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Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2020

The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. From November 15-21, 2020, 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

Grade 9 French Immersion Program ~ Coming September 2021!

We are excited to let you know that a Secondary French Immersion Program will be offered at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School beginning in Grade 9, September, 2021! About the Program A Secondary French Immersion Program will allow students who have been learning in the HCDSB’s French Immersion Program from Grade 1 through Grade 8 to continue to

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 26 to November 20, 2020 marks Cyber Awareness Month. The four-week K-12 campaign, led by The Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO)​ raises awareness of the new educational realities of teaching, learning and connecting that students, parents and staff have experienced this past year. This awareness month emphasizes how we can all do our part to protect against cyber

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running its annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Wednesday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and express

Registration for French Immersion Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School will offer the French Immersion Program for the 2021-2022 school year. The French Immersion Program is an exciting, fast-paced, optional program with limited enrolment. Students must be entering Grade 1 in order to be eligible to participate in the Board’s French Immersion

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! Each year, during the month of

HCDSB Celebrates Islamic History Month

In 2007, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed October as Canadian Islamic History Month in recognition of the significant contributions the Muslim community has made to Canadian society. Muslim-Canadians contribute to the prosperity and heritage of our country through their outstanding achievements in many fields, including literature, mathematics, science, sports and the arts. Islamic History Month gives

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 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

Gradual Return to School for Elementary Students

To help ease the transition for our students, and ensure a safe and healthy return for all, the first day of school will be delayed, and we will be implementing a gradual (staggered) return to class for our elementary students, beginning Wednesday, September 9th. All students in Grades 1-8 will begin instruction on Monday, September 14th.