Bishop’s Banquet — Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now available for the annual WCDSB Bishop’s Banquet — Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in Kitchener.

FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION CONTACT MS. JODY FRITZ:

TEL: 519.578.3660 EXT. 2373 OR EMAIL: JODY.FRITZ@WCDSB.CA

A CHARITABLE RECEIPT  WILL BE ISSUED FOR A PORTION  OF THE TICKET PRICE

January 14th, 2020|

Supply Custodian

Job Posting Number: UNIFOR 2020-01

 

Background:

The WCDSB maintains a pool of Supply Custodians who are called to replace permanent custodians who are absent from work.  A Supply Custodian will work approximately 10 to 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.   Supply Custodians are not assigned to one specific location, our geographic region is within Waterloo Region. A supply custodian position could lead to a permanent custodian position with the Board.

 

Responsibilities:

General Housekeeping Duties

  • Dusting and sanitizing surfaces
  • Wet and dry mopping
  • Polishing and scrubbing floors, operating auto scrubbers and buffers
  • Stripping and re-finishing floor surfaces
  • Garbage and recycle collection and removal (inside and outside)
  • Snow removal, salting and sanding as required for safety
  • Operation of equipment such as snow blowers, floor buffers, auto scrubbers, and vacuum cleaners.

General Responsibilities

  • Maintain cleanliness of the building and grounds in all respects.
  • Perform related duties as required for the daily operations of the site.
  • Assist with arranging physical set up for site rentals, in-school dances and activities
  • Maintenance of Logs and Files.
  • Follow assigned cleaning schedules to maintain expected standards of cleanliness.
  • Follow Board practices, procedures in relation to attendance, health and safety.
  • Co-operates with colleagues, staff and students to assist in creating positive working relationships.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school (grade 12) diploma or GED – (Must provide proof of qualifications)
  • Previous commercial/industrial cleaning experience preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Good attendance record.
  • Must be physically capable to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • The Successful Candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.

 

Salary: $19.58 per hour plus shift premium

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  for external applicants and internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca  for internal applicants.  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/

 

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.

 

January 14th, 2020|

WCDSB Schools Closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, January 21. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on January 21.

Additionally, all WCDSB extended day programs will also close for the day.

Secondary school credit courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campuses will be cancelled on January 21, but all other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after January 21.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

January 14th, 2020|

Lunch Hour Supervisor(s)

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                                    

Job Posting #C-2020-03

 

General Description of Duties:

Ensure the safety and security of students during the lunch period at Elementary and Secondary Schools.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or over;
  • Canadian citizen with Social Insurance Number or valid work permit to be eligible to work in Canada

Desirable Assets:

  • Experience working with children
  • Willingness to assume a wide variety of duties;
  • Ability to communicate in a sensitive, courteous manner with students, parents, staff and the general public;
  • Ability to work as a team player;
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification is an asset.

 

Hourly Rate: $21.54 to $22.77 per hour, Level 1 of CUPE employee salary grid

Hours of Work: The scheduled working hour is 1 hour between 11:00am to 1:30pm (according to school needs).

 

Current known School openings:
Blessed Sacrament CES (K)
Canadian Martyrs CES (K)
Holy Family CES (NH)
Our Lady of Lourdes CES (W)
St. Anne CES (C)
St. Augustine CES (C)
St. Gabriel CES (C)
St. Gregory CES (C)
St. Michael CES (C)

 

Weeks/Year: Approx. 42 weeks/year (September – June)

Effective Date: As soon as possible

Supply List: Schools are also recruiting for Lunch Hour Supervisor supply list. If you are interested, please follow the same application submission process.

 

Application Submission:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter directly to the school of interest, to the attention of the Principal. For the list of Waterloo Catholic DSB Schools please follow the link below: https://www.wcdsb.ca/

 

Qualified and interested applicants can submit a resume outlining specific qualifications and abilities (such as relevant experience) to perform the duties of this job.

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on February 28, 2020.

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.

 

Successful candidates 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.

 

 

January 14th, 2020|

Money 101: Free Workshop for Parents

Money 101: What you need to teach your kids about money!
A Personal Financial Literacy Presentation

“Control your money or it will control you!”

Money-related stress is overwhelming many Canadian families:

  • 41% of Canadians rank money as their greatest stress
  • 46% of Canadian employees say financial stress is impacting their workplace performance

Join us for a fast-paced 90-minute presentation that is guaranteed to increase your level of financial literacy so that you can help your kids manage their money throughout their lives.

Here’s what session attendees said after seeing a recent ‘Money 101’ presentation:
“Dynamic! Realistic! Practical!”
“Awesome! Thank you for some real advice at a level I could understand!”

