Following a Canada-wide search, The Canadian Catholic School Trustees' Association (CCSTA) has announced that Julian Hanlon has been named Executive Director of its Association, effective July 1, 2015. Mr. Hanlon will retire as the OCSB Director of Education in June 2015.
Mr. Hanlon stated, “Over the years CCSTA has been a strong voice and advocate for Catholic Education in Canada. I'm excited about working with such an organization, and hope to continue the tradition of working closely with the Catholic community to strengthen and promote Catholic schools across the nation.”
CCSTA is the national voice for Catholic trustees, representing French and English boards in Canada which serve over 850,000 students in Catholic schools. Read more: Julian Hanlon CCSTA
Recently, a group of Grade 7 students at Holy Trinity Catholic High School came up with an great way to fight poverty. Their idea was to provide free sports equipment for children in need! The “Swap ‘N’ Shop” was held from January 12-16, and the school and community were invited to donate lightly used sporting goods. The event, organized by 7 students with the help of their teacher Marianne Graham, was meant to be a judgment-free place where anyone could come get whatever equipment they needed.
The OCSB’s very own Jim Rogers, principal at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, has been recognized by The Learning Partnership as one of Canada’s 40 Outstanding Principals for 2015. All 40 recipients will head to a gala in Toronto next month, to participate in a five-day executive leadership training program at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
The nomination process for this award is an arduous one, with candidates evaluated in 16 different criteria. The award winners must demonstrate evidence of leadership, and the impact of that leadership on student achievement.
This past November, Ottawa’s Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) was awarded the Healthy and Thriving Award at the Growing Up Great Awards luncheon! The Growing Up Great Awards celebrate people, programs and organizations in our community that work to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. They recognize those that have demonstrated their commitment to making sure children and youth in Ottawa achieve their full potential. The Healthy and Thriving Award is presented annually for exceptional commitment to ensuring that every child’s basic needs are met.