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Winter Concert – December 15th, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Please join us for Queen Victoria’s Winter Concert. There will be two performances at 11:00am and 1:30pm. Please check when your child’s class will be presenting.11:00am Concert SK M. Wilson – SK Dykstra – SK Kobus – 1 McMurray – 1 Samuel – 2/3 Berneshawi … Read more about Winter Concert – December 15th, 2017

How HWDSB Handles Inclement Weather

Friday, December 01, 2017

As winter approaches, we want to remind all HWDSB families about how we make the decision to cancel school and board operations. This is often a difficult call to make, and is made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind.

Holiday Bazaar

Thursday, November 30, 2017

School Council is hosting a holiday bazaar on Friday December 8th, 2017 from 9:00-5:00pm in the gym. There will be close to 30 vendors plus a tea room and bake sale. All proceeds go to subsidizing class trips and transportation. Please stop by to do … Read more about Holiday Bazaar

HWDSB Marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, HWDSB is working to make schools safer with its new bullying resource and continuing support for the board-wide use of the innovative anti-bullying TipOff service.

French Immersion Applications Ends Soon

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration ends on Thursday, November 30, 2017, for parents looking to enrol their child in Grade 1.

HWDSB has introduced a new system-wide application process for entry into French Immersion, which starts in Grade 1. The application is available to all students within Hamilton and offers a guaranteed placement in the program, but not necessarily at their French Immersion in-catchment school.

Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights Begin Next Week

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Secondary school is around the corner and we’re excited to tell you about some of the great things coming up. 

View the Grade 7 & 8 Information Night Flyer to see when your high school is hosting their information night.

Attending is a fantastic way to learn more about the transition to high school.

Community and Continuing Education Open House November 22

Monday, November 13, 2017

Community and Continuing Education has moved and is now open at the new HILL PARK LEARNING CENTRE, located at 465 East 16th Street (formerly Hill Park Secondary School).

The open house is taking place on 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017,
6 to 8 p.m. 

Water Testing for Lead Results

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

Recently, our school underwent water testing for lead, in accordance with the provincial regulations (O.Reg 243/07). As a result of this testing, concerns were identified within the school. Corrective actions are now in place, and lead levels have been reduced to acceptable levels.

Please read the attached Water Testing for Lead and FAQ’s for more information.

HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy

Monday, November 06, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy.

The Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy shows HWDSB’s commitment to protecting its assets and maintaining public trust through a system of internal controls designed to prevent, detect, investigate, and report instances of fraud.

To view the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy and to provide comments, please visit HWDSB’s website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback. 

Grade 8 Parent Information Night at SJAM

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Please see the attached flyer for an information night at Sir John A MacDonald school. It will take place on November 21st at 6:30pm. SJAM School Flyer

Pathways Information Open House

Thursday, October 12, 2017

HWDSB will hold a Pathways Information Night to help families and students in grades 7 to 12 learn more about the variety of high school options available and plan their high school years.

Students in grades 9 to 12 can also meet partners who can help them earn Community Involvement Hours.

Wednesday, November  1 at LIUNA Station (360 James St. N.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and you can drop in anytime until 9 p.m. 

Changes to Kindergarten Communication of Learning

Friday, October 06, 2017

At HWDSB, we know that parent engagement fosters student success. We want to be as clear as possible about changes to how schools report on learning in Kindergarten.

In the past at HWDSB, family members could attend “observation visits” in Kindergarten. For the 2017-18 school year, we will be using the new, written Kindergarten report provided by the Ministry of Education.

