News & Announcements

Did a white school bus make you do a double take?






Yellow school buses are a common sight in most neighbourhoods across the Region, but have you seen our white school buses? We have used these unique buses for a few years as wheelchair school buses. Our White buses are recognizable by their distinct colour and black lettering across the back that reads School Purpose Vehicle. […]

Dress Purple Day on October 24th






#IBREAKthesilence On Tuesday, October 24th staff and students across Ontario will dress in purple to raise awareness and show support for every child’s rights to safety and well-being. On Dress Purple Day we acknowledge the important role everybody in our community plays in keeping children safe. Child abuse and neglect is a sad reality that […]

#WeSingOCanada together






It’s time to show your Canadian pride, WRDSB fam. We are creating a brand new O Canada video – and we want you to be the star. You can be a part of a brand new national anthem video that will showcase the amazing talents of our students, teachers and parents. We want to give […]

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Committed to student belonging on Halloween, and everyday.






Halloween is just around the corner and this day that can be filled with excitement for many children. Halloween is often recognized with costumes and school activities, however it is important that schools continue to create a sense of belonging for each and every student. We recognize that not all families celebrate Halloween. October 31 […]

Huron Heights Powwow






On Friday, Oct. 6, WRDSB hosted our first ever powwow at Huron Heights Secondary School. More than 500 students from WRDSB and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board joined Indigenous dancers, drummers, singers, artists and community members at the event. The project came about thanks to the work of Grade 11 student Maegan Boyter-Mandawoub. “I’m […]

School bus driver availability






School bus operators are currently experiencing a school bus driver shortage. This shortage is being experienced across the province, and Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) has until this year been able to provide consistent service to all schools. For the region’s public and Catholic schools, 426 bus routes have been contracted to provide […]

World Teachers’ Day 2017






Waterloo region sparkles with talented innovators creating new ideas from quantum computers and Hyperloop transport to progressive thinking on gender issues and social justice. Whether it is high tech innovation or social innovation – changing our society and communities to become better places to live and work and raise a family – we know that […]

Help us name our new school






As we work towards naming the new Kitchener elementary school, scheduled to open in September 2018, we invite all members of our community help us name this school. To help fire your creative juices, we looked at a little bit of the history of and vision for the Rosenberg community in Kitchener. Named in recognition […]

WRDSB wears orange on September 29






WRDSB recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed September 30 and was first launched in 2013. […]

Canadian Student Leaders Ignite Innovation at SJAM






The Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) kicked off yesterday at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM) with an ice-breaking carnival and fun-filled opening gala. As the school day ended for SJAM students, who will attend school remotely for the next three days via online learning, the school began to fill with more than 1,000 […]

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