Welcome to our Newcomer Reception & Assessment Centres
In harmony with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s mission, and in partnership with schools, the Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centres provide families and students with a welcoming and supportive introduction to the Ontario school system.Through a clearly defined initial assessment process, the students’ abilities, talents and interests are recognized and shared, enabling a smoother entry into the school community.
What We Do
Introduce them to the Ontario elementary and secondary school system
Offer settlement support through Multicultural Settlement and Education Partnership (MSEP)
Assess English language proficiency and knowledge of mathematics
Suggest placement for secondary school students based on school transcripts, assessment results and age
Counsel secondary school students in choice of program/courses and post-secondary destinations
Send the assessment report to the school of registration
Who needs an assessment?
Who can register at Dufferin-Peel Catholic Schools?
Elementary admissions are open to Catholic children and children of Catholic parents. Secondary school admissions are under the provincially legislated Open Access and all students are admitted.
How to Register:
1. Parents/guardians are to register their child in person at their designated Catholic school. To find out which Catholic school is in your area, please contact the Planning Department at 905-890-1221 or click on the following link: https://businfo.stopr.ca/
2. School staff checks documents and registers eligible students (see Required Documents).
3. An assessment appointment is made with one of the Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centres.
Length of assessment appointment:
Proof of age (Birth Certificate or Passport)
Proof of Home address
Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate (for child and/or parent/guardian)
Baptismal Certificate of other rites in communion with the Holy See of Rome (for elementary students only)
NOTE: International students, refugee claimants, or students on work/study permit must have a Letter of Permission issued by the Admissions Department. For more information, click on the Admissions Department page or call at 905-890-0708 ext. 24500.
Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centres are located at:
St. Isaac Jogues St. Veronica School
300 Great Lakes Drive 680 Novo Star Drive
Brampton, ON L6R 2W7 Mississauga, ON L5W 1C7
Call to make an appointment
Download the Newcomer Reception & Assessment Centre Brochure (PDF) - available in 10 languages.