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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): Sharon Allegretto
  • Vincenzo Angaran
  • Adriano Bomben
  • Joanne Le Prevost-Groves
  • Superintendent: Les Storey
  • Trustee:
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 2)
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 5)
  • Darryl D'Souza (Ward 6)
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St. Edmund Campion Important Updates

  UPCOMING EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES
 

Dec 26
to
Jan 6

CHRISTMAS BREAK

There are no classes scheduled from Monday, December 26th, 2016 to Friday, January 6th, 2017. Classes resume on Monday, January 9th, 2017.


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CAMPION SEARCH

Follow the latest news and tweets from St. Edmund Campion's Alternative Education Program @CampionSearch.


CAMPION XCOUNTRY

Official St. Edmund Campion Cross Country twitter feed @campionxcountry.


EC STUDENT COUNCIL

Follow St. Edmund Campion Secondary School's Student Council for news, announcements, events, and more @EC_Council.


EC TRACK & FIELD

Updates and alerts from the fastest rising track & field team in Ontario @campiontrack.

  BULLETIN BOARD
 

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE

School Cash Online is an easy to use and safe way to pay for your children’s school fees. Now, with a few clicks, you can pay for your child’s yearbook, class trips and so much more from your own home. All you have to do is register an account, attach your children and in no time you will be able to make payments online. We accept many different payment forms so come in and check us out by visiting the following website: www.dpcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/


CAREER FAIR DAY

The staff at St. Edmund Campion are in the process of planning a Career Fair Day for Grade 10s in May and want your feedback! If you are a Grade 10 student, please take 2 minutes to let us know which careers/professions you'd be interested in hearing from by filling out the following survey by Friday, December 23rd, 2016.

Click here to access the survey.

Thanks for your help in making this a fantastic day!


ADVENT MESSAGE FROM TRUSTEE

Dear Parents and Guardians:

During this Advent Season, as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and guardians for choosing a Catholic education for your children.

As we approach Christmas, it’s a good time to reflect on the very busy, but very successful start to the school year. Our schools enjoy strong relationships with our families, local parishes and the community at large, and continue to be safe, caring, healthy and inclusive places to learn and to work. We continue to see strong performances by our students across the board in terms of EQAO scores and graduation rates, which are among the highest in the province. But we’re not resting on our laurels by any means, and we continue to work hard to make sure that each student has every opportunity to achieve success.

As we celebrate this sacred season, I thank you for supporting Catholic education, and wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

Darryl D’Souza
Trustee, Brampton Wards 2, 5 and 6


NEXT GENERATION LEARNING

You are invited to a Parent Engagement Evening presenting Next Generation Learning. Presentations on various topics will take place at various schools, including St. Marguerite d'Youville, St. Paul, St. Alphonsa, and St. Valentine.

Click here for more information and to register for the presentations you are interested in attending.


DUTY TO REPORT / CHILD IN NEED OF PROTECTION

Dear Parents/Guardians:

In Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, we foster the continuous development of all through a safe, caring and inclusive environment. As part of the Strategic System Plan 2014-2019, the board collaborates with the Peel Children's Aid Society in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, and the Dufferin Child and Family Services in Orangeville when the safety of a child or youth may be at risk. These organizations are mandated to help, support and strengthen families, so children and youth are safe and well.

It is everyone's responsibility to ensure the safety and dignity of children. At times, school staff may become aware of students who might be experiencing difficulties.

Under the Child and Family Services Act (2000), every person within our school board who has reason to believe that a child is or may be abused or neglected must report his/her suspicions directly to the appropriate Children's Aid Society. It is not the school's responsibility to investigate, evaluate or assign blame. Concerns must be shared, so that a support plan that ensures safety is developed with families, as appropriate. When a report to Children's Aid is made, school as well as community-based resources may be offered to help resolve concerns or issues.

Within Catholic Community Culture and Caring, it is the board's sacred trust to ensure your child/children's safety and well-being.

Sincerely,

S. Kendrick
Superintendent, Special Education and Support Services

Dr. L. Romano-Dwyer, PhD, MSW, RSW
Chief Social Worker


GREETINGS FROM SUPERINTENDENT SUE STEER

Greetings,

As we enter into the new school year, I wish to extend a warm welcome to returning families and those families new to the Brampton West Family of Schools. It is my prayer that you have enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer, filled with memories that will bring you great joy. September is a time of mixed feelings, excitement as we begin a fresh year, and often apprehension as we address new and unfamiliar territories; be it new friends, new teachers, new schools, new administrators. Each change provides an opportunity for growth, as we allow the Holy Spirit to support us in building our self-confidence. With each change we grow in the knowledge that every new possibility strengthens our character as we adapt and grow.

The Brampton West Family of Schools 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 of 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, “Walking Forward Together”.

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2016-2017 MODIFIED SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

The 2016-17 Modified School Year Calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Click here for a copy of the calendar.


IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

If you’ve received a letter about your immunization records, update your record online at www.immunizepeel.ca or by calling Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.


ST. EDMUND CAMPION RECOGNIZED PROVINCE-WIDE FOR ITS SUCCESS IN MATH

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) recognizes and profiles schools across the province that are using provincial assessment results to support their improvement planning. St. Edmund Campion Secondary School has been recognized for its success in this regard and is one of the select schools from across the province featured on the EQAO website.

Please click here for Campion’s School Story: On the Journey of Learning.


PEDs ON BOARD PREMISES AND/OR BOARD SANCTIONED EVENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board acknowledges the value of the use of technology for learning. Students are permitted to register and use personal electronic devices (PEDs) on board premises and/or board sanctioned events for educational purposes, under the direction of staff and only with parent/guardian permission. Students may register their PED for the purpose of connecting to the board wireless network. Students are required to adhere to the student Personal Electronic Device Used with WI-FI Network Student Agreement (GF 337) and the “Network User Application and Agreement.” (GF066) Please be advised that the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will not be responsible for any cost incurred through the use of personal data plans.

