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Sara Westbrook Presents to St. Gabriel’s Parents on November 21st @ 7pm…RSVP now

Come out and hear Sara Westbrook’s empowering messages on: RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN Please note this is an adult only presentation. The cost of the speaker is covered through the Parents Reaching Out Grant. Please RSVP by November 15th by clicking HERE. Click here for the flyer on our Presenter Sara Westbrook

February 18th, 2019

“Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 Family Day – February 18th A reminder that Monday, February 18th is Family Day.  Wishing everyone a wonderful day with your family! School Level Public Speaking Competitions Our French Public Speaking Competition takes place on Wednesday, February 20th at 8:45am. Our English Public

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. 

Trivia Fun Night @ Notre Dame on February 22, 2019

Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Burlington is Excited to be Hosting Our “Trivia Fun Night?” Community Trivia Fundraising Event On Friday, February 22, 2019 The funds raised from this wonderful yearly event, will help to support our Notre Dame School Council initiatives that promotes the “Social and Academic” growth of our students. We are

“Save The Date”-Parents Night In (For parents of students in grade 7-12): March 27, 2019

Parents Night In (For parents of students in grade 7-12) Wednesday March 27, 2019 6:30pm -8:30pm Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School Topics include: What Parents Need To Know: Substances What Parents Need To Know: Vaping What Parents Need To Know: Relationships in adolescence What Parents Need To Know: Anxiety and building resilience What Parents Need


NOTRE DAME FIGHTIN’ IRISH “MARCH MADNESS BASKETBALL CAMP” Monday, March 11th to Friday, March 16 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM The Development Camp will focus on introducing young student athletes, both novice and advanced (Grades 4-8), to the individual fundamentals required to play the game of basketball. The camp allows players an opportunity to work

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.

Valentine Raffle Tickets for Sale on Thursday February 14th

Students will have the opportunity to purchase Valentine’s Raffle Tickets at lunch time on Thursday, February 14th, 2019. 1 ticket for $2.00  or  3 tickets for $5.00 The draw will take place after lunch on Thursday, February 14th, 2019.

February 11th, 2019

“All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, brings us to God.” ~ Pope Francis Notre Dame Girls’ Basketball Tournament Good luck to our girls’ basketball team as they participate in the Notre Dame Feeder School tournament this Tuesday, February 12th.  This tournament was postponed last Thursday because of inclement weather.

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

February 4th, 2019

   “Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer.  We can all be builders of peace.” ~Pope Francis Me To We Food Drive Update Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to the St. Gabriel School Community for generously donating 630 pounds of food to the Burlington Food Bank!  Thank you also to our Me

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.

Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten with Ready, Set, Go!

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your child and for your family! Be sure to register for Halton Region’s Ready, Set, Go! Workshops to ensure you and your child are prepared for the start of school. Workshops include: A tour of a Kindergarten classroom, led by Board staff; Information about our before and after school programs;

Are You Smarter than a 9th Grader

That’s right you’ve heard it here first …. once again it’s that time of year to sign up for the “9th” Bishop Reding “Are You Smarter than a 9th Grader” Community Trivia Night which is taking place on Thursday, February, 21st at 7:00 pm. We do hope you can join us for another Exciting, Riveting

January 28th, 2019

  “One goal for each day: to convey the tenderness of Christ to those who are most in need.” ~ Pope Francis Habitat For Humanity Bin Before Christmas you read about a new and innovative project that will make a significant difference in our community called “CATCH18” or “Communities Aligning To Create Habitats 2018”.  You

January 21st, 2019

“One goal for each day: to convey the tenderness of Christ to those who are most in need.” ~ Pope Francis Advanced Kindergarten Registration for the September 2019-2020 School Year Advanced Kindergarten registration takes place this Tuesday, January 22nd and Wednesday, January 23rd from 9am to 5pm at the school. To facilitate planning for the

Burlington Food Drive Jan 21-Feb 1, 2019

We are encouraging students to bring in any canned or perishable items to donate to our Burlington Community Food Drive. The drive will run from Monday, January 21st, to Friday, February 1st, 2019.

January 14th, 2019

“It is not enough to love, people have to feel that they are loved”.   Saint John Bosco Happy New Year and welcome back!  We hope everyone enjoyed a fabulous Christmas holiday, with time to reconnect with family and friends. Milk Order Forms Due January 21st Just a reminder that Milk Order Forms are due on

Happy New Year to all our St. Gabriel families!

Dear God, Thank you that you make all things new. Thank you for all that you’ve allowed into our lives this past year, the good along with the hard things, which have reminded us how much we need you and rely on your presence filling us every single day. We pray for your Spirit to lead

Merry Christmas to all!

We wish all of our St. Gabriel families and friends a very holy and blessed Christmas!


Season’s Greetings! We’d like to take a moment to share a Christmas Message from the Staff & Students at Notre Dame.  Our online school newspaper has collected and published community answers to the questions “What is your favourite thing about the Christmas Season”,  featuring photos of our beautiful Christmas décor and the adventures our

December 21 Early Dismissal @ 1:20 p.m.

A Friendly reminder to Our St. Gabriel Families, that Friday December 21st is Early Dismissal at 1:20 p.m. As well student are encouraged to wear anything in Red/Green or a Ugly Christmas Sweater. Merry Christmas to All !        

