To Support our Refugee Students and Families

The Halton Catholic District School Board was recently awarded a grant from the Ex Corde Foundation of the Diocese of Hamilton, established by Bishop Crosby in 2011. This grant is to be used to support our refugee students and families that are in need of financial assistance. If you or anyone you know is in need of such support, please contact Carmen Condo, Consultant in the Settlement and Multicultural Services department at our Board office: (905) 632-6300. … Continue reading

Take Our Kids to Work (for Grade 9 students)

Wed. Nov. 4th, 2015 – during the day Take Out Kids to Work gives students a chance to: Share a day with a significant adult and develop a closer relationship. See a parent or guardian in a different role. Understand what people do to earn a living and support a family. Clarify goals for the future so they can choose the appropriate school courses. For more information visit Students Services – Grade 9 – TOKTW Permission Form … Continue reading

Grade 8 Orientation Day – October 20th, 2015

Corpus Christi will be welcoming our Grade 8s from our feeder schools on Tuesday, October 20th from 10am- 1pm. This day will provide an opportunity for our future Longhorns to meet visionaries and mentors on a journey throughout our building. The tour will include a visit to our classrooms and a stop at the Extra-curricular fair. Lunch, in terms of pizza and bottled water, will be provided for all Grade 8 students. Afterwards, students will watch and participate in a basketball … Continue reading

Do you think Engineering is for You?

High School Students – Do you think Engineering is for You? Come out to learn about engineering and to ask licensed engineers about their experiences. Over the course of the evening you will be able to have conversations with working engineers about their work and educational experiences. Teachers & Parents – You are welcome to come and learn about the world of engineering education and careers! Location: St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre 1280 Dundas St. West, Oakville Ontario Cost: Student $20.00 Teacher … Continue reading

HCDSB Students Continue to Shine in OSSLT!

The Halton Catholic District School Board published today its system-wide and school results of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The results indicate that Halton Catholic secondary students continue to surpass the province-wide results in the OSSLT. “As a school district, we are quite pleased with these results” comments Director of Education, Paula Dawson. “We are so proud of our students, and commend our teachers, school leaders, support staff, and parents for their collective efforts to enhance student learning.” … Continue reading


On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Trustees of the Halton Catholic District School Board will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. The Town Hall is intended to gather feedback from parents and ratepayers that will be used to guide the Board’s Strategic Planning Process. All parents and members of the community are invited to attend! Register online to attend at: Please feel free to contact your local trustee … Continue reading

The Teen Brain: Under Construction

Dr. Jean Clinton is a renowned expert in brain development locally, provincially, nationally and internationally as an advocate for children’s issues. Dr. Clinton was recently appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education. Her special interest lies in brain development and has consulted for 30 years in primary care, child welfare, children and your mental health programs. She is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and … Continue reading

Student Services Important Dates

Atlantic University Fair Oct. 1st, 2015 from 11-1 pm at CC in the Atrium University Information Program Oct 19th, 2015 from 9:30-10:30 am at CC in the Atrium Ontario Universities Fair- Friday Sept. 25 to Sunday Sept. 27th, 2015 from 10 – 5pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre College Information Fair – Oct 19th, 2015 from 5pm to 9pm and Oct. 20th from 10 – 3pm at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto Student Lifexpo – Oct. 17th and … Continue reading


On the recommendations of our Catholic school communities, the Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation (HCCEF) provides financial assistance to students – to ensure that all: are able to attend school with the basic necessities of life (i.e. food and clothing). are able to participate in all aspects of school life which are normally open to all students (i.e. school trips/experiences), and therefore, help them to succeed and achieve their full potential. How you can make a difference: I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude, and … Continue reading