IB

CIBPA (Cameron IB Parent Association)

Our first Meeting of the 2017 school year will be on TUESDAY OCTOBER 10th at 7pm in the LIBRARY at CHCI .  The date will also be posted on our School Calendar.  This first meeting is simply an introductory meeting to the group. All IB parents are welcome.

Prime Minister’s Youth Council-Apply NOW!

The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is a group of young Canadians who provide non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada on issues of importance to them and to all Canadians. Listening to young people about issues that matter to them is an important commitment of the government. As Minister of Youth, the Prime Minister wants to hear directly from young people. The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is one mechanism to support this dialogue. The Youth Council is accepting applications to join right now. The deadline to be considered for the next selection round is Sunday October 1st, 2017. You can apply online. Youth Council members meet both online and in person several times a year to discuss issues that matter to their peers, their community, and their country. They interact with each other outside of meetings to discuss ideas and upcoming activities, and to talk with their peers about issues that matter most to them. There may also be opportunities to engage with local and national organizations, meet with policy makers and decision-makers like Cabinet Ministers, and attend public events.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

May 2017 IB Examination Results Statistics

Total number of IB examination subject entries: 762

Total number of students writing exams (grades 11 and 12): 295

Total number of Full Diploma Graduating Students: 68       Pass Rate: 100%

Average Score Full Diploma: 35 (approx. 92%) (World Average: 29)

Highest Diploma Point awarded to a Candidate(s):  44

Average Grade Achieved by Candidates:  5.49 (approx 88%)

IB Fees for 2017-2018 were due May 2017, except for current grade 9 students.   Incoming Grade 9 students (Sept 2017) will receive their fee statements in September.

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For those of you who like to plan ahead: May 2018 IB Examination Schedule

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.

Cameron Heights IB Grade 8 Information Night

Our IB Grade 8 Information Evening will be on Tuesday November 28th 2017.

The Application period for CHCI IB – September 2018 – will open in November and close in January.  We can not guarantee spots for late applicants.

Grade 9 English Classroom Visits

Ms Neeb visited Current Grade 9 English Classes on March 9th. If you miss the presentation,  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 cameron-school-year-calendar-2016-2017 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) are due in May 2017.  Students will receive fee information and notices in April.

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

Car Pooling

CAR POOL LISTS for each school year are available in early October.  Sign up for your copy in the Guidance Office or email Ms Neeb to have a copy sent to a PARENT email address. The lists will be updated each September and available in October.

IB Applications for 2017-2018

All of our IB classes are now FULL for September. All eligible applicants will be placed on a WAITLIST. See our admission page for details. If you are a new student to the region, please contact the IB Co-ordinator for information about how to apply, or see our Admissions Page.

CIBPA

Please VISIT our Cameron IB Parent Association WEBSITE!  Sign up for updates from the Parent Association by clicking on this LINK.

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 September 15 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