Topics will include:

  • Think ‘local’ for your post-secondary pathway!
  • Debt matters – credit cards, mortgages and lines of credit
  • I deserve a new car – NOT
  • I’ve saved…now tell me how to how to invest!
  • Use what they give you – RESP, TFSA & RRSP accounts

Three evening presentations (7:00 – 8:30 pm) to choose from:

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at St. Benedict C.S.S.
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at St. Mary’s C.S.S.
  • Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. David C.S.S.

Registration Details: Please register online or via email diana.bumstead@wcdsb.ca by noon on the school day before the presentation to reserve your spot.

Presented by Fred Masters, President & Founder, Masters Money Management. Mr. Masters is a financial literacy expert guest speaker with three decades of experience teaching senior finance courses and is a licensed mortgage agent. He was Head of Business & Co-op at Resurrection prior to retirement. Follow @MastersMoney101 and visit www.mastersmoneymanagement.ca for further details.

January 13th, 2020|

Update on Status of Grade 9 EQAO Assessments

As a result of the current OECTA job action, teachers are not permitted to assist in the administration of EQAO assessments.  At the current time no further talks have been scheduled between OECTA and the government.

Therefore, in consultation with all other English Catholic school boards, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board will not be administering the Grade 9 EQAO mathematics assessment this January.  This is also true in all English Public school boards.

This decision will not impact Grade 9 math credit completion, and the final mark will now be based solely on other summative assessments, and EQAO will not factor in the final mark.

As we move forward in the year, we will have to work in collaboration with other boards and the Ministry of Education to determine what will happen with the possible assessment of EQAO later in the year.

Communication will flow at a later date in that regard.

We thank you for your understanding and wish all of our students a successful exam schedule.

January 10th, 2020|

Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) Labour Update

As part of the ongoing central bargaining process involving the Ontario government and education workers across the province, the association representing our teachers – the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) – has indicated that in the absence of a negotiated collective agreement, teachers will no longer be performing a variety of administrative duties.

A list of specific duties being withdrawn can be found at:

http://www.catholicteachers.ca/OECTA/media/pdfs/News/2020/jan/NR_2019-018.pdf

This withdrawal of services will not impact the safety of Waterloo Catholic District School Board students and schools and, with the exception of preparation for EQAO testing, direct services provided to our students will be unaffected.

Co-curricular activities (clubs, field trips, special events, etc.) will not be impacted by this withdrawal of services at this time.

We do remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

 

January 10th, 2020|

Upcoming Board Meeting — Monday, January 13, 2020

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees (Committee of the Whole) is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, January 13, 2020 — at the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre.

Meeting Agenda

General Information About WCDSB Board Meetings

Information About the Board of Trustees

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 184-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

January 10th, 2020|

Catholic Board Announces Long-Term Lease Extension for Downtown Kitchener St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centre Campus

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board today announced plans to maintain its St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres campus at 80 Young Street in downtown Kitchener, potentially until 2035.

The opportunity to remain at the very heart of the Waterloo Region community comes as a result of a new lease agreement with the Catholic religious order, the Congregation of the Resurrection (CR) — which has owned the site for more than 150 years.

The school board’s current 25-year lease with the CRs was set to expire in 2020. St. Louis has operated at the site since 2002. Catholic educational institutions (most notably the former St. Jerome’s High School) have existed there since 1866.

The opportunity to renew the downtown Kitchener lease at this time will allow St. Louis to continue offering programs and services to those most in need in the community, while also aligning with the Congregation’s values and mission to “work together for the resurrection of society, bringing His life and love to all: through our personal witness, through the witness of our life in community in which all can experience the hope, joy, and peace of Christ’s resurrection”. The school board and St. Louis look forward particularly to continuing our close relationship with St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Parish.

Renewal work at the St. Francis (Kitchener) campus of St. Louis was planned in anticipation of relocating certain programs and services after the current lease at 80 Young Street expired. This work will continue.

Quotes:

“We are absolutely thrilled with the successful negotiation of a new lease that allows St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres to remain in its current location at 80 Young St.  Waterloo Catholic is grateful to the Congregation of the Resurrection for their willingness to work with us and for recognizing the great value of the programs offered at St Louis.  With our long history of serving a diverse student population, and given the strong Catholic roots in downtown Kitchener, we are enormously proud and happy that this legacy has been recognized and can now continue for years to come. We are also eagerly anticipating the work that this agreement will allow to flourish between St. Louis and the parish of St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows, where a community-focused energy is gaining great momentum.  It is a day for celebration for downtown Kitchener, for Waterloo Catholic and for students of all ages and talents”.

