January 7, 2013
For Immediate Release
Dufferin-Peel to open regional Catholic Global Learning Centre for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6
UPDATE: Registration Submission Deadline:
Initial registration took place the week of January 21, 2013. However, registration packages are still available from Reception at the Catholic Education Centre (CEC), 40 Matheson Blvd. West, Mississauga.
For consideration for initial registration and possible lottery (if required), completed registrations must be submitted to the CEC by 4:00 pm on February 6.
Call 905-890-0708 ext. 20004 for more information.
In September 2013, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will open a new regional elementary school in the Port Credit area of Mississauga. The St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre, located at 98 Wanita Road in Mississauga, will provide diverse and specialized learning opportunities to students from Kindergarten to Grade 6, with a global focus consistent with Dufferin-Peel’s tradition of excellence in Catholic education.
Modelled after an internationally recognized program, the St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre will teach the Ontario Curriculum via an integrated, inquiry-based approach, aligned with the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.
“Dufferin-Peel is committed to providing students with an opportunity to learn in a specialized program, where there is a specific focus on community, stewardship and the common good,” said John Kostoff, director of education. “By offering a program that uses an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary approach, students are drawn into a learning environment that seeks to make connections to the curriculum, themselves and the broader world.”
Once the new centre has been established, an application for formal certification as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program site will be launched.
An information session will be held on January 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Catholic Education Centre located at 40 Matheson Boulevard West in Mississauga.
Registration will take place on January 21 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and January 22 to 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Blessed Trinity Catholic Learning Centre located at 2495 Credit Valley Road in Mississauga.
For more information about the St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre, call 905-890-0708 ext. 24004 or visit www.dpcdsb.org/JAMES.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest school boards in Ontario with approximately 85,000 students in 146 schools located throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. The board is also one of the largest employers in the region with approximately 10,000 employees.
For more information about the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Catholic schools in Peel Region and Dufferin County, visit Dufferin-Peel online at www.dpcdsb.org.
Media Contact: Nancy Marshall, Communications Officer
905-890-0708 ext. 24278 or 416-788-9367