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Update #9: Update! All HCDSB Schools will be OPEN to Students on Tues., February 25, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that the potential one-day, full withdrawal of services (walkout) in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED. All HCDSB schools will be OPEN to students on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. OECTA has announced that the series of rotating strikes across the province

HRM Weekly Update- February 24

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”  ~ 1 Corinthians 13:7 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to Mrs. Adams-Idode for organizing our second Black History Month Speaker, Malek- it was such an informative and great learning opportunity; Thank you to a group of our wonderful staff who

Update #8: OECTA Announces Potential Walkout – Tuesday, February 25​

It was announced today that OECTA will move to a series of rotating strikes across the province next week, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. This means that OECTA will potentially hold a one-day, full withdrawal of services in all HCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, unless a strike is averted. OECTA represents all of our

HRM Weekly Update- February 18

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.” ~ Nelson Mandela Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to Mme. MacKay, Mlle. Sheahan, and Mrs. Packer for all their work in rescheduling Carnaval; Thank you to Mrs. Ventura for planning and scheduling our first Black History Month speaker,

Update #7: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Fri., February 21, 2020

It was announced today that on Friday, February 21, 2020 all elementary and secondary teachers, as well as many education workers across the province, will participate in a one-day walkout. This walkout will include members of the following four education unions in Ontario: Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO); Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Safe and Healthy Schools – Prevention and Handwashing Education

The health and well-being of our school community remain the highest priority of the Halton Catholic District School Board. Officials from our school board are in close contact with the Halton Region Health Department, who are working closely with the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and local health care providers to monitor risks and

HRM Weekly Update- Feb.10

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ~ Rumi Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to Miss. Gustin, Mrs. Da Ros, Mrs. Holden, and all the Grade 3 students for leading the Virtue of the Month Assembly focusing on Respect; Thank you to Mme. MacKay and Mlle. Sheahan for all their work in

Celebrating Our Catholic School Graduates!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the HCDSB Alumni Award – and we’re looking for nominations! About the Award  The HCDSB Alumni Award has been created as part of the board’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, to recognize the graduates of our system who embody the attributes of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs). Beginning this year, and

HRM Weekly Update- February 3

“Pray, hope and don’t worry.” ~ Padre Pio Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to Fr. Michael for visiting some of our classrooms last Tuesday. The students really enjoyed their time and had many questions that provoked great discussion. Fr. Michael also shared that he enjoyed his time and plans to return soon to

Update #6: All HCDSB Schools will be CLOSED to Students on Tues., February 4, 2020​

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. As OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers, a full withdrawal of services would mean that no instruction would take place in any of our classrooms. This poses significant

Potential French Immersion Expansion & Boundary Changes

At the January 21st Board Meeting, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) Board of Trustees considered a motion to expand the French Immersion Program beginning in the 2020-21 school year. Trustees deferred making a decision until the February 18, 2020 Board Meeting, in order to allow time to share this information with all parents who

HRM Weekly Update- January27

“The time is always right to do what is right.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to Mrs. Packer, Student Parliament, and student volunteers for leading The Promise of the Cross Liturgy on Wednesday. The Cross remains in our gym until Wednesday; Thank you to Mrs. Babin and Mrs.

Update #5: All HCDSB Schools CLOSED to Students on Tues. January 21, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the Ontario Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, gave notice that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services (strike) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. As OECTA represents all of our HCDSB elementary and secondary school teachers, a full withdrawal of services would mean that

We Are Excited to Welcome Your Child to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another. When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your

HRM Weekly Update- January20

“Above all, love each other deeply.” ~ 1 Peter 4:8 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to all students and staff for their participation in the Basketball Wheelchair Program- the feedback has been amazing! We could not have done this without the support of our great school community; Thank you to Mrs. Romanowicz, Mrs.

Update #4: OECTA Announces One-Day Strike on Tues. Jan 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers in Ontario, announced today that they will hold a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. We are currently gathering information and will follow up with parents and guardians as soon as we have more to share. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

UPDATE: OECTA Job Action Proceeds – All Schools Will Remain OPEN Jan. 13

We were notified yesterday afternoon that the provincial negotiations with OECTA were adjourned, with no further meeting dates scheduled at this time. As a result, OECTA is moving ahead with the job action across the province, beginning Monday, January 13, 2020. All schools will remain OPEN, teachers will report to work, and student instruction will

All Schools Will Remain OPEN on Jan. 13 if OECTA Job Action Proceeds

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, will begin ‘job action’ as of Monday, January 13, 2020, if a provincial settlement is not reached by then. All schools will remain OPEN and student instruction will continue in our classrooms during this period of job action.

HRM Weekly Update- Jan.13

“It is not enough to love, people have to feel that they are loved.” ~ Saint John Bosco Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to our wonderful School community for a great transition back from the Christmas Break- We hope everyone had a great and relaxing time off; Thank you to all the staff

We Are Excited to Welcome Your Child to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Our school offers a full-day, 2-year Kindergarten program, designed to engage curious early learners through different kinds of play, that help children learn how to reason and problem-solve as they interact with one another. When Can My Child Begin Kindergarten? To register your

School Uniform Provider ~ We Want Your Feedback!

