News & Announcements

Commencement 2018/19

An invitation to Commencement on Friday, 18th October at 7pm was mailed on 22nd August 2019 to graduating students.

Commencement is a formal event to celebrate your successful completion of secondary school and your “commencement” or beginning of the next stage of your life.

The ceremony includes:

Receiving diplomas, and bursaries
Presenting subject and special awards, including Ontario Scholars
Listening to farewell speeches from the valedictorian and principal
The graduation fee is $30 and is non-refundable. It includes:

Graduation package (Gown (Maroon only), cap and tassel) – that you get to keep
Programme and reception
The commencement package will be available to purchase from Wednesday, Sept 4th.  Please keep updated in school-day.

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Student Cards 2019/20

Hey Panthers!  

It is time to order your student card.

Students require a Student Card to join clubs, sports, dances (including Prom) and/or other events during the school year.  Cost: $30

Head to your School-Day Account to place your order!

***Don’t Miss Out – Order yours today***

Please note:  Yearbooks will not be sold at this time.  

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Take our #FirstDayPhotoChallenge

As we get ready for back-to-school, we are doing a flashback campaign to get our community excited for the upcoming school year – and we would love your help. We are challenging our community to dig through old photos, relive your school days, and – of course – share your first day of school style. […]

First Day Instructions – Preston H.S. 2019

Opening Day Schedule 2019 STUDENT VERSION

Hey Panthers

School starts on Tuesday, September 3rd.  

Grade 9 students report directly to the cafeteria at 8:05am.

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students please plan to arrive at 11:30am.  You will find alphabetical lists posted in the crush area and on the main office window.  Find your name and report to the appropriate homeroom for an 11:40am start.

All students….don’t forget to bring your completed, signed white data verification form and signed green Notice of Permission form from the package you picked up this past week.  Take these documents to your homeroom and exchange them for your timetable.

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2019-2020 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome all our students, from kindergarten to secondary school, back to school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2019-2020 school year. Please take […]

Transportation details for 2019-20 school year available on August 19, 2019

Kindergarten Students Since Junior Kindergarten students will not have an Ontario Education Number prior to September, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) Inc. will be sending a direct mail out to families of Junior Kindergarten students detailing busing information for September 2019. Senior Kindergarten students will receive a mailed postcard with student login instructions […]

Transportation Eligibility

Students eligible for transportation can go to on August 19, 2019 and click on student login to retrieve updated busing information.  STSWR has updated the transportation network which may have changed stop times or locations.

Ontario Student Numbers are needed in order to log in and access transportation details which can be found on a report card from any school in Ontario.

If you are unsure about your transportation eligibility please visit and click on Transportation Eligibility.

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New to Canada? Register your child now for the 2019-20 school year

Are you in Canada on a work permit or study permit? Do you have a refugee claimant document? Are you waiting for confirmation of permanent residence or citizenship? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, your child might need a Letter of Admission to register at a Waterloo Region District School Board school. […]

Start-up Packages … Monday, August 26th to Thursday, August 29th

The Start-up Packages with bus passes (for those who qualify to ride the yellow school bus) plus the documents that need to be updated, signed and returned on the first day of school are available for pick-up starting Monday, August 26th to Thursday, August 29th.  Please ensure that you pick-up your package. If you are […]

Summer Office Hours 2019

The main office hours in July and August are 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday. Please note the school is closed on Friday’s in July and August. The school offices are closed Friday, July 12th to Friday, August 16th inclusive. If you require a transcript please contact the WRDSB office at 519-570-0003 The Staff at […]

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