News & Announcements

Talking to your child about making healthy and safe choices

Dear Parents and Caregivers, With the summer break approaching, we wanted to communicate some updates and reminders to students, parents and caregivers. We know that having supportive and honest conversations with young people about substance use is important in their ability to make healthy and safe choices for themselves and in supporting others. Here are […]

Student Post: What flying the Pride flag means

The following post was written by Grade 11 student, Edward Linder. It is important to us that student’s experience a safe, caring learning environment where they feel a sense of belonging. Edward explains what flying the pride flag at his school means to him. My name is Edward Linder and I am genderfluid. I am […]

UPDATE: Lockdown at Tait Street Public School – June 14

Update – At approximately 2:35 p.m, the lockdown was lifted at Tait Street Public School by Waterloo Regional Police Service.  Please be advised that a lockdown has been issued for Tait Street Public School, while the police deal with an incident on school property. Students will not be released from their classrooms until Waterloo Regional […]

UPDATE: Hold and Secure at Moffat Creek Public School – June 13

Update – At approximately 2:25 p.m, the hold and secure was lifted at Moffat Creek Public School by Waterloo Regional Police Service.  Please be advised that a hold and secure has been issued for Moffat Creek Public School, while the police deal with a nearby incident. Students will not be released from the school until […]

SJAM student wins international science competition

Last week, Sajeev Kohli won first place and $7,500 at the International BioGENEius Challenge in Boston. Sajeev has been researching new ways to use nanoparticles to deliver targeted treatment for cancer. The Grade 11 Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary student is currently completing a co-op placement at the University of Waterloo. Sajeev is no stranger to the University because […]

Congratulations Schulich Scholarship Winners

We are thrilled to congratulate Advait Maybhate from Sir John A. MacDonald and Atif Mahmud from Waterloo Collegiate Institute who have been awarded a prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Maybhate will receive an $80,000 scholarship, awarded in partnership with the University of Waterloo, and Mahmud will receive a $100,000 scholarship to study Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Congratulations on this […]

You’re invited to the 2018-19 Budget Meeting

Join us at our special Committee of the Whole Meeting to discuss the 2018-19 school-year budget. When:    Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Where:   Education Centre, Board Room located at 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener How can you give input? The meeting is open to the public to attend and view. If you wish to provide […]

Tips for summer learning and fun

With only a few more weeks of school left, has put together some tips for parents and caregivers to help keep children learning and active during the summer break. Child Mind notes that when you have kids who thrive on routine, making a plan early on for structuring free time and scheduling activities can help […]

Region of Waterloo named as a finalist in the Smart Cities Challenge

On Friday, it was announced that the Region of Waterloo has been short listed as one of five finalists in the large cities category of the Federal Government’s Smart Cities Challenge. This is a new challenge that encourages communities to come up with innovative solutions to their most pressing priority. Our region is focusing on the area […]

Community Planning and Facility Partnerships public meeting

You are invited to attend the annual Community of Planning and Facility Partnerships public meeting to be held as part of the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole Meeting. When:    Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. Where:   Education Centre, Board Room located at 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener The meeting is open to the public […]

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