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John Cabot Catholic Secondary School
"Faith, Hope and Charity"
  • John Cabot Catholic Secondary School
  • 635 Willowbank Trail
  • Mississauga ON, L4W 3L6
  • Phone: 905.279.1554
  • Fax: 905.279.3419
  • Principal: Shawn Clarkin
  • Vice Principal(s): Alexis Galvao
  • Jennifer Varnam
  • Superintendent: Tim Lariviere
  • Trustee:
  • Mario Pascucci (Ward 3)
  • Anna Maria Abbruscato (Ward 4)
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John Cabot Catholic Important Updates

Family Math Night Event - Thursday February 25:
John Cabot Catholic Secondary School invites students in grade 9, parents and guardians, to Family Math Night on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Administration and teaching staff from Pocock and Cabot will demonstrate how we can all work together to support student success in mathematics, both in the classroom and at home. Representatives from Homework Help, a free online math tutoring service, funded by the Government of Ontario, are also scheduled to join us.

Space is limited. To register to attend this event, please complete this registration form and return it to the Cabot Main Office by Tuesday, February 16th. Thank you.

Parent letter regarding the upcoming OSSLT - February 8, 2016:
The following letter contains updated information regarding the OSSLT day activities and expectations. please click here

Parent Newsletter: 
The Fall/Winter edition of The Clarion - can be found by clicking here

2015-16 School Year Calendar
Additional Professional Activity Day: Monday, April 11, 2016

Terms of the recent contract settlement between the teacher federations and the Ministry of Education included the provision of an additional Professional Activity Day for the 2015-2016 school year for both elementary and secondary schools. Recently, boards were directed to schedule this additional Professional Development Day on or before April 15, 2016.

In the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, the designated additional Professional Activity Day has been scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2016.

Therefore, there will be no classes for either elementary or secondary students on Monday, April 11, 2016.

Thank you for your attention to this addition to the 2015-16 School Year Calendar.

OSSLT Literacy Test Preparation Course:
This upcoming March 31st all grade ten students at John Cabot Secondary School will be participating in the mandatory Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test. The OSSLT is a requirement of all high school graduates. In preparation for the test the John Cabot community will be offering ten, one hour sessions. These sessions will be offered after school twice a week for five weeks. Courses will likely be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on teacher availability. All students are encouraged and allowed to participate in these sessions. We particularly encourage parents who feel their child might benefit from these courses to register. Students who have been deemed at risk will be contacted directly but all students are welcome. The courses will begin in February, so please stay current with the school website for more information. Click here for more details...

International Student Programs Information Night
February 23, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.:
Information regarding the International Student Program, Summer ESL Credit Program for International Students, Student Exchange Program, and community supports available to newcomers, will be shared. Full details of the various programs and opportunities will be provided by several guest speakers and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Click here for more details...

Cabot Newsletter - "The Clarion":
Read about the wide variety of activities happening at John Cabot through the latest edition of our community newsletter

Information regarding Bus Cancellations or School Closures
Please find out how the Board will communicate information regarding bus cancellations or school closures due to winter weather at this link.

Peel Health - Immunization Updates: 
Peel Health has mailed a second round of letters to the households of students requiring Immunization Updates. These immunizations must be completed and communicated directly to Peel Health before February. Otherwise, a Projected Suspension List is expected to be received by the school on February 4th. More information can be found at

OSSLT Preparation: November Blitz
This November, grade ten students at John Cabot Secondary School will be participating in an OSSLT preparation activity in their period 3 classes. The activity will give students the opportunity to practice two skills from the upcoming OSSLT: Multiple Choice and Main Idea.

Ongoing preparation will continue leading up to the OSSLT which will take place on Thursday March 31st, 2016.

Grade 9 Registration Information:
Registration Packages are now available for the 2016/2017 school year. Please visit our Guidance Department at John Cabot Catholic S.S., anytime Monday to Friday, between 7:45am and 3:30pm, to pick up a package.

SHSM in Business @ Cabot:
John Cabot is proud of our Specialist High Skills Major in Business. For more information please click here.

Health and Physical Education Curriculum:
A message regarding the revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum can be found here.

Say NO to Bullying @ Cabot:
To promote a positive school community, this Online Reporting Tool has been created so students who become aware of bullying incidents or other negative behaviours that impact the school environment can report them.

When you fill out this form, you are not required to provide your name or any other information that identifies you. If the information is provided anonymously, it may be dealt with in a general way, as there may be no means to respond specifically if limited information is provided.

In some cases, if you are identifiable based on the information provided, the school principal/vice-principal may approach you to provide more information on a confidential basis. If you choose to identify yourself in the reporting process, the principal and/or vice-principal may follow up directly with you.

In order to access the online reporting tool
please click this link.

Educational Resource Workers Day is February 8


Educational Resource Workers are dedicated professionals working in a diverse range of settings with students who have a wide range of abilities. Read More

DPCDSB and DPERWA reach a tentative local Collective Agreement


DPCDSB and DPERWA reach a tentative local Collective Agreement Read More

International Student Programs Information Night


On February 23, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic Institute for International Education will host an information session for parents and students interested in International Student Programs at Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools. Read More

Black History Month 2016


Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools will host many engaging events and activities to celebrate Black History Month, including “It’s Everyone’s History – Opening Doors”, a board-wide Black History Student Conference on February 18 for secondary school students. Read More

DPCDSB and APSSP reach a tentative local Collective Agreement


DPCDSB and APSSP reach a tentative local Collective Agreement Read More

Additional Professional Activity Day April 11


Additional Professional Activity Day: Monday, April 11, 2016 Read More

DPCDSB and OECTA Elementary Unit ratify new collective agreement


Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and OECTA Elementary Unit ratify new collective agreement Read More

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