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

Important information for the transition process from elementary to high school for the 2019 - 2020.

Handsworth Grade 7 Transition Letter - Jan 2019.pdf

Parent Guide - Software Applications.pdf

Course guide 2019-2020 (Feb 8, 2019).pdf

Grade 7 - 8 Presentation v6.pdf

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

​Late French Immersion Parent Information Evening

​Wednesday, January 16, 2019     7:00 PMEducation Services Centre,
2121 Lonsdale Ave, 5th floor
District of North Vancouver Enhanced Programs and Academies Evening​Wednesday, January 23, 2019     7:00 PM
​Sutherland Secondary School,
1860 Sutherland Ave
Handsworth French Immersion Parent Information Evening (This meeting overlaps with the Enhanced Program Evening at Sutherland.)​Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
​Sutherland Secondary School,
1860 Sutherland Ave

​Secondary French Immersion Course Offerings
Visit:  North Vancouver French Immersion Programs

​Course 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.
​Thursday, January 31, 2019
Parent Meeting 6:30 PM
Optional Parent Tour after meeting
​Handsworth Secondary School, Small Gym
​Elementary 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:
​Handsworth Family of Schools
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
1:30 to 2:30 PM
​Canyon Heights
​Thursday, February 14, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
​Tuesday, February 12, 2019
1:30 to 2:30 PM
Thursday, February 14, 2019
9:00 to 10:00 AM
2019-2020 Grade 8 Course Programming Sheets - Completed Sheets are due to your Grade 7 Teacher before March 8, 2019.
Due to your Grade 7 Teacher before March 8, 2019.
​Grade 7 Articulation Meetings in April 2019
​April 2019, Various
​Handsworth Family of Schools
​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 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
​Handsworth Secondary School
​New Students' Meeting
Course Programming Information and Tours for new students and their parents who have received confirmation of enrollment at Handsworth.
​Handsworth Secondary School
​Math Challenge Exam, Information will be sent home through Grade 7 Teachers
​Handsworth Secondary School
Learning Commons
Grade 8 Parent Teacher Night and Grade 8 Retreat Meeting
In September, parents of Grade 8 students are invited to Handsworth for a parent evening.  The evening will include a chance to meet and greet your student's teachers.  The details of the annual Handsworth Grade 8 Retreat will also be reviewed during the same evening.  Dates for this event will be posted in late August and more information about the retreat will be sent home through Grade 7 teachers in June.
September 2019, TBD
​Handsworth Secondary School
2019 Grade 8 Retreat
Grade 8 RetreatGrade 8 Retreat - September 18 - 20, 2019
Please contact Mr. M. Barrett, Vice Principal mbarrett@sd44.ca.
​Cheakamus Centre and Grouse Mountain
Click HERE for the Grade 8 Retreat Permission Forms