WECDSB Paul Picard, Director of Education

"Education is not filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

Another summer has quickly flown by, and itís time now to devote our attention to our true calling: educating the children who have been entrusted to our care, and inspiring them to become lifelong learners.

Hopefully all of our staff members had a good long rest and a chance to re-charge their batteries, and are now looking forward to welcoming their students back to their classrooms.

The 2016-17 school year promises to be an exciting one as we launch two brand new middle schools, as well as a number of consolidated school communities. Everyone has been working diligently at making the transition to these new schools a smooth one and we are confident that our students will have the rich, rewarding experiences in the faith-filled learning environments that have been established in all of our facilities.

Heading in to the school year, our enrolment figures are looking exceptionally strong, evidence of the fact that so many families want to participate in what we have to offer, and a testament to our collective commitment to making our schools the best they can possibly be.

In closing, I would like to welcome everyone back, wish you a great start and continued success throughout the entire school year.

Warmest regards,

Paul A. Picard
Director of Education

Strategic Directions and System Priorities