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Religious Education Resources for Families

September 10, 2019
​Contact your school for login info!  
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9 Tips for Grade 9s!

August 28, 2019
​Attention incoming Grade 9s! We'd like to help your transition to high school be as smooth as possible. Here are some survival tips for entering high school! Avoid being absent and always arrive to class on time. Always come to school dressed in proper uniform.
Maintain a good relationship with your...
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Back to School Homework for Parents

August 27, 2019
Attention LDCSB Parents! School is just one week away and we have some homework for you to complete before the first day of school!
Bussing Double check your child’s bussing information before school starts. Bussing information can be found at: www.mybigyellowbus.ca SchoolMessenger Register for SchoolMesse nger so you can report your child’s...
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We're Hiring: French Second Language Elementary Teachers

July 10, 2019
​ We are hiring French Teachers for the upcoming 2019-20 academic school year. Visit our Careers page for more details!
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Experiential Learning Fair

May 23, 2019
Hey #LDCSB, are you interested in learning outside the classroom? Keep reading!
LDCSB offers a variety of Experiential Learning opportunities where students can experience a different way of learning through non-traditional, hands-on experiences such as volunteering, travel opportunities and more!
Experiential learning is beneficial as it promotes collaboration and problem-solving, and has proven...
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John Paul II to Be Canada’s First Carbon Neutral School

May 22, 2019
​ John Paul II Catholic Secondary School to Be Canada’s First Carbon Neutral School
$9.7 million project will feature geothermal heating and cooling, solar panel covered carports and roof, energy storage, electric vehicle charging stations and more The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB), in conjunction with the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Ameresco and other partners announced...
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2019 Crime and Safety Prevention Week

April 30, 2019
​Come celebrate 2019   Community Safety & Crime Prevention Week from May 6-11 for a full week of FREE ACTIVITIES! This week is presented by the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee!
Week at a glance... Senior’s Safety Connect with 9 organizations with resources for seniors and presentations by...
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Active and Safe Routes to School Contest - Submission Deadline Extended to May 2

April 26, 2019
​CONTEST SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 2! All elementary school students are encouraged to participate in this year’s Active and Safe Routes to School contest as part of 2019 Community Safety and Crime Prevention Week!

Requirements:
Submit a logo, poster or video that demonstrates the benefits of active transportation...
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All 2019 LDCSB Summer School Courses to be held at Catholic Central High School

April 26, 2019
​Unlike previous years, when some courses were held at John Paul II Catholic Secondary School,  ALL Grade 9-12 Summer School courses will be hosted at Catholic Central High School.
Please note that while parking is limited at CCH, the central location of the school makes it easy to access via public transportation.
Thank you for your patience and understanding....
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Active and Safe Routes to School Contest - Elementary

April 02, 2019
​All elementary school students are encouraged to participate in this year’s Active and Safe Routes to School contest as part of 2019 Community Safety and Crime Prevention Week! Requirements:
Submit a logo, poster or video that demonstrates the benefits of active transportation (walking, wheeling, biking scootering and skateboarding) to school...
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Restorative Practice Conference: Parenting and Leading with Dignity

April 01, 2019
Restorative Practice Conference
Date: Wednesday, April 24
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Catholic Education Centre, 5200 Wellington Road South, London, ON
This conference is open to one parent and one administrator from our school communities. Prior knowledge in Restorative Practice is not required.

Parental engagement is a...
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St. Mary's Catholic School West Lorne: Open House to Celebrate 60+ Years of Catholic Education

March 29, 2019
​St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School in West Lorne is celebrating 60 plus years of Catholic Education! Celebration will be an open house: You are Invited!
Date/Time: Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 11 am to 4:30 pm.
Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School, 128 William Street, West Lorne, ON.
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Learning Disabilities Symposium

March 20, 2019

The London District Catholic School Board is pleased to be one of the hosts for the Third Annual Learning Disabilities Symposium.
Date: Saturday April 13th, 2019 Time: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm Registration/Check In: 8:15 am - 8:45 am
Location: Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Secondary School, 2727 Tokala Trail, London,...
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​St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School Presents: Tobit Tobias Musical Production

