St. Kateri Centre Receives $5,000 Donation from MusiCounts

On October 16, students and staff at the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Centre in Thorold held a celebration with the MusiCounts organization, funded by the Slaight Family Foundation, which awarded the school with $5,000 for musical instruments. The instruments include trumpets, trombones and ukuleles, which will be used by students this year, and for years to […]

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Niagara Catholic Once Again Has Second-Highest Grad Rate in Ontario Among English Boards

  Niagara Catholic once again has the second-highest four-year graduation rate among all English-language school boards in Ontario, with 91.4 percent. Niagara Catholic ranked fourth in Ontario for the five-year graduation rate, with 93.0 percent. This is for the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in 2016. The Ministry of Education began sharing graduation […]

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Niagara Catholic Says G’Day to New Aussie Mates

  Earlier this month, a delegation of educators from all across Australia spent two days in Niagara visiting our schools and Catholic Education Centre. Niagara Catholic was the only school board in Ontario chosen for the visit, which was part of a larger tour of North America. While here, they spoke with students and staff, […]

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Michael Jacques Prepares for East Coast Book Tour

Notre Dame College School alumnus Michael Jacques – author of Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book – has just landed a spectacular deal for himself, thanks to his employer. Michael, who has autism and intellectual disabilities, has worked at Sobeys in Fonthill for several years. But that didn’t stop the now 27-year-old from fulfilling […]

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St. Nicholas Students Spend Day at City Hall

Students from St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School made the short walk down Church Street June 19, to learn a little bit about life at City Hall. While there, the students met with Mayor Walter Sendzik about his role as head of council, and even gave the youngsters a lesson in democracy, polling them on which […]

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Niagara Catholic Wraps Up First School Year with The Power of Teamwork

In 2016, Niagara Catholic began working with members of the world-famous Team Canada ’72, creating a leadership program for staff and a program for students that focus on the incredible power of teamwork. The first full season of The Power of Teamwork wrapped up at the pilot schools in June, and students enjoyed visits from […]

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Building Community in Welland

Niagara Catholic students participating in classes at The Launch Centre this semester have taken on a big project to build community for seniors in Welland. Throughout the semester, the students began drawing up plans for a seniors community garden on Hellems Avenue, converting a vacant patch of scrubby grass to a thriving space soon to […]

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St. George Catholic Elementary Students Learn Life Skills and Build Community with Niagara Regional Police

Rosanne Sandel was at an awards celebration with her husband a year ago, watching officers be lauded for the community-based programs they created, when it suddenly occurred to her: If elementary schools in Toronto and other large centres could have relationships with police, why not in Crystal Beach? The principal of St. George Catholic Elementary […]

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Saint Paul Catholic High School Students Receive Combined $110,000+ in Scholarships

The Niagara Catholic District School Board is proud to announce that two Saint Paul Catholic High School students have received more than $110,000 in scholarships for their post-secondary educations. Anthony Galassi, who will study Computing at Queen’s University beginning in September, was one of 50 Canadian students selected to receive an $80,000 Schulich Leaders Scholarship; […]

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Niagara Catholic Students Participate in Niagara Industrial AssociationTrade Show

Students in the Manufacturing and Robotics programs from Lakeshore Catholic High School and Notre Dame College School had the opportunity to network with potential future employers at the Niagara Industrial Association (NIA) Trade Show at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort on May 15. The theme of this year’s show is on celebrating and showcasing what […]

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