St. Brother Andre student plays Carnegie Hall

Young pianist has won 16 major competitions in 2019! Congratulations to St. Brother Andre CHS student Richard Yeh for his outstanding artistry, musicianship, and winning spirit! 2019 has been a busy year for this SBA student who successfully balances his studies with piano practice, awards, and honours. Dominating the Ontario piano community, Richard has won … Continue reading “St. Brother Andre student plays Carnegie Hall”

York Catholic students commemorate D-Day and the Italian Campaign

In a life changing extension of faith-based and academic studies, students and staff from eight York Catholic high schools travelled to France and Italy this month to take an active role in world history. In both countries, our York Catholic student ambassadors took part in official WWII ceremonies of remembrance, and in Italy, had the … Continue reading “York Catholic students commemorate D-Day and the Italian Campaign”

2019 Best Buddies semi-formal a success!

St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS Hosts Fourth Annual Best Buddies Semi-Formal On May 31st, St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS hosted the Board’s fourth annual Best Buddies semi-formal for students who participate in the Best Buddies program at their high school. Helping students with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities form durable friendships and meaningful connections, the Best … Continue reading “2019 Best Buddies semi-formal a success!”

St. Catherine of Siena hosts first Elementary Special Olympics Sports Festival

On Wednesday, June 5th, students, staff, friends and family gathered at St. Catherine of Siena CES in Woodbridge for YCDSB’s first-ever Elementary Special Olympics Sports Festival. 31 student athletes with exceptionalities from Catholic elementary schools across York Region participated in a variety of events, supported and encouraged by student volunteers, educational assistants, teachers and supporters.  … Continue reading “St. Catherine of Siena hosts first Elementary Special Olympics Sports Festival”

Relationships built between Thornhill and Attawapiskat students

Unexpected friendships form in the spirit of Reconciliation Students and staff from St. Elizabeth CHS in Thornhill and Bishop Marrocco Thomas Merton SS in Toronto were recently recognized by the Canadian Parliament for their work with the Attawapiskat First Nations community. What started as a soccer camp by St. Elizabeth Teacher, Dan Romano and Bishop … Continue reading “Relationships built between Thornhill and Attawapiskat students”

St. Mark celebrates active living in support of Camp Ooch

Students, staff, families, and friends of St. Mark Catholic Elementary School teamed up with neighbouring school, Glad Park PS on May 30th to celebrate Active Living and to raise funds for Camp Ooch. The event encouraged students, parents, and guardians to choose an active form of travel to get to and from school, such as … Continue reading “St. Mark celebrates active living in support of Camp Ooch”

Holy Cross CA athletes victorious at inaugural Invitational Youth Games

Congratulations to Marlene C.P., Emil A., Thomas M., and an honourable mention to Kevin C. for representing York Catholic and Holy Cross Catholic Academy at the Inaugural “Invitational Youth Games” May 14-17 in Toronto. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics Ontario, the event welcomed over 2,000 athletes and 500 coaches, from seven international regions, … Continue reading “Holy Cross CA athletes victorious at inaugural Invitational Youth Games”