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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

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use. The five principles are: 1.Intended Use 2.Security & Safety of Board Data 3.Responsible Resource Usage 4.Legal Compliance & Adherence to Board Policy 5.Ownership

BBQ Information

Date: Wed. June 12th @ 5:45pm BBQ Flyer Please join us for this wonderful evening in consultation with our members of the Catholic School Council. All Orders need to be pre-paid and will be available on School Cash online – no food orders will be accepted during the event.

Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Date: Wed. June 5th, 2019 @ 12:10 -1:10pm in Library Please use the following form to RSVP to this year’s Volunteer Tea. Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

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

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’,

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

St. Bernadette Dancing Their Way To The Top

On March 28, 2019, 50 excited dancers from our school travelled to participate in the Kiwanis Dance Festival​ at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The festival brought together dance squads from all over the Greater Toronto Area to compete for their chance at a top title. St. Bernadette junior dance squad performed a

St. John’s Bible Visits St. Bernadette

Please see below for schedule and information. Parents are invited to view the St. John’s Bible with their child or from 2:50-3:15pm. Any questions please contact the main office. PROGRAM DETAILS: Tools of the Trade: workshop focusing on the calligraphy of the Bible, students make a decorated versal. Facilitated by a member of the Hamilton

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

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:

Wed. Feb. 27/19: SNOW DAY – All Schools are CLOSED

All Schools and Board Offices CLOSED Wednesday, February 27​, 2019: Due to the inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions in today’s forecast, all Halton Catholic District School Board schools and workplaces are CLOSED. All transportation to and from school is cancelled. *All Community Use of Schools permits are CANCELLED. 

February 20/19: All HCAA Games & Practices CANCELLED

February 20, 2019: Due to inclement weather, all Halton Catholic Athletic Association (HCAA) games and practices scheduled for today have been CANCELLED. For more information, please visit: www.hcaa.ca​.

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

Professional Development Days

Please use the links below for more information: September 17 PA Day Agenda Renewing the Promise Document Equity PD Framework for Feb. 15 2019 Safe, Equitable, Inclusive

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.

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

Shrove Tuesday is on March 5th

In consultation with our Catholic School Council, students at St. Bernadette will be enjoying freshly made pancakes with syrup as part of our pre-Lenten tradition. Being an Allergy-aware community, the ingredients are listed above, and a letter will be sent home shortly for all students who are Anaphylactic. Much appreciation is extended to our many

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.

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.

SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting is Here!

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, November 5, 2018, our school has moved to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using

Registration for Gr. 5 Extended French Program Opens in November!

We are happy to announce that St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School will offer the Grade 5 Extended French Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The Extended French Program is an optional program with limited enrolment. The goal of the Extended French Program is to develop functional proficiency in students through the provision of a significant

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 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

Outdoor Movie Night – October 17th, @6:45pm

We invite our St. Bernadette families to join us for our first movie under the stars on Wednesday, October 17th. The feature movie is “The Incredibles 2”. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, we hope it will be a night to remember. For more information see link below. Movie Night 2018-2019

September 17, 2018 P.A. Day

Please be advised that there will be no classes for elementary students on September 17, 2018.  P.A. Day Agenda for Staff 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,

Online Registration is Here!

We are excited to share that online registration is now available for parents registering children in Kindergarten to Grade 8! Now registering your child for school can be as simple as 1,2,3! Click onthe Online Registration button below. Hit ‘Sign in‘ on the top right-hand corner. Press the green button to‘Create an account’. Once you have done this,

HCDSB to Host the Eleventh Annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is delighted to host the eleventh annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education, which will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Holy Cross Church in Georgetown. The annual diocesan mass was established in 2008, and rotates among seven Catholic school boards and one Catholic University to give thanks

Student Accident Insurance

Insuremykids.com feel secure The Halton Catholic District School Board does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during school activities. Since accidents can happen, and some injuries result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans, as a

Student Climate Surveys

At HCDSB, we want our schools to be safe and welcoming places where students and staff can feel comfortable enough to learn and to work. The School Climate Surveys are conducted every two years to gather information from students, parents and staff, to help us create and sustain safe and welcoming schools. Student Survey From October 5

Kindergarten Students Staggered Entry in September (2018-2019 School Year)

  Days to Attend School: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Year 1 Kindergarten Students Interviews with Parents (No Year 2 Students @ school) Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Year 1 Kindergarten Students Interviews with Parents (No Year 2 Students @ school) Thursday, September 6, 2018 Half of Year 1 Students will start, ALL Year 2 Students at

Elementary Interschool Cross Country Meet for the 2018-2019 School Year!

The Elementary Interschool Cross Country Meet for the 2018-2019 School Year will now take place during the school week for all grades! The Oakville Municipality Meet is on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 with a tentative inclement weather date of Friday, October 19, 2018. All grades 4,5,6,7,8 and Special Olympics runners will complete on Wednesday, October

Halton Region Health Department Immunization Reporting

There is a law in Ontario that says parents of children that go to school must show proof of the vaccines their child has received to the local public health department or their child may risk being suspended from school. Vaccines required for school attendance (unless submitting an exemption) protect children against measles, mumps, rubella,

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

Grade 5 Extended French Program

Our school currently offers an optional Extended French Program beginning in Grade 5. Space in this program is limited, and we are only able to accommodate a maximum of 2 classes. Students must be entering Grade 5 in order to be eligible to participate in the Extended French Program. New Registration Process New this year, student

HCDSB is hiring!

Bring your skills and experience to the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB)! We are always looking for Occasional Teachers, Supply Educational Assistants, and Supply Designated Early Childhood Educators. Click here for more info: https://goo.gl/rcP99R

Raccoon Rabies

The raccoon rabies strain virus is currently circulating within the raccoon and skunk population in the Hamilton and the immediate surrounding areas, including Burlington. Rabies is a fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of warm blooded animals, including humans. The virus spreads through exposure to saliva from infected animals – bites, scratches, or

Parent/School Communication Information: Part of our School’s Improvement Plan 2017

 COMMUNICATION PLAN ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL “Effective communication is essential for building school-family partnerships. It constitutes the foundation for all other forms of family involvement in education.” Good Two-Way Communication: Good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for your students’ success. The more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about

Congratulations St. Bernadette Intermediate Ambassadors!

BERNADETTE INTERMEDIATE AMBASSADORS Grade 7 and 8 students who were interested in becoming an Intermediate Ambassador had to fill out an application form, aquire references, and give an oral presentation.  There were many students who took up the challenge and they made the selection process very difficult!  Congratulations to the following St. Bernadette Intermediate Ambassadors for

Halton Food For Thought News!

Did you know that Halton Food for Thought currently partners with 130 elementary and high schools across both boards of education to provide healthy snacks and meals to over 27,000 students each week via 200 Student Nutrition Programs?HFFT new program surveys indicate that students who eat healthy food during the school day are better prepared

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