Senior Kindergarten Families are invited to learn more about French Immersion

Monday, October 02, 2017

Because every student is unique in their learning, HWDSB staff strive to provide programs that help all students reach their full potential. French Immersion is one such program.
The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.
Visit one of our Information Sessions to learn more

Vision Works Eye Exams at Queen Victoria

Thursday, September 28, 2017

HWDSB Vision Works – 2017-2018 Consent

Terry Fox Run – October 6th, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

On October 6th, 2017, Queen Victoria will be participating in the Terry Fox Run to support cancer research. We will be going over to Corktown Park from 9:00-10:00am to walk in support of Terry and cancer research. Students can donate a twoonie for Terry and … Read more about Terry Fox Run – October 6th, 2017

Meet the Teacher Night – October 5th, 4:00-6:00pm

Thursday, September 28, 2017

See the attached flyer Meet the Teacher flyer(1)

School Council Members invited to School Council Start-up 2017-18

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Members of School Councils and school administrators across HWDSB are invited to attend the orientation session, School Council Start-up 2017-18.

There are two dates – Oct. 19 and 26 – so please choose the one that fits your schedule.

P.D Day on Friday

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Queen Victoria staff will be involved in professional development all day on Friday. We will be looking at our school annual plan and setting targets and goals in the areas of reading and mathematics. There will be no school for students.

Pizza Days

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Reminding all parents and caregivers that students will need to pre-order their pizza slices on Tuesday morning and pizza will still be delivered on Wednesday’s at second nutrition break. Cheese and pepperoni slices are $1.00each. We changed the process slightly to ensure we have enough … Read more about Pizza Days

School Council

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Just a reminder that our first school council meeting is tomorrow night in the library at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

HWDSB Shows Improvement Towards Achievement

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2016-17 assessment results in the areas of Primary and Junior Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as the results of the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

QV School Council

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Our first school council meeting will be Thursday September 21st @ 6:00-7:00pm in the library. All parents/caregivers are welcome to the meeting and to be a part of school council. At this meeting, elections will also be taking place for all executive positions for the … Read more about QV School Council

Help Shape French Instruction at HWDSB

Friday, September 08, 2017

HWDSB’s French as a Second Language (FASL) Advisory Committee is seeking members to advise Trustees on elementary and secondary French programming as well as Ministry of Education and community learning supports. Applications are due by Monday, September 25, 2017.


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

It is important from a safety perspective, as well as Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board policy, to have all students approved to ride on a bus by the Transportation Department.If your child is eligible for busing, you would have received notification from the Transportation Department during … Read more about Transportation

Welcome from HWDSB’s Student Trustees

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

HWDSB’s new Student Trustees Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael would love to share the following letter and video with our school communities, encouraging everyone to make student voice a priority in the year ahead.

Welcome Back!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome back to Queen Victoria school. As the new principal, I am very excited to join this wonderful community. Several years ago, before I became an administrator, I worked as a Student Success teacher and one of my assigned schools was Queen Victoria. I truly … Read more about Welcome Back!

Creative Club Camp

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Parents and Kids…Now in Hamilton this summer…. CREATIVECLUBCAMP Build & Design with LEGO Bricks & Junior Robotics using LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robots. Our 8th Summer in Ontario! Ages 4 – 13. Pick one or more of our 4 Camp Weeks – July 10-14, 17-21 and … Read more about Creative Club Camp

Free Camp for Budding Filmmakers

Thursday, June 15, 2017

See link below: Doc1

Trustees Chart Bold Future with Revitalized Downtown Development

Monday, June 05, 2017

HWDSB Trustees transformed a final decision on downtown schools into a bold push for a community hub anchored by a new elementary school on the soon-to-be-vacant Sir John A. Macdonald school site.

The Board of Trustees met Monday, June 5 to conclude the West Hamilton Accommodation Review looking at Bennetto, Cathy Wever, Central, Dr. Davey, Earl Kitchener, Hess Street, Queen Victoria, Ryerson and Strathcona elementary schools.

Camp Power for Gr 1 & 2 Students

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

If you have a student currently in Grade One or Two, see the attached flyer for a summer camp opportunity. Students from QV will go to the Hillcrest site for this camp. Camp Power Flyer Hillcrest Camp Power Registration Form

New Principal in September

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

In September, Queen Victoria will have a new Principal. Mrs. Sweeting will be coming to Queen Victoria from CH Bray. I want to thank the Queen Victoria community for a great year. This is a special school full of wonderful staff and students. I have … Read more about New Principal in September

Changes to Non-Credit Summer Programs for Students in Grades 7 to 10

Monday, May 29, 2017

Community and Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of Non-Credit Summer Programs for students in Grades 7 to 10.
Some of the programs have been cancelled, but for those that are still running, the deadline to register has been extended to midnight on Friday, June 9.
Visit the Non-Credit Summer Programs page to see what programs are being offered.

