Grade 8 to 9 Transition to Bethune


Our Grade 8 Parents' Night on Wed. Nov. 29, 2023. 6:45pm to 8:40pm.

It was exciting to see so many students and families interested in finding out more about Bethune. We look forward to having you join the Bethune community in September!! If you weren't able to join us or if you'd like to look over some of the presentations and content from the event, please check out the links below. 

Slides from Grade 8 Parents Night Main Presentation

Grade 8 Booklet

Slides from Out-Of-Area Admissions Presentation


For students that live outside of our area...

We are accepting applications for Out-of-Area Admissions (formerly Optional Attendance). Students from out of our area will need to apply for Out-of-Area Admissions.

The Out-of-Area admissions application is not yet open. Information about the online application is available here:

TDSB Out-of-Area Admissions application

Here are the Steps to Apply for Out-of-Area Admissions when it opens

  1. Check your home address.
  2. Apply for Out-of-Area Admissions if you do not live in the Bethune Area.
    • Our status for 2024-25 is Limited for TDSB Out-of-Area Admissions. For more details, refer to  Bethune's Out-of-Area Admissions status.  
    • We are accepting Out-of-Area Admissions applications.
    • Submit the TDSB Out-of-Area Admissions application Online.
    • The application is now completely online through the TDSB website and will open on Monday, January 8, 2024.
    • Application must be submitted by Friday, January 26, 2024, at 4 pm.
  3. There will be 3 rounds of admissions offers.
  4. Round 1Families to be informed of the status of the application on Wednesday, February 7, 2024Families must confirm acceptance of the offer by Tuesday, February 13 at 4 pm.
  5. Round 2: Families to be informed of the status of the application on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Families must confirm acceptance of the offer by Tuesday, February 20 at 4 p.m.
  6. Final RoundFamilies to be informed of the final status of the application request on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. All waitlists expire on February 21, 2024. Families must confirm acceptance of the offer by Friday, February 23 at 4 pm.
  7. TDSB Students must finalize their acceptance by completing and submitting the corresponding course selection for the accepted school on no later than Monday, February 26, 2024. course selections on

Students and families can find more TDSB information and apply here when the application opens:

  • Applicants will apply online through TDSB's central application which will be posted on the Out-of-Area Admissions website linked above.
  • If you require support completing the form, please contact your current school's guidance counsellor. They will be able to assist.
  • Families may select one (1) school. Once submitted it cannot be changed online. You will need to contact your current school.
  • Read through the information at the above link for the TDSB Out-of-Area Admissions process as there are many dates and details to be aware of.

The slides from the presentation at our Grade 8 Parents’ night are posted above for your reference 

For students that live in our area...

  • If you are currently attending a TDSB school for Grade 8, complete your course selections for Dr. Norman Bethune C.I. with your grade 8 school through according to the timelines set by your grade 8 school.
  • If you are currently attending a school for Grade 8 that is NOT in the TDSB, Connect with Betty Ho in our Guidance Office at to book a registration appointment in March 2024.


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