Resurrection Catholic Secondary School

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Resurrection Catholic Secondary School
Resurrection catholic secondary school logo.png
455 University Ave. West
Kitchener, Ontario, N2N 3B9
Coordinates 43°26′27″N 80°32′48″W / 43.44088°N 80.54672°W / 43.44088; -80.54672
School type Secondary
Motto "Learning, Growing, Building. Making a Difference."
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Founded 1990
School board Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Principal Chris Woodcroft, Marisa Munroe & Leisha Craftchick
Grades 9-12 or 5th Year
Enrollment 1350
Language English
Colour(s) Red and Gold         
Mascot Peep and Peepette
Team name Phoenix
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Resurrection Catholic Secondary School is a Catholic high school in Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.


As of September 2017, there are currently five guidance counselors at Resurrection:

  • Jennifer Nagy (A-C)
  • Sean Kritz (D-K)
  • Kishanie Jayasundera (L-M,O,P)
  • Ann Hummel (N,Q-Z)
  • Nadine Iley (International Students)


Resurrection CSS has a variety of awards that students can apply to annually. In addition, a collection of awards are presented to students who qualify for them based on merit or academic achievement.

Most awards can be found here:


Resurrection has a strong athletics program, which has recently seen the following teams achieve success at the local and/or provincial levels:

  • 2008 OFSAA Western Bowl Champions - Senior Boys football
  • 2008 CWOSSA Champions - Senior Boys football
  • 2008 WCSSAA Champions - Senior Boys football
  • 2009 WCSSAA Champions - Senior Boys football
  • 2009 CWOSSA AAAA Champions - Junior Boys Basketball
  • 2010 CWOSSA AAAA Champions - Junior Boys Basketball
  • 2010 CWOSSA AAAA Champions - Junior Girls Volleyball
  • 2010 CWOSSA Champions - Girls Field Hockey
  • 2010 OFSAA Gold Medalists - Girls Field Hockey
  • 2011 CWOSSA Finalist - Girls Field Hockey
  • 2011 OFSAA Gold Medalists - Girls Field Hockey
  • 2012 CWOSSA Champions - Girls Field Hockey
  • 2012 OFSAA Gold Medalists - Girls Field Hockey
  • 2013 OFSAA Silver Medalists - Girls Field Hockey
  • 2014 WCSSAA Champions - Jr. Boys Football
  • 2015 D8 Champions - Jr. Boys Football
  • 2015 D8/CWOSSA Champions - Sr Boys Football
  • 2015 OFSAA Metro Bowl Championships - Sr Boys Football
  • 2016 D8 Champions - Jr. Boys Football
  • 2017 D8 Champions - Jr. Boys Football

Resurrection has introduced the PEAT athletics program, which is an enrichment program for self-motivated student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional athletic potential in a given sport. Applicants to the program must also possess strong academic commitment, and be positive contributors to the Resurrection community. Applicants must be working toward a provincial/ national/ international championship outside of high school sport. The PEAT program will focus on developing essential transferable skills including speed, agility, endurance, power, and flexibility.

Resurrection is a member of the eight team District 8 Athletic Association.

Drama Productions[edit]

Resurrection is well known for putting on a wide variety of fantastic Musicals and Plays year after year!

Upcoming Plays

  • (coming soon)

Previous Plays

  • Footloose (March 1,2,3 2018)
  • The Awesome 80's Prom (2017)
  • The Berlin Blues (2016)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2015)
  • Fools Paradise (2015)
  • Willy Wonka (2014)


During the course of the 2011-2012 school year, Resurrection's Reach for the Top team won the regional tournament for Waterloo, and therefore ended up attending the Provincial championships, where the team placed 13th in the Province. Also, a notable program Resurrection Catholic Secondary School has to offer is UCEP (University Cooperative Education Program), where students in either grade 12 or 13 get to spend their first semester at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier or St. Jerome's University. This program is known as a specialized co-op and it supplies those students who excel with an outstanding experience. The student is then able to gain a co-op position with a professor on any of these campuses. This provides a unique experience and looks good on applications for College or University.

The Waterloo Catholic Secondary School Board offers a program known as High Skills Major. In this program the student will receive a number of certifications and will be able to attend many courses related to a specific career path such as health and wellness. The student will also have to take certain courses in your upper years (grade 11 and 12) that relate to this career path, for example in health and wellness you would have to take some science courses. It is also a necessity to take co-op, and to receive a placement in the career of the student's choice. Once all these requirements are met, students who participated in the program will receive a designation on their diploma, which also looks great when applying to post-secondary school. It will also give the student some advantages when at a post-secondary school.

Clubs at Resurrection High School[edit]

Students who participate in co-curricular activities make a tremendous contribution to the Resurrection school community Many clubs are offered that attain to the interests of the student body, such clubs are:

  • Arts Council
  • Automotive/Skills Canada Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Cardistry and PenSpinning Club
  • Charlie Awards Film Festival Club
  • Choir – Noteworthy
  • Computer Programming Club
  • Dance Club (DCAR)
  • Electric Car Club
  • Jr./Sr. Concert Bands
  • DECA Business Club
  • Design and Technology Club
  • Drama Productions
  • Gardening Club
  • Green Earth Movement Club
  • Improv Club
  • Jazz Band
  • Model United Nations
  • Multicultural Club
  • Nutrition for Learning
  • Odds n’ Ends
  • Outers Club
  • Peer Ministry
  • Philosophy Club
  • Photography Club
  • Power Lifting Club
  • Reach for the Top Club
  • Rez Reads
  • Robotics Club
  • Safe Spaces Club
  • Social Justice Youth Group
  • Strength Training Club
  • Student Council
  • Technical Theatre Crew (RLM)
  • W.A.Y.V.E.
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga Club

Additional Clubs and Updates Can be Found Here:

Student Council[edit]

Student Council otherwise abbreviated to SAC (Student Activities Council) acts as the Student Government of Resurrection Catholic Secondary School. The council is composed of two equal Presidents elected by the student body. As well as a teacher adviser chosen by the Principal. The two Presidents and the SAC director jointly appoint a council of approximately 35 students each year to help organize events and activities and better represent the school community. The Presidents and the Director also appoint a Cabinet composed of Students from the already selected pool of student council members who have shown strong leadership in the past. These cabinet members are referred to as Ministers and each one is charged with leading one of the seven ministries (Special Events, Simple Celebrations, Faith and Wellness, Student Voice, Communications, Community Affairs and Inter Club Council) all other members of Student Council are referred to as representatives. Together student council works to execute multiple events and carry out many initiatives to engage students and enrich student culture.

Current Student Council Co-Presidents

  • Hunter Tyszka and Olivier Szczepaniak

Past Co-Presidents

  • Katherine Kowalcyzk and Wesley Richardson (2017-2018)
  • Joshua Vito and Sebastian Monsalve (2016-2017)
  • Justin Temple and Ryan Leite (2015-2016)
  • Jacob Robinson and Karley George (2014-2015)

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]