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TCDSB Newcomer Day

October 28, 2021 is Newcomer Day at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).

Newcomer Day 2021 Banner - October 28 2021 Newcomer Day Welcome to the TCDSB Family!
TCDSB logo
School Activities
PA Announcement Recognizing and Welcoming Newcomer Studnets
Newcomer Prayer
Student Leadership Activities (Mentoring newcomer, Pair up with a student leader, etc)
Watch and discuss short workshops and videos about diversity, self-advocacy, mental health, Newcomer 101 and resources
Win a Prize!
For more information, visit TCDSB.ORG/NEWCOMERDAY
Launch of Newcomer Student Video Competition
I am a Newcomer - The Gifts I bring to Canada
The TCDSB is committed to the nurturing of a caring Catholic learning environment so that all students can feel empowered by what they are learning; supported by the teachers and staff from whom they are learning; and welcome in the environment in which they are learning.

October 28 is billed as Newcomer Day at the TCDSB, where we welcome, celebrate and learn from newcomer students. Local schools will be planning activities and opportunities to celebrate the newest members of our TCDSB community.

Newcomer Video Competition

Title/Focus: I Am a **Newcomer:  The *Gifts I Bring to Canada (*includes skills, talents, culture, language, positive contributions)

Instructions: Create a group or individual 120 second video submission (landscape format). Submission examples include poem, spoken word, song, skit, or monologue.

Six winning submissions will be chosen (1st, 2nd, 3rd for both panels). Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd are outlined below.  The 6 best entries will be used to create a curated 4-minute video which will be shared with our teachers as part of their PD on knowing the students, equity and diversity.

Deadline: Friday, November 19, 2021 at 5 PM

**Newcomers are: Permanent residents, international students or Refugees who arrived in Canada from 2016-2021.

How to Submit

All entries should be uploaded on a google drive. Provide the link and give permission to to access your submission.  The submission package should include the following information:  Name, Grade, School, Group or Individual Entry, Media Release Form.


First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize


If you have any questions, contact Jody Huang (