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We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Catholic Education at HCDSB!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Halton Catholic District School Board, and we are celebrating! Our school district was born in 1969, when the Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville school boards came together to form the Halton County Roman Catholic Separate School Board. At the time of amalgamation, we had

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

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,

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

UPDATE: HCDSB Schools will be OPEN on Monday, October 7th!

A provincial agreement has been made with CUPE! All HCDSB schools will remain OPEN to students and will be operating as usual. Thank you for your patience & understanding. See our updates for more information: bit.ly/HCDSB-LabourUpdates

Important Update: If CUPE Strike Proceeds, All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students

In the event of a full withdrawal of services by CUPE, schools will be closed to students on Monday, October 7th, and for the duration of the strike.​ ​ We regret that this decision will pose some challenges for parents and guardians who may have to find childcare arrangements, however closing schools is the only way

Elementary School Cross Country Meets POSTPONED

The 2019-2020 Elementary School Cross Country Meets, originally scheduled to take place October 8, 9, and 10, 2019  will now take place on April 21, 22, and 23, 2020. This decision was made after careful consideration, and in the interest of ensuring we can provide supervision to allow for maximum participation of students with all

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

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

Week at a Glance Week of Sept 9 2019

WELCOME BACK! Thank you to all of our families for a smooth start to the 2019-2020 school year.  We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school community and look forward to the year ahead! Administrator’s Message ~ Fall 2019  Dear Parents/Guardians Welcome back to another wonderful school year! We extend a

Reporting Your Child’s Absence with SafeArrival

Our school offers an automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, provided through SchoolMessenger®. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger® web site by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line at 1-844-445-4505 Click on the FAQ for more

Week of June 24-28

Dear Parents/Guardians, As the 2018-2019 school year closes, please see the important information below. Later this week you will receive a year end newsletter with important information and dates for the upcoming school year. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Thank you to all our families who attended our annual Fun Fair on Thursday and

Week of June 17-21

 Happy Father’s Day to all of our Holy Rosary Dads! Thank you to all of our families for your generous donations to our Jump Rope for Heart Event.  We shattered our goal of $2500 dollars and raised $6 721.00 as a school for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Congratulations HR!   SUPERVISION BEFORE AND AFTER

Let Us Know What You Think!

In September, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) launched a new multi-year plan. Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021, provides direction that guides the decisions and actions that shape us as a school board – who we are, what we do, and why we do it. As the third year of this multi-year strategic plan

Week of June 10-14

Parents/Guardians Please see below for important information and dates Jump Rope for Heart-Monday, June 10 Thank you for all of your pledges to date.  We have already raised over 2000 dollars.  All pledge forms are due on Monday.   Our Grade 8 students will be running the event.  Students can wear red shirts to support the

Week of June 3-7

Parents/Guardians Please see below for important information and dates Track and Field meet Monday, June 3 Our Grade 5-8 track and field team will compete in the regional track & field meet on Monday, June 3 at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School.  A bus will take the team to and from the meet however we

Week of May 27-31

Parents/Guardians Please see below for important information and dates Morning Supervision begins at 8:20 am Just a reminder that morning supervision begins at 8:20 am.  For your child’s safety, please do not drop off your child before supervision begins.  Thank you! Parking Lot Safety Drop off your child/ren in the Drop Off Zone Drive slowly

Week of May 20-24

Parents/Guardians Please see below for important information and dates MR. SUB Day is this Friday Our next Mr. Sub Day is on Friday, May 24.  Please visit school cash on line to place an order or contact the school office for a paper order form.  All orders are due on or before midnight, Tuesday, May

Week of May 13-17

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Holy Rosary Moms! THANK YOU! To all of our families who visited us during Catholic Education Week and especially to those of you who joined us for our annual Lasagna Night and Student Art Gallery.  The evening was a tremendous success!  We continue to be truly blessed to be a

Staff Appreciation Day – May 10, 2019

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) celebrates Staff Appreciation Day on May 10, 2019! A day set aside to recognize the accomplishments and exceptional work of all 4600 employees in our schools and in our workplaces. Thank you to all HCDSB staff for going above and beyond to support our students and families. A

ABA for All Bonanza on Thursday, May 9

Parents/Guardians, The HCDSB Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event being held at our school on Thursday, May 9th, 2019. This event will showcase what we do in education to support the use of ABA Methodology, highlighting the collaboration of multiple disciplines (Behaviour Analysts, Itinerants, Child and Youth Counselors,

Week of May 6-10

Welcome to Catholic Education Week 2019 Catholic Education Week Prayer Loving God, We thank you for our Catholic school community where we can journey in faith together. Help us to accompany each other in our learning as we grow, living as joyful disciples of Jesus and bringing good news to the world. May your love

HCDSB Celebrates Catholic Education Week!

HCDSB will be joining school boards across the province to celebrate Catholic Education Week from May 5 through May 10, 2019! Throughout the week, students, staff, parents and members of our community will participate in a variety of events and activities that showcase the importance of our Catholic schools. This year’s theme, ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’,

Week of April 29-May 3

Please see below for important information and dates Safe Arrival Attendance Program As you know, our school is using an automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger® 

You’re invited to the INSPIRE AccessAbility Showcase!

