PD Day Opportunity – October 25th 2019


On Friday October 25th, YouthForce will be facilitating a free Financial Management Workshop for youth ages 15 – 29, based around decision making and understanding money.  Doors open at 9:30 and more information around registration can be found by clicking here.

October 15/2019 – Hold and Secure Update

Today Resurrection Catholic Secondary School was  placed in a hold and secure. A hold and secure is issued when there is a potential threat in the community. Our school along with the accompanying feeder schools were directed by the Waterloo Regional Police Services to move into a hold and secure.  The issue was resolved within the hour and thus we were free to resume our school day without restrictions.   The school is offering additional supports should students and staff require it.

REZ Newswire – October Edition

Resurrection Catholic Secondary School 

Leadership Team Report

It has been an amazing start-up for our PHOENIX community and we have much to be thankful for.  Our two main school priorities of faith formation and student achievement have been shining through in a myriad of celebrations and events over the past six weeks.  On October 9th, we welcomed families and students to celebrate our annual Academic Awards Night.  This is always a highlight of the school year as it provides us with an opportunity to celebrate all of the hard work and dedication of our students. We recognize that a big part of their success is the ongoing support of family, friends and their teachers and we are truly thankful for everyone’s efforts.  We are currently in the middle of our Thanksgiving food drive and so far the response has been strong. If you are able, please

CUPE Job Action Update

October 02, 2019



Dear Parent or Guardian,


On Wednesday September 25th, 2019, we received word that CUPE would be initiating a “work to rule” campaign in all of our schools and work places on Monday September 30th, 2019.  We are writing today to provide an update on the CUPE strike action which is currently taking place in our schools.


At WCDSB CUPE represents the following working groups:  Administrative Assistants, Early Childhood Educators, Educational Assistants, Personal Support Works, Child and Youth Workers, Lunch Hour Supervisors, Library Technicians, Communicative Disorder Assistants, Payroll and Accounting Associates and Computer Technicians.  In each case CUPE had informed us of “struck work”, which are duties that might otherwise be performed by these individuals, which is no longer occurring.


In all cases, our school safety and a Christ-centred learning environment remains of paramount importance to us, and our administrators are working diligently to ensure that we are compensating as best we

Important Message re Ongoing Labour Negotiations – CUPE

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you may be aware from media reports, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing education workers across the province, has announced plans to begin a province-wide “Work-to-Rule’ campaign beginning on Monday, September 30, 2019.

We are aware that bargaining between the union and government is planned to continue throughout the weekend. We respect collective bargaining and are hopeful that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached soon.

Regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s bargaining, all of our schools will remain open, and CUPE staff will report to work as usual. Student instruction will continue in our classrooms and, as always, the safety and well-being of students will continue to be our top priority.

As a Catholic school board, we value all of our staff as dedicated, caring professionals, and we respect labour laws that affirm the legal rights of our unionized employee groups to engage in job actions.

Rez Newswire – September Edition

Resurrection Catholic Secondary School Leadership Report:

Welcome back to our PHOENIX community! We have had a fantastic start-up to the new school year!  At Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, we have two main priorities: faith formation and student achievement.  We are in the second half or our Pastoral Year of “Called to Belong” where we will continue to embrace all our learners and celebrate the diversity and uniqueness that each student and staff member brings to our school.  We ask our community to provide a warm PHOENIX welcome to our thirty new and returning staff members to our school.  Our PHOENIX Friends provided a number of opening activities to our grade nine students this past week and we look forward to meeting all of them as our leadership team visits each grade 9 period 3 class this week.  We had the opportunity this week to all host