Today we celebrate Administrative Assistants Day. As the initial contact for parents/guardians and students, our administrative assistants welcome all who enter through our Doors of Mercy. Pictured are the staff of St. Rose of Lima School, with administrative assistant Carol Rogers.
Congratulations to our new Student Trustees for 2016-17, Julia Alvi from Notre Dame C.S.S. and Tomasz Glod from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel S.S. pictured with current student trustees Jana Anderson and
On April 4, students and staff at Queen of Heaven School wore blue in support of Autism Awareness. The school put together an Autism Awareness Showcase which included the puzzle pieces that reflect the mystery and complexity of autism. The different colours and shapes represent the diversity of people and families with this disorder. The brightness of the puzzle pieces signals hope – hope through research and increasing awareness.
On April 2, Dufferin-Peel Catholic educators and support staff gathered at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School for the board’s annual Equity Conference. Keynote speaker and mental health advocate, Margaret Trudeau, shared her message of resilience with the goal of helping to inspire others and to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
On March 23, students and staff at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School demonstrated the Corporal Act of Mercy of “Clothing the Naked” by bringing in donations of new or gently used clothing. Each person who brought in a donation was able to symbolically “take the shirt off their back” for someone in need, laying the donations at the foot of the cross during Holy Week. The school collected close to 10,000 articles of clothing which are being delivered to Dr. Simone’s warehouse.
St. Marcellinus Secondary School students and faculty were honored by the Guatemalan Ministry of Education for their efforts of providing meaningful resources for the poor with a school being named in their honor.
St. Marcellinus Secondary School students joined Student Voice representatives from across Ontario on March 9, as part of Queen’s Park Lobby Day. Their artwork was included in an exhibit celebrating Catholic education. Students were greeted by the Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Corpus Christi School is hosting 15 students and faculty members from Colegio Americano Anahuac, Monterrey Mexico for a week this March as part of an International Exchange. On March 8 the students experienced playing traditional Canadian Ball Hockey for the first time enjoying the early Canadian spring.
On March 7, the Director of ShareLife, Arthur Peters, joined student ambassadors from St. Alfred School in celebrating the start of ShareLife Week. Students highlighted the many events that took place throughout the year to raise money for ShareLife, including Pancake Hall, Cover Your Blue Jays, and Pretzels for Lent. The staff and students presented a cheque for $1,567 to ShareLife.
On March 8, Director of ShareLife, Arthur Peters, joined the Queen of Heaven School community for the monthly virtues assembly for Kindness to celebrate and highlight ShareLife Week. Students shared with Mr. Peters the many events that took place throughout the year to raise money for ShareLife, including the Community Friendship Skate, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast, staff BBQ and luncheons. The school presented Mr. Arthurs with a cheque for $1,537 for ShareLife.
On February 25, family and friends of Dufferin-Peel came out to support ShareLife at the board’s 6th annual ‘SK8 2 DON8’ ShareLife FUN-drai$er at Gage Park in Brampton.
St. Peter School “Opened their Door” to celebrate the Year of Mercy. Each class was asked, “What does Mercy mean to you”? They presented their thoughts through illustrations, wordles, news articles and posters. The work was displayed for the entire school community to view. St. Peter School will continue to deepen their faith as we continue through the Year of Mercy.