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Toronto Catholic District School Board



 

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July 1st - Decision day for Sainthood in Rome

Vatican News reports that Blessed Cardinal Newman's elevation to sainthood is to be decided on Monday 1st of July during a consistory in Rome - read on


                   GRADUATION 2019


On Tuesday 25th June, the Blessed Cardianl Newman community will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2019. Details on the graduation ceremony, as well as, the grad luncheon and mass are included. The brochure is available here.

                 Newman 2023 Visioning Session

The public is invited to join the Newman community in a visioning session on the future Blessed Cardinal Newman High School. Our school trustee, Nancy Crawford, along with the site architect and members of the TCDSB will be present.





Mrs Carey Travels to China
 
As part of a TCDSB initiative to promote educational opportunities in the TCDSB, Ms Carey and several other principals have travelled to China.
 
The short video outlines the first stages of Ms Carey's ten day stay in China, starting in Beijing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
          Respect for Life Week: May 12-17, 2019
 
 
The policies and practices of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, affirm the sacred character of humanlife. Respect for Life week is an annual opportunity to celebrate this.
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Blessed Cardinal Newman Parent Council (CSPC) is collaborating with Neil McNeil to offer a presentation on bullying, cyber-bullying and ways to protect your child from at risk online behaviour.

You are invited to join us in the Blessed Cardinal Newman auditorium from 7:00 – 8:00 PM to listen to Dr. Faye Mishna, Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. 
 
Please see attached flyer for further information.

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We look forward to seeing you!


 Spirit Week (May 5-10)
 
Monday - Pep-Rally and lunch activities/ Newman Spirit wear
 
Tuesday - Mario Brothers Game in caf during both lunches.
 
Wednesday - Ice cream truck, by the quad, during both lunches.
 
Thursday -  Carnival in the Quad (One Community schedule) and "Tacky Tourist Day".   Students are allowed touristy attire, but not short shorts (Bermuda length only), no sandals, no hats, no spaghetti straps and no sunglasses. 
 
Friday - Colour Battles:  Grade 9 purple,  Grade 10 yellow, Grade 11 red, Grade 12 Blue- They can wear their colour top on non-uniform pants. BBQ (hot dogs) in the quad on both lunches.
 
 
Catholic Education Week 2019 (May 5-10)
 
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Catholic Education Week is held each year in May in the 29 Ontario Catholic school boards. The theme for CEW 2019, Living as Joyful Disciples, draws upon previous documents on Ontario Catholic education, namely, “Renewing the Promise” (2018) “This Moment of Promise” (1989), “Fulfilling the Promise” (1993) and “Our Catholic Schools” (2006-2007). These three documents, while several years apart from each other, all speak of the unique mission of Ontario Catholic education, the importance of its shared leadership by all those involved in Catholic education and the critical role of Catholic education in contemporary society.
For resources relating to Catholic Education Week visit:
 

                       Stop the Stigma Week
 
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    Newman Students Protest Changes in Education
 
On Thursday 4th April, the students of Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, along with other high school students across the province, exercised their democratic responsibilities by leaving school at 1:15 pm and marching with banners and signs to neaby King Academy where they joined with the students from R.H. King Academy in a peaceful and respectful demonstration to protest the proposed changes in education in Ontario
 
The video in the linked page shows some of the highlights of the event.
 
"To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers"
 



Woodworking Class at Housing for Humanity
 
 
On Tuesday 26th March, Mr Natale's grade 12 Woodworking class returned to the Habit for Humanity site where they had worked last year. The video link shows how they passed the day, installing drywall and carrying out some general construction work at the site.
 


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One Community 2019

On Monday 4th March, the Newman community celebrated the richness of the diversity of its students through song and dance. One Community is a two day festival, the first day is celebration of its culture and the second day a gustatory celebration without compare. The video below is a brief glimpse of One Community Dance - enjoy

and now for the One Community Food



National Theatre School Drama Festival

 
On Friday 1st March the cast and crew of Newman's Arts Department travelled to Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate to compete in the National Theatre School's Drama Festival.The play, Untold Stories - written by the cast under the direction of Ms Gatensby was performed before a full house.

Congratulations to the cast and crew for winning the National Theatre School's Award of Excellence for Ensemble Production
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The play will be performed on Thursday 26th April in the Newman auditorium, with funds raised being donated to St Stephen's Community House.

 
 



Brian Hamilton
As part of the Black History Month celebrations, Newman students heard one of Toronto's entrepreneurs, Brian Hamilton, recount how he rose from a less than priviledged environment to the the position of CEO that he now holds.
 
 
Mr Hamilton emphasized that it was through high school basketball that he learned to focus on his life goals, to select his friends carefully and to pursue his goals even when faced with adversity. He recounted how through determination and hard work, he has succeeded in the business world and raised his family. He encouraged students to persevere and aim high, to reject the "it's good enough attitude" and always strive for better.
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PC Alphonso Carter

Good news for Blessed Cardinal Newman - we shall have PC Carter with us until the end of March - it's hard to replace a good School Resource Officer. Stay tuned for further developments.

PC Alphonso Carter

After many years as Blessed Cardinal Newman's Resource Officer, PC Alphonso Carter will be moving on to a new position with the Toronto Police Services. On Friday 8th February, PC Carter will be making a Black History month presentation and the school will take the opportunity to use this occasion to formally thank him for his dedication over the years.
 
 
 
Here are a few glimpses of PC Carter's many involvements over the years with the Newman community.
 
