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St. Edmund Campion Secondary School
"Named, Called and Chosen"
905.846.7124
  • St. Edmund Campion Secondary School
  • 275 Brisdale Drive
  • Brampton ON, L7A 3C7
  • Phone: 905.846.7124
  • Fax: 905.846.1527
  • Principal: Peter Cusumano
  • Vice Principal(s): Vincenzo Angaran
  • Adriano Bomben
  • Laura Deme
  • Virginia Luh
  • Superintendent: Sue Steer
  • Trustee:
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 2)
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 5)
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 6)
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St. Edmund Campion Important Updates

Merry Christmas

Image designed by our Grade 12 student Angelica De Leon


  UPCOMING EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES
 

Dec 22 -
Jan 4

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

The Christmas Holidays begin on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 and end on Sunday, January 4th, 2015. Classes resume on Monday, January 5th, 2015.

May peace, joy, hope and happiness be yours during the Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


  BULLETIN BOARD
 

SAFE @ ST. EDMUND CAMPION ONLINE REPORTING TOOL

The following reporting tool is intended for students who become aware of bullying incidents and negative behaviours impacting the school community. It is designed to provide information that will help promote a positive school climate.

We ask all students to please report any negative incidents that affect your well-being and/or the well-being of your school community by clicking on the link above. The incident may be one that either you have witnessed or experienced yourself.

When you fill out this form, you are NOT REQUIRED to provide your name or any other identifiable information anywhere. If the information provided is anonymous, it may be dealt with in a general way as there is no means to respond specifically when there is limited information provided. DEPENDING ON THE KIND OF INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, you may be identifiable.

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

If you have any questions about this tool, please contact the Principal and/or Vice-Principal.


2013-2014 PREMIER'S AWARD FOR ACCEPTING SCHOOLS

On Wednesday November 19, 2014, Minister of Education Liz Sandals announced that St. Edmund Campion is one of 11 recipients of the 2013-2014 Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools across Ontario.

Over 80 nominations were submitted from across the province for the 2013-2014 school year. This award recognizes schools that have demonstrated initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate. St. Edmund Campion has been granted this prestigious award to recognize the exceptional and innovative work being done in the school to create a safe and accepting school environment. A safe, inclusive and accepting environment makes a school a great place to learn!

St. Edmund Campion has been provincially recognized as a school that has demonstrated initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate. Congratulations to the staff, students and parent community for their continued efforts and great success!

To read more, please click on link below:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/award.html


 

COLD AND FLU SEASON

As cold and flu season approaches, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board continues to be vigilant in ensuring that our schools are clean and that our school communities are educated regarding good hand hygiene and cough etiquette. These practices are promoted on an ongoing basis, but as the prevalence of colds and flu increases, our board increases the cleaning of contact surfaces, as well as reminds schools to review cold and flu prevention with students and staff. Many resources are utilized from our regional health units.

A reminder, as well, that communicable diseases can be contracted in public places throughout the year. For example, cold-related viruses, such as Enterovirus, are transferred from person to person through hand contact. Cold and flu viruses typically peak from December through February, but can start as early as October.

Regional Health Unit Resources

Please assist us by reviewing good hand washing procedures, as well as other preventative measures, as outlined in the various Peel Health and Wellington Dufferin Guelph (WDG) resources available to you through their websites. As always, children who are unwell, should be kept at home.

Flu Clinics

Also available on the Peel Health and WDG websites, are the schedules of local Flu Clinics.

For more information, visit the health unit websites:


Direct links to the above information can be found in the Parent Section of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board website at www.dpcdsb.org


STRIVING FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY:
A Message To Parents and Guardians On Our Continued EQAO Success

The recent release of EQAO results for Grades 3 and 6 reading, writing and mathematics, Grade 9 mathematics, and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), show that Dufferin‐Peel has, once again, matched or exceeded the provincial averages in each assessment area. This marks the sixth consecutive year in which the percentage of our elementary students achieving or exceeding the provincial standard has equalled or exceeded the provincial averages. The Grade 9 test results and the OSSLT results represent the fifth straight year in which our secondary students exceeded the provincial performance. In fact, the Dufferin‐Peel secondary results were between 4% and 13% higher than the provincial averages.

These results speak highly of our students and of you, their parents and guardians, who support their education. They are also a clear reflection of the high degree of professionalism and dedication of our teaching and support staff, the commitment of our administrators and of the board of trustees towards supporting all students and ensuring their well‐being and continuous achievement. In addition, they speak to the high level of collaboration, which to us, is reflective of a caring and committed Catholic school system.

EQAO assessments and the OSSLT are just two forms of measurement. In the context of the goals of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations, no single assessment provides a complete picture of student well‐being and/or achievement. However, as EQAO is used throughout the province to indicate student success, we take great satisfaction in our collective efforts to honour results that demonstrate that extraordinary lives are indeed growing with a great Catholic Education here in Dufferin‐Peel.

