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Important Message re Ongoing Labour Negotiations – CUPE

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you may be aware from media reports, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing education workers across the province, has announced plans to begin a province-wide “Work-to-Rule’ campaign beginning on Monday, September 30, 2019.

We are aware that bargaining between the union and government is planned to continue throughout the weekend. We respect collective bargaining and are hopeful that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached soon.

Regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s bargaining, all of our schools will remain open, and CUPE staff will report to work as usual. Student instruction will continue in our classrooms and, as always, the safety and well-being of students will continue to be our top priority.

As a Catholic school board, we value all of our staff as dedicated, caring professionals, and we respect labour laws that affirm the legal rights of our unionized employee groups to engage in job actions. We know that all sides are working hard to reach agreements, and we are hopeful that a new central agreement will soon be reached with our CUPE education workers.

Where to Find Information Updates

As new information becomes available it will be posted to the WCDSB website at: https://wcdsb.ca/about-us/labour-updates/

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of uncertainty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which WCDSB employees are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees?

A: The following WCDSB positions are represented by CUPE:

  • Education Assistants
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Child and Youth Care Workers
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Lunch Hour Supervisors
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Payroll and Accounting Associates
  • Computer Technicians
  • Library Technicians
  • Communicative Disorders Assistants

Q: What does “work to rule” mean?

A: Work-to-rule is a labour action in which employees are instructed by their bargaining unit to do no more than the minimum required by the rules of their contract. On Monday, September 30, 2019 CUPE began what has been announced as a “work to rule” action in schools across Ontario. However, in addition to “working to rule” CUPE has also withdrawn specific services that would normally be performed by WCDSB staff as a regular part of their day-to-day duties. This has had an impact in our schools and school board administration is in daily contact with CUPE to ensure the safety and well-being of our students remains paramount. Despite the impact of the withdrawal of services, we know that our schools will remain welcoming Christ-centred environments.

Q: “Will the withdrawal of specific services normally performed directly affect my child?”

A: While there are many services that will not have a direct impact on the daily learning of our students, parents with children who take special transportation should anticipate a change in arrival and departure routines. Some duties typically performed by CUPE staff, have been temporarily assigned to other school staff including Administrators and central office staff. WCDSB has also arranged assistance from bus drivers. Please contact your Principal for school specific information on these temporary changes.

September 30th, 2019|

Registered Early Childhood Educators

(RECE-2019-04)

 

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. In the event you do not provide a Catholic Pastoral Reference you would be considered for Supply or Long Term Occasional Assignments.)
  • 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 October 21 at 4:00 pm.

 

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.

 

September 30th, 2019|

WCDSB Students Meet or Exceed Provincial Average in all Grade 3, 6, 9 & 10 EQAO Assessment Categories

Waterloo Region, ON – The Waterloo Catholic District School Board today released its 2018-19 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessment results for reading, writing and mathematics in grades three, six, nine and ten. Grade nine students are only assessed in mathematics. Grade 10 students participate in the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

For the 4th consecutive year, WCDSB students have met or exceeded the provincial average in Grade 3, 6 & 9 math. This includes standing 11% above the provincial average in Applied Level Math.

QuickFacts

  • The Grade 3 WCDSB to Ontario comparison shows WCDSB ahead of the province by +1% in reading (75%), +2% in writing (71%) and +4% in math (62%).
  • The Grade 6 WCDSB to Ontario comparison shows WCDSB reading and writing scores level with the province (at 81% and 82% respectively) — while math (49%) stands +1% above the provincial average.
  • The Grade 9 WCDSB to Ontario comparison shows WCDSB’s Applied Level Mathematics students ahead of the province by +11% (at 55%) — while the board’s Academic Level Mathematics students stand above the provincial average by 1% (85%)
  • The WCDSB to Ontario comparison of OSSLT results shows WCDSB students topped the provincial average by 2% — with 82% of students achieving success.

