Durham Board celebrates 50 years of Catholic education

When the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) welcomed students and staff to the 2018-2019 school year, it marked the board’s 50th year serving families in the cities of Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa, and the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge.

“This milestone year speaks to the sense of belonging and community that we share in our schools where our Catholic values are thriving,” said Anne O’Brien, Director of Education. “For five decades, we have grown as a system and as a community, celebrating our past and embracing the future as we continue to build on a model for student success that is based on developing the mind, body and spirit of learners of all ages.”

The milestone will be highlighted at various events throughout the year, including a 50th anniversary Mass celebrated by His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, 50th Day of School, family picnic, book release documenting the history of the board, and other activities.

“We are excited about the ongoing celebrations that will take place in our schools and Catholic Education Centre” said Tricia Chapman, Chair of the Board.“It is thanks to our families, parishes, community partners and supporters”

Event details and historical information can be found at dcdsb.ca/50years.

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