News & Announcements

Trustee Vacancy – Cambridge & Township of North Dumfries






The Waterloo Region District School Board invites applications for the role of Trustee representing the City of Cambridge and North Dumfries Township. The seat at the Board table was left vacant after the resignation of long-time Cambridge trustee, Andrea Mitchell. As outlined in the Education Act, applicants must meet the following requirements: a Canadian citizen […]

2017 Tim Walker Awards for Environmental Stewardship






Four schools are going green, thanks to the Tim Walker Award for Environmental Stewardship. The awards were established by the Board to honour the life of secondary school teacher Tim Walker, and his commitment to education and environmental initiatives. Each year, schools are invited to submit their applications for green initiatives to receive funding. Up […]

Supporting our transgender students






We believe that our students, staff, parents and caregivers and community members have the right to experience a learning environment that is safe, caring and inclusive. To support this belief statement, we released Administrative Procedure 1235 – Accommodation of Persons Identifying as Transgender this spring. This procedure is our commitment to the values of freedom […]

WRDSB students experience Vimy Ridge 100 years later






Close to 80 secondary students are visiting Belgium and France this week to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This is what they’ve been up to so far. View the story “Vimy Ridge 100 Years Later” on Storify

Alternate Routes to Education Centre during Ottawa St Reconstruction






Access to the Education Centre by road is set for a temporary shake up as construction on an Ottawa/Homer Watson roundabout gets underway this spring. Ed Centre employees and visitors should plan on using alternative routes to the building during the construction. The Region of Waterloo is advising that regular road access to the Education […]

WCI receives national award for teaching innovation






Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) received the Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for their Crossing Borders program. Crossing Borders is a performance group of Grade 9-12 Canadian-born and newcomer students. The performance aims to raise awareness of the challenges that refugee, immigrant and international students face each day by sharing their stories […]

safeTALK training for WRDSB parents & guardians






As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer more safeTALK training for parents and guardians of the WRDSB. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals […]

Friday, April 7, 2017 is a PD Day for all students






Friday, April 7, 2017, is a Professional Development Day for all elementary and secondary schools, which means students do not need to be in school. Below you will find a summary of how teachers and staff will spend their day. Teachers Elementary and secondary teachers will spend the day developing the school improvement plan for […]

WT Townshend Students Record Living History of Westmount Nursing Home Residents






What was it like back in the day? This is what a group of Grade 5 and 6 students from W.T. Townshend Public School are finding out as they meet with their Westmount Nursing Home ‘grand-friends’ every other week. WTT Trailblazers come with their list of questions, and work on their best listening and writing skills […]

Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians






We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

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