Welcome New Students

Our Caring and Compassionate Home

Principal’s Message

Welcome Graduating Class of 2024! 

 

On behalf of our amazing Crusader Family it is my pleasure to welcome you to 450 Dundas Street – CCH (Our Caring and Compassionate Home) – your future home for the next 4-5 years. We have been waiting for you and we are looking forward to meeting you and witnessing your awesomeness! 

  

You have arrived at an important stage in your educational and faith journey where you will be ending one chapter in your life and beginning another.  Your CCH passport awaits you, where you can fill it with life-long memories of friendships and school events. We are very excited to provide you with guidance and support as we grow and develop you into fine young women and men with strength of character and distinction during your high school career at CCH – Home of the Crusaders!   

 

A copy of your timetable (subject to change) as well as access information for our single sign-on parent/student portals will be shared with you as soon as possible, thank you for your cooperation, understanding and patience.  

 

Thank you for your continued understanding and support as we navigate this unique school year. Please be sure to check the CCH (www.cch.ldcsb.ca) and LDCSB (www.ldcsb.ca) websites frequently for important updates about the safe return to school.   

 

We look forward to seeing everyone soon. Thank you for your contributions to our Catholic Central High School community and thank you for your continued commitment to maintaining public health. Crusaders! –Whoa! 

 

Respectfully, 

Paul Lamoureux 

Principal 

Catholic Central High School 

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Vision of the Learner
 
The Catholic Central Graduate is expected to be:
 
  • A discerning believer formed in the Catholic Faith community who celebrates the signs and sacred mystery of God's presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living.
  • An effective communicator who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values.
  • A reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
  • A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.
  • A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
  • A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and the wider community.
  • A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.

Welcome Grade Nines and New Students,  

           You are now first time CCH Crusaders! You have made an amazing choice in choosing Catholic Central High School. We also offer our congratulations to those students who just completed elementary school! We are so excited for you to be a part of our Caring and Compassionate, Home. We take immense pride in our excellence in academics, athletics, music, and diversity. We cannot wait for you to begin your journey as a member of our Crusader family. We understand that the transition to high school can be a little stressful, but we hope that you are looking forward to this next chapter! We are excited to have you!    

There is a lot of uncertainty about the beginning of the school year. To help ease some of the stress you or your child may be feeling, we are implementing a Peer Mentorship Initiative. This mentorship program is committed to assuring Crusaders feel prepared, knowledgeable, and most importantly, excited for their experience at CCH. Grade 9 students will be paired with a responsible, fun, outgoing, senior student, whom they can email about any questions they have about CCH. Our hope is that this will enable students to be confident, be comfortable, and see new things from a knowledgeable student’s perspective. Although participation in the Peer Mentorship program is completely optional, it is a fantastic way for grade 9s to feel connected to their school before their first day, however that may look.   

If you chose to be a part of this amazing program, you will need to fill out the survey (attached as a link) and based on their answers to a five question survey, to the best of our ability, they will be matched with a Peer Mentor who shares similar interests with them.  The survey inquiries about which sports/activities/hobbies they enjoy, and possible programs of interest (IB, LEAP, Music, etc.,) along with other pieces of information about them!    

Sometimes there are questions you don’t even know you have until you start, like: How many binders should I have? Can I go to the washroom between classes?  How does Lunch period work? And many more.  Our Mentors had the same questions when they started, and they would be more than happy to answer any more you or your family may think of.    

If you want to be a part of our wonderful Peer Mentorship Program, please answer the survey questions and we will match you to a mentor as quickly as we can.    

Click here to complete the Peer Mentorship Survey    

Thank you for choosing Catholic Central High School, and we look forward to welcoming the class of 2024 this fall.  

Sincerely,   
Grace Gall – Catholic Central High School Prime Minister   
Catholic Central High School Administration   

 
School uniform items are available through McCarthy's at: CCH McCarthy's Page
  1. If a student took a summer school course  and also has it timetabled for this school year, they need to remove that course from their timetable, if it hasn't already done so.  They need to contact their guidance counsellor for this change.  One of their alternates will be put in place, if possible.
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  3. Course changes are only going to be done for students with incomplete timetables.  Because of cohort scheduling, changes are going to be very limited this year.
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  5. Over the summer months we are often asked about student timetables. Timetables (subject to change) will be made available as soon as possible. Timetables are accessible through the parent and student portals. More information can be found below. Students will receive a copy of their portal access ID information in the mail. 
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     The CCH course change form is located on the Guidance Department webpage. 

Lockers will not be available this year. 

WELCOME NEW CRUSADERS!! 

2019-2020 

CCH HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!

 

Here are the Extra-Curricular Activities available at CCH! 

Contact Name 

Club/Activity 

Details 

Ms. Sproule

Art Club 

Listen to announcements for further details. 

