Departments

 Art: Dramatic and Visual

Laurier has a well established Dramatic and Visual Arts program. 
In edition to our course offerings;

  • Dramatic Arts (Theatre Laurier) offers opportunities to network with theatre professionals in the community and to be involved in large scale theatre performances.
  • Visual Arts is involved in school beautification and community outreach. Laurier’s Art Club allows students to expand and apply their artistic skills.

http://bit.ly/swlarts 

Coop (Cooperative Education)

Welcome to Coop!

Cooperative education provides secondary school students with a wide range of rigorous learning opportunities connected to communities outside the school. It is designed to recognize and respond to the diversity of Ontario’s student population, and it can engage all students. To learn more about the coop program please visit our web site:

http://bit.ly/swlcoop 

Department Contact - Ms. Jodi Churney - j.churney@tvdsb.ca  

English

Laurier’s English program includes both compulsory and optional courses. Courses emphasize the 6 Global Competencies, as well as the Curriculum Strands of oral communication, reading and literature studies, writing, and media studies. Grades 9 and 10 courses are offered in academic, applied, and locally developed levels, while Grades 11 and 12 courses are offered in university, university/college, college, workplace and open levels.

http://bit.ly/swlenglish 

Family Studies/ Social Sciences

 The department of Social Sciences and the Humanities at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School encompasses three distinct subject areas: Family Studies, General Social Sciences, and World Religions. All three areas explore ways in which individuals influence and are influenced by families, communities, cultures, institutions, and societies. The issues that students confront in our courses vary from the abstract and theoretical, to the everyday and concrete. Through practical, hands-on experience, as well as through discussion and debate, research and reflection, our courses help students become proficient twenty-first century learners. Our courses give real-life practice with the six global competencies, by encouraging students to become self-motivated problem-solvers, and equipping them with the skills and knowledge to face their changing world with confidence.

For more information visit our website -  http://bit.ly/swlfamilystudies

French Immersion

Bienvenue à Laurier!

At Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, there are over 400 early and extended French Immersion students enrolled in our French Immersion program. The overall objective of our four year French Immersion program is to help students develop the ability to use the French language with greater fluency, proficiency and accuracy. Our immersion program offers a wide variety of subjects in French at all of the grade levels. To learn more about our FI Program please visit our website: 

http://bit.ly/LaurierFI 

Geography

 View our Geography Department Website

Guidance

View the Guidance Department Website (http://bit.ly/swlguidance)

Book an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor

History

 View the History Department Website: http://bit.ly/swlhistory 

Learning Support 

The Learning Support Department at Laurier works in partnerships with students, families, and the community to meet the educational needs of our students.  Our staff is dedicated to providing a continuum of supports and resources that will enable all students to achieve their goals.  

http://bit.ly/swlspeced

Please reach out to us with any questions: Ms. Nadia McLennan - n.mclennan@tvdsb.ca or Ms. Marina Torrens - m.torrens@tvdsb.ca 

Library Learning Commons

Welcome to the Library Learning Commons. The Library Learning Commons is located on the second floor in room 204. The Library Learning Commons has a vast collection of fiction and non-fiction print resources. The Library Learning Commons also supports student learning through the use of technology and online resources including the Virtual Learning Commons.  

Math

 View our Math website at http://bit.ly/swlMath 

Music 

Laurier's Music Program offers students an extraordinary music education and community building opportunity. The music program helps students gain lifelong friendships and experiences through our various courses, ensembles, concerts, trips, events, and more!

Music Department Contact: (519) 452-2840 Ext. 63029

http://bit.ly/swlmusic 

Physical Education

Laurier PhysEd: http://bit.ly/swlathletics 

and
Laurier Athletics: http://bit.ly/swlphysed 
#goRams #RamsRock

Please contact Ms. Kelley (Department Head) or Ms. Flynn (Athletic Director) if you have any questions: v.kelley@tvdsb.ca  or e.flynn@tvdsb.ca 

Technology

Welcome to the Laurier Technology Department. We offer a wide range of courses including Communication Technology, Transportation Technology, Manufacturing Technology and Construction Technology. These courses are ideally suited for Cooperative Education, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs, and Dual Credit Programs. These programs can lead to a Specialist High Skills Major designation along with their high school diploma/O.S.S.D. 

Please contact Matt Vine (Department Head of Tech) if you have any questions: m.vine@tvdsb.ca 

Technology Department Website: http://bit.ly/swltech 

Science

During the twentieth century, science played an increasingly important role in the lives of all Canadians. It underpins much of what we now take for granted, from life-saving pharmaceuticals to clean water, the places we live and work in, computers and other information technologies, and how we communicate with others. The impact of science on our lives will continue to grow as the twenty-first century unfolds. Consequently, scientific literacy for all has become a goal of science education throughout the world scientific literacy can be defined as possession of the scientific knowledge, skills, and habits of mind required to thrive in the science-based world of the twenty-first century.

A scientifically and technologically literate person is one who can read and understand common media reports about science and technology, critically evaluate the information presented, and confidently engage in discussions and decision-making activities regarding issues that involve science and technology.  We look forward to broadening your scientific horizons!

Please contact the Science Department Head, Mr. Richard Cooper, via email at r.cooper@tvdsb.ca if you have any questions. 

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