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safeTALK training available for WRDSB parents & guardians






As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer safeTALK training for parents/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 and objectives of […]

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PA Day – Friday, September 23






This is a reminder of our scheduled Professional Activity (PA) Day this Friday – Friday, September 23, 2016. There will be no school for WRDSB students. All elementary and secondary employee groups will be focusing on the new WRDSB Strategic Plan, School Improvement Planning, and Health and Safety Training. This will drive the work and […]

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Standardized test results show room to improve






Today, the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released school board results for Grades 3 and 6 assessments in reading, writing and mathematics and assessments for Grade 9 mathematics as well as the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. The Waterloo Region District School Board’s results show a small increase in reading in Grade 3 and […]

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Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members!






The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in a Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) school and community members to apply for positions on the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee. The mandate for the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee is to: Provide information and advice on parent engagement to the WRDSB; Communicate with and […]

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Lennox Lewis films documentary at CHCI






It was a walk down memory lane as Kitchener-raised heavyweight champion paid a visit to his old high school, Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI).






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#WRDSBFirstDay 2016






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Class is in session at our newest schools






Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year! The first day of school is always exciting, and the start of this new school year is no different…especially when your first day is in a brand new, shiny school. As our students, staff and families take their first steps into their new schools, it marks the beginning […]

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Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year






Dear Parents, Guardians, and WRDSB Community Members, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2016-17 school year. Successful learning relies on strong partnerships between school, home and community. Our staff work hard to ensure students achieve success through a variety of programs and resources that meet the needs of each student. […]

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WRDSB students receive Ontario Principals’ Council scholarship






As our education system kicks off the 2016-2017 school year, we are excited to share that eight WRDSB students are winners of the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) scholarship award! Congratulations to: Tara DeBoer of Grand River Collegiate Institute Julie Enns of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School Emma Hatcher of Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School Robert Leung of […]

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Update Regarding Phone System






Severe flooding at our education centre over the weekend caused significant damage to our phone system, affecting the ability to leave voicemail for education centre employees Calls to our education centre are answered by our reception staff. Due to the large volume of calls we receive, it is possible that calls may go unanswered. If […]

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