The “Progress” flag designed by Daniel Quasar.

The Board will be flying the “Progress” version of the Pride flag. Graphic designer Daniel Quasar has added a five-coloured chevron to the original rainbow flag to place a greater emphasis on “inclusion and progression.”

The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) Catholic District School Board will recognize the month of June as Pride Month in solidarity with 2SLGBTQ+ students, staff and allies.

At the April Board of Trustees meeting, Trustees voted in favour of flying the Pride flag at Board facilities during the month of June to further the promotion of an environment of inclusion, diversity and equity in our community.

All 36 schools in PVNC and the Catholic Education Centre will fly the Pride flag beginning Wednesday morning (June 1) for the duration of June as part of the Board’s ongoing commitment to equity and as a symbol of inclusion for our 2SLGBTQ+ community.

We are confident that flying the Pride flag in June will be one more action we are taking as a board to support our strategic priority in equity and inclusion and to ensure all of our students experience a sense of belonging in our Catholic schools.

Summer School Registration is Open!

PVNCCDSB will be offering Summer School Programs again this year from July 4 to July 29 (August 12 for Co-op).

**Recommended Course for grade 8's**

Transition to Secondary School (4 weeks):
July 4–July 29, E-Learning

Students currently in Grade 8 will have the opportunity to earn a secondary school e-Learning, Learning Strategies credit towards graduation. This Grade 9 Learning Strategies Course (GLS1OV): Skills for Success in Secondary School, focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that can help all students achieve success in secondary school. This credit counts towards the e-Learning graduation requirement.

Other Reach Ahead Opportunities for students entering Grade 9:

  • Grade 10 Civics and/or Careers (each course is worth a half credit)

  • Community Involvement – Students entering Grade 9 in September 2022 have an opportunity to get a head start on earning Community Involvement Hours. Students can begin earning hours after July 1st. Date specific opportunities are posted on our social media sites and on-going charities requiring volunteers are listed on the school's website at https://www.smcss.ca/students/community-service-hours

For further information on Summer School and a list of all course offerings visit www.pvnccdsb.on.ca/our-schools/summer-schools/

Deadline for Summer School registration is June 27th at 4:00 p.m.


After a long break from live musical theatre, St. Mary Catholic Secondary School's Arts Department is back in action and are proud to announce their upcoming production
"Legally Blonde The Musical".

  • Thursday, June 16 @ 7:00 pm

  • Friday, June 17 @ 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 18 @ 1:30 and 7:00 pm


Tickets are $15 adult and $10 for students and seniors.

Purchase your tickets in advance online at SMSS Cashonline to avoid disappointment!


For more information contact 905-372-4339.


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Approved 2022-23 School Calendar

The Ministry of Education has approved our secondary school calendar for the 2022-2023 school year.

To explore dates, visit 2022-2023 Secondary

St. Mary is now accepting registrations for the 2022-23 school year

At St. Mary we are proud of our record of academic excellence, our French Immersion program, our athletics and sports teams, the many extra-curricular clubs and groups, our seven specialist high-skills major programs and so much more!

To register for September 2022, please visit our Admission/Registration page and download the registration paperwork to begin the process.

Being Well Resources

Our Mental Health Team has carefully curated resources for families, students and staff in this comprehensive mental health resource that is updated regularly.

Being Well Portal

For a full month view of our calendar click here.