Week of January 27 – 31, 2020


-Girls’ volleyball game @ St. Nicholas

-Boys’ basketball game @ HORO


WednesdayBell Let’s Talk Day 2020

-Grade 8 students go to Mount Mary retreat

-6:00-8:00 p.m. – Boundary Review Committee meeting – Holy Rosary Learning Commons


-Grade 8 students at Mount Mary


-Grade 8 students at Mount Mary


  • we have a significant pile of lost and found items that will be displayed on tables in the front foyer this week – teachers will bring each class to the lost and found collection and will encourage students to identify and retrieve items; remaining items will be boxed up and donated to the Diabetes Association
  • Boundary Review – there is an option proposed that proposes students moving from Holy Rosary to St. Nicholas
  • JK and NEW SK registration is open –
By |2020-01-23T15:14:28-05:00January 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Week of January 27 – 31, 2020

Boundary Review Update – from WCDSB

Communication to share with Parents TODAY to Increase Number of Star/Rating and Reduce Pending Thoughts:

We’ve had 161 participants share thoughts so far. Thanks to everyone that has already participated!

If you haven’t had a chance yet, click here to participate.

If you have already participated, please return and add stars to the new thoughts that have been added since you participated. That will help us understand what’s most important to the group.

Your input is really important to us to select a preferred option to reduce enrolment pressures at St. John.

Participation will be open until the end of the day tomorrow, Thursday January 23, 2020.  All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.


By |2020-01-22T14:33:28-05:00January 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Boundary Review Update – from WCDSB


The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Tuesday, January 21. This decision affects all Catholic district school boards in Ontario.

As a result of this strike, all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be closed on January 21.

Secondary school credit courses offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centre campuses will be cancelled on January 21, but all other St. Louis programs will be open and running on their normal schedules.

YMCA Just for Kids is OPEN.

Community Use of Schools – all activities continue as scheduled

OECTA’s previously announced administrative job actions will remain in effect before and after January 21.

As before, we remain hopeful the two sides will return to the bargaining table quickly and will come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.

By |2020-01-20T14:46:53-05:00January 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on ALL WCDSB SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED TOMORROW – TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st


The 2020 Blue Spruce nominees have been announced! We’ll be reading all 10 titles in the Learning Commons and voting on our favourites.

Check out this link, to see the great Canadian picture books that were selected.

Additional Forest of Reading programs, for students in Grades 3 to grade 8, are available through the Waterloo Public Library.


By |2020-01-20T11:54:49-05:00January 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on 2020 FOREST of READING – BLUE SPRUCE NOMINEES

Week of January 20 – 24, 2020


-Boys’ basketball @ St. Agnes

-Girls’ volleyball @ HORO

-4:00 – 8:00 – Boundary Review Public Meeting @ St. John Catholic School

-6:30 – School Advisory Council meeting in the Learning Commons – all are welcome to attend!



-Meningitis innoculation #2 – Grade 7s only

-Boys’ basketball @ HORO

-Girls’ volleyball @ Sir Edgar Bauer

-6:30 – Grade 8 Pathways Night @ REZ


-Grade 7 Confirmation Retreat @ OLOL church – students are walking there

BAKE SALE in support of Australian fire crisis – $1 or $2 per item – organized by our Student Activity Council and WE team

– all items will be SCHOOL SAFE and in original packaging to show ingredients

– students will bring the bake sale cart to each class at a scheduled time

– all dietary preferences or needs may not be met by the selection provided

– donations accepted in the form of cash

Friday – P.D. Day – NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS 


By |2020-01-17T15:15:27-05:00January 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Week of January 20 – 24, 2020

Safety Village Trip – Grade 4/5, 5 & 6 – CANCELLED


The trip to the Safety Village planned for Tuesday, January 21st for Mr. Nahrgang, Mrs. Schnarr and Ms. Tojeira’s classes has been cancelled due to a Province-wide strike action by OECTA. We are looking into the availability of a future date. If that is not an option, parents/guardians will be reimbursed for the trip costs.

By |2020-01-14T12:16:07-05:00January 14th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Safety Village Trip – Grade 4/5, 5 & 6 – CANCELLED

OECTA Job Action & Grade 9 EQAO Assessments


As a result of the current OECTA job action, teachers are not permitted to assist in the administration of EQAO assessments.  At the current time no further talks have been scheduled between OECTA and the government.  Therefore, in consultation with all other English Catholic Boards, Waterloo Catholic will not be administering the Grade 9 EQAO mathematics assessment this January.   This is also true in all English Public boards.  This decision will not impact grade 9 math credit completion, and the final mark will now be based solely on other summative assessments, and EQAO will not factor in the final mark.

As we move forward in the year, we will have to work in collaboration with other boards and the Ministry to determine what will happen with the possible assessment of EQAO later in the year. Communication will flow at a later date in that regard.

We thank you for your understanding and wish all of our students a successful exam schedule.


By |2020-01-13T11:10:19-05:00January 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on OECTA Job Action & Grade 9 EQAO Assessments