~~ Loretta Notten, Director of Education, WCDSB

“Our founding Father in Education — Resurrectionist Fr. Louis Funken C.R. — had fire in his heart and passion in his soul when it came to the launch of St. Jerome’s in 1866. As a Resurrectionist, ‘he believed that education was a source of life and liberation for those who had the privilege to experience it.’  (Fr. Jim Wahl C.R.)  The Congregation of the Resurrection celebrates his legacy and the legacy of all Resurrectionists who have taught over the years by supporting the WDCSB in its ongoing wonderful ministry at the St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres, formally St. Jerome’s High School”.

~~ Fr. Murray McDermott C.R., Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Resurrection

“The St. Louis site (former St. Jerome’s High School), has been an integral part of our education system in the heart of the City of Kitchener for well over a century. “We are thrilled with the announcement by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and the Congregation of the Resurrection that this downtown site right across from Kitchener City Hall will continue to serve thousands of students in the years ahead – everyone from new Canadians to those pursuing their lifelong learning goals as adults.”

~~ Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of Kitchener and St. Jerome’s High School Graduate

QuickFacts:

About St. Louis:

  • The St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres have been a proud part of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board for 33 years, serving more than 250,000 learners.
  • The total current number of St. Louis students of ALL AGES served across all programs = 12,500.
  • More than 38,000 hours of additional after school, Saturday and Summer Literacy and Numeracy supports is provided to students from Grades 7-10 annually.
  • The number of day school credits earned by St. Louis students = 6568 – and several hundred adult learners receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma via St. Louis annually.
  • Over the last 15 years, more than 2,800 students have graduated from St. Louis’ award-winning, accredited certificate, apprenticeship and licensing ‘school-to-work’ programs (Chef, Hairstyling and Personal Support Worker).
  • 82% per cent of Chef and Hairstyling graduates and 98% of Personal Support Worker graduates find employment in their fields within six months of graduation.

About the Congregation of the Resurrection:

  • Founded in 1836 in Paris, France, the Congregation of the Resurrection became established in what is now Waterloo Region in 1857. In 1865 the order — under the leadership of Fr. Louis Funcken, C.R. — founded St. Jerome’s College in St. Agatha. The College moved to Berlin (now Kitchener) in 1866, with the buildings eventually becoming St. Jerome’s High School. The College relocated and is now St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo.
  • A fundamental belief of the Resurrectionists is that God calls them to work together for the resurrection of society, so the order’s twin priorities have always been parish work and teaching.
  • Today, Resurrectionist priests, brothers, and deacons work in such ministries as social work, spiritual direction, counselling, administration, hospital chaplaincy, retreat directors, missionary activity, vocations, writing, and various ministries in Canadian and ethnic parishes (mostly Polish, but also German, Italian, Spanish and French).
  • Recent efforts by Fr. Toby Collins, C.R., Fr. Dan Lobsinger, C.R., Fr. Joseph deViveiros, C.R. and the staff team at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Parish in downtown Kitchener to house and feed the homeless in the face of a severe cold snap were well covered in media reports, and speak to the important ongoing contributions of Waterloo Region’s CRs.

Related Links:

St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres

Congregation of the Resurrection

St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Parish

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 184-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

January 8th, 2020|

Registration is Open: It’s Time to Sign Up for School!!

It’s time to sign up for the 2020-21 school year – and registering to attend one of Waterloo Region’s 43 Catholic elementary schools and five Catholic secondary schools has never been easier. In fact, a quality, inclusive, faith-based education is just a click away for families of Kindergarten students thanks to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s Online Registration system.

QUICKFacts

~~ Parents can access the Online Registration form by clicking on the Register for School link on the WCDSB Homepage and then choosing either Kindergarten RegistrationElementary Registration or Secondary Registration. The link to Online Registration can be found on each page under the “Registration Options”

~~ Children born in 2016 are eligible for Year 1 Kindergarten (JK).

~~ Children born in 2015 are eligible for Year 2 Kindergarten (SK).

~~ When registering your child to attend a Catholic elementary school you must be prepared to provide proof of the child’s date of birth and either the child’s Catholic baptismal certificate or the Catholic baptismal certificate of at least one parent or guardian.

~~ If you are non-Catholic, but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren), please review the WCDSB Admissions to Catholic Elementary Schools policyOur secondary schools are open to students of all faiths.

~~ A complete list of WCDSB schools that will offer the Extended Day Program in 2020-21 will be web-posted in April, 2020. Please call your school directly for information about the Extended Day Program. A complete list of WCDSB schools currently providing the program is available via this link: Extended Day Program.

~~ For information about French Immersion programs in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, please click here: French Immersion Registration Information.

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 184-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

January 7th, 2020|
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