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Get Ready for Secondary School Program


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​Posted on: 8/21/17

Over 7,000 Grade 9 students prepare for their transition to high school


Over the next two weeks, many of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's 7,000 Grade 9 students will prepare for their transition to high school by participating in the Board's Get Ready! for Secondary School program.

The Get Ready! for Secondary School program, which is a joint project between the Board's Program and Continuing Education Departments, blends approximately 20 hours of literacy and numeracy-focused instruction with secondary school readiness activities that help welcome and prepare students for their secondary school experience.

"Ensuring the success of students as they transition from elementary to secondary school is one of the key strategies of the Board's Student Success Program," said Carmel Murphy, Superintendent of Program and Learning Services. "These transition programs provide students with opportunities to feel welcome, make connections, and develop relationships with other students and Senior Peer Leaders.  Students get the opportunity to learn about their secondary school, teachers and their own personal learning styles before attending classes in September."

Grade 9 students will participate in a variety of activities during their transition program, including school tours, information sessions, motivational speakers, orientation games, picnics and barbeques. The Get Ready! for Secondary School program eases the Grade 8 to 9 transition for students and parents alike, as their confidence, comfort level, and awareness of secondary programs and pathways are significantly amplified before they enter secondary school.

Program dates are posted on the Board website. For more information, students and parents/guardians should contact their school office or the Continuing Education Department at 905-891-9263 ext. 37956.

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest and most diverse school boards in Ontario. It serves over 81,000 students in 149 schools located throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. With over 11,000 employees, the Board is also one of the largest employers in the region.

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