And, while we reflect with pride on our success, we continue to be collectively committed to our moral purpose of supporting each and every student, from early years to vocation, through the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan, System Strategic Direction, Catholic Board Learning Plan and Catholic Board Corporate Plan.

Congratulations to all on these very positive results and to the ongoing well‐being and success of our students.

Thank you to all parents and guardians for choosing a Dufferin‐Peel Catholic education and for your contribution and support as we work towards the continued success and well‐being of all students.

Mario Pascucci, Chair of the Board
John B. Kostoff, Director of Education


 

PAN AM/PARAPAN GAMES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

In the summer of 2015, the Greater Golden Horseshoe region and GTA will play host to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. The TORONTO 2015 Games will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada, with 41 countries and over 10,000 athletes and officials participating. With more than 20,000+ volunteers needed to successfully deliver the Games, TORONTO 2015 will be one of the largest requests for volunteers in Ontario’s history, and is guaranteed to be a once-in-a- lifetime experience. There are volunteer opportunities in areas ranging from press operations, venue management, technology, communications, opening and closing ceremony volunteers and performers and many more!

Apply at TORONTO2015.org/volunteers using code VOLEDUDPCDSB.


ARE YOU TICKED?

Make Sure Your School Support Designation is English Separate (Catholic). It's a powerful message in support of Catholic education.

On October 27, you will cast your vote for Catholic school trustee in the Municipal elections. Make your vote count, by ensuring you are registered as an English Separate school supporter.

When you designate yourself as an English Separate school supporter, you help foster a strong political voice, through your elected representative (Trustee), in ensuring your rights to a Catholic education for the young people in our province.

To verify that you are registered as an English Separate school supporter:

  • Check the assessment section of your Tax Bill or Property Assessment Notice
  • Check your Voter Information Card received by mail during the month of May

We can help you register or change your direction of school support. Contact the Admissions Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24512.

For more information, visit www.dpcdsb.org.


ESL (NON-CREDIT) FOR GRADES 9-12

Adult and Continuing Education would like to provide additional supports to our learners of ESL this summer (2014) by offering an opportunity to further practice language development skills. The program focus is building community with an emphasis on student well-being.

This is a non-credit bearing course. It will not be open to non DP students and therefore it is not advertised on the summer school course complement.

If you are an ESL student interested in this opportunity, please click here for more information.


 

BUS CANCELLATIONS/SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO BAD WEATHER

During the winter months inclement weather may cause disruption of bus transportation and regular school operations. A decision to cancel school transportation and/or to close schools is usually made by 6:00 a.m. and will be announced on the following radio and television stations:

VIRGIN RADIO FM 99.9 CHUM AM 1050 CFTR AM 680
CFNY FM 102.1/AM 640 CJCL AM 590 CHFI FM98.1
CFRB AM 1010 EZ ROCK FM 97.3 CJBC (FR) AM 860
FM Z103.5 FM 93.1 FM Q107
CHIN FM 100.7 CBC 99.1 AM 1540
CITY PULSE GLOBAL NEWS CTV

We will be communicating one of four standard messages to the radio stations. The four announcements and their effect on the transportation system are as follows: (Please note that the highlighted text only will be communicated by the radio stations).

  1. "Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board buses serving St. Andrew, St. Benedict and St. Peter elementary schools and R.F. Hall Secondary School are cancelled for today."

  2. "The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board buses and the Peel District School Board buses in the Town of Caledon and the County of Dufferin are cancelled."

    This means that all runs listed under announcement #l PLUS the following are cancelled:

    * All schools in the Town of Caledon and all school runs that begin in the Town of Caledon.
    * Individual schools will be notified if this cancellation affects their school.

  3. "The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board buses are cancelled."

    This means that ALL transportation services provided by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and The Peel District School Board, including buses, vans and taxis have been cancelled for the entire day.

  4. "The schools and offices of both the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board are closed."

    This means that ALL Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board ad Peel District School Board schools and offices are closed to all students and staff.

NOTE: For Secondary School students riding Public Transit, cancellation of service will be communicated by the respective transit property over the radio. Please be advised that Public Transit rarely cancels and that the level of service on days with inclement weather is unpredictable.


STUDENT TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

The Ontario Student Transcript (OST) is the official record of a student's secondary school academic achievement in the province of Ontario. Student records are confidential and transcripts are issued only on the written request of the student or parent/guardian (when student is under 18 years of age) and are subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

If the last secondary school you attended resided within the Dufferin‐Peel Catholic District School Board and you require your transcript, please use the applicable process outlined here to request your Ontario Student Transcript.


