PVNC schools earn Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze designations as Ontario EcoSchools

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June 25, 2019

From energy conservation to environmentally-focused classroom lessons, PVNC students are going green. In the 2018-19 school year, 12 PVNC schools were certified with the Ontario EcoSchools program.

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School earned the top designation as a Platinum EcoSchool.

Five schools have also been designated Gold, four Silver and two Bronze.

Ontario EcoSchools works with 58 school boards to nurture student leadership and foster environmental learning and action in school communities. Certification is based on a provincial standard of excellence and reaches 1,000,000 students across Ontario. PVNC is proud to be part of this growing network, and supports ongoing environmental practices in our schools.

Below is a full list of all certified PVNC EcoSchools:


Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Peterborough


St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, Douro

St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, Peterborough

St. Peter Catholic Secondary School, Peterborough

Holy Family Catholic Elementary School, Bowmanville

St. Paul Catholic Elementary School, Norwood


Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, Courtice

St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School, Bowmanville

St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School, Bowmanville

St. Teresa Catholic Elementary School, Peterborough


St. Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School, Courtice

St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Cobourg


Quick Facts:

  • Ontario EcoSchools is an award-winning environmental education and certification program for grades K-12 that nurtures environmental leaders, reduces the ecological impact of schools, and builds environmentally responsible school communities. All publicly funded schools can access the EcoSchools program free of charge.
  • Visit ontarioecoschools.org/media/ for more information and for a full list of certified schools across the province.