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Tips for Secondary School

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secondary tips and infoThings to consider as you progress in secondary school:

  • Get involved by exploring your interests, joining clubs and teams, and participating in other extracurricular activities.
  • Get to know your teachers and build positive relationships with them. Make connections by reaching out to your guidance counsellor when you have questions or need assistance.
  • Talk to your class peers so you can support each other when/if you are absent from school.
  • Use your locker for your books, school supplies, back- pack and lunch. Keep your valuable items at home.
  • Use a planner to stay organized and keep track of your assignments and extracurricular activities.

School resources that are available to you:

  • Student Services provides support with academic, career and personal development of all students.
  • The Learning Commons (Library Services) provides students with print, computer and electronic resources for support with academic work.
  • Learning Resource Teachers in each school can help with the academic planning for students with special education needs.
  • Student Success Teachers assist all students with the move to Secondary school and provide support to ensure their success.
  • Identity-based supports through Indigenous Education, Graduation Coach Program for Black Students, Specialized Services, and more.

Online resources that are available to you:

  • Your secondary school website is a great resource to learn about your new school community.
  • Explore the HUB for a wide range of educational supports as you move along your pathway.
  • Find mental health and well-being resources, supports, and services on HWDSB’s We Help webpage, including a section that lets students access help by topic.
  • Access a long list of books, publications, activities and more through the HWDSB Online Learning Commons.
  • Visit the HWDSB website to find an assortment of learning resources categorized by subject area.
Updated on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
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