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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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Sep 29


Students will be bringing home a letter and agreement outlining the school board's new Personal Electronic Device and Wi-Fi Agreement.  A copy of the letter and agreement can be found here. If students would like to access the Wi-Fi at St. Roch they are asked to bring back the form to their homeroom teacher by Friday, October 2nd. All students, staff and School Council were shown the following PowerPoint which outline the expectations for students and staff with regards to this policy. Click here to review the PowerPoint. There will be parental information meetings on October 22nd during Parent-Teacher Interview night.

Oct 28


Information regarding the International Student Program, the Summer ESL Credit Program for International Students, our Student Exchange Program, and Community Supports available to newcomers, will be shared.  Full details of the various programs and opportunities will be provided by several guest speakers and there will be an opportunity to ask any questions. Our present International Students and their families are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Rita Borg, Principal of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic Institute for International Education at (905) 412-3341, extension 31460 or visit our board website at




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

Pupil Accommodation Review Policy Public Consultation


The Ministry of Education released the new Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline (PARG) in March 2015. This guideline sets expectations for all school boards on managing and reviewing underutilized school space, including potential school closures, and for the greater coordination and sharing of planning related information between school boards and other community partners. 

The guideline requires all school boards in the province to develop or revise Pupil Accommodation Review Policies and to invite public input into the policy before it is finalized.

 A survey to collect feedback on the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s draft amended Policy 6.51 Pupil Accommodation Review will be available for review and comment on the Board’s website at until 4:30 pm on Friday, October 16, 2015.  Supporting documents will also be available for reference and review. If you would like a hard copy of the survey you can pick it up in the main office and it will need to be returned to the school board office by Friday, October 16th.  Please consider reviewing and providing input on this policy. For additional information please click here.   



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 packageand submit it along with all necessary documents to the Guidance Office. 

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. 


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.

















Report to the Community


This publication, along with our Twitter feed, regular trustee and school newsletters, Director’s Annual Report and other communications, are all part of our effort to keep the community apprised of the many successful events and activities that are taking place in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Read More

Secondary School Information Sessions


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information sessions for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians interested in enrolling in a Dufferin-Peel Catholic secondary school for the 2016-17 school year. Read More

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Results


Results from the 2014-2015 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) indicate that Dufferin-Peel students exceeded the provincial success rates by between 2% and 5%. Read More

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