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St. Charles Garnier PACE students earn 2nd Place at engineering challenge

March is National Engineering Month in Ontario. To celebrate engineering excellence, the Professional Engineers of Ontario hold an annual Design Challenge for Grade 5 students using LEGO Blocks, as well as Grade 6 students using the K’NEX System.  This year the 12th Annual Design Challenge took place at Alexander Mackenzie High School on Saturday, March 7, … Continue reading “St. Charles Garnier PACE students earn 2nd Place at engineering challenge”

SBA Band performs at a Toronto Marlies Hockey game

On Friday March 6, 2015, over 180 band students from St. Brother Andre CHS in Markham performed during the first period intermission of the Toronto Marlies game at the Ricoh Centre in Toronto. The band students filled the stands wearing their red music jackets. They sounded great performing songs including: Call Me Maybe, Party Rock, and Living on a Prayer.  … Continue reading “SBA Band performs at a Toronto Marlies Hockey game”

St. Paul team races cardboard boats at Skills Ontario competition

Each year, students from across Ontario compete in regional cardboard boat races as part of the Skills Ontario competitions. A team from St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Newmarket placed third in its regional competition, which allowed it to move on to the provincial finals, which were held in Waterloo on March 4, 2015. Working in teams … Continue reading “St. Paul team races cardboard boats at Skills Ontario competition”

Crochet Club at St. Charles Garnier teaches students practical skills

Last November, Grade 5 Teacher, Anna Marie Camillo started a new Crocheting Club at St. Charles Garnier Catholic Elementary School in Richmond Hill. The Crochet Club is made up of Grades 6-8 students who get together twice a week over the lunch hour to crochet. The club offers students the ability to learn a practical new skill … Continue reading “Crochet Club at St. Charles Garnier teaches students practical skills”

St. Joan’s Best Kept Secret is Luca Runco!

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School’s Music Council hosted its first-ever talent show, ‘St. Joan’s Best Kept Secret.’  Students were asked to audition their best kept secret whether it be singing, playing an instrument, dancing, acting, rapping, or something else. The students who were chosen to be a part of … Continue reading “St. Joan’s Best Kept Secret is Luca Runco!”

York Catholic students attend annual Youth Ordinandi Luncheon

Students from various York Catholic high schools attended the annual Youth Ordinandi Luncheon at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, on March 3, 2015. The Youth Ordinandi Luncheon featured members of various religious orders who spoke to hundreds of students from Catholic high schools across the province about their calling to serve in the name … Continue reading “York Catholic students attend annual Youth Ordinandi Luncheon”

St. Brigid students recognized for introspective fundraiser

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) recently recognized students at St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School in Stouffville at its monthly SEAC Board meeting. St. Brigid CES offers the Intensive Support and Assessment Programs (ISA). At the SEAC meeting, the school’s ISA students presented their journey through a fundraising initiative that they led earlier in the school year … Continue reading “St. Brigid students recognized for introspective fundraiser”

St. John Chrysostom students practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques

Students at St. John Chrysostom Catholic Elementary School in Newmarket recently practiced a series of mindfulness and relaxation techniques to improve student mental health and well-being. Some of the techniques and activities that all of the school’s students participated in included: stress-reducing breathing techniques, making Mind Jars, learning mantras, and becoming mindful, among others. Students in Kindergarten … Continue reading “St. John Chrysostom students practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques”

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”