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Grade 8 - 2023/24 School Year Information

Dear Grade 7s,

We are very excited about your upcoming transition into secondary school at John Oliver!  The ‘JO’ school community is a great place to belong and we are confident that you will soon settle in to your high school journey.

It is normal to feel a little worried when making the move to high school – everyone has those first day jitters.  We want you to know that you are well supported at John Oliver.  You have a team of counsellors, teachers, educational assistants, and administrators here to support you every step of the way.  Your Grade 8 Counsellor next year will be Ms. Anne Alvares, but please know that the rest of the Counselling team is here to assist as well in any way that we can.  We are here for you!

We have several “transition activities” occurring – all geared to help you navigate your arrival at John Oliver.  These events include:

1. Gr. 7 Family Night - Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 2023 at 7pm at JO

This is an information evening for families.

2. Counsellor Presentations at Elementary Schools - February

Your Gr. 7 teacher will be booking Ms. Alvares (your Gr. 8 Counsellor next year) to come speak to you about the offerings at JO

3. Articulation Meetings - April

The JO Transition Team will meet with Gr. 7 & Resource teachers at the elementary schools to learn how to support you in high school.

4. Gr. 7 Tour - Tuesday, May 30th

This fun event is organized through your elementary school, where you will visit JO to meet your key support people, learn about life at JO, and take a tour through the school.

Grade 8 Virtual School Tour


Clubs @ JO - Clubs are awesome in high school because they provide you with an opportunity to meet others who have the same passions and interests as you. Check out the clubs page here to see what clubs JO has. Or maybe you want to start your own club?

Athletics @ JO - Athletics is another way to get involved with the school community. You can join a team as a player, a manager, officials or even as a spectator! Check out the JO athletics page here for more information about high school athletics. 

All incoming Gr. 8 students for the year 2023-2024 must fill out the Gr. 8 Enrollment and Course Selection Form and return to their Elementary School by Feb 24, 2023.

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