Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch


Provincial and Demonstration Schools Commemorate Truth and Reconciliation Week

Date: September 30, 2022 | Categories: amethyst, provincial and demonstration schools branch, sagonaska, w. ross macdonald

From September 26 to 30, 2022 the Provincial and Demonstration Schools are commemorating Truth and Reconciliation Week. Our schools held a variety of events throughout the week to provide opportunities for learning about the history of the residential school system and reflecting on the impacts it has had on First Nation, Métis and Inuit people, […]

SEP 30

Students Create Mural to Mark WRMS Anniversary

Date: June 2, 2022 | Categories: w. ross macdonald

The art class at W. Ross Macdonald School created a mural to mark the school’s 150th anniversary being celebrated this month. Art teacher Carolyn Cresswell said students used an 18-foot wall beside the school cafeteria for their project. They decided to combine a four- by three-foot wooden painting with a geometric pattern. “Accessibility is key […]

JUN 02

W. Ross Macdonald School Marks 150th Anniversary

Date: June 1, 2022 | Categories: w. ross macdonald

There have been a lot of changes at the W. Ross Macdonald School over the past 150 years, says Mehak Aziz. But, according to Aziz, a secondary student at the provincially run school, the one thing that has endured is a sense of community. And, on Thursday, the community gathered in the Brant Avenue school’s […]

JUN 01

WRMS Prepares to Celebrate 150th Anniversary

Date: May 31, 2022 | Categories: w. ross macdonald

Former students and teachers from across Canada will be returning to W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford at the end of May to mark a major milestone. With the provincially run school for the blind and deafblind is celebrating its 150th anniversary, a lot of people are looking forward to a party that will take […]

MAY 31

WRMS Student Wins Top Prize at Brant Music Festival

Date: May 30, 2022 | Categories: w. ross macdonald

W. Ross Macdonald School student Jade Ondrik is the top prize winner at the Brant Music Festival. The 18-year-old Waterdown, Ont., resident, sang five classical pieces in English, Italian, French and Latin during the fifth annual festival held May 3-7. She took home the Richard and Virginia Blaha Memorial Silver Tray for outstanding performer in […]

MAY 30