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Grade 8 - 2022/23 School Year Information

Dear Grade 7s,

We are very excited about your upcoming transition into secondary school at John Oliver, yet we are saddened by the current circumstances in that we cannot meet with you in person to introduce you to your new school.  We are confident that you will settle in nicely and soon forget any worries that you may have in making this milestone move into Grade 8.  Just so that you are aware, 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 Mr. Les Nerling, but please know that the rest of the counselling team is here to assist as well in any way that we can.  Simply ask!

In typical times we normally have elementary schools come up to John Oliver for either an afternoon or morning to give you the opportunity to visit a few classrooms, participate in some helpful transition activities and finally to give you a tour of our beautiful school.  In place of this, we have created a Virtual Tour of our school and provided you with some of the more important transition activities to do at home and in your grade 7 class.  We hope that you enjoy these activities which will help you get a head start for Grade 8 in September.  We look forward to meeting you in September, in the meantime stay safe.

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 2022-2023 must fill out the Gr. 8 Enrollment and Course Selection Form and return to their Elementary School by Feb 23 2022.

Some important dates:

  • Feb 3 2022: Grade 7 Info Night @7pm for Parents/Guardians and Students
  • Feb 25 2022: return Course Selection Forms to JO
  • April 2022: Articulation Meetings (TBA)
  • April 2022: Spring School Tour (hopefully in-person- date TBA)

Please reach out to your elementary school or contact JO if you require the link for the Teams Info night on Feb 3rd.

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