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.

Innovative learning continues at Pope John Paul II Elementary School

Kindergarten students received an exceptional opportunity to star in their very own classroom film about their latest creative project, The Story Workshop. 

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Meet Stephanie Gaglione, a distinguished graduate of the York Catholic District School Board and a 2017 Rhodes Scholarship recipient.

“My Catholic values help keep me grounded. My parents, teachers and IB coordinator have been so supportive; I owe a lot of my success to them.”

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Student group from St. Thomas Aquinas CHS builds strong and biodegradable plastic, presenting project to CBC’s Dragon’s Den consultant Sean Wise.

A group of ten grade 8 and 9 students from St. Thomas Aquinas CHS in Russell, Ontario, known as the AVENGERS (A Very Energetic Nerdy Group of Environmentally Responsible Students), have been working hard on an innovative environmental project. 

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Students get special visit from MPP Cristina Martins

MPP Cristina Martins visited St. Clare Catholic School on Monday, November 28, 2016 with The Tour for Humanity, teaching students how to raise their voices against intolerance. 

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St. Luke’s (Nepean) combines science and compassion

When grade five teachers at St. Luke School (Nepean) began brainstorming a science project for their students, they had no idea that the project would turn into an opportunity for students to live out their Gospel values. 

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Meet Kyne Santos, a remarkable student demonstrating academic excellence and an accepting school community.

Not only is St. Mary’s High School student Kyne Santos a top scholar, he is also a skilled makeup artist, experimenting with dramatic looks and posts online makeup videos.

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Meet Kyla Dumlao, a remarkable student leader demonstrating excellence in her school community.

Kyla is a remarkable student leader who helped launch a new initiative, pairing students with special needs with other students throughout her school.

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Meet Tianna Legacy, a student leader helping to build more accepting communities.

At only 13, Tianna is working hard to help eliminate racism in Canada and around the world through music.  Her faith-based education has sparked her passion for fairness and community and has helped Tianna flourish. 

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How an Ottawa Catholic Board Became a National Innovation Leader

The Ottawa Catholic School Board became a model case study for the Canadian Education Association’s examination into what makes a school system an innovation leader. OCSB was ultimately selected among 35 school districts to participate in CEA’s program and received a $10,000 contribution courtesy of State Farm Canada to support their ongoing innovation.

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