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Wellington Catholic District School Board Approves Balanced Budget for 2019-2020

June 07, 2019

​ The Wellington Catholic District School Board has approved a balanced budget that strives to minimize the impact at the classroom level and ensure excellence in faith formation, learning and achievement. The 2019/20 budget was approved for final submission by Trustees on Monday, June 3, 2019. This was a challenging...
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#WE Come Together

May 28, 2019

1100 student participants, 4 Catholic high schools, and 1 great cause.  Over $90 000 dollars was raised at the recent board-wide Relay For Life event hosted by Bishop Macdonell Catholic High school On Friday May 24th, 2019.

​​It was the vision of 2014 St. James graduate Jacklyn...
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Harmful Social Media Challenge Notice for Parents

February 28, 2019

  February 28, 2019

  Dear Parents and Guardians,
We have become aware of a video that is showing up on YouTube and shared via other social media apps that encourages children to self-injure or even consider suicide. The frightening character, called MOMO, challenges children to explore ways to hurt...
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Settlement Workers in Schools program helps newcomer students stay safe in the workplace

January 31, 2019
​   ​Settlement Workers in Schools program helps newcomer students stay safe in the workplace.
GUELPH, Ontario – On January 31 2019, several students from the Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board will participate in the Ontario Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training at Immigrant Services...
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Wellington Catholic District School Board Chair delivers Inaugural Address

January 15, 2019
​ Board Chair, Marino Gazzola, delivered his Inaugural Address at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday, January 14, 2019.
Marino Gazzola began by thanking his fellow trustees for the confidence they have placed in him and noting the privilege and honour it is to serve as the...
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A Community That Instils Hope

December 18, 2018
​   The Wellington Catholic District School Board has tallied the total funds raised at the 16th Annual Bishop’s Dinner For Community Needs. Five local organizations will be the beneficiaries of $55,000 raised this year to be shared across our community, just in time for Christmas. They include; Children’s Foundation of...
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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...
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An Open Letter to the Community Regarding Teacher's Arrest

December 11, 2018
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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....
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​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...
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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...
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Education Development Charge Information Session

October 08, 2018
​ EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGE
INFORMATION SESSION  THE UPPER GRAND DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD & THE  WELLINGTON CATHOLIC DISTRICT ​SCHOOL BOARD EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGE (EDC) BY-LAW RENEWAL PROCESS 
MEETING WITH INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS   WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 th , 2018 3:30-5:00PM  
AT:   Nicholas Keith Room - Wellington County Museum & Archives  
0536Wellington Rd 18  
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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...
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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. ...
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Letter to Parent Regarding Potential Student Walkout

September 19, 2018
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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...
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National Skills Canada Win By St James CHS Student A Journey Of Collective Success

June 28, 2018
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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:...
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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...
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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...
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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.  
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...