WCDSB MDI Notice of Collection (2024)

Dear Parents,

Before the March Break, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) will be conducting school climate surveys to collect information from students and families.  While the Ministry of Education requires all school districts to conduct these surveys (Education Act s.169.1(1)(a), (a.1), (a.2) and PPM 145), we are committed to providing a safe, caring, and inclusive place for everyone in our schools.  The purpose of the school climate surveys is to assess the perceptions of safety (e.g., from students, and families), make informed planning decisions about programs to help prevent bullying and promote safe and inclusive schools, determine the effectiveness of programs on an ongoing basis, and build and sustain a positive school climate.  Below you will find details related to each survey.


For Families:
We will administer a school climate survey for Families between February 15th and March 8th.  You will be provided with the link to participate on February 15th.


For Students:
We will invite students in grades 4 through grade 12 to participate in the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) between February 15th and March 8th.  The MDI is an anonymous and voluntary online survey and will take place during class time on a board provided device with their classroom teacher.  [more…]

January 24th, 2024|

St. Benedict CSS – Food Drive

St. Benedict is collecting food for the Cambridge Food Bank until Thursday, December 21st. Our goal is 2000 items.

Please bring an item or two to your homeroom class if you are able.

There are prizes for the top three classes!


December 13th, 2023|

Conestoga Skilled Trades Information Session


Are you a grade 12 or 11 student interested in the trades? If so, please consider attending a presentation from the Trades Rep at Conestoga College. Ms. Brandes (Conestoga) will be joined by WCDSB’s, Mr. Bumbacco, who is a CO-OP, OYAP and tech consultant.

Conestoga College Trades and Experiential Learning Presentation

When: Wednesday, December 13th

Time: period 4 (12:40 pm- 2:00pm)

Location: Lecture Hall



If you are not in a senior tech class during p. 4, then you MUST sign- up by Tuesday December 12th. The Sign-up sheet will be in the GUIDANCE OFFICE. Please see Mr. Betik or Mrs. Aguiar. You can only attend the presentation if you do not have a summative in your p. 4 class that day.


Period 4 senior tech students in manufacturing and construction are automatically registered for the presentation and therefore do not need to sign-up in Guidance.

December 8th, 2023|

Career Discovery Expo for Young Women In Grades 7-12


Dear young women, those who identify as women, and their parents/guardians,

On behalf of Build a Dream and your school board, we invite you to attend our FREE Waterloo Career Discovery Expo on the evening of Wednesday November 22nd at Bingeman’s.

We will be highlighting opportunities in several careers to better assist young women in high school in making career choices. As a community, we recognize the critical role parents play in the development and education of their children, which is why we are providing this opportunity for parents to attend with their daughters and learn more about careers in the growing Sectors.

Our Career Discovery Expo events feature:
• A main stage with theatre seating hosting impactful speakers and panel discussions
• Exhibitor booths that showcase career opportunities with industry partners & Build a Dream’s corporate sponsors.
• Complimentary swag and food
• Access to scholarships, educational tools & resources, door prizes, games and more!

When: Wednesday November 22nd
Time: 5-8pm (Doors open at 5:00 pm, event kicks off at 6:00pm and ends at 8:00 pm)
Where: Bingeman’s Conference Centre
Cost: FREE




November 6th, 2023|
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