At Good Shepherd Catholic Elementary School we are committed to providing our students with quality French education. We believe that student learning can be enriched by providing them with the opportunity to engage in French traditions. In keeping with this belief, our school will be hosting “Carnaval 2024” beginning Monday, February 5th, and ending Friday, February 9th. Winter Carnaval began in Quebec in 1894 and ... Continue reading "Winter Carnaval 2024"
This year, Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day both fall on February 14th. Ash Wednesday is a sombre occasion that marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent, and all students in our Catholic schools must celebrate Ash Wednesday on the day recognized by the Church to properly mark the start of Lent. Therefore, we will be combining our Shrove Tuesday celebrations and the ... Continue reading "St. Valentine’s Day Celebrations – Tuesday, February 13, 2024"
Good Shepherd CES is happy to partner with the East Gwillimbury Soccer Club and welcome them to our school. For two weeks, starting Jan 15th, they will work on soccer skills and learning more about the game of soccer in their Phys. Ed. classes. We thank Ms. Barringer for organizing this for Good Shepherd and thank the generosity of the technical staff at the club ... Continue reading "EG Soccer Club at Good Shepherd CES"
December to March are the coldest months in Canada. Layers under a winter coat plus snow pants are great. All primary students need snow pants in order to play on the field during winter months. Please also include extra mitts, socks, and a hat in your child’s knapsack. An extra set of clothing for younger students is also a good idea. Students always need to ... Continue reading "Dress For Winter Play"
– St. Francis de Sales
February 12, 2024
Dear York Catholic District School Board Community,
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express how delighted I am to return to the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) as Interim Director of Education.
My career started ... Continue reading "Welcome John De Faveri – Interim Director of Education"
York Catholic District School Board Director of Education Domenic Scuglia will retire after a 41-year career promoting equity, excellence and faith in two Canadian provinces.
“The Board of Trustees is grateful for Domenic Scuglia’s many contributions to the YCDSB, in particular for creating stability in our school board during the difficult days near the end of the pandemic,” said Chair of ... Continue reading "YCDSB Director of Education Domenic Scuglia Announces Retirement After Outstanding Teaching Career"
— Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time in a young child’s life, filled with new experiences and opportunities to learn and grow. Kindergarten registration at the York Catholic District School Board begins on January 8th for the 2024-25 school year that begins in September, 2024. Children must be four years old by December 31, 2024 and born in 2020 to register in Junior Kindergarten, or ... Continue reading "Kindergarten Registration for September 2024 (Starting January 8, 2024)"