December 4-12 - 2019 DPCDSB Secondary School Christmas Concerts / Arts Showcases
Schedule of Christmas Concerts/Art Showcases
December 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16 & 17 - Aquinas Annual Christmas Show: Cinderella's Christmas
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School's Grade 10 RAP Drama students present their annual Christmas show. Join us on this musical storytelling adventure with one of the most beloved and admired storybook characters, as she embarks on a journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. We meet a young Cinderella, long before the young woman from the well-known fairy tale. As a young Cinderella travels through the enchanted forest she encounters a variety of merry characters who share some zany and poignant moments with her and the audience. The children in the audience are involved every step of the way using their imaginations to be toys, a Christmas tree and even one of the Seven Dwarfs. This delightful tale embraces a heartwarming message for all. Fun-loving entertainment for all ages full of music, comedy and lots of audience participation. There are a number of matinee performances for school groups on December 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16 and 17 at 10:00 a.m. Group Matinee tickets are $6.00 per student. There are also evening performances on December 10 and 11 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the evening shows are Adults $10.00 and children $7.00. Location: St. Thomas Aquinas S.S., 25 Corporation Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-791-1195.
December 9-15 - DPCDSB celebrates Computer Science Week - Hour of Code
The Hour of Code movement started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. If you are interested in participating in Computer Science Week -The Hour of Code, as a class OR as a school, please register at https://hourofcode.com. All you have to do is find one-hour during the week of December 9-15 when your class or even your whole school, can commit to participating in a coding activity. Lastly, choose an activity from the Program Department's "Hour of Code" support resource and get coding! Educators can access this resource through the DPCDSB Program Technology SharePoint site under the STEM Resources tab; Coding and Robotics. Let's put DPCDSB on the map!
December 11 - DPCDSB's Annual Christmas Concert Series featuring the San Lorenzo Ruiz School Choir
The holiday season is almost here! To help you get into the spirit of the season, we invite you to join us at our annual Christmas Concert Series. On Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 am the choir from San Lorenzo Ruiz School Choir will perform a Christmas Concert at the Catholic Education Centre (40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga). All performances will take place in the foyer of the Catholic Education Centre. We look forward to seeing everyone come out and enjoy the sounds of the season!
December 17 – DPCDSB Video Game Design Contest
The annual DPCDSB Video Game Design Contest is on December 17 hosted by Sheridan College, Oakville. This year's theme is BIBLE STORY. Students from all DPCDSB schools have an opportunity to create their games, show case their games for professional judging and build their digital portfolios. All DPCDSB schools are invited to participate. Teams of four will get transportation to/from Sheridan, a t-shirt, snack, lunch, participation certificate and a chance to win 1 of 5 prize categories. GAME ON DPCDSB! See your computer science teacher for more information.
December 17 - St. Timothy School presents the Living Nativity
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us for an outdoor Christmas market and Festive Gathering, featuring the manger with live animals, angelic voices, crafts, goodies, games for the little ones, hot chocolate and more. Please dress for the outdoor weather. Location: St. Timothy School, 2214 Cliff Road, Mississauga. For more information, call 905-277-0990.
December 18 - DPCDSB's Annual Christmas Concert Series featuring the Loyola C.S.S. Jazz Band
The holiday season is almost here! To help you get into the spirit of the season, we invite you to join us at our annual Christmas Concert Series. On Wednesday, December 18 at 10:00 am the jazz band from Loyola C.S.S. will perform a Christmas Concert at the Catholic Education Centre (40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga). All performances will take place in the foyer of the Catholic Education Centre. We look forward to seeing everyone come out and enjoy the sounds of the season!
December 18 - St. Roch Regional Arts Dance Program's Grade 12 Choreography Show
Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Roch C.S.S., 200 Valleyway Drive, Brampton. For more information, email email@example.com
December 19 – Cardinal Ambrozic C.S.S. Semi-Annual Eco Fashion Show
Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School's Grades 11 and 12 fashion students will be showcasing their eco-friendly garment collections in the Semi-Annual Eco Fashion Show, Fusion Winter 2019. Students used their knowledge of environmental and social responsibility, along with their apparel construction skills to create the outfits. The Design Thinking Framework was used to design collections targeted to their peer audience. The eco-fashion show, a celebration of creativity, diversity, environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and self-expression, will take place on December 19 in the school cafeteria from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Location: Cardinal Ambrozic C.S.S., 10 Castle Oaks Crossing, Brampton. For more information, call 905-913-2989.
December 23 - January 3 – Christmas Break
February 5 – Secondary Winter Night School Registration Closes
Winter Night School Registration will close on February 5, 2020. Classes will begin on February 12, 2020. Night School Locations: John Cabot S.S., St. Joseph S.S. and St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. Time: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Day school students will register through their Guidance Office. For more information please visit Dufferin-Peel CDSB Night School, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 905-362-0701 ext. 50016.
February 5-7 - Aquinas RAP Grade 12 Drama Majors present the heartwarming comedy BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
Set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in September 1937 during The Great Depression, this coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish American teenager who experiences puberty and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, his parents Kate and Jack, Kate's sister Blanche, and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie, who come to live there after their father's death. The new living arrangement is taking its toll on Jack's health, as he has to work two stressful jobs to support the extended family. Meanwhile Aunt Blanche is interested in dating their neighbor, who has a drinking problem, despite Kate's objections; Stanley faces problems with his own job, when he stands up to his somewhat tyrannical boss; cousin Nora, whom Eugene has a crush on, is eager to be a dancer in a Broadway musical, even though the family's circumstances might not allow it; and cousin Laurie, who has heart problems, is a source of annoyance for Eugene. This is the opening show for the Grade 12 RAP Drama season. The show is running in the Brian Dunn Theatre, curtain time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door, Adults $10, Students $7.
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas S.S., 25 Corporation Drive, Brampton. For more information, call 905-791-1195.
February 12 – Secondary Winter Night School Classes Begin
The Winter Night School Session will begin on February 12, 2020. Registration will open on November 25, 2019. Night School Locations: John Cabot S.S., St. Joseph S.S. and St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. Time: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Last day to register is February 5, 2020. Day school students will register through their Guidance Office. For more information please visit Dufferin-Peel CDSB Night School, email email@example.com or phone 905-362-0701 ext. 50016.
February 10 – Educational Resource Worker Appreciation Day
March 11 - St. Roch Regional Arts Dance Program Presents Roch the Floor
A dance showcase for Brampton West Feeder Schools. Top Performance Winner will perform in St. Roch's Dance Show! Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: St. Roch C.S.S., 200 Valleyway Drive, Brampton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 27 - Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament
The Peel Region Mock Trial Tournament will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020 and the Final Four Round will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020. This tournament is run by the Peel Justice Education Network (PJEN) that is comprised of members of the Judiciary, Crown & Defence Councils, Peel Regional Police, Court Services Personnel as well as Dufferin-Peel and Peel Board teacher representatives. The tournament is open to Grade 11/12 Law students and is held at the A. Grenville & William Davis Courthouse in Brampton. Registration for the tournament will come out in the fall. Please email Jessica Price if you have any questions or would like registration information at Jessica.Price@dpcdsb.org.
May 6 - St. Roch Regional Arts Dance Program Show
Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Roch C.S.S., 200 Valleyway Drive, Brampton. For more information, email email@example.com.
May 8 - St. Roch Regional Arts Program Showcase
St. Roch Regional Arts Program will combine performance and reflection in a showcase for Catholic Education Week for Brampton West Feeder Schools. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: St. Roch C.S.S., 200 Valleyway Drive, Brampton. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.