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WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — December, 2018

Meetings

Inaugural Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Highlights

New Board of Trustees, Chair & Vice-Chair

On December 3, 2018 the Board of Trustees of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board elected Cambridge / North Dumfries Trustee Bill Conway as Chair of the Board, and Waterloo / Woolwich / Wellesley Trustee Melanie Van Alphen as Vice-Chair of the Board.

Most recently Vice-Chair of the Board, Trustee Conway succeeds Cambridge / North Dumfries Trustee Wendy Price, who remains as a Trustee.

The Inaugural Board Meeting was preceded by a special Mass, celebrated by the Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, O.M.I, Bishop of Hamilton. The Mass featured a special Commissioning Ceremony of members of the Board of Trustees, who were elected in the October 2018 municipal elections.

As part of the ceremony, the Board warmly welcomed first-time Trustees Kevin Dupuis and Tracey Weiler, both of whom represent Kitchener / Wilmot.

The new Board of Trustees is comprised of the following representatives:

Bill Conway (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Manuel da Silva (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Kevin Dupuis (Kitchener / Wilmot) **

Jeanne Gravelle (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich)

Wendy Price (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Greg Reitzel (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Brian Schmalz (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Melanie Van Alphen (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich)

Tracey Weiler (Kitchener / Wilmot) **

Meghan Nemeth and Izabella Tyc are the Student Trustees.

**  =  first elected in 2018 election

At the December 10th Public Board Meeting, newly-elected Board Chair Bill Conway presented his first Chair’s Report. The report is available on page 33 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Director of Education’s Annual Report

The Multi-Year Strategic Plan provides the road map for the staff of Waterloo Catholic District School Board and proclaims to the broader community our goals and aspirations. Per Section 283(3) of the Education Act the Director of Education must submit an Annual Report at the first Board meeting of December of each year reporting on the progress of the Board against the stated goals. As was reflected when the June 2018 Report Card brought to board on the Multi-Year Strategic Plan 2015-2018, there has been strong progress against all nine of our strategic directions, within our three priority areas.

The report takes a primarily electronic format this year – which is to say, while there will be a limited number of hard copy versions of the report, the primary design was intended for web presentation, and the hope is that the points of celebration will be seen equally strongly in word and picture.

We are tremendously proud of the accomplishments of our staff and students, and the vibrant connection that exists between home, parish and school.

Please visit https://annual.wcdsb.ca/ to view the report.

New Multi-Year Strategic Plan

The Education Act requires school boards to develop multi-year plans that are 3 years or more in scope. The multi-year plan provides focus and direction to the board to achieve both the Ministry of Education goals but just as importantly, the vision of the board.

The province has clearly identified its aspiration that Ontario’s educators will be supported in learning continuously and will be recognized as among the best in the world.  The Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan has endeavored to be faithful to these articulated priorities, as well to our Catholic Graduate Expectations and the principles of our Catholic Social Teachings.

The current three-year Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP), approved in December of 2015, concludes at the end of December 2018. In the spring of 2018 a system survey took place to both inform the report card on the current plan and to inform direction for the next iteration of the MYSP.

The new plan continues to be anchored by the role our faith plays in all our experiences in our Catholic schools, our vision for equity and inclusion, the focus areas of graduation rates, numeracy achievement in grade 6 and 9 and secondary literacy achievement, as well as fostering and celebrating our strong culture of innovation.

For a summary of the 2018-2022 MYSP, please see pages 27-32 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Equity Action Plan

In Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools our Equity, Diversity and Learning (EDL) Committee has set a goal of building educator capacity to serve all students and assist in removing identified barriers to success.  In our Catholic context, we employ a lens of liberation theology with a strong emphasis on the social teaching of preferential option for the poor.  Simply stated, this involves empowering students and their families to advocate for change so that they may not just survive but thrive in our school communities.  Additionally, we have committed to supporting our school administrators and educators in understanding and working to remove barriers that exist for students in accessing their learning.

