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Over 4,000 Grade 9 students prepare for their transition to high school


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​Posted on: 8/19/19

Over 4,000 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 over 4,000 Grade 9 students will prepare for their transition to high school by participating in DPCDSB's Get Ready! for Secondary School program. 

The Get Ready! for Secondary School program, which is a joint project between the 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 DPCDSB'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 may 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 DPCDSB website. For more information, students and parents/guardians should contact their school office.

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest and most diverse school boards in Ontario. It serves over 80,000 students in 151 schools located throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. With over 10,000 employees, DPCDSB is also one of the largest employers in the region.


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