School Spotlight: Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School

What's new and exciting at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School

Located in Burlington, Ontario, Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School (CSS) provides its students with countless opportunities for learning, exploring, and having fun!

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STEAM Club: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

The innovative STEAM club at Notre Dame CSS is run by 8 knowledgeable staff members, whose original goal was to increase cross-curricular connections and engage students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

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The STEAM club constantly strives to expand their knowledge, and one way they accomplish this is by visiting reputable universities. STEAM club members have visited McMaster University’s (located in Hamilton, 30 minutes from Halton) Engineering Program’s “Factory of the Future” – where they learnt about the cutting edge technology being taught there. They have also visited the University of Waterloo’s (located in Waterloo, 40 minutes from Halton) campus for a full tour and participation in their educational seminars.

The STEAM club recently participated in a STEAM Night for elementary students in grades 1 – 8. STEAM club members assisted in organizing 10 STEAM-related activities for elementary students, ranging from coding to making lava lamps. This massively successful event had over 100 attendees.

The STEAM club has also organized a Board-wide STEAM Conference for elementary students in grades 7 and 8. Joseph Kinsella, a Notre Dame CSS alumnus, Valedictorian of 2010, University of Waterloo Mechatronics graduate, and cofounder of Pegasus Aeronautics, was at the conference and spoke to students about his educational and career path starting from his Grade 10 Robotics class at Notre Dame CSS, to where he is now.








With over 75 members and growing, the STEAM club’s upcoming ambitious projects include:
– Renewable energy and the Notre Dame CSS electric car
– Biotechnology and cutting edge experiments
– Horticulture and growing sustainable food sources through technology
– Computer science and coding contests
– An all female application development team to compete at the Technovation Challenge

Updating Notre Dame’s Look

There have been some impressive recent upgrades inside the walls of Notre Dame CSS, including some fresh painted walls and lockers, and new banners!

If you are interested in touring Notre Dame CSS in person, you can book a tour by contacting the school at 905-335-1544.

Inside ND – Student School Newspaper

Inside ND is a popular student led online school newspaper that features excellent articles, all written by Notre Dame CSS students, about what’s happening at the school and within the surrounding school community.

You can visit to get the latest school news, and to see what it’s like being a Notre Dame student!