Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Grade 7-8 Transition Activities

Grade 7 Virtual Tour 2020

Welcome to Carson Graham Secondary

Dear Grade 7's,

We are very excited about your upcoming transition into secondary school at Carson Graham, yet we are saddened by the current circumstances in that we cannot meet with you in person to introduce you to your new school.  We are confident that you will settle in nicely and soon forget any worries that you may have in making this milestone move into Grade 8.  Just so that you are aware, it is normal to feel a little worried when making the move to high school, everyone has those first day jitters.  We want you to know that you are well supported at Carson, you have a team of counsellors, teachers educational assistants and administrators here to support you every step of the way.  Your Grade 8 Counsellor next year will be Ms. Karen Marshall, but please know that the rest of the counselling team is here to assist as well in any way that we can.  Simply ask!

In typical times we normally have elementary schools come up to Carson for either an afternoon or morning to give you the opportunity to visit a few classrooms, participate in some helpful transition activities and finally to give you a tour of our beautiful school.  In place of this we have created a Virtual Tour of our school and provided you with some of the more important transition activities to do at home.  We hope that you enjoy these activities which will help you get a head start for Grade 8 in September.  We look forward to meeting you in September, in the mean time stay safe and enjoy your Summer with family and friends.


Transition Activities

1.      School Tour

Carson Graham Virtual Tour – Click on the link to take your own virtual tour!  https://youtu.be/63EHa0f72IA


2.      Gr. 8 Student Schedule

On the very first day of school in September you will receive your student schedule that lists all of your classes, teachers and classroom numbers.  Aside from seeing your friends, this is the second best part of your first day.  Below is a link to a typical Grade 8 Student Schedule as well as a link to our Carson Graham Timetable.  On the timetable link below we have filled in Monday's, Week 1 and Week 2 to get you started.  Most Grade 8's get stuck on figuring out the electives, just remember that you rotate through three Design electives and three Fine Arts electives in the same period over the school year, please note Tri 1, Tri 2 and Tri 3 on the student schedule.  Each Trimester is approximately three months long.  Spend some time to become familiar with these two documents, print off a copy and then try to complete the rest of the Carson Graham timetable for practice.  If you take the time to complete it you will be a pro and ready for September.  If you have troubles figuring it out, don't worry just ask any teacher or counsellor for help on your first day, we would be happy to explain it to you in more detail.

 

Grade 8 Student Schedule Link: 2020 Student Schedule.pdf

 

Carson Graham Timetable Link 2019-2020 Carson Graham Timetable.pdf


3.     How to Open a Combination Lock

After receiving you student schedule you will also be assigned your very own locker, on each locker is a combination lock.  At first it can be a bit tricky but after a few attempts you will get the hang of it in no time.  In order to give you a head start we have attached some simple step by step instructions as well as an instructional video.  Remember, practice makes perfect, spend 10-15 minutes on your first day and you will get this in no time.  Lastly, remember to keep your combination code (3 digit number) private, don't share it with friends as this is your place to keep your belongings safe.  If you happen to forget your combination code the ladies in the front office can gladly help you.


Combination Lock Tutorial Video Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY_PqyK4YVA

 

4 Easy Steps to Opening a Combination Lock document link: 4 Easy Steps to Opening a Combination Lock.pdf

 

4.      Learn from the Pro's!

Below is a helpful document prepared by a team of our current Grade 8's, have a look and get a head start on some need to know info!

 

Tips from current Carson Grade 8 Students Link: Tips from current Grade 8 Students.pdf

 

5.      Carson Graham Website

Below is the link to the Carson Graham Website and some helpful links to help you get more familiar with our school.  Remember the best way to meet new friends who enjoy the same things that you do is to join the extra curricular programs.  Our experience is that the more students get involved at Carson, the happier they are and the better they do academically.

 

Carson Graham Secondary Website:

https://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/Pages/default.aspx#/=

 

Athletics:

https://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/ProgramsServices/Athletics/Team_Information/

 

Clubs:

https://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/Students/clubs/Pages/default.aspx#/=

 

IB Middle Years Program (MYP): 

https://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/ProgramsServices/Middleyearsprogramme/Pages/default.aspx#/=