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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...
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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...
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WCN • FEATURE ISSUE • WINTER 2017 • ISSUE 8

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