The NOW Summer Program is Monday August 26th to Wednesday August 28th

Starting secondary school in a new country can be stressful. Newcomer Orientation Week (NOW) assists students who are immigrants/newcomers to Canada to better integrate into the Galt Collegiate Institute school community. Date: Monday, August 26th to Wednesday, August 30th Time: 9:30 am until 2:30 pm Location: Galt Collegiate Institute To register, please contact Faryal Anwar at  519-575-6710 or email: […]

One Hundred & Seventy-Second Graduation

2023-24 Graduates Friday, June 21st One Hundred & Seventy-Second Graduation purchase your tickets now on School-Day.  

Sharing Gratitude and Best Wishes | A Video Message from Director of Education jeewan chanicka

Before we bid farewell to students for the summer, we want to share our gratitude and best wishes with students. Watch the video from jeewan chanicka, Director of Education for the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) that was shared with students: We have so much to celebrate from this past school year; let’s take […]

Celebrating Success: KidsAbility Fundraising Campaign

Thank you for helping us raise $26,025 and counting for KidsAbility! Your support will help WRDSB students and their families reach their communication, social, physical and behavioural goals. Thank You for Your Support! A heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated, shared, and cheered us on. Your generosity and kindness mean the world to us […]

Ask jeewan: Year-End Reflections with Director chanicka

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students from Kindergarten to Grade 12  shared wonderings and questions with Director of Education jeewan chanicka. These WRDSB students submitted more than 55 videos asking a variety of interesting questions.   Below, you’ll find the link to the Ask jeewan series. In it, the Director of Education responds to […]

Responding to Extreme Heat Conditions

The weather is warming up in Waterloo Region, and all across North America. Please note how we are responding to support the health and well-being of students and staff in Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools. Prioritizing Student Safety and Well-being As we respond to extreme heat conditions, the safety and well-being of students […]

June 19 is Supervision Monitor and Cafeteria Assistant Appreciation Day

June 19 is Supervision Monitor and Cafeteria Assistant Appreciation Day in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB)! Supervision Monitor and Cafeteria Assistant Appreciation Day Today is an opportunity to share just how important these staff are to the success of WRDSB students. Each and every day, they work directly with students. They build trusting […]

The 2024-25 School Year Calendar

We are happy to share that the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved our 2024-25 School Year Calendar and it is now available. Important Dates PD Day for Elementary and Secondary Staff – Tuesday, September 3, 2024 First Day of School – Wednesday, September 4, 2024 Winter Break – Monday, December 23, 2024 to Friday, […]

Support KidsAbility Campaign Now Until June 21

KidsAbility needs our help to support children and youth in the Waterloo Region.  How Can I Help? As the school year comes to an end, there is still time to make a positive difference in our community while getting active and having fun! The fundraising campaign has now been extended until Friday, June 21, 2024, […]

Grade 9 to 12 WRDSB Students: June 27 and 28 are PD Days

Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28 are professional development (PD) days for secondary school staff. Grade 9 to 12 students will not attend school, in person or virtually Board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will be closed on Friday, June 28, 2024 About Professional Development (PD) Days PD days are held throughout the […]

Galt Collegiate Students Raise Funds for Haven House Women’s Shelter | #StudentVoice

By: Claire, Faiza, and Eyshah, students at Galt Collegiate Institute (GCI) Three Galt Collegiate Institute (GCI) students, Claire, Faiza, and Eyshah, have raised $950 for Haven House, a local women’s shelter operated by Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. The impressive sum was collected through a student-organized Silent Auction. The event showcased a variety of […]

Make an Impact for KidsAbility

KidsAbility needs our help to support children and youth in the Waterloo Region.  How Can I Help? The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is hosting an end-of-the-year fundraising campaign until Friday, June 14, 2024, to support KidsAbility If you know someone who is in a position to donate, please consider sharing this campaign with […]

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