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French as a Second Language Survey

April 26, 2017
​Strengthening and Growing French as a Second Language The Ministry of Education has implemented numerous initiatives to improve outcomes in French as a Second Language (FSL).  The FSL Framework ( http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/amenagement/frameworkFLS.pdf ) is a call to action to school boards across Ontario to: strengthen FSL programming, promote the benefits of FSL,...

Principal and Vice Principal Appointments and Transfers

April 25, 2017
Principal Retirements The following principals will be retiring at the end of the school year:
Bret Babington, Principal, Sir Arthur Carty Catholic Elementary School
Cathy Hird, Principal, Jean Vanier Catholic Elementary School
Linda Thomas, Principal, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
Michele Lajoie, Principal, St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School
We sincerely...

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: What You Need To Know About Social Media & Online Safety!

April 20, 2017
​The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: What You Need To Know About Social Media & Online Safety! For: Parents, Students, Educators and Community Partners When: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. From 6pm to 9pm. Where: Catholic Central High School, 450 Dundas St. London, Ont. Details:  6:00pm to 6:45pm: Free Pizza, Refreshments, Community Displays...

Belonging School Climate Surveys

March 21, 2017
​ As part of our Board's Belonging initiatives, all elementary (Grades 4-8) and secondary (Grades 9-12) schools, along with parents and school staff, are asked to complete a Belonging School Climate survey. The purpose is to find out how students, parents and school staff feel about their school with respect to school safety, equity...

2017 London and Area Bishop's Dinner on Wednesday June 14th 2017

March 20, 2017
The 2017 London and Area Bishop's Dinner is taking place on Wednesday June 14 th , 2017 at the London Convention Centre. The Dinner is hosted by Bishop Fabbro, reception starts at 5:30pm, and at 6:45pm the Dinner will begin. For more infomration about the event contact Mrs. Frances Barnard at 519-432-1824 Ext.255 or bishopsdinner@dol.ca. Make...

2017 High School Project Auditions and Interviews Notice

March 20, 2017
The Grand Theatre's 2017 High School Project will be EVITA by Tim Rice. The Grand Theatre invites all students who will be in grades 9-12 in the 2017-2018 school year from London and area to audition for the project. To book an audition or backstage interview for EVITA, contact Kate at kpinkerton@grandtheatre.com or 519-672-9030 ext....

Let’s Paint Project: May 2 at MTS!

March 10, 2017
​The Let's Paint Project is a youth mental health education and awareness initiative in partnership with participating Secondary Schools from the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB). We're creating a platform for students, parents and families to gain a better understanding about youth mental health, the supports available and information to...

A Lenten Reflection

March 01, 2017
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our Lenten journey. We enter a period of reflection, prayer, penance and atonement. Fasting, prayer, and almsgiving are all traditional Lenten practices. Many people, even non-Catholics, choose to “give up” something for Lent. We should remember that Lent is also an opportunity to receive the gift...

Principal and Vice Principal Appointments and Transfers

February 28, 2017
Unless otherwise noted, all of the following are effective April 1, 2017:​ Andre Kelly, currently, Acting Elementary Principal, St. Paul Catholic Elementary School, be appointed as Elementary Principal, St. Paul Catholic Elementary School, effective immediately.  Mike Bruneel, currently, Elementary Principal, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Elementary School, be transferred as Elementary...

St. Mary Choir School Performs with The Light of the East Ensemble at Centennial Hall

February 27, 2017
​St. Mary Choir and Orchestra School is involved in a concert with The Light of the East Ensemble on March 8 at Centennial Hall. ​​​ Tickets are $15/person and it is General seating.  The concert starts at 7 p.m. and will be approximately 45 minutes in length. Come be a part of...

JK French Immersion in London Near Capacity for Fall 2017

February 09, 2017
Surging popularity in French Immersion over the past number of years has reached the point that the two Catholic French Immersion elementary schools in London are nearing full capacity. The London District Catholic School Board is implementing a cap on the number of Junior Kindergarten (JK) registrations they will allow for...

East London Review

January 23, 2017
​Board Decides to Conduct East London ARC Review​. C​lick here​ to learn more.​

Take the Pledge!

January 23, 2017
​Take the Pledge to End Bullying in our communities. Click here​ to learn more.

UPDATE: Short Film to Be Featured at Four Film Festivals!

October 18, 2016
​A Friend Indeed, a film created by students and staff at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Strathroy, has been selected to be shown at a number of film festivals! This project was a perfect example of Project Based Learning using a growth mindset.  ​Below are the festivals as well as a link to...

School Plays and Productions

October 18, 2016
​Each school year, elementary and secondary schools across the school board produce an amazing assortment of plays and productions.​ Click here​ for the most current list.​​

Healthy Living Champions!

