Tag: Ontario Ministry of Education

Join us on January 25 for a Public Meeting Open House

Waterloo Region District School Board is developing a Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) that will show how well used our schools are now and are expected to be over the next ten years. It also reveals how well kept our schools are in terms of school condition. Your feedback on the proposed solutions is important to us. We invite […]

2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available. School will start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Winter holidays run between December 25, 2017 and January 5, 2018, and March break runs from March 12 to March 16, 2018. The last day of classes will be Thursday, June 28, 2018. The 2017-18 School Year Calendar contains detailed […]

Rescheduled meeting for Ministry’s well-being strategy

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) invites parents/caregivers to participate in an opportunity to provide feedback directly to the Ministry of Education on a very important topic – student well-being. Student well-being is one of four connected goals in the province’s renewed vision for education – Achieving Excellence. Students with a sense of well-being thrive and […]

Groundbreaking held for Chicopee Hills PS

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) broke ground on its newest elementary school on Monday to serve the Chicopee Hills community. Trustees and staff together with BJC Architects Inc. and Tambro Construction were on-site to celebrate the momentous and long-awaited occasion. A special thank you to the Ontario Ministry of Education for their continued support and […]

The 2016-17 School Year Calendar is Here!

The 2016-17 School Year Calendar has been approved by the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The first day of school for 2016-17 school year is Tuesday, September 6, 2016. View the calendars: 2016-17 School Year Information Elementary Secondary – Semestered Schools Secondary – Waterloo-Oxford DSS

Ontario Ministry of Education purple banner for Premier's Award

2015-16 Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools

This message is posted on behalf of Ontario’s Ministry of Education. — Celebrate all the great work happening at your school! Ontario’s safe and accepting schools teams do essential work promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment because they understand how vital this is to students’ learning and well-being. This is your chance to celebrate […]

Principals from China visit the WRDSB

At the beginning of November, Glenview Park Secondary School (GPSS) principal Kelly Kempel, and Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM) principal Kathy Young, hosted a group of principals from China for an engaged in leadership discussions. The gathering was part of a school exchange program put together by the Ontario Ministry of Education and […]

WRDSB celebrates Education Week 2015

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students, staff, administrators and families are celebrating Education Week in a variety of ways, with a continued focus and priority on mathematics. Efforts to improve mathematics instruction and student learning is progressing based on the following beliefs: “[We] value mathematics as an essential skill that all students must learn. A […]

Annual PIC family event was a great success

The WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) hosted their annual family event ‘Building Skills to Navigate the School Years’ on Saturday, April 18 at Bluevale Collegiate Institute. They saw record numbers this year with 300 attendees registered. The event kicked off with keynote speaker, Canadian singer, actor and artist, Lesley Andrew. Lesley embraced the audience with a […]

Ontario Education Minister meets with WRDSB Trustees and staff

Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals came to the Waterloo Region last week for a speaking engagement at Wilfrid Laurier University. She met with teacher education candidates to share her thoughts about the future direction of education.      

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