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Summer Boost 2019 – A few spots left!

Spots Available

Sir Edgar Bauer – 3 in Grade 5/6

Christ the King – 1 in Grade 5/6

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Literacy and Numeracy Programs offered to all Grade 1 to 6 students in our community!

July 2-19, 2019
Monday to Friday (15 Days)
8:30am – 2:00pm

Monday, July 1st – 1:00 – 3:00 – Drop in

Locations:

  • Kitchener – St. John
  • Waterloo – Sir Edgar Bauer
  • Cambridge – Christ the King

Open to students enrolled in Grade 1 to 6 as of September 2019

Experience the Difference Summer Boost Makes!

Want to see your child improve his/her math, reading, writing and problem solving skills and be READY for next year?  Through our Summer Boost program teachers and students from Grade 1 to 6 as of September 2018 will experience three fun-filled weeks of learning and growing together. The goal of Summer Boost is to provide an exciting educational program aimed at improving the numeracy and literacy skills of our students.

Students will…

  • Have a variety of opportunities for hands on learning from Science experiments to trips to the Outdoor Education center and Library;
  • Served healthy snacks daily and will be engaged in regular physical activity that emphasizes teamwork, skills and sportsmanship;
  • Engaged in fun literacy/numeracy activities at school and home with family members as part of the Home Numeracy/Literacy Program;
  • Receive  an integrated arts education as cooperative activities will be designed each week to promote creative and thinking and expression through music, drama and visual arts;
  • Access technology including chromebooks;
  • Make new friends and develop a belief in themselves as learners through the power of perseverance.

Summer Boost is FREE, registration is required and transportation is not provided.

SUMMER BOOST REGISTRATION

June 16th, 2019|

GREEN ALERT!!! All 48 WCDSB Schools Officially Certified as Ontario EcoSchools!!

Waterloo Region, ON – The Waterloo Catholic District School Board proudly announces that all 48 WCDSB elementary and secondary schools have been officially certified as Ontario EcoSchools.

The WCDSB is among just a handful of Ontario school boards to have reached the 100% certification milestone.

The board joined the program in 2011, with seven certified EcoSchools, and had set an ambitious target of having all schools certified by the end of the 2018-19 school year.

This year, five schools reached the prestigious Platinum level, 19 schools achieved Gold status, 19 schools achieved Silver status and five schools achieved Bronze status.

The results for each school follow below:

QuickFacts

>> 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”. The WCDSB supports this call to action via its Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability Committee and a robust Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability Policy which has been in place since 2009. “Promoting stewardship of the Earth and its resources” is a key Strategic Goal of the WCDSB’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan.

>> Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education program for grades 1-12 that helps students develop ecological literacy while engaging in practices to become environmentally responsible citizens. This is a perfect fit with the philosophy in Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools that sustainable development means “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The program works with 58 Ontario school boards and more the 1,900 elementary and secondary schools.

>> Platinum certification allows high-achieving schools to deepen their existing program through rich opportunities that engage students in environmental learning and practice. In order to be eligible for Platinum certification schools must have:

    • Certified for at least five years with no more than a one-year gap
    • Certified at the Gold level for at least three of those five years
    • Certified Gold in the year prior to the Platinum application

Related Links

WCDSB EcoZone

WCDSB Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 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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For more information, please contact:

John Shewchuk – Chief Managing Officer

(519) 578-3660 | john.shewchuk@wcdsb.ca

June 12th, 2019|

Library Technician – Level 6

CUPE Local 2512                                                                                                                   June 12, 2019

 

Library Technician – Level 6

Job Posting C-2019-19.1

(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. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School, Cambridge, 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 June 20, 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.

June 12th, 2019|

Administrative Assistant – Lead (Elementary) – Level 6

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                                    June 12, 2019

 

Administrative Assistant – Lead (Elementary) – Level 6

 Job Posting #C-2019-22

(Seniority is a determining factor)

General Description of Duties:

