Get to know your local Catholic school

The start of the school year is a time of excitement and anticipation for students, and a time of some anxiety for parents as they see their children off to a new school, a new grade or a new program. These feelings apply regardless of whether the students attend elementary or secondary school, or even if they’re off to college or university. 

Budget constraints force bigger class sizes

TORONTO - A balanced budget for the Toronto Catholic District School Board has made increased class sizes a reality, and that leaves some educators worried about the success of students, specifically those who struggle. 

Windsor Catholic school board begins to downsize

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board will be downsizing over the next year despite projecting a $1.1-million surplus in the 2014-2015 budget.

OECTA sends wrong message by supporting pride parade

A Waterloo Catholic school trustee believes Catholic teachers marching in the 2014 World Pride Parade with the support of their union sends a confusing message to students. 

Hamilton school board expresses concerns with Trudeau on abortion stance

Hamilton’s Catholic school board has let Liberal leader Justin Trudeau know it is unhappy with his decree that all Liberal candi-dates going forward must be pro choice.

Spiritan honoured for five decades of dedication to Catholic education

TORONTO - In recognition of Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick’s dedication to Catholic education and the faith in general, the Toronto Catholic District School Board presented him with its Award of Merit.

Brebeuf has been making men out of boys for 50 years

TORONTO - Brebeuf College School has been turning teenagers into men for five decades.

Educator wants to increase ethical use of technology in classrooms

Michael Redfearn is on a mission to make technology a bigger part of the Catholic classroom.

Don’t marginalize kids by reading material

TORONTO - To break the chain of poverty marginalized students must never feel alienated by material used to teach literacy as that skill is the foundation for success, said Avis Glaze.

To Kenya for apprentices

TORONTO - Three Catholic students will be in Kenya this month building a school through their carpentry pre-apprenticeship program run by the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27.

Catholic schools ‘tremendous benefit’ to Ontario

TORONTO - There have been no surprises for Michael Pautler since taking the reins at the Institute of Catholic Education last September.