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NEW Acceptances posted January 29, 2015!!!
Message from our Trustee
Thank you for Choosing a Dufferin-Peel Catholic Education
Dear Parents and Guardians:
It seems that, all of a sudden, summer weather is upon us and so, incredibly, is the end of the 2014-15 school year. As we reflect back over the year, we can see that it was, in fact, a very successful year for Dufferin-Peel students in terms of achievement, success and well-being. With steadily rising EQAO scores, matching or surpassing the provincial standard and averages in most assessment areas, and graduation rates that are among the highest in the province, this board continues to be defined, in part, by our high levels of success and achievement. Yet, we are much more than that. Our commitment to helping each student fulfil their potential, through the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations, means that our students graduate with the tools to become good, solid contributing members of the communities in which they will live.
As trustees, we see the contribution of dedicated teaching and support staff, administrators and senior management working together with trustees facilitate conditions that we can to facilitate success. We also see, firsthand, the important role of our parents/guardians, working in concert with the school and the parish in fostering conditions for success and well-being.
So, as we complete the final leg of the journey that is the 2014-15 school year, we thank parents/guardians for choosing a Dufferin-Peel Catholic education for your child(ren) and for entrusting them into our care. It is a responsibility for which we are grateful and one that we cherish very much. To our students, thank you for all you have done to contribute to the life of your school. For those who are graduating and moving on to post-secondary education or the world of work, may God continue to go with you and bless you on your journey. To our returning students and families, we look forward to seeing you in September.
Blessings and best wishes for a peaceful and restful summer.
If you have a google account, click on the calendar and you will be able to scroll through the entire year.
Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum
On February 23, the Ministry of Education released its updated Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Read the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s letter to the community regarding the revised curriculum. Read More.
Revised 2013-2014 Director's Annual Report
An updated version of the 2013-2014 Director's Annual Report is now avalable. If you like a copy please click here to download a PDF version.
Catholic Community Culture and Caring School Climate Survey
The Ontario Ministry of Education focus on Safe Schools and Positive School Climate as well as its Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy requires that all schools across the province implement a School Climate Survey for students every two years. The Catholic Community Culture and Caring School Climate (CCCC) Survey will take place late January 2015 for elementary students and mid February 2015 for secondary students. Students in Grades 3 through 12, as appropriate, will be offered the opportunity to participate in the survey. Click here to download the full bulletin.
Peel Police Cyber Academy
Peel Regional Police have developed a breakthrough concept in crime prevention, the CYBER Academy. The crime prevention experts at Peel Regional Police have designed a certificate program that will help keep you, your children and families safe while using the Internet. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Registration for the 2015-16 School Year:
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 by January 30, 2015 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 the necessary documents to the Guidance Office as soon as possible.
Course Selection for 2015-16
Please go to the Guidance page of this website for more information about online course selection.
Requests for Religious Accommodations
Please click here for information regarding Religious Accommodations.
Elementary to Secondary Transition Programs
***Please note dates have changed***
Get Ready! For Secondary School registration form available here.
Program will run August 27, 28, 31, and September 1, 2015 from 8am to 2:15pm at St. Roch Catholic Secondary School.
Link Crew Orientation Day for all incoming grade 9 students will be on Wednesday September 2, 2015 starting at 8:30am at St. Roch. All new incoming grade 9 students welcome, no registration required.
Dufferin-Peel CDSB 2014-2019 Strategic Plan Released
The Dufferin-Peel CDSB just released our Strategic Plan for 2014-2019. To review the summary brochure please click the following link: DPCDB 2014-2019 Strategic Plan
RochTV Class Featured on YTV's Undercover High
Please tune in on Saturday October 18th at 6:30pm to YTV's Undercover High where an unsuspecting grade 10 media class is pranked by their teacher. It was a fun and exciting experience for everyone involved.
Insuremykids Protection Plan
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. Application forms were given to all students. If you did not receive one from your son or daughter please click the following link Insuremykids Brochure/Form
Catholic Register Column - by John B. Kostoff
This is an excellent article written by our Director of Education regarding the Ontario Divisional Court decision on exemptions. Please take a moment to read as it provides a number of points you may want to know regarding the issue.
Click here for the article from the Catholic Register.
Safe @ St. Roch - On-line Reporting Tool
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. If you have any questions, please be sure to talk to an adult you trust and to contact Mr. Farrugia, Mrs. Hastings or Mr. Freitas.
Safety First when dropping students off at school
The 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.
Catholic Education Newsletter
On behalf of John Kostoff, Director of Education, please find the 2nd Catholic Update newsletter for the month of February. To access the newsletter, click the link below.
St. Roch Regional Centre For The Arts
Click here for more information
Dufferin-Peel Catholic Institute for International Education
International Student Program
Now Accepting Applications
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is now accepting applications from international students who wish to study in our outstanding elementary and secondary schools.
Education means the world to us.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) is Ontario’s second largest Catholic school board operating 149 school facilities (including 123 elementary and 26 secondary schools) throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. Schools are connected to and supported by Catholic parishes and our faith.
Internationally recognized for excellence in education.
One of the truly defining characteristics of a Dufferin-Peel education is the diversity that comes with having a student body from over 150 countries. We celebrate both our internationalism and the uniqueness of each member of our community - students, staff, parents, and parish. As a school community we are greatly enriched by this diversity.
Opening minds to a better world.
Located just west of the City of Toronto, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and less than a 90 minute drive to Niagara Falls and the U.S. border, Dufferin-Peel is home to the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport with non-stop service to 180 destinations in 60 countries around the world. Plus, the region boasts an extensive network of local and regional train and bus services with direct connections to 16 universities and colleges within a 60 kilometre radius.
Students wishing to apply to our International Education programs are encouraged to visit our website at www.dpcdsb.org/CEC/Programs/International+Students/ or to contact:
Rita Borg, Principal of the International Student Program
(905) 412-3341 Ext. 31460
OSSLT NEWSLETTER February 2015