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St. Roch Catholic S.S.
  • St. Roch Catholic S.S.
  • 200 Valleyway Dr.
  • Brampton ON, L6X0N3
  • Phone: 905.456.8543
  • Fax: 905.456.9628
  • Principal: Manny Farrugia
  • Vice Principal(s): Michael Freitas
  • Caroline Hastings
  • Rob Weatherbee
  • Superintendent: Sue Steer
  • Trustee:
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 5)
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 6)
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St. Roch Catholic Secondary School Important Updates


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Nov 30

Literacy Practice TestAll Grade 9, 10 will be writing a Literacy Practice Test on Monday, November 30th.  Writing the practice test will allow students to become familiar with the format of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.  Additionally, by examining the results of the practice test the St. Roch Literacy Team will obtain additional information which will be used to provide supports to students.  The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test which will take place on March 31, 2016

Nov 30 to Dec 4

Shoebox CampaignSt. Roch Student Council will be running the shoe box campaign again this year to support Dr. Simone.  Period 2 classes are being asked to collect items for God's children in Sierra Leone. Please click here for collection details.  Thank you for your support.May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:13)




As we begin the 2015-2016 school year, I would like to welcome students, parents/guardians, and new staff to an exciting new beginning at St. Roch Catholic Secondary School.
As we start a new academic year, with it comes many new goals and aspirations.  It is a time for us as individuals to reflect on our successes and failures from the year past.  More importantly, it is a time that we give thanks to God for our blessings, our family, friends, and health.

We recently had our Grade assemblies for all of our students.  It was here that I shared my vision with our students and staff.  I highlighted that as a Catholic school we live out our lives daily as Jesus did in the teachings of our Gospel values.  Secondly, I outlined to students the importance of self-respect, respect for others, and respect for property.
Moreover, we discussed the importance of making good decisions, and the impact their decisions will have on them in their futures, both academically and socially.  We also outlined the many supports that St. Roch staff provide our students in order to be successful.

St. Roch Catholic Secondary School has a very positive reputation in our immediate community, as well as in the Greater Toronto Area.  It is due to the great students,  and the way they conduct themselves, that make us proud.  This reflects in the immediate school and in the community.  We are also blessed by a strong faculty that supports young people, who demonstrate a genuine care. These two factors, in combination with a strong supporting parent/guardian community, make St. Roch a great school.

This week we will celebrate the Eucharist as a school community.  It is a time of celebration.  It is a time of reverence, and it is an opportunity for personal reflection and faith formation.  This is a living testament to who we are as a Catholic school.  St. Roch Catholic School has Jesus and his teachings as its central focal point.

As the Principal of a Catholic school, I would ask that our students, staff, and families put your faith into action daily and be examples. With that being said, I would like to wish you all a great and blessed school year!

God Bless

M. Farrugia

St. Roch Student Wins Anti-Bullying Poster Contest


Veronika Bednarczyk poster design was selected as part of a board contest in support of anti-bullying week.  Veronika's poster is being distributed to all schools in Dufferin-Peel. Congratulations. 



The following reporting tool is intended for students who become aware of bullying incidents and negative behaviours impacting the school community.  It is designed to provide information that will help promote a positive school climate. 

We ask all students to please report any negative incidents that affect your well-being and/or the well-being of your school community by clicking on the link above. The incident may be one that either you have witnessed or experienced yourself.

When you fill out this form, you are NOT REQUIRED to provide your name or any other identifiable information anywhere. If the information provided is anonymous, it may be dealt with in a general way as there is no means to respond specifically when there is limited information provided. DEPENDING ON THE KIND OF INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, you may be identifiable.

In some cases, if you are identifiable based on the information provided, the school principal/vice-principal may approach you to provide a little more information on a confidential basis. If you choose to identify yourself as part of the reporting process, the principal/vice-principal may follow up with you directly.

If you have any questions about this tool, please contact the Principal and/or Vice-Principal.



