Dear Parents, Guardians, and WRDSB Community Members,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2016-17 school year.

Successful learning relies on strong partnerships between school, home and community. Our staff work hard to ensure students achieve success through a variety of programs and resources that meet the needs of each student. Our ongoing commitment is to ensure the learning, achievement and well-being of all our students.

In addition to our focus on learning, we are excited to implement our new Strategic Plan for 2016. This plan will help guide, set priorities and desired outcomes for the WRDSB for the next 3-5 years.  Throughout the year we will be engaging with our school communities to establish our ‘purpose statement.’ It is our hope that you will be able to see yourself, your child, and your school community reflected in our Strategic Plan.

School Councils, the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) and the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) are integral parts of our education system. These committees advise on issues related to student success and parent engagement. Participating in your child’s learning is a key factor in their education. We encourage you to become involved and visit for helpful resources and supports.

We believe that our students are first – each and every one. Our staff, families and caregivers are partners in every student’s learning journey, and our culture of innovation builds students’ confidence and success as they face the future.

We are excited for this new school year to begin and we wish you and your child a successful year ahead.


Kathleen Woodcock

John Bryant
Director of Education