‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’ Student Contest

With Christmas just around the corner, it is time for the ‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’ student contest! This year, the contest will run from November 5 through November 23, 2015. As in previous years, students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas. New this year, a prize will be awarded for the winning entries in the following three (3) categories: Best artwork (drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.) Best … Continue reading


To all secondary students: Do you want to win a $500.00 prize? What we need from you: to create a LOGO that is ATTRACTIVE, INFORMATIVE and CREATIVE that represents ‘a Culture of Life’! Either digital or hard copy, black & white or in colour, (14x10cm) Submission deadline: November 17, 2015 to: L. Brun del Re brundelrel@hcdsb.org, electronically or via courrier Click here to see details. … Continue reading

Annual “We Scare Hunger Food Drive”

Corpus Christi’s Free the Children Committee will be running their annual We Scare Hunger Food Drive over the week of Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th. Our goal is to reach 10,000 donated items in support of Burlington’s Partnership West Food Bank! Did you know that food bank usage is 31% higher than is was is 2008? Every month, over 700 people receive food from Burlington’s Partnership West Food Bank. In 2014 they provided food to over 7,500 Burlington … Continue reading

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: https://survey.hcdsb.org/StratPlanningTownhall.aspx 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