St. Anne & Father Frederick McGinn triumphant at Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament

As part of the annual Richmond Hill Winter Carnival, the town hosts a two-week Elementary School Hockey Tournament where local schools from both Boards compete at Mill Pond. This year there were 12 junior teams comprised of students in Grades 4-6, and 16 senior teams comprised of students in Grades 7 and 8. After three … Continue reading “St. Anne & Father Frederick McGinn triumphant at Winter Carnival Hockey Tournament”

Woodbridge students learn to see the world from a new perspective

Students at St. Gregory the Great C.A. deepen their understanding of living with disabilities through real-life application. St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy in Woodbridge recently held a simulation activity where students had a first-hand experience to learn what it’s like to live with a disability. The half-day learning experience was made possible by ICAN … Continue reading “Woodbridge students learn to see the world from a new perspective”

Music students perform PTSD tribute concert with full orchestra

Senior music students from Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora recently performed their original songs with the Kitchener Waterloo Orchestra. The concert took place in February at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Kitchener Waterloo. It was a tribute concert for people suffering from with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). The music students have been preparing for this … Continue reading “Music students perform PTSD tribute concert with full orchestra”

Lego Challenge captures students’ curiosity

Grade 3 students at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School in Aurora recently completed their first Lego League showcase. The students worked in teams to solve the Junior Lego League Think Tank Challenge. Guided by their teachers, they had to establish a place where they learn and a learning tool they like to use. Once the students began … Continue reading “Lego Challenge captures students’ curiosity”

Father Henri Nouwen staff recognized for Tribes Training

Staff at Father Henri Nouwen Catholic Elementary School were recently honoured because 100 per cent of the Richmond Hill’s school staff are certified in Tribes training. YCDSB Tribes Trainers, Donna McCowell and Elaine Martin recently visited the school to congratulate the staff as being a Distinctive Tribes School that is committed to creating safe, caring, and collaborative environments … Continue reading “Father Henri Nouwen staff recognized for Tribes Training”

SHSM students at St. Theresa of Lisieux enjoy partnership opportunity with Disney Canada

Through the Information and Communications Technology SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major) program at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School, approximately 250 students enjoyed a special opportunity to learn about- and experience a Disney movie pre-screening. On February 4th, students from the Richmond Hill school were invited to attend a pre-screening of the new Disney movie, McFarland, … Continue reading “SHSM students at St. Theresa of Lisieux enjoy partnership opportunity with Disney Canada”

Nous sommes amis! Carnival friendship week at St. Mary of the Angels

Carnival is a festive season that is traditionally held in the weeks or days immediately preceding the liturgical season of Lent. St. Mary of the Angels was one of many schools that celebrated Carnival this February. The Woodbridge school’s Carnival celebration incorporated friendship and anti-bullying themes, while encouraging all staff and students to dialogue in French. … Continue reading “Nous sommes amis! Carnival friendship week at St. Mary of the Angels”

Students welcome and cheer for 37 new Canadians

On Monday, February 6, 2015, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School in Markham proudly hosted a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in honour of 37 immigrants who took the Oath of Citizenship that day. The school’s staff and students beautifully adorned the school foyer, library and gym with red and white decorations. They also wore red and white clothing, … Continue reading “Students welcome and cheer for 37 new Canadians”

Keswick student earns $100K Loran Scholarship

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Nicole Flanagan, Grade 12 student at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic College School in Keswick for earning the Loran Scholarship. The Loran Scholars Foundation identifies and supports exemplary young Canadians who demonstrate character, service and leadership. Founded in 1988, the Loran Scholars Foundation was the first national organization in Canada … Continue reading “Keswick student earns $100K Loran Scholarship”