Guidance Newsletter Semester 2, 2024

GUIDANCE Newsletter

Course Selection:

Course Selection for the 2024-25 school year is now complete. In addition to choosing courses on My Blueprint (, students have also had the opportunity to answer their Individual Pathways Plans (IPP) questions. The IPP survey questions allow students to discover the answers to 4 key questions:

                                                          1) Who Am I? 2) What Are My Plans to Achieve My Goals?

                                                          3) What Do I Want To Become? 4) What Are My Opportunities?

Guidance Counsellors strongly encourage students to continue their post-secondary pathways research and personal development to understand the opportunities available to you and the requirements you need to get you to the programs you are interested in.  Remember, your counsellor is always here to support students!

Graduating Students:

Many of our graduating students have received offers of admission to University and College while others are eagerly awaiting a reply.Students are encouraged to log into their email and their OUAC (university) and/or OCAS (College) application sites for updates.Students are to hand in their volunteers hours as soon as possible, if they haven’t done so already.

Summer School (Tuesday, July 2 – Friday, July 26, 2024)

TDSB Summer  e-learning information:

TDSB Remote/ In-person/ Remote Summer School information:

***Students must bring in their parent-signature forms to their guidance counsellors, for approval, as soon as they register.

Over the years the Guidance department has been instrumental in organizing events and workshops for our students and parents.  Below are some of the events Northview’s Guidance department planned for the 2023-24 school year:

- September 26, 2023 Evening Student nd Parent/Guardian Evening Information Evening via zoom

- October 23, 2023 University Dialogue (In-School) York, UofT, TMU, Guelph, OCAD, McMaster, Waterloo will attend

- October 30, 2023 College Dialogue (In-School.  Representatives from Seneca, Humber, George Brown, Centennial, Georgian and Sheridan College will attend 

- December 6, 2023- Preparing for the Future- Grade 11 Students

In addition to student voice, the Northview Guidance Department values and appreciates the importance of parent voice as well.  We have organized a number of Evening Information sessions which allow parents  to gather information and support their students during their educational journey. 

- September 26- OUAC How to Apply to University Student and Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Information Evening via zoom (6-7pm)

- November 8, 2023:  OCAS How to Apply to College Parent and Student Information Evening (6-7pm)

- November 15, 2023 Post-Secondary Pathways Information Evening Fair

- January 24, 2024: Course Selection Information Evening for grade 10 and grade 11 Parents and Students (6-8)

- March 6, 2024: OSAP Information Evening (6-7pm)

Guidance counsellors continue to support :

*our grade 11 students to ensure that they are researching pathway opportunities available to them.  The detailed research students are conducting in their grade 11 year will give them the confidence they need when it comes time to apply to post-secondary programs in their graduating year. 

*our grade 10 Careers teachers are providing our students with important information regarding self-assessment, career exploration and educational planning throughmyBlueprint- Individual Pathways Planner (IPP).

*our grade 9 student transitions and bolster the skills they need to achieve success in high school

*our ESL/ELL and ELD students and welcome and support all newly registered students to our school.

Our goal is to give our students the necessary tools to make informed decisions to ensure success in secondary school. Counsellors are always available to assist students.  The Guidance Appointment Book is available for students to book appointments with their counsellors.