On Nov. 19, DPCDSB staff and members of our community celebrated the board’s 50th Anniversary with a celebration dinner. Thanks to all staff, students, parishes and community members, who have contributed to 50 Years of Excellence in Catholic Education.
On November 14, students from St. Marcellinus Secondary School put faith into action spending the day at GLOBALMEDIC Toronto packing Emergency Family kits for the people of Yemen
Students from the Chaplaincy Club at Loyola C.S.S. went on a pilgrimage to Guelph, which included a walk through the Old Growth Forest project operated by the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, and then a tour of the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate.
The Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School Communication students attended The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Students had the unique opportunity to take part in a special behind the scenes experience, interacting with Ontario farmers and their animals.
Students at Father Francis McSpiritt collected over 800 kgs of clothing for the school’s Bag2School Collection initiative.
Our Lady of Good Voyage School participated in the City of Mississauga’s Remember 11-11 Project. Students made poppies out of wildflower seed balls that were then placed in natural areas around Mississauga.
On November 6, DPCDSB hosted a group of Grade 9 students taking part in Take Our Kids to Work Day at the Catholic Education Centre and Keaton Centre.
On October 29, students at Venerable Michael J. McGivney School participated in a film shoot to promote the Rings & Rocks curling program. Students also met two-time Olympic Gold Medalist curler Kaitlyn Lawes.
On October 13, in a canonization ceremony led by Pope Francis, Cardinal Newman became St. John Henry Newman. To reflect this status, Cardinal Newman Catholic Elementary School has officially been renamed St. John Henry Newman Catholic Elementary School.
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School honoured Orange Shirt Day this year through an awareness campaign that compelled students to understand their own roles in reconciliation.
Students from the Jean Vanier Program in Mississauga have started up their Pay it Forward Program again this year. The program focuses on students providing free outdoor help to senior citizens within the community.
On September 25, staff and students from Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School took part in the annual Terry Fox Walk. This year, the Robert F. Hall community donated $6,083 to the Terry Fox Foundation.
On September 16, the Grade 8 Youth Faith Ambassadors of St. Joseph Elementary School in Streetsville visited Dr. Andrew Simone’s Canadian Food for Children warehouse to pack food and supplies headed to those less fortunate in Peru, South America.
Mrs. Paterson’s Grade 1/2 class from St. Dominic School recently attended their first Mass of the school year at St. Dominic Church.
The students in the Best Buddies Club at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School volunteered at Dr. Simone’s Canadian Food for Children filling skids with clothing and loading up the truck to help the needy.
On September 21, 30 students, staff and family members engaged in a school ground greening project revamping garden beds at St. Augustine Secondary School.
Grade 10 History students at St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. unpacked a First World War Discovery Box on loan from the Canadian War Museum. This hand-on experience introduces students to Canadian military history through the use of artifacts.
John Cabot Catholic Secondary School’s Eco Team brought another great event to its community – the Electronic Waste Recycling Drive.
Peel Health inspired schools to sign up for the Healthy Pledge Program last year. The Program was a huge success with 326 pledges signed! Our Lady of Providence Catholic Elementary School was invited to take part in the delegation to Regional Council.