responsible citizenship, which coincides with what they are learning in their social studies class. The mayor shared a great deal of information about his role and responsibilities, and described some … Continue reading “Richmond Hill mayor speaks to St. Anne students about the role of government”

You are never too old or too young to dream

St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville celebrated its third annual, Strength in Unity Day on January 15, 2015. The Strength in Unity Day acknowledged and commemorated the January virtues of “unity and inclusivity.” To celebrate the virtues, the school hosted Author, Susan Bosak, who spoke to students and staff about her book, … Continue reading “You are never too old or too young to dream”

Student Health Fair was both informative and fun

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge recently held an informative and fun Health Fair, organized by its Grade 8 students. Prior to the fair, the Grade 8 students worked in pairs to complete a research project based on a variety of healthy living topics, including vitamins, concussions, reading food labels, and more. Each … Continue reading “Student Health Fair was both informative and fun”

Brebeuf students using their smartphones in smart ways

St. Jean de Brebeuf students in the Grade 12 Computer and Information Science Class are no strangers when it comes to writing computer code. For the past two years they have been learning how to code in different computer languages such as Java, VB.NET, and APPInventor, and have learned different programming styles and techniques following the … Continue reading “Brebeuf students using their smartphones in smart ways”

Markham students perform at the Toronto Centre for the Arts

Two San Lorenzo Ruiz students, Aaron E. and Elora S. recently performed on stage at the Toronto Centre for the Arts with famous Irish singer, Orla Fallon and the Upper Canada Chorus at a sold-out concert. In preparation for this special event, the pair participated in many rehearsals and practices, and memorized a variety of different songs. … Continue reading “Markham students perform at the Toronto Centre for the Arts”

Italian music group performs for International Language students

In December, the Board’s International Languages schools hosted, in collaboration with Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana/Columbus Centre, the Italian music group, Parafonè. The Calabria-based musical act performed at St. Peter, St. Cecilia, St. Padre Pio, and St. Margaret Mary schools. It also played at Father Bressani Catholic High School where students from St. Gabriel the Archangel, and St. Catherine of Siena were in attendance. The … Continue reading “Italian music group performs for International Language students”