News & Announcements

April 16: All schools closed due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, all WRDSB schools are CLOSED today. All Extended Day programs are cancelled. Our Education Centre remains OPEN for those who can safely arrive at work.

April 14: All international language programs cancelled

Due to the inclement weather forecast over the weekend and special weather statement in effect for Waterloo region, all international language programs on Saturday, April 14 have been cancelled.  

GRCI & CHCI Relay For Life ~ June 1, 2018

Together, with Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, GRCI has decided to help in the battle against cancer by hosting a Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life event on Friday, June 1st 2018, at:   Grand River Collegiate Institute, 175 Indian Road, Kitchener ON This year students and staff from Cameron Heights and Grand River will join together to unite […]

Flags lowered to half-mast following tragedy in Humboldt, Saskatchewan

A message from the school board: We are all shocked and saddened by the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. In response to this tragic event, flags at schools and facilities across Waterloo Region District School Board have been lowered to half-mast during this time of mourning. Staff and students at some of our […]

Important message on the recent threats in our school communities

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers, As many students, parents and guardians are aware, over these last few weeks, many threats have been made against a number of schools within the Waterloo Region District School Board and across the province. These threats have been issued by persons leaving behind inappropriate messages in a variety of school […]

WLU is looking for research study participants

Two PhD candidates from Wilfrid Laurier University are conducting research about physical activity and sport within the Region of Waterloo. This project has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Waterloo Region District School Board ethics committee.  They are recruiting parents and guardians of children aged 4 to 18 […]

Update: Message from the Principal

Dear families of Grand River Collegiate Institute (GRCI), I want to address a serious situation involving our school. As you may have heard in the media, some area schools, including GRCI, have reported threatening messages found on school property over the past couple weeks. Today, our staff were made aware of graffiti found on school […]

Free mental wellness seminar for secondary students – Saturday, April 7, 2018

Elevate Waterloo: Mental Wellness Seminar for Secondary Students will be taking place this Saturday, April 7 at Albert McCormick Community Centre in Waterloo. The event focuses on recognizing issues underlying student mental health, and learning to be more mindful while responding to these issues. The event is free for secondary students, and costs $5 for […]

April 13 is a P.D. Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff

The focus for the April 13, 2018, PD Day will be will be School Improvement Planning for the full day. Elementary and Secondary teachers will participate in a school activity reflecting our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement and Well-Being, and school improvement planning with a focus on mathematics. All paraprofessional staff (EA/CYW/DECE) and occasional teachers will […]

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