Student Trustees reinforce commitment to combat anti-Black racism

We, the student trustees, on behalf of the student population, acknowledge and recognize the unjust deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Rayshard Brooks and the harm done to Christian Cooper, and so many more. We also want to acknowledge the underlying issue of systemic racism in our society that our racialized […]

Student trustees reflect on the importance of inclusion

Our students are first – each and every one. This is a message that the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) takes seriously and serves as a reminder to continue working for equity and inclusion for all students within our schools. At its core, the Pride flag represents acceptance and inclusion in our communities, making […]

Welcome to our 2018-19 student trustees

At last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, trustees appointed the new student trustees for the 2018-19 school year. We would like to welcome Oscar Judelson-Kelly, a Grade 11 student from Cameron Heights CI, and Ben Wahl, a Grade 11 student from Waterloo CI. WRDSB has two student representatives who are selected each year by the Board-wide […]

Student Trustees

For the 2019-20 school year, our student trustees are: Narein Chenthivelnathan ROLE: Student Trustee EMAIL: SCHOOL: Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School I am a Grade 12 student at Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School (WODSS). At school, I am involved with many clubs and teams such as Safe Caring and Inclusive Schools, Student Activities Council, Photography Club, […]

New student trustees look forward to 2017-18 school year

Starting August 1, 2017, two new faces will lead the student voice around the board table. Ryan Barnes and Husayn Jamal will finish their terms as Student Trustees on July 31, 2017. Kimia Shaban, a grade 11 International Baccalaureate student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, and George Kenyon, a grade 11 student at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute and member of the Kitchener Youth Action Council, will be the new Student Trustees for the 2017-18 school year.

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Outgoing student trustees reflect on 2016-17 school year

During the month of June, most Waterloo Region District School Board students look forward to leaving the classroom for the summer. But for two students the end of the school year also marks the end of their time in the boardroom. Ryan Barnes and Husayn Jamal will officially finish their terms as Student Trustees on July 31.

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Student Trustees Elected for 2016-17 School Year

Kitchener, ON: The election of Student Trustees for the 2016-2017 school year has taken place. Husayn Jamal from Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute was elected, while Ryan Barnes from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute was re-elected for a second term. “Working with the WRDSB this year has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I look forward to seeing […]

WRDSB continues exciting work on new strategic plan

The exciting work on a renewed Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Strategic Direction and Plan continued on February 26 and 27, 2016. All WRDSB trustees and senior staff met for a second time to continue the development of renewed vision for the Board that allows us to best serve our students. The innovative space at […]

WRDSB starts new strategic plan

One of the most important roles for elected school board trustees is to provide overall direction for the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) by establishing its Mission, Vision and Values. Trustees also develop and approve the broader Strategic Direction for the Board which in turn focuses the work of the director and staff. From […]

2015-2016 Student Trustee Elections

At the Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, June 15, the newly elected student trustees for the 2015-16 school year were announced. We are pleased to welcome Ryan Barnes, from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute, and Andy Takhar, from Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute to the board table! Starting in September, both Ryan and Andy will be entering […]

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