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14 WCDSB Schools Earn “Healthy Schools” Certifications

Waterloo Region, ON – Fourteen Waterloo Catholic District School Board schools have been awarded “Healthy Schools” certifications by the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA)Nine WCDSB schools were certified last year, while four made the mark in 2016-17.

The school board saw a significant increase in the number of schools achieving the GOLD standard in 2018-19 – moving from four schools last year to 12 schools this year.

And all five WCDSB secondary schools were certified, with four of them reaching GOLD standard.

Quick Facts

GOLD

Christ the King Catholic Elementary School

Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School

Monsignor EA Doyle Catholic Secondary School

Resurrection Catholic Secondary School

St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School

St. David Catholic Secondary School

St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School

St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Elementary School

St. Michael Catholic Elementary School

St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School

St. Peter Catholic Elementary School

SILVER

St. Boniface Catholic Elementary School Silver

BRONZE

St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School Bronze

Participating schools across Ontario completed the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process, which aligns with the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School This process guides a school community through planning and implementation of a range of activities for a selected priority health topic. The process is annual, repeating each school year, and flexible for all communities across Ontario to sustain year over year. School teams focus on one of the following six health topics:

    • Physical Activity
    • Healthy Eating
    • Personal Safety and Injury Prevention
    • Growth and Development
    • Mental Health
    • Substance Use, Addictions and Related Behaviours

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 52 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 183-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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May 22nd, 2019|

Client Support Officer – Student Administration Systems

Job Posting

Client Support Officer – Student Administration Systems

PASS 2019-06

 

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Under the direction of the ITS Data Systems Supervisor, the Client Support Officer provides training, analysis, and administrative support to student administration system users. The specialist will act as a liaison between the application software vendor and all users.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides assistance to the ITS Data Systems Supervisor in the planning, coordination and implementation of student administration system in the school environment.
  • Responsible for the training, documentation, and support to all users of the student administration system.
  • Investigates, identifies and resolves technical problems in the student administration systems software by possessing an ability to analyze problems quickly and recommend an immediate solution to problems such as why the software does not work.
  • Analyses and interprets all new system updates and memos from the application vendor.
  • Liaisons with the application vendor on behalf of users on technical problems to ensure prompt resolution to all software and hardware problems.
  • Implements, on a timely basis, all new system updates to assure that the latest software versions are used correctly.
  • Reviews systems for refinements and improvements to assure ongoing user satisfaction.
  • Responsible for the collection, coordination, and submission of student data for Ministry OnSIS and Board information management and reporting purposes.
  • Prepares agendas and chairs student administration system user meetings.
  • To remain current and be knowledgeable in new database technologies, user training and support practices.
  • Coordinate, planning meetings and training Secondary School Data Administrator (SSDA) roles.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A three-year college diploma or equivalent coupled with three years demonstrable experience in providing user support and training to database application users.
  • Demonstrated experience and an in-depth working knowledge and understanding of the following: Microsoft Office; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Access; database and Trillium Student Information System and Trillium Web Modules.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to set priorities and to work with minimal supervision.
  • A valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle.

 

Salary Range:

PASS Level 4 61,428 – $72,267 per year, in accordance with the PASS Terms of Employment.

Hours of Work: Permanent full time: 35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Location(s): Currently located at St Agatha Catholic Elementary School while the Board Office is being renovated. Permanent location is 35 Weber St. Kitchener

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

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 name, last name and 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/

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

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.

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.

 

 

May 22nd, 2019|

Library Technician – Level 6

CUPE Local 2512                                                                                                                   May 21, 2019

 

Library Technician – Level 6

 

Job Posting C-2019-19

(Seniority is a determining factor)

 

General Description of Duties:

