Bluewater District School Board

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Bluewater District School Board
Chesley, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 44°18′36″N 81°05′52″W / 44.31000°N 81.09778°W / 44.31000; -81.09778Coordinates: 44°18′36″N 81°05′52″W / 44.31000°N 81.09778°W / 44.31000; -81.09778
District information
Chair of the board Jan Johnstone
Director of education Steve Blake
Schools 41 elementary schools
11 secondary schools
Budget CA$189,000,000 million (2013-2014)
Other information
Elected trustees

Bluewater District School Board (known as English-language Public District School Board No. 7 prior to 1999[1]) is a school board in the Canadian province of Ontario, with jurisdiction for the operation of schools in Bruce and Grey counties.

Its head office is located in Chesley, in the municipality of Arran-Elderslie of Bruce County.

Bluewater District School Board has approximately 17,175 students in 41 elementary schools and 10 secondary schools. The BWDSB has approximately 3,000 permanent and casual staff, including teachers. There are nine elected trustees on the Board and two appointed First Nations trustees.


The Bruce County Board of Education and The Grey County Board of Education amalgamated on January 1, 1998, to form the new Bluewater District School Board.

The Strategic Plan for Bluewater District School Board was launched at the Regular Meeting of the Board on January 24, 2012.

Athletics of the BWDSB[edit]

Baa logo

Sports at the secondary level are played through the Bluewater Athletics Association. There are offered at high schools in the BWDSB and the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board. The winning team (BAA Champions) will go onto a CWOSSA Tournament. The following sports are played through BAA:

  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Wrestling
  • Rugby
  • Swim Team
  • Cross Country
  • Curling
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Track and Field

Student Senate[edit]

From each high school in the BWDSB, a representative or student senator goes to monthly meetings at the school board office in Chesley, Ontario and brings ideas and suggestions from their school. They are a part of the Student Senate.

In May 2012, the Student Senate held their first conference, "SOS (Support Our Students) - Voices and Choices" at OSCVI in Owen Sound, Ontario with a focus on student mental health. A sequel titled, "Rumour Has It", followed in May 2013.

Secondary schools[edit]

BWDSB secondary schools
Name Location
Bruce Peninsula District School Lion's Head
Chesley District High School Chesley
Georgian Bay Community School Meaford
Grey Highlands Secondary School Flesherton
John Diefenbaker Secondary School Hanover
Kincardine & District Secondary School Kincardine
Owen Sound District Secondary School Owen Sound
Peninsula Shores District School Wiarton
Saugeen District Secondary School Port Elgin
Walkerton District Community School Walkerton

Elementary schools[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ontario Regulation 107/08". e-Laws. Government of Ontario. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

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