Catholic Education

higher education 2017

STRATFORD, ONT. - Conor Bergauer considers himself more of a singer than an actor but the young teen jumped at the chance to play “the deaf, dumb and blind,” kid in the summer hit at the Stratford Festival. The Grade 7 Catholic student from Waterloo, Ont. is sharing the lead role in the hit musical Tommy through the summer and into the fall.

Challenge is to make the classroom a holy place

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BARRY’S BAY, ONT. - Catholic education should lead to an encounter with the living God and reveal reality’s transcendence, said the Federation of Catholic Teachers’ Guilds of Ontario’s founding president.

London Catholic board developing a new communication strategy

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The London Catholic school board is proposing to spend up to $100,000 to revamp the board’s communication strategy.

Developing entire person key to success

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Developing the entire person is what keeps Catholic education so successful in Ontario, Marino Gazzola believes.

Improv tickles this team’s fancy

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MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - At St. Marcellinus Catholic Secondary School being part of the improvisational theatre team takes more than just being funny.

Program gives aboriginals another chance to graduate

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Aboriginal adults in northern Ontario are getting a second shot at completing their high school diploma through their local Catholic school board. The Northeastern Catholic District School Board’s ACCESS Program is offered in four centres in the board’s vast area from Moosonee on the shore of James Bay down to Cobalt in the south.

Jesuit program connects students with Global South

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TORONTO - Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is bringing social justice teachings to high school students as part of its new Youth for Others program.

Celebrating Catholic education in song

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MISSISSAUGA, ONT. Singing is faith in action, says Nancy Bodsworth, writer and performer of “Together in Faith,” the theme song for Catholic Education Week 2013.  

Our system is rooted in Gospel values

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TORONTO - In a variety of ways the past year has been a strange one in publicly funded Catholic education. This should not surprise us. We will always be a “sign that will be contradicted” (Luke 2:34). Nothing daunted, we carry on in our mission, confident in our abilities and with a profound reliance on the guiding power of the Holy Spirit. We are a successful, efficient, co-operative school system with an unbroken history going back more than 175 years.

Catholic teachers seek lifting of restraints

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TORONTO - Ontario’s Catholic teachers are asking provincial Finance Minister Charles Sousa for freedom — freedom from bureaucrats, freedom from standardized tests, freedom to teach all kinds of students from four-year-olds to special needs kids to adult learners.

Port Credit school to reopen as Global Learning Centre

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MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - When the doors of St. James School reopen next September, students will get a global perspective on the world while maintaining a Catholic presence in the community.