  • Supports the delivery of curriculum and the development of information literacy by helping patrons locate and use relevant print and electronic resources;
  • Maintain a physical collection by shelving materials, shelf-reading for shelf order;
  • Facilitate book exchanges, literacy initiatives, readers advisory, and reading aloud to groups and assist with school-based literacy initiatives;
  • Provide orientation and training to students and staff as well providing library services and literacy activities within the school through web pages and newsletters;
  • Maintains the library budget and selects new library materials based on Board guidelines and the needs of the school community; communicate with the school administration on priorities;
  • Produce overdue notices to account for all library materials;
  • Develop school library collections considering needs of the school and operating within parameters set out in Board policies;
  • Catalogues and circulates library materials using the automated library system;
  • Maintains the AV equipment collection, and provides basic set-up and troubleshooting;
  • Maintains bibliographic records using reports and undertakes regular inventories of the library collection as outlined in Board policies;
  • Promotes library services and literacy activities within the school and parent community through web pages, and newsletters

For a complete description of the responsibilities, refer to Elements of a Quality Elementary School Library Program.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Must have completed the Library and Information Technician Diploma in addition to possessing one (1) to two (2) years of experience working with children in a school or public library.
  • Proficient in computer applications; MS Office, library software;
  • Understand the cataloguing and inventory processes;
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and sound judgment;
  • Ability to plan work, multi-task and prioritize.

 

Hourly Rate:         $25.81 – 27.31 per hour

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

                                  Work Schedule determined by the Principal

Weeks/Year:        Approximately 42 weeks/year

 Location:                St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School, Waterloo, ON

Effective Date:       August 26, 2019

 

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.

 

Internal applications will be received via email at internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca and external applications will be received via email at recruiting@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/.

 

Applications will be received up until 4:00 PM on May 29, 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.

 

Accommodation Statement:   If you require a disability related accommodation to participate in 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.

A Successful Candidate who is not currently employed with the Waterloo Catholic DSB 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.

May 21st, 2019|

Elementary School Chaplain

Job Posting

Elementary School Chaplain

PASS 2019-05

 

BACKGROUND

Applications for assignment to a position as a Catholic Chaplain are invited from qualified and interested candidates.  This position involves ministering to elementary students in Grades JK-8, with special emphasis on facilitating retreats. All elementary schools involve their Grade 8 (and sometimes Grade 7) students in a 3-day retreat experience with schools assuming responsibility for the evening and overnight supervision. Chaplains will visit classes, preside at liturgies and provide crisis response. Chaplains will collaborate with school level staff, other chaplains, parish personnel, system level staff, and parents.  The successful candidate will bring pastoral, ethical, doctrinal, liturgical, and theological leadership to the district community.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completed or in progress of completing a university degree in religious studies, theology, divinity, liturgy or certification in a recognized theological program. If degree is in progress, must be completed by September 1, 2020.
  • A certificate in pastoral or youth ministry (or equivalent background)
  • Evidence of training and/or experience in liturgy working with youth and collaborating with other adults
  • Demonstrated organizational, facilitation and pastoral counseling skills
  • Certification in first aid or CPR or commitment to obtain certificate
  • Must possess a valid drivers licence and be able to use own vehicle
  • Ablility to play guitar and sing are desired assets

 

APPLICATION:

If you possess the skills, qualifications and personal attributes listed above and wish to be considered for this position, please send:

  • A current pastoral reference Form B for leadership positions as posted on the Board website or click on the link https://www.wcdsb.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/08/HR006F_PastoralRefAdminExtended.pdf
  • A letter of application including a personal reflection (not to exceed one page) on youth ministry;
  • A complete up-to-date personal resumé or curriculum vitae;
  • Two current professional references;
  • Documentation to support the qualifications and assets identified above.

 

Salary Range:

PASS Level 5 53,090 – $62,460 annually – pro-rated for 42 weeks per year in accordance with the PASS Terms of Employment+ 6% vacation pay. With the following lay off periods: Christmas Break, March Break, Summer, returning 1 week prior to start of school.

Hours of Work: Permanent full time: 35 hours per week / 42 weeks per year

Location(s): Catholic Elementary Schools in Waterloo Region

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

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 name, last name and 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/

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

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.

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.

 

May 17th, 2019|

Skills Ontario Competition

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada’s largest skilled trade and technology competition. Skills Ontario is dedicated to the promotion of viable career options in the skilled trades and technologies to youth in Ontario.

