Senior Manager of Special Education

Senior Manager of Special Education

SRMGR 2019-01

Contract Assignment – September  2019 – June 26, 2020

 

This position requires flexibility in scheduling part time hours.  The individual in this position will report to the Supervisory Officer responsible for Special Education.

 

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work cooperatively with the Principal of Student Services and to coordinate strategic planning, policy and budget development, supervision, staff development and school support for the Special Education Department
  • Utilize data to appropriately allocate resources
  • Supervision and allocation of Special Education support staff
  • Provide assignments for Itinerant Support staff
  • Coordinate annual training plans for educational assistants and child & youth care workers
  • Work closely with Human Resources related to recruitment, training, staff assignments and labour relations
  • Assist with negotiations
  • Liaise with community agencies and associated related to special education
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

Experiences and Qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • A Graduate degree in a field related to programs and services for people with special needs (education,psychology, social work, speech and language, nursing)
  • A related professional designation and at least five (5) years of relevant administrative experience
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g,. Education, Occupational Health), policies, and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of funding, policy development, employee relations, budgeting, and staff development/training related to special education is essential
  • Possess superior interpersonal, communication, reporting and presentation skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with, and gain the confidence of, all levels of staff, trustees and the community

 

Salary Range: $71,645 – $76,209.90 (prorated to 10 months @ .574 FTE) in accordance with the Senior Manager Terms of Employment

Hours of Work: Temporary Contract: .574 FTE or 20 hours/week for 10 months/year

Location(s): Catholic Education Centre, 55 Weber St., Kitchener

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

For external applicants: applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  while the internal applicants must apply  via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at: How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on June 14, 2019.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

May 30th, 2019|

Two WCDSB Students Bring Home Skills Ontario Hardware!

During the week of May 6-8, 2019, a total of 18 WCDSB secondary school students competed at the Provincial Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Center – with two students bringing home some hardware! Please congratulate:

Wesley Richardson, Resurrection C.S.S. – SILVER Medalist – Job Interview

Chrislyn De Jong, Resurrection C.S.S. – BRONZE Medalist – Hairstyling

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada’s largest skilled trades and technology competition. There were approximately 30,000 spectators on hand during the week to watch more than 2,400 of the brightest young people of this province compete in one of the more than 70 contests and challenges for students from Grade 4 to College.

All competitors put in their best efforts and made the WCDSB Community proud! Congratulations to all students who competed and thank you to all the teachers and mentors who supported them along the way!

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May 29th, 2019|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — May, 2019

Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, May 13, 2019 – Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, May 27, 2019 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

School Travel Planner Update

Managing traffic flow around school sites, ensuring pedestrian safety, demonstrating respect for neighbours and their properties, and a continued interest in the mental and physical health of our students have ‘driven’ the need for centralized resources to support schools and communities.

The School Travel Planner has been in place now for three years and has been a very welcomed addition and support to all participating partners in the Region. The partners are:

  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • Waterloo Region District School Board
  • City of Kitchener
  • City of Cambridge
  • City of Waterloo

School Travel Planning and the Active and Safe Routes to School initiative have blossomed across the province as a leading practice that is good for kids and their communities.

Highlights of the past year include:

  • Working with municipalities and townships to increase the availability of crossing guards when weather conditions are not ideal
  • Working with schools and families to increase active travel to school
  • Working with administrators, Board planning staff, and municipalities to improve traffic flow and safety at school sites
  • Designating six new schools at ‘Active Communities’
  • Training students as ‘Trailblazers’ – leaders in walking to school
  • Planning and organizing walk to school days – Winter Walk Day, International Walk to School Day, and Walk in their Sneakers Day
  • Data collection and development of outreach programs

On May 13, 2019 the architect of our local school travel planning, Leslie Maxwell, provided the Board of Trustees additional highlights of the team’s work in our schools over the past year. The full report is available on pages 8-25 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Numeracy Update

The WCDSB’s most recent update on numeracy initiatives across the school system was presented on May 13, 2019. The report provided updated information with respect to the following:

  • Elementary and Secondary Math Lead Teacher
  • Professional Learning Opportunities for Mathematics Teaching & Learning
  • Instructional Coaches’ Collaborative Inquiries
  • Gap Closing Teacher
  • Cross-Panel Financial Literacy Initiative

