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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....

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...

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...

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.   ...

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...

WCN - Issue 5, Winter 2016

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






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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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!...

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...

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! ...

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...

School boards and police services seek input on investigation protocol

August 16, 2016
​ For Immediate Release
August 16, 2016 GUELPH, Ontario – Local school boards and police services are seeking public input on a protocol outlining the working relationship and appropriate responses to occurrences requiring police investigation or response to schools and boards. The document “Police-School Board Protocol for the Investigation of School-Related...

Backing Up Your WCDSB Google Drive

June 24, 2016
​ Please click here​ to read an important step by step document on how to back up your WCDSB Google Drive.

Wellington Catholic District School Board Approves Balanced Budget for 2016-2017

June 21, 2016

Media Release
Wellington Catholic District School Board Approves Balanced Budget for 2016-2017​ The Wellington Catholic District School  Board has approved a balanced budget that continues to ensure excellence in faith formation,  learning and achievement. The 2016/17 budget was approved for final submission by Trustees  at its public mee ting...

Local Board Chair Elected as National Trustee President

June 13, 2016
​ Media Release
Local Board Chair Elected as National Trustee President
The Wellington Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that Board Chair, Marino Gazzola, was elected President of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association.
At the recent Annual General Meeting and Conference, “Walking in the Light”, newly...

Graduation Rate Well Above Provincial Average

May 04, 2016
​ Premier Kathleen Wynne just announced that Ontario's five-year high school graduation rate has increased to 85.5% -- the highest level in the province's history.  The four-year graduation rate is 78.3%.  The graduation rates for Wellington Catholic District School Board are well above the provincial average. "Our excellent results speak to...

Principal and Vice Principal Transfers and Appointments Effective, September 6, 2016

April 19, 2016

​Principal and Vice Principal Transfers and Appointments  Effective, September 6, 2016.
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School Year Calendar for 2016-17 Approved by Ministry of Education

April 14, 2016
​ The Ministry of Education has approved the school year calendars for the 2016-17 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Wellington Catholic District School Board. Trustees initially approved the draft school year calendars at the February meeting of the Board, which was then submitted to the Ministry of...

Parents as Partners

April 05, 2016

Featuring keynote  speaker Dr. Susan Williams, Psychologist "A Parent's Guide to Reducing Stress and Increasing Resilience in Children" Saturday April 30, 2016 - 8am to 1:45pm
​Register Online:  https://parents-as-partners-2016.eventbrite.ca
Seminar topics include:
Cyberfulling 101 - Christian Mediation - Brain Gym - Discipline - Drugs - Girls Self Esteem - Strengths...

Seder Meal

March 07, 2016
​ The Wellington Catholic District School Board Catholicity Council would like to invite all employees and their families to our Seder Meal on Thursday March 31st, from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Loyola House at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre.
The Seder or Paschal Meal is the traditional Jewish family meal for...

Message for Lent 2016 by the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby

February 16, 2016
​ The readings of the liturgy for the opening days of Lent invite us to focus on some basic questions as we begin our journey through this sacred season. What does it mean to repent and believe the Good News? What difference should faith make to our living and dying? How...

Here We Grow: Co-Creating Our Future

February 08, 2016

​ We want to hear from you! Click here to learn about our strategic planning process beginning February 2016. Click  Here We Grow  for surveys opening February 8, 2016.    ...