San Lorenzo Ruiz spreads warmth and cheers this Advent season

During this time of Advent, the spirit of giving is strong at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES. While so many children are still in the process of writing up their own Christmas gift list, the students at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES in Markham are experiencing the magic of giving to others. Under the leadership of the Luke … Continue reading “San Lorenzo Ruiz spreads warmth and cheers this Advent season”

SBA student Wins a Silver Medal for Canada

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Justina Yu, Grade 9 AP student at St. Brother Andre CHS in Markham, on her recent performance at the World Taekwondo Championship held in Aguascalientes, Mexico, October 30 – November 2, 2014. She made Canada proud by winning an individual silver medal at the 9th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship. She … Continue reading “SBA student Wins a Silver Medal for Canada”

YPC thanks Jean Vanier’s hospitality students

Representatives from the York Purchasing Co-Operative (YPC) recently expressed their gratitude to Jean Vanier Catholic High School’s Hospitality Department and Hospitality students for their assistance in preparing food for the YPC Annual BBQ held in September at York Regional Police headquarters. YCDSB’s Director of Education, Patricia Preston, and Superintendent, Ron Crocco joined YPC Chair, Chris Hasson and … Continue reading “YPC thanks Jean Vanier’s hospitality students”

St. Elizabeth student a UNICEF ambassador

In September 2014, Hannah participated in an interactive panel about creating a Canadian Children’s Observatory with UNICEF Canada and Governor General His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and other notable Canadians. At the “Strong Girls, Strong World” Summit, special guests and speakers included Canada AM host Marci Ien, UNICEF Ethiopia Goodwill Ambassador Hannah Godefa, Olympic … Continue reading “St. Elizabeth student a UNICEF ambassador”

Sacred Heart CHS supports Rose of Sharon services for young mothers

Earlier this fall, students at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket raised over $1,200 in support of York Region’s Rose of Sharon Services for Young Mothers. Rose of Sharon charity supports young women up to the age of 25 who are prenatal and/or a parent. Rose of Sharon serves over 600 young women and babies in … Continue reading “Sacred Heart CHS supports Rose of Sharon services for young mothers”

Teachers Lead Professional Development

On November 7, and 8, 2014, Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP) participants shared their experiences in leading the learning of other teachers and in supporting the improvements in teaching and learning at TLLP’s Sharing the Learning Summit. This is an Ontario Government sponsored initiative that experienced classroom teachers can apply to, to obtain funding … Continue reading “Teachers Lead Professional Development”

Seven Sequels Canadian Book Launch

Approximately 200 York Catholic students and their families, from across the York Region attended a Meet and Greet Book Signing Event at the Canadian Launch of “The Seven Sequels” held at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS in Aurora. Presented by the Board’s Teacher-Librarians, authors, Eric Walters, Ted Staunton, Richard Scrimger, Sigmund Brouwer, Shane Peacock and John Wilson, spoke about their … Continue reading “Seven Sequels Canadian Book Launch”

Students show compassion when learning about courage

A Grade 4 class at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge recently showed a great deal of empathy and compassion when working on a unit in their Language Studies themed around “courage.” As part of their studies, the students read true stories of courage from leukemia survivors, and were supposed to write a letter … Continue reading “Students show compassion when learning about courage”

Collaborative art creation at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS

The Grade 12 graduating visual arts class at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS in Aurora created a collaborative work of art inspired by their study of non-objective art and the works of Jackson Pollock. Under the direction art teacher, Mr. Viaes, students have been exploring and focusing on the idea of creating art from a non-representational form, and … Continue reading “Collaborative art creation at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS”

York Catholic schools hold special events to commemorate Remembrance Day

Students, staff, and community members from Catholic schools across York Region will mark Remembrance Day by paying tribute to war veterans and current members of the Canadian Forces through special events and activities, including school assemblies, visits from veterans, dramatic presentations, and liturgies on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Below is a small sample of some … Continue reading “York Catholic schools hold special events to commemorate Remembrance Day”