Christmas Message from the WCDSB Board of Trustees

Peace as Christmas 2022 arrives!  We are Advent people, and we are called to AWAKEN – “It is now the moment for you to wake from sleep”. (Romans 13:11) 

As we long for our Saviour to once again come to us at Christmas, we celebrate all we have in common across the WCDSB family – our shared faith, our shared mission and our shared hope. 

Our WCDSB students and staff members have been so busy during this Advent Season living the true meaning of Christmas.  Advent is a time to embrace acts of sharing.  We thank and applaud our amazing staff members for their dedication, enthusiasm and leadership during a time of year that can be very intense on every level.

Our world is an increasingly challenging one, and we recognize that many in our midst are struggling.  Christmas is a time to focus on our shared humanity, our desire for connection and our need to come together to celebrate, to reflect and to worship. May we never lose sight of those in our midst and beyond who need our help.  Our faith calls us to support one another as we journey. 

On behalf of the WCDSB Board of Trustees, we wish you much peace as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.  May you feel the joy and hope that Christmas brings, both now and throughout 2023.

Board of Trustees — Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Tracey Weiler – Chair

Kathy Doherty-Masters – Vice-Chair

Wendy Ashby – Trustee

Linda Cuff – Trustee

Sally Fuentes – Trustee

David Guerin – Trustee

Renee Kraft – Trustee

Marissa Phillips – Trustee

Bob Sikora – Trustee

December 23rd, 2022|

Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed Friday, December 23 due to Weather

Dec 22, 2022

Dear WCDSB Students and Families,

major winter storm is expected to reach Waterloo Region overnight tonight and is expected to cause dangerous driving conditions on Friday and over the weekend.

Based on this forecast – and with the safety of all in mind – the WCDSB in collaboration with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region, has made the proactive decision to cancel ALL student transportation and close all schools tomorrow, Friday, December 23, 2022.

All before and after school programs and child care centres co-located in schools will also be closed.

And all programs and services offered by St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres are cancelled and St. Louis sites will be closed.

We pray that everyone is able to remain safe during the storm, and we wish one and all a happy and blessed Christmas break.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, January 9, 2023.

December 22nd, 2022|

Christmas Message from Director of Education Tyrone Dowling

Dear Parents & Guardians,

As the season of Advent draws to a close and we eagerly await Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus, we reflect on the year 2022 with mixed emotions.

While the challenges of COVID-19 remain with us, we have been fortunate these last few months to see our schools begin to return to more normal routines.

It has been a long and difficult journey – and I thank all families for your patience, understanding and cooperation as we continue to travel that winding road together.

The education of children and youth is strongest when families and schools work together in a true partnership.

If COVID has taught us anything, it is that time spent with family and friends is very precious.

May each of you and your families enjoy a beautiful and blessed Christmas season together.

Of course, the Christmas season, for many reasons, is not a time of joy for many people.

As a people of hope, we not only ask you to join us in praying for all those who are suffering, but also for peace on Earth – in 2023, and forever.

Merry Christmas! And all best wishes for a happy, healthy, and successful 2023!!


Tyrone Dowling – Director of Education

December 22nd, 2022|