Award-winning teacher uses innovative techniques to inspire students

EDMONTON -- Whether she’s bringing a beehive or a squid into her classroom, Tonya Byrne believes that teaching is all about engaging the students.

Book built with words, art … and passion

The students at St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy in Toronto didn’t grow up on a reserve or have Indigenous roots, but after a semester learning Grade 11 Indigenous Studies English, they knew they could still be allies to their native brothers and sisters. 

Program offers ‘a sense of belonging’

At 18, Joshua Bujold is about to return to high school. It’s been a few years since he’s been surrounded by classmates and he hopes this time things will be different when he attends Toronto’s Msgr. Fraser High School.

Online courses a huge challenge

A decision by the Ontario government to force high school students to earn four credits through online courses has put Catholic schools on notice. 

Parents make voices heard

OAPCE has been the voice for Catholic parents in Ontario’s education system for 80 years and it has no intention of letting that voice go unheard.

Faith and science work side by side

Catholic schools have long been recognized for their strong programs in social science, language and arts, and, at many schools, physical education. But often the success of these programs has come at the expense of the science curriculum, according to some.

  • By John B. Kostoff

Schools planning for a shady future

Kent Shadwick has seen all kinds of numbers that suggest the youth of today are facing a future that includes a rise in skin cancer cases.

Above and beyond the classroom

As principal of St. Sylvester Catholic School in Toronto, Roy Fernandes believes in setting an example of what it means to live a life full of passion and purpose. 

Niagara University falls for opportunity in Vaughan

Students in Southern Ontario have another option for a post-secondary Catholic education with the expansion of Niagara University to Vaughan, Ont.