News Board

BCS Fundraiser ~ COBS Bread “Dough Raiser”

November 28, 2022

Our local COBS Bread location is offering Burlington Central the opportunity to participate in their “Dough Raiser” program. Throughout this school year, when families/members of Central purchase a product at COBS Bread Maple Mews and they mention they're raising dough for Burlington Central, COBS will process a 10% donation of the total sale back to Burlington Central. Visit our local COBS to help Central raise some dough!

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week: Nov 20 to 26

November 18, 2022

Ontario has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment. At this time, students, staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being. Halton students and families can report ‘non-emergency’ incidents of bullying through the confidential online Report Bullying tool. Emergencies should be reported directly to the school. Visit HDSB Bullying Prevention & Awareness for support and resources.

Inclement Weather Reminder

November 16, 2022

With cooler weather approaching, we encourage all families to review the HDSB Inclement Weather Reminders. If your child is bused to school, please ensure you know which transportation zone you are located in. Visit Halton Student Transportation Services for bussing advisories/delays due to inclement weather.

Halton Learning Foundation (HLF)

November 16, 2022

Many HDSB families are in a state of emergency. With the price of food and other necessities rising beyond many people’s ability to afford them, HLF has provided emergency support for close to 600 HDSB students this fall – 30% more than last year at this time. History tells us that our busiest weeks still lie ahead. This season, please consider making a gift to help an HDSB student in need. All donation amounts are welcome and 100% of funds support HDSB students. To make your gift, please donate online or call 905-749-4453, ext. 102.

Are you an HDSB parent who could use some help? Please contact your child's teacher, principal or social worker and let them know you need HLF's support to secure the basics your child needs to be successful in school.

Required Immunizations for School

October 28, 2022

It is your responsibility to report your student's updated immunization records to the Halton Region Health Department since your healthcare provider does not report these for you.​ Reporting can be done by dialing 311 or via Halton's online Immunization Reporting Tool. Please refer to the Ontario Immunization Schedule for the immunizations required by the Immunization of School Pupils Act.

eLearning Graduation Requirement

October 18, 2022

The Ministry of Education recently announced that students are required to take two eLearning courses as part of their graduation requirement; this is applicable to students entering grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year or later. However, parents/guardians (or students 18 +) may choose to opt-out of the mandatory requirement by completing the HDSB eLearning Graduation Requirement Opt-out Form.

Halton Food for Thought (HFFT)

October 11, 2022

HFFT is dedicated to feeding the success of our students, one healthy, happy student tummy at a time. In partnership with the school boards and our community, HFFT is the sole provider of Student Nutrition Programs in schools across Halton Region. Student Nutrition Programs include nutritious meals and snacks and are available before or during school hours at no cost. These programs are a safe and reliable source of healthy food and are open to all students in a school’s community from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.

To help support student success, please consider volunteering with, or donating to Halton Food for Thought. To learn more about HFFT Student Nutrition Programs, visit their website. Together we #FuelOurFuture!

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!

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.

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

Consequences of Vaping & Smoking

October 5, 2021

Students are reminded that vaping and smoking is prohibited anywhere on school grounds. 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.

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

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.