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John Cabot Catholic Secondary School
"Faith, Hope and Charity"
  • John Cabot Catholic Secondary School
  • 635 Willowbank Trail
  • Mississauga ON, L4W 3L6
  • Phone: 905.279.1554
  • Fax: 905.279.3419
  • Principal: Shawn Clarkin
  • Vice Principal(s): Alexis Galvao
  • Jennifer Varnam
  • Superintendent: Tim Lariviere
  • Trustee:
  • Mario Pascucci (Ward 3)
  • Anna Maria Abbruscato (Ward 4)
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John Cabot Catholic Important Updates

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Wise Use News...
The latest edition of Wise Use News, published by the Energy Sub-committee of Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. This edition has a focus on school energy management -containing information on school energy reports, real-time energy monitoring in secondary schools, and tips and best practices for energy conservation in our schools. At the end of the newsletter, an update on utility costs is provided for your information.

Wise Use News February 2016.pdf

CCCSC Conference and Marketplace...
The Central Committee of Catholic School Councils is hosting a 'Conference and Marketplace' event on Saturday April 9, 2016 at St. Joseph Secondary School (5555 Creditview Road, Mississauga)

A brochure containing details about this event mat be found by clicking this link...

Parent letter regarding the upcoming OSSLT - February 8, 2016:
The following letter contains updated information regarding the OSSLT day activities and expectations. please click here

Parent Newsletter: 
The Fall/Winter edition of The Clarion - can be found by clicking here

2015-16 School Year Calendar
Additional Professional Activity Day: Monday, April 11, 2016

Terms of the recent contract settlement between the teacher federations and the Ministry of Education included the provision of an additional Professional Activity Day for the 2015-2016 school year for both elementary and secondary schools. Recently, boards were directed to schedule this additional Professional Development Day on or before April 15, 2016.

In the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, the designated additional Professional Activity Day has been scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2016.

Therefore, there will be no classes for either elementary or secondary students on Monday, April 11, 2016.

Thank you for your attention to this addition to the 2015-16 School Year Calendar.

OSSLT Literacy Test Preparation Course:
This upcoming March 31st all grade ten students at John Cabot Secondary School will be participating in the mandatory Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test. The OSSLT is a requirement of all high school graduates. In preparation for the test the John Cabot community will be offering ten, one hour sessions. These sessions will be offered after school twice a week for five weeks. Courses will likely be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on teacher availability. All students are encouraged and allowed to participate in these sessions. We particularly encourage parents who feel their child might benefit from these courses to register. Students who have been deemed at risk will be contacted directly but all students are welcome. The courses will begin in February, so please stay current with the school website for more information. Click here for more details...

International Student Programs Information Night
February 23, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.:
Information regarding the International Student Program, Summer ESL Credit Program for International Students, Student Exchange Program, and community supports available to newcomers, will be shared. Full details of the various programs and opportunities will be provided by several guest speakers and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Click here for more details...

Cabot Newsletter - "The Clarion":
Read about the wide variety of activities happening at John Cabot through the latest edition of our community newsletter

Information regarding Bus Cancellations or School Closures
Please find out how the Board will communicate information regarding bus cancellations or school closures due to winter weather at this link.

Peel Health - Immunization Updates: 
Peel Health has mailed a second round of letters to the households of students requiring Immunization Updates. These immunizations must be completed and communicated directly to Peel Health before February. Otherwise, a Projected Suspension List is expected to be received by the school on February 4th. More information can be found at

OSSLT Preparation: November Blitz
This November, grade ten students at John Cabot Secondary School will be participating in an OSSLT preparation activity in their period 3 classes. The activity will give students the opportunity to practice two skills from the upcoming OSSLT: Multiple Choice and Main Idea.

Ongoing preparation will continue leading up to the OSSLT which will take place on Thursday March 31st, 2016.

Grade 9 Registration Information:
Registration Packages are now available for the 2016/2017 school year. Please visit our Guidance Department at John Cabot Catholic S.S., anytime Monday to Friday, between 7:45am and 3:30pm, to pick up a package.

SHSM in Business @ Cabot:
John Cabot is proud of our Specialist High Skills Major in Business. For more information please click here.

Health and Physical Education Curriculum:
A message regarding the revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum can be found here.

Say NO to Bullying @ Cabot:
To promote a positive school community, this Online Reporting Tool has been created so students who become aware of bullying incidents or other negative behaviours that impact the school environment can report them.

When you fill out this form, you are not required to provide your name or any other information that identifies you. If the information is provided anonymously, it may be dealt with in a general way, as there may be no means to respond specifically if limited information is provided.

In some cases, if you are identifiable based on the information provided, the school principal/vice-principal may approach you to provide more information on a confidential basis. If you choose to identify yourself in the reporting process, the principal and/or vice-principal may follow up directly with you.

In order to access the online reporting tool
please click this link.

Board approves school closures as part of Pupil Accommodation Review


On May 24, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees approved the closure of two Mississauga elementary schools, effective June 2017. Read More

Catholic Education Week 2016


Schools and parishes across the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will host many special events and activities during the week of May 1-6, as students, staff, and the community celebrate Catholic Education Week. Read More

East Credit Mississauga Pupil Accommodation Review Update Bulletin 4


At its November 24, 2015 meeting, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board of Trustees approved the commencement of a Pupil Accommodation Review in the East Credit Service area of Mississauga. Read More

DPCDSB and OPSEU Local 283 reach tentative local collective agreement


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 283 have reached a tentative local Collective Agreement, pending ratification by both parties. Read More

My Catholic Education Social Media Campaign


On April 25, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will launch a two-week social media campaign called #MyCatholicEducation to commemorate Catholic Education Week – May 1-6. Read More

2016-17 Public Budget Consultation


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is, once again, providing multiple options this year for parents/guardians and other community stakeholders to provide input regarding the board’s 2016-17 operating budget. Read More

DPCDSB and OECTA Occasional Teachers reach tentative local collective agreement


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association – Dufferin-Peel OECTA Occasional Teachers Unit have reached a tentative local Collective Agreement, pending ratification by both parties. Read More

Canadian Astronaut visits St. John Paul II School


St. John Paul II School in Caledon, Ontario hosted a visit on Thursday 7th April 2016 by Canadian Astronaut Lieutenant-Colonel Jeremy Hansen for an inspection tour of their Satellite Remote Mission Operations Centre (RMOC) in Caledon, Ontario. Read More

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