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Have a safe & amazing summer, WRDSB!

We cannot believe it is the last day of school for our students – time sure does fly by when you’re having fun! Looking back on the past school year, our staff, students, parents, volunteers, and so many others have made a huge impact, both locally and globally. We’ve turned our inspired learners, into tomorrow’s […]

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Summer Hours 2015

Summer Hours 2015

Secondary schools are closed for periods of time over the summer. A Summer Closure 2015 schedule is available to print or as below. The Education Centre is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Regular business hours will resume the week of August 31st. Secondary School Summer Closures 2015 School Name Summer Closure […]

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Williamsburg PS class wins cross-Canada energy challenge

Congratulations to Ms. Kirkley and her Grade 4/5 class from Williamsburg Public School for winning the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge, a cross-Canada challenge sponsored by National Geographic and Shell Canada that focused on promoting energy awareness. The class has received a cheque for $5,500 to help make their classroom and school more energy efficient. From February […]

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Trustees Approve Balanced Budget for 2015-16

On Wednesday, June 24 2015, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) trustees approved a balanced budget for the 2015-2016 school year, as outline in the report to board. Trustees approved a balanced operating budget of $690.3M, including a capital budget of $57.1M. Building off of the system fiscal review that took place last year, a […]

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It’s all about community support at St. Andrew’s PS

At St. Andrew’s Public School, staff and students participated in a community support challenge for the month of June. The homeroom based initiative allowed every class to decide on an activity they’d like to undertake to support either their local or global community. Some of the activities included: food bank donations community clean ups visiting seniors […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Vista Hills PS

This morning, WRDSB staff, local dignitaries, and future students celebrated the construction of our newest elementary school with a sod turning! The new school, located on Sweet Gale Street in west Waterloo, was named Vista Hills Public School this past April. The school name relates to the geographical area of the school. The hills in […]

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Lexington PS raises more than $9,000 for Jump Rope for Heart

Once again, Lexington Public School has successfully participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation‘s Jump Rope for Heart event. In the past decade, their school community has raised close to $80,000 to support programs and research around heart and stroke-related diseases. In addition to the skipping activity, the students at Lexington PS decorated classroom doors with […]

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Update on Implementation of the new Health and Physical Education Curriculum

On Monday, June 15, staff presented trustees with an update regarding implementation of the new Health & Physical Education Curriculum. Since 2010, the Ministry has engaged in extensive consultation regarding the revised curriculum for Health & Physical Education, Grades 1-8 and Health & Physical Education, Grades 9-12. On February 23, 2015, the Ministry released both […]

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National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

Today we have lowered our flags at the Education Centre, and our schools, in memory of those who have lost their lives through acts of terror in Canada and around the world.

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Bluevale CI receives gold status from Ontario EcoSchools

For the third year in a row, Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) has received the Gold Ontario EcoSchools Award. According to Ontario EcoSchools’ Certification Guide, the gold award “indicates that a school has taken a comprehensive approach to implementing the EcoSchools program and has achieved significant results in each section of certification.” “Visiting your school was a pleasure! You continue […]

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