Get Ready NUMERACY & LITERACY CAMP
The Numeracy and Literacy Camp returns for its fifteenth year at Iona Catholic Secondary School this summer!
The camp is for incoming Grade 9 students to Iona who would like to review some grade 8 numeracy and literacy skills.
The Mathematics program involves a thorough review of various numeracy skills in Mathematics. The English program allows for students to practice their current literacy skills (namely reading comprehension and writing ability) to ensure success in their first year of secondary classes.
Last years camp was attended by approximately 120 students. The feedback from parents and students was extremely positive. Students found the program to be a good orientation to Iona and had the opportunity to meet incoming grade 9 students from other feeder schools. This year we are looking forward to another great camp.
The Numeracy and Literacy camp will take place from Monday August 21, 2017 to Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
To enroll your son/daughter, please complete the registration form attached to this letter and return to the main office. Please ensure that you indicate on the registration form the level of mathematics your son/daughter is enrolled in September.
If you have any questions concerning the program, please feel free to contact one of the teachers listed below at (905) 823-0136.
R. Di Trani (x65243) E. Santroni (x65240)
Literacy/Numeracy Coordinator Social Science Teacher
This is an excellent opportunity for your son/daughter to transition
into the high school routine!
Click for: GET READY! for Secondary School Registration Form
For information about our School Council, please click here.
Walking Forward Together
Grade 8 Transition Timeline
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Tour Iona DAY 9:00-1:00pm
Grade 8 “Tour Iona Day” for Feeder School Students. Students will attend classes and presentations and interact with future class mates.
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Iona in Action EVENING 6:30-8:30 pm
Iona in Action Open House for all Grade 8 Parents and Students. We would also like for Grade 7 students and their parents/guardians to get acquainted with our fabulous school. School tours, displays, classroom visits, curriculum and registration information, opportunities to meet with teachers and take in the wealth of co-curricular activities.
Receive information on our Regional Arts and Culture Program as well.
Guidance Counsellor Visits to the Grade 8 classrooms of Feeder Schools.
November 14th-17th Iona Math Teacher Visits
Math teachers from Iona Catholic will visit grade 8 class rooms to demonstrate grade 9 math expectations.
November 21 – Nov 25th myBlueprint On-line Registration Grade 8 students will select their courses and levels for grade 9 on-line in their schools with the assistance of their Grade 8 teacher and an Iona Catholic Guidance Counsellor.
December 1 Registration DUE DATE
Registration package and $65 activity fee collected by their grade 8 teacher.
March 2017 Student Verification Forms
Course verification sheets will be distributed to each grade 8 student to confirm selection of courses and levels.
August 2017 Get Ready” Literacy/Numeracy Summer Camp
A great half day program running in late August – Literacy and Numeracy classes plus getting to know you activities. Enrollment forms will be distributed in the spring
September 5, 2017 Grade 9 Orientation on the First Day of School
Refer to the Iona Catholic Secondary School website for updated information or
Call Mrs. Howell at 905 823 0136 ext. 65142
Regional Arts and Culture
Open House Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:30-8:30
Information regarding our regional program, requirements, timelines, and the application process will be distributed.
Meet and greet with our wonderful Arts teachers and students.
If your child is applying to Iona for the Regional Arts and Culture Program, we would love to have them attend the following shows in the area of their discipline. Please contact Mrs. Howell @905 823 0136 ext. 65142 to arrange for complimentary tickets.
Dance Recital “There is a time” December 7th, 2016 at Iona
Final Performance June 5th, 2017 Oakville Center
Drama Productions Christmas Children’s Play December 13, 14 and 15 at Iona
Instrumental Music and Vocal December 15th Meadowvale Theatre
Visual Arts Showcase December 20th 7 pm in the Iona foyer
There are many gifts but always the same spirit
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