Since it first launched six years ago, and online Catholic Schools run out of BC has garnered province-wide – and international – attention.
Founded by Bishop David Monroe in April 2011, ASCEND Online, which stands for All Saints Catholic E-school Network Delivered Online, is the sixth school to operate under the direction of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Kamloops Diocese (CISKD) and is the first Catholic homeschool option in Canada directly supported by a diocese. Its mission is to support Catholic families in their role as the primary educators of their children.
Kelly Tries, Superintendent of of CISKD and Principal at ASCEND Online says the idea for an online Distributed Learning school for Catholics was discussed among the Catholic superintendents of BC for a few years before ASCEND came into being.Add a comment
Seven students from an Ottawa Catholic high school have garnered national attention after launching their own clothing line.
That’s because the seven students have incorporated an inspiring message of diversity and equality into their brand.
Calling the clothing line, Oscar Tango, which is military code for O and T, the St. Joseph High School students have prescribed a message that comes from their original roots from across the world. The students include: Jay Mills, Justin Park, Hassan Hamed, Kristian Toscano, Eric Batali, Melanie Ni-Lan and Kallel Coltess.
Jay said the idea to start their own clothing line started at a friend’s house.
“We’re all into fashion, but realized with the brands we’re wearing, there’s not a special meaning behind it,” he explains. “We wanted to have a clothing line with an inspiring message that represented each of us and show it from our roots and where we’re from.”
That’s when the Oscar Tango brand was born and they adopted the slogan, Diversity Through Design.Add a comment
CCSTA is pleased to announce the Most Reverend Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary as the 2017 Justice James Higgins Award Recipient.
When Bishop Henry announced his retirement in early January, the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association wanted to honour his hard work and dedication to Catholic education – and so they submitted the nomination form for the CCSTA award.
In memory of a distinguished Canadian jurist and Catholic School Trustee, the Honourable Justice James Higgins (1913-1974) of St. John's, Newfoundland, the Board of Directors of CCSTA annually presents an award to a person or group that has made an outstanding contribution to Catholic education in Canada. The Justice James Higgins Award is the highest honour provided by CCSTA. It reflects recognition of an exceptional contribution to Catholic education in this country.
Bishop Henry has been a champion for Catholic education in Alberta and Canada, and has contributed greatly to its cause, first in his service in Ontario as Liaison Bishop to the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities of Canada, and as a Member of the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops (OCCB) Education Commission, and later as liaison Bishop with the ACSTA in Alberta.Add a comment