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Using mindfulness to help children deal with stress

By Susan Cranston – Susan is a mother of two daughters. Her youngest is a Grade 9 student at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School. She is a volunteer on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and a Certified Meditation, Yoga and Vedic Educator. Stressed-out kids Stress is a result of how we cope or relate […]

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Linda Fabi Bursary recipients

At our May 28 Board Meeting, ten high school students were awarded the 2017-18 Linda Fabi Bursary. Each year, Linda Fabi, our former director of education, hands out the award to its recipients and shares a little bit about their post-secondary journey with our trustees and senior team. The bursary provides funding for students who are planning to […]

Talking to your child about making healthy and safe choices

Dear Parents and Caregivers, With the summer break approaching, we wanted to communicate some updates and reminders to students, parents and caregivers. We know that having supportive and honest conversations with young people about substance use is important in their ability to make healthy and safe choices for themselves and in supporting others. Here are […]

Student Post: What flying the Pride flag means

The following post was written by Grade 11 student, Edward Linder. It is important to us that student’s experience a safe, caring learning environment where they feel a sense of belonging. Edward explains what flying the pride flag at his school means to him. My name is Edward Linder and I am genderfluid. I am […]

UPDATE: Lockdown at Tait Street Public School – June 14

Update – At approximately 2:35 p.m, the lockdown was lifted at Tait Street Public School by Waterloo Regional Police Service.  Please be advised that a lockdown has been issued for Tait Street Public School, while the police deal with an incident on school property. Students will not be released from their classrooms until Waterloo Regional […]

UPDATE: Hold and Secure at Moffat Creek Public School – June 13

Update – At approximately 2:25 p.m, the hold and secure was lifted at Moffat Creek Public School by Waterloo Regional Police Service.  Please be advised that a hold and secure has been issued for Moffat Creek Public School, while the police deal with a nearby incident. Students will not be released from the school until […]

SJAM student wins international science competition

Last week, Sajeev Kohli won first place and $7,500 at the International BioGENEius Challenge in Boston. Sajeev has been researching new ways to use nanoparticles to deliver targeted treatment for cancer. The Grade 11 Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary student is currently completing a co-op placement at the University of Waterloo. Sajeev is no stranger to the University because […]

Congratulations Schulich Scholarship Winners

We are thrilled to congratulate Advait Maybhate from Sir John A. MacDonald and Atif Mahmud from Waterloo Collegiate Institute who have been awarded a prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Maybhate will receive an $80,000 scholarship, awarded in partnership with the University of Waterloo, and Mahmud will receive a $100,000 scholarship to study Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Congratulations on this […]

You’re invited to the 2018-19 Budget Meeting

Join us at our special Committee of the Whole Meeting to discuss the 2018-19 school-year budget. When:    Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Where:   Education Centre, Board Room located at 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener How can you give input? The meeting is open to the public to attend and view. If you wish to provide […]

Tips for summer learning and fun

With only a few more weeks of school left, ChildMind.org has put together some tips for parents and caregivers to help keep children learning and active during the summer break. Child Mind notes that when you have kids who thrive on routine, making a plan early on for structuring free time and scheduling activities can help […]

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