Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School: Peace sounds like a waterfall

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As part of Remembrance Day reflections, early learning and kindergarten students at Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School in St. Catharines suggested what peace feels, tastes and sounds like. The students shared their ideas in a video at Tuesday’s Niagara Catholic District School Board meeting. It was part of the board’s monthly feature on schools. Peace sounds like a waterfall, tastes […]

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Audit shows 2015-16 surplus for Niagara Catholic

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Trustees Tuesday night applauded a financial audit that showed Niagara Catholic District School Board had a $1.25 million-surplus on Aug. 31. A similar audit for Aug. 31, 2015, showed a $1.95-million deficit. The board operated on a $268-million budget in 2015-16. Vice-chairwoman Kathy Burtnik congratulated staff for the change in the financial position over the past three years. “I am […]

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Holy Cross Catholic Student Wins Innovator of the Year Award

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Niagara Catholic is extremely proud to announce that Katherine Li, a student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, and her team of 34 high school students from British Colombia, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have been named Innovators of the Year at the SHAD – John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup. SHAD is a registered charity that promotes the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, […]

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Notre Dame students take a big walk of faith

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More than 1,000 Notre Dame students, as well as faculty, family, alumni and hundreds of students from feeder schools teamed up to participate in a 15-kilometre trek Sunday morning. And thousands more participated in the “very powerful experience” at schools throughout Niagara and across Ontario, said Notre Dame College School principal Ralph Defazio. The annual pilgrimage began as a tradition […]

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Niagara Catholic has gone Google

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A multi-device apps system is spreading through Niagara’s Catholic schools. “Niagara Catholic has gone Google,” education superintendent Ted Farrell told trustees Tuesday as he introduced Google Apps for Education (GAFE). It’s a free service offered to schools by the Internet company. Following a year of assessment, the board is bringing GAFE into its 49 elementary and eight secondary schools. The […]

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Monsignor Clancy Elementary Catholic School heart of a community

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Monsignor Clancy Elementary Catholic School showed a drone view of its community Tuesday. The video swept over Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Monsignor Clancy and St. Charles Elementary Catholic School. The Thorold school was featured during Tuesday’s Niagara Catholic District School Board meeting. Each month the board highlights one of its 57 schools. Principal Daniel Trainor had his […]

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EQAO results mostly good news for Niagara boards

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Niagara’s two big public school boards have scored higher than the provincial average in most standardized tested categories. This week, Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office released assessment results for Grade 3 and 6 math and literacy assessments, Grade 9 math and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. It’s the first time all EQAO assessments have been released at the […]

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Niagara Catholic looking at $500,000 surplus

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While it flirted with a $700,000 surplus, Niagara Catholic District School Board now expects to wrap up 2015-16 about $500,000 in the black. It set a $256.9-million budget for the past September-to-August school year. Giancarlo Vetrone, superintendent of business and financial services, told school trustees Tuesday the surplus came from planned delays in system priorities. A mild winter also left […]

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