SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting is Coming to Our School!

We are pleased to announce that beginning Monday, November 5, 2018, our school will be moving to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. Once implemented, the SafeArrival system will be available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile appby logging into the SchoolMessenger®  web siteby calling into an interactive toll-free phone line Learn more about how to report your child’s absence. Click on the FAQ for more information about how to use the new SafeArrival student attendance … Continue reading

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Research indicates that a concussion can affect a student’s school performance in both cognitive activities (school work) and physical activities (physical education program/interschool activities). Research also indicates that engaging in  cognitive and … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 P.A. Day

Please be advised that there will be no classes for secondary students on September 17, 2018.  P.A. Day Agenda for Staff The Education Act provided by the Ministry of Education requires each school Board to establish a School Year Calendar, identifying instructional days, professional activity (P.A.) days and holidays for each school year. Regulation 304, “School Year Calendar, Professional Activity Days”, made under the Education Act, requires school boards to prepare an agenda that lists the scheduled activities and details taking place for each P.A. day throughout the school year. Upcoming P.A. day agendas for staff will be accessible on … Continue reading

HCDSB to Host the Eleventh Annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is delighted to host the eleventh annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education, which will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Holy Cross Church in Georgetown. The annual diocesan mass was established in 2008, and rotates among seven Catholic school boards and one Catholic University to give thanks for the gift of publicly funded Catholic Education. Participating school boards and universities include Halton Catholic District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB, Waterloo CDSB, Bruce-Grey CDSB, Wellington CDSB, Haldimand Norfolk CDSB, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-sud, and St. Jerome’s University. Together with the Catholic … Continue reading

School Climate Surveys

At HCDSB, we want our schools to be safe and welcoming places where students and staff can feel comfortable enough to learn and to work. The School Climate Surveys are conducted every two years to gather information from students, parents and staff, to help us create and sustain safe and welcoming schools. Student Survey From October 5 through November 16, 2017, all students in grades 9 to 12 in our school were able to participate in the School Climate Survey. The School Climate Survey for Students helps school staff learn about students’ feelings towards their school and their thoughts for improving their school environment. The survey is not … Continue reading

Ontario Student Voice Awards – Applications are Open!

The ​Ontario Student​ ​Trustees’​ ​Association​ ​(OSTA-AECO) is now offering Ontario Student Voice Awards, presented annually to students doing exceptional work across the province of Ontario. Ontario Student Trustees present the awards to students who dedicate their time passionately representing their community and advocating for the issues most important to them. This year alone, six awards, each valued at $500 will be given to students in the following categories: • Student Voice • Commitment to Justice • Dedication to the Arts • Sports Leadership • Entrepreneurial Initiative • Cultural Involvement The deadline for all applications is March 20, 2018. For more … Continue reading

It’s that time of year again and the deadline for course selections is fast approaching!

Grade 10 students and their parents are encouraged to watch the following recorded presentation: Let’s Talk About Pathways! to learn more about selecting the appropriate courses for their Grade 11 year, as they plan their educational journey and career pathway.

Students are encouraged to speak to our Student Services department, should they have any questions about course selections and choosing a pathway.

For more information, please visit: http://studentsuccess.hcdsb.org/

 

School Climate Student Survey

In the fall of the 2017-2018 school year, all grade 4 to 12 students across the Halton Catholic District School Board will have an opportunity to participate in a school climate student survey.

The survey is voluntary and anonymous, and will allow students to share their thoughts about our school community. Students will be given time to complete the survey during the school day.

For more information, please visit the following page on the Board’s website: School Climate Surveys.

Monitoring our Multi-Year Strategic Plan

As the first year of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s new multi-year strategic plan comes to an end, we are gathering feedback from the HCDSB community to monitor our efforts this past year.

We Want Your Feedback!

Please take a moment to share your thoughts here. This survey will remain open until June 30, 2017.

All of the feedback gathered will be shared with our Board of Trustees.

Please note that all information collected will remain anonymous; no school or respondent names will be shared.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this data collection process, please contact Dr. Lisa Collimore, Chief Research Officer, at: collimorel@hcdsb.org

Grade 8 Parent Information Evening – November 17 @ 7pm

Attention Parents and Guardians of Grade 8 Students: You are cordially invited to attend our Grade 8 Parent Information Evening which will be held on Thursday November 17 beginning at 7.00pm. This is an important opportunity to learn about Loyola’s range of programs, as well as, the different pathways available to your sons and daughters as they prepare for high school. Parents will have an opportunity to experience all that Loyola has to offer through interactive displays and demonstrations, and visits with various teachers and heads of departments. The evening promises to be informative and exciting – please join us! … Continue reading