Monthly Archives: February 2020

Children Born in 2016 – It’s Time to Register for School

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Non-Catholic Students

If your child is not baptized and both parents are non-Catholic, you are to complete the APA001-03F_NonCathStudentAdmissionReqExtended form.

Email this to melanie.baker@wcdsb.ca and I will be in contact with you to set up an interview time in the Spring. Do not complete the online registration form below.


Catholic students – Click here complete the online registration.

Once the application is submitted the office will be notified and will be in contact with you to set up a registration appointment. Please be regularly checking your emails and voicemails.

When you come in for your registration appointment, you are required to bring a baptismal certificate (parents or students), proof of address, and the students birth certificate.

To save time during the registration appointment, please complete the Application-for-Direction-of-School-Support form and bring to your scheduled appointment.


Other information that you will need to know…

Parents are encouraged to arrange a visit to a family physician for hearing and vision screening prior to the child’s entry to school.

The immunization school pupils act from 1982 states that the Region of Waterloo Public Health must have a record of your child’s immunization in order to attend a school in Ontario. School immunization reporting will now occur online at the regionofwaterloo.ca. If you choose not to list immunization for your child, you must contact the Region of Waterloo Public Health at 519-575-4400 x 50003 for exemption information.

Children with special needs (Speech & Language, Vision, Hearing, Intellectual) should register in the school in their home area.


If your student is already enrolled at John Sweeney from the previous year, this does not apply to you.

Click here to view more information regarding registration.

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By |2020-02-25T14:43:38-05:00February 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Children Born in 2016 – It’s Time to Register for School

Pink Shirt Day – Tomorrow

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From its humble beginnings in 2007 in small-town Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day has spread across the globe as a way to take a stand against bullying and to show support for those who have been affected by it in schools, workplaces, homes, and online.  Last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.

On February 26, 2020, we encourage everyone at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to practice kindness and wear pink to school or work to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.

The focus for 2020 is “lift each other up.”

By |2020-02-14T10:14:27-05:00February 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Pink Shirt Day – Tomorrow

All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 21, 2020 – TOMORROW

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that all of its members will be engaging in a one-day strike on Friday, February 21, 2020. 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 February 21.

All programs offered at the WCDSB’s St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres will be cancelled on February 21 —  with the exception of Personal Support Worker programs, which will run on their normal schedules.

All WCDSB extended day programs will be open for the day as usual (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for students currently registered in the program.

Community use of schools activities will continue as scheduled.

OECTA’s previously announced job actions will remain in effect before and after February 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 |2020-02-19T13:21:36-05:00February 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on All Waterloo Catholic District School Board Schools Closed on Friday, February 21, 2020 – TOMORROW

John Sweeney 2020 Dance-A-Thon a HUGE SUCCESS!

What a GREAT ACHIEVEMENT!  John Sweeney Council would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all our students, staff, parents and volunteers; together we exceeded this year’s fundraising expectations and raised over $12,000.00!  This money will be used to complete phase two of our Greening Project (an effort to provide shade to our school’s yard and play areas) as well as contribute to phase three!

Thank you also to DJ Sound Struck who did an amazing job keeping the kids dancing and having a great time all day!  And of course, congratulations to all of the raffle prize winners and the top earning classes who have won either a pizza or ice-cream party!  Winners will be announced during school announcements today (Tuesday, February 18).

Way to go Cardinals and thank you again for your support!

– John Sweeney Catholic School Council Members

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By |2020-02-18T08:57:29-05:00February 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on John Sweeney 2020 Dance-A-Thon a HUGE SUCCESS!