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

Please click HERE for the latest 2020-2021 school start-up information.

Information regarding student registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year is available at the North Vancouver School District, under the Schools tab. Please click HERE for more information regarding registration and transfer requests.

​ ​2020 - 2021 Important Dates and Information Events for Registration
NVSD Registration and Transfer Requests important dates and information events for registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year, please click HERE for the most up to date information.  Please contact Central Registration, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC  (604) 903-3368.  Central Registration hours Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
​January 20, 2020
​​​Registration and transfer requests for Grades 1-12 begins.
​January 23, 2020Secondary Enhanced Programs and Academies Night at Sutherland Secondary,1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver. 7–8:30 p.m.
​​February 28, 2020 Deadline for priority placement consideration for Grade 1-12, new registrations and transfer requests. Please note: the Central Registration office closes at 4:30 p.m.

Welcome letter to Grade 8's entering Handsworth in September 2020.

Welcome to Grade 7 students_letter_final_June_2020.pdf

​Grade 7 to 8 Transition 2020 - 2021
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This page is currently being updated, please check back for more information.
Handsworth Family of Schools - Grade 7 Classroom Visits

Handsworth's grade 8 counsellor and grade administrator will visit grade 7 classrooms for an introduction and presentation on grade 8 course selection options and Handsworth's extra-curricular opportunities available for students to participate in.

Various Dates:
Monday, January 27
Tuesday, January 28
Wednesday, January 29

Completed course selection forms are due back to your child's Grade 7 Elementary School Teacher by Thursday, February 21, 2020
​Handsworth Family of Schools:
Canyon Heights

Handsworth Course Programming Sheets for grade 7s:  Due to grade 7 teachers by February 21, 2020.

Course Programming Guide 2020-2021:        Course Guide 2020-2021.pdf

Grade 7 to 8 Course Programming Presentation:  2020-2021 Grade 7 to 8 Programming Presentation.pdf

Academy Applications:  Due to the academies by e-mail (academies@sd44.ca) by February 24, 2020  (not to Handsworth)

Peak Performance Applications:  Due to Handsworth Office, attention:  Vice Principal Sarah Best, sbest@sd44.ca by May 1, 2020.  Click HERE for the NVSD Peak Performance Application.

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​Handsworth Parent Presentation:  Tour and Meeting for Grade 7 Parents and/or Guardians
General overview of Handsworth, outline details about the Grade 8 program, and discuss information specific to the transition process. Please note this meeting is intended for parent/guardians only, not students.

Grade 7 to 8 Programming Presentation:
2020-2021 Grade 7 to 8 Programming Presentation.pdf
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Please arrive by 6:15 PM
Meet outside the main office
Student led school tours commence at 6:20 PM
Parent Meeting 7:00 PM
​Small Gym
Student Visits and Orientation to Handsworth
In the spring, Grade 7 classes will visit Handsworth to tour the school, meet teachers, and make connections with Handsworth students.  Grade 7 teachers will provide you with these dates.

Grade 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 the spring. 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.
​Spring 2020 dates TBD
Grade 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.
September 2020 date TBD
Questions?  Please contact Ms. S. Best, Vice Principal sbest@sd44.ca.
Parent Open House (All Grades)​September 2020 date TBD​Handsworth Secondary School

Grade 8 Welcome to Handsworth VideoClick HERE to view "How to High School"

2020 Grade 8 Retreat
Grade 8 Retreat (Cancelled)
Grade 8 Retreat - September 23 - 25, 2020
Please contact Ms. S. Best, Vice Principal sbest@sd44.ca.
​Cheakamus Centre and Grouse Mountain
Click HERE for the Grade 8 Retreat Permission Forms