March 06, 2019
​St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School Presents: TOBIT TOBIAS  
Musical Production
Adapted from the book of Tobit
Tickets: Students-$2 Adults-$10
When: April 3rd, 2019, 1:00 and 7:00 pm

Playwright: Mary-Jo Pereira with contributions from Amber Milliken
Theatrical Producers and Directors: Mary-Jo Pereira and Amber Milliken
Costumes and Props: Teresa Moran

For more...
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St Paul Catholic School Receives $15,000 Grant from MusiCounts

March 04, 2019
​On March 4, 2019, St Paul Catholic School received a $15,000 grant from MusiCounts Band Aid Program, put toward new musical instruments for their school!
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Opportunities in Secondary Schools

February 22, 2019
Students in grades 7 to 10 along with parents/guardians are invited to attend a dynamic and informative evening to discover various opportunities in secondary schools:  Wednesday April 3, 6:30-8:30 pm at John Paul II Secondary School in London  Participants will be invited to attend 20-25 minute carousel sessions on specific topics such...
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ReconciliACTION Projects

February 05, 2019
​ Many of our Grade 6, 7 and 8 elementary classrooms are currently participating in the  Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Schools Project .  The Legacy Schools Project was brought to London by the city’s  Juno Committee   with the intention  to use music as an...
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Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2018
Click here for a special slideshow of artwork from our amazing students! For unto us a Child is born
Unto us a Son is given
And his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace
Isaiah 9.6
 
On behalf of the Board...
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Apply Now: St. Mary Choir and Orchestra Program

December 10, 2018
​St. Mary School has begun the application process for entrance to Grade 5 for 2019/2020.  Application to the program is open to all Grade 4 Students of the London District Catholic School Board. Click here for details!
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New Smoke Free Ontario Act and School Properties

December 05, 2018
The Smoke Free Ontario Actregulates the sale, supply, use, display, and promotion of tobacco and vapour products (e.g., vapes, e-cigarettes, and e-substances), as well as the smoking and vaping of cannabis. Smoking and vaping of any substance, including medicinal cannabis, is not allowed anywhere on school property and within 20 meters of...
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Read & Write Training and Troubleshooting Workshop

November 28, 2018
Tuesday December 11, 6:30-8 pm at St. Mary’s High School (Library), 431 Juliana Drive, Woodstock. Target Audience: Parents, Caregivers, Youth & Educators who want to know more about Assistive Technology! Come on your own or with your youth (grade 5 and up) and learn the computer tools they have been provided through SEA funding...
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We're Hiring: French Second Language Elementary Teachers (Uncertified)

November 28, 2018
We are accepting applications for French Second Language Elementary Teachers (Uncertified). Must participate in training program. Letter of Permission from the Ministry of Ed required (we will undertake the application process!). Details here!
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New Superintendent of Education

November 01, 2018
The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ana Paula Fernandes as a new Superintendent of Education, effective January 1 and pending approval by the Ministry of Education. Ana Paula replaces Ed De Decker, who is retiring after 33 years in education with the LDCSB...
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Consultation: Education in Ontario

October 25, 2018
​The Ministry of Education invites everyone – parents, students, educators and interested individuals or organizations – to provide feedback on the education system in Ontario. Our goal is to prepare Ontario students for success, improve their academic achievement and equip them with the tools needed to enter the working world. Note: 90-minute...
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LDCSB to Promote Active School Travel for Students

October 23, 2018
Fewer and fewer students are walking or biking to school nowadays. Long lineups of cars queue up along roads before and after school, and school parking lots need to be cordoned off multiple times a day to ensure there is enough space for school buses to get in and out. The...
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Ray John Wins Peace Award!

