News & Announcements

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Give Feedback on our French Programs

There is still time to give feedback on how we deliver our French Language Instruction programs in elementary and secondary schools by taking our survey. In June 2017, our Board of Trustees passed a motion for staff to review the French Immersion program in the WRDSB. This review will look at equitable access to French […]

Launching the GCI Amphitheatre Survey

We are in the process of determining the future of the outdoor amphitheatre at Galt Collegiate Institute (GCI) in Cambridge and we value your feedback. For those students, parents/guardians, alumni, and members of the community who were unable to attend the public consultation at GCI on May 15, we have created an online survey to […]

Kindergarten First Rider Program

If your child is starting Kindergarten in September and is eligible for transportation, join Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) on June 5, 2019. The First Rider Program introduces new riders to the school bus and teaches them how to be a safe and responsible rider. Families will learn how to board, ride, and […]

Announcement Regarding the Smart Cities Challenge

Today, the Federal Government announced that, unfortunately, the Region of Waterloo did not win the Smart Cities Challenge. We would like to congratulate the City of Montreal for winning this incredibly competitive challenge and, of course, Smart Waterloo Region for their tireless efforts put forth in this process. Their work saw the Region of Waterloo […]

2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: First day of school – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Winter holidays – December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 March break – March 16 to 20, 2020 Last day of school for elementary students – Thursday, June 25, 2020 Our Calendars and Important Dates webpage […]

Public Meeting – Community of Planning and Facility Partnerships

You are invited to attend the annual Community of Planning and Facility Partnerships public meeting to be held as part of the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole Meeting: Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7pm Education Centre – Board Room 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 2R5 You may wish to view the Long-Term Accommodation […]

UPDATE: Some schools experiencing phone issues

UPDATE – 3:04 p.m. Phone lines are back up and running at Huron Heights SS, A.R. Kaufman PS, W.T. Townshend PS, Ayr PS, Driftwood Park PS, Prueter PS, Alpine PS, Sandhills PS, Avenue Road PS, Groh PS and Conestogo PS. Thank you for your patience as we worked to restore service. Some of our schools […]

WRDSB Conference Helps Students Find Their Voice

For the past two months, secondary students across our district have been working hard on developing their ideas to increase student engagement in their schools. On April 26, they presented their ideas to WRDSB staff, trustees, community members and their peers as part of Phase 2 of the Voices Conference. Their ideas started on March […]

Celebrating Support Staff Appreciation Day

Today, we celebrate the skills, commitment and dedication of our support staff in delivering services that contribute to our students’ success and achievements. May 8th marks Support Staff Appreciation Day. We are thankful for our support staff for the important roles they play every day in our schools and for all the work they do […]

Student Film Takes Centre Stage at the Charlies

Student filmmakers from across Waterloo Region came together for the 48th annual Charlie Awards Film Festival, hosted at the Original Princess Cinema in Waterloo, on Thursday, April 25. The event celebrates films made by students in the public, coterminous and private schools in Waterloo Region, and offers the chance for students to hear feedback about their work directly from industry professionals.

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