Throughout this school year, we are following the Ontario Education Equity Action Plan’s key priorities in four areas:

  • School and classroom practices
  • Leadership, governance and human resource practices
  • Data collection, integration and reporting
  • Organizational culture change

The report is available on pages 21-24 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, January 14, 2018

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, January 21, 2018

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 49 schools and four adult education facilities, serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 182-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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 For more information, please contact:

John Shewchuk – Chief Managing Officer | (519) 578-3660 | john.shewchuk@wcdsb.ca

2018-12-11T14:39:36+00:00December 11th, 2018|

Board Meeting Agenda for December 10, 2018

Regular monthly Board and Committee of the Whole Board meetings of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s elected Board of Trustees are open to the public, and members of the public are always welcome to attend.

Please CLICK HERE to view the agenda for the December 10, 2018 Regular Public Board Meeting.

Please CLICK HERE to visit the Board of Trustees page on our website.

Please CLICK HERE for the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre’s location information.

Meetings generally adhere to the following schedule:

Committee of the Whole
Second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting
Fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Special Education Advisory Committee
First Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Delegations wishing to address a committee or the Board are required to e-mail alice.figueiredo@wcdsb.ca by the Wednesday prior to the meeting. Each delegation will be allowed ten minutes.

2018-12-06T15:30:33+00:00December 6th, 2018|

New Catholic Board of Trustees Elects Chair & Vice Chair

The Board of Trustees of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board has elected Cambridge / North Dumfries Trustee Bill Conway as Chair of the Board, and Waterloo / Woolwich / Wellesley Trustee Melanie Van Alphen as Vice-Chair of the Board. The meeting was held Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre.

Most recently Vice-Chair of the Board, Trustee Conway succeeds Cambridge / North Dumfries Trustee Wendy Price, who remains as a Trustee.

The Inaugural Board Meeting was preceded by a special Mass, celebrated by the Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, O.M.I, Bishop of Hamilton. The Mass featured a special Commissioning Ceremony of members of the Board of Trustees, who were elected in the October 2018 municipal elections.

As part of the ceremony, the Board warmly welcomed first-time Trustees Kevin Dupuis and Tracey Weiler, both of whom represent Kitchener / Wilmot.

The new Board of Trustees is comprised of the following representatives:

Bill Conway (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Manuel da Silva (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Kevin Dupuis (Kitchener / Wilmot) **

Jeanne Gravelle (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich)

Wendy Price (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Greg Reitzel (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Brian Schmalz (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Melanie Van Alphen (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich)

Tracey Weiler (Kitchener / Wilmot) **

Meghan Nemeth and Izabella Tyc are the Student Trustees.

**  =  first elected in 2018 election

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 49 schools and four adult education facilities, serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 182-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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For more information, please contact:

John Shewchuk – Chief Managing Officer | (519) 578-3660 | john.shewchuk@wcdsb.ca

 

 

2018-12-04T10:20:16+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Daily Occasional Supply List Teachers

Daily Occasional Supply List Teachers

(AC-2018-90)

 

At the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we believe that preparing students today for the challenges of an ever-changing world is our highest priority and our reputation is proof that we work hard to accomplish this. In meeting the demands of today’s educational needs, we invite all interested Certified Teachers to apply directly to the posting that can be found on Apply to Education website www.applytoeducation.com
Listed below are the areas for which applications are currently being accepted for:


Elementary: All
Secondary: All

 

Minimum Requirements to be considered for daily occasional, long term occasional, and permanent teaching assignments:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Copy of Roman Catholic baptismal certificate. A confirmation certificate from a Roman Catholic Church is sufficient ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic
  • Catholic Pastoral Reference form – found on our website https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Two (2) professional academic references
  • Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  • Most recent teacher performance appraisal summative reports OR practice teaching reports (if applicable)

 

Minimum Requirements to be considered for daily occasional supply teaching assignments only:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Copy of a Roman Catholic baptismal certificate from a Roman Catholic Church
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Two (2) professional academic references
  • Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  • Most recent teacher performance appraisal summative reports OR practice teaching reports (if applicable)

 

Application Process:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at:  www.applytoeducation.com

A Complete Application Checklist for Teachers can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/wcdsb-complete-application-checklist-teachers/

 

All requested documents must be provided; Candidates unable to provide all required documentation should apply to a subsequent posting once their application package is complete.

