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Timetable Changes

Counsellors are currently working through timetable conflicts and may reach out to students if there is a conflict they cannot correct for next year.  Students will have an opportunity to request timetable changes in August, once timetables are distributed.  If you have a need for a mandatory change in one of your course options (e.g. a course needed for a post-secondary program, a change in course pathway) please book an appointment with your guidance counsellor using this link   https://cutt.ly/MacNab-GuidanceAppointments.

Black History Month

Join us in celebrating Black History Month and re-examining Canadian History with the inclusion of Black History via Unilearnal‘s video series (28 videos; a video for every day this month!). Stay tuned for MacNab events throughout the month & beyond. https://bit.ly/3tljYrY “
When it comes to Black Canadian History, what do you know? Perhaps you only recently heard of Viola Desmond, the incredible Black woman who refused to move …


Techsploration Career Quest - Registration OPEN


Young women in grades 9 through 12 are invited to the Techsploration Career Quest to explore careers in science, engineering, trades, and technology. During this 1-day virtual conference, participants will hear from inspiring and motivating speakers, converse with professional women and entrepreneurs in skilled trades and STEM careers (Role Models), and participate in dynamic hands-on workshops.

This conference provides experiential learning and reach ahead opportunities linked to science, math, technology, careers, business, cooperative education, and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM).

Techsplorers (program participants) will:

  • gain awareness about the critical role of work in their lives
  • understand the significance of high school math and science for their future careers
  • be introduced to careers they may never have considered
  • enhance their skills in the following areas: communication, leadership, and teamwork.


Techsplorers will work in teams of 6-8 students to create a short pitch that they will share at the end of the day, highlighting the ideas they have that answer the challenge question:  How can we encourage more young women to explore careers in skilled trades and STEM?  

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Techsploration by inspiring the next generation of female leaders in skilled trades and STEM!

HWDSB - Building Careers From the Ground Up

Please see the document below for information regarding the Building Careers from the Ground Up Co-op Program, as well as the application form for the program.

Building Careers From the Ground Up Info & Application Form

For other co-op opportunities, please visit:  https://www.hwdsb.on.ca/macnab/programs/co-op-programs/

Public Health - COVID 19 Info

Technological Problems

iPad or HWDSB Account Problems

Hey MacNab students,

If you are having problems with your school iPad or HWDSB account, please complete the form below with as much detail as possible. A member of the MacNab Library Learning Commons team will contact you shortly.

Black Youth Mentorship Program

MacNab is proud to be offering the Black Youth Mentorship Program (BYMP) in partnership with the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. Starting at the end of October, free monthly virtual sessions will be offered based on student interests and needs. This group offers opportunities to explore sessions from an Afrocentric lens, to connect with one another, and to engage in mentorship opportunities with leaders from the Black community. If you are interested in joining, fill out the survey using the link below, and we will be in contact with you. Students who have questions can connect with Ms. Davy at kdavy@hwdsb.on.ca or Ms. Narula at snarula@hwdsb.on.ca  

Survey Form: https://tinyurl.com/y2ovfapt

Positive Space

Positive Space is a social group and support network for students and staff who identify with the LGBTQ+ community, as well as allies of the community.  All are welcome!  The group will be meeting on MS Teams from 3:30-4:15 every Tuesday – starting on October 20th.

If you are interested, fill out our Google Form, and one of the staff advisors will email you with an MS Teams invite prior to our first meeting on Tuesday, October 20th.  Students who have questions can also email Mr.Cowan, Ms.Smith or Ms.Elliott anytime.


GOOGLE FORM INVITE:  https://forms.gle/jxtG2amvJCXZjuM3A

School Updates

2020 Graduation Update

Due to ministry restrictions, we have had to cancel or plans for the October 10th Graduation and Dinner Dance. Please keep checking the MacNab under the tab heading Graduates for updated information. We are sorry that we cannot do the graduation at this time and hope that all of you are doing well and staying safe.

Microsoft Teams Instructions

Please take a moment to read the instructions included below.  These have been included to help you assist your child(ren) in the use of Microsoft Teams online to continue with their learning experience.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher(s) should you require help.  Contact information can be found in the tab “Contact Us”.

Parent Guide – MS Teams Instructions (2)

Updated – Semester 1: Secondary School Calendar

The following is the Secondary School Calendar for Semester 1 of the 2020-2021 school year, including Cohorts.

Secondary Calendar – Sem 1

New Course Offerings & Updates

Update – Dual Credit Courses

Dual credit courses allows students to gain a college credit along with a high school credit towards their graduation requirements.  Below we have posted an explanation of the Dual Credit courses, an application and the criteria needed to be able to be accepted for dual credit courses.

Dual Credits Overview_Sem 1 & 2 2020_21

Dual Credit Selection Criteria Form Sem 1 2020 Fillable Form

Dual Credit Student Application Form 2020_2021fillable

OYAP Accelerated Level 1 Application 2020/2021

For those of you who are interested in pursuing the OYAP option for 2020-2021, please see and compete the following application.

OYAP Accelerated Application 2020-2021


Co-op in Health Care 

For students interested in a co-op position in the heath care system, please see the following links.

Program Application

Health Care Support Services Program


Updated on Thursday, June 03, 2021.
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