Clubs & Activities

Art Club

Staff Advisors: Ms. Tolan

Description: Work collaboratively in teams, students will work on a year long project that will be featured at the spring show.

Audio/Visual Tech Crew

Staff Advisors: Mr. G. Maciesowicz

Description: The Tech Crew is responsible for setting up and operating audio-visual equipment wherever needed in the ND school community. We are at school masses, assemblies, sports events and coffee houses.

Best Buddies

Staff Advisors: Mrs. Sneyd, Ms. Vanderkooy

Best Buddies is a club which aims to encourage student engagement through year round activities by fostering friendships and celebrating the beauty of individual exceptionalities. We are dedicated to ensuring that each and every student in our building is able to share in the same rich experiences available to every single member of the Notre Dame community.

Business Leadership

Staff Advisors: Mr Barbati

The Senior Business Leadership Club provides valuable opportunities for experiential learning, opportunities that will be tremendous benefit to students in preparation for their post-secondary years. Members work collaboratively to accomplish a variety of tasks, and in doing so will show their true leadership potential. Members are responsible for planning, organizing, and leading several significant school-wide leadership events here at Notre Dame.

Chess Club

Staff Advisors: Mr Giardina, Mr Cychner

ND’s Chessboards get put to good use! Look for ‘Chess in the Spectrum’ every Tuesday and Thursday during Lunch! Look for after school Chess to begin in October, with an eye towards bringing home the HCDSB Chess Championship!

Concert Band

Staff Advisors: Mr. Castiglione

Students with a performance background, in almost any instrument, meet twice per week(Monday and Thursday) to share in the enjoyment and development of general musicianship. A wide range of genres are covered with the goal of performing at various school related and/or out of school performance venues.

Culture of Life

Staff Advisors: Mr. G. Maciesowicz

The Culture of Life Club is committed to building a deep respect for the dignity and value of human life from conception to natural death. We advocate, support and inform, with particular emphasis on the pre-born (beginning of life), the sick and elderly (end of life) and chastity (built on the teachings of our Catholic faith).


Staff Advisors: Mr. Giusti

DECA is the premiere international organization for aspiring business, marketing, law and entrepreneurship students.

If you are interested in pursuing a business career or would like to develop your presentation, analytical and business skills in a constructive and positive competitive format while building up your business network, DECA is the place for them.

Members compete at Regionals, Provincials, and Internationals in a business case study competition, for awards and scholarships as well as in a variety of business paper competitions. Employers, universities, and colleges alike recognize the achievements of DECA members.

Drama Club

Staff Advisors: Ms. Paradis

The Drama Club is dedicated to bringing the joy and power of Drama to students by providing high quality dramatic programming at the beginner and intermediate levels. It pledges to offer participants the chance to experience the excitement and rewards of theatre arts while developing poise, social skills, confidence and the ability to work with others.


French AP/DELF club

Staff Advisors:  Mme Tayler, Mlle Miklavcic, Mlle Milicevic

This club helps students who are interested in writing the French AP or the DELF exam. As a member of this club, students will have access to study resources and to past exams in order to be successful in their respective exams.

ND International Students Club

Staff Advisors: Ms Vanderkooy, Ms Briggs

ND International is a club designed to help our international students enjoy the most immersive experience they can in their time here at Notre Dame. We create opportunities to improve language skills, share and celebrate cultural traditions, and generally have just a whole lot of fun!


Staff Advisors: Mr Giardina

Inside ND is our web-enabled, School Newspaper 2.0. We publish all of the news and stories coming out of ND on a monthly basis. We are always looking for talented authors and photographers to join the InsideND Collective!

Visit us at or follow us on Instagram

Math Contests

Staff Advisor: Ms. Armstrong

The University of Waterloo runs various math contests throughout the year. At Notre Dame, we will run the following contests for the 2021-2022 school year. All contests will be written in-person at school (subject to Covid restrictions)

  • November 17th:  Canadian Intermediate (Grade 9/10) and Canadian Senior (Grade 11/12)
  • February 23rd:    Grade 9 Pascal, Grade 10 Cayley, Grade 11 Fermat
  • April 5th:            Grade 12 Euclid
  • April 12th:          Grade 9 Fryer, Grade 10 Galois, Grade 11 Hypatia

See for contest dates and details. Payment and registration for all contests will be available on SchoolCashOnline a few weeks prior to each contest date.

Join our Team for more information:  Math Contests at ND In Teams select “Join a Team” and enter code: xdcx3d3

Manufacturing Club

Staff Advisors: Mr. Vicic

Students will be making a candle stand. Skills learned will be fabrication of metals, welding and decoration of the project.

Mock Trial

Staff Advisors: Mrs. Obrovac, Mr. Canham

Offers gr.11 & gr.12 students the opportunity to prepare and argue a fictional criminal case from the position of the Crown Attorney & Defense Attorney.

Students compete in a Mock Trial competition against HCDSB high schools with the possibility of advancing to a Regional competition.

Model UN

Staff Advisors: Mrs. Obrovac

Offers gr.10 to gr. 12 students the chance to compete as Delegates in a variety of Model UN [MUN] symposiums. Students have the opportunity to research and learn about their Delegation or Council, network with fellow MUN delegates and navigate through the working of the United Nations in a fun and inclusive environment.


Open Door

Staff Advisors: Ms. Pietroiusti

Open Door is a club for students who want to celebrate diversity and inclusion for all.  It is a safe space, free of judgement, for students to be who they are.  

Peer Tutors (L2L)

Staff Advisors: Mrs. Sneyd

Licensed to Learn (L2L) is dedicated to boosting student success through personalized peer tutoring within the school community. Programming is provided at no cost to families, and is proven to benefit youth by improving academic success among those being tutored. L2L fosters the development of leadership skills among Tutors (Grade 11 & 12 students), and thereby nurtures positive relationships that make up a vibrant and inclusive school community.


Staff Advisors: Mrs. Sneyd, Mrs. Barros

The Prefect program is a leadership development program for grade 11 and 12 students. Prefects develop their leadership skills by mentoring incoming grade 9 students, both by modeling Christian citizenship on a daily basis and by leading their grade 9 groups in “house meetings” throughout the school year.

School Play

Staff Advisors: Ms. Paradis

Every year Notre Dame students work exceptionally hard to bring the stage to life. They have tackled comedies, mysteries, musicals and even dramas. The play is a chance for students to showcase their talents, develop skills, and walk away with a sense of even greater Notre Dame community through the theatre experience.

Social Justice

The Social Justice Club is a progressive group for learning and acting on social issues, particularly those affecting the more vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and communities of our world. We encourage awareness on issues such as environmental initiatives, women’s rights and equality, inclusivity of minority groups, mental health awareness, and poverty, and hope to inspire students to be active members of the community


Staff Advisors: Mr. Mikitzel, Ms. Kerwin, Mr. Nason, Mr. Giusti, Mr. Bozzelli

The STEAM club at Notre Dame is a team of students from all backgrounds and disciplines that will use science, technology, design, and related skills to help our community. We meet every Wednesday as an entire club and branch out into sub-groups for subject specific projects. We will also be leaders in our school communities by engaging with our Family of Schools.

Student Council

Staff Advisors: Mme. Tayler, Mlle Miklavcic, Mlle Milicevic

Notre Dame’s Student Council will help share the ideas, interests and concerns of the students with with teachers and school administration. Student Council will also help organize school events and community projects, as well as raise funds in order to help people in need.

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