Category: Inspiration

Achievements, awards, successes, happy events, and more — highlights of the inspiring work in and around the WRDSB by our students and employees.

Inspired by women making a difference in our schools

On International Women’s Day, we want to thank all the women and girls in our schools who are sharing their passion and making a difference. We are grateful to the students and staff that are leading positive change in our schools and community. CBC KW featured three of our students who are spearheading initiatives that […]

Parent Posts

Happy Random Acts of Kindness week

February 11- 17 is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week. In the spirit of this special week, the Safe, Caring, and Inclusive Schools (SCIS) subcommittee of PIC asked a number of schools for their inspirational stories that we could share through Parent Posts – and we were not disappointed. At Sandowne P.S., Parent Council members went […]

‘Tis the season of giving

All month long, we have been sharing stories of our staff and students giving back in our community and around the world. Our senior team also had the opportunity to come together to give back in a meaningful way. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the season of giving. Happy holidays from […]

Day 12: A special surprise for the Heise family

Terri Heise lives in Cambridge with her two daughters. She considers herself a single mom because her husband has acquired brain damage and lives in a long-term care facility in Niagara. Terri works as a home daycare provider, which allows her to provide for her family and pick up her 10 year old daughter, Sophia, […]

Day 11: Helping children in Ethiopia reach their potential through education

Abdi Maawiye is a dedicated social worker making a big impact in our schools and around the world. Abdi founded Education 4 Change in response to his own personal struggle to obtain education while growing up in Ethiopia. Education 4 Charge is largely run by the volunteer efforts of WRDSB employees and other members of […]

Day 10: Supporting our students and families

For the past 18 years, students at Crestview Public School have been raising money to support families in their community. The annual Canadian Tire Money Drive raises funds to purchase toys for Crestview Public School families that could use some extra support over the holidays. Any money left over is used to buy winter boots, coats, hats, […]

Day 9: Westheights PS dazzles holiday shoppers with a surprise performance

Members of the Westheights Public School choir surprised holiday shoppers at Frederick Street Mall on Saturday with a musical flashmob. Before the musical festivities began, the group of students shopped for items such as hats, mittens and scarves to help decorate the school’s ‘Giving Tree’. They wanted to give back to their community, not just […]

Day 8: Honouring Jacob Ranton

If you were at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) on December 15 or 16, you would have been greeted by volunteers wearing t-shirts that read “My Life Matters”. The volunteers were there to support the fundraising efforts of the 3rd annual Jacob Ranton Memorial Basketball Tournament. But more importantly, they were there to raise awareness of […]

Day 7: Forest Hill PS’s HERO Gift Shop

With a quick visit to Forest Hill Public School’s HERO Gift Shop, it’s hard to spot the difference between giving and getting. “It’s been such an amazing experience,” says Rebecca Bearinger-Fay. “And the giving just keeps on happening.” Each day, staff are on the lookout to see their students doing something kind. They then recognize […]

Day 6: Grand River CI hosts 26th annual student and senior tea

For the 26th year in a row, Grand River Collegiate Institute (GRCI) welcomed members of the community for their annual student and senior Christmas tea. More than 165 seniors from various retirement homes in the area were treated to an afternoon filled with the musical talents of students and staff, as well as holiday treats […]

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