Week of December 17th, 2018

Advent Week 3 – The Candle of Joy Week three of Advent focuses on finding true joy in Christ’s birth this Christmas. In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The

Gabriel Idol Singers Share Joy at Carpenter Hospice

A big thank you goes to our wonderful Gabriel Idol Singers who volunteered their time today at Carpenter Hospice by singing Christmas songs and spreading good cheer to the families therein. Thank you Mr. Wisniewski for giving these gifted students the opportunity to let God shine through them! Gabriel Idol singers:  Maryelle, Therese, Angela, Maia,

Week of December 10th, 2018

Advent Week 2 – The Candle of Peace The angels proclaimed “Peace on Earth” when Baby Jesus was born. Today we wonder as we listen to the evening news, is peace possible? We all need two kinds of peace in our lives. We need inner peace, but we also need peace with others. God addresses

The Season of Advent begins! We eagerly await the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Today, on this first Sunday of Advent, marks the beginning of the Church year.  The liturgical season of Advent marks the time of spiritual preparation before Christmas. Advent begins on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (Nov. 30). It spans four Sundays and four weeks of preparation. Advent comes from the

December 3rd, 2018

Advent Week 1 – Come, Lord Jesus, Come Jesus, you came to us as a baby, helpless and small.  Help us to see a call to quiet and stillness in your smallness. Stay close to our hearts today, as we go about our busy lives, and give us the gift of your peace.  Come, Lord

Inside ND

Visit for all of the news and happenings here at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School! In this issue we have: A Report on MP Pam Damoff’s Visit to ND #NDRemembers – Remembrance Day Activities at ND ND’s HCAA Champion Sr. Girls Basketball Team ND & Habitat For Humanity Collaborate on ‘CATCH 18’ The November

Term 2 Pizza Order Forms Due December 12th

Term 2 Pizza starts January 9th to March 6, 2019.  Orders are due Monday, December 12, 2018. Please see the attached Pizza Form. PIZZA DAY ORDER FORM TERM 2

Together WE Make A Difference!

Thank you St. Gabriel’s for participating in WE Are Silent! Our student-led movement has shown that when youth stand together in solidarity, the voices of children everywhere are amplified. Our students have helped make a difference by raising $776.55 for the WE Villages Education Pillar, giving children the opportunity to gain an education.   Thank

Week of November 26th, 2018

“Joy multiplies when you share it” Pope Francis Thank You!!! Thank you to all our parents and guardians who attended the Parent–Teacher Interviews. It is a great opportunity to celebrate your child’s learning and discuss next steps. Thank you to Ms. Drakeford, Ms. Filipowich, Mme. MacRae, Ms. Radice and Mrs. Zvonar for working with our

Book Fair Results

Book Fair  The Scholastic Book Fair was once again a great success this year! We will be adding $776.00 in new books to our library and $825.00 in cash rewards for future author visits and new library resources. Congratulations to Ms. Lanza and Nickolas C. for winning $25 in free books!   Thank you for

Week of November 19th, 2018

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”  J.R.R. Tolkien Thank You!!!!! Thank you to our Breakfast Club volunteers for your dedication to this wonderful program.  Our students are blessed to have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast each morning from 8:05am-8:20am. Thank you to Mr. Sloan, Angelo, Kristina and Lucas for representing

Pink Shirt Day on November 21st

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week begins next week.  In support of this important week we ask all students to come to school wearing a pink shirt or accessories and uniform bottoms on Wednesday, November 21st. SWAT will be leading an activity #GiveAHelpingHand to promote positive school culture as well.  Each student will be receiving a hand cut

Me to We Initiative–WE ARE SILENT $2 Purple/Blue Dress Down Day–November 20

The WE Are Silent Campaign is now underway! Our amazing Me to We Team members have organized a day of silence on Tuesday November 20, Universal Children’s Day, where students who participate will go silent from 8:25-11:25 am and dress down for the day in purple or blue clothing. The WE Team has also been busy spreading

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

November 12th – 16th, 2018

“Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you do, something you are and something you give away”. John Lennon   Thank You!!!!! Thank you to Mme. Gagne and Mr. Wisniewski for organizing the Remembrance Day Service on Friday! Thank you also to Mr. Sloan, Mrs. Spoto, Mrs. Smyth and Mrs.


Please join our Catholic Women’s League at St. Gabriel Parish Saturday, November 10, 2018  from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m for their annual Christmas Bazaar.  

How to talk to your kids about vaping!

Vaporizers, or e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices that change a liquid mix of chemical ingredients, also known as e-juice, into a vapour that can be inhaled. Unfortunately, vaping products are being marketed to youth in many shapes, colours, sizes and flavours. In fact, many vaporizing products have the appearance of harmless products such as pens, USB

CATCH 18: Make a Difference!

“CATCH18” or “Communities Aligning To Create Habitats 2018” consists of members from various Catholic groups and organizations within the Halton region. Together, with Habitat for Humanity, CATCH18 works to create better and more affordable housing opportunities for struggling families in our community. Our students will take part in this new initiative by signing a 2×4 that will be used

Week of November 5th, 2018

“We need to love and be loved.” ~ Pope Francis Hallowe’en Boogie-A-Thon The Hallowe’en Boogie-A-Thon was a huge success. Our students had a wonderful time!  The gym looked “spook-tacular” thanks to our parent volunteers who decorated for this event.  A great big shout out to Mrs. Arsenault, Mrs. Biggs, Mrs. Jasiewicz, Mrs. Kuzyk and Mrs.

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