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Premier Kathleen Wynne Visits Our Lady of Good Counsel

Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne visited York Catholic’s Our Lady of Good Counsel CES in East Gwillimbury, on October 11, 2017. Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Elementary School re-opened in September after moving to a new school facility. The premier was greeted by the school’s Student Ambassadors, Trustee Theresa McNicol, Director Patricia Preston, Associate Director … Continue reading “Premier Kathleen Wynne Visits Our Lady of Good Counsel”

Canada’s Sesquicentennial Tree Planting and Thanksgiving Ceremony at St. Julia Billiart

On Friday October 9, 2017, the St. Julia Billiart school community celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass with Father Joseph Grima. Father Joseph is the newly-appointed Pastor of Blessed Frederic Ozanam in Markham. Following the Mass, the school community moved outdoors and continued the Thanksgiving celebration with a tree planting ceremony. The ceremony was in honour of … Continue reading “Canada’s Sesquicentennial Tree Planting and Thanksgiving Ceremony at St. Julia Billiart”

A unique opportunity to earn a credit in Visual Arts-Cultural Studies while studying and exploring the beauty of Italy

Join us as we visit the beautiful landmarks of Italy and study the great masters of Italian art. The York Catholic District School Board is proud to offer a learning experience for students interested in earning an Ontario Visual Arts/Cultural Studies or a Grade 12 University English credit this July. Students will sketch, draw and … Continue reading “A unique opportunity to earn a credit in Visual Arts-Cultural Studies while studying and exploring the beauty of Italy”

October 5th is World Teachers’ Day

Thank you to our YCDSB Teachers on World Teachers’ Day October 5th is World Teachers’ Day. Created by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), World Teachers’ Day recognizes the contributions of teachers worldwide and helps to raise awareness and appreciation for the invaluable contributions that teachers make throughout the world. The York … Continue reading “October 5th is World Teachers’ Day”

York Catholic schools host Thanksgiving food drives

Schools across the York Catholic District School Board have partnered with the charity, Missionaries of the Poor, to host Thanksgiving food drives to support people in Haiti. The Board-wide food drive called, “One Haiti, One Mercy,” aims to collect enough non-perishable food items to fill a 40 foot long container! St. Joseph of the Worker … Continue reading “York Catholic schools host Thanksgiving food drives”

Our Lady of Grace celebrates International Walk to School Day

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 4th, with its parent community; School Trustee, Elizabeth Crowe; Aurora Mayor, Geoff Dawe; Activate Aurora members; York Regional Police; and other community partners. International Walk to School Day is a global celebration that encourages students to take active routes to … Continue reading “Our Lady of Grace celebrates International Walk to School Day”

Upcoming Open House for High School Regional Arts Program

St. Elizabeth Catholic High School will be holding its annual Open House for its Regional Arts Program on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the YCDSB Theatre for the Arts, which is located adjacent to the school at 525 New Westminster Drive in Thornhill. The Open House will consist of a Visual Arts Showcase that begins at 6 … Continue reading “Upcoming Open House for High School Regional Arts Program”

York Catholic District School Board Land Acknowledgment

School Boards across Ontario are demonstrating their commitment to Truth and Reconciliation by providing Land Acknowledgements that honour Indigenous Peoples and traditional lands. At the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), we echo the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) in their response to the Calls … Continue reading “York Catholic District School Board Land Acknowledgment”

Students marvel at new Our Lady of Good Counsel school facility on the first day of school

Students at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Elementary School in East Gwillimbury returned to a new school facility on September 5, 2017. Students marveled at their new bright and beautiful school as they entered it for the first time. Before the school day began, students, parents, staff, and friends of OLGC gathered outside the … Continue reading “Students marvel at new Our Lady of Good Counsel school facility on the first day of school”