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Events

Here are some newcomer related events:

2021 TCDSB Newcomer Day Recap

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

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 recognized 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.

Watch the recap of our 2021 Newcomer Day.

TCDSB Newcomer Video Competition

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.

The Community Relations Department invited all newcomer students (Permanent residents, International Students or Refugees who arrived in Canada from 2016-2021) to submit entries to our Newcomer Video Competition. The winning entries are showcased in the video below.

2021 Newcomer Video Competition Winners

Congratulations to the elementary and secondary school winners of the 2021 TCDSB Newcomer Video Competition. View the video above to see the winning entries. The winners are listed below.

Elementary School Winners

First Prize

  • Isabela S. and Valeria S. from St. Gerald CS

  • Teacher: Christina Ciccarelli

Second Prize

  • Anna O., Elettra F., Favour A. Ansley S., Dizelle C., Victoria R. from All Saints CS

  • Teacher/Mentor: Christian Barber, Pina Swastek

Third Prize

  • Arno P, Aram P, Marley T., Kaylee S, Maria A., Cyruz S., Bethany T., Rooney H. from St. Henry CS

  • Teacher: Claudia Chan

Secondary School Winners

First Prize

  • Livia Da Costa, Ximena Sanchez, David C., Diego B., Alex C., Krisha R., Natnael M., Kevin V., Estefania L. from St. Oscar Romero

  • Teacher: Jennie Lopes

Second Prize

  • Daisy S.W. from St. Joseph College

  • Teacher/Mentor: Teresa Chung - International Student Resource Teacher

Third Prize

  • Jiyu O. from Loretto Abbey

  • Teacher/Mentor: Teresa Chung - International Student Resource Teacher

2021 Newcomer Conference

The TCDSB Newcomer conference will take place on October 28, 2021. Follow along with the conference via the presentation linked below.

TCDSB Newcomer Conference Presentation - October 28, 2021