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St. Edmund Campion Secondary School
"Named, Called and Chosen"
905.846.7124
  • St. Edmund Campion Secondary School
  • 275 Brisdale Drive
  • Brampton ON, L7A 3C7
  • Phone: 905.846.7124
  • Fax: 905.846.1527
  • Principal: Peter Cusumano
  • Vice Principal(s): Vincenzo Angaran
  • Adriano Bomben
  • Laura Deme
  • Virginia Luh
  • Superintendent: Sue Steer
  • Trustee:
  • Linda Zanella (Ward 2)
  • Linda Zanella (Ward 5)
  • Linda Zanella (Ward 6)
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St. Edmund Campion Important Updates

  UPCOMING EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES
 

Sep 24

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING

The first St. Edmund Campion Catholic School Council meeting will be held on Wednesday September 24th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. Elections for executive positions will occur during this meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member, please pick up a nomination form available for pick-up between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the front office of our school. Completed nomination forms must be received in the school office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday September 19th, 2014. Additional nominations will not be accepted after this time. Eligible voters must vote in person; proxy voting is not permitted.

Click here for more information about the School Council.


Oct 10

PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY

Students who did not get their pictures taken on Picture Day will have the opportunity to have their photo taken on Friday, October 10th, 2014. All students must have their school photo taken in order to receive a Student ID card. ID cards are mandatory for students to use the library, attending certain school events, and for identification on the school bus. Create memories and be seen in the Yearbook! This last opportunity for pictures will be taken during the morning of October 10.


Oct 23

ACADEMIC AWARDS NIGHT

Academic Awards Night will take place on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. The ceremony will take place in the school gym and will begin at 7:00 p.m.


Oct 29

GRADE 8 OPEN HOUSE

On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, St. Edmund Campion will be hosting our annual Grade 8 Open House. Students will have the opportunity to meet our Guidance Counselors and get information about school programs, secondary course placement, and registration information. The Open House will begin at 6:00 p.m.


Nov 5

GRADE 8 STUDENTS VISIT ST. EDMUND CAMPION

On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, Grade 8 teachers and students will spend the day at St. Edmund Campion. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Grade 9 courses and will receive their Registration Packages.


Nov 20

GRADE 8 REGISTRATION AND AP NIGHT

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 is Grade 8 Registration Night. Students will have the opportunity to meet the Principal and submit their registration packages. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

At 7:00 p.m., we will be providing an information session for the Regional Advanced Placement Program. For more information about the AP program offered at St. Edmund Campion, click here.


  BULLETIN BOARD
 

WELCOME LETTER FROM SUE STEER

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As always, September marks both a beginning and an end. While the suns sets on the summer of 2014, we are once again faced with the promise of a new and fruitful year as the fall beckons us back to St. Edmund Campion Catholic School. For those of you who have relocated over the summer; those who have transitioned to secondary school; those who are excitedly watching their child begin the Full Day Kindergarten experience; and of course, for those who are returning to a familiar school setting...Welcome back, and may peace be with you.

It is my privilege to welcome you to the Brampton West Family of Schools. This is a very active and vibrant Family of Schools where the love of Christ can be found in our hallways, our classrooms and in our daily endeavors. Jesus is indeed the reason for our schools; He is the unseen but ever present teacher in our classrooms. He is the model to our faculty and the inspiration of our students. We will continue to celebrate the gift of Catholic Education this year within the theme of Catholic Education Week: "Exploring Paths of Joy". This reference to the Gospel of Luke 24:32, "The Road to Emmaus", calls us to reflect on the journey taken, the wonder of Jesus' presence within our lives and the joy that is received as we profess and live the Gospel message.

Within our schools we are fortunate to have dedicated staff who have worked diligently to prepare the school and classrooms for learning. I know that your child is being greeted to a classroom that is supported not only by devoted teachers, but also school administrators, administrative assistants, custodians, support staff, bus drivers and crossing guards who have spent many hours preparing for the upcoming school year.

The Brampton West Family of Schools is constantly growing and welcoming new students and their families within our schools. As of August 2014 our population includes 7600 elementary and 4327 secondary students, with new arrivals every day. We consist of 16 elementary schools and 3 secondary schools, all of which are served by extremely dedicated staff who put the needs of every child first and truly believe in the potential of each and every child. Five parishes support our schools' liturgical plans, working in partnership with teachers and students to provide spiritual nourishment and development of our students and their teachers. Our school communities are privileged to be served by three dedicated trustees: Anna da Silva, Linda Zanella and Frank Di Cosola each of whom brings a wealth of experience and a relentless passion for Catholic Education and the success of all students.

