Gr. 8 Leadership day: Oct. 5

Reminder for those grade 8s who are participating in the leadership day trip and activities:

  • Please arrive at school by 8:15 a.m. and check the lists posted in the fourth, then go to the meeting location for your specific group.
  • Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and an active day outdoors. A reusable water bottle and a hat are recommended. 

Northern tour – additional info

Students can sign up and pick up a permission form in-school from Guidance. Students attending the tour must live in-area for either regular program, technological studies, or gifted program.

  • Break on Friday, January 13 – deadline to sign up, in order to receive permission form
  • end of school Tuesday, January 17 – permission forms due back to Guidance (they can be dropped off in the main office if I’m not available.)

NOTE: we will depart SAJH by 11:40. Students are responsible for connecting with their classroom teachers about missed work/material.

Northern Secondary
851 Mt Pleasant Rd
Thursday, January 19th, 2017

12:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Tour (in-area students only)
6:00 p.m. – Info night (parents/guardians and out of area families)

Northern Secondary: tour Jan. 19

Students who live in-area for Northern Secondary are invited to sign up for the tour taking place on the afternoon of Thursday, January 19th. It’s an opportunity to see what the school is like, hear first-hand from students and teachers, and learn about their programs available. The afternoon tour is only for students. We will be taking the TTC from St. Andrew’s to Northern, and students will be dismissed directly from Northern (i.e. they will NOT need to return to SAJH, although teachers will be returning here).

NOTE: Participating students will miss periods 4-7 and are responsible for connecting with their classroom teachers about missed work/material.

Parents and guardians, and students/families who live out of area can attend the information evening on the same day, taking place at 6:00 p.m.

Northern Secondary – tour and info night
851 Mt Pleasant Rd
Thursday, January 19th, 2017

  • Tour (in-area students only): 12:30 – 3:15 p.m.
  • Info night (parents/guardians and out of area): 6:00 p.m.


Activity Day: permission forms due tomorrow!

Just a gentle reminder that the permission forms are due back tomorrow (Wednesday, December 21) for our Activity Days. Students need to bring in their completed permission form and payment, and hand them in to the teacher leading their activity. The main office will NOT take student forms/money.

There are some activities with space still available. Please let us know if your child would like to participate in:

  • Improvedy Slam (improv and comedy workshops)
  • Game room (board games, role-playing games, tabletop games, etc)
  • Games (cottage games: ping pong, cards, scrabble, etc)
  • Bump Set Fore (mini golf and indoor volleyball)
  • Experienced Ski/Snowboard (travels to Mt. Saint Louis-Moonstone)

If your child will not be participating, please provide a signed note stating your child’s full name and homeroom, the two dates (January 26 and February 2) and the reason your child will be absent from school (appointments, training, travel, etc) for the days.

Grade 9 Year-End Trip

This year we are offering the grade nine students of St. Andrew’s Junior High School an opportunity to participate in a trip to Quebec.  The trip is four days and three nights and will take place on May 2nd – 5th.

The 4-day excursion will be organized in conjunction with EduTravel Tour Company.  Guides from EduTravel and staff from St. Andrew’s JHS will accompany the students for the entire trip, including to and from Quebec.

Please join us for a parent information meeting in the library on Wednesday, November 9th @ 6:45 p.m.

Take Our Kids to Work – Wednesday, Nov. 4

Wednesday, November 4 is Take Our Kids to Work day! Grade 9 students will spend the day in a workplace, job shadowing a family member, family friend, or community host. This Canada-wide initiative allows students a taste of a real work environment and promotes experiential learning.

If a student cannot attend with his/her family members due to workplace safety or other restrictions, they are encouraged to attend with a classmate or friend. There will be a school-led visit to community workplace hosts; however, spaces are limited.

Information and permission forms are going home today. Note that there are THREE forms that need to be completed and returned to homeroom teachers by October 21st. All materials are also available via the following linked PDFs:

TOKW 2015 Parent Guide and Form

TOKW 2015 Media Release Form

TOKW 2015 Permission form


For more info:

Ottawa: we are Toronto-bound

It’s been a jam-packed few days. We are en route home now, and estimate we will arrive around 7:30p. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ALONG FENN, so that the buses are able to park and maneuver in front of the school.