HWDSB 2017-18 Elementary School Year Calendar Approved

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.

West Hamilton City Accommodation Review Nearing Conclusion

Friday, May 12, 2017

The West Hamilton City Accommodation Review is nearing its conclusion, with a final interim staff report submitted to Trustees, a delegation night held and the upcoming final proposal by Trustees to the Ministry of Education expected on June 5, 2017.Trustees have made no final decisions.The … Read more about West Hamilton City Accommodation Review Nearing Conclusion

Community Kitchen Events

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Learn to make inexpensive, healthy meals! CFA Community Kitchen Flyer_2017

Bomb Threat Awareness

Friday, April 28, 2017

At HWDSB, we believe all students and staff have the right to learn and work in a safe environment. To do that, it is important that everyone is aware of our Safe Schools policy and procedures to help reduce the risk of harm to students, staff, visitors and facility users in the event of a violent or serious incident.

13 Reasons Why – Suggestions for Families

Monday, April 24, 2017

We want to make you aware of a book and Netflix series causing concern in the educational community. Netflix has released a new series, 13 Reasons Why, that may harm students who struggle with mental health challenges.

Parents with Teen Resource

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Helmet safety tips for the Spring!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates

Reach Ahead Courses for Students Entering Grade 9

Thursday, April 20, 2017

If your child will be starting Grade 9 in September 2017 and is interested in taking a credit course this summer, our Reach Ahead summer programs are an excellent option.

Hamilton Tax Help

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

New programs like the Canada Child Benefit may mean hundreds of dollars a month in additional income for families in Hamilton. But to receive these benefits, families must file taxes every year Hamilton Tax Help is offering free income tax clinics if your income level is below: Single … Read more about Hamilton Tax Help

Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Saturday, April 01, 2017

This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.

Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date

Friday, March 31, 2017

Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child’s vaccine records are up to date.

HWDSB and PIC are celebrating school volunteers

Monday, March 27, 2017

HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee invite all school volunteers to attend an open house celebration of those who give their time and energy so that students succeed.

Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Please register before noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Find complete details in the Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 – Invitation.

Fresh Air Kids

Monday, March 06, 2017

Fresh Air Kids is an event to get students involved in thinking about clean air. It takes place March 23rd at 6 PM at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. Families must register ahead of time, as space is limited. This is a free event.See the attached … Read more about Fresh Air Kids

Kindergarten Registration for September 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kindergarten registrations for September 2017 have begun. If you have a child born in 2013, the child is eligible to begin school in September. To register, please come to Queen Victoria between 8:30 and 2:50. You will need to bring the following documents: Birth Certificate … Read more about Kindergarten Registration for September 2017

Jump Rope for Heart

Friday, February 03, 2017

See the attached pdf for details on our Jump Rope for Heart event: JumpRopeforHeartDayParentletter

Director’s Letter to Families and Tip Sheet re: Quebec City

Monday, January 30, 2017

The news of the deadly attack on a mosque in Ste-Foy, Quebec is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened and disturbed. As a country, we mourn the tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable terrorist attack that targeted Muslims, our fellow Canadians, in a peaceful place of worship.

With Great Sadness

Monday, January 16, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members:It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of our parents, Mrs. Jennifer Munro. Mrs. Munro was the mother of two Queen Victoria students. The loss of a parent and community member is always difficult. It … Read more about With Great Sadness

French Immersion Information Night for Interested SK Parents

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

For Parents with children in Senior Kindergarten, the HWDSB organizes French Immersion nights. French Immersion begins in Grade One. Dates are listed in the flyer below: Letter_FI Info_SK Parents