Children’s Mental Health Week 2022

This year we recognize Children’s Mental Health Week during the week of May 2nd-8th, 2022.  The focus is on empathy building.  Learning opportunities will be provided for classroom learning which aligns with the themes of Catholic Education Week.



Updated School Arrival Procedures & Parking Loop

School Arrival Procedures

Starting on Monday May 2nd 2022, students can be dropped off at 8:45 am in the Blacktop area.  We are pivoting from direct entry to our regular morning routines. There will be adult supervision beginning at that time, to ensure student safety.  At 9:00 am, students will enter the school and begin their day here ... Continue reading "Updated School Arrival Procedures & Parking Loop"


Catholic Education Week: May 1st-May 6th

This year’s Catholic Education Week (May 1st- May 6th, 2022)  theme is Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together. In keeping with the theme of Renewing Together, the school will be participating in the STREAM Harbor Renewal, Primary STEM Library sessions, Bully Awareness Presentation, and the annual St.Brendan’s Got Talent Virtual Showcase.The week will close with a Rosary Celebration.  A letter is being sent home with your child ... Continue reading "Catholic Education Week: May 1st-May 6th"


Share Life Week at SBN

At St.Brendan CES it is our goal to grow students to become creative and critical thinkers who integrate Gospel values into their daily lives so they can become socially responsible citizens who demonstrate compassion, resilience, responsibility and hope. Charitable giving to help people who are less fortunate is one of the ways we can foster these values in our students. St.Brendan CES is proud to ... Continue reading "Share Life Week at SBN"


Lenten Food Drive

St. Brendan will be hosting a food drive from Monday, April 11-Thursday, April 14, 2022.  We are asking families who would like to support their local food drive to bring in items to the school from the list provided below.  Monetary  donations are also welcome.  Here is the link to make monetary donations:

Items in Need: laundry soap, dish soap, ... Continue reading "Lenten Food Drive"


Fundraiser for Ukraine

Thank you for your generosity in providing donations for humanitarian relief in response to the tragedy unfolding in the Ukraine.  As a school we raised $1841.30 for the Archdiocese of Toronto who will then channel these funds to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), and the Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT).  Let us continue to pray for those in the Ukraine ... Continue reading "Fundraiser for Ukraine"


World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2022

On Monday March 21st, our students are invited to participate in  ‘Rock Your Socks’ Day. Students can show off their patterned or mismatched socks in support of World Down Syndrome Day.  Students will reflect on what inclusion means, and will be encouraged to  participate in inclusive activities as part of their daily lives. 


Report Card Distribution at SBN

Our school will be delivering report cards electronically on Tuesday, February 8th (after 4:00 PM) via the Parent Portal.  

Parents are encouraged to sign-on to the Parent Portal in advance of February 8th, 2022 to ensure your username and password will allow access.  Please note that the Multimedia area of the Parent Portal is not visible until report cards are available electronically. ... Continue reading "Report Card Distribution at SBN"


SBN Winter Walk Week February 2-9th, 2022

Are you ready for Winter Walk Week at St. Brendan?  On Wednesday, February 2nd through Wednesday February 9th, we are encouraging our Gryphons to get outdoors! 

Students at recess will be encouraged to build snow forts, make snow angels, and make snow people. We will be raising awareness about the benefits of active school travel during this week.  

Walking to school ... Continue reading "SBN Winter Walk Week February 2-9th, 2022"


Olympics Week at St.Brendan

We look forward to upcoming offerings for our Gryphons to celebrate the 2022 Winter Olympics at St.Brendan!

On Monday February 7, our students are encouraged to wear their ski goggles or sunglasses.  They will be invited to explore some of the men’s freestyle skiing and women’s giant slalom.

On Tuesday February 8, our Gryphons can wear their toque to school to ... Continue reading "Olympics Week at St.Brendan"


Celebrating Black Heritage Month at SBN

Throughout the month of February, we will  be celebrating Black Heritage Month. We will be celebrating Black excellence through the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians both past and present. As students learn about different key figures of our history they will be asked to participate in STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities.

On Wednesday, February 23rd, they will also ... Continue reading "Celebrating Black Heritage Month at SBN"


Celebrate Books Week 2022


We are delighted to announce that St. Brendan Catholic School will be celebrating its tenth annual “Celebrate Books Week” from January 24 – January 28, 2022.  Our theme this year is Books take you on an adventure to undiscovered destinations!

This year, Thursday, January 27 is Family Literacy Day in Canada.“Family Literacy Day takes place ... Continue reading "Celebrate Books Week 2022"


Jesus Christ & Human Rights

As we celebrate the virtue of Unity this month, SBN will be having Chris D’Souza, motivational speaker share the importance and value of human rights. Families are welcomed to join our virtual school presentation that will be held on January 20th during the following times:

Grade 5-8 @ 9:00-9:50am

Kindergarten -Grade 4 @ 10:30-11:00am

Please join our live stream ... Continue reading "Jesus Christ & Human Rights"


X Movement Student Mental Health Workshops

We are happy to share some virtual learning offerings for our Gryphons on January 12, 19, and 26, 2022. Our students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will participate in three 40 minute workshops which will have a mental health focus.  

The “X Me” program, offered by X Movement, fosters an opportunity for every child to  explore fun learning challenges to build practical coping ... Continue reading "X Movement Student Mental Health Workshops"


Welcome Back Gryphons & Strength in Unity Week

In Person Learning Resumes Monday January 17, 2022.

