Good News Stories

It is sometimes difficult to find good news in today’s world.

Yet there are numerous stories of courage, good will, compassion
and academic success in Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools.

Enjoy some good news from across Ontario.

Dress a Girl Around the World

St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Norwood will be sending 160 dresses to girls in impoverished countries around the world – one for every girl in their school.

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Meet Joe Grabowski, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Over the last few years, Guelph teacher Joe Grabowski has shared his passion for science and exploration not only with his students at St. John Catholic Elementary School, but also across the continent.

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St. Peter shows solidarity with local mosque

In the wake of the tragic shooting at a Quebec City mosque, Ottawa’s St. Peter High School community reached out to a local mosque with love and support, and a message from staff and students: We care.

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Catholic Education Week Highlight: Music Monday

The senior music class of Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke spent the first day of May sharing the gift of music as a contribution to Music Monday, a national event held to promote the importance of art.

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The Power of Pebbles

Everyone in Canada is just a stone’s throw away. At least, that’s what the students at Willowdale’s Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts are trying to achieve through their huge art installation project.

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3D Printing project puts grade 2 and 3 classes on the cutting edge of technology and learning

Thanks to the Grade 2 and 3 students at École Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys in Markham, their 3D printing design project has revolutionized lesson plans across the entire Kenora Catholic District School Board. 

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Riley Yesno - A Grade 12 student helping the Prime Minister give a voice to our indigenous people

She’s just a hardworking kid from Thunder Bay, but to the prime minister, Riley Yesno is a rising star.

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Local Catholic Timmins’ schools build new connections through writing poems to the Pope

A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what about a poem? Especially one sent to Pope Francis, who receives about 30 large mail sacks a week. 

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The Loran Scholars Foundation thinks Angelito Elipse exemplifies character, service and leadership

Teenager Angelito Elipse is no stranger to hard work. He holds a 97 per cent average. He’s compiled more than 1000 community hours. And now he has a shot at the prestigious Loran Scholarship.

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