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YCDSB schools aim for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification

11 York Catholic elementary schools registered for Ophea’s Healthy School Certification in 2017. Schools that register for this program make a commitment to enhancing health and well-being for the school’s students, staff and wider community. To obtain Ophea’s Healthy School Certification, schools need to complete a six-step healthy schools process, which aligns with the Ministry … Continue reading “YCDSB schools aim for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification”

Light of Christ CES students present “Gabriel’s Message”

Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School in Aurora celebrated the Advent season with the production Gabriel’s Message on December 13th and 14th. Gabriel’s Message is an original production created by the students and staff of LOC. The interactive, multi-media presentation, led by students narrators, John D., Elizabeth Z., Matthew H., and Hanna C. shares the … Continue reading “Light of Christ CES students present “Gabriel’s Message””

“One for Haiti” Food Drive a great success

By Mary Cosentino, Former Superintendent of Secondary Schools: Leading Learning THE POWER OF ONE! That’s what we experienced with YCDSB’s “One for Haiti” Thanksgiving food drive. Director Patricia Preston’s open arms to Fr. Brian Kerr from the Missionaries of the Poor set the ball in motion inviting every member of the York Catholic School community … Continue reading ““One for Haiti” Food Drive a great success”

St. Ez Productions presents “Bah, Humbug” Dec 7-9

St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Thornhill hosts YCDSB’s Regional Arts Program, and puts on several engaging productions throughout the school year. Just in time for Christmas, St Ez Productions proudly presents a Dickens of a Christmas Comedy, Bah, Humbug! Bah, Humbug! will be a delightfully silly take on A Christmas Carol. The art school’s … Continue reading “St. Ez Productions presents “Bah, Humbug” Dec 7-9”

St. Brendan CES plants a red maple “tree of hope” for Canada 150

This fall, St. Brendan CES in Stouffville planted a red maple tree on its school grounds in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday and to symbolize “hope.” All of the school’s students also wrote prayers and reflections about their hopes for Canada’s future, and buried them in the hole where the “tree of hope” would be … Continue reading “St. Brendan CES plants a red maple “tree of hope” for Canada 150”

2nd Annual Mental Health Symposium at St. John Paul II

St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School in Richmond Hill recently held its 2nd annual Mental Health Symposium. Grade 4 – 8 students participated in the half-day symposium, which was filled with informative and engaging presentations, and workshops. The morning began with a presentation by Dr. Bucci and Ms. Rodrigues about the importance of mental … Continue reading “2nd Annual Mental Health Symposium at St. John Paul II”

Ontario Liberal Party, Common Ground Website

Dear Supporters of Catholic Education, In November, the Ontario Liberal Party launched their “Common Ground” website: commonground.ontarioliberal.ca. This website invites the public to put forward proposals that address particular provincial needs and priorities. One of the current suggestions is a proposal for the amalgamation of all Ontario schools under one non-denominational school board. It is … Continue reading “Ontario Liberal Party, Common Ground Website”