Boundary Review

School boundary reviews are conducted by the school board to review the attendance area for a school or a group of schools due to changes in student enrolment, development of new residential areas or the opening of a new school. The establishment and maintenance of board school boundaries take into account the efficient and educationally effective use of the capacities of each school, the geographical location of each school in its relationship to the surrounding student population, safe walking conditions and the preservation of parish and neighbourhood identities.

New Binbrook Catholic Elementary School and St. Matthew CES Boundary Review

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education has granted funding approval for the construction of the new Binbrook Catholic Elementary School. The new school will be located at the north-east corner of the future extension of Pumpkin Pass and Fletcher Road and will greatly address the current accommodation pressures at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School.

The design process for the new school is underway and the Board has directed staff to consult with the school community regarding the proposed school attendance boundary. The proposed attendance boundaries are illustrated in the map below.

Proposed Boundaries

Current St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School Boundary

Proposed New Binbrook Catholic Elementary School and St. Matthew CES Boundaries



Timeline Dates

March 7th, 2017
Initial Staff Report to Board - Proposed New Binbrook Catholic Elementary School Attendance Boundary report was presented to Board. Board of Trustees directed staff to consult with the school community regarding the proposed school boundary for the new Binbrook CES.

April 20th, 2017
Community Consultation Meeting - Meeting to inform the school community of the proposed boundary changes, collect feedback and answer any questions related to the proposed boundaries.

June 20th, 2017
Final Boundary Recommendation to Board - Final attendance boundary recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final decision.
Resources & Documents
Public Consultation Meetings
Public Consultation Meeting

Public Consultation Meeting

Board staff held a Public Consultation Meeting on Thursday April 20th, 2017 at St. Matthew CES. The Hamilton- Wentworth Catholic District School Board very much appreciates the valued input that was received during the community consultation phase of the New Binbrook CES and St. Matthew CES boundary review. In reviewing the collected feedback, Board staff has carefully considered all input and has altered the proposed staff recommendation for the boundary review. The proposed attendance boundaries for the New Binbrook CES and St. Matthew CES will remain as they were proposed in the initial recommendation; however, the transition plan will be to keep the St. Matthew CES community together at the St. Matthew CES site until the opening of the New Binbrook school. Board staff is investigating temporary accommodation strategies further in order to keep all students together at St. Matthew CES for the 2018- 2019 school year. The full final staff recommendation will be presented to the Board of Trustees for final decision on June 20th, 2017.

For responses to all collected questions at the consultation meeting and through the online survey, please see the Resource and Documents section above
Boundary Review Feedback Survey

Boundary Review Feedback Survey

The Boundary Review Feedback Survey is now closed.