School News

Catholic Education Week School Events @ SJW

May 2nd, 2017:  Birds of a Feather – About the Play | Roseneath EducationWhile on vacation with her grandma in Hawaii, junior birdwatcher Sarah makes a new friend in Violet who introduces her to the world of the Laysan albatross, a native species of bird that has a different kind of family from many others. Violet suggests they create and act out a ... Continue reading "Catholic Education Week School Events @ SJW"

Mental Health Symposium

On Monday April 10th 2017,  two students from our school are accompanying our teacher-librarian, Ms. Di Bacco, to the York Catholic District School Board’s 2nd annual Elementary Student Mental Health Symposium.  This symposium was created by the board to promote mental health awareness, best practices to help maintain and improve well-being and self-esteem in all students. Students will receive a welcome presentation by Ms. Sara ... Continue reading "Mental Health Symposium"

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Transition Committee Updates

Transition Committee Members Selected

Holy Family Transition Committee Members Position Name Principal – Holy Family H. Dillon-Leitch CSC Representative Rachael Markovsky Parent-at-Large Representative Anacleta Binay Staff Representative Salvatore Di Giacomo St. Joseph the Worker Transition Committee Members Position Name Principal – St. Joseph the Worker Catherine Donovan CSC Representative Nunzio Amato Parent-at-Large Representative Cristina Parolari Parent-at-Large Representative name withheld Staff Representative Jason Bablanian

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Board News

Indigenous Education Survey

The Ministry of Education is committed to improving Indigenous education in Ontario, improving student achievement and well-being, and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students. In 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Education launched the Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework (the Framework). The Framework guides the Ministry of Education, school boards and schools as ... Continue reading "Indigenous Education Survey"

The Critical Role of Catholic Education in Ontario Consultation

The Institute for Catholic Education (ICE) would like to hear from all stakeholders in the YCDSB community about Catholic education in Ontario! “Renewing the Promise” is a dialogue to solicit your input about Catholic education in Ontario and will help guide the work of ICE for the future.

Our YCDSB teachers, staff, parents and students play a very important part of this dialogue ... Continue reading "The Critical Role of Catholic Education in Ontario Consultation"

Posting for External Member to sit on YCDSB Audit Committee

York District Catholic School Board Seeks 2 Volunteer Community Members to Serve on its Audit Committee

The York Catholic District School Board is seeking 2 community members with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its audit committee for a 3-year term effective April 1, 2017.

The Audit Committee is comprised of 3 trustees and 2 independent members drawn from the community ... Continue reading "Posting for External Member to sit on YCDSB Audit Committee"

Changes to the Winter School Site Maintenance Program

The York Catholic District School Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan identifies four commitments to our stakeholders.  They include: the Integration of Catholic Faith, the Continuous Improvement of Student Achievement, the Effective Use of Our Resources and Engaging Our Communities. Faced with increasing financial restraints, these commitments continue to guide the Board’s decision-making on new investments and areas for cost reductions.

During the spring 2016 ... Continue reading "Changes to the Winter School Site Maintenance Program"

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