Guidance Newsletter 2022-2023

GUIDANCE NEWS 2022-23, Semester 1 : 

The Northview Guidance Department values and appreciates the importance of the student and parent/guardian voice.  Our goal and vision is in alignment with the TDSB's Vision for Learning which centers around our commitment to equity, achievement and the well-being of our students.  We are committed to serving our students and providing a safe environment where all voices are respected and heard.

Northview Guidance has a variety of resources available for time management and study strategies to help prepare for final course projects/ culminating activities and our goal is  to give our students the necessary tools to make informed decisions for success in secondary school.  Guidance counsellors are always available to assist students. 

September began with a busy and productive opening.Over the years the Guidance department has been instrumental in organizing events and workshops for our students.

Upcoming Guidance Events for Semester 1, 2022:

  • Week of October 10 and 17- Grade 9 Welcome and Mental Health and Well-Being workshops
  • October 24- Period 2-College Dialogue Assembly (Seneca/Humber/George Brown/Centennial/Sheridan/Georgian)
  • Week of October 25- Ontario College Application System (OCAS) Application Support Week
  • October 9- OCAS Parent/Guardian/Student Information Evening (6-7pm) location and details emailed closer to event
  • October 17- Fall Volunteer Fair
  • November 21-Period 2 University Dialogue (York, UofT, Metropolitan Toronto University,OCAD, McMaster, University of Guelph/Humber, UOIT and Waterloo
  • November 23- Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) Parent/Guardian/Student Information Evening (6-7pm) location and details emailed closer to event
  • December 7- Grade 11 Assembly, "Designing Your Future"

Potential Graduates:

Students who intend on applying to college DO NOT require a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to set up an account on  Students applying to Universities require a PIN number to set up their OUAC accounts.  These PIN numbers arrived during the first week of November and guidance counsellors have distributed them.   All students intending on applying to degree programs (in college and/or university) require 6 4U/M courses.   

Students and parents are welcome to contact their guidance counsellor if they have any questions.Guidance Office: 416-395-3290, X 20040.. 

Guidance Google Classrooms:

The Northview Guidance Department understands the key role communication plays in ensuring the success of our students.  In an effort to maximize important communications, we have created four individual guidance google classrooms (grades 9, 10, 11 and 12)  for all of our Northview students and ask each student to join according to their current grade level.  The This method of communication has proven to be very successful in ensuring that students are receiving immediate communications by our department.   The Northview Guidance Department has posted, and will continue to post, important messaging throughout this school year. We are requesting all students to join.  The Guidance Google Classroom codes are posted outside of the guidance office (across room 103).  We encourage parents/Guardians to view the Guidance Google Classrooms with their student.  

Guidance Appointments:

Instructions on how to book a guidance appointment are posted in the Guidance Google Classrooms:

  • Counsellors will meet with students  on the day and time of their appointment.  

Non-TDSB School Credits and Volunteer Hours:

If students have completed a course with another School Board, e.g. the Toronto Catholic District School Board or a private school or need to submit their volunteer hours:

Students can come to the guidance office and drop off a hard copy of their report cards and/or volunteer hour sheets directly.  

Note: All private school final report cards must be sent to the student's guidance counsellor by the school principal

The Northview Guidance Department would like to wish everyone a successful semester 1!