Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2019

The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. From November 17-23, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join school boards around the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools. This week, and every week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all, cultivating a positive sense of belonging and well-being. For more information about Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, please visit the Board website. … Continue reading

Oakville Speakers Series

Loyola, Holy Trinity and St. Thomas Aquinas are partnering together to run the Oakville Speakers Series for the parents of the community. Families from all schools (secondary and elementary) are invited to attend one, two or all three sessions. Thurs. Nov. 21 (7:00 – 8:30p) at Holy Trinity – Social MediaThurs. Nov. 28 (7:00 – 8:30p) at St. Thomas Aquinas – Vaping & Cannabis UseThurs. Dec. 5 (7:00 – 8:30p) at Loyola – Transition to Post Secondary … Continue reading

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 8 through December 2, 2019. Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas. Students may submit entries in the following four (4) categories: Traditional artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.)Original song (new song written OR performed by student)Short video (no longer than 3 minutes)Short story … Continue reading

HCDSB Recognizes Indigenous Awareness Month

November is the designated Indigenous Awareness Month at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB). This month, and throughout the school year, students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. Indigenous Awareness Month is an opportunity to honour and recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and strength of present-day Indigenous communities within our Board, and throughout Canada. To learn more about how HCDSB is recognizing Indigenous Awareness Month, please visit the article on our website. … Continue reading

Grade 8 Info Night – Nov. 7

During the day of Wednesday, November 6th our grade 8 students from our Family of Schools will have a field trip to Loyola and experience “Mini-High School”! For interested parents, our evening will begin on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30p in the cafeteria. Presentation will include students and student services. There will be an opportunity to interact with teachers and students to inquire about programs, clubs and sports. Missed the presentation? Check it out here – https://loyola.hcdsb.org/grade-8-information/ … Continue reading

Celebration of Success

Thank you to all of our students and staff involved with planning and running our Celebration of Success! We’ve embedded our 3 videos here to share with those that missed the event. As announced, we will be updating our Honour Roll to the Hawks Above and Beyond awards to reflect our pillars of achieving, believing and belonging. Students who wish to apply for this award for the new school year, will need to maintain their academic average over 8 courses in addition to have sufficient community service hours (10 at the end of Grade 9, 20 at the end of … Continue reading

HCDSB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October is the designated Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in the province, with Ontario being home to more than 400,000 first-second and third-generation Canadians of Hispanic origin. At the Halton Catholic District School Board, our largest newcomer population is Hispanic! This month, HCDSB recognizes the dynamic community that has made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Ontario. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the outstanding achievements and contributions of Hispanic people in our province, and around the world. To learn more … Continue reading