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Update - Open Letter to the Community Regarding Teacher's Arrest

December 11, 2018

  December 11, 2018
7:30 p.m.

  Dear Parents and Guardians,
  I am writing as an update to my previous communication of today. As we are learning more, I want to
inform you of some additional information that is being reported widely in the media.
  Guelph Police Services...

An Open Letter to the Community Regarding Teacher's Arrest

December 11, 2018
December 11, 2018
Dear Parents,
Earlier today we learned that Guelph Police Services arrested and charged a teacher who is an  employee of the board. Immediately upon learning of the situation the school board followed  all appropriate policies and procedures.
The staff member is no longer at work....

​Parents of students with developmental disabilities invited to Community Resource Fair

October 23, 2018
Parents and guardians of children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities are invited to a community resource fair that will offer a wide variety of supports and information.
The Adult Abilities Community Resource Fair will be held on November 8, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of...

The Cannabis Conversation

October 16, 2018

​ Tuesday October 16, 2018  To our Wellington Catholic School Communities, 
RE: The Cannabis Conversation 
The upcoming changes to the cannabis legislation have been a priority conversation in the Wellington Catholic District School Board for the past year. We have been working closely with our schools and community partners...

Education Development Charge Information Session

October 08, 2018
AT:   Nicholas Keith Room - Wellington County Museum & Archives  
0536Wellington Rd 18  

Wellington Catholic Begins Listening Tour and Strat Chat

October 01, 2018
​ The Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) has entered into the public phase of their strategic planning process with the launch of an online tool called Thoughtexchange. Parents, students, staff and community are invited to participate in the Strat Chat between October 1 and October 19, 2018 and to share...

Wellington Catholic School Board Students Achievement on Provincial EQAO Assessments

September 19, 2018
​ Wellington Catholic School Board Students Achievement on Provincial EQAO Assessments
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has released the results for provincial assessments including the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment, Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test and the Primary (Grades 1-3) and Junior (Grades 4-6) Reading, Writing and Mathematics assessments. ...

Letter to Parent Regarding Potential Student Walkout

September 19, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018  
Dear Parents/Guardians,  
It has come to our attention that some students in Wellington Catholic District School Board are planning a student walkout on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Guelph City Hall, 1-3 p.m., protesting changes to the curriculum. Information and messages...

National Skills Canada Win By St James CHS Student A Journey Of Collective Success

June 28, 2018
When St James Catholic High School student Lia Kirkpatrick walked across the stage at the Skills Canada national competition in Edmonton earlier this month to receive her gold medal, it was the final steps of a 9 month long journey that started with a simple question from a friend:...

Board Approves Balanced Budget for 2018-2019

June 14, 2018
​ Wellington Catholic District School Board  Approves Balanced Budget for 2018-2019 The Wellington Catholic District School Board has approved a balanced budget that continues to ensure excellence in faith formation, learning and achievement. The 2018/19 budget was approved for final submission by Trustees on Monday, May 28, 2018. The Board is...

Schools in Wellington Catholic District School Board Certify as Ontario EcoSchools

June 12, 2018
  ​ Caring for the Earth: Schools in Wellington Catholic District School Board certify as Ontario EcoSchools This year, four schools in Wellington Catholic District School Board certified with the Ontario EcoSchools program, joining a growing movement of 1,900 schools across the province.   ​Ontario EcoSchools works with 58 school boards...

WCN Feature Issue • Summer 2018 • Issue 10

May 30, 2018
Click here​​ to to read more about mental health and well-being initiatives at Wellington Catholic.  

2018-2019 School Year Calendar Approved

May 24, 2018
​   The Ministry of Education has approved the   school year calendars for the 2018-19 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Wellington Catholic District School Board.  2018-19 School Year Calendar.pdf

Catholic Education Week - Renewing the Promise

May 04, 2018

  ​During the week of May 6 to May 11, 2018 the Wellington Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values that underpin...

First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Advisory Committee Open House

May 02, 2018
​ Please join us for a "Meet and Greet" with the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Advisory Committee for the Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic District School Boards! When:  Monday, May 7, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 pm Where:  Paisley Road Public School, 406 Paisley Road, Guelph Learn about how the committee...

