Literacy Prep Course

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. from February 27 to April 5, 2018 (Excluding school holidays)

Where: Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School, Room 1013

Benefits: Certified teacher provides strategies and support to help students develop skills required
for success on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

FREE to all eligible students

How to Register: Must be a student preparing to write the OSSLT in Spring 2018

Good attitude and attendance are expected.
Go online, find and complete easy registration form at:

Complete the registration prior to attending class
Child’s school principal must approve participation. You will only be notified if not eligible.


HWDSB Trustees Looking for Help Determining Ward Distribution

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is undertaking a review of trustee electoral areas prior to the 2018 municipal elections. Current Trustees are seeking input from the public to help determine ward distribution. Members of the community are invited to attend a public meeting to offer feedback on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Education Centre (20 Education Court). Confidential feedback is also being accepted through HWDSB’s website at until 4 p.m. on March 31, 2018.

Letter for Families re: Hold and Secure

Friday, March 09, 2018

This letter is to inform you that Chedoke and Holbrook elementary schools and Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School entered a Hold and Secure response yesterday.

Option sheets and process for Choosing classes for the 2018-2019 school year

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The course option process has begun at MacNab. All students attended the course options presentations last week and have been asked to go over their pathway plans and course selections with their teachers and parents. Grades 9 and 10 students have hadcounsellors visit their afternoon … Read more about Option sheets and process for Choosing classes for the 2018-2019 school year

Director’s Message After Florida Attack

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The news of the deadly attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened. We reflect on this tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable attack on young people.

HWDSB Seeks Feedback on Two Draft Policies

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on its Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy and the Draft Parent Engagement Policy.

The Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy recognizes that every student has the right to attend a school where they are a qualified resident pupil as defined in the Education Act.

The Draft Parent Engagement Policy speaks to contributing to student achievement and well-being by fostering high levels of parent participation, involvement and engagement, as well as engaging in collaboration between the home and the school. This policy also addresses how HWDSB works with parents who are separated or divorced. 

Please open this post and click on the links to fill out the survey before the deadline of March 19, 2018 at 4 p.m.

HWDSB Needs Community Help to Name New North Secondary School

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) wants to hear from the community about selecting a name for the new North Secondary School being built at 1055 King Street East (former Scott Park Secondary School site).
Submissions for a name are being accepted through an online survey or by visiting 

The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

    Our Board

    Watch: Just One Wish Kindness Awards
    The third annual Just One Wish Kindness Awards were held on July 1, 2017 in Gage Park during the It's Your Festival celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday. Organizers honoured 151 children (150 for Canada's birthday and one for good luck), age 4 to 18, from across HWDSB for their kindness. These children exemplify what is means to be Canadian and what Canada is all about. Congratulations to all!

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