As the superintendent to Brampton West, I have the unique blessing to work with your Trustees, Linda Zanella & Frank Di Cosola, the parish teams from Guardian Angels and St. Leonard and the administration and staff of St. Edmund Campion. I look forward to the upcoming year, as I anticipate working with each school team to support your child in meeting their full potential. As Franklin D. Roosevelt once said "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." You have instilled a sacred trust within the faculty that comprises the Brampton West Family of Schools. Together, we have a rich task before us as we support progress for all learners within each aspect of their educational wellbeing: spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical.

As we anticipate the successes of the year ahead, I encourage you to remember that each success will be the result of the mutual support and respect that parents and educators show one another. Our students are venturing into a 21st Century world that is, in many ways, unpredictable for the adults who encourage and lead these young individuals. As our students mature we are reminded that their beliefs, ideals and sense of responsibility, friendship and family are constantly challenged and the common values and support we share as role models in their lives will impact greatly on their decisions as they grow into Catholic leaders of the future. We are happily committed to working with our partners to continue to support each child in their quest for knowledge, happiness and, above all, spiritual development that will enable them to be successful citizens within the community.

It is indeed my pleasure to welcome each of you to the Brampton West Family of Schools for the 2014/2015 school year and offer my sincerest prayer that the upcoming year will be one filled with new opportunities to learn, to discover, foster relationships that promote self-respect and dignity and serve one another as we build our Catholic School community together.

All my best for a wonderful school year.

May you know and be richly blessed by the love of God,

S. Steer
Superintendent, Brampton West Family of Schools
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board


PAN AM/PARAPAN GAMES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

In the summer of 2015, the Greater Golden Horseshoe region and GTA will play host to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. The TORONTO 2015 Games will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada, with 41 countries and over 10,000 athletes and officials participating. With more than 20,000+ volunteers needed to successfully deliver the Games, TORONTO 2015 will be one of the largest requests for volunteers in Ontario’s history, and is guaranteed to be a once-in-a- lifetime experience. There are volunteer opportunities in areas ranging from press operations, venue management, technology, communications, opening and closing ceremony volunteers and performers and many more!

Apply at TORONTO2015.org/volunteers using code VOLEDUDPCDSB.


SAFE @ ST. EDMUND CAMPION ONLINE REPORTING TOOL

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 anoymous, 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.


ARE YOU TICKED?

Make Sure Your School Support Designation is English Separate (Catholic). It's a powerful message in support of Catholic education.

On October 27, you will cast your vote for Catholic school trustee in the Municipal elections. Make your vote count, by ensuring you are registered as an English Separate school supporter.

When you designate yourself as an English Separate school supporter, you help foster a strong political voice, through your elected representative (Trustee), in ensuring your rights to a Catholic education for the young people in our province.

To verify that you are registered as an English Separate school supporter:

  • Check the assessment section of your Tax Bill or Property Assessment Notice
  • Check your Voter Information Card received by mail during the month of May

We can help you register or change your direction of school support. Contact the Admissions Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24512.

For more information, visit www.dpcdsb.org.


ESL (NON-CREDIT) FOR GRADES 9-12

Adult and Continuing Education would like to provide additional supports to our learners of ESL this summer (2014) by offering an opportunity to further practice language development skills. The program focus is building community with an emphasis on student well-being.

This is a non-credit bearing course. It will not be open to non DP students and therefore it is not advertised on the summer school course complement.

If you are an ESL student interested in this opportunity, please click here for more information.


 

BUS CANCELLATIONS/SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO BAD WEATHER

During the winter months inclement weather may cause disruption of bus transportation and regular school operations. A decision to cancel school transportation and/or to close schools is usually made by 6:00 a.m. and will be announced on the following radio and television stations:

VIRGIN RADIO FM 99.9 CHUM AM 1050 CFTR AM 680
CFNY FM 102.1/AM 640 CJCL AM 590 CHFI FM98.1
CFRB AM 1010 EZ ROCK FM 97.3 CJBC (FR) AM 860
FM Z103.5 FM 93.1 FM Q107
CHIN FM 100.7 CBC 99.1 AM 1540
CITY PULSE GLOBAL NEWS CTV

We will be communicating one of four standard messages to the radio stations. The four announcements and their effect on the transportation system are as follows: (Please note that the highlighted text only will be communicated by the radio stations).

  1. "Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board buses serving St. Andrew, St. Benedict and St. Peter elementary schools and R.F. Hall Secondary School are cancelled for today."

  2. "The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board buses and the Peel District School Board buses in the Town of Caledon and the County of Dufferin are cancelled."

    This means that all runs listed under announcement #l PLUS the following are cancelled:

    * All schools in the Town of Caledon and all school runs that begin in the Town of Caledon.
    * Individual schools will be notified if this cancellation affects their school.

  3. "The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board buses are cancelled."

