Celebrating Catholic education in song

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

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.

Education minister says she will always defend Ontario's Catholic schools

TORONTO - If the Ontario Liberal government falls over its provincial budget, Education Minister Liz Sandals "will be back on the street knocking on doors and defending the Catholic education system again," she told an audience of about 200 Catholic school trustees.

TCDSB takes aim at mental health

TORONTO - The Toronto Catholic District School Board has joined forces with the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) to combat student mental health ailments.

Catholic teachers seek lifting of restraints

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

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.

For Annaliese Carr, age is no barrier to helping out

TORONTO - For the second consecutive year Annaleise Carr, the youngest person to successfully swim across Lake Ontario, has been honoured as an Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year.

Keeping faith with past — and future

LONDON, ONT. - What does it mean to be a Catholic university in this day and age?

Community rallies to save small-town school

In the southwestern Ontario hamlet of Woodslee residents have rallied to save St. John the Evangelist Catholic Elementary School.

Niagara students team up on Hadfield experiment

Through Let’s Talk Science’s RaDI-N2 & You project, students from more than 300 Canadian classrooms, including three in the Niagara Catholic board, are collecting data on exposure rates to radiation neutrons in conjunction with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.