News Board

Burlington Central Spring Arts Festival 2022

May 27, 2022

We are very proud to showcase the skilled artwork of our talented Central Students to our wider community audience. If you missed our recent Spring Arts Festival, check out this video for a virtual walk-through!

"Everything you can imagine is real."

~ Pablo Picasso

Summer Learning & Tutoring Opportunities

May 27, 2022

Summer learning and tutoring opportunities will be provided in Summer 2022, as part of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Learning Recovery Action Plan following two years of learning disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To register, please refer to the specific program for instructions. For regular HDSB Summer School courses and registration information, please visit the Gary Allan Learning Centres webpage.

Online Student Registration

May 27, 2022

Do you have children starting school in Fall 2022? Families are able to register their child online through the HDSB website (hdsb.ca) by visiting the Student Registration page. Please share this information with families who are new to your neighbourhood and those who have children starting school in the fall.

Project 529 Bike Registry

May 27, 2022

The Halton Regional Police Service has partnered with 529 Garage, a Community Watch Program for bikes to reduce bike theft in our Region. Download the app (ios or Google) and register your bike with the Project 529 Bicycle Registry Program. Registrations can also be made on the 529 Garage website if you do not have a smart phone or tablet.

Mental Health Week in Action at Central

May 10, 2022

In recognition of Mental Health Week (May 2-6), Burlington Central held an outdoor chalking opportunity to help students express their thoughts about positive mental health. Check out the video coverage to see our students in action!

Awesome Stuff Happening at BCS!

May 9, 2022

Our very own Jisha G. in Grade 7 will be presenting her uniquely custom painted Muskoka chair city-wide this coming Friday, May 13 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, in support of Halton's Food for Thought auction in honour of Leonard Cohen. Jisha has been working on her chair for the last month, and although not quite finished, we are sharing the work in progress based on her intricate musical design.

Fashion Forward ~ Free Prom/Grad Wear Program!

April 27, 2022

HDSB’s Fashion Forward boutique provides new or gently-used formal wear to current HDSB students in grades 8 and 12 at no cost! Shoes and accessories may also be available. Come shop for your grad/prom attire on May 9 & 17 from 2:30 to 6:30 pm at Elsie MacGill High School, 1410 Bronte St. S., Milton. Over 600 beautiful dresses and suits in many sizes/styles are available with new items arriving daily.

Mental Health Week is May 2 – 8, 2022

April 27, 2022

Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. This year, the theme is empathy. Empathy is something you can learn. It’s a skill. It’s also something that can help. Next Tuesday, May 3, students and staff are invited to wear green in support of Mental Health Awareness. For practical advice, articles and information to help you #GetReal about how to really help, visit the Canadian Mental Health Association website.

Live Theatre is Back at Central!

April 14, 2022

BCS held its first in-person musical in two years last week, much to the excitement of students, staff and families. Using beloved songs from the long history of shows performed at BCS, The Costume Room: A Musical Revue reimagines these songs in a fun and familiar setting.

Watch this video to see what the experience of preparing to perform live has been like for those involved in the production!

Spotlight on Cooperative Education at BCS

April 7, 2022

Burlington Central student, Max 'The Weatherman' Hornell, made his reporting debut on April 4th on Burlington's YourTV! Max is a Grade 12 Art's SHSM student, and his co-op placement at Cogeco's YourTV has been an amazing experience where he is learning about what it takes to produce a live TV show. Stay tuned and watch for Max to be on location for other events in the coming weeks! Speak to a guidance councelor to learn more about how Cooperative Education can fit into your education goals.

News from FIRST Robotics Team #2386

March 29, 2022

We are so proud to announce that our FIRST Burlington Central Robotics Team #2386 won GOLD at the 2022 Halton Robotics Competition at the University of Waterloo. Congratulations to our talented students, staff, and our lead, Mr. Arnold on your Championship Win! Follow Team 2386 Trojans (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) as they prepare for the Provincial Championships taking place at the Paramount Centre in Mississauga from April 13 to 16. They presently hold 4th place overall in Ontario! Go Trojans!!

Youth In Policing Summer Initiative (Y.I.P.I.)

March 29, 2022

Are you looking for a fun, engaging, and meaningful summer employment opportunity? The Halton Regional Police Service is now accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Youth in Policing Initiative Program! Y.I.P.I. is an eight-week paid summer employment opportunity for secondary students between the ages of 15 to 17 residing in the Halton Region. Apply online or for in-person applications, please download the application package.

