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St. David Catholic Secondary School Closed Due to Power Outage

December 2, 2019

Due to power outages at the school, St. David Catholic Secondary is closed for the remainder of the day, Monday December 2, 2019. Transportation is being arranged to transport bus students home. We expect busses to be arriving at the school at approx. 9:00. We expect business as usual for tomorrow. Continue to check the school website and social media for updates. Thank you for your cooperation.

December 2nd, 2019|

Evening Cancellations Due to Weather Conditions

November 11, 2019

Due to deteriorating weather conditions…..

All St. Louis Adult & Continuing Education programs scheduled for this evening are cancelled.

All after hours community use permits for this evening are cancelled.

WCDSB secondary school volleyball championship games have been postponed until tomorrow: TUESDAY November 12 @ St. Benedict CSS

All  WCDSB elementary school basketball and volleyball games today are cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date.

November 11th, 2019|

St. John CES School Boundary Review

St. John CES is WCDSB’s fastest growing elementary school. It is one of the largest schools and has one of the smallest sites, at 2.9 acres. The school has a capacity of 502 pupil places and enrolment is currently at 641 students. Enrolment is projected to continue increasing and may reach 886 students by 2024.

A request for capital funding to support enrolment growth at this school has been submitted to the Ministry of Education, but as there is no guarantee our request will be approved and because enrolment continues to grow, planning for September 2020 and beyond is required.

As a result, on October 28, 2019 the Board of Trustees initiated a boundary review involving Holy Rosary CES, Our Lady of Lourdes CES, St. John CES, and St. Nicholas CES, with the purpose of reducing enrolment pressure at St. John.

The preferred option (shown below) focuses on balancing enrolment between all four schools. Specifically, it proposes to:

  • Move sub-areas D and G (110 students) from St. John to Holy Rosary;
  • Move sub-areas E and B (61 students) from St. John to Our Lady of Lourdes; and,
  • Move sub-areas X and Y (140 students) from Our Lady of Lourdes to St. Nicholas.

It is anticipated that the review will be completed no later than April 27, 2020.


For more information, please click here: St. John CES Boundary Review

Email: StJohnReview@wcdsb.ca

Request to be on the email distribution list!


October 31st, 2019|

Build a Dream

On behalf of Build a Dream and Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we invite you to our FREE Build a Dream Young Woman and Parent/Guardian Career Discovery Expo for grades 7-12.

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 5:00 PM)
425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener

We are thrilled to welcome #DreamMakers from around the community to speak about their career journey’s and successes in a high-powered 30-minute workshop!
We know you will enjoy all that Build a Dream has to offer, including:

* EMPLOYER CAREER FAIR! Meet 50 employers and explore careers in Skilled Trades, STEM,
Emergency Response, and Entrepreneurship.

* Conestoga College’s DREAMZONE! This interactive space is the perfect opportunity to get your
hands dirty, build something and have fun!

* FEMALE MENTORS who will chat one-on-one with you and answer your questions.


* Prizes, Swag, Scholarships, a light evening meal, and MORE!

We will be highlighting opportunities in a number of careers to better assist you in making career informed career choices. As a community, we recognize the critical role parents/guardians play in the development and education of their child, which is why we are providing this opportunity for you to come with your daughter and learn more about careers in these growing sectors!

P.S. Space is limited – 3 per household. Register today to secure your tickets to this FREE event!

REGISTER HERE: https://buildadreamkw2019.eventbrite.ca

For additional information, please contact: info@webuildadream.com

Build a Dream Expo

October 17th, 2019|

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9 spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work.

For more information:

Contact your school’s Guidance Department, or
Michael Sullivan at 519-578-3660, ext. 2416.



Take Our Kids to Work Day 2


October 16th, 2019|

Catholic Education Centres – Summer Hours

Canada Day and Civic Holiday

The Canada Day holiday will be observed on Monday, July 1, 2019. The Civic Holiday is Monday, August 5, 2019.  The CEC will be closed on these days.

Summer Office Hours (open to the public)

The following schedule reflects the times the CEC will be open beginning Monday, July 8, 2019:

Monday to Thursday – 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday – closed

The regular schedule will resume on Monday, August 26, 2019.

CEC Summer Shutdown

While the CEC will remain open during the entire summer period, there will be significantly reduced business activity from July 22 to August 9, 2019 with a high level of vacation.

June 26th, 2019|

enCOMPASS Portals

The enCOMPASS Parent Portal and enCOMPASS Student Portal have been shut down for regular summer maintenance and will be available again to users on September 16th, 2019.

June 26th, 2019|

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

Click here to register

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


  • 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.


June 16th, 2019|

Links FORE Learning Golf Classic

Get Your Tickets!


Conestoga Golf Club, Conestoga


Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Shotgun Start


Registration – Cart – Breakfast – Lunch $150
Lunch Only: $30

Registration and Information:

519-578-3660 ext. 2373

May 23rd, 2019|