News & Announcements

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Wednesday, December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. To mark the day, flags at our buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset. On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École […]

Parent Posts

How parents can get involved

By Laurie Tremble – Laurie is a member of the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and former co-chair of the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC). She is a parent to two boys – Luke attends grade 10 at Grand River Collegiate, and Sean attends grade 8 at Sunnyside. After reading the first couple […]

Scott McMillan re-elected as Chair of the Board

At the 2017 Inaugural Board Meeting, held December 4, trustees unanimously re-elected Scott McMillan as Chair of the Board for a second term. Ted Martin was re-elected as Vice-Chair. Trustee McMillan was first elected in 2014 to represent the townships of Woolwich and Wellesley. “I am honoured by this election” said Trustee McMillan. “I am […]

Principal Morgan gives his 100th blood donation

Next month, Principal Paul Morgan from Elmira District Secondary School will be retiring. Principal Morgan is a regular blood donor and was coming up to his 100th donation. In lieu of retirement gifts, he asked students and staff to support his 100th donation by coming out to give blood at the Elmira Lions Club blood […]

Join the conversation on how to improve assessments

Conversations for Improvement Join the province-wide conversation about how best to improve Ontario’s approaches to classroom assessments, large-scale provincial assessments including Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments, and Ontario’s participation in pan-Canadian and international assessment programs. Your feedback will help inform a report being submitted Spring 2018 to the Premier and Minister of Education […]

Rick Hansen Barrier Buster Event

Today, we celebrated a big achievement in accessibility and inclusivity in our schools with the unveiling of a new portable wheelchair lift at Glencairn Public School. We strive to create an environment for all of our students and staff that values independence, dignity, inclusiveness and respect. This lift removes a significant barrier in our schools so […]

EQAO 101 for High School Students

High school students participate in two EQAO tests – a math test in Grade 9 and a literacy test in Grade 10. We not only want to help our students do their best, but also feel confident and prepared leading up to these tests. Check out this video to learn what EQAO testing means for […]

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

UPDATE: Hold and secure at Clemens Mill PS has been lifted

UPDATE: 10:58 a.m. Waterloo Regional Police Service have lifted the hold and secure at Clemens Mill Public School. All students and staff are safe and the school day will continue as normal. Dear families, Please be advised that Clemens Mill Public School is currently in a hold and secure at the request of Waterloo Region […]

New school named after Canadian kindergarten pioneer from Kitchener

Kitchener’s newest elementary school will be named after Canada’s first ever kindergarten teacher, Janet Metcalfe, who taught in Waterloo region for more than thirty years. Janet Metcalfe Public School, located in Southwest Kitchener at the corner of Seabrook Drive and Amand Drive is scheduled to open in September 2018 for students in Junior Kindergarten to […]

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