Throughout this school year, various networks in mathematics took place in an equitable manner. Each school in both panels took part in the Math Lead Teacher learning community in order to build system capacity in mathematics K-12. Additionally, numerous after-school professional learning sessions were offered to educator audiences from K-10. Our focus of deepening pedagogical content knowledge continues to drive professional learning as it relates to our Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (BIPSA) priorities. In moving forward, the board plans to expand financial literacy integration to more educators, continue to support the Ministry focus around fundamentals of math, and capitalize on the distributed leadership already in place.

The full report is available on pages 26-30 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Special Education Plan Update

All school boards are required every two years to prepare and approve a Special Education Plan, reporting on the special education programs and special education services they provide, and to submit it to the Ministry of Education. A key component of this process is the Special Education Staff Development Plan.

The goal of the Special Education Staff Development Plan is to build capacity, skills and knowledge for administrators, teachers (classroom and Special Education teachers), Educational Assistants and professionals to ensure that high quality programs and services are provided for our students. The aim of the review is to ensure that certain standards are maintained across the province in the development and provision of special education programs and services. Where the ministry determines that a board’s plan does not comply with the standards, the ministry will require the board to amend its plan. Amending the plan will include responding to identified omissions. Boards will make the necessary changes and submit the amendments to the ministry the following year.

The WCDSB closely monitors how students on IEP’s are achieving, particularly in the area of numeracy. The Student Services Department, in collaboration with Program Services, strive to provide timely learning opportunities across a wide range of audiences in feedback gathered through surveys, data collection and audits. We utilize technology, expertise, guest speakers and collaboration as a means to foster engagement in the learning process. Success is measured through the use of logic models.

As of January 22, 2019, approximately 13% of students in Elementary (2,352) and 19% of students in Secondary (1,648) are supported with an IEP (Figure 1). Relative to two years previous (2017), we have proportionally fewer students with an IEP, when there were 14% of students in Elementary and 24% of students in Secondary.

The accompanying graphic illustrates the Special Education Staff Training planned for 2019-20.

The full update is available on pages 16-22 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Energy Conservation Plan

Ontario school boards are required to prepare a 5-year energy conservation and demand management plans for the period 2018-19 to 2023-24. School boards must produce a document that outlines their progress against the plan that was completed in the previous reporting period (ending 2017-18). This includes:

  • the energy management measures that were implemented from fiscal year 2013-14 through fiscal year 2017-18; and
  • the actual energy conserved against the stated annual and cumulative energy conservation goals.

In addition, each plan must set out the Board’s energy management strategies for next five years. It must include:

  • the proposed measures to reduce energy consumption;
  • the annual and cumulative conservation goals; and
  • the demand management strategies.

Through our Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability policy, the WCDSB is actively addressing long-term sustainability in the following key areas: Energy & Water; Purchasing & Waste; Buildings & Grounds; Food & Drink; Inclusion & Participation; and Local Well-Being. This is in keeping with the guidance of Pope Francis in his historic encyclical, Laudato Si’ – On Care for our Common Home as well as WCDSB’s own mission and vision.

To address climate change and associated negative impacts, in the fall of 2016, the WCDSB established a target to reduce its energy use by 1% (661,755 ekWh) annually from the 2013-14 level by 2023. In addition, as part of the Regional Carbon Initiative, in the fall of 2015 the WCDSB became an observing member of Sustainable Waterloo Region and in December 2016 the Board became a pledging partner to reduce 20% of its GHG emissions from 2014 levels over a 10-year period.

To meet this target, WCDSB has implemented conservation measures through design, construction, as well as operation and maintenance of facilities. Additionally, a renewed focus has been placed on behavioural measures with programs targeted to staff and students across the system. Since the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the board has invested $22,300,000 in diverse energy reduction strategies such as the upgrade of mechanical and HVAC equipment, new rooftop units, new roofs, new windows and doors, environmental programs, workshops and staff training.