We look forward to celebrating Strength in Unity Week with our Gryphons.  On Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  On Tuesday is our Jesus Christ and Human Rights Presentation (parents are welcomed to join the livestream event).  On Wednesday  student will be participating in X Movement Mental Health Workshops. On Thursday, students will be ... Continue reading "Welcome Back Gryphons & Strength in Unity Week"


Happy New Year SBN Families

Wishing our SBN families a safe, healthy, and abundant 2022.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time, as we continue to work collaboratively to support your child(ren), build community, resilience and hope through our faith.

Please note we are pivoting to fully  remote learning from January 5 to January 14th, 2022.  Students can access learning through their teacher’s virtual learning ... Continue reading "Happy New Year SBN Families"


Christmas Spirit Week at SBN

As we approach the last week of school before Christmas break, we invite our students to participate in Christmas Sprit Week.

Monday December 13th: wear your Touque Day

Tuesday December 14th: wear your Christmas Accessory Day

Wednesday December 15th: wear your Christmas Shirt Day

Thursday December 16th: wear your Christmas Socks Day

Friday December 17th: ... Continue reading "Christmas Spirit Week at SBN"


YCDSB Surviving The Holidays Parent Workshop

December is the month of hope. As we enter Advent and prepare to celebrate Christmas, there is a lot of planning and organization that help make the holidays a special time.  For some, the holidays can become another stressor. 

Join us and the York Catholic Parent Involvement Committee on December 9 at 7:00 pm for “Surviving the Holidays: The Most Wonderful Stressful Time ... Continue reading "YCDSB Surviving The Holidays Parent Workshop"


Terra Cotta Cookie Fundraiser

The Catholic School Council will be conducting a Cookie Dough Fundraiser from November 1st to November 17th in order to raise money for guest speakers, curriculum focused programs and school activities/initiatives such as literacy, numeracy, technology, equity, and mental well being to support our SBN students.

It is important to note that all products are made in a PEANUT/NUT FREE facility and that ... Continue reading "Terra Cotta Cookie Fundraiser"


Report Card Parent Portal

Our school will be delivering report cards and Appendices electronically on November 16th via a Parent Portal, after 4:00pm. Please check the portal prior to November 16 to ensure that your username and password allows access to the portal.  If you would like a hard copy of your child’s report card, please inform your child’s teacher so a printed copy can be ... Continue reading "Report Card Parent Portal"


Progress Reports & Parent Interviews

Progress Report Cards will be going home on November 16, 2021, of which you can access through the Parent Portal. Teachers will be sending you a Google Form or Calendar Interview Request this week for you to choose a date and time of your interview time request. Telephone/Virtual Interviews will be held on the evening of Thursday November 18th, or the morning of Friday November ... Continue reading "Progress Reports & Parent Interviews"


Remembrance Day at St.Brendan

Our school will be having a Virtual Liturgy in honour of Remembrance Day on November 11th @ 10:45am, you are welcomed to attend by joining the live stream :

Poppies will be distributed to all students of which we will be following our safety protocols. Students can wear red and black on the day.  If families would like to make ... Continue reading "Remembrance Day at St.Brendan"


St. Brother Andre’s Upcoming Open House

There will be some Open House information for Grade 8 students regarding St. Brother Andre’s comprehensive and French Immersion Programs  on Tuesday, November 9, 2021  and our AP Open House is on Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Please see the livestream links that will go live at 7 pm on those days.

Brave Education Workshops

Our Kindergarten to Grade 3 students will be participating in Bully Brave workshops.  This will be via a webinar hosted by Brave Education.   With Brave’s children’s book, students practise their body language and tone of voice through role playing our Walk Away, Talk Away, and Block Away communication steps.  We look forward to these learning offerings the week of November 3rd-5th, 2021.


St.Brendan Halloween Dance

We will be having our Halloween dance on October 29th, 2021.  To ensure health and safety protocols for our students, please note the following:

  • Students will sanitize their hands prior to entering/exiting the gym during their assigned class time
  • Grade 1-8 students will be required to wear a face mask at all times
  • Kindergarten students are strongly encouraged
  • ... Continue reading "St.Brendan Halloween Dance"

St.Brendan Photo Day

On Tuesday, November 2nd is our photo day where students will take their individual photographs.  Proofs will be sent home within two weeks of the photo day. You will be able to review your images and purchase online.  Remote students will take their pictures as well at St.Brendan. More details to follow for procedures of our Remote students.  We look forward to this day of ... Continue reading "St.Brendan Photo Day"

Welcome to Kindergarten & Registration

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We look forward to our new students joining us at St.Brendan for  the 2022-2023 school year.  Our Welcome To Kindergarten day is scheduled for June 9, 2022. More information is to follow. If you have not yet registered your child for Junior Kindergarten at SBN, please click on the link below and follow the instructions:  

You ... Continue reading "Welcome to Kindergarten & Registration"

Standardized Dress Code

Standardized Dress Code Reminder

As the weather appears to be getting warmer, we are providing a gentle reminder to our school community.  We continue to implement our dress code at St. Brendan CS.  Students are expected to wear:

  • navy bottoms;
  • white/navy/light blue tops;
  • navy skorts/shorts

Please refrain from wearing:

Class Placements 2022-2023

Dear Parents/Guardians:

In the next few weeks, staff will begin the process for the formation of class lists for the 2022-2023 school year.  After we determine class organization each student is individually discussed and placed according to a number of criteria. This is a process we take very seriously; it involves much prayer, thought and conversation. Our goal is to establish balanced classes.  ... Continue reading "Class Placements 2022-2023"