Category: Learning

All the news around Learning at the WRDSB. Curricula, report cards, programs, registration, eLearning, libraries, and anything else to do with student learning.

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 28

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30 […]

Night School for Semester 1 – Cancelled

Due to low registration, our Night School program has been cancelled at both locations, Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI) and Galt Collegiate Institute (GCI) for Semester 1. Registration for Semester 2 will begin February 4, 2019.

2018-19 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2018-19 school year. Please take a few moments to review this […]

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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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) […]

Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship? Digital citizenship refers to our online behaviours. A good digital citizen is someone who behaves appropriately and responsibly while using digital tools. Why is it important? Citizenship education is important for all students as it relates to all facets of life. We are citizens of many different communities, including those online, […]

Hillcrest PS welcomes educators from India

On May 17, Hillcrest Public School welcomed three educators from India to learn about the Empower™ Reading Program. Hillcrest runs this reading program as part of the Special Education programming. WRDSB works in partnership with Sick Kids to bring this high quality reading intervention program to our community. Recently, these educators from India began teaching the Empower program […]

Happy Support Staff Appreciation Day

At Waterloo Region District School Board we believe that all of our staff play an important role in supporting students’ confidence and success. May 9th marks Support Staff Appreciation Day. This is a day in which we celebrate the skills, commitment and dedication of our educational support staff in helping create bright futures for our students. […]

Congratulations Tania Bumstead

On May 7, Tania Bumstead was presented with the Prime Minister’s award for teaching excellence in STEM. Tania has been teaching for the past 18 years and is currently a teacher at Vista Hills Public School. She is an innovative teacher who believes in teaching students to be equipped for the future, whatever that may bring. […]

Teaching teachers tech at the Ontario summit

On Saturday, April 7, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School hosted teachers from across Ontario at the EdTechTeam Ontario Summit. This was the 6th annual event, which brings educators together to learn about new tools and skills in education technology. Presenters covered a large array of topics, from digitizing math to using technology for the preservation aboriginal […]

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