BSS Partnerships

Bayside Secondary has developed a number of partnerships with the community as well as national and international organizations over the past few years.  Our Food for Learning program has been strongly supported by the HPEDSB Learning Foundation as well as a number of local businesses and sponsors.  Recently, our greenhouse was revitalized with the help of volunteers from the Trenton Horticultural Society along with support from local businesses. 

Our school is closely associated with the Free the Children organization and has had guest 
speakers from the organization visit the school and work with our student leaders.  As well, some of our fundraising campaigns have supported this organization. 

Over the last three years, our students have been working with Global Awareness to raise funds to
build schools in different regions of the school.  With the support of other school partners and businesses, the school was successful in raising enough money to support the building of a school
in China and presently, we are raising funds to build a school in China.

We have numerous other partnerships at the school including work with Amnesty International, many businesses for Coop placements as well as individuals and organizations that support our  individual classes.

Bayside Secondary wishes to thank all individuals, groups, businesses and organization for their  ongoing support of the school and their generous support to assist the education of our students.

Report Timelines

School Calendar
Bayside's school year is divided into two 18-week semesters. Semester One runs from September to the end of January. Semester Two runs from February to late June.

Earlybird Reports
A quick peek at progress after five weeks of class. Students carry this report home. The semester one Parent/Teacher interview date appears on this report (as well as in the August newsletter).

Second Reports
Mid-term occurs at the nine-week point in each semester. Marks are then calculated, and reports are prepared and mailed. The school newsletter is included in the mailing. This occurs in mid-November (Semester One) and late April (Semester Two).

In-Danger Reports
Students with marks under 60% after eleven weeks of class will receive an in-danger notice to remind them that consistent and on-going effort is required as well as careful preparation for final exams. These notices are mailed home.

Final Reports
Final Reports are mailed home in February (Semester One) and July (Semester Two). 


The newsletter is an excellent way for the school to communicate with parents.  In addition to providing a profile of our many activities, it contains key dates and information - upcoming events such as parent interviews or exams, changes being considered at the school, messages from parent council, etc.   Parents regularly tell us they value and appreciate learning about what is happening in their children's school.  We will keep our most recent and our current Newsletters online.

2018 January Newsletter (Pdf)

2017 November Newsletter (Pdf)

2017 June Newsletter (Pdf)

2017 April Newsletter (Pdf)

2017 January Newslette (Pdf)

2016 November Newslettet (Pdf)

2016 Fall Newsletter (Pdf)

2016 Summer Newsletter (Pdf)

2016 June Newsletter (Pdf)

2016 April Newsletter (Pdf)

2016 February Newsletter (Pdf)

2015 June Newsletter (Pdf)  

Extracurricular Clubs

Bayside offers a wide variety of extracurricular clubs for students including:
Athletic Council
Organizes and runs intramurals, Bayside’s Athletic Awards, pep rallies, and plan special events/field trips such as seeing an Ottawa Senators game.

Weight Room
Want to get in shape for next season?  Interested in improving your personal fitness? Join the weight room!  Membership fee is $10.00 for the entire year!.

Peer Tutoring
Senior students are available for gr.9’s and gr.10’s for extra help during MSIP and lunch.

Theatre Amnesty
This committee raises money for the foundation of Amnesty International. One of their big events is the Coffee House
Concert Band & Jazz Band.   For more information see Mr. Fairbrother.
Reading Club
Students explore a variety of novels and topic areas through informal discussions.

Co-op News

This semester we welcome Mr. Cameron Winmill to Bayside and to the Co-op Department.  Mr. Winmill will work with Mr. Morrow as a co-op teacher specialist and we are pleased to add his talents to our experiential learning team.

Before starting their placements in late September, our Co-op students studied employment rights and responsibilities and they earned certifications in WHMIS and workplace safety.  They gained the real-life experience of using their resumes, cover letters and career research skills in their interviews with potential co-op employers.

Our Co-op placements reflect the many interests and possible career directions of our students.   These include science and engineering, fashion, graphic design, medical and dental,  and many service industries.  Our skilled trade partnerships continue to thrive and once again we have excellent training placements in automotive, plumbing, electrical, construction and many skilled trades.  We currently have a student in an outstanding training opportunity in the  Construction Engineering shops at CFB Trenton and we hope to continue this placement next semester.

Bayside’s hairstyle apprentices started their professional training at St. Lawrence College on September 14th.  They go to college one day a week, and then continue to learn in their co-op placements. This gives them the exciting prospect of graduating from high school in June not only with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, but as a registered apprentice with Part 1 Qualifications and many hours of employable experience.  Next semester, our students will be participating in the Ontario Youth Apprentice Program as carpenters, cooks, brick masons, construction craft-workers, early childhood educators, and automotive service technicians.

Co-op provides dynamic opportunities to explore potential careers and to reflect carefully on post-secondary destinations.  It’s a great experience that develops useful knowledge and skills and it often helps students with the transition from school to further education, training or employment.