PEDs are to be used responsibly and should not interfere with learning; their use must comply with the Catholic Code of Conduct, board policies and procedures. Any personal communications (i.e., phone calls, text messages, etc.) will continue to be directed through the main office. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in a loss of PED privileges and/or any other consequences deemed necessary by school administration.

The school principal may authorize limited acceptable uses of personal electronic devices during school-sanctioned activities for a specific designated purpose outside of instructional spaces and/or in common areas.

Students are responsible for the safety and security of PEDs at all times and the Board assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen devices.

For more information about the policy and guidelines around the use of Personal Electronic Devices, click here.


REVISED HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

On February 23rd, the Ministry of Education released its updated Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

Click here to read the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s letter to the community regarding the revised curriculum.


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 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.


2013-2014 PREMIER'S AWARD FOR ACCEPTING SCHOOLS

On Wednesday November 19, 2014, Minister of Education Liz Sandals announced that St. Edmund Campion is one of 11 recipients of the 2013-2014 Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools across Ontario.

Over 80 nominations were submitted from across the province for the 2013-2014 school year. This award recognizes schools that have demonstrated initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate. St. Edmund Campion has been granted this prestigious award to recognize the exceptional and innovative work being done in the school to create a safe and accepting school environment. A safe, inclusive and accepting environment makes a school a great place to learn!

St. Edmund Campion has been provincially recognized as a school that has demonstrated initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate. Congratulations to the staff, students and parent community for their continued efforts and great success!

To read more, please click on link below:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/award.html


STRIVING FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY:
A Message To Parents and Guardians On Our Continued EQAO Success

The recent release of EQAO results for Grades 3 and 6 reading, writing and mathematics, Grade 9 mathematics, and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), show that Dufferin‐Peel has, once again, matched or exceeded the provincial averages in each assessment area. This marks the sixth consecutive year in which the percentage of our elementary students achieving or exceeding the provincial standard has equalled or exceeded the provincial averages. The Grade 9 test results and the OSSLT results represent the fifth straight year in which our secondary students exceeded the provincial performance. In fact, the Dufferin‐Peel secondary results were between 4% and 13% higher than the provincial averages.

These results speak highly of our students and of you, their parents and guardians, who support their education. They are also a clear reflection of the high degree of professionalism and dedication of our teaching and support staff, the commitment of our administrators and of the board of trustees towards supporting all students and ensuring their well‐being and continuous achievement. In addition, they speak to the high level of collaboration, which to us, is reflective of a caring and committed Catholic school system.

EQAO assessments and the OSSLT are just two forms of measurement. In the context of the goals of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations, no single assessment provides a complete picture of student well‐being and/or achievement. However, as EQAO is used throughout the province to indicate student success, we take great satisfaction in our collective efforts to honour results that demonstrate that extraordinary lives are indeed growing with a great Catholic Education here in Dufferin‐Peel.

And, while we reflect with pride on our success, we continue to be collectively committed to our moral purpose of supporting each and every student, from early years to vocation, through the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan, System Strategic Direction, Catholic Board Learning Plan and Catholic Board Corporate Plan.

Congratulations to all on these very positive results and to the ongoing well‐being and success of our students.

Thank you to all parents and guardians for choosing a Dufferin‐Peel Catholic education and for your contribution and support as we work towards the continued success and well‐being of all students.

Mario Pascucci, Chair of the Board
John B. Kostoff, Director of Education


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.


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.

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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.

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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)


Information session to support the transition of children with differing abilities into Kindergarten

21/11/2016

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s Special Education and Learning Services Department will host a Kindergarten entry planning and information session. Read More

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

14/11/2016

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario schools runs from November 20-26. Read More

Boundary Meeting for St. Daniel Comboni Elementary School

12/11/2016

An Open House is being held to present the proposed permanent boundary for St. Daniel Comboni, as well as the proposed host bounday. Read More

2017-18 Kindergarten Registration

09/11/2016

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held at all Dufferin-Peel Catholic elementary schools in January. Read More

2017-2018 French Immersion Program Information Meetings

02/11/2016

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 2017-2018 school year. Read More

Dufferin-Peel schools and students recognized by the Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario

01/11/2016

On October 29, at the Father Patrick Fogarty Awards Dinner the following Dufferin-Peel schools and students were recognized by the Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario: Read More

Fr. Michael Goetz Secondary School to host Development and Peace Conference

26/10/2016

On November 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Father Michael Goetz Secondary School in Mississauga will host its 10th Annual Development and Peace Conference for Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board secondary students. Read More

Dufferin-Peel hosts Orientation Day for International Students October 7

05/10/2016

On October 7, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold an Orientation Day at the Mississauga Grand for International students currently attending our secondary schools. Read More

Dufferin-Peel Catholic Secondary Schools to Hold Public Information Sessions for Grade 8 students and parents

04/10/2016

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 2017-18 school year. Read More

DPCDSB to honour Dr. Andrew and Mrs. Joan Simone with its Catholic Award of Merit on September 27

23/09/2016

On Tuesday, September 27, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will honour Dr. Andrew and Mrs. Joan Simone, founders of the charity, Food for Children, with the board’s Catholic Award of Merit. Read More

EQAO results indicate Dufferin-Peel Catholic board students continue to demonstrate high achievement in literacy

21/09/2016

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has released the results of the 2015-16 annual assessments completed in Grades 3, 6, 9 and 10. Read More

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