Welcome to Garibaldi Secondary school .
Here is a sample of information to support you in your transition to GSS created by the Grade 7 transition team.
It has been sent out to elementary transition coordinators to share with students and families. Here is the link: https://hml.sd42.ca/Player/6ahaBai0
A parent info evening hand out for May 2021:
Recording of the Zoom session May 26 2021 – Downloadable
It is best practice to wait until the start of the school year to purchase supplies. The diversity of teacher can create a diversity of need. Student will all require the basics: pens, pencils, binders. These can be purchased in advance. Locks are best purchased at the school.
Grade 8 Electives:
All students are programmed into two sets of elective rotations covering fine arts (Visual Art, Drama, Guitar, etc.. ) and applied skills (Woodwork, Computers, Careers, etc..). However, students can choose a full year BAND elective.
Band Information: Here is a link to a “New to Band Video from the GSS music teachers: https://gssmusicdepartment.wordpress.com/new-to-gss-music
– Student testimonials on why band is awesome: https://youtu.be/KIgoU_a3x-g
– FAQ for parents and students: https://youtu.be/SpJTIsJ2WcQ
If you were interested in the full-year band option please contact Rebekah_Bell@sd42.ca.
Special Education Programming: Beginning in March teachers from GSS are in contact with each of the elementary schools to look to develop individual plan to support each student who receives additional academic supports. This ensures that IEP’s and other transition steps are taken as necessary.
GSS has 55 minutes a day a of dedicated time where student can choose to support their own learning. We call this FLEX time. Often this time can be used as “assigned support time”, allowing for student receiving “support” to remain in more of their elective classes. This is a change from past years.
SD 42 – Social Emotional Learning Committee resources.