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French is Fun

April 25, 2018

UPDATE: Agreement reached regarding First Student Canada buses

April 25, 2018
An agreement has been reached in contract negotiations between First Student Canada and school bus drivers and monitors represented by Unifor. This is very welcome news for all involved, and means that school bus services will not be interrupted.  First Student Canada is one of 30 operators under contract with Tri-Board Student...

Elementary & Secondary Summer Programming

April 11, 2018
Elementary Summer Programs The Algonquin and Lakeshore District School Board Summer Literacy and Numeracy programs will run from July 9 th - July 27 th with the SEVENs Mathematics program running from August 20 th – 24 th .   Primary Literacy and Numeracy Skills (Grades K-2) Primary Literacy and Numeracy...

Help for the Kingston Humane Society

April 04, 2018
​Students in M. McDonald’s and Mme Payne’s Kindergarten class have been very interested in their pet store/vet clinic inquiry over the past couple of months.  A veterinarian visited the classroom to share her knowledge about caring for and treating bunnies, dogs, cats, etc. The Kingston Humane Society will also talk to...

School Spirit-Wear

April 04, 2018
​ École catholique Cathédrale t-shirts and hoodies are available for purchase online at SchoolCash Online ( or by completing this order form. T-shirts and hoodies are available in navy with the Comets logo on the front. Please place your orders before April 9, 2018

Oral Health Month

March 27, 2018

French is Fun

March 26, 2018


March 05, 2018
This Thursday, March 8, the École catholique Cathédrale community will host an evening of celebration of learning and French culture​. We welcome all to join us from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

The Cathédrale Times

March 02, 2018
​Read all about École catholique Cathédrale in The Cathédrale Times

Welcome to Kindergarten! Registration is now happening.

February 05, 2018
​ Kindergarten in the ALCDSB focuses on faith formation, academic success and programs for children, all within a play-based learning environment.  Teachers and Early Childhood Educators work together to develop your child’s natural curiosity and excitement for learning.  Our schools ensure a caring and safe environment for your children, all while...

Mental Health Awareness Evening

January 30, 2018
On February 28 th from 6-7 , parents are invited to a Mental Health Awareness Night organized by School Council and Maltby Centre (Formerly Pathways for Children's Mental Health). Childcare will be provided. Please join us in keeping the conversation going. 

Fun French Fact

January 29, 2018

Call for Catholic Education Week Award Nominations!

January 16, 2018
Catholic Education Week May 6-11, 2018 During the week of May 6-11, 2018 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental...

Winter Exhibition of the Hotel Dieu Art Gallery:

December 19, 2017
C ongratulations to the following students whose art was selected for the Winter Exhibition of the Hotel Dieu Art Gallery: Esteban Bermont Perez Gr. 1...

International Baccalaureate Program

December 19, 2017
​Regiopolis – Notre Dame Catholic High School offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.  The program gives students the opportunity to graduate from high school with both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and the IB Diploma.  The IB program is intended for highly motivated, university bound students.  It is an appropriate pathway...


December 18, 2017
​ Un grand merci!  We raised $500 for Homes of Joy! May the Nyumba Yanga orphanage be blessed by this  gift of love for them and may you be blessed for your generosity and prayers for this special mission.  As a way to thank the whole school community and celebrate our  successful...

Giving Hope During Advent

December 16, 2017

Hot Lunch

December 05, 2017
The School Council Website is open to receive orders for the Hot lunch and Milk Programs for January-March. The Milk Program runs every school day.  White and Chocolate milk (or a mix of the two) are available. Hot lunches are served on Thursdays and include the choices of cheese pizza on...

Learning French is Fun

November 27, 2017

December School Spirit Days & ECC’s Advent Mission

November 23, 2017
During Advent, we will be raising awareness and funds for Homes of Joy which supports the Nyumba Yanga Orphanage in Zambia, Africa.   Monday, Dec. 4th  - Superhero Monday!   All students and staff will be encouraged to wear their favourite superhero clothes, accessories, or make up their own superhero! There will...

Lunch Supervisors Needed!

November 20, 2017

After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups

November 13, 2017
The After School ABA Program is offering free Autism Skills Groups to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, behaviour/emotional regulation, daily living and communication. Parents/caregivers can drop off Application Packages (Application Form, Questionnaire and documentation confirming ASD diagnosis) for...

Jour du Souvenir

November 05, 2017

Les nouvelles pour octobre

October 23, 2017

ALCDSB United Way Campaign 2017

October 03, 2017
​ The employees of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have, for many years, been strong supporters of our local United Way. Once again, we look to you to participate in our United Way campaign by making a donation that will support these agencies within our communities that support...