Celebrating Multilingualism at Burlington Central

February 25, 2022

International Mother Language Day was celebrated this year on February 21. This day is observed to raise awareness of multilingualism around the world. Language is instrumental in the development of knowledge of one’s own self and the world around us. In recognition of this special day, our Student Equity team has put together some videos to celebrate our student community and what language means to them:

Inclement Weather Reminder

November 29, 2021

With cooler weather approaching, we encourage all families to review the HDSB Inclement Weather Reminders. A printable version of this information is also available. If your child is bused to school, please ensure you know which transportation zone you are located in. Please note that when schools are closed due to inclement weather, both in-person and virtual schools will be closed.

Human Rights Symposium ~ December 9 & 10

November 29, 2021

The Halton District School Board will once again host the Human Rights Symposium on Thursday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 to engage in vital conversations and challenge thinking. The theme of this year’s event is Identity and Human Rights to explore how intersecting identities impact one’s access to and enjoyment of Human Rights. This year’s Symposium will be a virtual event for HDSB students (Grade 7-12) and staff to hear keynote speakers Janice Makokis and Spencer West in their classrooms. For more information, visit the Human Rights Symposium webpage or email symposium@hdsb.ca.

Consequences of Vaping & Smoking

October 5, 2021

Students are reminded that vaping and smoking is prohibited anywhere on school grounds. Vaping and smoking, especially inside the building, pose real health dangers to students and school staff. The aerosols and droplets that are produced could also spread viruses. We need to keep everyone safe.

If a student is caught vaping or smoking, a suspension may follow. All vaping materials will be confiscated. As well, a fine from the Burlington By-law Enforcement Officer may be levied. The current fine is $250 under the Regional Municipality of Halton By-Law No. 40-20.

Halton Region Public Health - Parent Reminder Letter.pdf

Halton Region Public Health - Immunization Community Clinics

October 1, 2021

Halton Region Public Health is providing School-based Immunization Community Clinics to help grades 7 to 12 students catch-up on Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and Meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccines, which are typically given in Grade 7 but may have been missed due to disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Book your student's appointment ONLINE. See letter from Halton Region Public Health for further information.

Parents are responsible for updating their child’s immunization records with the Health Department every time the child is vaccinated: Vaccine Reporting

HDSB Free Menstrual Products Initiative

September 24, 2021

All HDSB schools now provide free menstrual products for students in all female and gender-neutral washrooms. Students can now access menstrual products at no cost in our washrooms.


Access and availability of menstrual products in schools impacts the dignity and self-esteem of menstruating students and can impact class attendance and student achievement. The HDSB Free Menstrual Products initiative is an attempt to address some of the gaps in access to menstrual products to promote awareness and alleviate the stigma of menstruation. Free access to menstrual products supports both gender and economic equity and raises awareness of and destigmatizes menstruation. The Free Menstrual Products initiative aligns with the HDSB’s Equity & Inclusion and Mental Health & Well-Being goals in the 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan, along with Environmental Leadership goals as the initiative involves the responsible use of menstruation products.

We’ve got you. Period.

BCHS Alumni Speaks

December 7, 2020

This inaugural video features Farah Mohamed (Class ‘89), interviewed for this year’s virtual Excellence Awards.

Listen to her story: Farah inspires our students to imagine, empower and achieve.

BCS Student Leadership in the Community

October 23, 2020

We are very proud of our young Trojan who helps put Central in the Community through her fundraising and leadership!

With gratitude! #trojanpride

Grade 9 Take Our Kids to Work Day

October 20, 2020

The organizers of this event are doing their best to provide a virtual version of this traditional grade 9 event. It includes guest speakers and videos. It falls on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. HDSB will not be encouraging grade 9s to stay home and find a virtual placement for the day. The condensed quadmester timelines, the overlap of grade 9 Math EQAO and the inability to guarantee placements for all students means that classes may choose to participate in the various segments offered throughout the day. More information on this year’s virtual TOKTW 2020 can be found by visiting: The Learning Partnership.

Break the Stigma

Bell Let's Talk Day: Wednesday, January 29th

It’s not always easy to tell others that your child has challenges managing their thoughts or feelings. And it might not be easy for your child to express that either. Even though it is normal for people of any age to experience these challenges, our culture has told us we need to fear them. In this video ... https://childrenscolorado.org/stigma

Technology & You Tip

Brush up on online safety tips by checking out the HDSB's Technology & You resources on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca) search: Technology & You, or search #TECHandU on Twitter for technology tips.

What immunizations (shots, vaccines, needles) does your child need for school?

Refer to the Halton Region Health Department and the Ontario Immunization Schedule for the immunizations (shots, vaccines, needles) needed for school.

​Report your child's immunization records

It's your responsibility to report your child's updated immunization records to the Halton Region Public Health Department. Your healthcare provider does not report these records for you.​ ONLINE REPORTING