Niagara Catholic No. 2 in English grad rate


Niagara’s Catholic school board is taking a bow after its graduation rate was reported as the second highest among Ontario’s English-speaking boards. Last week, the Ontario Ministry of Education released the graduation rates for all publicly funded high schools in the province. A graduation rate of 91.3 per cent gives Niagara Catholic District School Board the No. 2 spot among […]

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RCIA: A Spiritual Journey of Faith


What is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a formal program of catechetical instruction and liturgies whereby  adults, those unbaptized and those baptized in other Christian denominations, are formally admitted into the Church and receive the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism (for those not already baptized) Confirmation and Eucharist. During RCIA, individuals follow a spiritual journey of ‘steps’ accomplished through defined periods punctuated with liturgical rites. The first period is that […]

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St. Elizabeth School, Wainfleet in the spotlight


St. Elizabeth Catholic School received praise for its close connection to the Wainfleet community. The school was spotlighted in Niagara Catholic District School Board’s monthly School Excellence Program at the board’s meeting Tuesday night. Trustee Dino Sicoli, who represents Fort Erie, Port Colborne and Wainfleet, called St. Elizabeth “small but mighty” in bonding with the Wainfleet community through close ties […]

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2016 NCDSB Technology Skills Competition


On March 9, approximately 275 participants put their skills to the test in 23 different categories, ranging from the traditional trades of construction, cabinet making and electrical wiring to hair styling and aesthetics, photography and new media, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, in the Board’s 13th Annual Technology Skills Competition.

As it has in previous years, the event was open to the public and many parents stopped by to watch their children and other students in action. Students from for Catholic elementary schools participated in the Young Build event sponsored by Home Depot, and residents from Niagara Region retirement residents were also brought to the event to watch the students ply their skills.

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