To view the full plan please see pages 23-57 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Board Chair’s Update

Each month, Board Chair Bill Conway reports on the activities of the Board of Trustees. The report for May 2019 is available on page 62 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Student Trustees Report

Student Trustees Izabella Tyc and Meghan Nemeth presented their monthly report on activities in WCDSB’s secondary schools. The report is available on page 61 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, June 17, 2019

St. Benedict CSS, Cambridge

Special Public Board Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019

St. Benedict CSS, Cambridge

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 49 schools and four adult education facilities, serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 183-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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For more information, please contact:

John Shewchuk – Chief Managing Officer | (519) 578-3660 | john.shewchuk@wcdsb.ca

May 28th, 2019|

Registered Early Childhood Educators

Registered Early Childhood Educators

(RECE-2019-02)

 

General Description of Duties:

As a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) you will  be available for daily occasional, long term  and permanent assignments. The responsibilities of the position include collaborating with the classroom teacher to plan and implement the Early Learning Kindergarten program within a classroom setting and/or taking the lead in implementing age appropriate learning for groups of students as part of the Extended Day Program.

 

The RECE will deliver faith-based Early Learning Programs in an environment that enhances children’s cognitive, physical, social, spiritual and emotional development.

 

Minimum Job Requirements to be considered for daily occasional, long term occasional  and permanent assignments:

  • Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate; (Please note: in order to be considered for permanent assignments, a Catholic Pastoral Reference form is also required)
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment
  • A two year community college Early Childhood Education Diploma with experience in a childcare or educational setting;
  • Member in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators;
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Education full day early learning kindergarten program;
  • Experience in planning and implementing age appropriate programs;
  • Knowledge of related legislation and pertinent Board policies and directives such as, but not limited to Administration of Medication and/or Special Services
  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods and move/carry equipment for program; and must be able to physically assist children as required (e.g. lifting).
  • Basic computer competency;

 

 

Required Skills:

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with children, parents, staff and the general public;
  • Proven ability to follow organizational policies and procedures in an appropriate and timely manner;
  • Strong organization and time management skills;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of classroom management.

 

Desirable Assets:

  • One year experience as an ECE in a childcare centre and Early Learning Program is preferred however new graduates or current ECE students on track to graduate this spring are welcome to apply
  • Current certificate in First Aid and CPR

 

Responsibilities for Both Core and Extended day program:

  • Partner with the classroom teacher and other designated staff to plan and implement the Early Learning Kindergarten and Extended Day Program(s) through developmentally appropriate curriculum-based activities;
  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher and other designated staff to support individual student’s  identified needs, strengths, interests and stages of development;
  • Observe, monitor and assess the development of pupils in Kindergarten and/or Extended Day Program;
  • Collaborate with the classroom teacher and special education teacher to carry out specialized activities to support learning for children requiring an Individual Education Plan (IEP);
  • Collaborate with extended day team to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the Extended Day Program expectations;
  • Maintain a healthy, physical, emotional and social learning context for students;
  • Provide a variety of experiences to strengthen pro-social skills such as sharing, problem solving and  cooperation;
  • Provide guidance in washroom routines, dressing and lunchtime activities;
  • Maintain appropriate records for students (e.g. health, attendance, etc.) respecting confidentiality and adhering to all privacy legislation;
  • Collaborate and maintain set-up of classroom (e.g. display, organization of materials etc.);
  • Where applicable, attend staff meetings, appropriate school-level meetings and professional development activities;
  • Perform related administrative functions as required such as attendance and billing in the extended day program
  • Complete any duties as assigned by principal or ECE Supervisor .

 

 

Additional Responsibilities for Extended day program:

  • Provide supervision and age appropriate programming for children aged 4 to 12 years;
  • Perform related administrative functions as required;
  • Communicate with parents and school staff as appropriate;
  • Facilitate nutrition breaks;
  • Complete other related duties as assigned by the principal or ECE Supervisor .

 

Rate of Pay for Daily Occasional Supply: $21.12 per hour

Rate of Pay (Grid) for Permanent & Long Term in an Assignment 40 consecutive days or more:

$21.12 – $27.61 per hour

*based on years of experience while being a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators*

Schedule and Hours of Work:

Full-time positions:     7 hours/day plus ½ to 1 hour per day unpaid lunch

Part time positions:    3.5 hours/day             

 

Schedules will vary from school to school and will range from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

RECEs are normally called for assignments that range from a start at 8 am to those that end at 6:00 pm.

