Help Change the Culture of Cyberbullying!

All York Catholic District School Board and York Region District School Board students and staff are invited to participate in the Change the Culture of Cyberbullying Video and Poster Contest. A prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the school or department with the winning submission. The contest was launched at the successful #yeswewill Change the Culture … Continue reading “Help Change the Culture of Cyberbullying!”

World Teachers’ Day is October 5th

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated around the world annually on October 5th. Created by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), World Teachers’ Day recognizes the contributions of teachers worldwide and aims to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. … Continue reading “World Teachers’ Day is October 5th”

Students can now Report It!

On September 29th, the York Catholic District School Board launched Report It!, a new online feature that students can use to report bullying, violent incidents, vandalism, and other inappropriate behaviours to their school principals. Report It! gives students an opportunity to confidentially report bullying incidents. All tips and information received will be investigated. The Report It! webpage is intended for non-emergency … Continue reading “Students can now Report It!

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”

Students say #yeswewill at Cyberbullying Awareness Event

Over 300 York Region students from four schools participated in a cyberbullying awareness rally at Aurora High School on September 29, 2014. The event was aimed at helping people understand the devastating effects of cyberbullying. J. Philip Parappally, Director of Education, York Region District School Board; Patricia Preston, Director of Education, York Catholic District School … Continue reading “Students say #yeswewill at Cyberbullying Awareness Event”

Welcome to Canada Orientation Day for Newcomers in York Region

There will be an orientation workshop for York Region’s newcomer families who have recently arrived in Canada. It will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Jean Vanier Catholic High School located at 10475 Bayview Ave. in Richmond Hill. The workshop is open to newcomer families who have children registered … Continue reading “Welcome to Canada Orientation Day for Newcomers in York Region”

YCDSB welcomes its new student trustee, Natasha Iaboni

The York Catholic District School Board welcomes its new Student Trustees for 2014-2016. Natasha Iaboni, a Grade 11 student at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS in Aurora is the Board’s new Junior Student Trustee as the former Junior Student Trustee, Joe McLeod, takes the position of Senior Student Trustee. Natasha is the 16th student to serve on the … Continue reading “YCDSB welcomes its new student trustee, Natasha Iaboni”

Informative Meet the Teacher Night at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Catholic Elementary School in East Gwillimbury held its annual ‘Meet the Teacher Night,’ on Thursday, September 4, 2014. It was an informative and fun way to kick-off the new school year. The night began in the gym with a presentation by Public Health Nurse, Judy Barth. She stressed the importance of healthy eating habits, … Continue reading “Informative Meet the Teacher Night at Good Shepherd”