Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2019

The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. From November 17-23, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join school boards around the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools. This week, and every week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all, cultivating a positive sense of belonging and well-being. For more information about Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, please visit the Board website. … Continue reading

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 8 through December 2, 2019. Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas. Students may submit entries in the following four (4) categories: Traditional artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.)Original song (new song written OR performed by student)Short video (no longer than 3 minutes)Short story … Continue reading

HCDSB Recognizes Indigenous Awareness Month

November is the designated Indigenous Awareness Month at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB). This month, and throughout the school year, students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. Indigenous Awareness Month is an opportunity to honour and recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and strength of present-day Indigenous communities within our Board, and throughout Canada. To learn more about how HCDSB is recognizing Indigenous Awareness Month, please visit the article on our website. … Continue reading

HCDSB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October is the designated Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in the province, with Ontario being home to more than 400,000 first-second and third-generation Canadians of Hispanic origin. At the Halton Catholic District School Board, our largest newcomer population is Hispanic! This month, HCDSB recognizes the dynamic community that has made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Ontario. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the outstanding achievements and contributions of Hispanic people in our province, and around the world. To learn more … Continue reading

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Research indicates that a concussion can affect a student’s school performance in both cognitive activities (school work) and physical activities (physical education program/interschool activities). Research also indicates that engaging in cognitive and/or physical activities, while a … Continue reading

Consent for Information Sharing – Students 18+

Provincial legislation requires school boards to recognize students as adults when they reach the age of 18. As such, students who are 18 years of age or older are deemed responsible for their own education, attendance, and any matters related to discipline. How will this affect me as a Parent or Guardian? Once your son or daughter reaches the age of 18, we are legally required to remove you (the parent or guardian) from our contact lists, and you will no longer receive information from the school or board related to their education, attendance, or any matters related to discipline. … Continue reading