Catholic Education

TCDSB project aims to mend poor relations with First Nations

TORONTO - In the province’s largest and most urbanized Catholic school board, efforts are being made to mend the wounds caused by Indian residential schools.

Revised religious ed curriculum approved

For the first time in 20 years six- and seven-year-olds are getting new religion textbooks, their teachers are getting new lesson plans and parents are getting new ways of helping kids in religion class.

Student strike has minimal effect on Catholic schools

TORONTO - As thousands of parents pulled their children from school for a week in protest of Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum, it seems the majority taking part are from the province’s public schools.

TCDSB focused on family

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TORONTO - The province’s largest Catholic school board will place an extra emphasis on the family next September as part of its multi-year strategic plan.

Sex-ed opponents call for student strike

TORONTO - A parent group is calling for children to be pulled out of school during Education Week in Ontario to protest the province’s new sexual-education curriculum.

Provincial cuts to TCDSB not as drastic as expected

TORONTO - Toronto’s Catholic school board will still see fewer dollars from the provincial Grants for Student Needs next school year.

Catholic high school graduation rates better than public boards

Students at Ontario’s Catholic high schools are graduating at a significantly higher rate than those at public schools, according to data released by the Ministry of Education.

St. Agatha gets $25K for ‘outstanding’ green program

TORONTO - For years, students at St. Agatha Catholic School have gotten by with “archaic laptop” computers.   But they’ve received a $25,000 surprise that will soon get them plugged into modern technology. 

St. Michael’s College principal is moving to Northmount

TORONTO - St. Michael College School is preparing to say goodbye to principal Terry Sheridan.

Sheridan, who has spent 17 of his 20 years in education at St. Michael’s, officially takes over Sept. 1 as headmaster at Toronto’s Northmount School for Boys.

‘Code of silence’ keeps students in harm’s way, panel hears

TORONTO - Schools could be made safer by eliminating a “code of silence” among students that discourages them from informing on classmates, said the head of a panel on school safety.

Easter play shows students 'God's love changes everything'

TORONTO - Toronto Catholic students are bringing the story of Jesus Christ to life for their peers during Holy Week.

OECTA president to focus on relationship building

Over the next two years Ann Hawkins hopes to use her position as the new Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association’s (OECTA) president to build relationships and protect the Catholic classroom.

Toronto Catholic board could see 300 teacher cuts

TORONTO - Budgeting blunders that left an unexpected deficit, coupled with a potential two-per-cent cut in provincial grants, could leave the Toronto Catholic District School Board with more than 300 fewer frontline educators in September.