Tag: Waterloo Collegiate Institute

Day 11: Helping children in Ethiopia reach their potential through education

Abdi Maawiye is a dedicated social worker making a big impact in our schools and around the world. Abdi founded Education 4 Change in response to his own personal struggle to obtain education while growing up in Ethiopia. Education 4 Charge is largely run by the volunteer efforts of WRDSB employees and other members of […]

Day 8: Honouring Jacob Ranton

If you were at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) on December 15 or 16, you would have been greeted by volunteers wearing t-shirts that read “My Life Matters”. The volunteers were there to support the fundraising efforts of the 3rd annual Jacob Ranton Memorial Basketball Tournament. But more importantly, they were there to raise awareness of […]

WCI receives national award for teaching innovation

Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) received the Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for their Crossing Borders program. Crossing Borders is a performance group of Grade 9-12 Canadian-born and newcomer students. The performance aims to raise awareness of the challenges that refugee, immigrant and international students face each day by sharing their stories […]

Take our Kids to Work Day is November 2

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 […]

WRDSB students receive Ontario Principals’ Council scholarship

As our education system kicks off the 2016-2017 school year, we are excited to share that eight WRDSB students are winners of the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) scholarship award! Congratulations to: Tara DeBoer of Grand River Collegiate Institute Julie Enns of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School Emma Hatcher of Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School Robert Leung of […]

And the Charlie Award goes to…

The Princess Cinema hosted the 45th Annual Charlie Awards Film Festival on April 28, 2016, and the WRDSB was well represented with budding young movie makers. The Charlie Awards are open to all secondary school students in Waterloo Region. Each entry must be student made with no direct teacher involvement, be created within a one-year […]

Take Our Kids to Work™ day is November 4

On the first Wednesday of November every year, The Learning Partnership holds Take Our Kids to Work™ day. More than 250,000 Grade 9 students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, or friend. This event allows students to experience and explore the world of work as they begin to consider possible career paths. The 21st annual […]

Waterloo CI student wins silver in province-wide French contest

We are so excited to share that Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) Grade 10 Extended French student, Matea Ceric, won silver at the 31st Concours d’art oratoire, an annual French public-speaking event organized by Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) and the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association. Matea was presented her award by Jean-Marc Michalik, Canadian boxing athlete […]

WRDSB high schools celebrate Reach As High As You Can Day

“You will never know how high you can reach, how far you can go, how much you can do until you try. ~ Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. ~ You just might surprise yourself and surpass your original goal. Reach as high as you can!” (National Calendar Day, 2015). April 14 is National […]

Waterloo CI student named top RBC Black History Month scholarship winner

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) student Emma Cohen for receiving the top scholarship award of $5,000 by RBC for their 2015 Black History Month Student Essay. Emma is a strong social justice advocate with a passion for writing, politics and social justice issues. Making a difference and […]

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