Mr. Clancy 

Baking Club 

For grade 9 & 10 students, listen to announcements for details. 

Ms. Aiello 

Best Buddies  

Starts in September and runs all year. See Ms. Aiello for details. 

Ms. O’Reilly 

Breakfast Club 

For students grade 9-12, who assist in preparation and serving of food in the morning for students that have not had breakfast. Starts second week of September until June. 

Ms. Barnes 

Catholic Central Dance Company 

CCDC is an inclusive (once per week) club where all students are welcome to express themselves through movement. Students will learn different dance genres, have leadership and performance opportunities but most importantly have fun! 

Ms. Mendonca-King 

 

CCH Knight rider  

 Newspaper 

2-3 issues published yearly by a student-led team of editors. 

It covers various topics from school events and activities to current entertainment. 

Mrs. Bell  

Chaplaincy Team 

Assist the Chaplain with school Masses, Liturgies, Advent and Lenten Social Justice Projects 

Ms. Mendonca  

Chess Club 

Students practice at lunch time and compete in meets against other high school students. NO experience necessary. 

Gr. 9 &10 third lunch in room 304.  

Gr. 11 & 12 fourth lunch in room 305 

Ms. O’Reilly 

Christmas Tree Club 

Students 9-12 interested in setting up the atrium with Christmas Trees for the holiday season. Listen to the announcements for further details. 

Ms. Moynihan, Ms. Quinlan Ms. Simmons & Ms. Bell 

Crusaders in Action 

Students work to raise awareness about local and global social justice issues. 

Mr. Santarella 

Crusader Film Club 

Tuesdays in room 232 from 2:15 to 3:45. The club explores film making. Main events include entering the Forest City Film Festival in October and the Skills Ontario competition in April. The club goal is to write, plan, shoot and edit many short films to share with the school and greater community. 

Ms. Cowan 

Debate Team 

Debates in public forums with students across London. 

TBA

Fishing Club 

Listen for announcements. Participants (grade 9-12 boys and girls) compete in a fishing tournament for prizes. Space is limited, so don’t miss out. 

Ms. Basacco & 

Mr. Vanlieshout 

Geography/ 

Environmental Club 

Runs all year and promotes recycling, pop tab collection, community involvement includes camping and hiking. 

Ms. Palarchio, Ms. Dawdy 

Girls Fitness & Weight Training 

Tues and Thursday 2:15-3:15 in the weight room. Starts at the end of September until June.  

Ms. Palarchio 

Healthy School Committee 

Starts in September and runs all year. 

Ms. Palarchio, Ms. O’ Reilly & Ms. Bell,  

Jack Chapter/Mind Matters Club 

Senior Mental Health (Grade 11 and 12) & Junior Mental Health Grade 9 and 10 meets over lunch periods and sometimes after school. Listen to announcements for more details. 

Ms. Nash 

Mediation Club 

Mondays in room 210 from 12:25 to 12:45 starting in November. Please arrive no later than 12:25 to grab a mat and settle in.  

Ms. Poniger,  

Ms. Simas,  

Ms. Tyndall 

Peer Helpers 

Welcomes new students, gives tours of CCH.  Community involvement e.g. running bake sales and visiting seniors. 

Ms. Sheppard 

Ms. Dobsinai 

Poetry Club 

Meets twice a month, all grades are welcome. Share your love of poetic writing. 

 

Ms. Mascherin, Ms. Tyndall 

Ms. Mendonca &                     Ms. Simmons 

Prom Committee 

Organizes and Coordinates the Prom. 

Mr. Majski 

Robotics 

See Mr. Majski for club starting date and meeting details. 

Ms. Palarchio & Ms. Simas 

Ms. Tyndall 

Run for Ovarian Cancer Team 

The run for Ovarian cancer is a race held each year on Mother’s Day for the Translational Ovarian Cancer Research Program in London. Money raised helps with early detection & discovering a cure for ovarian cancer.  

Mr. Tancredi, 

Ms. De Sousa- Gomes 

School Reach 

Starts October meets on Tuesdays.  If you love trivia knowledge, this club is for you. 

Mr. Brown & Mr. Tancredi 

STEM Club 

If you love Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Listen for announcements for more info. 

Mr. Schroeder 

Technology Club 

Runs October 2016 to June 2017 for students who have received the Machine Safety Training. 

Ms. Crawford 

White Pine Reading Club 

Starts mid-Nov. Read Canada’s recent young adult fiction, vote for your favourite. 

Mr. Santarella 

Yearbook  

This clubs meets first semester, on Wednesdays in room 232 from 2:15-3:45. Second semester this club helps support the Yearbook production class (TGG). Students will photograph and video school events, clubs, departments, teams and ensembles all year. 

 

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