UPDATED: Gas Leak at Stewart Ave PS

UPDATE: The gas leak has been repaired and Stewart Ave Public School students and staff are returning to school. We want to thank everyone for their patience. Our students did a great job of following directions and remaining calm! Due to a gas leak at Stewart Ave Public School, the school is being evacuated and […]

The WRDSB Celebrates Local Government Week

This week, the Waterloo Region District School Board, along with our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), is working to raise civic awareness among our students and community by marking Local Government Week. School board trustees are an excellent example of local government as these elected politicians play a vital role in […]

Half a century of outdoor education in WRDSB

Outdoor education at the WRDSB started in a single portable at Laurel Creek Conservation Area in 1969 and has grown over five decades to four permanent sites across the region. Over 26,000 students visited the four locations last year, allowing them to explore, experience and enjoy learning about the environment first-hand Blair, Laurel Creek, Camp […]

Friday, October 25, 2019 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, October 25, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but all board operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the day across all our schools will be reflecting on our […]

Howard Robertson Plants the Roots of Community in Kinzie Park

The morning sun shone brightly over Kinzie Park in Kitchener on Wednesday, September 25, as students from Howard Robertson Public School worked to transform the space and plant ten trees in partnership with Love My Hood and the City of Kitchener. The event, aligned with National Tree Day and National Forest Week, was the kickoff […]

UPDATE: Online registration system available

UPDATE: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Our online registration system is now available. Due to system maintenance, our online registration system will be unavailable to the public until Wednesday, October 23, 2019. If you are new to Waterloo region and looking to register for school, please complete our in-person registration process.

UPDATE: All hold and secures lifted

UPDATE: Mary Johnson PS is no longer in a hold and secure. We want to thank our partners at Waterloo Regional Police Services for keeping our school communities safe. UPDATE: The hold and secure at Sandhills and Westvale PS have been lifted. Mary Johnson remains in a hold and secure. UPDATE: Mary Johnston PS has […]

Learning from the Land at the WRDSB

Students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) aren’t confining their learning to the classroom, thanks to Land Based Indigenous Studies. Nicole Robinson, equity and inclusion officer – Indigenous focus with the WRDSB, explained that this program aims to help reconnect students with the land and introduce Indigenous perspectives and ideas of connection to […]

Occasional Teacher Information Session

Are you looking to become an occasional teacher in the WRDSB? We are hosting an information night on Wednesday, October 16. We will discuss: Opportunities to teach within our board How to apply to the occasional teacher list The hiring process for the occasional teacher list How to prepare for the interview process Current and […]

Creating safe spaces – today and every day

October 11 is National Coming Out Day, a day to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and obstacles they face as a result of coming out. “Coming out ” can hold very real and negative consequences, which is why it is so important that we create safe, inclusive and accepting […]

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