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Tune in to Making the Transition – Finding your Way from Grade 8 to 9

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Parents/guardians and students in Grades 7 and 8 are invited to tune in to a special presentation of “Making the Transition – Finding your way from Grade 8 to Grade 9” on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 8 pm on Eastlink Community TV Channel 10.

The presentation, which will explore the changes, choices and challenges students face as they enter high school, will also air on Monday, November 22, 2021 and Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8 pm.

“Transitioning from elementary to secondary is an important milestone in a young person’s life,” says Bruce Bourget, Director of Education for Rainbow District School Board. “With this presentation, we hope to provide students with information to make informed decisions that will help shape their future.”

A number of topics will be discussed, including how to read timetables, how to choose courses, how to ease into a new school environment, what resources are available, and skills students need to be successful.

The presentation can be accessed online. To learn more, visit rainbowschools.ca. Click on Programs. Click on Secondary Education.

In addition to the presentation, viewers on Eastlink will meet staff from various programs such as Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM), Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), Dual Credits, Co-operative Education, Arts Education, Indigenous Education, French Immersion, 21st Century Learning and Special Education.

“It’s important for students to take the time to explore all options,” says Director Bourget. “Tune in to discover the many exciting opportunities that await students in Grade 9 in Rainbow Schools.”


Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705.674.3171. ext. 7217.