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  • School TaxesSchool taxation invoices were mailed on July 31,2015
  • Budget 2015-2016the 2015-2016 Budget was adopted at the Council's last meeting and is now available [pdf]
  • September 29, 2015 Next meeting of the Council of Commissioners – 7:00 pm
    Executive Ctee will be held September 22, 2015. This year's calendar [pdf] for 2015-2016 committee meetings is now available!

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DG's Welcome Message

Parents, Students and Legal Guardians,

On behalf of the Council of Commissioners and all of us at the Board, I wish to welcome new and returning families and students to the Western Québec School Board. I trust you had a memorable and restful summer holiday, and that you are looking forward to the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

Our teachers, administrative staff, and professionals are all looking forward to welcoming your children in one of our schools and adult students in our Centres. We have the very important responsibility of meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student who enrolls in our system, through individual commitment at each and every level of our organization. We endeavour to realize this important goal.

Once again, we wish to provide you with some important information [pdf version] that will be helpful throughout the year. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at plamoureux@wqsb.qc.ca.
I wish everyone a successful year.

Paul Lamoureux
Director General

Chair's Welcome Message

Greetings and best wishes to all at the beginning of this new and exciting school year. The motto at the Western Québec School Board is “Our future begins here”. Those of us involved in education have a wondrous opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child. This is our challenge no matter what is our assignment or responsibility. All of us are privileged to be in a position to interact with a student, and our challenge is to make that a positive relationship. We are all involved in the learning process and we have that opportunity to make a difference.
My challenge to you this year is to make that difference. While focusing on the positive opportunities that you have every day you can seize those moments that will make a marked difference on the students as learners. Learning is not restricted to the classrooms nor is it the exclusive domain of teachers. Teachers are charged with classroom learning and everything that you do outside the classroom also impacts on students. Those who are not in the classroom must also realize that we too impact on students. We are all involved in the learning process and I challenge you to make that difference this year.

There is no question that there are significant collective agreement challenges that will attempt to divert us from our real tasks of education. Professional engagement in the resolution of our differences must be approached and resolved in a positive and productive manner without impacting on our commitment to providing the best possible learning opportunities for all.

As Chair of the Western Québec School Board, I am committed to being engaged with you in making a difference. I am asking the same from each and every employee. Together we can make a difference.

In the words of Dr. Seuss
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
so… get on your way!”

You are not alone on the mountain.

Jim Shea

Learn Québec

Schema Based Instruction -Teaching Children with Different Learning Needs to Successfully Solve Word Problems

September 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm EDT

For more information or to register, go to this link

Public Notice

The Western Québec School Board would like to inform the public of the following:

School Tax Invoicing

Taxation invoices for the 2015-2016 school year were mailed on July 31, 2015 and are payable on August 31, 2015.

Given at Gatineau, Québec this 3rd day of July 2015
Richard Vézina, Secretary General


Registrations are open for the following Programs starting September 2, 2015:

  • Automechanics
  • Accounting
  • Secretarial Studies
  • Home Care Assistance
  • Health Assistance and Nursing
  • Welding and Fitting
  • Industrial Drafting
  • Residential and Commercial Drafting
  • Starting a Business

For more information visit the adult learning section

International Student Programs

See more information here

Inclement Weather Days

Please consult the Inclement Weather section on the right column to keep abreast of changes in school closures and bus cancellations in the event of inclement weather. You can also follow us on Twitter!

Registrations 2015-2016 ongoing

The Western Québec School Board is proud to provide English language education.

Parents of students new to the school system may register their child/children at their local school. <<more>>

Volunteer's Security Background Check

All parents volunteers working in schools/centres will be required to provide a a security background check. Documents are available at schools and centres, and on our website (letter / form) and there is no cost to the parent volunteer associated with this process.

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Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather all information will be tweeted and viewed here.