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Second Semester Begins
 

 
On Monday 4th February students will start their second semester courses - the day begins in the Semester 1 Homerooms where students will be given their updated timetables and then move to their Semester 2, Period 1 class.
 
 
 
Grad Photo Time
 

 
Grade 12 students should make their bookings online at bookmygrad.ca for their photoshoot. Details are below:
 
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Course Selection Time
 

Yes, time is flying and soon students will have to make those tough decisions about what next year will bring. The process will begin with class visits where Guidance Counsellors will hand out course selection forms and go over the steps required - these vists will be scheduled for the period of Monday 11th February to Wednesday 20th February.

On Thursday 21st february there will be a couse fair in the cafeteria where students will have an opportunity to ask questions of teahcers and other students about course content.

Course enrolment is done online using My Blueprint. Course registration will be done as follows:

Tuesday February 26th - this years grade 9's will register for 2019 - 2020
 
Wednesday February 27th - this year's grade 10's will register for 2019 - 2020
 
Thursday February 28th - this year's grade 11's will register for 2019 - 2020
 
Friday March 1st - is a make up day for registration to allow students who were unable to register on the previous days
 

 

 

 

 
Blessed John Henry Newman and the Second Miracle
 

 
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The Catholic News Agency released the good news on Thursday 28th November that a second miracle has been attributed to the intercession of Blessed Newman. Read more details and watch their video.
 

 

 

 
Newman SHSM Places
 
1st in Engineering Design Challenge
 

 
On Sunday 25th November, over 30 Newman students participated in
 

 
the University of Toronto Engineering Design Challenge.
 

First place in the competition was taken by Newman's SHSM team of Benson Corpuz, Joseph Ghanem, Clayton Geronimo and Benito Salanguit. Highlights of the day long event are here.
 

 

 

 
Philippines Service Project 2018
 

 
Earlier in the year, Mick Mendoza and other students from the TCDSB, raised funds to travel to the Philippines and participate in the Philippines Service Project.
 

 
One of their projects was to participate in building affordable housing - the results of their activities can be seen in the video.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
The TCDSB has initiated a new app which will allow parents to  reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance, making it easy for you to report your child’s absence and easy for staff to respond to unreported student absences.
 

 
 
More detailed information for parents is available here.
 

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Newman Psychology - Game Changers Launch
 

 
On Friday 9th November, the Newman Psychology class participated in CAMH's launching of the youth wellness program Game Changers. The program is sponsored by the Hudsons Bay Foundation and is run as part of the CAMH [Centre for Addiction and Mental Health] outreach program for youth.

 
The video below gives details of the launch.
 
For more information on the Game Changers initiative go to
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
SHSM TRAVELS TO MUSKOKA
 

 
Thursday and Friday the 8/9 November, 80+ grade 11 and 12 SHSM [Specialist High Skills Majors] students are in Muskoka, with their SHSM teachers Ms Blais and Mr Scinocca, to receive certification training, as well as, outdoor experiential training. More photos and information will follow, as they undergo the Muskoka experience.
 
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Holocaust Education Week
 

 
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A week long series of activities to reflect upon and enrich our understanding of genocide, it's causes and history
 
Monday 5th to Friday 9th November
 

 
        Remembrance Day Service
 

 
On Friday 9th November, Period 2, Newman will participate in a service to remember and honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who have risked their lives to keep the values that make Canada a special place.
 

 
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Halloween Celebration
 

 
Some images from Halloween 2018 at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School. Halloween is both a fund raising event for charity at Newman and a bit of fun to bring some colour to a school day.

The Newman Student Council set up their Haunted House, which once again proved to be a real hit with students. SAGA, Newman's sexual awareness and gender alliance also hosted a Halloween movie and treats after school.
 

 
The Extended French Club which meets on Wednesdays also celebrated Halloween with hot chocolate while conversing in French.



 

 
What's Going On At Blessed Cardinal Newman?
 

The past week has been a busy one, as the video below shows - from an assortment of class trips to the fall Talent Show to the Early Bird Senior Boys Basketball Tournament, Newman has been abuzz with activity.


"Funny Money"  a Serious but Entertaining Look at Money Matters

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Scartrek 2018


As we move into Fall and the leaves begin to turn colour the thoughts at Blessed Cardinal Newman turn to community and our main charity fund raising event of the school year, Scartrek, which  took place on Wednesday 3rd October.

This year with the help of parents and others in the community, Scartrek aims to raise $25 000. The charity this year is the Mary Ward Social Centre in Kolkata, India.

The mission of this centre, run by the Loreto Sisters and the Mary Ward Sisters is to help the most vulnerable in society. Through their efforts, many children, who work in the brickfields of India to support their families, have been given the opportunity to become literate and to live as children rather than labourers, even if only for a few hours each day.

Please do what you can to support this great cause, following the adage that although we cannot help everyone, everyone can help someone.

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Scartrek Online Donations


If you right click on the section below and select "open link in a new tab" you will reach the donation site.




Girls Rugby 7's Season in Full Swing


In the last week of September, the Girls Rugby 7;s entered their first tournament of the year.
It should prove to be a great season based on the enthusiasm of the players and the dedication of Coaches Mancino and Kaczmarek.

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OYAP Fall Open Houses



Any student who has an interest or just a curiosity about careers in the fields listed below, is encouraged to attend the Open Houses at the listed colleges and training centres. For more information, students can also consult any teacher in the Co-op Department in Room 136.OYAP Open Houses Fall 2018.jpg
 
 





 
 
 
 

 





   
 
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