IB

Considering a Gap Year?

Come and explore a gap year and How to make an informed decision!

We Welcome Parents & Students  

Join us on…

Tuesday, May 8th 7:00-8:30 pm Cameron Heights Library 

Guest Speaker: Michelle Dittmer, President Canadian Gap Year Association

>Learn from an expert: what is a gap year?

>Hear a parent’s perspective

>Learn about a student’s experience

>Learn how to plan for a successful gap year

>Have a question? Ask one of the experts

Doors open at 6:45 

Organized by CIBPA

All Welcome!

Notice to all parents regarding Fee Receipts:  IB Fees can not be used for tax purposes. See the information provided under “For Parents” regarding Canada Revenue. Consequently, receipts will only be issued to parents who request a fee receipt, as a way to cut down on paper use.  You may email julie_neeb@wrdsb.ca for a receipt for fees paid for the current school year (2017-2018), or you may send your student in to pick up a receipt from Ms Neeb.  Thanks!

The May 2019 IB Examination Schedule is available!

Please note that all IB Physics SL students are required to write an IB Examination on Victoria Day in 2019.  Please plan ahead.

IB Examination Schedule May 2019

Great Summer Opportunity

Hello students!

Plans for the Faculty of Education’s LEAP (Laurier Enriched Academic Program) Summer 2018 Enrichment Day Camps are well underway and we’re wondering if you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience working with children in a fun, educational atmosphere! All camps are held on the Waterloo campus.

LEAP camps are geared towards gifted/ highly able students who are in Grades 1-9. Camps are designed and led by certified teachers with the assistance of our volunteers. Our programming offers fun, challenging activities in an engaging environment, with topics including coding, robotics, art, inventing, writing, biology, astronomy and more!

We have been fortunate to have great volunteers for past camps including certified teachers, university students/ grads and high school students. We understand that our volunteers are busy and may not be able to commit to two weeks of full time volunteering, and we are always glad to work around our volunteers’ schedules. Many volunteers help out for half days or just a handful of days over the two weeks – whatever works for you! These hours can also be counted towards your community service requirement.

LEAP CAMPS: July 9-13 & July 16-20

VOLUNTEER TIMES: Morning – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Afternoon – 11:45 – 4:45 p.m. or Full day – 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (with a lunch break)

Application form: https://www.wlu.ca/information-for/community-members/camps-and-youth-programs/leap/assets/forms/leap-volunteer-application-form.html.

Permission form (if under 18): https://www.wlu.ca/information-for/community-members/camps-and-youth-programs/leap/assets/forms/leap-volunteer-permission-form.html

Applications are due by June 11; however, we will continue accepting applications as long as we still need volunteers. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Camp descriptions and registration details are posted on our website, www.wlu.ca/leap. If you do not have a current (dated July 20, 2017 or later) Police Check for the Vulnerable Sector, LEAP will cover the $10 cost for you.

Please feel free to pass this e-mail along to anyone whom you think may be interested.

Thank you,

Andrea Swinson

External Programs Coordinator,

Faculty of Education

Interaction 2018 at U of G

  • Interaction is a full day conference at the University of Guelph for university bound grade 10 and 11 students.
  • There are two dates to choose from: April 25th or April 26th.
  • Check it out! https://admission.uoguelph.ca/interaction

Cameron Heights IB Course Selection

  • CLICK HERE for The Nuts and Bolts of IB : A presentation on Course Selection for current Grade 9 and 10 Pre IB Students and their parents given on Feb 7th, 2018.
  • Current Grade 10 Pre IB Course Selection Slides (includes a sample timetable for a Grade 11 Full Diploma student): Click Here
  • Current Grade 11 IB Course Selection Slides (includes a sample timetable for a grade 12 Full Diploma student): Click Here

Cameron Heights IB Parent Association 

NEXT MEETING DATE: Tuesday May 8th at 7 pm in the Library

Agenda:  Michelle Dittmer of the Canadian Gap Year Association will be doing a presentation for all CHCI students and parents, organized by the Cameron Heights IB Parents Association.

Minutes/Agendas from last PREVIOUS Parent Association Meeting:

Our Application Period for Grade 8s is CLOSED and all offers of admission have been sent to email addresses provided.

Our IB Grade 8 Information Evening was held on Tuesday November 28th 2017. If you missed that evening, Admission Information can be found under the “Admissions”  link.

IB Presentation November 2017

If you wish to make a late application to IB, we will review them on a case by case basis. All parts of the application, accompanying documentation and fee must be submitted for consideration.

Grade 12 IB Graduation Trip

Celebrate the end of IB examinations with all of your friends!  The History Department at CHCI is offering an IB Grad Trip to Gettysburg and Washington DC from June 3 to 7, 2018.  See Mr. Haig for sign up information.

IB Announcements

Looking For Volunteer Opportunities?

