Each year at this time, our senior students contemplate their future, and decide upon which educational pathway to pursue to reach their occupational goals. We know student stress levels increase when this process only begins in grade 12. For this reason, we invite all parents and students from grades 9 to 12 to the SATEC@ Porter Post-Secondary Information Fair on November 27, 2017.
We have invited a number of Ontario college and university representatives as well as a representative from the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program to our school’s information fair. This will be great opportunity for students and their parents to engage with representatives from the various educational institutions about the many programs and certifications that each institution offers and to learn about their application procedures. Having access to representatives in the building will assist you in sifting through all the programs and incentives offered by each post-secondary institution.
Please refer to the information on the reverse side of this letter for details about the fair. New this year are two presentations for parents and students – one on maintaining good mental health in high school and beyond as well as an abridged parent edition of the presentation we did for our grade 12 students on the post-secondary education application process. We welcome all to this event.
We strongly recommend that, following SATEC’s post-secondary information fair, grade 12 students begin researching their options and make an appointment with their guidance counsellor to receive answers to their questions and to confirm that they have the pre-requisites to enter their desired program and post-secondary institution.
Determining your future following high school can be daunting without sufficient information at hand to make an informed decision. We hope that we can be of support to students by highlighting important aspects of the post-secondary application process, by inviting college and university representatives to present to you directly and by providing students with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a guidance counsellor.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Niva Kulendran, Principal