The Halton Catholic District School Board’s (HCDSB) current contract with the sole uniform provider for our schools is expiring on December 31, 2020. Before moving ahead, we are seeking feedback from parents, students and staff on the desired characteristics of our next school uniform provider. This consultation is not intended to solicit comments that are

HRM Weekly Update- Jan.6

“Many will rejoice because of His birth.” ~Luke 1:14 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual HRM Christmas Concert, special thanks to all of our wonderful staff and students for all their time and dedication in preparing for our amazing concert. Thank you to Miss. Gustin, Mrs.

Calling for Parent Volunteers to Sit on the Milton Secondary School Boundary Review!

At a recent Board Meeting, Trustees approved a motion to proceed with a Milton Secondary School Boundary Review that will involve all Catholic schools in Milton. Why Do We Need a School Boundary Review in Milton? The Halton Catholic District School Board has submitted an application to the Ministry of Education for funding to build

HCDSB Schools NOT Affected by OSSTF Walk-out on Dec. 18/19

Our HCDSB schools are NOT affected by the potential OSSTF job action on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. None of our HCDSB staff are members of OSSTF. All ​​​HCDSB schools will be OPEN and school buses will be running, as scheduled.   At this time there is no pending labour disruption in our school board. If anything

HRM Weekly Update- Dec.16

“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” ~Psalm 126:3 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to our amazing Grade2 Students and teachers for leading our Advent Mass and big thanks to all the families who joined us to celebrate Advent as a family; Thank you for all

HRM Weekly Update- Dec.9

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given…and his name shall be called…The Prince of Peace.” ~Isaiah 9:6 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our annual HRM Christmas Night with Santa. Special thanks to our wonderful planning committee, staff who volunteered their

OSSTF Job Action WILL NOT IMPACT HCDSB Schools

You may have recently read or seen in the news about the potential strike by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which may take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. We are posting this message to let you know that schools and workplaces in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) are NOT affected by

HRM Weekly Update- Dec2

“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, As winter is already here, please ensure your children come to school with mittens, hats, and indoor/outdoor shoes for the chilly days ahead. Thank you to Mrs. Cutrara for all of her work leading to this upcoming week’s

HRM Weekly Update- Nov.25

“Be kind to one another.” ~Ephesians 4:32 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, As winter is already here, please ensure your children come to school with mittens, hats, and indoor/outdoor shoes for the chilly days ahead. Thank you to all our wonderful families and staff for all the collaboration and support during Parent/Teacher Interviews on Thursday

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

HRM Weekly Update- Nov.18

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” – J.R.R. Tolkien Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, As winter is already here, please ensure your children come to school with mittens and hats for the chilly days ahead. Thank you to Miss. Holding, Mrs. Helston, and Student Parliament for their leadership on Thursday

HRM Weekly Update- Nov. 11

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to Mrs. Paul for organizing the Halton Women’s Place Presentations for the different classrooms. This has been a great learning experience for all the students involved; Thank you to members of Student Parliament for

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

HRM Weekly Update- Nov.4

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone- we find it with another.” ~Thomas Merton Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to for everyone’s support in making this year’s Halloween Dance-a-Thon such a remarkable experience. Special thanks to our amazing Catholic School Council, Student Parliament, and

HRM Weekly Update – Oct.28

Love is the measure of faith. ~ Pope Francis Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to all the families who continue to support our upcoming Halloween Dance-a-Thon.  We appreciate the many pledges and welcome your donations helping create a successful school event! For anyone wishing to still submit pledges or donate prizes, contributions will be

HRM Weekly Update- Oct.21

Always be ready to inspire hope. ~ Pope Francis Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to all the families who sent back the Halloween Dance-a-Thon pledges and donated prizes. We appreciate your support! This is our main fundraiser and is a great asset to our school; Thank you to everyone for supporting our Thanksgiving

Registration for Extended French Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School (Milton) will offer the Extended French Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The Extended French Program is an exciting, fast-paced, optional program with limited enrolment. Students must be entering Grade 5 in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s Extended French Program.

HRM Weekly Update- Oct.14

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” ~ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you, your family, and loved ones. We are so thankful for all of you and for the continued support and collaboration. We are truly blessed to have

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

HRM Weekly Update- Oct. 7

“The best way to show my gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.” ~ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to everyone for supporting Orange Shirt Day. It was wonderful to see so many of our students supporting such a great cause; Thank you to

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

HRM Weekly Update-Sept.30

“Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to our wonderful HRM community for all of your support with the Terry Fox Run. We appreciate your generosity and support. Together we can walk side by side to end cancer; Thank you

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

HRM Weekly Update-Sept.23

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to to all our Holy Rosary-Milton CES Families that were able to join us for our Curriculum Night – A Celebration of Learning on Thursday evening. If you

HRM Weekly Update- Sept.16

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Dear HRM Parents and Guardians, Thank you to our wonderful Halton Food for Thought Volunteers who have started their work and preparations. Special thanks to Mrs. Christie for facilitating and leading the program. The wonderful volunteers have

HRM Weekly Update- Week of September 9

“Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be.”   Joel Osteen It has been a great first week back to school. We welcomed many new students in Junior Kindergarten and throughout the school. We remind students that “Every

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