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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 Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Students holding the Gold Level status award for EcoSchoolsCongratulations St. John Bosco Catholic School for earning Gold status again for their Eco friendly practices.  This is the tenth year in a row that we have earned gold status which is a very high honour and a remarkable achievement.  From our boomerang lunches, waste audits, reduced use of electricity to our refillable water stations, St. John Bosco Catholic School continues to impress with our focus on Eco smart behaviours. 
A big thank you goes out to Ms....

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Posted Monday, October 16, 2017

A group of students holding their biblesOne of the most important celebrations for our Grade 4 students took place on Wednesday October 11 at St. John Bosco Catholic Schooll.  Each student was presented with a Bible of their own, a beautifully bound edition published by Saint Mary’s Press. 
Father Paul was able to be at St. John Bosco Catholic School to preside over this special event and shared with the students some facts about the composition of the Bible and the significance of the four different...

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Posted Friday, October 13, 2017

Male adult throwing a basketballSt. John Bosco Catholic School celebrated its first Mass of the year on Thursday, October 5.  Students, staff, parents and special guests were gathered in the gym to give thanks for all of our blessings and to share in the Eucharist with Fr. Paul. 
We want to thank Mrs. Kennedy and her Faith Team for all the preparations they do beforehand to be ready for Mass.  In fact, Mrs. Kennedy does more than just prepare for Mass; she actually INSPIRES the students with...

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Posted Friday, October 13, 2017

female student standing beside a table with foodThe Fully Alive program in Grade 8 incorporates many themes centering on the importance and value of human relationships.  Our more intimate relationships, especially with our families, really form who we are and for adolescents, who we become as adults.   
In Mr. Cyr’s Grade 8 class at St. John Bosco Catholic School, students discussed the significance of traditions within our families; one of his students, Emily H, was able to take the concept of traditions...

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