3 York Catholic schools shortlisted in OCSTA's Video Contest

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates:

  • St. Michael the Archangel CES in Vaughan for winning 2nd place in OCSTA's "The Story Behind the Name of Our Catholic School" Short-Video Contest for Elementary Students, and
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS in Vaughan for winning 2nd place in OCSTA's "The Story Behind the Name of Our Catholic School" Short-Video Contest for Secondary Students.

Winners were announced at the OCSTA's annual Catholic Trustees' Seminar in January. Patrick Daly, OCSTA President said, "A lot of thought goes into naming Catholic schools and for good reason as names have a role to play in inspiring students and the community as a whole. The saints and leaders, for whom many of our publicly funded Catholic schools are named, lived faith filled and courageous lives which is ideal material for students entering our contest. It is very important that our students have a good understanding and appreciation for the Charism of the person/symbol their school is named to honour. We were very impressed by the depth of research and creativity demonstrated by the elementary and secondary school students participating this year."

The York Catholic District School Board thanks all students who created a video and thanks them for their participation.


Congratulations to St. Michael the Archangel CES in Woodbridge, St. Brendan CES in Stouffville, and St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS in Woodbridge for being shortlisted in OCSTA's The Story Behind the Name of my Catholic School video contest!

The Ontario Catholic Schools Trustees' Association (OCSTA) challenged Catholic students across the province to delve into the history of their school's namesake, and create a 2-minute video about their story. All video submissions can be viewed online.

YCDSB wishes its finalists the best of luck in this contest. Winners will be announced at the OCSTA's annual Catholic Trustees' Seminar on January 13, 2017.

St. Michael the Archangel CES - "The Triumph of St. Michael Over Lucifer"

St. Brendan CES - "The Voyage of St. Brendan the Navigator"

St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS - "The Legacy of St. Jean de Brebeuf"