News & Announcements

Secondary school summer office hours for 2018

Over the summer, our secondary schools are closed for periods of time over the summer. 2018 Secondary School Summer Office Hours School Name Summer Closure Bluevale C.I. July 16 – August 24 (inclusive) Cameron Heights C.I. July 2 – August 31 (renovations) Eastwood C.I. July 16 – August 24 (inclusive) Elmira District S.S. July 13 […]

A real connection with real people – that’s learning

Students from Eastwood Collegiate Institute knew they were onto something big – for themselves, their school and for 20 Indigenous students from Senator Allan Bird Memorial School in northern Saskatchewan – when they set out to organize a student exchange this past spring.

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Happy Canada Day

We are wishing our WRDSB family a happy and safe Canada Day. Please be reminded that the Education Centre will be closed on July 2 to recognize the statutory holiday. Our former superintendent, Senator Marty Deacon, has shared a special greeting with the Waterloo region to celebrate Canada Day.

Congratulations staff, students and families

Another academic year has come to a close. We know that this is an exciting and busy time for our staff, students and families. I would like to take a moment to reflect, express gratitude and celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our school communities. Our strategic priorities and commitments are the foundation of […]

Summer hours for WRDSB Education Centre

Starting July 3 until August 24, 2018, our Education Centre (51 Ardelt Ave, Kitchener) will be closed to the public on Fridays. Regular hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will be maintained Monday to Thursday during this time. Friday hours will resume the week of August 27. The Education Centre will also be closed […]

Parent Posts

Promoting diversity and inclusivity

The following messages of support were written by WRDSB parents. They explain what flying the rainbow flag at their child’s school means to them. “I once flew the rainbow flag to celebrate individual identities, particular queer ones, but now I fly it to remind my children that there are different kinds of families in our […]

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

On June 23 Waterloo Region District School Board buildings are lowering flags to half-mast in memory of those who have lost their lives through acts of terror in Canada and around the world. WRDSB also wishes to extend condolences to all who have been affected by terrorism. This day marks the anniversary of the Air […]

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly known as National Aboriginal Day) […]

Parent Posts

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 […]

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