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Philosophy at Bayside

The Philosophy Course

The philosophy course at Bayside combines innovative projects with a solid academic foundation for students wishing to pursue studies in history, ethics, law, the arts, politics or the social sciences.   Here is an overview of subjects, discussion topics and assignments in our Philosophy classroom:

Ethics - why don't we always tell the truth?
Metaphysics - does God exist?  do we share a common reality? what is existence?
Epistemology - how do we learn? is knowledge ever certain?
Aesthetics - what makes art, "art"?  what is beautiful? what is the purpose of art?
Logic - how do we make our assumptions valid? how do we argue a side we don't necessarily agree with?
Socio-Political - who makes the best leader? how should we be governed?

Here are a few magazine assignments submitted by former students:

Søren Kierkegaard John Locke  
Noam Chomsky

Guidance Information

Guidance Department Overview

The Guidance and Career education program is a vital part of Bayside’s total program and involves the efforts of all staff members. The primary Guidance and Career Education policy for students in Grades 1 to 12 is “Choices Into Action”. It is a comprehensive program highlighting three areas of learning: student, interpersonal, and career development. Its basic objective is for students to learn to make informed and appropriate choices to ensure their successful transition from elementary to secondary school and from secondary school to further education, training and the workplace. Through our program, students are given opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills that they need in order to:
· Live and work cooperatively and productively
· Set goals and monitor progress
· Carry out their social responsibilities
The program is delivered through a variety of means including:
· Classroom instruction
· Orientation and exit programs
· Development of a path to graduation using web applications
· Career exploration activities
· Individual and short term counseling
 At Bayside, the Guidance Office supports this policy by providing students, parents, guardians, and educators with basic information about resources that may be of assistance in these transitions. We have a Child and Youth Counsellor available to meet the social and emotional needs of our students. We also have other community members who support our services. We hope you find the web links we’ve provided helpful. Please call the Guidance Office if you have questions or would like to book an appointment.
Post-Secondary Links: 
Tutoring Help Sites: 

Families seeking homework help and a safe place to work are welcome to join the Belleville Public Library Homework Club Tuesdays from 4pm to 7pm. Call 613-968-6731 ext 2237 for more information. Computers are provided.
Personal Support Sites: 
Personality and Careers Tests: 

Who We Are:
Jackie Powell, Guidance Head and Advanced Placement Coordinator ext. 2184
Michelle Reinhardus, Guidance and Peer Helping Teacher ext. 2178
Jamie Mastorakos, Guidance Teacher ext. 2125
 Sharon Smit, Guidance Office Assistant ext. 2118
 Colleen Schnaithmann, Child and Youth Counsellor ext. 2113

Literacy Help


The following links from the Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO) will help you prepare for the Literacy test. Please access and review the resources included.

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Support Materials:

For Parents

For Students


School Events

Bayside is a very active school and we maintain students' interests with a wide variety of events both in school and out of school.  Follow the tabs in this section to find out how we engage student learning in a variety of innovative and exciting ways.