September 13, 2016
​The Healthy Living Champions Award is given to elementary schools in Middlesex-London for their outstanding commitment to physical activity, healthy eating and mental wellness using the Foundations for a Healthy School Model. The Award is sponsored by London Life, Thames Valley District School Board, London District Catholic School Board and the...

Summer Office Hours

June 29, 2016
During the summer, the office hours for the  Catholic Education Centre  are :
Monday to Thursday: 8 am-4 pm
Friday: 8 am-1 pm Secondary schools are open, but operate on a summer schedule. Elementary schools are closed during the summer.​ 

For registration and enrollment information , please click here or visit any of...

LDCSB Soccer Tournaments a Big Hit!

June 17, 2016
The Catholic Teachers Athletic Association headed by teachers Paul Murphy and Anthony Turudic held their annual elementary school co-ed soccer tournaments at North London Fields on June 9th and 15th.  Over 40 schools and over 650 student-athletes participated. A special thanks to Sarah Irvine and Lisa Santandrea for their assistance.  A big...

Wanted: French and Occasional Teachers

June 10, 2016
We are looking for Catholic French Teachers and Occasional Teachers NOW!  We believe that recruiting and selecting Catholic teachers, who will serve the spiritual, academic, physical, emotional, aesthetic, and social needs of students, is of paramount importance. The London District Catholic School Board has a reputation for excellence, with more than...

LDCSB Adds 7 New Specialized Programs to London & Area High Schools

June 09, 2016
As of the 2016-17 school year, LDCSB students are able to specialize their areas of study even more now thanks to Ontario approving seven new Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs throughout four of our London and surrounding area schools. Through the Student Success initiative, our secondary schools offer expanded programs...

Board Approves $235 Million Budget; Eliminates Structural Deficit

June 08, 2016
On Monday, June 6, the Board of Trustees for the London District Catholic School Board approved a preliminary 2016-17 operating budget with expenditures of slightly less than $235 million. The Board’s structural deficit has been eliminated and the resulting surplus will be used to reduce an accumulated deficit and accommodate unforeseen...

Input Opportunity for the 2016-17 Budget

May 25, 2016
​In keeping with the outcomes and spirit of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan, we are offering opportunities for people to provide input on the 2016-17 budget through an  online  survey (closes June 2). Last year the  Shaping our Future  process was designed to build capacity, develop ownership, encourage engagement and broaden the knowledge...

Community Input Wanted for Fundraising Policy

May 20, 2016
​We are seeking feedback from the community as to the effectiveness of our current fundraising policy and what changes are felt necessary to make it more effective in the service of our communities.  The data we collect will be used to make amendments to the policy. We are especially interested in your ideas...

Graduation Rates Exceed Provincial Average, Again!

May 03, 2016
The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) is extremely pleased to announce that it’s secondary school graduation rates once again exceeded the provincial average!
 
The LDCSB four-year graduation rate is 82.5% (provincial average: 78.3%).
The LDCSB five-year graduation rate is 88.3% (provincial average: 85.5%)
 
The rates for all school boards in Ontario are available...

Gold Company

May 03, 2016
​ Gold Company is the internationally regarded and award-winning vocal jazz ensemble from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.  Gold Company is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students whose majors range from jazz studies to vocal performance, music education, music therapy and more.  Graduates of the program are currently working everywhere from Broadway...

Dancing, Singing and Spirit Awards Highlight a Busy Week for Area Schools

April 27, 2016
Nearly 10,000 students will participate in the annual Dance Fest, Music Monday, and Spirit Awards celebrations in front of family and friends to be held across the region over the next week. Here are the highlights:   Dance Fest (click to view program) More than 8,200 children will participate over the...

St. Joseph's student moves onto All Ontario Finals for culinary arts competition

April 27, 2016
  On Saturday, April 16, Alexis Ford from the St. Joseph's Culinary Program competed against 12 high school culinary students from Windsor to Kitchener and won the regional Ontario skills competition in culinary arts.   Her dishes of Creamy Fish Chowder, Roast Pork Tenderloin, and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream were judged to be the...

London and Chinese High School Students to Swap Lives for Reality TV Show

April 21, 2016
Londoners may see a swarm of around 40 people (TV cameras, sound and lighting technicians, translators and more) following a group of five teenagers around town over the next couple of weeks as filming begins for a new season of a hit Chinese reality TV series in a un​ique partnership between Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School,...

Grade 12 Business Class Visits NYC

April 08, 2016
​Over the March Break, the Centre For Lifelong Learning in conjunction with EduTravel led a Grade 12 International Business class led by CCH teacher, Mrs. Wells, where students had the opportunity to learn firsthand by taking a trip to the “Mecca” of international business, New York City. It was the perfect...

