OSSLT – March 31, 2016


The compulsory Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2016, for students in Grade 10.  It is a provincial requirement that students successfully complete the OSSLT in order to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

In order to create a positive atmosphere to maximize success and minimize distractions, the school’s daily schedule will be revised as follows:

OSSLT:  8.15 a.m. – 11.25 a.m.

Lunch:  11.25 a.m. – 12.05 p.m.

Period 1:  12.05 p.m. – 12.55 p.m.

Period 2:  12.59 p.m. – 1.49 p.m.

Period 5:  1.53 p.m. – 2.47 p.m.

Students who are not involved in the literacy test (i.e. Grades 9, 11, 12) will begin Period 1 at 12:05 p.m. The school day will conclude at our regular time of 2:47p.m.

Please note that Thursday March 31 will be a regular uniform day.

Transportation will be operating on a regular school day schedule. Students arriving at the regular school time, and who are not writing the literacy test, will be provided a supervised study area.

We thank you in advance for your support in working together to ensure success for our students.

Student Leaders Host the Hon. Kevin Flynn, MPP

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The students and staff of St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School were honoured to host the Hon. Kevin Flynn MPP, Minister of Labour to Loyola on Friday February 26, 2016. The purpose of the visit was to acquaint Mr. Flynn with the remarkable student leadership programs that exist at Loyola and demonstrate the impact these groups have on the school community and the larger Oakville community. By fostering student leadership today, Loyola is developing the leaders of tomorrow. Through his conversations with the students, Mr. Flynn graciously shared with our student leaders the importance of civic engagement as a way to support meaningful change in our world, both locally and globally. Additionally, Mr. Flynn visited a grade 10 Civics class – here, he outlined for students the role that government plays in their life within the province and fielded questions from students about his role as a Member of Provincial Parliament and Cabinet Minister.

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The Yearbooks are in! Our 2014-15 Yearbooks have been distributed to current grade 10, 11 and 12 students. Additionally, our 2013-14 yearbooks have also been distributed to current grade 11 and 12 students.

Graduates may pick up their copy of the yearbook as follows:

  •  June 2014 Grads may pick up their 2013-14 Yearbook in the Main Office from May 9-May 13;
  •  June 2015 Grads may pick up both of their Yearbooks (2013-14 and 2014-15) from May 9 – May 13.

***Please note that the office hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


2016 Art Show

Enjoy a wonderful evening featuring the creative work of Loyola’s art students on Thursday February 11th from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the library.   The show includes over 400 works of art by students from Grades 9 to 12.  Admission is free!

Click on the thumbnails below for a preview.




Did you receive a notice from the Halton Region Health Department asking for immunization information?

Some families with children born in 1998-99 recently received a notice in the mail from the Halton Region Health Department because the Region does not have up-to-date immunization records for their child/children. If you have received this notice we are requiring you to do one of the following in order to update your child’s immunization record:

  • Go to your doctor to get required immunizations and update the Halton Region Health Department; OR
  • For students unable to see a physician, the Halton Region Health Department is also hosting immunization clinics in some schools. Information about the dates and times of these clinics was provided on the notice mailed to your home. Halton Region is also hosting four immunization clinics (one in each of our communities) this month to help students born in 1998-99 catch up on the immunizations indicated on their notice. These clinics are open by appointment only and you must register in advance; OR
  • If your child’s immunizations are up-to-date, please update the Halton Region Health Department; OR
  • If your child will not be immunized due to medical or religious/conscience reasons, please submit an exemption form the Halton Region Health Department.

If you have questions about how to update your child’s immunization record, please visit halton.ca/immunize or dial 311.