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Message from the Principal


Dear W. P. Wagner Families:

Welcome to our new school year! I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and that our students are ready to get back to classes. 

It’s been a busy summer at our school. As usual, we had a great group of students involved in summer school courses and our custodial and support staff have been busy preparing for the new year. We’ve had air conditioning installed throughout the school which will greatly enhance our learning environment. We’re in the process of having our East Mall and some washrooms renovated and two hundred new lockers should be installed soon. Our library will be renovated later in the year.

Our assistant principals and administrative assistants are assigned to work with alpha groups. Students with last names starting with A – G will work with Mrs. Fraser and her administrative assistant Mrs. Krysko. Students with last names from H – O will work with a new assistant principal who we will be selecting in August and their administrative assistant, Ms. Belley. Students with last names from P – Z will work with Mrs. Burrows and her administrative assistant, Mrs. Howlett. Students and parents requiring support beyond that of their classroom teachers, should contact their assistant principal.

We have some excellent new staff joining our team this year:

  • Mr. Liam Mills, and Mr. Spencer Pukalo will be joining our Physical Education Department;
  • Mr. Colin Wass will be joining our Interactions team;
  • Ms. Ann Gariano will be joining us to teach Construction, Photography, and Art;
  • Mr. Opinder Rai will be joining us to teach French and Punjabi;
  • Mr. Thomas Reikie will be joining our English Department;
  • Ms. Kristen Carlson will be joining our Math Department;
  • Ms. Neesha Persad will be joining us to teach Student Leadership, English, and Math;
  • Ms. Anne Belley will be joining us as an administrative assistant, supporting our new assistant principal.

We are very excited that some of our staff, who were on probationary contracts last year, have been granted continuing contracts with the District and will be back with us again this year. Congratulations to Mr. Hirjee,
Mr. Wasmuth, Ms. Stowe, and Mrs. Khamis. Between now and the beginning of the school year, we will also confirm staffing for several other new positions.

I would like to invite all parents to attend our School Council meetings which are held every second month. Attending these meetings is a great way to learn about our school and show support for the education of our students. Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm in our school library. Parents can also keep up to date on school events and access information about student attendance and achievement through SchoolZone. Please contact our school office if you have trouble logging in or if you are new to the District and do not have a password yet.

We’re looking forward to another fabulous year! Working together, I know our students can all achieve success! See you all soon!

Jennifer Allen