Recognizing our uniqueness as teachers in Catholic schools, we are an Association committed to the advancement of Catholic education.
As teacher advocates we provide professional services, support, protection and leadership.
Three students in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board have been recognized by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association for excellence in writing. The Young Authors Awards/Prix jeunes écrivains acknowledge English and French writing from Grades Kindergarten to 12, and in categories ranging from poetry and short stories to plays and non-fiction.
The winning submissions in the Young Authors/jeunes écrivains awards are among some of the best youth writing we’ve seen. We arealways inspired by the students’ demonstration of their love of language, their imagination, their creativity and insight. We would also like to celebrate the knowledge and support from our teachers that contribute to the finished product.
Winners were selected from hundreds of entries from across the province. For every student who makes it to the provincial level of competition, there are thousands more who participate in the program locally.
Local winners at the Provincial include:
Jacy Morneau from St. Nicholas for her Short Story entitled “Un monde qui n’est pas la maison”,
Joel Skanes from Sir Edgar Bauer for his Poem “On the Radio I Hear…,” and
Jessica Rice of Resurrection, whose Nonfiction submission is entitled “Be the Woman a Man Needs”.
A list of 2016 winners and a commemorative book of all winning submissions are at available at www.oecta.on.ca
Tonight, Friday, June 10th, at Grey Silo, we will be celebrating the careers of our many retirees. We look forward to seeing guests there beginning at 5:30 (cocktails and hors d'ouvres) with dinner starting at 6:00.
In 2017, Canada will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. As part of the lead up, Equal Voice is launching “Daughters of the Vote,” a national initiative to recognize the 100th anniversary of the first voting rights for a select number of Canadian women.
Young women aged 18 to 23 can apply to participate in this national program, in which 338 women, one from each federal riding, will be selected to take their seat in Parliament, literally. Participants will meet and hear from outstanding women leaders from every sector.
Interested young women are invited to APPLY ONLINE by June 15, 2016.
Students are invited to participate in the Worker Health & Safety Centre’s 16th annual student scholarship contest.
The contest aims to raise awareness of health and safety issues among young workers. Applicants will write an essay on an existing or emerging occupational health or safety hazard, explaining why and how employers should prevent or control exposures, based on the hierarchy of controls.
The contest is open to full-time students who will be starting post-secondary studies at a publicly funded Ontario university or college in the fall. Up to six winners will receive scholarships of $1,200 each.
For rules and application forms visit the WEBSITE.
Registration is underway for summer institutes in Math, Technology, and Kindergarten.
More than 30 sessions are being offered in 12 different locations.
Summer institutes are offered in-person only, over three days in either July or August.
A full list of session locations, dates, and descriptions is available here.
Space is limited, so register today.
Registration is officially open until June 7, but members can register for any course that is not at capacity up until the course start date of July 4.
Don’t forget that $450 subsidies are available for participants in Math and Kindergarten AQ courses.
Planning on getting out this summer? No problem! The majority of OECTA’s AQ courses are offered online and can be undertaken from the comfort of your backyard or cottage!
CLICK HERE for more information or to register for a summer AQ course.
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