YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th

Held annually on October 5th since 1994, World Teachers’ Day was founded by UNESCO in recognition of the significant contributions of teachers worldwide. The York Catholic District School Board extends a heartfelt thank you to all of our teachers for their commitment to Catholic Education, and for their guidance and leadership of the students and … Continue reading “YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th”

Meet Your New Student Trustee: Teresa Siby

A Grade 11 student at St. Robert Catholic High School in Thornhill, Teresa is a passionate lifelong learner and youth advocate, inspired by her faith, and an active approach to service. In May 2019, Teresa was elected Junior Student Trustee for the York Catholic District School Board. In late August, she was and officially Commissioned, in a … Continue reading “Meet Your New Student Trustee: Teresa Siby”

York Catholic to commemorate Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

Orange Shirt Day is commemorated across Canada every September 30th, to acknowledge the impact of the residential school system, raise awareness and honour Indigenous communities, and promote reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day started in the spring of 2013, when a commemoration event was held in Williams Lake, BC to honour those who attended the St. Joseph … Continue reading “York Catholic to commemorate Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters”

Open House for Regional Arts Program at St. Elizabeth CHS

Do you have a passion for dance, digital media, drama, instrumental music, visual arts, or vocal music? Then check out the Regional Arts Program Open House at St. Elizabeth Catholic High School on Wednesday, September 25 from 6-8 pm. St. Elizabeth is located at 525 New Westminster Drive in Thornhill. Any student in Grade 8 who … Continue reading “Open House for Regional Arts Program at St. Elizabeth CHS”

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 and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is proud to offer orientation programs for high school students who are new to Canada. The Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW) program will run at three York Catholic high schools, August 28th to August 29th. … Continue reading “Youth who are new to Canada are invited to attend school orientation program”

Congratulations to our 2019 Eco Schools!

2018-2019 was another terrific year for our York Catholic Ontario EcoSchools program, with 46 schools obtaining certification.  In addition, a record number of 15 YCDSB schools achieved platinum status with seven schools achieving platinum for the first time! YCDSB Platinum Certified EcoSchools Secondary Schools Jean Vanier CHS* St. Robert CHS St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS* … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2019 Eco Schools!”

Congratulations to our 2019 Healthy Schools!

Healthy Schools certification programs recognize and celebrate school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community. This past school year, York Catholic elementary and secondary schools worked as youth champions in both regional and provincial programs, earning Healthy School certifications for their work in areas including … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2019 Healthy Schools!”

Congratulations to our 2019 OECTA Young Authors

York Catholic congratulates its student-winners who were selected for the 2019 Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) Young Authors Awards / Prix Jeunes Ecrivains this past June. Elementary and secondary students from Catholic Boards across Ontario submitted original works, judged in five creative streams: short story, play, poem, fiction, and non-fiction, in both English and … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2019 OECTA Young Authors”

Three York Catholic students graduate with a perfect 100 per cent average

YCDSB’s top students all recognized they wanted to be challenged in high school Three York Catholic students graduated with a perfect 100 per cent average this past June; the Board congratulates Brett Gugel of St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS, Jessica Schneider of St. Robert CHS and James Xu of Father Michael McGivney CA on this … Continue reading “Three York Catholic students graduate with a perfect 100 per cent average”

Congratulations to our 2019 Oral Communications winners

The 2019 YCDSB Regional Oral Communications Competition was held at Guardian Angels CES this spring. Participating students wrote and delivered inspiring original speeches that showed off their creative flair and persuasive styles. Thanks go out to staff judges at all levels of the competitive action across York Catholic this year. Congratulations to our winners in … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2019 Oral Communications winners”