Town of East Gwillimbury gives funds to area schools

The Town of East Gwillimbury recently presented a cheque for $5,000 to each York Catholic school located in the municipality, Our Lady of Good Counsel CES and Good Shepherd CES. The funds come from the Youth and Community Initiatives Fund, which is funded through the Mayor and Council Golf Tournament held annually each September. East … Continue reading “Town of East Gwillimbury gives funds to area schools”

Students enjoyed Jubilee of Mercy Retreat

In late June, Youth Bocce Canada sponsored the Jubilee of Mercy Retreat for secondary students from the York Catholic District School Board.  The retreat was a fun-filled day that included several events, activities and a Mass. It took place at Seneca College’s King Campus and approximately 180 students with Developmental Disabilities attended. The day began … Continue reading “Students enjoyed Jubilee of Mercy Retreat”

St. John Paul II CES students learn new skills over the summer

Students from St. John Paul II CES represented the York Catholic District School Board at the Skills Work Camp held at Humber College, during the summer. The week long camp focused upon helping the students explore careers in skilled trades technologies by participating in various hands-on activities in the areas of broadcasting, architectural design, culinary arts, robotics, gliders, electrical, HVAC, and … Continue reading “St. John Paul II CES students learn new skills over the summer”

Newcomer families invited to learn about our school system

York Region students and their parents who recently moved to Canada are invited to attend a free orientation program called Welcome to Canada, at Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Richmond Hill on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MPP Laura Albanese, Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration is scheduled to … Continue reading “Newcomer families invited to learn about our school system”

Families gather to mark opening of new school, Pope Francis CES in Kleinburg

Parents, students, school staff and officials from the York Catholic District School Board marked the opening of York Catholic’s newest school, Pope Francis Catholic Elementary School, on September 6, 2016 with a prayer, and brief flag-raising and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Inaugural Principal, Anthony Arcadi, raised the Canadian flag at the school for the first time, with the … Continue reading “Families gather to mark opening of new school, Pope Francis CES in Kleinburg”

Welcoming our new student trustee, top senior officials

The first Board meeting of the new school year was held on August 30, 2016. Before the Board meeting, the Most Reverend Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick celebrated Mass. This was followed by a swearing in ceremony for York Catholic’s new Student Trustee, Ben Smith, and a commissioning ceremony for the Board’s new Associate Director: Strategic Leadership, Frances … Continue reading “Welcoming our new student trustee, top senior officials”

YCDSB to welcome over 55,000 students to its 106 schools this September

As students make their way back to school on September 6th, the York Catholic District School Board will welcome approximately 55,000 students to its 106 schools, including its newest school, Pope Francis Catholic Elementary School in Kleinburg. York Catholic secondary students entering Grade 9, as well as students entering Grade 7 at Our Lady of the … Continue reading “YCDSB to welcome over 55,000 students to its 106 schools this September”

Youth who are new to Canada are invited to attend school orientation program

The York Catholic District School Board, in partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region, the York Region District School Board, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is proud to offer orientation programs for high school students who are new to Canada. The Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW) program and the similar, but abbreviated Newcomer Orientation Day … Continue reading “Youth who are new to Canada are invited to attend school orientation program”