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March 1st is Black Mental Health Day

Last year, with the proclamation of Bill 178, the Black Mental Health Day Act (2020) helped set the stage for all to learn and understand more about the impact of systemic racism. We need to work together to enact meaningful systemic change that will better support Black children and youth and address the historical impact … Continue reading “March 1st is Black Mental Health Day”

A Farewell Message from Retiring Interim Director Mary Battista

Friday, February 26, 2021 is my last day of work at the York Catholic District School Board and it is with mixed emotions that I write this message of farewell – emotions such as happiness and anticipation for a new chapter ahead, sorrow to be leaving a wonderful work family and a satisfying career, and … Continue reading “A Farewell Message from Retiring Interim Director Mary Battista”

Carter students discuss allyship and Black history among other conversations this month

Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora held many events and activities to mark Black History Month and shared profiles of Black saints and other historical leaders throughout the month.  One of its highlights was a personalized video message from the Honourable Jean Augustine in commemoration of Black History Month.  Jean Augustine, who helped to bring Black … Continue reading “Carter students discuss allyship and Black history among other conversations this month”

St. Anne’s Black History Month presentations

St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Richmond Hill celebrated Black History month by hosting a series of virtual speakers and presentations. Through the generous support of its Catholic School Council, St. Anne hosted presenters from the Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum on February 8th for students in Grades 4-8. The Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum is a … Continue reading “St. Anne’s Black History Month presentations”

St. Max in Aurora welcomes Jeff A.D. Martin

“You are worth it. You are enough,” – was the resounding message that Jeff A.D. Martin shared with the St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS school on February 19, during the school’s marquee Black History Month event. Martin spoke to students and staff about empowerment, social justice, and Black excellence. Jeff A.D. Martin is an award-winning motivational … Continue reading “St. Max in Aurora welcomes Jeff A.D. Martin”

NHL Dad, Karl Subban virtually visits St. Catherine of Siena CES

On Monday, St. Catherine of Siena CES welcomed Karl Subban who spoke virtually with students and staff as part of the Woodbridge school’s Black History Month events. Karl Subban is an Author, Educator, Motivational Speaker, Storyteller and Father of three NHL players P.K., Malcolm and Jordan!   Before his visit, the school kickstarted the day with … Continue reading “NHL Dad, Karl Subban virtually visits St. Catherine of Siena CES”

Student creations are ‘out of this world’

Students in Marc Minichillo’s Grade 8 class at Christ the King CES in Richmond Hill recently studied surrealism and were challenged to create digital art that demonstrates juxtaposition and automatism. Prior to working on the art assignment students identified and analyzed the social, political and economic factors that influenced the creation of surrealist art. They … Continue reading “Student creations are ‘out of this world’”

Coding in New Math Curriculum

The new Mathematics Curriculum of Ontario now contains expectations related to coding. There are many reasons why coding is important for our students. To name a few, coding provides an outlet for students to leverage technology to solve relevant problems in their community, a pathway for nurturing digital discipleship, and context for developing various global … Continue reading “Coding in New Math Curriculum”