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 Destinations Programme
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Students who are ready to enter either their Grade 7 or 8 year of elementary school in September are eligible to be considered as candidates for this enriched programme. Students who successfully complete the Grade 8 Destinations Programme will be well prepared for application to the Grade 9 Foundations Programme, leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme.

Note: Transportation is not provided although may be available on existing routes.

Destinations flyer (pdf)

The curriculum

At the heart of the Destinations Programme are strong curriculum and sound instructional strategies. The curriculum will have the necessary rigor to prepare students for the journey to the IB Diploma Programme.
By addressing global issues and the whole learner, this programme will enhance the Ontario Curriculum for Grade 7 and 8 students.


A specialized curriculum has been developed for this programme in the areas of:

French: Learning activities and performance tasks that extend the current curriculum with a focus on oral expressive and receptive communication skills, reading competency, and grammatical structures.

Science: Learning activities and open-ended, inquirydriven labs to allow deeper exploration of concepts.

Inquiry: Conduct purposeful inquiry and research to develop creative and critical thinking skills.

Math: Learning activities are based on an enriched Math curriculum.

Organization: Organizational skills are critical to the success of students in the Destinations Programme. Students need to manage their materials for school work, manage their time when completing assignments, and plan their actions in order to meet the learning goals.

 

2015 timelines

Early February
Parent Information Night

• Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:00 p.m., Moira Secondary School Library, for Grade 6 and 7 parents/guardians and students.
• Presentation of the programme, description of the
application process (pdf), review of timelines, etc.

Mid February
Applications due

• Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

• Submit applications to Harry J. Clarke Public School, 77 Rollins Drive., Belleville, Main Office.
• Applications and required materials should be placed in an envelope and addressed to: “Destinations Application, c/o Marie Mitchell, Principal.”

Late February

• Parents of selected candidates will be contacted and given an interview date and time.


Early March
Candidate interviews

• Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, 2015.



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Contact Us

Harry J. Clarke Public School

Telephone:  +1 613 969-0140
Fax:  +1 613 962-3854

Marie Mitchell, Principal

Email: mmitchell@hpedsb.on.ca

Jennifer Birt, Vice-principal

Email: jbirt@hpedsb.on.ca

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156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

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