Holocaust Education Week

The first week of November is Holocaust Education Week (HEW), as recognized by Jewish Community organisations across Canada. Recognizing Holocaust Education Week is part of the Waterloo Region District School Board’s (WRDSB) ongoing commitment to raising our collective consciousness and knowledge about the historical and contemporary experiences of systematically persecuted communities. From 1933-1945, the Nazi […]

Exciting News!

We wish to share with our Centennial families some exciting news… Our amazing Vice Principal, Mrs. Grant O’Grady has been appointed to the role of Principal at Millen Woods Public School in Waterloo! Mrs. Grant O’Grady has been tremendously effective in her role with us here at Centennial and is definitely ready to move into […]

November Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

Treaties Recognition Week

The first week of November is Treaties Recognition Week as proclaimed by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) in 2016. It honours the importance of treaties and helps Ontarians learn more about treaty rights, treaty relationships and their role as treaty people. First Nations’ process of treaty-making existed for thousands of years before […]

Celebrating Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Today, Thursday, October 21, we mark Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. It’s a day for us to celebrate the dedication, passion and hard work of our Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs). Each and every day, these educators support the learning and development of thousands of students in the Waterloo Region District […]

School Immunization Program Restarting for Grade 7, 8, and 9 Students

Since the Spring of 2020, the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) school vaccination program has been suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health will be restarting the program on November 1, 2021 for students in Grade 7, 8, and 9. Vaccination Clinics Clinics will be offered at Public Health offices at […]

Province Announces Free Menstrual Products in Schools

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) was pleased with the announcement by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, that the Ontario Government will distribute six million free menstrual products per year to school boards. Supporting Menstrual Equity in the WRDSB Since 2019, the WRDSB has addressed period poverty in every school in our system, beginning […]

School Council Meeting-Oct 27th

All Centennial parents/guardians, and caregivers are welcome! We are looking forward to our first Centennial School Council meeting of the 2021-2022 school year! This meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 27th starting at 6:30pm and will be conducted using Zoom. Please find the Zoom link info below. We look forward to seeing you there! […]

Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is inviting you to Mark it Read for Dyslexia Awareness Month. October 1st, 2021 marked the start of the 4th annual Dyslexia national awareness-raising campaign. This year’s theme, Empowering Voices, intends to inspire young people across Canada to be proud that they are #PoweredByDyslexia as well as to […]

World Mental Health Day 2021

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, and marks more than 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While in some ways, life has returned to a version of what we remember, there are other regular reminders that our lives, and our mental health, are still being impacted by the pandemic. The World […]