In 1497, King Henry VII of England commissioned Giovanni Caboto (later to be called John Cabot), an Italian sailor, to sail west and claim new lands for England. The voyage led to an unexpected new land - not the Far East, but the eastern coast of an immense continent. Giovanni Caboto would go down in history as John Cabot, the explorer who claimed the New Founde Land for a British King. John Cabot sailed on the Matthew, a classic 15th century caravelle. The 500th anniversary of this landing was celebrated in 1997. The trustees of the Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic S.S. Board recognized the achievements of John Cabot by naming this Catholic school in his honour. The power of John Cabot’s vision and his ability to lead and collaborate with others are characteristics which also guide our community on our own voyage of discovery. With the teachings of our model teacher, Jesus Christ, as our guide, this voyage is one of excitement and adventure.
School Motto - Faith, Hope, and Charity
The logo on our school uniforms displays the symbols of our motto.
Faith - Persons who live the Gospel value of faith accept the teachings of Jesus as transmitted by the Church & embrace a relationship with Him in their daily lives and an openness to the faith experience of others.
Hope - Persons who live the Gospel value of hope have a strong sense of purpose, mission, and a personal conviction based on faith & evidenced in a positive, religious and optimistic attitude to life and reality.
Charity - Persons who live the Gospel value of charity possess a love for God, others and self which is evidenced in personal prayer, sincere care and concern for themselves, each other and for all those they serve.
Athletic Name & Logo
Our founding students chose the COLT as our athletic name and symbol. The life of the Colt parallels our youth of today. It is vibrant and young with a great deal of energy and strength. When guided in the right direction, this energy can produce wonderful results. The Colt has a strong spirit and displays teamwork, leadership and courage - values to which Christians are deeply committed.
John Cabot Catholic Secondary School's original building founded in 1997. It was a holding site for other high school's such as St. Joseph's SS and Father Goetz SS.
Joseph Geiser was the founding principal and introduced our school motto 'Faith, Hope and Charity' . In the spring of 2003, the school moved to the Streetsville campus on Mississauga Road while the new facility was constructed. We entered our new Facility in September, 2004.
Present John Cabot Catholic Secondary School