Flying the pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

Every School. Every Day. Period.

Waterloo Region District School Board is taking on period poverty in every school. Period poverty exists in 88 percent of secondary schools in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Over 80 percent of schools reported providing menstrual products to students weekly. Period poverty refers to having a lack of access to period products due […]

The WRDSB Marks World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day was marked by students and staff across the Waterloo Region District School Board on Tuesday, April 2. Autism touches more than 70 million people globally and approximately 1 in 66 children and youth are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Canada.

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February is Psychology Month

February is Psychology Month and we want to take the time to highlight and celebrate the contributions of psychologists at the Waterloo Region District School Board. At the WRDSB, psychology staff work with students, staff and parents to support learning and development, as well as helping to address mental health concerns. Each school in our […]

Toyota Donation Supports Tait Street HERO Generation Project

As a new school to the HERO Generation program by Plasticity, the students and staff of Tait Street Public School were grateful to receive a donation of $1000 from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) on Tuesday, February 5. The money will go towards funding the HERO Generation project, which was launched at the beginning of […]

Announcing the Caregivers’ Guide to Accessing Support for Students with Anxiety

For students, anxiety can range from nervousness before a test, to significant struggles in academic, social, emotional, or day-to-day functioning. When families and schools work together to address the physical symptoms, worrying thoughts and avoidance associated with anxiety, we can teach students to face challenging and sometimes fearful situations with success and confidence. The Caregivers’ […]

4th annual Jacob Ranton memorial basketball tournament

It was a packed house in the auditorium at the Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) on Friday, December 14 as staff, students and members of the community gathered to hear from former NHL goalie, Clint Malarchuk. His speech kicked off the 4th Annual Jacob Ranton Memorial Basketball Tournament, held in memory of Doug and Sandra Ranton’s […]

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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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 […]