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Grade 9 Orientation Program

Continuing Education, in partnership with HWDSB’s Secondary Schools, is pleased to offer a brand new Grade 9 Orientation Program for all current Grade 8 students at the HWDSB Secondary School they’ll attend in the fall.

The new program runs during the last week of August (26-30), program dates and times vary by school.  This FREE program teaches valuable learning strategies and organizational skills, provides Literacy and Math reviews, gives an opportunity for your student to meet new friends and classmates and to familiarize themselves with their new school.  Program confirmations will be sent to all families who registered in early August.

The Program Locations and Dates are as follows:

School/Program location Dates Times
Ancaster High August 27 – 29, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bernie Custis August 26 – 28, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dundas Valley August 27 – 29, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Glendale August 27 – 29, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nora Frances Henderson August 26 – 28, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Orchard Park August 27 – 29, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saltfleet D.H.S. August 28, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sherwood August 28 – 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sir Allan MacNab August 27 – 29, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Waterdown D.H.S. August 29, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Westdale August 27 & 28, 2019 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Westmount August 27 & 28, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Program Information:

  • FREE for students pre-registered to attend Grade 9 at an HWDSB Secondary School in September 2019
  • Helps make the transition to Secondary School less stressful and more meaningful
  • Reviews of literacy, numeracy and learning skills
  • Reinforces organizational skills, time management and work completion
  • Good attitude, behaviour and attendance is expected of every student
  • Students are encouraged to bring school supplies, nut free snacks and drinks each day

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ATTENDANCE:  Inform the teacher each day if you will be absent.  Please remember, parents are responsible for the timely arrival and departure of their child(ren) each day.

BEHAVIOUR:  Students enrolled in Summer Programs must make every effort to complete both in class and homework assigned to them.  Any lost time and / or assignments must be reconciled with their classroom teacher.  Students must be respectful of their teachers, fellow classmates and all other support staff on site at designated schools.  Parents will be contacted by the teacher and / or Principal should there be any concerns.  Students may be asked to leave the program if there are any concerns.

SUPPORT:  There are no Special Education Resource Teachers available to assist with program modifications / accommodations.  Every effort will be made by the classroom teacher to support and enhance the learning of each student.  Identified students with Individual Education plans are welcome to attend with the above understanding.  HWDSB is committed to protecting your personal information.

What to Bring

Program participants need to bring the following items with them to the Grade 9 Orientation Program everyday:
Pen/Pencil, Eraser, Peanut Free Lunch, Water Bottle

To find out more information about our program call the:

Continuing Education, Hill Park Learning Centre at 905-561-2190

Updated on Monday, April 29, 2019.
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