Long Term assignments may include schedules that commence at 7:00 am to 2:30 pm or 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.

 

Minimum Application  Requirements to be considered for daily occasional and  long term occasional assignments:

  • Copy of Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate. A Catholic Confirmation certificate is necessary ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic.
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment available on our website: https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Member in Good Standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Copy of Early Childhood Education diploma
  • Current cover letter and resume
  • Two (2) professional references(one reference must be immediate supervisor)

 

Minimum  Application Requirements to be considered for permanent assignments:

 

  • Catholic Pastoral Reference form: please complete priest reference form for Designated Early Childhood Educators available on our website https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Copy of Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate. A Catholic Confirmation certificate is necessary ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic.
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment available on our website: https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Member in Good Standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Copy of Early Childhood Education diploma
  • Current cover letter and resume
  • Two (2) professional references(one reference must be immediate supervisor)

 

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at:  www.applytoeducation.com

A Complete Application Checklist for Designated Early Childhood Educators can be found at:
https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/wcdsb-complete-application-checklist-designated-early-childhood-educator/

 

Please ensure all documentation required in the checklist is submitted – “incomplete applications are not considered”.

Applications will be accepted until June 20th at 4pm.

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information on Criminal Background Checks, please refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

May 27th, 2019|

Payroll Administrator – Level 6

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                                   May 24, 2019

Payroll Administrator – Level 6

Job Posting #C-2019-20

General Description of Duties:

Payroll administrators process payments to employees based on information received by Human Resource Services.  The ideal candidate should be able to problem solve, work as a member of an interdependent team, and provide constructive feedback on processes and systems used by the department.

  • Computerized calculation of pay, deductions and contributions.
  • Calculation of adjustments for paid and unpaid absences.
  • Verify, edit and transmit on-line production reports.
  • Timely remittance of statutory and non-statutory deductions.
  • Familiarity with pension plans.
  • Preparation and verification of all journal entries and cheque requests.
  • Supporting duties ie., responding to employee inquiries and ad hoc reports.
  • Effectively communicate with government agencies, other departments and employees.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two-year college diploma in business or a related discipline.
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification (Canadian Payroll Association), or in progress.
  • Minimum of two years payroll experience in a computerized payroll environment.
  • Knowledge and ability in a variety of software applications related to payroll.
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of applicable government legislation and the ability to implement collective agreements, pension plans and all payroll related regulations.
  • Strong communication and analytical ability with excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated sound decision making skills involving the use of considerable ingenuity, initiative, judgement and resourcefulness.
  • Knowledge of the Canada Revenue Agency, Service Canada, Employment Standards Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Employer Health Tax Regulations.
  • Possess organizational and multi tasking skills in a busy work environment.

 

Hourly Rate:        $25.81 to $27.31 per hour

                             (Plus a current Market Adjustment Allowance of $8,000 is associated with the position)

 

Hours of Work:   Permanent Full-time, 35 hours per week

                           Work schedule determined by the Supervisor

 

Location:             Corporate Services at the Catholic Education Centre, Kitchener, ON

[Please note that due to renovations at the Catholic Education Centre, the Corporate Services Department during the period of March 1 – August 30, 2019, will be temporarily moved to St. Agatha School in St. Agatha, ON.]

 

Weeks/Year:        52 weeks/year

 

Effective Date:     As soon as possible

                   

Qualified and interested applicants are requested to submit a written application and/or resume outlining their specific qualifications and ability to do this job.  Diplomas/Certificates required for this position must also be attached to your written application in order to be considered as a candidate.  If you have been deemed qualified because of your current position, this documentation is not necessary.

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on June 4, 2019.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

For external applicants: applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca while the internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca

 

Please include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at: https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

 

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

May 24th, 2019|

Links FORE Learning Golf Classic

Get Your Tickets!