Fun French Fact

September 29, 2017

Coat Drive

September 29, 2017
Winter Coat Drive begins October 3, 2017​

Early Expressions

September 20, 2017

School Council

September 07, 2017
School Council The School Council is parent volunteers working in collaboration with school staff and administration to enhance the student experience and education at École Catholique Cathédrale.  All parents are welcome!  The first meeting of the year will take place on Wednesday, September 20 th at 7:00 pm at the school....

Dismissal Process

September 06, 2017
To help us with the dismissal process, we kindly request that you wait until 2:35 pm meet your child. Students in Grades 1-8 will meet you at the gate on Johnson Street. Kindergarten students will be in their classrooms. This will help us keep the hallways clear so that we can...

Hot Lunch and Milk Programs

September 04, 2017
The Hot lunch and Milk Programs of the School Council will begin the week of September 11th.   The Milk Program runs every school day.  White and Chocolate milk (or a mix of the two) are available.  Hot lunches are served on Thursdays and include the choices of cheese pizza on...

Why Learn French?

September 03, 2017

Make online payments for school fees with School Cash Online

August 17, 2017
What is School Cash Online? School Cash Online is an online payment system that offers a safe , fast and convenient way to pay for school activities, field trips, hot lunches, and events. Click here to register!  Once parents/guardians register and create an account, they can proceed to adding...

Register today for TechFest!

June 19, 2017

Join ALCDSB on November 4, 2017 for another amazing conference that focuses on deploying, integrating and using technology to enhance student learning in K-12 and beyond. TechFest will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Kingston with keynote speaker Jon Mundorf.  More information coming soon. Breakfast and lunch are...

Climate Change Solution for $1!

June 06, 2017
Did you know that trees could save our lives? The grade 6/7 class of Mr. Kyte is asking for donations to help reduce the effects of climate change. One thing we can do to help reduce the effects of climate change is to absorb CO2 emissions by planting trees. We are...

After School Programs -Autism Skills Groups

April 27, 2017
The After School ABA Program is offering free Autism Skills Groups to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups will focus on a variety of skills including social, behavioural/emotional regulation, daily living and communication. ​ Please find attached application packages for the After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups....

Catholic Education Week, May 2017

April 18, 2017
​ During the week of April 30 to May 5, 2017 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made in our communities. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society the fundamental values that underpin Catholic education. The theme...

Lenten Food and Sock Drive

March 07, 2017
Throughout Lent, students and staff are collecting food items, sock and toiletries to give to those in need via the Partners in Mission Foodbank.  What a blessing it is to be able to help our neighbour in this way.   Some items in extra demand: Cereal, rice, snacks, juice boxes, ketchup,...

Thank You!

February 21, 2017
​Thank you for your participation in "Puppy Love Day", this past February 14th, in support of the Kingston Humane Society .  As a school community, we raised $356.10 which will help keep local animals safe, healthy and ready for adoption.  It was also wonderful to see all the smiles and amazing...

ECC @ Kingston Frontenacs Fundraiser

February 16, 2017
​Mark your calendars!! Come out and show your school spirit at the K-Rock Center on Friday, March 3 @ 7:00pm. The cast and chorus of Beauty and the Beast Jr. will even be on ice singing the National Anthem.  So please join us for a fun evening with family and friends while...

St. Valentine`s Day - School Spirit Day & Special Event on Feb.14!

February 08, 2017
​ "Puppy Love Day " - show your love and care for animals by sharing some spare change for  our local Humane Society. As a bonus we will be celebrating by hav ing a Val entine's Day D ance 1:00-2:00pm! Students and staff are invited to wear r e d/white/pink and/or...

Call for Nominations

February 03, 2017
During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community partners who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  Why not nominate someone from your community for one of the many Catholic Education Week awards?? Click for full details​.

Welcome to Kindergarten! Registration happening now!

January 26, 2017

Kindergarten in the ALCDSB focuses on faith formation, academic success and programs for children, all within a play-based learning environment.  Teachers and Early Childhood Educators work together to develop your child’s natural curiosity and excitement for learning.  Our schools...

Social Justice Update

December 16, 2016
​Many thanks for your participation and generosity during the recent Hat Day and PJ Day which gave us a chance to celebrate our awesome school spirit and also raised money to help build a house for those in need in Jamaica.  The Social Justice League is excited to announce the grand total...