Grade 8 students who do not attend one of our Catholic feeder schools are asked to complete a pre-registration package and submit it, along with all necessary documents to the Guidance Office during office hours. 

Grade 9-11 students who live in our boundary and wish to attend St. Roch in September are asked to complete a pre-registration package and submit it along with all necessary documents to the Guidance Office. 


Requests for Religious Accommodations Please click here for information regarding Religious Accommodations. 


The Insuremykids Protection Plan is an inexpensive and comprehensive way to protect your family from financial hardships they may face as a result of an accident. During grade assemblies information was provided to students about the Insuremykids Protection Plan.  If you are interested in the protection plan for your son or daughter please click the following link Insuremykids Brochure/Form


In April 2000, the Child and Family Services Act was amended and a new law came into effect concerning our obligation to report concerns about children who may be "in need of protection". As is the Board's practice, we will continue our duty to ensure your child's safety this year.

Click here for more information.


The ILC operates Homework Help – a website that provides students with access to a variety of math resources, and access to free online tutoring from Ontario Teachers, Sunday to Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Click here for more details about how to utilize this resource.

SAFETY FIRST WHEN DROPPING STUDENTS OFF AT SCHOOLThe safety of all children and staff must be considered as paramount at all times when dropping students off at school.

The number of serious incidents related to traffic circulation at the front of the school and in the Kiss and Ride area during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal has risen. These incidents include vehicles entering the site in the wrong direction, parking and pulling out of no parking zones, parking in bus lanes, to name a few.

It is imperative that all parents and guardians who drive their children to school adhere to the traffic circulation plan and comply with the traffic and parking signage on the site. It is equally imperative that all drivers follow the direction of staff managing the traffic circulation on the school site.

Thank you for your consideration and co-operation with this important matter.

















St. Alphonsa Community Meeting


St. Alphonsa Community Meeting - December 2/15 Read More

Catholic board saddened by death of its first director of education


Catholic board saddened by death of its first director of education, Joe Hugel Read More

2014-15 EQAO Results


Results of the recently released 2014-2015 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments indicate that high proportions of Dufferin-Peel students continue to meet, or exceed the provincial standard (Levels 3 or 4) in Grades 3 and 6 reading and writing. Read More

Kindergarten Entry Planning Information Session


On Tuesday, January 12, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s Special Education and Support Services Department will host a Kindergarten entry planning information session for parents and guardians of children with differing abilities which affect their learning, such as vision, hearing, speech, autism, physical/medical and/or developmental delays in the cognitive and/or motor areas, who are entering Kindergarten in September 2016. Read More

Extended French - Information Meetings


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information meetings in Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton and Orangeville for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in the board’s Extended French program for the 2016-2017 school year. Read More

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week


Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario schools runs from November 15-21 and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board and its 149 schools have planned a wide range of events, activities and actions to highlight greater awareness of, and, to promote a culture of care, respect and inclusion for all through efforts to eliminate bullying. Read More



Sanofi-aventis Canada Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, are recalling all lots of Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors. Read More

2016-17 Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year, will be held at all Dufferin-Peel Catholic elementary schools on January 25* from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and January 27, 28, 29 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Read More

France 2016 Summer Program


Secondary school students are invited to participate in a three-week earning experience that combines the sights and sounds of France, with courses that count towards secondary French language credits. Read More

Appointment of Director of Education


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Marianne Mazzorato as director designate of education and secretary to the board. Read More

Grade 9 Math EQAO Results


Results from the 2014-2015 Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO) Grade 9 assessments of mathematics indicate that Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board students continue to demonstrate high levels of performance at both the academic and applied levels of study. Read More

French Immersion Information Meetings


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information meetings in Mississauga and Brampton for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in the board’s French Immersion Program for the 2016-2017 school year. Read More

International Student Programs Information Session


On October 28, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic Institute for International Education will host an information session for parents and students interested in International Student Programs at Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools. Read More

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