Tag: Eastwood Collegiate Institute

Students Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Kitchener Market

The sun was shining bright as students from Eastwood Collegiate Institute transformed the Kitchener Market into a learning space for all on Friday, June 21 to help mark National Indigenous Peoples Day. Students and members of the public had the chance to take part in a number of educational opportunities, learn about Indigenous dance and […]

WRDSB Students Showcase Their Skills At Provincial Competition

Students from the Waterloo Region District School Board brought home one silver and two gold medals from the Skills Ontario Competition held on May 6-8 at the Toronto Congress Centre. A total of 17 students from the WRDSB competed at the provincial level, in 14 separate competitions, ranging from cabinetmaking to floristry. This year’s medal […]

Award Recognizes Forest Heights Student’s Work Opening Minds Through Art

Art is opening minds and bringing generations together in Kitchener, thanks to the dedication and passion of students, teachers and facilitators. The efforts of Lillian Hyatt, a Grade 9 Forest Heights Collegiate Institute student, in particular, have garnered special attention. At the 22nd Annual Kitchener Youth Action Council Awards, Hyatt won the Intergenerational Award for […]

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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Congratulations to the HeForShe writing contest winners

This fall, 97 secondary school students entered the HeForShe writing contest hosted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. Participants were asked to consider how gender equity fits into a larger equity story, and explore where there are overlaps and connections between gender and race, ethnicity, age, ability, class, faith and/or sexuality. Through poetry, fiction […]

Integrated Arts Program Information Night

The Integrated Arts Program (IAP) at Eastwood Collegiate Institute offers students with an interest in performing, visual and media arts an enhanced program. The IAP provides students opportunities to explore, experience, or study aspects of careers in the arts through extra-curricular activities, paraprofessional assistance, and field trips.  Students enrolled in the program must be strongly committed […]

Annual School Councils’ Report shows community engagement in our schools

The 2015-16 Annual School Councils’ Report was presented at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, November 14th. Every school council submits their own report to the Waterloo Region District School Board near the end of the school year. The report outlines their engagement with the needs and desires of their own school community. […]

Take our Kids to Work Day is November 2, 2016

Take Our Kids to Work day is a program designed for Grade 9 students to experience “A day in the life” of a profession or workplace. The goal of the program is to help Grade 9 students to make connections between school and the world of work, as they begin to think about possible career […]

Eighteen WRDSB schools receive Ontario EcoSchools certification

We all want to live in a world where we breath fresh air, create less waste, and have a positive impact on our environment – right? Which is why keeping our schools ‘green’ and helping them make the transition to be more environmentally friendly is a large initiative that our Board takes very seriously. Every year, […]

safeTALK training now available for parents & guardians

As part of our system goal of supporting student achievement & well-being, we are pleased to offer safeTALK training for parents/guardians. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals and objectives of safeTALK? Recognize that […]

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