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St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Elementary School
"Learning to Live! Living to Learn!"
  • St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Elementary School
  • 300 Great Lakes Drive
  • Brampton ON , L6R 2W7
  • Principal: Jennifer Page
  • Vice Principal(s): Wayne Campbell

  • Superintendents: Jodi Kuran
  • Trustee: Shawn Xaviour (Brampton Ward 9, 10)
    Darryl D'Souza (Brampton Ward 2)
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Newcomer Assessment and Reception Centre

 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32.pngNewcomer assessment and reception centre brochure in 10 languages​



Entrance to the Centre at St. Isaac Jogues School is at the side of the school - (not through the front door of the school)

Welcome to our Newcomer Reception & Assessment Centres

In harmony with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s mission, and in partnership with schools, the Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centres provide families and students with a welcoming and supportive introduction to the Ontario school system.Through a clearly defined initial assessment process, the students’ abilities, talents and interests are recognized and shared, enabling a smoother entry into the school community.

What We Do

  • Welcome newcomer students and their families
  • Introduce them to the Ontario elementary and secondary school system
  • Offer settlement support through Multicultural Settlement and Education Partnership (MSEP)
  • Assess English language proficiency and knowledge of mathematics
  • Suggest placement for secondary school students based on school transcripts, assessment results and age
  • Counsel secondary school students in choice of program/courses and post-secondary destinations
  • Send the assessment report to the school of registration

Who needs an assessment?

  • Any student who is new to Canada, entering the Ontario school system for the first time (SK-Grade 12)
  • Any student from a French language school in Canada
  • Any student who is new to the Dufferin-Peel CDSB, without a Report Card, and who has been in the Ontario school system less than three months (e.g., transfers from other school boards)
  • Any student from the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, or Australia who has spent less than four years in an English language school system

Who can register at Dufferin-Peel Catholic Schools?

Elementary admissions are open to Catholic children and children of Catholic parents.Secondary school admissions are under the provincially legislated Open Access and all students are admitted.


How to Register:

1. Parents/guardians are to register their child in person at their designated Catholic school. To find out which Catholic school is in your area, please contact the Planning Department at 905-890-1221 or click on the following link:

2. School staff checks documents and registers eligible students (see Required Documents).

3. An assessment appointment is made with one of the Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centres.


Length of assessment appointment:

Elementary Students: 1-2 hours

Secondary Students: 3-5 hours


Required Documents:

  • Passport and Record of Landing Form or Permanent Resident Card
  • Proof of age (Birth Certificate or Passport)
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Home address
  • Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate for student and one parent or
  • Baptismal Certificate of other rites in communion with the Holy See of Rome (for elementary students only)
  • Education Records/Transcripts

International students, refugee claimants, or students on work/study permit must have a Letter of Permission issued by the Admissions Department. For more information, click on the Admissions Department page or call at 905-890-0708 ext. 24500

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