We are thrilled to announce that HCDSB is hosting this year’s INSPIRE AccessAbility Showcase​. DATE:             Saturday, May 4, 2019 ​TIME:              11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. WHERE:         Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School                         1145 Bronte Street South, Milton The showcase features profit, non-profit

Week of April 22-26

  Wishing all of our families a very Happy Easter!     Please see below for important information and dates MR. SUB Day is this Friday Our next Mr. Sub Day is on Friday, April 26th.  Please visit school cash on line to place an order or contact the school office for a paper order form. 

Week of April 15-19

  We would like to thank you for your generous donations to our Lenten Initiative.   This week is Holy Week, a most sacred time of year. We commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. The season of Lent, the season of sacrifice and self-denial is about to come to an

Week of April 8-12

Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below for important dates and updates Looking Ahead-2019/2020 Student Class Placement Although we are only in April, preparations are now being made to ensure that our school is organized for the 2019/2020 school year.  In preparation for this, teachers will be working hard on student class placements in the coming months. 

Week of April 1-5

Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below for important dates and updates Thank you to all our families who have already donated items to our Lenten Initiatives. Lenten Initiative-Care Packages for the Homeless As a part of our Lenten initiatives this year, we will be making care packages for the homeless and less fortunate in our

Week of March 25-29

Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below for important dates and updates Thank you to all our families who have already donated items to our Lenten Initiatives. Lenten Initiative-Care Packages for the Homeless As a part of our Lenten initiatives this year, we will be making care packages for the homeless and less fortunate in our

There’s Still Time to Register for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! We’re excited to let you know that registration is ongoing ~ there’s still time to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program to engage early learners through different kinds of play, and

Week of March 18-22

Parents/Guardians, Welcome Back!  We hope everyone had a wonderful March Break. Please see the information below for important dates and updates Lenten Initiative-Care Packages for the Homeless As a part of our Lenten initiatives this year, we will be making care packages for the homeless and less fortunate in our community.  We are kindly asking

SEA Technology Showcase Evenings!

We are excited to let you know that the Halton Catholic District School Board will be holding two upcoming information evenings about Special Education Assistive (SEA) Technology to enhance student learning! These information evenings are open to all parents, students and staff, and to those that currently use or may benefit from using SEA Technology:

Week of March 4-8

Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below for important dates and updates Lent Begins on Wednesday, March 6.  The season of Lent is a high point in the Catholic calendar.  It is an opportunity for “spiritual self-improvement” as we look towards living Lent with mercy. Lent focuses on an increased emphasis on prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

HCCEF Wants Your Feedback!

The Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation (HCCEF) is currently seeking input from the HCDSB community! HCCEF is charitable organization that supports students and families in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB). While HCCEF directs its funds toward our board, it is an independent foundation, governed by its own Board of Directors. HCCEF is asking

Week of February 25-March 1

Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below for important dates and updates Report Cards Term 1 reports cards went home with all Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on Wednesday, February 20.  Please remember to sign and return your child’s report card and envelope to their classroom teacher. Pink Shirt Day-Wednesday, February 27 In Canada, the last

Week of February 18-22

Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below for important dates and updates Kiss n Ride Please park in designated spots only.  The Kiss & Ride lane is for dropping or picking students up ONLY.  Please DO NO PARK in the Kiss & Ride lane and get out of your vehicle with your child.  Staff will assist

February 15, 2019 – P.A. Day

Please be advised that there will be no classes for HCDSB students on February 15, 2019.  The Education Act provided by the Ministry of Education requires each school Board to establish a School Year Calendar, identifying instructional days, professional activity (P.A.) days and holidays for each school year. Regulation 304, “School Year Calendar, Professional Activity

All ​Schools OPEN – Transportation CANCELLED

 Feb 13/19 – 6:00 A.M.: All Halton Catholic District School Board schools are OPEN, but transportation to and from school is CANCELLED in all zones. 

Tues. Feb. 12/19: SNOW DAY – All Schools are CLOSED

Tuesday, February 12​, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled.

Week of February 11-15

Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below for important dates and updates February is Random Acts of Kindness Month During the month of February we will be catching our students and staff showing random acts of kindness in their classrooms and the school. Students will be invited to write their names on a heart and it

Feb 6/19 – All Schools Closed – All Transportation Cancelled

All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *NOTE: All Community Use of School permits are CANCELLED for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 due to inclement weather. 

Feb 6/19 – Inclement Weather Update

Due to recent inclement weather reports for Wednesday, February 6, 2019, we are reminding all HCDSB families to please check HCDSB’s website or Twitter @HCDSB on Wednesday morning for transportation updates and potential cancellations or closures. We make every effort to post this information by 6:30 a.m.   In the event that the decision is made to close schools, parents

Week February 4-8

Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below for important dates and updates Morning Supervision begins at 8:20 am Just a reminder that morning supervision begins at 8:20 am.  For your child’s safety, please do not drop off your child before supervision begins.  Thank you! Professional Activity Day – February 15 Please note that Friday, February 15th

Jan 29/19 – All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED

Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *NOTE: All Community Use of Schools permits are CANCELLED for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 due to inclement weather.

Week of January 28-February 1

Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below for important dates and updates Morning Supervision begins at 8:20 am Just a reminder that morning supervision begins at 8:20 am.  For your child’s safety, please do not drop off your child before supervision begins.  Thank you! Professional Activity Day – February 1 Please note that Friday, February 1st 

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