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Grade 7/8 Transition

Supporting Students' Academic and Social Transition

The purpose of Grade 7/8 transition is to provide Grade 7 students with a variety of experiences to connect them to their secondary school before they begin Grade 8.  This connection focuses on the development of plans to support the course selection process, and determine any additional supports that may be required for individual students.  Additional supports may address both academic and social / emotional needs.  More importantly, transition supports every elementary student to feel a sense of welcome, belonging, and excitement about entering secondary school.

The North Vancouver School District's Grade 7/8 Transition Parent Information document provides an overview of events and procedures that support students and their families during the Transition process.  

The Transition process begins in the fall of Grade 7 and continues into the fall of Grade 8.  Many processes and activities occur during this transition time frame.  Activities may include visits to secondary schools, social events, tours, Grade 7 partnerships with older students, and Grade 7 sporting events hosted at the secondary school.

Early in January of each school year, the North Vancouver School District presents an Enhanced Programs and Grade 7/8 Transition Information Evening for parents/guardians and students.  The purpose of this evening is to provide an overview of the Grade 7/8 Transition process, and an introduction to the School District's unique academies and programs.  The presentation from the Information Evening on January 14, 2016 is posted here.  

Following the Enhanced Programs and Grade 7/8 Transition Information Evening, secondary schools schedule an orientation and programming/information evening for Grade 7 parents/guardians. 

The programming / information evenings provide an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet staff and familiarize themselves with the school and its programs, policies, and procedures.  It's an ideal time to ask questions and learn more about how to support your child's academic and social transition into secondary school. The schedule of 2016 Course Programming Evenings is available here.

2017 Grade 7/8 and Enhanced Programs Evening

Save the date: January 12, 2017
Sutherland Secondary School
1860 Sutherland Avenue
North Vancouver BC
7:00 p.m.