Sudbury Catholic District School Board

Sudbury Catholic Schools Welcome 28 International Students for the 2022-2023 School Year!

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is proud to announce that 28 students have entered the International Education program for the 2022-2023 year; 21 students have arrived for the Fall Semester and seven new students will also be arriving in February 2023. 

Countries of origin for current students include China, Hong Kong, Japan, Nigeria, Spain, and Vietnam. The Board will also be welcoming students in February from the countries of Bangladesh, China, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand. The goal of the International Education program is to provide students with an authentic Canadian experience while they improve their English proficiency and prepare for success in an inclusive, caring, and innovative Catholic learning environment.

To date, students are registered at the following schools:

  • Bishop Alexander Carter C.S.S: 1 Student
  • St. Benedict C.S.S: 12 Students
  • St. Charles College: 4 Students
  • Marymount Academy: 4 Students

The students who have arrived and their host families were welcomed to Sudbury and the Board during a barbecue which took place on September 27, 2022, at Marymount Academy. 

“Each year, we are fortunate to welcome students from all over the world into our school communities. This year, we are welcoming 28 exceptional students throughout the year,” said Joanne Bénard, Director of Education at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “Students will originate from 10 different countries! We look forward to connecting with these students throughout the year as they improve their English proficiency, make lifelong friends and experience everything our wonderful city has to offer! The success of our growing program is only possible through the caring and supportive approach offered by our amazing teachers and staff. We are very thankful for all that they do each day to make our program a success.” 

“We are delighted to welcome new and returning students to the International Education program,” said Michael Bellmore, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “This year, we will be welcoming students from two new countries; Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In addition, our program continues to grow as more schools across the Board are welcoming students to their communities. The Board of Trustees is honoured to support a program geared toward diversity, connectivity, and inclusion.”

The success of the program is also a result of the many generous and supportive host families we have available. The board is always looking to recruit to fill the ever-growing community of host families at MLI Homestay. Interested families can contact Devon Crossgrove at or 705.507.8052. Being a host family is an amazing opportunity for our students and our families. 

Become a Host Family to International Students!

MLI Homestay is eager to meet new, enthusiastic families to host international high school students in September 2022. Get insight on the benefits of being a host family and how to become one by joining MLI Homestay and Sudbury Catholic Schools on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM for a live info night on Zoom. At this virtual event, Peter Prochilo from SCDSB and Cheryl Lee from MLI Homestay will come together to host a live chat that will allow you to ask questions and learn more about the benefits of being a host family from the comfort of your own home! 

If you have a spare room, it may be the perfect opportunity to experience a different culture right in your own home. Sign up now! 

When: April 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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International Students and Host Families Bake Gingerbread Cookies Together!

International Students and their host families from Sudbury Catholic Schools were invited to a fun evening of learning how to bake Gingerbread cookies led by Skills Ontario expert and Summer Camp Program Manager Kayla Bezarie.

Try out this delicious recipe; Learn To Bake Gingerbread Cookies while trying out the skills of a Patisserie or Pastry Chef during the Christmas holidays!

International Students & Host Families Participated in Pizza and Kahoot Games Night!

International students & their host families enjoyed an evening of food and fun! Each family received a DIY pizza kit. Together, students and their families kneaded the fresh dough and personalized their pizza with their favourite toppings. After supper, international students from all of our secondary schools joined in via Zoom to learn about the history of pizza and to play a Kahoot trivia game about Sudbury!  We were ecstatic to discover that our students, although they haven’t been in Sudbury very long, were quite knowledgeable about our city!  We look forward to planning more fun nights with our students and families!

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board offers international students an opportunity to achieve a competitive academic advantage while shaping students to be the leaders of tomorrow. Students receive exceptional math, science, social science, and language instruction in first-rate, innovative labs and school facilities. Administrators, teachers, support staff, and students are committed to creating a safe and welcoming school environment to help international students feel at home in our school communities. Extracurricular highlights include championship-winning sports teams, dynamic school clubs and student committees, and outdoor adventure opportunities.

For more information about our international education program, including program options and details regarding the application process, please visit the international education website at Come to Study Interested in becoming a host family for our students? Visit the following Link 

Pictured are international students from all of our secondary schools coming together to learn about the history of pizza and play a Kahoot trivia game about Sudbury!

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