Free Microsoft Office 365 access for all students

December 06, 2016
ALCDSB Parents/Guardians & Students, Looking to save a few extra dollars this holiday season if you are purchasing technology for your child? The Learning Technology Services department is excited to announce that the Board has partnered with Microsoft Office 365 and is now offering Office 365 access at home and access...

Félicitations aux filles seniors! City Champions "B" Division!

December 06, 2016
​Félicitations aux filles seniors! City Champions "B" Division! Your School, your teachers and your coach are all very proud of you. You played well all season with skill, spirit and teamwork! ​ Congartulations to Michelle, Jennifer, Kaila, Yasmine, Lily, Brooke, Emily, Olivia, Victoria, Maelys and their coach M Kyte. 

Beyond the Classroom

December 06, 2016
​ School News Ecole catholique Cathedrale students spend week at Bellevue House Ecole Catholique Cathedrale ​ Mark Kyte’s Grade 6/7 students from Ecole Catholique Cathedrale spent a full week learning at Bellevue House National Historic Site starting on Nov. 28th. 
The students participated in Beyond Classrooms Kingston’s first programming week at Bellevue House...

Hot Lunch and Milk Orders

December 01, 2016
​ The site is now open for ECC Lunch Programs for Winter Term, 2017. January 9 thru April 13. Details Milk Program. Jan. 9 to April 13.  61 days. $48.00 for the term Hot Lunch Program.  Pizza $3.00, Pita $4.00  January 12, 19, 26.  February 2, Friday 10, 16, 23.  March  2, 9,...

ALCDSB Mathematics Tournament

November 29, 2016
​Congratulations to the École catholique Cathédrale​ math team. They participated in the first elementary school math tournament on November 28 and came in 2nd place. Féliciations Emily, Beckett Laurie Aidan Olivia and Nico​.

Bazar du Noël

November 24, 2016
​Parents are invited to our second annual  Bazar du Noël Wednesday, December 14th ​6:00 - 7:30  Stockings to be raffled ​ Crafts and goodies for sale Time to celebrate the season a little bit with our school community  ​


Sr. Boys Volleyball

November 18, 2016
​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys for your great effort in our board volleyball tournament yesterday. They played like a real team, setting, passing and spiking.​ The boys won 5 out of 6 matches, and tied the other.  Then after two very close sets they entered a tie-breaking match, which they lost by only...

​Félicitations aux filles seniors!

November 18, 2016
 The senior girls volley ball team had a great tournament on Wednesday. They played with spirit and skill. Come and cheer then on at the finals the evening of December 5th at Regi where they will be playing for the championship against Holy Name. ​

School Spirit Days for a great cause!

November 11, 2016
Collecte de fonds pour nos frères et sœurs en Haïti / Jamaïque. Our first school mission of the year is to raise funds to help build a house in Haiti and/or Jamaica.  These are countries where many of the people often lack basic necessities and recently have also suffered due to...

Thank you to the ECC Rosary Group! ​

November 10, 2016
Special thanks to students who met once a week during October and on All Souls Day in November, to show our love for our Blessed Mother Mary and each other by praying the rosary together.  During our meetings we ate lunch together and then went to St. Mary's Cathedral to pray to the rosary with...

Congratulations Junior Boys Volleyball Team

November 09, 2016
Un gros félicitations aux garçons juniors de l'équipe de volleyball prour leur excellente performance. They played representing Ècole catholique Cathédrale with much sportsmanship and skills and the coaches are especially proud of their respectful behaviour towards each other and the other teams. Our thanks to the players, the assistant coaches and...

It's Beauty and the Beast

November 09, 2016
​Our play for this year is the classic tale  - Beauty and the Beast Coming to our stage the Week of April 24th. Lots of details to follow. Below you will find files that provide the music used for auditions in the coming weeks. ​ Vocal Gaston.wma
Instrumental Gaston.wma

Junior Girls Volleyball

November 08, 2016
​A big congratulations goes out to the Junior Gilrs Volleyball team who played an excellent tournament yesterday. They played all the way to the final where they lost an extreammly close game. Many thansk to the players and their coaches Mme Gowsell and Mme MacIntyer.

Remembrance Day

November 07, 2016
​Parents are welcome to join us for our Remembrance Day Ceremony in the gym at 10:45

ECC at the Kingston Frontenacs

October 26, 2016
​We are selling tickets to the Kingston Frontenacs game on November 6th at 2:00pm as a school fundraiser and spirit day. Our very own ECC choir will be singing the national anthem.  Come out and support our school and have a blast cheering on the Kingston Frontenacs.  Remember to return ticket order...

