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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: Sue Steer
  • 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
 

Oct 26

ST. EDMUND CAMPION OPEN HOUSE

St. Edmund Campion's annual Open House will take place on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016. The agenda for the evening is as follows:

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- Tour of the building and opportunity to speak to department representatives and co-curricular representatives.

6:30 p.m.
- Secondary Program information in the cafeteria.
- Career Path secondary program information in the theatre.

7:00 p.m.
- Advanced Placement Program information in cafeteria.


Nov 3

ACADEMIC AWARDS NIGHT

St. Edmund Campion's annual Academic Awards Night will take place on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016.

The Awards program at St. Edmund Campion honours students of our school who best exemplify the school motto: Named, Called, Chosen. Through their pursuit of academic excellence, these individuals will be recognized for their achievements during our 2016 Academic Awards Ceremony. Please join us on Thursday, November 3rd at 7p.m. to celebrate their success.


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CAMPION SEARCH

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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
 

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


ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION

The option to pay school related fees online will be available soon. Dufferin-Peel CDSB is phasing in the use of online payments during the 2016-17 year. Refer to the Online Payment icon on the DPCDSB webpage to get the most updated information regarding the system and schools online. All required information will be sent to parents once our school, St. Edmund Campion, has been brought online.


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)


Dufferin-Peel hosts Orientation Day for International Students October 7

26/09/2016

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

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

Annual United Way Walk Run Roll Event slated for September 25

19/09/2016

On Sunday, September 25, commencing at 10:00 a.m., the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will launch its 2016 United Way Campaign with one of its most popular United Way fundraisers, the annual Wilf Hartzenberg Walk/Run/Roll event. Read More

Dufferin-Peel Catholic Board announces its 2016 Distinguished Alumni

14/09/2016

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board has released its fourth annual “Distinguished Alumni” poster series featuring profiles of alumni who have gone on to make significant and unique contributions in their respective careers, industries and communities. Read More

NOTICE: Student Transportation Service Issues

08/09/2016

​School bus service providers, under contract with Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR), are experiencing a shortage of qualified drivers. Read More

Board opens new Catholic elementary school

29/08/2016

On September 6, summer vacation ends for over 81,000 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board students, as the 2016-17 school year gets underway at the board’s 150 schools. Read More

Grade 9 students prepare for their transition to high school

24/08/2016

Over the next two weeks, many of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s 7,200 Grade 9 students are preparing for their transition to high school by participating in the board’s Get Ready! for Secondary School and Link Crew transition programs, among others. Read More

iFun Orientation Program

24/08/2016

On September 1, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold an iFun Orientation Program at six secondary schools in Mississauga and Brampton. Read More

Young Rider Orientation Day

17/08/2016

A free Young Rider Orientation Day on August 27 will help new students feel more comfortable taking the school bus. Read More

DPCDSB announces its Top Ontario Scholars for 2015-16

12/07/2016

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s top Ontario Scholars for the 2015-16 school year are George Eisa from St. Marcellinus Secondary School and Daniel Sequeira from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School, who both scored identical near perfect averages of 99.33%. Read More

Year-End Trustee Newsletter

20/06/2016

Year-End Trustee Newsletter - June 2016 Read More

St. Edmund School in Mississauga showcased by EQAO for Math program

13/06/2016

St. Edmund Elementary School is one of five Ontario elementary schools being profiled by the Education Quality and Accountability Office in 2016 for its success in mathematics. Read More

Inauguration of St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre as an IB World School

30/05/2016

On June 8, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will celebrate the inauguration of St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre as the first publicly funded English Catholic school in Ontario to receive authorization for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. Read More

Board approves school closures as part of Pupil Accommodation Review

25/05/2016

On May 24, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees approved the closure of two Mississauga elementary schools, effective June 2017. Read More

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