One Acts, So Much Talent

On January 18, 2017, under the guidance of their most dedicated teacher Ms. Elliott, the grade 12 Drama students performed their One Act plays to an excited house of friends and family supporters. The students performed three plays: Cowtown, Liver for Breakfast and The Shadow Box. In all three pieces, the students’ performances highlighted the complexities of human relationships. The stories were very relatable and relevant. These performances were a culmination of a semester of hard work and dedication. Students should feel proud of their brilliant performances and the tremendous professionalism they demonstrated. Bravo!

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Do YOU Have What it Takes?

Students? Are you looking for a rewarding leadership opportunity? Are you interested in networking with and meeting students from across the province with a shared passion for learning? How would you like to be a part of a dynamic team that works with the Minister of Education to promote positive change across Ontario?

Apply to be a part of the Minister’s Advisory Council! See the poster below for details.

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An Experience of a Lifetime in Peru!

Our very excited staff and students departed for their adventures in Peru on Boxing Day. As an extension to the Global Indigenous Studies course that students have been taking through night school, the focus of this trip is service. Our staff and students have been engaging with local communities, bringing food and clothing donations. To date, they have planted 90 neem trees – and counting. They are very popular in Piura, Peru. The leaves can be used to treat burns and cuts, and the leaves can even be used to make teas to help treat several ailments. The group walked through a little village called Altos and planted one in front of several people’s homes. The SBA group met some students in at a local library and gave out mangoes and clothing donations. Never have you seen a happier group of students, who then after ran out into the street a few moments later to show their parents what the got!

Students did some Micro credit loan visits. They jumped into motos to go purchase firewood and corn in the village and then personally traveled to the homes of families that students were directly sponsoring to deliver the goods. Students also got to meet and interact with post-secondary students they are sponsoring and donating money to in order to help them complete their post secondary studies. Toothbrush and toothpaste donations given to the kids in Altos brought many smiles and laughs.

There is no question that our students will return from their travels having been transformed by this experience. Much gratitude is expressed to Ms. Orsi, the lead teacher and course instructor, for organizing this spectacular excursion. Many thanks are also expressed to Ms. Smyth and Ms. Raponi, our own SBA teachers,  and Mr. Crocco (Superintendent) and Ms. Marinaro from the York Catholic District School Board, for accompanying our students on a trip of a lifetime.

 Many thanks to the staff for sharing these wonderful photos!

A Very Special Christmas Message…

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Join Us on SBA Christmas Eve!

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SBA Christmas Day!

sba christmas map.jpg There is nothing like the season of Christmas to bring a community together. On December 23, our Student Government has a day filled with fun activities for students and staff. This is a perfect way to begin the upcoming joy-filled holiday season – and it’s a Civvies Day!

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SBA Christmas Eve!

Be sure to join the SBA Community as we ring in the Christmas season on December 22. Friends and family are encouraged to attend SBA Christmas Eve for a fun-filled evening of entertainment and activities. The event runs from 6:00-9:00pm.sba christmas eve map.jpg

Christmas Greetings from Trustees Mogado and Crowe

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A Message from the York Catholic District School Board

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SBA Represents at DECA!

On November 27, 2016 Ms. Lettieri and Ms. Carino led a very dedicated and enthusiastic DECA team to it’s first competition at the Ted Roger’s School of Management in Toronto.

Shivani Thaker won award for top 10 performance in Principles of Business Management and Venesse Yuen won award for top 10 performance in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism. Both SBA students will be attending the Provincial DECA competition, along with some of our other students in DECA,  being held downtown Toronto on February 9th, 10th, & 11th!

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