Family Fun Dance

October 24, 2016
​Get your costumes ready the family Fun Dance this Thursday, October 27th from 6:00 - 7:30  There will be dancing and yummy treats for sale! Tickets are $5.00 or $15.00 for a family.  Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Picture Day

October 18, 2016
​Just a reminder that our picture day is this Friday,  October 21. We will begin with the youngest students and work our way up to the older students in the afternoon.  ​Each class will have a group picture and individual shots. 
Mme Chaykowski will be away that day at a Board workshop. Her...

Waste Reduction Week

October 11, 2016
​ Waste Reduction Week in Canada is October 17 to October ​23rd.  During Waste Reduction Week in Canada, the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge encourages schools to decrease the amount of garbage they produce, and educates students, staff, and parents about waste reduction.  We encourage you to look closely at your child's lunch and see...

​​Congratulations to the​ Junior Boys Soccer Team

October 05, 2016
​ ​Congratulations to the​ Junior Boys Soccer Team for a job well doneduring the Board Tournament Septemebr 29th. They won two games, tied two games and had one loss. Great Work Team!Thanks to Mme Chaykowski and speacial thanks to the parent coach volunteer Mr. Dagres. Practice your kicks for next year!...

World Teachers' Day

October 05, 2016
​ On October 5, together with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and more than 100 countries around the world, we celebrate and show appreciation for the hard work and devotion of teachers. The theme of this year’s World Teachers’ Day: Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status speaks to a collective need to appreciate...

Félicitations aux filles juniors

October 04, 2016
​ Mme Adele is so proud of all the junior girls for their effort and good sportsmanship. You represented the school so well! ​​ ​

Way to Go Comets

October 04, 2016
​ We have done our count for the Terry Fox Walk and are very pleased to announce the this year we raised a grand total of  ​$2824.30
​​Many thanks to the families who supported this very important cause and to Mme Chaykowski for her work organizing the​ event. ​​

Lego Robotics Draw

September 28, 2016
Please help to support the School Lego Robotics team. Tickets are on sale during the lunch hour and at Open house tomorrow evening. ​

Congratulations Senior Co-Ed Soccer Team

September 28, 2016
Congratulations​ to ​members of the​ Senior Co Ed Soccer team and their coach Mr. Hardy on wining their tournament on Monday. ​​A great effort was put in by all. ​

School Terry Fox Event

September 23, 2016
​Next Thursday will be behaving our Terry Fox Event at the school.  Traditionally our community has been a great supporter of this event. Students are reminded to bring in their Terry Fox pledge forms and money to their classrooms by Wednesday September 28th.  This is your last weekend to raise money...

Franco Ontarian Day September 25th

September 18, 2016
September 25 th is Franco-Ontarian Day, a time to celebrate the Ontario Francophone community and its history. It was officially named Franco-Ontarian Day in 2010. The Franco-Ontario flag flew for the first time on September 25, 1975 at Laurentian University in Sudbury. It was created by history professor Gaétan Gervais and political...

WOW Butter

September 13, 2016
Recognizing that lunches without peanut butter are a challenge I would ask that parents not send WOW BUTTER sandwiches as an alternative. As you can see from the picture it looks just like peanut butter. The problem is another child looks over and sees what he or she thinks is a...

Open House

September 13, 2016
All parents are invited to come to the school open house! ​ September 29th 6:00 - 7:00pm ​​

The Breakfast Club - Volunteers Needed

September 13, 2016
​ A hot breakfast is an amazing way to start the day.   However, with early buses and busy family schedules it may not be possible every day.   At Ecole Cathedral we are proud to have a hot breakfast program that is available to every student in the school.   ...

Save the Date! TechFest is back, November 5

August 30, 2016
If you missed it in 2015, you won't want to miss it again. Please plan to join ALCDSB on November 5, 2016 for what promises to be an amazing conference that focuses on deploying, integrating, and using technology to promote student learning in K-12 and beyond. TechFest will be held at...

2016/2017 School Year Calendar

August 18, 2016
  To view the Calendar:  2016/2017 School Year Calendar​ Please note the following dates on the 2016/2017 School Year Calendar:   ​September 5, 2016 ​Labour Day ​ September 6, 2016 ​First day of Classes ​September 30, 2016 ​PA Day ​October 10, 2016 ​Thanksgiving Day ​October 28, 2016 ​PA Day ​ November 25,...

Celebrating Catholic Education Week

May 05, 2016
Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral & Award Ceremony- As part of Catholic Education Week, students and staff attended Mass and an awards ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral Each year during Catholic Education Week the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board recognizes students and staff for varioius awards. Please see our winners...