Location:

Conestoga Golf Club, Conestoga

Date:

Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Shotgun Start

Price:

Registration – Cart – Breakfast – Lunch $150
Lunch Only: $30

Registration and Information:

519-578-3660 ext. 2373

May 23rd, 2019|

Waterloo Fire Rescue Chief Richard Hepditch Receives Distinguished Graduate Award

Waterloo Region, ON – The students, staff and trustees of Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools proudly congratulate Waterloo Fire Rescue Chief Richard Hepditch as the school board’s 2019 Distinguished Graduate Award honouree. The award will be presented on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

QuickFacts

♦ A graduate of St. David Catholic Secondary School (he also attended the former St. Louis CES and St. Michael CES in Waterloo), Richard was named Chief of Waterloo Fire Rescue in May, 2014. Prior to becoming Chief, he held numerous roles including Captain, Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator, and Deputy Chief. Before joining Waterloo Fire Rescue, Richard was a primary-care paramedic for Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services and taught for more than a decade in Conestoga College’s pre-service firefighter education and training program.

♦ Richard is a member of the Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village governing committee and is a founding member and co-chair of Waterloo’s Real Men Can Cook charity event. He was recognized as one of the Waterloo Region Record’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2010, and received Conestoga College’s Alumni of Distinction Award in 2011.

♦ Noteworthy among Richard’s many accomplishments is his work in the community helping feed the hungry. Through events such as “Fitness Feeds the Community” and the “Fire and Police to Food Bank 365” program, Richard’s support for the Foodbank of Waterloo Region has helped ensure hunger is seen as a critical issue 365 days a year – not just during special seasons. Thanks to his efforts, Foodbank donations can be made at any fire or police station in Waterloo Region any day of the year.

Quotes

“Needless to say, it is always gratifying for us to see our graduates accomplish great things in their careers. But in Richard’s case, it’s not just his exemplary career of public service – where he serves as a role model, mentor and personal inspiration to so many – that we celebrate. We especially celebrate his work in helping feed Waterloo Region’s hungry, and his willingness to step forward to support those who are less fortunate. There are few people in Waterloo Region or anywhere else in Ontario who can match Richard’s profile as a model Catholic school graduate.”

~~ Loretta Notten, Director of Education

Related Links

WCDSB Distinguished Graduate Award Honourees

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 52 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 183-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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For more information, please contact:

John Shewchuk – Chief Managing Officer

(519) 578-3660 | john.shewchuk@wcdsb.ca

 

May 23rd, 2019|

Time to Sign up for the Kindergarten First Rider Program!

If your child is starting Kindergarten in September and is eligible for transportation, join Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) on June 5, 2019.

The First Rider Program introduces new riders to the school bus and teaches them how to be a safe and responsible rider. Families will learn how to board, ride, and get off the bus safely and become familiar with transportation procedures for Junior and Senior Kindergarten students.

Register for this free event on the STSWR website

May 23rd, 2019|

14 WCDSB Schools Earn “Healthy Schools” Certifications

Waterloo Region, ON – Fourteen Waterloo Catholic District School Board schools have been awarded “Healthy Schools” certifications by the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA)Nine WCDSB schools were certified last year, while four made the mark in 2016-17.

The school board saw a significant increase in the number of schools achieving the GOLD standard in 2018-19 – moving from four schools last year to 12 schools this year.

And all five WCDSB secondary schools were certified, with four of them reaching GOLD standard.

Quick Facts

GOLD

Christ the King Catholic Elementary School

Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School

Monsignor EA Doyle Catholic Secondary School

Resurrection Catholic Secondary School

St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School

St. David Catholic Secondary School

St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School

St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Elementary School

St. Michael Catholic Elementary School

St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School

St. Peter Catholic Elementary School

SILVER

St. Boniface Catholic Elementary School Silver

BRONZE

St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School Bronze

Participating schools across Ontario completed the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process, which aligns with the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School This process guides a school community through planning and implementation of a range of activities for a selected priority health topic. The process is annual, repeating each school year, and flexible for all communities across Ontario to sustain year over year. School teams focus on one of the following six health topics:

    • Physical Activity
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal Safety and Injury Prevention
    • Growth and Development
    • Mental Health
    • Substance Use, Addictions and Related Behaviours

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 52 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 183-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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May 22nd, 2019|