√Čcole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Grade 7/8 Transition to Handsworth Secondary

Important information for the transition process from elementary to high school.

More information regarding student registration is available at the North Vancouver School District, under the Schools tab. Student Registration


‚ÄčGrade 7 to 8 Transition Current Events‚Äč ‚Äč
‚ÄčEVENT‚Äč‚ÄčDATE & TIME
‚ÄčLOCATION
‚ÄčNEW Grade 8 Welcome to Handsworth Video‚ÄčClick HERE to view "How to High School"
‚ÄčGrade 8 Parent Information Night and Grade 8 Retreat Meeting
In September, parents of Grade 8 students are invited to Handsworth for a parent information evening.  The details of the annual Handsworth Grade 8 Retreat will be reviewed during this evening.
Presentation Notes:
Grade 8 Parent Information Night Sept 9, 2019.pdf
‚ÄčMonday, September 9, 2019
Questions?  Please contact Ms. S. Best, Vice Principal sbest@sd44.ca.
‚Äč‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary School
Small Gym
‚ÄčParent Open House (All Grades)‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčMonday, September 30, 2019, time TBD‚Äč‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary School
‚Äč2019 Grade 8 Retreat‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčGrade 8 Retreat‚ÄčRetreat Notes:
Grade 8 Retreat Powerpoint 2019-20.pdf
‚ÄčGrade 8 Retreat - September 18 - 20, 2019
Please contact Ms. S. Best, Vice Principal sbest@sd44.ca.
‚Äč‚ÄčCheakamus Centre and Grouse Mountain
‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčClick HERE for the Grade 8 Retreat Permission Forms‚Äč
‚ÄčParent Open House
Remember to bring a copy of your student's timetable(s).
‚ÄčSept 30 Open House INFO and INVITE.pdf‚ÄčMonday, September 30, 2019
13:00 to 15:00
‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary



‚ÄčGrade 7 to 8 Transition a Year at a Glance‚Äč ‚Äč
‚ÄčEVENT‚ÄčDATE & TIME
‚ÄčLOCATION
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‚ÄčLate French Immersion Parent Information Evening

‚Äč‚ÄčWednesday, January 16, 2019     7:00 PM‚ÄčEducation Services Centre,
2121 Lonsdale Ave, 5th floor
‚ÄčDistrict of North Vancouver Enhanced Programs and Academies Evening‚ÄčWednesday, January 23, 2019     7:00 PM
‚ÄčSutherland Secondary School,
1860 Sutherland Ave
‚ÄčHandsworth French Immersion Parent Information Evening (This meeting overlaps with the Enhanced Program Evening at Sutherland.)‚ÄčWednesday, January 23, 2019
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
‚Äč‚ÄčSutherland Secondary School,
1860 Sutherland Ave

‚ÄčSecondary French Immersion Course Offerings
Visit:  North Vancouver French Immersion Programs



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‚ÄčCourse Programming Information Meeting & Tour for Grade 7 Parents
General overview of Handsworth, outline details about the Grade 8 program, and discuss information specific to the transition process.  Parents who are interested in participating in student-council led tours of the school can remain after the meeting has concluded.  Please note this meeting is intended for parent/guardians only, not students.
Handsworth Grade 7 Transition Letter - Jan 2019.pdf
Course guide 2019-2020 (Feb 8, 2019).pdf
‚ÄčThursday, January 31, 2019
Parent Meeting 6:30 PM
Optional Parent Tour after meeting
‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary School, Small Gym
‚ÄčElementary School Visits - Mr. David Lavallee (Grade 8 Counsellor for 2019-2020) and Mr. Mark Barrett (Vice-Principle)
Provide information and assist students with course programming for their grade 8 year.  Course selection sheets will be handed out at this time and will be due back to your child's Grade 7 teacher by Friday, March 8, 2019.
February 11 - 14, 2019
Various dates:
‚ÄčHandsworth Family of Schools
‚ÄčWednesday, February 13, 2019
1:30 to 2:30 PM
‚ÄčCanyon Heights
‚Äč‚ÄčThursday, February 14, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
‚ÄčHighlands
‚Äč‚ÄčTuesday, February 12, 2019
1:30 to 2:30 PM
‚ÄčMontroyal
‚Äč‚ÄčTBD
‚ÄčBraemar
‚ÄčThursday, February 14, 2019
9:00 to 10:00 AM
‚ÄčCleveland
‚Äč2019-2020 Grade 8 Course Programming Sheets - Completed Sheets are due to your Grade 7 Teacher before March 8, 2019.
Grade 7 - 8 Presentation v6.pdf
‚ÄčDue to your Grade 7 Teacher before March 8, 2019.
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‚ÄčGrade 7 Articulation Meetings in April 2019
‚ÄčApril 2019, Various
‚ÄčHandsworth Family of Schools
‚ÄčGrade 7 Student Guided Tour 
Grade 7 students and their teachers will be invited to come to Handsworth for a guided tour and short presentation in May.  The purpose of this visit is to:
  • Familiarize your child with the size of the school and visit classes while in session.
  • Help your child gain an understanding of the school's academic and elective areas.
  • Build a sense of community and connection to Handsworth School.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
9:00 AM  Braemar
9:00 AM  Cleveland
11:00 AM  Montroyal

Friday, May 24, 2019
9:00 AM  Highlands
11:00 AM Canyon Heights
‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary School
‚ÄčNew Students' Meeting
Course Programming Information and Tours for new students and their parents who have received confirmation of enrollment at Handsworth.
‚ÄčTBD
‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary School
‚ÄčMath Challenge Exam, Information will be sent home through Grade 7 Teachers
TBD
‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary School
Learning Commons
‚ÄčGrade 8 Parent Information Night and Grade 8 Retreat Meeting
In September, parents of Grade 8 students are invited to Handsworth for a parent information evening.  The details of the annual Handsworth Grade 8 Retreat will be reviewed during this evening. 

Monday, September 9, 2019
Questions?  Please contact Ms. S. Best, Vice Principal sbest@sd44.ca.

‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary School
Small Gym
‚ÄčParent Open House (All Grades)
‚ÄčMonday, September 30, 2019, time TBD
‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary School
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2019 Grade 8 Retreat
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‚ÄčGrade 8 Retreat‚ÄčGrade 8 Retreat - September 18 - 20, 2019
Please contact Ms. S. Best, Vice Principal sbest@sd44.ca.
‚Äč‚ÄčCheakamus Centre and Grouse Mountain
‚Äč‚ÄčClick HERE for the Grade 8 Retreat Permission Forms‚Äč
‚ÄčParent Open House
Remember to bring a copy of your student's timetable(s).
Sept 30 Open House INFO and INVITE.pdf
‚ÄčMonday, September 30, 2019
13:00 to 15:00
‚ÄčHandsworth Secondary
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