 Quotes

”Each year we have the opportunity to gain a snapshot into our progress as a system when we receive our EQAO results.  This year’s results give us many reasons to celebrate the work of our staff and students, but we know there is more work to be done.  Our schools, like our students, are each unique and in every case, there is an invitation to dig deeper into the results to see how we can improve and grow further in our achievement.  We continue to be very pleased that we have met or exceeded the provincial average in all measures.  We are particularly proud of our work in the area of Grade 9 Applied Mathematics and hope to carry that momentum forward in all our work throughout the system”.

~ Loretta Notten, Director of Education

Related Links

Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 49 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

 

September 25th, 2019|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — September, 2019

Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, September 9, 2019 – Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

Inaugural Service Learning for Credit Course

For the past number of years, WCDSB has given high school students the opportunity to have an experience in the global south, specifically in the Dominican Republic. The purpose of the trip is to seed students for service in the context of international and intercultural dialogue. The overall impact for students and staff who have had this experience has been consistently positive. That said, there has never been an opportunity to connect this experience to a credit bearing course experience.

In the 2018-19 school year, St. Benedict CSS and Monsignor Doyle CSS ran the Board’s inaugural three-credit service-learning experience. Students spent the year planning for their trip through local encounters and fundraising activities. In the second semester they began their formal course work which was intended to strengthen their knowledge base about the country they would visit (Kenya) — as well as the various dynamics impacting the specific community which they would visit. Seeing and understanding the interconnection of education to health, water, food and opportunity were critical points of learning. Mapping to a religion, social justice and co-op credit, students were able to experience a transformative learning experience which really does reflect our Board’s mission statement that “we educate and nurture hope in all learners to realize their full potential to transform God’s world.” This first group of students were pioneers in exploring the infinite possibilities that are borne of service learning for credit programs. This coming year Resurrection CSS will participate in the experience.

The full report is available on pages 8-9 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Summer Boost Program Report

The goal of Summer Boost is to provide an exciting educational program aimed at improving the numeracy and literacy skills of students through:

  • Having a variety of opportunities for hands on learning from science experiments to trips to the Outdoor Education center and Library;
  • Serving healthy snacks daily and engaging in regular physical activity that emphasizes teamwork, skills and fair play;
  • Engaging in fun literacy/numeracy activities at school and home with family members as part of the Home Numeracy/Literacy Program;
  • Receiving an integrated arts education – as cooperative activities are designed each week to promote creative thinking and expression through music, drama and visual arts;
  • Accessing technology including chromebooks;
  • Making new friends and developing a belief in themselves as learners through the power of perseverance.

In 2018 a total of nine classes, divided equally among three school sites, served 135 students.

The full report is available on pages 12-25 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (BIPSA) Update

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (BIPSA) sets specific operational direction to ensure that the key components outlined in the WCDSB’s Multi Year Strategic Plan as well as other relevant initiatives and priorities are addressed.

Updated annually and responsive to shifting contexts and needs throughout the year, the BIPSA reflects our system’s continued commitment to improved student achievement and wellbeing. It assures that the board’s mission, “As disciples of Christ, we educate and nurture hope in all learners to realize their full potential to transform God’s world”, is embedded in all we do. It is rooted in the evangelical vision of Catholic education which is beautifully defined in our Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs).

The Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement provides the framework for each school’s School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (SIPSA). The SIPSA allows for a more nuanced and focused plan that meets the specific needs of our unique and diverse school communities, each of which has its own metrics and targets that are monitored throughout the year and revised annually.

Key aspects of the 2019-2020 BIPSA are:

  • A call to “Know our learners”; “Respond to their needs”; and “Monitor our progress”
  • A focus on assessment for learning
  • A greater emphasis on leveraging technology to accelerate learning
  • A prioritization of experiential learning opportunities across all Pathways
  • A re-emphasis of Global Competencies that connect and align world-wide instructional priorities and OCSGEs
  • Greater attention to responsive small group instruction in math
  • Fostering math conceptual retention by building connections between math concepts

The 2019-2020 BIPSA takes the form of a two-sided “placemat”. This attention to brevity and clarity is intended to lead to greater engagement by all stakeholders and achievement by our students. The BIPSA can be read or approached in distinct manners and reflects a core focus, namely that we are committed to a) knowing our learners, b) responding to their needs, and c) monitoring their progress.

