On February 8, schools across Dufferin-Peel recognized Educational Resource Workers Day, including staff at St. Rose of Lima School (left to right): ERW Colleen Rumbolt, Principal Jo-Anne Coughlin, Kindergarten Teacher Judy Anzelc and DECE Linda Mendes. ERWs are a vital support in the classroom, advocating and facilitating for students towards realizing their full potential.
On February 4, St. Jean-Marie Vianney School students dressed in cozy sweaters for National Sweater Day in support of the World Wildlife Federation’s efforts to share the importance of saving energy and to inspire us to use less heat all winter!
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.
Grade 10 Science students at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School re-enacted the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris by representing various delegates and presenting the current situation of their nation and their strengths and challenges in reducing carbon emissions. This project generated class discussion and reflection about the complexity of climate change and how the environment is connected to global issues.
On January 14, St. Albert School kicked-off the “S.W.O.L.E™” character based leadership development program provided by One Voice, One Team. Thirty-six Grade 7 and 8 students are currently engaged in a series of five workshops as well as a series of cognitive activities designed to teach five main leadership principles, Self-respect, Working hard, Overcoming adversity, Leading by example and Excellence.
Congratulations to members of the St. Marcellinus Secondary School Drumline which earned Provincial Silver at the Canadian Drumline Association Solos Competition on January 9. The Drumline earned Silver in the Small Marching Percussion Ensemble category.
On January 7, St. Roch Catholic Secondary School’s Grade 12 Dance Majors performed their student choreographed show titled Our Final Chapter. St. Roch’s Dance Majors will also be performing in Dufferin-Peel’s annual performance fundraiser Dance for a Cause on April 27 at The Rose Theatre in Brampton.
The Mississauga Traffic Safety Council presented St. Gertrude School and Canadian Martyrs School with safety awards at a recent City of Mississauga Council meeting.
During the week of December 6, over 350 students at Father Michael Goetz Secondary School joined students across the world, in the Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.