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 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.

​Handsworth Secondary School
Small Gym
​Parent Open House (All Grades)
​Monday, September 30, 2019, time TBD
​Handsworth Secondary School
2019 Grade 8 Retreat
Grade 8 RetreatGrade 8 Retreat - September 18 - 20, 2019
Please contact Ms. S. Best, Vice Principal sbest@sd44.ca.
​Cheakamus Centre and Grouse Mountain
Click HERE for the Grade 8 Retreat Permission Forms