To view the full plan please see pages 26-30 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Enrolment Update

Elementary

Budget Projection = 16,900

September 9, 2019 = 16,908

September 12, 2018 = 16,271

The year over year change is +637 elementary students. The change over the projected enrolment in the 2019-20 school year budget is +8 elementary students.

Kindergarten enrolment in September 2018 was 3,133. Kindergarten enrolment in September 2019 is 3,322, a year over year increase of 189 students.

The schools experiencing the largest increases in enrolment are:

  • John +87
  • Daniel +54
  • Agnes +54
  • Gabriel +49
  • Anne (K) +46
  • Dominic Savio +35
  • Paul +32

Secondary

Average Daily Enrolment Budget Projection = 6,775

Average Daily Enrolment 2018-2019 = 6,550

Average Daily Enrolment Projected with September 13, 2019 Full Time Equivalents = 6,800

The Average Daily Enrolment projection will be calculated again after October 31, 2019.

The year over year increase in enrolment in both elementary and secondary is projected to be 887 students.

To view the full report please see pages 27-28 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Summer Construction Update

During the 2018-2019 school year, numerous construction projects were undertaken at many schools throughout the Region. All projects were funded by the Ministry of Education and were associated with building renewal, school priorities and capital projects. School renewal projects which capture non-building envelope items such as painting, flooring and millwork, totaled approximately $3.49 million. School condition improvement (SCI) which includes repairs to building components, improving accessibility and energy efficiencies totaled approximately $5.44 million. The majority of the work was carried out during an eight-week period over the summer months.

In addition to the school construction projects, a full renovation to the office spaces as well as mechanical, electrical and HVAC upgrades continue at the CEC. The majority of the renovations will be completed by September 30. The Parish Hall/New Board Room will be completed for November 1, 2019.

To view the full report please see pages 19-23 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Changes to HPE/Sex Ed Curriculum

In 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Education introduced an updated Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, with significant revisions to the Human Development and Sexual Health strand. In Catholic schools, the content about human sexuality is not delivered as part of the Health and Physical Education program, but rather is incorporated as one aspect of the Family Life Curriculum. While the majority of content introduced in the 2015 version of the provincial HPE curriculum was already a part of FLE curriculum, additional resources were developed in 2015-2016 to ensure full alignment with the curriculum requirements of the day. Changes recently introduced to the HPE curriculum will continue to be fully addressed through the Family Life Education program in a way that is consistent with Church teachings, and our faith tradition. We teach the curriculum established by the Ministry of Education, and curriculum across all subject areas through the lens of our Catholic faith.

The revised curriculum largely restores the content put in place in 2015, with some further updates, and some modest changes:

  • The 2015 Curriculum had three strands (A: Active Living; B: Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts and Strategies; C: Healthy Living). Additionally, the curriculum identified “Living Skills”, with a note that the skills expectations were addressed across the HPE curriculum and that they should be assessed and evaluated within the other three strands.
  • The 2019 curriculum has 4 strands (A: Social Emotional Learning Skills; B: Active Living; C: Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts and Strategies; D: Healthy Living. “Social Emotional Learning Skills” is introduced as an additional strand, replacing “Living Skills” expectations.
  • The 2019 document includes concussion education from kindergarten through to grade 8 including explicit education on Board concussion protocols.
  • Concentrated focus towards online safety and bullying from kindergarten through to grade 8.
  • Concentrated focus on vaping education from kindergarten through to grade 8.
  • The 2019 curriculum expectations in the Healthy Living strand focuses on five health topics:

✔ Healthy Eating

✔ Personal Safety & Injury Prevention

✔ Substance Use, Addictions & Related Behaviours

✔ Human Development & Sexual Health

✔ Mental Health Literacy (New – 2019)

To view the full report please see pages 24-26 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Capital Priorities

The Ministry of Education has requested business case submissions for capital project funding. The submission deadline is September 30, 2019. Board staff will be submitting six capital priorities to the Ministry of Education.