Youth Engagement Program

May 02, 2018
Are you wondering what a career in policing could be like? ​Registration is now open for the Guelph Police Service’s Youth Engagement Program (YEP). YEP is a free interactive and informative after-school program, which gives students in grades 10 to 12+ the opportunity to learn about policing. The program runs...

New and exciting hairstyling and aesthetics program

April 23, 2018
​Hairstyling and Aesthetics program has established an innovative partnership with our community partner, La Luma Salon​ ​
The Wellington Catholic District School Board is excited to announce a new and innovative program in Hairstyling and Aesthetics. As a district program for Wellington Catholic, students at any of our four Catholic...

Young Scientists, Engineers, and Coders converge on the Hanlon

April 04, 2018
​ Media Release April 3, 2018 | For Immediate Release | Guelph, ON​
The Wellington Catholic District School Board Regional Skills Competition is expanding. This year’s competition is the biggest yet, with all 18 district elementary schools and a total of 375 students competing in design challenge events such as:...

Public Health launching a live Flu Forum on Facebook

February 14, 2018
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health will be hosting a live forum on their Facebook page on Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.   Everyone is invited to join Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Heath, and Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, a physician with Public Health on the WDG Public Health Facebook page as they answer your questions...

Public Health has just announced new flu clinic dates and times during the rest of the week.

February 13, 2018
Additional Flu Clinics Added for Wednesday to Friday, February 13 - 16 ​

Guelph Chancellors Way Tuesday, February 13 from 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 14 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, February 15 from 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 16 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Fergus Tuesday, February 13...

Public Health information on influenza and vaccinations in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph

February 09, 2018
February 9, 2018 A message to all school communities regarding cases of influenza in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph region Public Health has informed the school board that influenza is circulating in the communities of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph. This is a community-wide concern and is not specific to any school. Public Health has stated that the risk...

Wellington Catholic District School Board Chair delivers Inaugural Address

January 17, 2018
​ Board Chair, Marino Gazzola, delivered his Inaugural Address at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday, January 15, 2018.
Highlighting the 175 year legacy and tradition of excellence in Catholic Education was a strong theme throughout Gazzola’s address. He spoke to the responsibility of leaders to...

Engagement to Develop a New Vision in Student Transportation in Ontario

January 14, 2018
​ As announced in July 2017, the ministry will begin a broad engagement to develop a New Vision in Student Transportation in Ontario.   More than 800,000 Ontario students rely on student transportation services to get them to and from school safely and on-time.  This is made possible through a partnership between...


December 11, 2017
​Click here​​ to read how Wellington Catholic is learning to code and changing the world of mathematics​.

Wellington Catholic Selects Chair and Vice Chair for Coming Year

December 05, 2017

Trustees with the Wellington Catholic District School Board selected their Chair and Vice Chair for the coming year at the Board's Inaugural Meeting on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Returning as Chair is Marino Gazzola for his fifteenth year as the senior elected official for the Catholic School Board....

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 04, 2017

Flags at all schools will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  It is a day to remember and reflect. We all share in the responsibility to speak up against violence...

Students encouraged to submit writing, artwork showcasing diversity for the 2018 Multicultural Festival

November 28, 2017
​ K-12 students in Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin are being encouraged to showcase their talents as part of the   Guelph & District Multicultural Festival. The Multicultural Festival originally began in 1978. It’s mission is “to deliver a world-class affordable and accessible multi-faceted cultural experience to Guelph’s residents and visitors,” and to celebrate the...

Special Needs Strategy Update - Communique #10

October 30, 2017
Follow this LINK​ to review the latest update on the Dufferin Wellington Special Needs Strategy for Children and Youth.  ​

An open letter from Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy and United Way on Canada’s opioid crisis

October 12, 2017
​ Below is an open letter written by the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy and United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin, sharing accurate information with our communities on the national opioid crisis. ​

Dear Residents of Guelph and the County of Wellington, If you've been following the media and reading the headlines, you will...