Spotlight May 7

Header for SpotlightMay 8, 2018


Policy Recommended to Board

During the May 8 Committee of the Whole Meeting, trustees recommended the Board’s Christian Community Service Policy (400.3) be presented to the Board for consideration at the May 22 Board meeting.


Notre Dame Family of Schools Attendance Area Review

At the March 20 Board Meeting, trustees approved the creation of the Notre Dame College Family of Schools Ad Hoc Attendance Area Review Committee. The Committee’s responsibility was to align student enrolment to facility capacity at St. Alexander and St. Kevin Catholic elementary schools by adjusting attendance area boundaries.

The Committee met April 12 and 24, and a public meeting took place April 18.


Denis Morris, Holy Cross and Saint Francis Families of Schools Attendance Area Review

At the March 20 Board Meeting, trustees approved the creation of the Denis Morris, Holy Cross and Saint Francis Family of Schools Ad Hoc Attendance Area Review Committee. The Committee’s responsibility was to align the secondary attendance boundary for Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School to include the entire St. James Catholic Elementary School boundary.

The Committee met April 10 and May 2, to discuss the matter.

The Ad Hoc Committee considered a number of factors before submitting its recommendation to Committee of the Whole. If approved, the new boundary will come into effect May 23, 2018.

Read the report in section A6.4 of the May 8 Committee of the Whole agenda.


Summer Camp 2018

Niagara Catholic Summer Camp 2018 is an integrated program offering students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities based on life skills, pathways planning, active living and general interests. Each activity is infused with literacy and numeracy. Programs include Home Sweet Home, MasterChef, Nuts and Bolts, On the Move and Robotics, as well as YMCA camp activities, Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara activities, Links for Greener Learning Environment activities and French Immersion/English as a Second Language for appropriate students.

slideSummer camps will run from July 9 through August 3 at Our Lady of Victory and St. Kevin Catholic elementary schools, Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School, Saint Michael Catholic High School, Lakeshore Catholic High School, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and Notre Dame College School.

Registration is ongoing through a link on the Board website. Parents can pay the $175 weekly fee online using PayPal.

For more information on the Summer Camp program, click the slide on the main page of the website.

The Ad Hoc Committee researched a number of factors which impact enrolment and capacity of each school, and recommended revisions to the attendance area boundary for each school, effective May 23, 2018.

Read the report in section A6.3 of the May 8 Committee of the Whole agenda.


System Priorities 2018-2019

During the May 8 Committee of the Whole Meeting, Trustees received Senior Staff’s recommended Strategic Directions Enabling Strategies for 2018-2019. Enhanced communication between home, school and parish, increasing parent and student voice in student achievement and the creation of a system-wide electronic platform to facilitate communication between staff and parents are among the 18 recommendations presented to Committee of the Whole.

Trustees will consider the recommendations at the May 22 Board Meeting. Read the Enabling Strategies in section C1 of the May 8 Committee of the Whole Agenda.


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