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Posted Friday, October 20, 2017

male adult with words What does Reconciliation look like?In honour of Indigenous Education month, the Durham Catholic District School Board is hosting guest speaker, Niigaan Sinclair on What does reconciliation look like?
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is an award-winning writer, editor and activist who was named one of Monocle Magazine’s “Canada’s Top 20 Most Influential People” and one of the...

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Posted Friday, October 13, 2017

In honour of Indigenous Education month, the Durham Catholic District School Board is hosting guest speaker, Niigaan Sinclair on What does reconciliation look like?
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is an award-winning writer, editor and activist who was named one of Monocle Magazine’s “Canada’s Top 20 Most Influential People” and one of the CBC’s...

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Posted Wednesday, October 04, 2017

male and female studentsRead the latest issue of our  Celebrating Student Success newsletter.
This issue features articles on:
Year of Service;
The Exercise-Brain Connection;
Learning 21 st Century Competencies via Cooperative Education;
Celebrating Franco-Ontarian Day;
Advanced Placement English Students at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School Raise the Bar;
Establish Your Goals Now for the 2017-2018 School Year;
Empowering a Generation of Change-Makers...

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Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Orange t-shirt that says Every Child MattersOrange shirt day was established in 2013 through the efforts of Phyllis Webstad, a First nations woman who had her new orange shirt taken from her on her first day of residential school in 1973. This year's event will be celebrated on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
For more than a 100 years the Federal Government of Canada backed a residential school system that sought to isolate First Nations children from their families and impose the dominant Canadian culture on...

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Posted Saturday, September 16, 2017

Advanced Placement (AP) English students at Notre Dame continue to raise the bar with their success rates. In May 2017, the AP English class wrote the AP English exam in an attempt to achieve a University credit while still attending high school.
Eighteen students wrote the AP English Exam last Spring and an astounding 17 of those students – or 95% of the class – passed this difficult and challenging 3 ½ hour exam. To put that success rate in perspective,...

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