September 28, 2018
​On Tuesday, September 11, Ray John Jr, Indigenous cultural teacher for the LDCSB, was awarded the "Truth" Atlohsa Peace Award for working "tirelessly in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation" and embodying "the Seven Sacred Teachings."   Ray was one of seven honourees chosen from among 24 nominees.  He will be honoured at...
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School Board in Growth Mode, Approves $262 Million Budget

June 05, 2018
On Monday, June 4, the Board of Trustees for the London District Catholic School Board approved a preliminary 2018-19 operating budget with expenditures of slightly more than $262 million. The 2018-19 budget represents the beginning of a new reality for the London District Catholic School Board. Enrollment stands at more than...
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Student Mental Health and Well-being Survey

May 07, 2018
Click here to complete the survey! Dear Students:
We invite you to share with us your views, experiences, and suggestions regarding mental health, well-being, and addiction related issues. The information that you provide will help us better understand the mental health and well-being needs of London District Catholic School Board...
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International & Native Language Multicultural Event

May 07, 2018
The Centre for Lifelong Learning (CFLL) and the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB), invites everyone to International & Native Languages Program's (INLP) Multicultural Celebration Event: Saturday, May 12, 10 am - 1 pm
John Paul II Catholic Secondary School  Free admission. Proceeds from food and beverage sales will support...
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Principal and Vice-Principals: Resignation, Secondment, Appointments, Transfers and Retirements

April 24, 2018
Updated June 2018 Principal Retirements and Resignation The following principals will be retiring on June 30, 2018:
Barbara Broome, Principal, St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School (Lucan)
Gabe Pizzuti , Principal, St. Michael Catholic Elementary School (London)
Cheri Anthony , Principal, St. Thomas More Catholic Elementary School
The following principal will be...
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Humboldt: Resources for Students and Families

April 10, 2018
​LDCSB schools will participate in Jersey Day Thursday as a show of support of Humboldt Bronco families. Flags within the board will be lowered to half-mast and we continue to remember and pray for all affected by this tragedy. Our Christian response to tragedy is always one of compassion or empathy. We are called...
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Elementary Principal Retirements, Appointments and Transfers (March Update)

March 27, 2018
Principal Retirements The following principals will be retiring on June 30, 2018:
Barbara Broome , Principal, St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School (Lucan) Gabe Pizzuti , Principal, St. Michael Catholic Elementary School (London) We sincerely thank you for your service with our Board and our students!

Transfers and Appointments Angela McHardy,...
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Learning Disabilities Symposium

February 26, 2018
Learning Disabilities Symposium, with keynote address by Dr. Anthony Folino: Anxiety and Learning Disabilities: Co-Morbidity of Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. April 14, 9 am-2 pm at St. Andre Bessette. Everyone is welcome!  Click here to register by March 31.



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LDCSB Named One of Canada's Best Employers!

February 14, 2018
The London District School Catholic Board (LDCSB) is among the top 100 employers in Canada, according to an annual ranking of Canada's Best Employers.  Link: https://www.forbes.com/companies/london-district-catholic-school-board/ The LDCSB is ranked at 85 on the list and is one of only five school boards listed in the top 300 Canadian employers, behind...
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100 Schools Tour Launches with Grand Theatre’s Production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs

January 26, 2018
1 VAN, 3 ACTORS, 3,000 KILOMETRES, 33,000 STUDENTS, January 26 – April 21, 2018 The Grand Theatre, the Thames Valley District School Board, and the London District Catholic School Board are thrilled to announce that the 100 Schools tour launches this week with the Grand’s production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs, directed...
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LDCSB Receives Nearly $14 Million in Capital Funding

January 24, 2018
L ondon District Catholic School Board Receives Funding for New School in North London St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School Also Benefitting from New Funds
 
Today the Ministry of Education has announced that it has granted approval and $10.5 million in benchmark funding for a new elementary school in the north part of the city of London. 
 
The new school, to be built...
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Grand Theatre High School Project Sponsorship Decision (Updated January 24)

January 18, 2018
As you may have heard, the Thames Valley District School Board's Senior Administration decided to restore their sponsorship for this year's High School Project play. The London District Catholic School Board has an excellent working relationship with the Thames Valley District School Board. Our work together is based on mutual respect, including...
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French Immersion Program Start Moved from Junior to Senior Kindergarten

December 06, 2017
French Immersion Program Start Moved from Junior to Senior Kindergarten; 
Space, Staff and Desire to Maintain High Level of Quality All Influenced Decision The Board of Trustees for the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) passed a motion Monday evening to eliminate Junior Kindergarten entry when and where necessary at...
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December 2017 Principal and Vice Principal Retirements, Appointments and Transfers