FORMING OUR CATHOLIC VISION FOR LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Our vision of education in Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools is rooted in the gospel values of faith, hope and love. Guided by this vision, which is deliberately infused into all aspects of our strategic planning and operations, Dufferin-Peel schools strive to embrace the new realities of our rapidly changing world, while upholding our Catholic faith traditions.

Within these complex new 21st century realities, with variables such as globalization, the economy, environmental challenges, technological advances and increasing cultural diversity, we face the challenge of preparing our students to live, to lead, to prosper, and to fulfill their potential as Catholic school graduates, who are responsible and thriving global and digital citizens. These are exciting times in which to both teach and to learn!

We recognize and understand that students have different skills, knowledge and experiences and quite simply, they learn in different ways. Over the past year, senior Dufferin-Peel staff had the opportunity to explore, more deeply, the concept of learning in the 21st century. This included a detailed discussion on the ‘Why’, the ‘What’, and the ‘How’ of learning in the 21st century in the context of our Catholic faith. Based on these discussions a number of common concepts were identified as key learning skills, competencies and dispositions: that will be part of our Catholic context and connection to the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.

From our analysis and discussion we must now strive to ensure that our Dufferin-Peel Catholic education system focuses on student achievement and well being for all through what we believe in and how we demonstrate our beliefs.

Please click here for more information.


STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Effective September 2012 the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board requires that parents, guardians and adult students provide written acknowledgment that they have received information regarding Student Accident Insurance especially for those students participating in out-of-school excursions and/or extra-curricular sports activities.

As required under the Education Act, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board arranges for the distribution of student accident insurance brochures (i.e., ‘insuremykids’). However, please be advised that the Board assumes no responsibility for the cost of the plan, applications, premium payments or claims; nor does the Board receive any remuneration from the Reliable Life Insurance Company. Furthermore, the Board does not and cannot insure students.

Click here for a copy of the Reliable Life Insurance brochure. You may purchase coverage for your child at www.insuremykids.com or by calling toll free at 1-800-463-KIDS (5437).

For more information about the insurance plans that are available through the Reliable Life Insurance Company, please click here.


CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES ACT

In April 2000, the Child and Family Services Act was amended and a new law came into effect concerning our obligation to report concerns about children who may be "in need of protection". As is the Board's practice, we will continue our duty to ensure your child's safety this year.

Click here for more information.


HOMEWORK HELP PILOT PROJECT

The ILC operates Homework Help – a website that provides students with access to a variety of math resources, and access to free online tutoring from Ontario Teachers, Sunday to Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Click here for more details about how to utilize this resource.


STOPR: STUDENT TRANSPORTATION OF PEEL REGION

For information regarding student transportation services, bus stop locations and time details please visit www.businfo.stopr.ca.

The instructions for logging on to the site are as follows:

  1. Click Student Login
  2. Enter information (Note: Your OEN is your Ontario Educational Number – this can be found on any of your report cards)


Board reinvests accumulated surplus

10/12/2014

At its December 9 meeting, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board approved a multi-year strategy for the deployment of accumulated surplus, including a re-investment of $6 million in learning, technology and infrastructure to support student achievement and well-being. Read More

Chair and Vice Chair Elected

03/12/2014

At the inaugural meeting of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board held Tuesday, December 2, trustees re-elected Mississauga Wards 1 & 3 trustee, Mario Pascucci, as chair of the 11-member board. Read More

Premiers Award for Accepting Schools

24/11/2014

On November 19, Minister of Education Liz Sandals announced that St. Edmund Campion Secondary School in Brampton and St. Joseph Secondary School in Mississauga are two of 11 recipients of the 2013-2014 Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools across Ontario. Read More

NHL Future Goals Program

21/11/2014

On Monday, November 24, All Saints Catholic School in Mississauga will host the local launch of NHL Future Goals, a new league-wide digital learning program. The program is being launched locally by the Toronto Maple Leafs, in collaboration with the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA). Current Toronto Maple Leaf and Mississauga native, Daniel Winnik, joins teammate Peter Holland, Toronto Furies and Team Canada members, Natalie Spooner and Jenelle Read More

Kindergarten Information Session for Parents of Students with Differing Abilities

11/11/2014

On Thursday, January 8, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s Special Education and Support Services Department will host a Kindergarten entry planning information session. Read More

Bullying Awareness Week

12/11/2014

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario schools runs from November 16-22 and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board and its 149 schools have planned a wide range of events, activities and actions to highlight greater awareness of and promote a culture of care, respect and inclusion for all through efforts to eliminate bullying. Read More

Kindergarten Registration

10/11/2014

Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year, will be held at all Dufferin-Peel Catholic elementary schools on January 26* from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and January 28, 29, 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Read More

Extended French Information Sessions

04/11/2014

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information meetings in Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton and Orangeville for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in the board’s Extended French program for the 2015-16 school year. Read More

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