Please note: Incomplete applications are not considered for interview.

 

 

Subsequent posting dates are listed at the bottom of this posting.

 

 

Applications and supporting documentation stating qualifications and teaching experience will be received until December 19th  at 4pm via website: www.applytoeducation.com.

 

The interview sessions are scheduled to be held at the Board office on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  Successful candidates will be invited to attend an orientation session on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

 

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.
To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information on Criminal Background Checks, please refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

Subsequent posting dates for Certified teachers and Spring 2019 graduates:

Posting #2:

January 17 to February 1

Interview date: February 23

Orientation Sessions date: March 21

 

Posting #3:

February 18 to March 8

Interview date: March 30

Orientation Session: April 18

2018-12-06T10:07:43+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Administrative Assistant (Secondary) – Level 3, St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                             December 3, 2018

 

Administrative Assistant (Secondary) – Level 3

Job Posting #C-2018-27.2

(Seniority will not be a determining factor)

General Description of Duties:

  • To assist with the administrative duties of the school on a daily basis.
  • Receptionist duties while covering the front desk:
    • answering and placing phones,
    • assisting students and staff with their needs
    • Receiving and directing visitors
    • Signing for material delivered or services rendered
    • Open, distribute and where necessary photocopy, mail, courier, faxes, emails, correspondence/ reports, etc.
  • Respond to inquiries where directed by the principal, scheduling meetings and appointments.
  • Provide break coverage and support to other admin assistants in the school.
  • Provide clerical support to the guidance and Student Attendance System (SAS) areas as needed.
  • update Trillium where necessary and directed by the Principal.
  • Compile, maintain and file confidential records.
  • Suspensions – organize information, maintain database, distribute, file
  • Some responsibility for handling/processing cash, purchace orders and cheques.
  • Student Medical Information – prepare and distribute appropriate forms (Ryan’s Law, Sabrina’s Law, Diabetic), maintain tracking of returned forms, file.
  • Photocopiers – setup and maintain photocopier accounts and machines, ordering and maintenance of office/school supplies; maintain toner inventory, paper stock, and submit order requests to the finance department as needed;
  • Support Oncall procedures for teacher supervision minutes through Edge4.
  • Submission of OSBIE claims for students.
  • No Trespass notices – generate letters and distribute accordingly; update and maintain current reference list
  • Lockers – allocating, distributing information, inputting information, locker maintenance
  • Maintain general office equipment such as photocopiers, fax machines, PA system and computers.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Principal.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Possess a two (2) year college diploma in Office Administration or Business Administration.
  • 1 – 2 years related work experience.
  • Ability to plan work from general procedures and make decisions using ingenuity, initiative, judgment and resourcefulness.
  • Strong problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, leadership and research skills.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint software.
  • Knowledge and ability in Trillium (or similar relational database), Edge 4 and Navision (both an asset).
  • Understand and follow Board policies and procedures; awareness of Ministry policies would be an asset.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the position.

 

Hourly Rate:         $22.88 to $24.21 per hour

 

Hours of Work:     Permanent Full-time, 35 hours per week

                             Work schedule determined by the Administrator

 

Location:              St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, Cambridge, ON

 

Weeks/Year:          Approx. 42 weeks/year

 

Effective Date:      As soon as possible

 

Qualified and interested applicants are requested to submit a written application and/or resume outlining their specific qualifications and ability to do this job.  Diplomas/Certificates required for this position must also be attached to your written application in order to be considered as a candidate.  If you have been deemed qualified because of your current position, this documentation is not necessary.

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on December 11, 2018.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

For external applicants: applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca while the internal applicants must apply  via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca

 

Please include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

2018-12-03T10:06:11+00:00December 3rd, 2018|
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