Spotlight on Schools

Introducing Tech Courses to Grade 8 students

On November 2, 2016, St. Joan of Arc CHS hosted its fourth annual Pathways to Technology Workshop for Grade 8 students in its feeder elementary schools. The event promoted technology courses at the school that will be available for students entering Grade 9 next year. Over 350 students from Holy Jubilee CES, Blessed Trinity CES, Divine Mercy CES, St. James CES, and St. David CES enjoyed visiting various "Tech" classrooms in the school, including the construction woodshop, the hair and aesthetics salon, and the computer engineering room…

Children's Nutrition Presentation: A Whole Foods Approach

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School in Thornhill held a Children's Nutrition Workshop for parents on November 15, 2016. The interactive workshop featured Deanna Lombardi Konecny, Nutritional Therapist & Paleo Nutritionist, and Andrea Lombardi, Physician Assistant, who spoke with parents about healthy food choices for children and youth. Parents found the workshop to be informative and engaging as it discussed lifelong health, food marketing techniques, and information about processed foods and additives in foods …

St. Michael CA students discuss inclusive behaviours, welcoming others

Students at St. Michael Catholic Academy in Thornhill participated in a school-wide activity to promote compassion and inclusivity during Anti-Bullying/Pro-Compassion Week, November 21- 25. Students from the school's social justice club called, Luke 4:18, read an announcement over the school's PA system every morning that promoted inclusion. All staff at the school created a "Photo Story" of the book, One by Kathryn Otoshi, which helped to launch discussions with students…

Family Science Night at St. Rene Goupil-St. Luke CES

The Catholic School Council for St Rene Goupil - St Luke CES hosted a Family Science Night on Monday, November 14, 2016. The organization, Scientists in the Schools, was present and held various science workshops for students and their parents to explore. Parents and children were immersed in hands-on science activities that inspired scientific inquiry and exploration. Some of the workshops included: "the Planet Takes Flight," "Obeying Newton's Law," "Math + Science = FUN" and "Please Play with your Food." …

YRP launches its festive RIDE campaign at St. Elizabeth CHS

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Thornhill proudly hosted the York Regional Police's annual Festive RIDE launch at the YCDSB Theatre of the Arts, which is adjacent to the school. The RIDE (Reducing Impaired Driving Everywhere) launch featured Kevin Frankish from Breakfast Television, who acted as the emcee for this event. Representatives from YCDSB, YRP, and MADD Canada also spoke to students about the many ways to support sober driving during the holiday season, and the devastating effects that impaired driving can have …

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