Oakville Northeast School Consolidation 


Background​

During the 2016-2017 school year, the Halton Catholic District School Board undertook a Pupil Accommodation (School Consolidation) Review to address declining enrolment in Northeast Oakville. 

Following the five-month review and community consultation process, at the Regular Board Meeting held on March 7, 2017, the Board of Trustees approved two motions that relate to the St. Michael, St. John, and Our Lady of Peace school communities:

1. A preferred accommodation plan, which would have required Ministry funding approval. 

2. An alternate accommodation plan in the event that the preferred option did not receive Ministry approval for funding.

The Ministry of Education reviewed the proposal, but did not approve funding for Option 1. As a result, the Board moved ahead with the alternate plan (option 2 above). 

This alternate option included closing the St. John (Oakville) Catholic Elementary School building at the end of the 2017-2018 school year and consolidating the St. John and St. Michael school communities on the St. Michael school site. This option also entailed some boundary changes that would redirect some students to Our Lady of Peace.

Next Steps

  • Beginning September, 2018, St. John students living south of Upper Middle Road will join St. Michael students to form a new school community on the St. Michael site (located at 165 Sewell Drive in Oakville). 

  • Beginning September, 2018, St. John students living in attendance areas T21 and T25 (north of Upper Middle Road) will join the Our Lady of Peace school community.

Transition Committee

The first step in moving ahead with this consolidation was to establish a Transition Committee. The Transition Committee was established at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. 

The Mandate of the Transition Committee


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The School Consolidation Transition Committee acts as the official conduit of information shared between the Board and the school communities involved in a school consolidation or closure.

2. The School Consolidation Transition Committee shall provide the local perspective of stakeholders of the schools to be closed or consolidated.



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Topics Covered

  • Community building activities
  • Strategies for student integration
  • Home, school, parish connections
  • School closing event(s)
  • School Generated Funds (SGF)
  • School name selection process
  • School uniform process
  • Other items identified by Transition Committee

More Information

For more information on the Oakville Northeast Pupil Accommodation Review, please visit: Oakville Northeast Community PAR​.

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Transportation Maps

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