SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting is Here!

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, November 5, 2018, our school has moved to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger® web site by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line Learn more about how to report … Continue reading

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 9 through December 2, 2018. Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas. Students may submit entries in the following four (4) categories: Traditional artwork (drawing, … Continue reading

NEW —- SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting !

We are pleased to announce that beginning Monday, November 5, 2018, our school will be moving to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. Once implemented, the SafeArrival system will be available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger® web site by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line Learn more … Continue reading

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Research indicates that a concussion can affect a student’s school performance in … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 P.A. Day

Please be advised that there will be no classes for secondary students on September 17, 2018. P.A. Day Agenda for Staff The Education Act provided by the Ministry of Education requires each school Board to establish a School Year Calendar, identifying instructional days, professional activity (P.A.) days and holidays for each school year. Regulation 304, “School Year Calendar, Professional Activity Days”, made under the Education Act, requires school boards to prepare an agenda that lists the scheduled activities and details … Continue reading

Bishop P. F. Reding C.S.S. Receives Silver EcoSchools Certification in 2017-2018!

Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program (from Kindergarten to Grade 12) that encourages our school community to develop our ecological literacy and reduce our environmental footprint. The key areas of focus are: Teamwork & Leadership, Energy Conservation, Waste Minimization, School Ground Greening, Curriculum, and Environmental Stewardship. Through this program, our students and staff participate in environmental education and practices, developing the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and actions needed to be environmentally responsible citizens.     For more information, … Continue reading

HCDSB to Host the Eleventh Annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is delighted to host the eleventh annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education, which will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Holy Cross Church in Georgetown. The annual diocesan mass was established in 2008, and rotates among seven Catholic school boards and one Catholic University to give thanks for the gift of publicly funded Catholic Education. Participating school boards and universities include Halton Catholic District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB, Waterloo CDSB, Bruce-Grey CDSB, … Continue reading

School Climate Surveys

At HCDSB, we want our schools to be safe and welcoming places where students and staff can feel comfortable enough to learn and to work. The School Climate Surveys are conducted every two years to gather information from students, parents and staff, to help us create and sustain safe and welcoming schools. Student Survey From October 5 through November 16, 2017, all students in grades 9 to 12 in our school were able to participate in the School Climate Survey. The School Climate Survey for Students helps … Continue reading

Ontario Student Voice Awards – Applications are Open!

The ​Ontario Student​ ​Trustees’​ ​Association​ ​(OSTA-AECO) is now offering Ontario Student Voice Awards, presented annually to students doing exceptional work across the province of Ontario. Ontario Student Trustees present the awards to students who dedicate their time passionately representing their community and advocating for the issues most important to them. This year alone, six awards, each valued at $500 will be given to students in the following categories: • Student Voice • Commitment to Justice • Dedication to the Arts … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Pathways!

It’s that time of year again and the deadline for course selections is fast approaching! Grade 10 students and their parents are encouraged to watch the following recorded presentation: Let’s Talk About Pathways! to learn more about selecting the appropriate courses for their Grade 11 year, as they plan their educational journey and career pathway. Students are encouraged to speak to our Student Services department, should they have any questions about course selections and choosing a pathway. For more information, … Continue reading