School News

Great start to the New Year

posted Sep 13, 2018, 2:58 PM by Michelle Lemaire

Reminder - Monday Sept 17 is a PD Day - no school for students.

Report Cards and Timetables

posted Jun 26, 2018, 11:47 AM by Susan Gordon   [ updated Jun 26, 2018, 11:54 AM ]

Hello Central Families!


As we wrap up another school year we have some dates and some housekeeping items to share with you.


  • Thursday June 28:         Exam Review Day


  • July 10-12th : Report Cards can be picked up in the Main Office between 8:30am and 3:00pm.  


  • Student timetables will be emailed to the students HDSB email account.   Guidance Counsellors will be available August 27th to August 30th for timetable changes on a first come first served basis. 


  • Summer School:  Students wishing to register for summer school can do so in the BCHS guidance office up until June 27th at 12 noon.    Students may also register at the summer school sites on July 3.  


Class of 2018 Graduation Reminders

posted Jun 26, 2018, 11:41 AM by Susan Gordon   [ updated Jun 26, 2018, 11:49 AM ]

Dear BCHS families of Grade 12 Students


A few reminders related to our upcoming celebration for the Class of 2018:


The ceremony is being held this Thursday, June 28th @430pm in the BCHS Auditorium. Tickets are required to enter the auditorium.


Additional guests may join us in the cafeteria where the ceremony will be streamed live.  Please share this link with friends and family who are unable to attend.
Students are asked to arrive at 3:15pm and proceed to the marshalling area on the second floor across from the Main Office. 

Diplomas and Report Cards can be picked up in the Main Office from July 10-12th  between 8:30am and 3:00pm.

Composite photos of the graduating class can be picked up by graduates outside the auditorium immediately following the ceremony.

Exam Schedule June 2018

posted Jun 19, 2018, 7:22 AM by Steve Oliver

BCHS June 2018 Exam Schedule

Spring Arts Showcase & Go Green Open House

posted May 18, 2018, 4:55 AM by Susan Gordon

Dear Burlington Central Families,

We have two exciting events happening here at Burlington Central on the evening of Thursday, May 24:

This year's Burlington Central Spring Arts Showcase will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in the auditorium. The show starts at 7:00 pm and tickets are only $5. The show will feature highlights from the Burlington Central Arts program, including student-directed one act plays, a variety of musical performances and a visual arts showcase. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. You won't want to miss this incredible night!

In addition, please join us for our Go Green Climate Change Open House also taking place on Thursday, May 24, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Burlington Central High School.  Come learn more about one of the most pressing issues of our time and how you can be part of the solution.


Go Green Climate Change Open House highlights include:

·        Guest speaker from the McMaster Center for Climate Change

·        Bring your bike for a free basic tune-up courtesy of Bonesquad Bikes, a local fixed-gear bike manufacturer.

·        Entertaining your kids with fun upcycling activities

·        Student led science demonstrations highlighting the forces at play in our changing climate

·        Student displays highlighting local and global effects of climate change

·        Information about how you can help. Students will take you through new technologies and available rebates to go green!

·        Test your knowledge with our student led climate change trivia

·        Free LED lights for your home!

·        Visit displays from Burlington Green and the McMaster Center for Climate Change

·        Take a close look at some new electric vehicle models available and talk to owners about their experiences.



Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Burlington Central EcoTeam to raise funds for a 3rd floor water bottle refill station. Bring a reusable mug for coffee or tea!


We hope you will join us!

Lock Down Drill

posted May 15, 2018, 8:02 AM by Susan Gordon

Each semester, as part of our Safety Plan, Burlington Central School conducts three fire drills and two lockdown rehearsals.  These planned rehearsals are important in ensuring that staff and students are aware of how to appropriately respond in the event of a real emergency. If any deficiencies or problems are noted, the changes are made to the plan.


This morning (May 15) BCS conducted a Lock Down Drill.  During this drill members of the Halton Regional Police Service were on hand conducting a lockdown rehearsal and training exercise. ‎ Approximately eight (8) police officers from the Halton Regional Police Service, including our assigned high school liaison officer Cst. Jeff Schwoob were on-site at the school responding to the call as if it were a real lockdown situation.  Please note that this exercise involved red plastic replica firearms that are not capable of being loaded or fired in any manner. No real firearms were used in the exercices. During the exercise, staff and students were in the lockdown mode (doors locked, lights off, students sitting on floor). The only impact of the police training portion of the lockdown exercise on staff and students is the potential to observe several marked police cars in the parking lot, and see officers in uniform moving on foot through the hallways of the school issuing loud verbal commands to each other.  During these drills there is no intentional contact or interaction between students and police officers.


Normal school activities resumed once the lockdown rehearsal was complete.  These types of training exercises help to ensure that staff, students and police are ready to respond appropriately in the event of a real emergency.  

If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Wellness Expo May 3/2018

posted Apr 24, 2018, 8:51 AM by Susan Gordon

On May 3rd, 2018 at 6:15 pm, Adam van Koeverden will be live and on stage at Burlington Central High School. 

As part of the "Parents Reaching Out" grant awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, all of the public schools in Ward 2 made a decision to work together to promote wellness at a Community level. “Live Well: Family Wellness Expo” is a community event for all - from babies to baby boomers and beyond! This event is sure to provide new information, engaging demonstrations, fun activities, and free screenings - which help support physical, emotional and social wellbeing in our whole community. And the best part? It’s free. 

The doors open at 5:30pm and there will be a BBQ offered by M&M Food Market (for a minimal cost), Bodhi Bar smoothie samples, an information Expo, a Zen-Zone for kids, and a live cooking demonstration by Longo’s. Also feel free to join a drum circle, yoga class, meditation session and a fun YMCA Zumba class in one of the other free interactive sessions. Here's what to expect:

5.30pm Doors open, M&M Food Market BBQ + Kids Zen-Zone, Drop-In Information Expo begins
6.00pm  Interactive Sessions begin
6.15pm  Adam van Koeverden LIVE seating in Main Auditorium
8.30pm  Doors close, thank you for coming!

The School Councils from Central Public School, Burlington Central School, and Tom Thomson Public School invite your family and friends on Thursday, May 3rd from 5:30 pm to 8.30pm.  The community of schools looks forward to seeing you there. 

In the spirit of wellness, parking is very limited and walking is encouraged.

School Clothing

posted Apr 24, 2018, 7:04 AM by Steve Oliver

Click below to order School Clothing. 

University and College Mark Transmission Dates & Full Disclosure

posted Apr 17, 2018, 10:28 AM by Jennifer Malley Victorino   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 5:20 AM ]

Marks for all semester 2 courses will be transmitted to universities and colleges on April 25th. If you do not wish a mark in the current semester to be

transmitted to universities and colleges, you must drop the course on or before April 25th.

Full Disclosure date is the date after which grade 11 and 12 courses dropped from a student’s course of study remain on the student’s transcript.  

The Full Disclosure date for Semester 2 courses is May 3, 2018.

Literacy Test Schedule

posted Apr 9, 2018, 7:45 AM by Steve Oliver

Tomorrow is the Grade 10 LIteracy test.  Grade 10 students will be following the schedule below.


OSSLT 2018

Grade 10 Schedule





10:00- 11:30



Grade 10 Lunch


Period 4


Period 5

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