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.  

Guidance News

Potential graduates will be meeting with Guidance teachers beginning September to go over transcripts and begin the process of getting ready for graduation.  Guidance will hold a series of workshops for planning post-secondary careers and programs.  Graduates will be given information packages to share with their families about the application process for Colleges, Universities and Apprenticeships.   Mr. Mastorakos is available to assist graduates  with Scholarship applications.  Universities and Colleges are holding workshops each week in Guidance, so be sure to sign-up in the green binder!  Parents may look at www.ouac.on.ca or www.ontariocolleges.ca for information.


French Immersion

Bayside is the home to the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board secondary French Immersion program. Students entering secondary French Immersion generally have five years of elementary immersion experience (minimum 3800 hours).
Ten secondary credits (minimum 1200 hours) are required for the French Immersion Certificate. These credits include the French Immersion Language and Literature (FIF) course at grades 9, 10, 11, 12 and six other French Immersion credits.
In order to receive a French Immersion Certificate a student must successfully complete FIF 1DF, FIF 2DF, FIF 3UF, FIF 4UF and a minimum of 6 other courses offered in French. 

Other courses offered in French are:
Le Monde des Affaires (Gr 9)*,
Géographie du Canada (Gr 9)*
Arts Dramatiques (Gr 9)
Histoire du Canada (Gr 10)*
Citoyenneté and Carrières (Gr 10)*
Sociologie, Psychologie et Anthropologie (Gr 11)
Religions du Monde (Gr 11)
Médias (Gr 11)
Co-op (Gr 11-12)
Problèmes Mondiaux (Gr 12)
*Required credits




Visual Arts

We have a strong and dynamic program in the Visual Arts at Bayside Secondary School. Our foundation Courses in Grades Nine and Ten Art cover areas such as; Drawing, Painting Printmaking, Sculpture, and Theory. These courses introduce students to the language of the visual arts, with a focus on exploring and developing technique through the use of a variety of art media. Our senior courses in Grade Eleven and Twelve Art, also cover these areas, but emphasize creativity, and process of making art. Our senior students have won awards on the Local, Regional, and Provincial levels for their work.

We also have a fully developed Advanced Placement and Pre-Advanced Placement program starting in Grade Ten Art. Students who are interested in more advanced studies can take these challenging options, and possibly earn a university credit while at high school. This is a important option if you are University or College bound. The courses offered with the Advance Placement option are Pre-AP in Grade Ten and Eleven and AP Studio courses in; 2D Studio Design, 3D Studio Design, and 2D Studio Drawing. We also have an academic course in Advanced Placement Art History. A score of 4 or 5 on each of these options may earn students a university credit.

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