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Provincial Primary and Junior EQAO Assessment Results Show Continued Success for Wellington Catholic Students

September 20, 2017


On September 20, 2017, the Ontario provincial government released the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessment results for Reading, Writing and Mathematics in the Primary (Grades 1-3) and Junior (Grades 4-6) Divisions for all publicly-funded elementary schools in Ontario. The results from Wellington Catholic District School Board...
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Wellington Catholic Students Continue to Exceed the Provincial Standard on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

September 20, 2017
​ Wellington Catholic students have, again, exceeded the provincial standard on the Education Quality Assessment Office's (EQAO) Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The OSSLT is written annually by students in grade 10 as one of 32 requirements to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Two groups of students participate in...
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Wellington Catholic Students Surpass Provincial Results on EQAO Grade 9 Mathematics Assessment

September 20, 2017

Students in the Wellington Catholic District School Board continue to show consistent achievement on the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics according to results released today by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).  Wellington Catholic students continue to exceed the provincial standard in both Academic and Applied Math. Students at...
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Board Improvement Plan 2017-2018

September 05, 2017
​ Please click the image below to see the Board Plan for:  Excellent in Faith Formation, Learning and Achievement

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External Volunteer Member - Audit Committee

August 16, 2017
​The Wellington Catholic District School Board is seeking one community member with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its audit committee for a 3-year term effective December 1, 2017​.
Please click here​ for additional information. ...
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Special Needs Strategy Communique #9

July 13, 2017
Please follow the link below for the latest update on the Special Needs Strategy: Communique #9    
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Guelph Homebuilders OYAP Award Winner

May 26, 2017
​Guelph Homebuilders OYAP Award winner Stefano ​from Our Lady of Lourdes is seen in the attached picture with Upper Grand winner Avery and the Ke​ynote speaker at the GDHBA luncheon, Leaf great and Hockey Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler.


The GDHBA Luncheon was held at the Delta Inn...
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Skills Ontario Competition 2017

May 26, 2017
Lia Kirkipatrick and Emma Mackaracher, grade 8 students at Sacred Heart Elementary school Guelph, placed gold at the Skills Ontario Competition May 1st, 2017.  The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition and offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best...
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Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework - Third Progress Report

May 18, 2017
​   Third Progress Report Survey       The Ministry of Education has engaged a team of researchers to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the  Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework  (2007). Your participation is...
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Wellington Catholic Graduation Rate over 90%

May 10, 2017
​   ​ Graduation rate for Catholic board among the highest in the province ​ ​​​
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2017-18 School Year Calendar Approved

April 26, 2017
  The Ministry of Education has approved the school year calendars for the 2017-18 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Wellington Catholic District School Board.  School Year Calendar 17-18 Final.pdf ​

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WCN - Issue 6, Spring 2017

April 11, 2017
​ ​ Newsletter ​​of the Wellington Catholic District School Board, Issue 6 - Spring 2017






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Wellington CDSB and STWDSTS School Busses First in Ontario to go Wireless

February 09, 2017
  February 8, 2017 | For Immediate Release | Guelph, ON The definition of homework is taking on a new meaning for some bussed students at St James Catholic High School (StJames) this semester with the launch of a pilot project that will see several bus routes equipped with wireless internet....
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Automotive Students to Kick Off Exciting Apprenticeship, College Program

February 09, 2017
​ ​GUELPH, Ontario – Four automotive students in the Wellington Catholic District School Board are about to start an exciting program that will put them a step ahead once they graduate high school.

The Automotive Service Technician OYAP  Level 1 Program gives students the opportunity to sign on as an...
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Wellington Catholic’s Facility Dog Supports Mental Health and Wellness

February 03, 2017
​For Immediate Release February 2, 2017
A new staff member has joined the Wellington Catholic team. Welly, a two-­‐year old Labrador Retriever who was specially bred and trained to support students is now working at Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School.  Social Workers help students struggling with social, emotional, and mental health challenges...
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Vulnerable Persons Registry

December 18, 2016
​ ANNOUNCING the launch of a Vulnerable Persons Registry in Guelph on January 2, 2017!!
  We are excited to announce a Vulnerable Persons Registry in Guelph effective January 2, 2017.  This free registry will be open to caregivers of, and individuals themselves who may be considered vulnerable in public situations.   ...
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Wellington Catholic Selects Chair and Vice Chair for Coming Year