December 05, 2017
Principal Retirements The following principals will be retiring on December 31, 2017:
Greg Janozeski, Principal, Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School  
Annette Marentette, Principal, St. Anthony French Immersion Catholic Elementary School      We sincerely thank you for your service with our Board and our students!
Transfers and appointments: Heather Pais,...
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LDCSB Hosting Eid Prayers

August 31, 2017
As you may have heard, the local Muslim community will be having their Eid prayers on the outdoor fields of St. André Bessette. This Friday, we will be hosting several thousand of our Muslim neighbours as they come together in prayer and celebration. We were very pleased through our community use of...
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East London Review Results

June 27, 2017
At the June 26, 2017 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees for the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) approved recommendations to close two London schools, Holy Cross and St. Robert. The circumstances and demographics of six neighboring schools in East London necessitated the creation of an Accommodation Review Committee (ARC...
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Canada 150

June 26, 2017
This land known as Canada has always been a sacred place. Our country’s indigenous peoples know that it is a gift from the Creator. It provides us with food, medicine, and what we need for shelter. Who else but God could create waters teeming with fish; forests, plains and tundra with...
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Holy Cross Student Receives $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship

June 21, 2017
Luke Ingratta, a graduate of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Strathroy,  will be entering the Faculty of Science at Western University this Fall. Luke was selected by guidance counsellor, Colette McNally for his outstanding Academic and extracurricular achievements. This is the first Nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship from Holy...
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Tree Rededication in Memory of RMC Student and Medal of Bravery Recipient Chad Pettit

June 16, 2017
A rededication ceremony will be held in memory of Chad Pettit, a Regina Mundi College student who lost his life while trying to save his father from drowning 22 years ago. The ceremony will occur on the 20th anniversary of Chad being named a Medal of Bravery recipient: Friday, June 16...
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2017-18 Preliminary Budget Approved

June 14, 2017
On Monday, June 12, the Board of Trustees for the London District Catholic School Board approved a preliminary 2017-18 operating budget with expenditures of slightly more than $248 million. The budget includes an in-year operating surplus of $1,022,554, the first annual operating surplus since 2012. The full preliminary operating budget is...
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2017-18 Preliminary Budget

June 01, 2017
​The LDCSB 2017-18 preliminary budget is posted below. We invite you to review the preliminary budget. If you have any comments or feedback, please contact us .
2017-18 Preliminary Budget
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YMCA Children's Safety Village's 16th Annual Birthday Party!

May 17, 2017
​ On June 4th, make sure to come out and celebrate the YMCA Children's Safety Village's 16th Annual Birthday Party! The party runs from 12pm to 4pm, and is located at 1424 Clarke Road at Fanshawe Conservation Area. The 16th Annual Birthday Party includes free give aways, Mini Jeep driving, face...
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Graduation Rates Exceed Provincial Average, Again!

May 09, 2017
We are extremely pleased to announce that our secondary school graduation rates once again exceeded the provincial average! The LDCSB four-year graduation rate is 84.6% (provincial average: 79.6%).
The LDCSB five-year graduation rate is 89.8% (provincial average: 86.5%)
The rates for all school boards in Ontario are available on the Ministry of Education’s website.

“The...
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Connecting Families for Mental Health: Saturday May 27th

May 08, 2017
Free full-day conference for Parents and Caregivers who want to learn more about supporting their children’s mental health and resiliency. 
Click here to register! 


See poster for registration details.

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St. Sebastian Electronic Recycling Fundraiser

May 08, 2017
St. Sebastian Catholic School Council is hosting an electronic recycling fundraising event from Tuesday, May 15th to Saturday, May 20th. Any old electronics can be dropped off into the collection bin. Please share with your community.   

Please see attached flyer below! 

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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
Ginette Marrinan,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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East London Review

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

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

June 29, 2016
During the summer, office hours are as follows:
Catholic Education Centre  Monday to Thursday: 8 am-4 pm and 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. For secondary school registration, visit...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...