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Grades 9 & 10

The Grades 9 & 10 programme focuses on building a strong academic foundation in a diverse area of studies. The programme runs on a semester system with emphasis on project-based learning, assignments, field trips, independent research and group work.

At this stage, the programme begins introducing students to the importance of accumulating compulsory credits from various disciplines to fulfil the Ontario Secondary School requirement.

Grades 11 & 12

The Grades 11 & 12 programme prepares students for pre-university education. Preparation involves selecting more specialised subjects where advanced concepts are covered in detail. Students will be guided with their subject selection to support their education pathway. Students develop analytical, communcation, organisational and research skills in the learning process.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma is earned with the successful completion of 30 credits (18 compulsory and 12 optional), successfully passing the OSSLT and community involvement (minimum of 40 hours).

*A credit is granted when a course of at least 110 hours of scheduled time is completed successfully. The courses that students can take to meet the compulsory credits are detailed below.

 

Message By High School Facilitator

Welcome to the Sunway International School (SIS) Grades 9-12 programme. 

Sunway International School offers its students a wonderfully unique atmosphere, in which both staff and students feel safe, and are encouraged to continuously develop their skill sets, take on new challenges, express their individuality and grow as lifelong learners.

It is a privilege to lead such a dedicated, professional group of teachers who are highly educated and passionate about their subject areas. The staff at SIS understand that every student is unique and learns in their own way. As a result, SIS works with surrounding communities, as well as local and global colleges and universities to better help students focus on their interests and to support their learning. Our teachers work hard to meet the needs of every student and to focus on individual interests and strengths to engage them in their learning and prepare them for continuing education after graduation.

At SIS, we offer a broad range of subject areas taught based on the Ontario Curriculum guidelines. This curriculum is highly regarded on a global scale and focuses on students becoming self-directed learners who think critically and creatively. The Ontario Curriculum, coupled with the extensive variety of extracurricular activities offered at SIS, allow students ample opportunity to be active members of their school community. Students are encouraged to be well-rounded, global citizens, through participation in activities inclusive of the arts, athletics, international and local field trips, community service and academic-based clubs and teams.

I have had the pleasure of working at SIS since 2011 and in that time, I have been able to watch several students grow, develop their sense of self and transition into post-secondary education programs, and successful occupations around the world. As a member of this school community, I have also had the pleasure of being a part of a very involved staff with a passion for leading a balanced lifestyle. As such, I myself participate in yoga, People to People International club, café français, trekking, and fitness & running club. Doing so has allowed me the opportunity to build relationships with the student body and provide opportunities for students to gain experiences and build lasting memories beyond the walls of the classroom. It is this sense of school pride and community that sets SIS apart from the rest.

Please take the time to browse our website and contact the school with any questions that you may have.  We look forward to welcoming you to SIS. 


Sincerely,
Marie-Josée Talbot-Provost
High School (Grade 9 to 12) Facilitator

 

 Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 Teachers

Michael Owen
 
Academic Coordinator

Marie-Josée Talbot-Provost
High School Facilitator

Amanda Molnar
Technology Coach


Dimple Patel
Guidance Counsellor
 

Vanessa Yates
Athletic Lead
Ashley Walter
Brendan Brisco
 
Cherish Yap
 
Christina Godoy
Clayton Nolan
 
Curtis Triol
 

Daniel Eves

 

Disha Garcha
 
James Lahey
 
Jared Keddy
 
Lim Ann Lay
Mark Milberg
Martin Pagé
 
Maximilian Kwok
Nathan Shier
 
Nicholas Towns
 
 
Ryan Brown
 
Shane O'Connor
Subatra Muthusamy
Theresa Data

Tracy Ragell

 

 

Courses

The following subjects may be available but subject combinations offered in a given semester are determined by the school.
For detailed information about each course, please visit the official Ministry of Education Ontario website here.

GRADE 9 COURSES

AVI1O Visual Arts  
BTT1O Information and Communication
Technology in Business
 
CGC1D Geography of Canada  
ENG1P English  
ENG1D English  
AMU1O Intrumental Music  
FSF1P French  
LKEAD Simplified Chinese   
MPM1D Principles of Mathematics  
PPL1O Healthy Active Living  
SNC1D Science  
English Support   
ESLCO English as a Second Language, ESL Level 3  
ELSDO English as a Second Language, ESL Level 4  
ESLEO English as a Second Language, ESL Level 5  
EAP English for Academic Purposes​  

 

 

GRADE 10 COURSES

ADA2O Dramatic Arts  
BBI2O Introduction to Business  
CHC2D Canadian History Since World War I  
CHV2O Civics  
ENG2P English  
ENG2D English  
FSF2O French   
GLC2O Career Studies  
MPM2D Principles of Mathematics  
PPL2O Healthy Active Living  
SNC2D Science  
English Support   
ESLCO English as a Second Language, ESL Level 3  
ELSDO English as a Second Language, ESL Level 4  
ESLEO English as a Second Language, ESL Level 5  
EAP English for Academic Purposes​  

 

GRADE 11 COURSES

BAF3M Financial Accounting Fundamentals  
BMI3C Marketing: Goods, Service, Events  
CIE3M The Individual & the Economy  
CHW3M World History to the Fifteenth Century  
ENG3C English  
ENG3U English  
HSP3M Introduction to Anthropology, 
Psychology and Sociology
 
MCF3M Functions & Applications  
MCR3U Functions  
MHF4U Advanced Functions  
SBI3U Biology  
SCH3U Chemistry  
SPH3U Physics  
  TGJ3M Communications Technology  
English Support   
ESLCO English as a Second Language, ESL Level 3  
ELSDO English as a Second Language, ESL Level 4  
ESLEO English as a Second Language, ESL Level 5  
EAP English for Academic Purposes  

 

GRADE 12 COURSES

Please contact Sunway International School's Academic Office for full list of subjects offered for Grade 12.


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

In accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Education, all Grades 10 to 12 students are required to write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The OSSLT is a provincial exam which is externally marked by examiners from Ontario, Canada. The exam assesses students’ reading, comprehension and writing skills, including organisation, critical thinking, vocabulary, grammar and writing style, based on curriculum expectations in language and communications up to and including Grade 9. Students usually attempt the examination at Grade 10, and successful completion of the OSSLT will be recorded on the student’s transcript.  All students must pass this test in order to earn the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The School supports the student’s preparation of the test with a host of exercises built in to their regular English lessons, such as informational lectures, practice assignments, previous years’ exemplars, writing tips, personal and group feedback, pairing students for peer tutoring and a mock exam.
 

Community Involvement Activities

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement prior to graduation. This initiative is intended to encourage all students to become involved in their communities on a regular basis and to provide them with the opportunities to develop skills and values related to both future careers and civic responsibilities.
 

School Hours and Academic Calendar


Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12
Monday to Thursday : 8.00am to 3.20pm
Friday : 8.00am to 12.00pm


Extra-curricular activities for Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 begin after classes from Mondays to Thursdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm / 5.30pm.

 
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