East Kitchener — New 1400 pupil place school (400 Elementary and 1000 Secondary) to alleviate enrolment pressure at St. Mary’s HS, St. Daniel, Saint John Paul II, St. Anne Kitchener, and Canadian Martyrs. Proposed opening: 2022-2023

Huron-Brigadoon — New 564 pupil place school. Proposed opening: 2021-2022

St. John — Addition – 8 classrooms + childcare. Proposed opening: 2021-2022

Southeast Galt — New 350 pupil place school. This is part of a joint partnership with WRDSB and the City of Cambridge. Proposed opening: 2023-2024

St. Agnes — Addition – 8 classrooms + gymnasium + library. Proposed opening: 2020-2021

Rosenberg — New 400 pupil place school + community centre. The City of Kitchener is interested in partnering with WCDSB to construct a community centre along with the school. Proposed opening: 2023-2024

To view the full report please see pages 29-31 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 September 2019 is available on page 32 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, October 7, 2019

St. Benedict CSS, Cambridge

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, October 28, 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

September 24th, 2019|

Junior Financial Analyst

Job Posting Number: PASS 2019-13

Reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst, this challenging position will be responsible for:

 

  • Preparation of the salary and benefits budget for our transportation consortium and assist with preparation for the Board salary and benefit budget
  • Working in collaboration with the Senior Financial Analyst to monitor budgets, prepare variance analysis, projections and financial reporting for management
  • Assist with preparation of monthly and quarterly internal monitoring reports
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget presentation materials, including Meritorious Budget Award report
  • Working in collaboration with the Payroll Supervisor to develop standard review processes and templates to highlight anomalies
  • Developing reports for internal use and review existing reports for improvement opportunities
  • Assist with developing school budget allocations and monitoring school budgets
  • Preparation of monthly Key Performance Indicators
  • Working closely with budget holders to assist with budget monitoring and support
  • Assisting with year-end audit preparation and analysis
  • Other duties as assigned

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma or degree in a business-related field
  • 3+ years experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology and advanced computer applications (Excel, Access, Word)
  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and language skills

 

DESIRABLE ASSETS:

  • School board or other public sector experience
  • Knowledge of MS Dynamics NAV

Salary Range:

PASS Level 3, $57,697.00-67,877 per year in accordance with the PASS Terms of Employment

Hours of Work:  Permanent full time:   35 hours per week/52 weeks per year

Location(s):   Catholic Education Centre, 35 Weber St., Kitchener

 

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

Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca.  for external applicants and internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca for internal applicants.  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:

https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

Applications will be accepted until October 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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.

 

September 16th, 2019|

Daily Occasional Supply List Teachers

Daily Occasional Supply List Teachers

(AC-2019-85)

 

At the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we believe that preparing students today for the challenges of an ever-changing world is our highest priority and our reputation is proof that we work hard to accomplish this. In meeting the demands of today’s educational needs, we invite all interested Certified Teachers to apply directly to the posting that can be found on Apply to Education website www.applytoeducation.com

Listed below are the areas for which applications are currently being accepted for:


Elementary: All
Secondary: All

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

  • Cover letter and resume
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Copy of Roman Catholic baptismal certificate. A confirmation certificate from a Roman Catholic Church is sufficient ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic
  • Catholic Pastoral Reference form – found on our website https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Two (2) professional academic references
  • Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  • Most recent teacher performance appraisal summative reports OR practice teaching reports (if applicable)

 

Minimum Requirements to be considered for daily occasional supply teaching assignments only:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Copy of a Roman Catholic baptismal certificate from a Roman Catholic Church
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Two (2) professional academic references
  • Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  • Most recent teacher performance appraisal summative reports OR practice teaching reports (if applicable)

 

Application Process:

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

A Complete Application Checklist for Teachers can be found at: https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/wcdsb-complete-application-checklist-teachers/

 

All requested documents must be provided.

Please note: Incomplete applications are not considered for interview.

 

 

Applications and supporting documentation stating qualifications and teaching experience will be received until September 30th at 4:00pm via website: www.applytoeducation.com.