Dress Code for Staff and Students to Take Effect in September

April 01, 2016
At a special in camera meeting of the Board of Trustees last night, the London District Catholic School Board will implement a new dress code the will results in increased physical activity, and eventually test scores, for both students and staff at all schools and locations this September.  The new, comprehensive...

JULY UPDATES! Principal and Vice Principal Appointments and Transfers

March 30, 2016
Principal and Vice Principal Appointments and Transfers All changes effective September 1, 2016 unless otherwise noted. New appointments are in red.
  Elementary Schools  
Beth Allison, currently, Teacher with Thames Valley District School Board, be appointed Elementary Vice Principal of St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School.
 
Cheryl Anthony, currently, Elementary Principal,...

New Superintendent of Education Announced

March 29, 2016
The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vince Romeo as a new Superintendent of Education, effective August 1 and pending approval by the Ministry of Education. Vince replaces Sharon Wright-Evans, who is retiring after 40 years in education, 28 with the LDCSB (and its...

High Performance Basketball Academy Launches at RMC

March 22, 2016
Regina Mundi Catholic College will be home to a competitive, high performance secondary school academy for basketball players for all of Southwestern Ontario starting this Fall.

Dubbed the Southwest Furfaro Academy, the newest addition to the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) is named after Paul Furfaro, former basketball coach at RMC...

Tips on Using Our New Website

March 01, 2016
​Some helpful tips when navigating our new website:

How do I access my LDCSB email? Just scroll to the bottom of any page on the new website and click on the Office 365 link.

Where is D2L? There are two ways to access Desire2Learn: just scroll to bottom of any page and click on...

LDCSB Launches New Website, New Domain Names

February 29, 2016
 
It's official, we have launched the first phase of our web project, with a new public website with a slightly shorter address: ldcsb.ca (versus ldcsb.on.ca). Simple navigation, enhanced search functionality and mobile/touch friendly interfaces were key factors driving the design of the new site. Students, parents and the community will find...

Contest: What is a Mentally Healthy School?

February 19, 2016
   The second annual Student Voice Contest has begun! What is a Mentally Healthy School? Sponsored by the Student Support Leadership Initiative, this contest lets students get creative with their views on what a mentally healthy school is.  Students are welcomed to submit entries in the form of: video photography art...

Welcome Centre Now Open

February 12, 2016
We are proud to offer a Welcome Centre for New Families to Canada to support the settlement of refugee and immigrant families in our community and schools. Conveniently located in downtown London at Catholic Central High School, experienced staff are available to work closely with families, community partners, area Catholic churches and agencies.​
The Welcome...

Violence Threat Risk Assessment Training Program

February 11, 2016
  LDCSB is hosting a Level I Violence Threat Risk Assessment Training program for approximately 100 personnel from area school boards, police services and community agencies this week. The program will be led by Kevin Cameron, one of North America’s leading Threat Assessment and Trauma Response experts.
The two-day program takes place...

Raising Resilient Kids

February 11, 2016

St. Nicholas, St. Theresa, St. Paul and Nore Dame have combined to put on a parent night on raising resilient kids.  The parent night will be held on Tuesday, February 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas elementary. Popular and well-respected social worker Gary Direnfeld is assisting with facilitating the evening. Babysitting...

PIC Presents Lynda Colgan

January 26, 2016
​ The Parent Involvement Committee presents Lynda Colgan! Lynda will be speaking Wednesday, January 27 at John Paul II from 7-9p.m.  Parents will be introduced to a tool kit that is aimed at helping parents support their children's math learning. Everyone is welcome to join, we ask you RSVP to saarssen@office.ldcsb.on.ca...

15-16 Board of Trustees

January 13, 2016
​ Here is a group photo of your 15-16 Board of Trustees.
Below is the text of the inaugural address from Bill Hall, Chair: Reverend Father, Fellow Trustees, Distinguished Guests, Members of Senior Administration, Friends of Catholic Education, Ladies and Gentlemen:

Thank you for joining us tonight as...

Additional PA Day on February 26

January 13, 2016
​While it is unexpected, it's not an early April Fool's Day joke: there will be an additional Professional Activity (PA) Day in the London District Catholic School Board this year: Friday, February 26. There will be no classes for students (elementary and secondary) on that day.

As part of settlements recently negotiated...

New Funds for Regina Mundi Catholic College Replacement and more

November 25, 2015
School Board Receives Funding for Regina Mundi Catholic College Replacement St. John French Immersion and St. Francis Catholic schools also Benefitting from New Funds
The Ministry of Education has announced that it has granted approval and $19.3 million in benchmark funding for a replacement secondary school for Regina Mundi Catholic...