  • Operate, maintain and update the Trillium System and use the Trillium System for attendance purposes, school reports, registrations, transfers and retirements.
  • Responsible for accurate payment and invoicing for all school generated funds following all processes as identified by Business & Finance.
  • Collect, deposit and reconcile school generated funds in a timely manner following Business and Finance directives.
  • Compile and maintain school account information and maintain the ongoing yearly budget file for the school budget.
  • Compile, maintain and file confidential records such as Ontario Student Records (O.S.R.), budget records, staff and student absenteeism, requisitions, school council records and reports.
  • Perform reception duties such as receiving and directing visitors, receiving and placing telephone calls, distributing mail/couriers/faxes/emails, recording and distributing messages, responding to inquiries where directed by the principal, scheduling meetings and appointments.
  • Complete all student registrations, transfers and related procedures.
  • Compose, process and distribute correspondence and reports such as letters to parents/administration, monthly newsletter (with the direction of the Administrator), monthly reports and confidential records; report card printing for teaching staff (3 times per school year).
  • Order, receive, distribute and maintain office and school supplies.
  • Facilitate student attendance procedures and visitor/volunteer procedures.
  • Coordinate the duties of the administrative assistant staff where the school has a Administrative Assistant (Elementary) position.
  • Maintain First Aid supplies and log book as well as support the safe distribution and logging of student medications.
  • Maintain and provide all school level and Board forms and templates.
  • Operate general office equipment such as photocopiers, fax machines, PA system, walkie talkies and computers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Possess a two (2) year college diploma in Office Administration or Business Administration.
  • 1-2 years related work experience.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills in a busy work environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving, conflict resolution, decision making, and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • Advanced level knowledge and demonstrated ability in Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in Trillium (or similar relational database), Kimputer and Navision.
  • Knowledge of the Board and Ministry policies and procedures would be a definite asset.

 

Hourly Rate:         $25.81 – $27.31 per hour

 

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

                             Work schedule determined by the Administrator

 

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

 

Weeks/Year:          Approx. 43 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 received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca (and/or 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/

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on June 20, 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.

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 in your submission.

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.

 

June 12th, 2019|

Administrative Assistant – Guidance/SAS (Secondary) – Level 4

CUPE Local 2512                                                                                                                   June 10, 2019

 

Administrative Assistant – Guidance/SAS (Secondary) – Level 4

Job Posting C-2019-21

(Seniority is a determining factor)

 

 

General Description of Duties:

  • Greet and direct parents and students to relevant information, staff and resources and field phone calls.
  • Accept and process all registrations as well as follow procedures for student departures.
  • Compile, maintain and file records and reports such as student records (i.e., O.S.R.’s, ).
  • Set up student/counselor appointments and book conference rooms.
  • Track students and compile transition statistics on student enrollment and retirement records.
  • Process correspondence and Trillium reports as required, and maintain confidential information.
  • Maintain student information in student information system.
  • Maintenance of records including filing., i.e., OSR’s, transcripts, college and university applications, legal and court documents, transportation lists, etc..
  • Generate transcripts as needed; prepare and co-ordinate correspondence, lists, charts, handouts, etc., as required by the department staff or requested by other parents, other agencies, etc.
  • Complete any assignments delegated by the Administrative Assistant – Lead as needed.
  • Operate general office equipment.
  • Administrative assistant duties with regards to the Award Ceremony and the Graduation Ceremony.

 

Job Requirements:Two (2) year college diploma in either Business Administration or Office Administration.

  • 1-2 years similar work experience.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player and multi-task.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal contacts.
  • Ability to work tactfully and diplomatically when approached by students and parents.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in an office environment with frequent interruptions, and deadlines.
  • Advanced level knowledge and demonstrated ability in Word, Excel and Publisher software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in Trillium or similar relational database would be a definite asset.
  • Working knowledge of the Internet and Outlook would be a definite asset.

 

Hourly Rate:               $23.69 – $25.08 per hour

 

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

                                      Work Schedule determined by the Principal

 

Weeks/Year:                52 Weeks/Year

 

Location:                       Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, Kitchener, ON

 

Effective Date:             July 2, 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 June 18, 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.

June 10th, 2019|

Administrative Boundary Change – St. Kateri Tekakwitha CES & St. Timothy CES

The purpose of the administrative boundary change between St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Timothy is to alleviate growth pressures at St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Currently, St. Kateri Tekakwitha has nine portables on site, and St. Timothy has no portables. Within these two school boundaries, there are approximately 1658-2985 low density residential units planned with the majority of units falling within St. Kateri’s existing school boundary. The long term solution for this area is the new Doon South school, which is subject to Ministry funding and land acquisition.

The table below shows the enrolment projections for both schools:

As a partial interim solution, the school board’s Executive Council approved moving the area outlined in red on the map below from St. Kateri to St. Timothy effective immediately. This boundary generally follows Blair Creek Drive to Stauffer Woods Trail. This area currently falls within St. Kateri’s boundary and contains 660-860 low density residential units, which equates to approximately 66-86 future students. St. Timothy is under capacity, and has the ability to add up to six portables without any modifications to the school site.

June 4th, 2019|