 

The interview sessions are scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 19th.

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.

 

 

Subsequent posting dates:

 

Posting #2:

November 11 to January 30

Interview date: February 22 and/or February 29

 

Posting #3:

February 14 to March 13

Interview date: April 4

September 9th, 2019|

Welcome Back Message to all WCDSB Staff from Director of Education Loretta Notten

Welcome Back!

And so we begin another #WCDSBAwesome School Year!  Yesterday we invited our community to share their #WCDSBFirstDay memories and pictures, and we visited St. Boniface CES where staff and students shared what they love about the first day.

In both cases – the pictures shared and the insights offered truly “filled my bucket”.  They captured the joy and anticipation of a new school year. Students shared thoughts,  as they often do, that were profound and insightful.  I was moved by the young man who said “I love the first day because it is a chance to re-invent yourself” and by the teacher who observed that she treasures being able to “welcome my students back and tell them I love them”.  Those sentiments really do capture the truly special nature of this time of year and our vocation.  Our staff and students commented on their excitement for the new faces, on the potential for fun, on just the realization of the many days to come and the opportunity to challenge oneself anew!  There are infinite possibilities for the year ahead and that is the true magic of these first few days! You can find the video at: https://wcdsb.ca/wcdsbfirstday/.

I hope you have been inspired by our Pastoral Plan theme of #CalledToBelong.  Inspired by the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter Renewing the Promise, it reminds us that we are all one in Christ Jesus and we as a Catholic school system, are commissioned to remind our students that they are all children of God, and called to be members of His family.  What greater message could we share?  I hope you share my pride in the communities of inclusion within Waterloo Catholic, and we hope that the theme that grounds us at this time is a beacon to us now and always to foster school communities of welcome and safety, of love and hope, and of Faith for our students.

The year ahead may not be without its challenges.  My prayer for our system is that we have the grace to travel whatever challenges come our way in respectful relationship with one another, and that we are all called to our better selves.  When we travel together, striving for open communication and walking in the shoes of the other, we will be destined to arrive at our journey stronger and with more joy in our hearts.  We are preparing our students to fulfill the Catholic Graduate Expectations, and as such we nurture them to be compassionate, creative, responsible citizens.  We want them to be empowered to use their voices and to be strong global citizens.  In order to succeed in this regard, we must found our system and our decisions in our students.  If we hold our gospel values close, and work and learn in service of our students, our road may not always be easy, but we will succeed in our vocation as a Catholic community.

I am filled with optimism for the potential of this system because despite any challenges, there is always goodness that prevails in our schools and in our classrooms.   As we greeted our  Administrators for the new school year, we were able to share the many strides we have made as a system over the past year and how well we are progressing against so many of our articulated priorities and goals.  Feeding from our Multi-Year Strategic Plan, we continue to unfold our Pastoral Plan as we transition to Year 2 #GatheredtoBecome later this fall, we launch a new Board Improvement Plan for Student Learning (BIPSA) that keeps the learner at its core, and we formalize our WCDSB Well-Being Plan, that acknowledges the integral significance of our health and well-being to our success.  We are well positioned to fulfill our Vison of our schools as:  Heart of the Community, providing Success for each and a Place for All.

Take the time to visit our website to see the updates and to stay in touch. And be sure to follow us on Twitter @WCDSBNewswire. When you have an idea – share it in your local setting but do not be shy about having your voice heard by others as well, including those of us who work at the CEC.  Your contributions and your voice matters.  Let’s build our preferred future together.

I am most grateful to the senior team for their leadership and guidance, but also to each of you for your myriad of contributions which we truly do value.  Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year.  Let’s continue to authentically live out our mission to educate and nurture hope in all learners to realize their full potential to transform God’s world.  May the year ahead be your best-ever.  May you never doubt that you are valued, that you make a difference and that you work in the service of the greatest vocation.

On behalf of the senior team and the Board of Trustees, thank you for all you do and once again, have a #WCDSBAwesome school year!

Yours in service and appreciation,

Loretta Notten – Director of Education

September 4th, 2019|