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3000+ Grade 9 Students Prepare for High School
By Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School | Published  08/24/2013 | Community News | Rating:
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The Mission of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, in partnership with the family and church, is to provide, in a responsible manner, a Catholic education which develops spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, social, and physical capabilities of each individual to live fully today and to meet the challenges of the future, thus enriching the community. Main Phone Number: 905-890-1221. 

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Brampton - This week, many of Dufferin-Peel’s 3,000 Grade 9 students are preparing for their transition to high school by participating in the board’s two-week Get Ready! for Secondary School and Link Crew transition programs.

 Link Crew gives Grade 9 students an early opportunity to connect with a senior student (Link Leader) in their school; someone they can feel comfortable speaking with regarding transitioning to Grade 9. The Get Ready! for Secondary School program, which is a joint project between the board’s Program and Continuing Education Departments, blends 20 hours of literacy and numeracy-focused instruction with secondary school readiness activities that help welcome and prepare students for their secondary school experience.

 “Not only do students who participate in our secondary transition programs, perform better in school statistically, they feel much more confident and comfortable attending secondary school,”  said Joanna Boudreau, principal of Secondary Program/Student Success. “These transition programs provide students with opportunities to learn about their secondary school, teachers and their own personal learning styles/preferences before attending classes in September.”

 Grade 9 students will participate in a variety of activities during their transition program, including school tours, information sessions, motivational speakers, orientation games, picnics and barbeques.

 Link Crew and the Get Ready for Secondary programs both ease the Grade 8-to-9 transition for students and parents alike, as their confidence, comfort level, and awareness of secondary programs and pathways are significantly amplified before they enter secondary school.

 Ensuring the success of students as they transition from elementary to secondary school is one of the key strategies of the board’s Student Success Program.

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