As an educational system, we are guided by the voices of those we serve: students. Here, you will find a selection of stories where you will be able to hear directly from Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students about their ideas for how we can better support their learning, and what matters to them as we prepare them to succeed in the 22nd century.

Autism Myths & Facts

Quinn Plummer, a grade 8 student at Northlake Woods Public School and Disability Advocate, felt inspired to help promote acceptance and created a video message to share his personal thoughts on the Myths & Facts about Autism.

In Conversation with Students: An Interview with the Director of Education

Director jeewan chanicka talks to students on a video call.

In October 2021, Amelia and Vivian, two Grade 6 students from Empire Public School in Waterloo, had the chance to ask the Director of Education their burning questions for an article in their school newspaper. For chanicka, it was an opportunity to hear directly from WRDSB students, about what matters to them.

Read the whole story: In Conversation with Students: An Interview with the Director of Education

Junior Journalists and jeewan

On the left, the two students prepare to interview jeewan, who can be seen on the right.

In December, chanicka was interviewed by Sona and Kayna, two members of the Newspaper Club at Country Hills Public School in Kitchener. List of queries in hand, they dove right in, asking chanicka how he would explain his job to elementary students.

Read the whole story: Junior Journalists and jeewan