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Posted Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mini wooden tree with messages on acorn leaves on a tableSixty secondary students gathered at the board’s Pope Francis Centre on November 13, 2019 for the annual Faith Student Summit. The event was an opportunity for students to brainstorm ideas on how to promote the Year of Hope back at their schools.
A member of the student summit organizing committee, Principal Borg spoke to students about the oak tree and how the tree is the ultimate sign of hope. “From an acorn grows the might oak tree,” said Mrs. Borg. “The...

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Posted Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Indigenous Education newsletter banner - We Walk the Path TogetherThe Indigenous Education Advisory Circle (IEAC) meets regularly to help the Durham Catholic District School Board build relationships and understand the needs of the community. We walk the path together on a journey of reconciliation to support staff, students and community members in this significant work.
This issue of We Walk the Path Together - Indigenous Education Newsletter includes:
November 4-8 is Treaties Recognition Week;
Elder Tony Bomberry speaks...

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Posted Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Treaties Recognition Week This week students are learning about treaties and treaty relationships during Treaties Recognition Week 2019. First introduced in 2016, Treaties Recognition Week promotes public education and awareness about the history and importance of treaties and treaty relationships. First Nations were the original inhabitants of this land we call Ontario. Our shared history begins around 400 years ago, when Europeans first arrived. A number of curriculum-linked resources......
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Posted Monday, November 04, 2019

Three male students standing at a table talking to a male teacher about MathStudents’ voices and laughter filled the room, at DCDSB’s Math Council on November 4, 2019. Students representatives in Grades 9-12 from our Durham Catholic secondary schools’ Math Councils were seen working in groups of three determined through random draw solving Math equations. The teams stood around the room, working on white boards and windows, while making Math a collaborative and social activity.
“Our goal is to make Math more visible and engaging...

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Posted Friday, November 01, 2019

Students in a hospital simulation labNovember’s issue of Durham Catholic’s  Celebrating Student Success  newsletter is now available. This issue features articles on:
Experiential Learning  – Elder Tony Bomberry speaks to Students about Residential Schools;
Female Students become Cyber Security Ambassadors;
Secondary Students Participate in Youth Engagement Opportunities Focused on Substance Use and Mental Health;
Intermediate...

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