On November 11th 2016, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board had the pleasure of visiting Chongqing #37 Secondary School in China. We visited a class, the grounds, the bridge of success and had the privilege of witnessing the morning daily physical activity.
This school offers a high quality education to over 4,000 students from grades 7 to 12. Hopefully, some of the staff from the school will come to Sudbury to visit our schools and to discuss the possibility of a “sister” school partnership in the future. The school celebrated it’s 60th anniversary in 2015 and we are convinced that it will continue to grow in the next 60 years thanks to its dedicated and competent staff, as well as its visionary leadership.
View the photo album of our visit.
Every year Mrs. B. Belanger’s Leadership class puts on a fall event to tackle the issue of bullying with the grade nine students. This year was no different. The students watched a video and listened to student speakers in the amphitheatre and then proceeded into smaller group discussions with the student leaders.
Mrs. Belanger feels that the activity is worth revisiting every year because “the grade nines have the power to change the culture at St. Charles College for years to come.”
The grade nine students participated in a four corners activity where they had to answer questions about respect and bullying, and more importantly standing up for bullying.
Looking to answer the Essential Question “How are we church in the world?”, Mrs. Kathy Belanger’s 8A class and Mr. Thomson’s Grade 7/8 Life Skill’s class participated in Operation Christmas Child this year.
Operation Christmas Child is a special Christmas project affiliated with Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational Christian organization. With donated proceeds from an in-school Dress Down Day at St. Charles College, students went shopping at Dollarama and then had the opportunity to fill close to 70 shoeboxes with school supplies, hygiene items, toys and other gifts for children, ages 2-14, in less-fortunate countries around the world.
Mr. Thomson says “Every gift-filled shoebox is given unconditionally, regardless of religion, gender, or race, in a way that practically demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ around the globe.”
National Collection Week is Nov.14-20th with shoeboxes from Canada being shipped to places like the Ukraine, Haiti, El Salvador, Senegal and New Guinea.
‘To whom much has been given, much is expected in return’…Luke 12:48
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’…Matthew 25:40
The St. Charles College Grade 9 Information Night is Thursday, November 10th for parents. This interactive night will provide you with the information you need to register your child for grade 9 classes. Our guidance department, teachers and administrative staff look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.