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1 WELCOME TO HENDERSON SECONDARY Grade 7-8 Parent Information Night


3 Agenda Introduction of our team Information about secondary school and the Henderson TLE Delivery Model An opportunity to tour the school An opportunity to meet and speak to representatives of each department.

4 What Does High School Look Like? Two semesters – September to January and February to June (Four courses each semester) Examinations and/or culminating activities at the end of each semester Four classes/courses per day – 75 minutes long Picture here

5 Diploma Requirements 30 credits – 18 compulsory and 12 elective 40 community involvement hours Ontario Secondary School Literacy Requirement (OSSLT/OSSLC)

6 Grade 9 and 10 Academic Open Locally Developed Applied Enriched Course Types - Grades 9 and 10 Pathways include Apprenticeship, College, Community, University, Workplace.

7 Typical Grade 9 Timetable Timeframe Semester 1 Sept – Jan Semester 2 Feb - June Timeframe 1 8:45 – 10:00 EnglishDrama Timeframe 2 10:15 – 11:30 ScienceMathematics 11:30 – 12:20 Lunch Timeframe 3 12:20 – 1:35 Exploring Technologies French Timeframe 4 1:45 – 3:00 1:45 - 3:00 Geography Physical Education


9 WHAT IS TRANSFORMING LEARNING EVERYWHERE? Personalized, collaborative, inquiry based learning will exist in every classroom in HWDSB supported by 1:1 technology.

10 HOW IS HENDERSON DIFFERENT? Limited paper resources, including textbooks and photocopies Inquiry based learning where students take ownership for their own learning Personalized and collaborative learning environments 1:1 Technology provided to all students to support blended learning Interdisciplinary approach

11 HOW IS HENDERSON DIFFERENT? Henderson is the home to specialized programs including : English Language Learner Programming Information and Communications Technology Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services Manufacturing Technology (2014-June, 2016) Cosmetology (September, 2016) Transportation Technology (September, 2016) AND WE HAVE MANY OTHER FABULOUS PROGRAMS!



14 How Can Students Get Involved? Sports, such as… Baseball Basketball Cross-Country Football Hockey Rugby Soccer Track and Field Volleyball Water Polo Plus more…. Clubs, such as… Anime Athletic Council Harmony Drama Eco Positive Space Peer Mentorship Speak-Up Day Student Council Plus more…

15 What Supports are Available for Students? Administration Guidance Counsellors Learning Resource Teachers Student Success Team S.S. Educational Assistant Gay Straight Alliance Student Mentors Nutrition Program Walk-in Closet Social Worker School Nurse Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) Alternatives for Youth (AY) John Howard Society Hamilton-Wentworth Police Liaison Mohawk@Henderson

16 December 17th, 2014 GR-8 START An exciting and fun-filled opportunity for you to experience Henderson!


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