Information by Grade


Grade 9 | The English Corner

STUDENT SUCCESS WORKSHOP SERIES

Starting a new academic year is a good time to develop tools to help students meet with success.  Creating strong study habits early can increase student’s confidence, academic competence and decrease unnecessary stress and anxiety.   For this reason, we have created a Student Success Workshop Series that will be available to all our Grade 9 students in the first Quadmester.  The goal of these workshops is to help students develop solid learning skills strategies early to assist them in being their best self.  

The Student Success Workshop Series will take place every Thursday from 12:30pm – 1:15pm.  Grade 9 students can log onto the Student Success Virtual Academic Support if they wish to join us.  Sessions will start promptly at 12:30pm.   

Date of Session

Topic

Thursday, September 24th

Using an Agenda as an Effective Organizational Tool

Thursday, October 1st

Getting Better Acquainted with D2L

Thursday, October 8th

Time Management & Study Skills

Thursday, October 15th

Tackling Bigger Assignments

Thursday, October 22nd

Test Taking Strategies

Thursday, October 29th

Organizational Tools

Thursday, November 5th

Managing Stress

Thursday, November 12th

Success Strategy & Self-Advocacy

Thank you for supporting your son/daughter on their academic journey.  


After School Support (postponed due to COVID)

We want to help all students meet with academic success and to support this we are offering extra help. This is a supervised time for students to get caught up on assignments and/or homework as well as to prepare for upcoming culminating activities and exams.

Start date: TBD

To assist us in planning these sessions, please sign and return the bottom portion of the After School Support Form to one of our Student Success teachers Mr. D. Montoya or by phone (226) 972 4871. Spaces in this program are competitive and limited. Students can only register in this program if they are able to commit to all 12 sessions. Failure to do so will result from removal from the program. Please confirm intention to participate by Thursday, November 28, 2019.


L2L Learning at Notre Dame 

(postponed due to COVID)

If interested in being tutored, please click on the PEER 1 link below to complete the online application and print off and sign the parental consent form PEER 2 and return to Mrs. Sneyd in Student Services.

SUBJECT I REQUIRE TUTORING IN (GOOGLE DOC) – PEER 1

PARENTAL CONSENT FORM – PEER 2 (Please Print & Return)

What will L2L look like at Notre Dame?

The L2L program will once again be running at Notre Dame this year. The program allows students the opportunity to be trained in the art of tutoring before taking those skills forward. We have approximately 60 student tutors involved in all subject areas who will be ready to commence tutoring on TBD.

***Cut off for signing up PEERS will be TBD.

The tutoring sessions will run every Monday, Tuesday OR Thursday after school from 2:30pm – 4:00pm in the Library. The L2L program mandates that 12 sessions MUST be completed so that our tutors fulfill the programs requirements, so ATTENDANCE is MANDATORY. If you have any questions about the L2L program at Notre Dame, please contact Ms. Sneyd via email at sneyde@hcdsb.org or at 905-335-1544 x 1010



Grade 10 | The English Corner

Grade 10 students and their parents are encouraged to watch the following recorded presentation: Let’s Talk About Pathways! to learn more about selecting the appropriate courses for their Grade 11 year, as they plan their educational journey and career pathway.

Students are encouraged to speak to our Student Services department, should they have any questions about course selections and choosing a pathway.

For more information, please visit: http://studentsuccess.hcdsb.org/


L2L Learning at Notre Dame

(postponed due to COVID)

If interested in being tutored, please click on the PEER 1 link below to complete the online application and print off and sign the parental consent form PEER 2 and return to Mrs. Sneyd in Student Services.

SUBJECT I REQUIRE TUTORING IN (GOOGLE DOC) – PEER 1

PARENTAL CONSENT FORM – PEER 2 (Please Print & Return)

What will L2L look like at Notre Dame?

The L2L program will once again be running at Notre Dame this year. The program allows students the opportunity to be trained in the art of tutoring before taking those skills forward. We have approximately 60 student tutors involved in all subject areas who will be ready to commence tutoring on TBD.

***Cut off for signing up PEERS will be TBD.

The tutoring sessions will run every Monday, Tuesday OR Thursday after school from 2:30pm – 4:00pm in the Library. The L2L program mandates that 12 sessions MUST be completed so that our tutors fulfill the programs requirements, so ATTENDANCE is MANDATORY. If you have any questions about the L2L program at Notre Dame, please contact Ms. Sneyd via email at sneyde@hcdsb.org or at 905-335-1544 x1010


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether or not students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). All students across the province write this test on the same date, usually in late March each year.

*Note: Students MUST achieve a 75% or higher on the test to pass. This is a Graduation Requirement for every student’s OSSD (High School Diploma). Results for the OSSLT are given out in early June.


As you move into the senior level of High School, the courses change to fit the potential pathway you are going to explore. The courses you choose will impact your post secondary destination, so we encourage you to make an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor to plan accordingly.

Specialty Programs in Grade 11

Because you have more space in your timetable, Grade 11 is a great time to start to explore programs that may interest you or help you in your future career. See your Guidance Counsellor for further details and application forms for these specialty programs:

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Nantyr Shores Co-op Education - What is Co-op

Cooperative Education programs combine a full-semester, half-day work placement in the community with a school-based classroom component to earn 2 co-op credits.

The classroom component of co-op helps students:

  • Prepare for work placement
  • Make connections regularly throughout the semester, between experiences in the workplace and learning in the subject to which the co-op credit is related
  • Reflect on and analyze their experiences in the workplace

Grade 11 Specialty Programs

There are several opportunities to explore different pathways through the Halton Catholic District School Board. Click here for the Pathway’s website and please contact your Guidance Counsellor for more information.


Grade 12 Clipart

Grade 12 can be a busy and stressful year for our students, so we are always here to help! Our role is to help each student transition into their post-secondary pathway with ease. We encourage Grade 12 students to stay on top of deadlines throughout the school year and to reach out to staff and our Guidance office with any questions or concerns.


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Deadline to accept your university offer is June 1st, 2021.  Not sure how to do this?  Click on the link to guide you through this – How to respond to your offer of admission.  Or ask your Guidance Counsellor for help.


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Virtual campus tours for Colleges and Universities across Canada are now available.   If interested, click on the link and begin the journey.

Virtual Tours – Colleges and Universities


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                 Exit Survey

The Grade 12 Exit Survey is now open in myBlueprint.  Students are now encouraged to complete this brief survey providing us with valuable educational feedback.


Application Deadlines

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Deadline to apply to University for the 2021/2022 school year is January 15th, 2021. Deadline to apply to College for equal consideration is February 1st, 2021.
See your guidance counsellor should you require assistance.

A guide for Ontario high school students applying to Ontario’s Universities.

Ontario Universities Guide To Applying for Sept. 2021


University and College Application (resource guides)

ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES RESOURCE GUIDE 

ONTARIO COLLEGE RESOURCE GUIDE

Important Facts about Post-Secondary Admission Requirements

#1:  Universities calculate admission average using a student’s top six Grade 12 credits at the “M” or “U” level, including the programs’s required courses.  One credit must be ENG4U.  You cannot use “O” level or “C” level credits to apply to university.

#2:  Colleges calculate admission average based on the program’s required courses.  This may be the average of one or more courses.  One of these credits must be ENG4C or ENG4U (very few colleges also accept ENG4E).  Some colleges do not accept Coop or Physical Education credits because they are at the open level.  Check college websites to verify program requirements.

#3:  Many colleges have transfer agreements with universities.  This is helpful for students who are not eligible to apply to university directly from high school.  Visit www.ontransfer.ca for details.


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