It’s time to register for kindergarten

Online registration is now open for Fall 2020 Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for children and families. For many, it’s the first school experience in their learning journey. At Waterloo Region District School Board, we want to assure families that their children will receive the best education for their child’s needs from kindergarten to […]

Take our #FirstDayPhotoChallenge

As we get ready for back-to-school, we are doing a flashback campaign to get our community excited for the upcoming school year – and we would love your help. We are challenging our community to dig through old photos, relive your school days, and – of course – share your first day of school style. […]

Tips to prepare your child for their first day of kindergarten

For most children and parents, the first day of school can be an exciting milestone. When students begin school in Kindergarten, all students will learn through play. Play-based learning is an essential part of a child’s development and combines all areas of learning. Through play, children learn skills to help them negotiate social relationships and use […]

First day of school at Janet Metcalfe PS

This morning at 9:00 a.m. Kitchener’s newest and largest elementary school opened its doors for the first time. Janet Metcalfe Public School welcomed more than 550 students and 52 staff into our brand new facility. The school is named after Canada’s first ever kindergarten teacher, who taught in Waterloo Region for more than thirty years. […]

#WRDSBFirstDay 2016

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Class is in session at our newest schools

Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year! The first day of school is always exciting, and the start of this new school year is no different…especially when your first day is in a brand new, shiny school. As our students, staff and families take their first steps into their new schools, it marks the beginning […]

The bell rings at the new Westmount PS

Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 school year! It is, without a doubt, going to be a spectacular year. Our students are going to learn, make new friends and explore who they are, while our dedicated staff help to guide, teach and support them however they need. The first day of school always marks a fresh […]