Notre Dame News
2015-2016 School Year Info
Ontario Child Health Study
Our community is one of 180 communities across the province which has been selected for the Ontario Child Health Study. The Ontario Child Health Study is the largest and most comprehensive study on child and youth mental health that has ever been done in Ontario. Please do your part to represent our community and say yes if invited by Statistics Canada to participate. Visit http://ontariochildhealthstudy.ca/ for more information.
Community Mobilization for Youth Suicide Prevention
The Community Mobilization for Youth Suicide Prevention Action Group has organized five community forums in various areas across Durham Region for the purpose of gathering information about the strengths and needs of our community specific to youth suicide prevention. These forums are being organized under the guidance and direction of the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health under their Together to Live initiative: http://www.togethertolive.ca/. The data gathered during these forums will be used to create a report that will generate the direction of a strategic plan on youth suicide prevention in Durham Region. A large turn-out of parents, students and community representatives for these forums will ensure that they achieve their purpose. Click here for more information on these community forums.
DCDSB Graduation Rates Far Exceed Provincial Average in 2014
On April 1st 2015 the Ministry of Education released data regarding 2014 high school graduation rates where the Durham Catholic District School Board is shown to have graduation rates far exceeding the provincial average. Click here for more information.
NEW! Safe Arrival: Student Absence Reporting System
Effective Feb 17th 2015, Notre Dame is moving to a new student absence reporting system called SAFE ARRIVAL. A package explaining the system with instructions was sent home with Semester 1 Report Cards on Feb 6th, 2015.
Click here for an electronic version of that package.
EQAO Strategic Plan Survey
The EQAO is developing a new Strategic Plan that will guide the agency’s efforts for the next five years. To help them understand how the agency’s work can be most valuable to you in the years ahead, they ask that everyone involved complete the following Web survey. EQAO Web Survey
Math Homework Help
Homework Help, the free online Math tutoring service for grade 7 to 10 students, is available Sunday to Thursdays from 5.30 to 9.30 pm, click here for information on how to register for this free service.
Click here for more information on bullying prevention strategies for parents and students.
You can also visit www.needhelpnow.ca for information on issues surrounding the web including cyberbullying.