Beyond the Classroom: Overnight Field Trips

It is widely recognized that students benefit from participating on excursions held off school property. The Durham Catholic District School Board believes that experiential learning that occurs during excursions within the expectations noted in the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations and Ontario Curriculum enhances student achievement and personal and spiritual growth.

St. Mary organizes student excursions and/or exchanges for educational purposes, and may also include spiritual, recreational and other components, that are aligned with curriculum expectations and the enhancement of co-curricular activities of the school.

DCDSB Travel for Credit Summer Courses

Earn a credit while you travel this summer! We are excited to offer secondary students an affordable, experiential learning program that enables students to earn a high school credit while travelling to Europe, South America or Asia. 

DCDSB Travel for Credit Summer Courses (Summer 2020)

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  • English in England and Scotland (ENG3U1 or ENG4U1)
  • Environmental Science in Costa Rica (SVN3M1)
  • Civics and Careers in Ottawa, Montreal and New York (CHV/GLC)


Commemorating the Liberation of the Netherlands (May 1 - 10, 2020)

In May of 1945 Canadian soldiers finally got to put down their weapons and enjoy peace as World War Two came to an end. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the war and the staff and students of Durham Catholic District School Board will be travelling to Europe to mark this important moment in our country's history.
This 10 day trip will include:
  • Amsterdam: Students will visit Anne Frank's House, tour the city and do a canal cruise. Students will also participate in the 75th Anniversary Ceremony at Wageningen. 
  • Berlin: Students will tour the city, go to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum and visit the Holocaust Museum
  • Prague: a tour of the city with guided sightseeing
  • Krakow/Auschwitz: Students will tour the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and tour the city of Krakow at the end of the tour.
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