St. Elizabeth student a UNICEF ambassador

In September 2014, Hannah participated in an interactive panel about creating a Canadian Children’s Observatory with UNICEF Canada and Governor General His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and other notable Canadians. At the “Strong Girls, Strong World” Summit, special guests and speakers included Canada AM host Marci Ien, UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador Hannah Godefa, Olympic … Continue reading “St. Elizabeth student a UNICEF ambassador”

Sacred Heart CHS supports Rose of Sharon services for young mothers

Earlier this fall, students at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket raised over $1,200 in support of York Region’s Rose of Sharon Services for Young Mothers. Rose of Sharon charity supports young women up to the age of 25 who are prenatal and/or a parent. Rose of Sharon serves over 600 young women and babies in … Continue reading “Sacred Heart CHS supports Rose of Sharon services for young mothers”

Teachers Lead Professional Development

On November 7, and 8, 2014, Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP) participants shared their experiences in leading the learning of other teachers and in supporting the improvements in teaching and learning at TLLP’s Sharing the Learning Summit. This is an Ontario Government sponsored initiative that experienced classroom teachers can apply to, to obtain funding … Continue reading “Teachers Lead Professional Development”

Seven Sequels Canadian Book Launch

Approximately 200 York Catholic students and their families, from across the York Region attended a Meet and Greet Book Signing Event at the Canadian Launch of “The Seven Sequels” held at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS in Aurora. Presented by the Board’s Teacher-Librarians, authors, Eric Walters, Ted Staunton, Richard Scrimger, Sigmund Brouwer, Shane Peacock and John Wilson, spoke about their … Continue reading “Seven Sequels Canadian Book Launch”

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”

Planning for the Future symposium a great success

The York Catholic District School Board’s Student Services Department recently held its annual, “Planning for the Future” symposium, which focuses on ways to better help students with special needs transition out of high school. The event was a success, with over 200 participants in attendance. Grade 10 and 11 students with learning disabilities and Asperger’s … Continue reading “Planning for the Future symposium a great success”

Schools to host local French Immersion information sessions

French Immersion program added to two additional schools for 2015-16 The York Catholic District School Board offers the French Immersion program to students beginning in Grade 1, at 12 schools throughout York Region. This number will increase to 14 for September 2015, as St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Elementary School in Keswick and St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School in Richmond Hill … Continue reading “Schools to host local French Immersion information sessions”

November 16 – 22 is Bullying Awareness Week

The York Catholic District School Board proudly supports Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, November 16-22. St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Thornhill will mark the week by promoting positive messages of inclusion and diversity. On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, guest speakers from YouthSpeak Performance Charitywill speak to the school’s Grade 10 students, about bullying and students will … Continue reading “November 16 – 22 is Bullying Awareness Week”

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 alumni honoured by MACCA

The Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association (MACCA) honoured several York Catholic alumni at its annual Scholarship Ball and Gala Dinner, which took place this fall. The York Catholic District School Board thanks MACCA for supporting student achievement over the past 27 years, and congratulates the following scholarship award winners. Shae-Lynn Chung, alumni of St Augustine … Continue reading “York Catholic alumni honoured by MACCA”