Between May 6-8, 2019, Skills Ontario is expecting 35,000 spectators to watch more than 2,400 of the brightest young people in the province compete in one of the 69 skills contests offered.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board would like to congratulate the following students as they embark on their Provincial Skills journey.  We wish them luck and confidence, as they are reminded that they are all capable of amazing things!

The road to the Skills Ontario Competition has provided many experiential-based opportunities for the students within the Waterloo Catholic DSB community – and we congratulate all of the students noted below for their efforts!

In conclusion, we wish to thank all the leads, chairs, mentors, and teachers who supported our students along the way! These opportunities would not be feasible without your support and guidance.

Leonard Bumbacco — Student Achievement Consultant

May 3rd, 2019|

NEW – Pope Francis Award for Ecological Leadership

Earlier this year, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board established the new Pope Francis Award for Ecological Leadership.

This important new piece of our staff recognition program annually recognizes up to three school staff members / volunteers who actively demonstrate a love for creation and care for the planet in all their interactions — people who initiate or lead environmental projects of all kinds.

In his encyclical Laudato Si’ (On Care for our Common Home), Pope Francis reminds us that “Along with the importance of little everyday gestures, social love moves us to devise larger strategies to halt environmental degradation and to encourage a ‘culture of care’ which permeates all of society” (#231).

The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations ask that all graduates be “responsible citizen[s] who respect the environment and use resources wisely.”

And the WCDSB’s own Multi-Year Strategic Plan asks all staff to “promote stewardship of the earth and its resources” and to “implement the core teachings of Laudato Si’”.

The inaugural recipients of the Pope Francis Award for Ecological Leadership are:

Cynthia Brown: Library Tech — Holy Spirit CES

Kathy Doherty-Masters: Volunteer — St. Bernadette CES

Jennifer Venditti: Teacher — St. Elizabeth CES

May 3rd, 2019|

Catholic Education Week – Living as Joyful Disciples

During the week of May 5 to May 10, 2019, school boards within our Diocese will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. The theme for this upcoming week is Living as Joyful Disciples. We invite you to watch Bishop Crosby’s message.

May 3rd, 2019|

Administrative Assistant (Elementary) [Part-time] – Level 3

CUPE Local 2512                                                                                                                      May 3, 2019

 

Administrative Assistant (Elementary) [Part-time] – Level 3

Opportunity Bulletin #OB-2019-03

(Seniority is not a determining factor)

 

General Discription of Duties:

  • To assist with the administrative duties of the school on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for answering phones, opening and distributing mail and assisting students with their needs.
  • Perform receptionist duties such as receiving and directing visitors, receiving and placing telephone calls, distributing mail/couriers/faxes/emails, recording and distributing messages, signing for material delivered or services rendered, responding to inquiries where directed by the principal, scheduling meetings and appointments.
  • Operate, maintain and update the Trillium System and use the Trillium System for attendance purposes, recording new information, creating school reports and registrations.
  • Compile, maintain and file confidential records such as Ontario Student Records (O.S.R.), staff and student absenteeism, requisitions and reports.
  • Some responsibility for handling/processing cash, purchace orders and cheques.
  • Assist with reporting card printing and J/K registration.
  • Photocopy and distribute correspondence and reports such as letters to parents, monthly newsletters, memos, monthly reports and confidential records.
  • Maintain office and school supplies.
  • Operate general office equipment such as photocopiers, fax machines, PA system and computers.
  • Facilitate student attendance procedures.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Job Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Excellent time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills in a busy work environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving, conflict resolution,
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint software.
  • Knowledge and ability in Trillium (or similar relational database), and Navision (an asset).
  • Knowledge of the Board and Ministry policies and procedures would be a definite asset.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the position.

 

Hourly Rate:           $23.11 to $24.45 per hour

 

Hours of Work:      Permanent Part-time, 17.5 hours per week

                              Work schedule determined by the Administrator

 

Location:                St. Teresa Catholic Elementary School, Cambridge, ON

 

Weeks/Year:           Approx. 42 weeks/year

 

Effective Date:        August 26, 2019

                       

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 May 14, 2019.

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 on the application 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 for 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.

 

 

May 3rd, 2019|
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