Volunteer Opportunities City Kit

IB Directory NOW AVAILABLE!

The IB Directory for 2017-2018 is now available (for arranging carpools). Students may pick up a copy of the Directory in Guidance, sorted by City and Postal Code. Students may also request a copy to be sent to a PARENT’s email address.  Electronic copies will not be sent to students.  Names of students whose parents consented at registration are the only names that appear in the directory.

CIBPA (Cameron IB Parent Association)

Future Meeting dates will be posted on our School Calendar.  The Parents decided that the 2nd Tuesday of each month is a suitable meeting time for the year, however some conflicts have come up and dates have been changed. The School Calendar and this website page will be updated with new dates.

Many thanks to David Shaftoe, our PAST CHAIRPERSON, for his commitment to CIBPA all these years.  Our new Co-Chairs for this year are Coreen Duke Carroll and Pam Herbst.  Future meeting dates will be posted here and on the School Calendar.

Intro to CIBPA and IB at Cameron Oct 2017

IB Admissions for the 2018-19 School Year

Please see our Admissions page for the process, application procedure, application, teacher commentary form and course selection form.  Applications need to be received at Cameron Heights by January 15, 2018 to be considered for September 2018.  Students whose home high school is located in Cambridge MUST apply to Glenview Park.

Here is an IB Presentation we make to Grade 8 Parents and Students: Magnet Program Presentation October 2017

May 2017 IB Examination Results Statistics

IB Fees for 2017-2018

Fees were due May 2017, except for current grade 9 students.   Incoming Grade 9 students (Sept 2017) must pay their fee by October 31st.

For those of you who like to plan ahead:

IB Examination Schedule May 2019

*The May 2019 Examinations will begin May 2 and finish on May 24 2019. Physics SL Students will be sitting an Examination on Victoria Day in the morning.  There is no other day to take this examination.  Please plan accordingly.*

IB Fee Receipts

Fee Receipts for Grade 11 and 12 IB students are given to students in February each year.  These receipts are not tax receipts.  Fees for Secondary School programs can not be claimed as tax credits according to Revenue Canada.  Please see the “For Parents” page for more information.

IB Pathways for University

Many IB students are unsure which IB courses they should take to pursue a variety of University programs.  This chart outlines our recommendations.  IB Pathways for University

If you have more questions about Course Selection for Grade 9, 10 or 11 IB, please see the Course Selection information on our Guidance Page.  All Course Selection Information can be found there.

Grade 9 English Classroom Visits

Ms Neeb visited Current Grade 9 English Classes in October. If you missed the presentation or have Grade 9 English in Semester 2,  view this powerpoint for more information: intro-to-ib-at-cameron-grade-9-classes

Is your family planning a holiday?

Please be aware that we do not encourage students to be taken out of school for family travel.  The IB programme requires that a specific number of instructional hours be completed by students.  Before planning your holiday, please view our 2017-18 Secondary Calendar to determine school holidays.  If you plan to remove your student from classes, please contact the appropriate Vice Principal.

IB Fees

Please submit your IB fees to Ms Neeb in Guidance.

Grade 9 fees are $200 and are due on October 31st each year.  Fees may be paid on School Day, or can be paid by Cash or Cheque (made out to Cameron Heights) and given to Ms Neeb.

Fees for the upcoming school year (grades 10 to 12) (2017-2018) were due in May 2017 and are now past due.  Students in grades 11 and 12 may not be registered for IB examinations if arrangements to pay fees are not made.

CAS Requirement

Did you miss the CAS presentation in June for current grade 10 students? You will receive a welcome email from ManageBac in August.  Please click on the links for information:

Introduction of CAS to Grade 10s                    

Introduction to CAS and ManageBac for Juniors

CAS REMINDERS

Year 2 Full Diploma Students (Grade 12):  Please continue to update your ManageBac experiences, add your reflections and upload your evidence.  See Ms Neeb for any CAS questions.

Year 1 Full Diploma Students (Grade 11): Welcome emails for ManageBac will be sent to your school gmail account in the summer. Every Year 1 Full Diploma student must add at least one CAS experience by October 31 of Grade 11 to ensure you understand the process.   Please see Ms Neeb for all CAS related questions.

TRANSPORTATION

Only students who live within the Cameron Heights boundaries receive transportation.

OVERVIEW OF THE IB PROGRAMME

The IB programme allows students to explore their personal and academic interests via the International Baccalaureate model. Depending on their post-secondary aspirations and learning goals, students have the option of completing individual IB courses or completing the full IB Diploma. Both program options are valuable and should be chosen based on individual student needs.  Please explore our “About”, “For Parents” and “IB Curriculum Summaries” Pages for a more detailed explanation of student options.

CONTACTS

Please contact Julie Neeb at Cameron Heights if you have questions about the IB Programme.

julie_neeb@wrdsb.ca

519-578-8330 ext 5519