December 06, 2016
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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 5, 2016.
Returning as Chair is Marino Gazzola for his fourteenth year as the senior elected official for the Catholic School Board. Marino...
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WCN - Issue 5, Winter 2016

December 06, 2016
​ Newsletter ​​of the Wellington Catholic District School Board, Issue 5 - Winter 2016






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International Baccalaureate (IB) at Sacred Heart, Guelph

November 23, 2016
  Are You Interested in International Baccalaureate (IB) at Sacred Heart Catholic School, Guelph? You are invited Parent Information Night on January 17, 2017, 7 pm at Sacred Heart, Guelph The Registration and Admission process will be posted shortly.  Stay tuned. Email sacredheartIB@wellingtoncdsb.ca if you have any questions.  http://www.wellingtoncdsb.ca/Documents/WCDSB%2016-33%20IB%20flyer_printer.pdf ...
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Board Votes Yes to Expand IB And Develop More Globally-Minded Youth

November 08, 2016
​ Wellington Catholic's Successful International Baccalaureate Programme To Be Offered To Primary Grades November 8, 2016 | For Immediate Release | Guelph, ON - The Trustees of the Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) have given the green light for the board to open an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme...
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Scoring & Reporting Plan for Voluntary OSSLT (October 2o, 2016)

November 06, 2016
  ​ ​Following the cyberattack that disrupted the online administration of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on October 20, 2016, there were questions that needed to be answered before a decision could be made about whether EQAO would be able to score completed tests. Please review the following letter...
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Online Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Trial Cancellation

October 21, 2016
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​Press Release from EQAO It is with great disappointment that we acknowledge that the October 20 trial of the online OSSLT was unsuccessful. Unfortunately, we experienced widespread technical issues with the network and, as a result, we had to cancel the trial assessment. We do not yet exactly know...
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Music, Laughter and Dignitaries Help Officially Open New School in Rockwood

September 28, 2016
​ For Immediate Release September 28, 2016
Staff, students and local members of parliament gathered last Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic School to bless and officially open the new Rockwood elementary school. The blessing was given by Bishop Douglas Crosby, Bishop of the Hamilton Diocese to a full gymnasium which included...
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Wellington Catholic School Board Students Achievement on Primary and Junior Division EQAO

September 21, 2016
​ For Immediate Release September 21, 2016
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the results of the provincial assessment results for Reading, Writing and Mathematics in the Primary (Grades 1-3) and Junior (Grades 4-6) Divisions in all elementary schools in Ontario on Sept. 21st. The results show that...
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Wellington Students Continue to Shine in OSSLT

September 21, 2016
​ For Immediate Release September 21, 2016
The Provincial government has just released the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessment results for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) for all high schools in Ontario. Results for Wellington Catholic students continue to be well above the Provincial average....
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Students Achieve Consistent Results on the EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

September 21, 2016
​ For Immediate Release September 21, 2016
Students in the Wellington Catholic District School Board continue to show consistent achievement on the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics according to results released today by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).
The percentage of students who met or exceeded the...
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Annual Bishop's Dinner for Community Needs

September 12, 2016

​When:  Thursday, October 6, 2016                 Reception:  5:45pm                 Dinner:  6:30pm
Where:  Italian-Canadian Club of Guelph, 135 Ferguson Street, Guelph
Cost:  $95 per person
Please call 519-821-4640 ext 214 to reserve your tickets!...
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9th Annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education

September 12, 2016
​ St. Jerome’s University looks forward to welcoming you to our campus for this year’s Diocesan Mass.
The theme, To the Ends of the Earth, reminds us that the Word of God is a gift for the world, and honours our patron saint, St. Jerome, whose feast day is September...
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Theology on Tap - September 20 @ 7PM

September 12, 2016
​ SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 AT 7 PM | THE ALBION HOTEL GUELPH
TOPIC: "BLISTERS, BEDLAM, BREAKTHROUGH: TRAIL MIX ON THE CAMINO"
SPEAKER: YVONNE RUNSTEDLER | LIVE CELTIC BAND: HOUSE OF GOOD CHEER
CONTACT: THEOLOGYONTAPGUELPH@GMAIL.COM
Click here​ to see the official invitation! ...
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Strategic Plan Sets the Stage for Successful New School Year

September 06, 2016
​ For Immediate Release September 6, 2016
Wellington Catholic kicks off the new school year with the official launch of their Multi-­‐Year Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan Sets the Stage for Successful New School Year​

As the first week of a new school year starts, Wellington Catholic officially launches...