    This means that ALL transportation services provided by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and The Peel District School Board, including buses, vans and taxis have been cancelled for the entire day.

  4. "The schools and offices of both the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board are closed."

    This means that ALL Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board ad Peel District School Board schools and offices are closed to all students and staff.

NOTE: For Secondary School students riding Public Transit, cancellation of service will be communicated by the respective transit property over the radio. Please be advised that Public Transit rarely cancels and that the level of service on days with inclement weather is unpredictable.


STUDENT TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

The Ontario Student Transcript (OST) is the official record of a student's secondary school academic achievement in the province of Ontario. Student records are confidential and transcripts are issued only on the written request of the student or parent/guardian (when student is under 18 years of age) and are subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

If the last secondary school you attended resided within the Dufferin‐Peel Catholic District School Board and you require your transcript, please use the applicable process outlined here to request your Ontario Student Transcript.


FORMING OUR CATHOLIC VISION FOR LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Our vision of education in Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools is rooted in the gospel values of faith, hope and love. Guided by this vision, which is deliberately infused into all aspects of our strategic planning and operations, Dufferin-Peel schools strive to embrace the new realities of our rapidly changing world, while upholding our Catholic faith traditions.

Within these complex new 21st century realities, with variables such as globalization, the economy, environmental challenges, technological advances and increasing cultural diversity, we face the challenge of preparing our students to live, to lead, to prosper, and to fulfill their potential as Catholic school graduates, who are responsible and thriving global and digital citizens. These are exciting times in which to both teach and to learn!

We recognize and understand that students have different skills, knowledge and experiences and quite simply, they learn in different ways. Over the past year, senior Dufferin-Peel staff had the opportunity to explore, more deeply, the concept of learning in the 21st century. This included a detailed discussion on the ‘Why’, the ‘What’, and the ‘How’ of learning in the 21st century in the context of our Catholic faith. Based on these discussions a number of common concepts were identified as key learning skills, competencies and dispositions: that will be part of our Catholic context and connection to the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.

From our analysis and discussion we must now strive to ensure that our Dufferin-Peel Catholic education system focuses on student achievement and well being for all through what we believe in and how we demonstrate our beliefs.

Please click here for more information.


STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Effective September 2012 the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board requires that parents, guardians and adult students provide written acknowledgment that they have received information regarding Student Accident Insurance especially for those students participating in out-of-school excursions and/or extra-curricular sports activities.

As required under the Education Act, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board arranges for the distribution of student accident insurance brochures (i.e., ‘insuremykids’). However, please be advised that the Board assumes no responsibility for the cost of the plan, applications, premium payments or claims; nor does the Board receive any remuneration from the Reliable Life Insurance Company. Furthermore, the Board does not and cannot insure students.

Click here for a copy of the Reliable Life Insurance brochure. You may purchase coverage for your child at www.insuremykids.com or by calling toll free at 1-800-463-KIDS (5437).

For more information about the insurance plans that are available through the Reliable Life Insurance Company, please click here.


CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES ACT

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.


HOMEWORK HELP PILOT PROJECT

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.


STOPR: STUDENT TRANSPORTATION OF PEEL REGION

For information regarding student transportation services, bus stop locations and time details please visit www.businfo.stopr.ca.

The instructions for logging on to the site are as follows:

  1. Click Student Login
  2. Enter information (Note: Your OEN is your Ontario Educational Number – this can be found on any of your report cards)


United Way Walk Run Roll

18/09/2014

On Sunday, September 28, commencing at 10:00 a.m., the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will launch its 2014 United Way Campaign with one of its most popular United Way fundraisers, the annual Wilf Hartzenberg Walk/Run/Roll event. Read More

Elementary EQAO Results

17/09/2014

Results of the recently released 2013-2014 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments mark the sixth consecutive year in which the percentage of Dufferin-Peel students achieving at, or above, the provincial standard (Levels 3 or 4) in Grades 3 and 6 has equalled or exceeded the provincial averages. Read More

Strategic System Review Survey

11/09/2014

In May 2014, the Board undertook a large-scale strategic review survey of stakeholders with a view to incorporating data gleaned from the survey into the development of the Board’s new Strategic System Plan, which would provide direction for the next five years. The survey was completed by May 31, 2014. Read More

Mayor McCallion receives award

27/08/2014

On Tuesday, August 26, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board presented its Catholic Award of Merit to Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion for her long-time support of Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools and of Catholic education in Ontario. Read More

Catholic Award of Merit

22/08/2014

On Tuesday, August 26, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will honour Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion with the board’s Catholic Award of Merit. Read More

School starts September 2

21/08/2014

On September 2, summer vacation ends for approximately 83,000 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board students, as the 2014-15 school year gets underway at the board’s 149 schools. Read More

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