On June 20, the St. Raymond School Junior Boys’ Relay Team won gold at the Dufferin-Peel CDSB Track & Field finals.
The St. Mark School community, along with many of our DPCDSB schools, filled a forty foot container bound for Haiti. The Haiti Mission Team will receive the container in July and distribute the much needed donations to our Haitian brothers and sisters.
On June 8, four Dufferin-Peel students were awarded scholarships from the Congress of Black Women of Canada Mississauga and Area Chapter. Congratulations to Ashelly Smith from St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School, Amanda David from St. Roch Catholic Secondary School, Elsie Boateng from Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School and Rachel Bair from St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Secondary.
St. Clare Elementary School students in Grades 4 and 5 left their artistic mark on a pedestrian underpass on June 17. Working with the City of Mississauga Park Beautification Program Coordinator, A. Ferguson, students assisted in painting a mural on a pedestrian underpass under Glen Erin Drive. The mural design, which was created by A. Ferguson, incorporates elements of the Glen Erin community through the last 100 years.
On June 5, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins visited St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga to give a special welcome and blessing at the OFSAA track and field championship. Cardinal Collins blessed a coach, volunteer, athlete, para-athlete and official, as a symbolic gesture to all OFSAA competitors.
The first day of competition at the OFSAA track and field championship took place at St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga on June 5. Among the events held was the long jump where Ryan France from St. Marcellinus was one of the competitors.
Junior and Intermediate students at Our Lady of Providence School raise awareness and their voice in support of Nigeria’s missing school girls. Students participated in a planned walk-out and as a group viewed the important message from Michelle Obama regarding the #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS campaign. A strong message was presented to the students that girls' rights are human rights and that all children including girls have the right to learn without fear!
Cardinal Léger Secondary School in Brampton celebrated its first Aboriginal Awareness Week with a drum and dance performance from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.
First Nation, Metis and Inuit Studies students from St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in Brampton setup a 22 foot Tipi with Isaac Murdoch and Grand Chief Isadore Day from Serpent River First Nation.
On May 3, DPCDSB hosted its annual Equity Conference. Attendees were moved by guest speaker Kim Phuc (centre), known worldwide as the girl in the Pulitzer Prize winning photograph captured during the Vietnam War. Phuc not only shared her story of that fateful day but her journey from a place of sadness and anger to a place of forgiveness, hope and peace.
On International Earth Day – April 22, staff and students at Father Michael Goetz Secondary School in Mississauga rolled up their sleeves and planted 81 trees at Dr. Martin L. Dobkin Community Park adjacent to the school property. Ground was also broken on an outdoor classroom that will in the future facilitate experiential learning. All these initiatives were part of the Eco school initiative.
On May 9, Sports and Recreation SHSM students from Robert F. Hall C.S.S. attended a Sports Industry Seminar at Woodbine Racetrack to learn about thoroughbred horse racing. The Reach Ahead experience included a tour of the backstretch and information sessions with a farrier, veterinarian, trainer and jockey.
On the evenings of May 7 and 8, St. John Fisher School proudly presented the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice play entitled ”Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
On May 9 & 10, football players and coaching staff participated in Dufferin-Peel’s Inaugural Safe Contact Clinic. Coaches not only learned proper tackling techniques but put them to practice on the field with their players.
On May 7, all Catholic Secondary Schools across Ontario observed Catholic Education Week by participating in a Eucharistic Celebration (Mass) in their local parish church or school auditorium. Cardinal Léger Secondary School attended mass at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Brampton. Special prayers were offered by Fr. Jouse and Fr. Augustine, associate pastors at St. Mary's, and Fr. Terry, school chaplain at Cardinal Léger. Students were reminded to celebrate their faith on a daily basis, es
As a prelude to Catholic Education Week (May 4-9), St. Marcellinus Secondary School unveiled its beautiful stained glass window, created by artist Ilia Tsenov and blessed by Father Josh Roldan, on May 2. The blessing was witnessed by 150 chaplaincy students.
On May 1, Dufferin-Peel staff attended a liturgy honouring the canonization of the Catholic Education Centre’s patron saint, St. John XXIII, and the rededication of the St. John XXIII Chapel.