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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Grade 8 Information Night

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 @ 7 pm


The Newman Mission
We, at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, are committed to making a difference in the lives of our students. We are a community that celebrates the unique gifts of every student. We are dedicated to developing the whole person — intellectually, physically, socially,emotionally and spiritually.

Our programs and activities create an environment that enables students to grow in faith and truth. We believe that individual growth fosters a reverence for life that empowers students to heed the Christian call to a life of service. 

Grade 9 Courses
Compulsory Subjects
English (or) English as a Second Language; Geography; Mathematics; Religion; Science; French.

Elective Subjects
Comprehensive Arts (Music, Art & Drama); Physical Education; Information & Communication Technology in Business; Exploring Technology; Food & Nutrition

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
At Blessed Cardinal Newman our academic program offers a challenging curriculum which includes enriched credit courses beginning in Grade 9. These Pre-AP courses are offered in Mathematics, Science, English & Geography. The program leads to the Advanced Placement courses in senior years. Pre-Ap Applications are available at our Open House or from your grade 8 teacher.  Applications are due the first week of December to Blessed Cardinal Newman.

French Immersion

Nous avons le plaisir d’offrir cette année le programme d’immersion. Nous offrons
un total de dix cours en langue française au cours des quatre années de lycée

Extended French
Blessed Cardinal Newman offers an Extended French programme where students take 7 full credits entirely in French. Students are encouraged to participate in various French Exchanges & Summer Work programmes to further practice the language.

Programs & Activities
Girls and Boys Sports/Teams
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Competitive Cheerleading, Cross Country,
Curling, Dragon Boat,Field Hockey, Field Lacrosse, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rugby,
Rugby 7’s, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming,Table Tennis,
Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee

Athletic Association, Arts Festival, AV Club, Concert/Stage Bands, Breakfast Club, Chaplaincy, Chess Club, Choir, Creative Crafters, French Club, Geography Challenge, Gifted Program, Girl Talk, GSA - Gay/Straight Alliance, Healthy Choices Student Lead Team (Anti-bullying, Drug Awareness & Stop the Stigma of Mental Illness), H.Y.P.E DJ Crew, International Student Club, Math Contests, Peer
Ministry, Reach for the Top, Skills Ontario, Student Council,Talent Show,
Treehuggers (ECO Club)

Other Activities
Camp Olympia Leadership, Spain Trip, Christmas Basket Campaign,
Christmas Concert, French Fall Fair,  French Trip, Gr 9 Navigating Newman, Gr 9 Camp Tawingo,  Math Clinic, Me To We, Mock Trial Competition, “One Community: Celebrating Diversity”, Quebec City Trip, ScarTrek (Fundraising Walk), Spirit Week, School Play, Take Your Kids to Work  Day

Gr. 8 Summer School Transition Program

A Gr. 8 summer school transition program will be offered in July 2019 for incoming students to Blessed Cardinal Newman. This program will ensure that incoming students are challenged and engaged in learning to help them prepare for their transition into high school.

The program includes: Community Building - make new friends and meet Newman teachers; Orientation - learn more about the school, programs & facilities; Learning - improve the literacy and numeracy skills required for Gr. 9; Health - daily physical activity; and, Earn a Credit.

Contact Information

Please consult with the Grade 8 teacher regarding the level of study most appropriate for your son or daughter (Academic, Pre-AP, Applied or Locally Developed).

Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.  We would be pleased to provide you with further information on our programs.

Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School
100 Brimley Road South Scarborough, Ontario M1M 3X4
Main Office: (416) 393-5519

Administration: Principal: Kristine Carey
Vice-Principals: Susan Laidlaw & Peter Petrasek

Student Services

Office: (416) 393-5884
Department Head:  Mario D’Angelo
Guidance Counsellors: Lina Policelli


Shawna Campbell (416) 222-8282, Ext. 2263


Nancy Crawford, Ward 12,  (416) 512-3412


Right click to download our BCN Gr8 Brochure 2017.pdfBCN Gr8 Brochure 2017.pdf