2011-2012 School Year Calendar
Important Dates to Remember for the 2011-2012 School Year:

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September 5, 2011​ Labour Day​
September 6, 2011​ P.A. Day​
September 7, 2011​ First Day of Instruction for Students​
October 7, 2011​ P.A. Day​
October 10, 2011​ Thanksgiving Day​
November 18, 2011​ P.A. Day​
December 26, 2011-January 6, 2012 (Inclusive)​ Christmas Break​
January 26-February 1, 2012 (5 Days Inclusive)​ Examinations (Secondary Panel Only)
February 3, 2012 ​ P.A. Day​
February 20, 2012​ Family Day​
March 12-16, 2012 (Inclusive)​ March Break​
April 6, 2012​ Good Friday​
April 9, 2012​ Easter Monday​
April 27, 2012​ P.A. Day​
May 21, 2012​ Victoria Day​
June 8, 2012 ​ P.A. Day (Elementary Panel Only)
June 21-27, 2012 (5 Days Inclusive)​ ​Examinations (Secondary Panel Only)
June 28, 2012​ Last Day of Instruction (Secondary Panel Only)
June 29, 2012​ Last Day of Instruction (Elementary Panel Only)
P.A. Day (Secondary Panel Only)

*Includes Professional Activity (P.A.) Days, First and Last Days of Instruction, Secondary Examination Days, Statutory Holidays and School Break Periods

**Catholic Education Week will run from May 6-11, 2012 with the theme Catholic Education: Walking in The Light of Christ.

Updated News Release
At its March 1, 2011 Regular Board Meeting, the Halton Catholic District School Board approved a School Year Calendar for 2011-2012 consisting of 188 instructional days and six professional activity (P.A.) days. This 2011-2012 School Year Calendar was approved by the Ministry of Education in April, 2011.

School boards are required to identify a minimum of 194 school days, between Labour Day and June 30, of which no more than six days may be designated as P.A. Days, and at least 188 days must be instructional days.

“Students do not attend school on professional activity days,” explains Superintendent of Education, James Rowles. “Professional activity day programs for academic staff include: provincial priorities, assessment and evaluation, faith development and communicating student progress to parents.”

This year, as part of its consultative process, the Board conducted a survey to seek input from parents and staff regarding the 2011-2012 Christmas break. The majority of parents supported moving the last instructional day before Christmas from the Ministry designated Friday, December 16, 2011 date to Friday, December 23, 2011. With this change, students will return to classes following the Christmas break on Monday, January 9, 2012.

The 2011–2012 School Year Calendar was developed through the work of the Board’s 2010-2011 School Year Calendar Committee, chaired by James Rowles, Superintendent of Education, School Services, and in response to input received from stakeholder groups. The Committee was comprised of a parent representative of the Catholic School Councils (CPIC), OECTA Unit Presidents (Elementary and Secondary), CUPE 3166 and 5200 representatives, and Principal Association representatives. Consultation also took place with the Halton District School Board.


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