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Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School IB Information Night Meeting. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Cafetorium 6:30pm AGENDA Welcome – Coordinator Mr. Petruccelli Introduction Overview of the Notre Dame Pre-IB/IB programs ( powerpoint ) Students’ Perspectives Q.& A.

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Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School

IB Information Night Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cafetorium 6:30pm


Welcome – Coordinator

Mr. Petruccelli


Overview of the Notre Dame Pre-IB/IB programs (powerpoint)

Students’ Perspectives

Q.& A.

Please pick-up application package after the presentation

Down the Hall of Heroes

family prayer

God made us a familyWe need one another

We love one another

We forgive one another

We work together

We play together

We Worship together

Together we use God’s word

Together we grow in Christ

Together we love all people

Together we serve our Good

Together we hope for heaven

These are

Our hopes and ideals

Help us to attain them,

O God, through

Jesus Christ our Lord


welcome to the
Welcome To The

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Information Night


Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School

the guidance team
The Guidance Team

Guidance & Student Services

Mrs. Brown………..…...A - C

Mrs. Comella…………..Do-Kh

Mr. Leon……………..….Ki-Ra

Mrs. Dawson……..…....Re - Z

Mr. Coughlin ….. Student Success Teacher

Mrs. Kennedy….Child Youth Worker

Mr. Milne…….…Social Worker

Dr. Da Cunha….Psychologist

Mrs. Boone…Guidance Secretary

Mrs. Findlay…Guidance/Attendance Secretary


International Baccalaureate

An education for life!

Learn more about the IB

Programme, visit the Website:

Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate (IBO) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

why select the ib diploma programme
Why Select the IB Diploma Programme ?

Your child loves to learn, loves school and loves a challenge

The opportunity to study subjects in greater depth (over 3 semesters for HL (courses)

It provides a well rounded-liberal arts education-incorporating Humanities, Math and Science

International Focus-International Recognition

World-wide Exams

a rigorous academic programme, while

completing an Extended Essay (EE), Learning Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) and the (TOK) Theory of Knowledge course which is unique to IB (aim to teach students the basic philosophy of thought)

suitable candidates

A successful IB candidate needs to:

Suitable Candidates
  • Be a dedicated, motivated student
  • Accept challenges and demonstrate personal initiative
  • Be able to learn independently, while demonstrating strong co-operative skills essential team-building
  • Display solid academic potential, high academic standing (student: 80 minimum average) and other interests
  • Grade 8 students applying should have at least 80% in English andMathematics and Science
  • Display an excellent command of spoken and written languageand a commitment to second-language (French) learning
  • Be actively involved in the extracurricular life of the school and community and willingness to assume a leadership position
  • Have a global perspective with an interest in international issues  

IBO Statistics

Presently, the IBO works with 3,483 schools (up from 3,290 last year) in 144 (141) countries to offer the three IB programmes (PYP, MYP, and DP) to approx. 1, 057,000 students.

Higher level courses = university preparation

I.B. diploma courses taken in last two years

Liberal Arts curriculum incorporating




The IB Diploma Program provides . . .

notre dame grade 9 10 pre ib
Notre Dame Grade 9 & 10 Pre-IB
  • Sets the foundation for the IB Diploma Programme
  • Offers courses designed to integrate IB expectations with Ontario requirements
  • Prepares students for the academic rigours of the IB Diploma Programme
ib diploma programme grade 11 12
IB Diploma Programme Grade 11&12
  • Students follow an internationally developed course of study which is consistent around the world
  • Students must complete the grade 9 & 10 preparatory programme to be successful in the Diploma Programme
  • Students select 6 courses of study. All courses have a final exam, which is worth 60 -80% of the final mark (exams are conducted in May)
  • Portfolios , commentaries, or projects constitute the remaining percent of the final mark


IB Diploma Curriculum

  • 3 Higher Level (240 hours) and 3 Standard Level (150 hours) Courses
    • One course from each of 6 subject groups
    • IB exam in all 6 courses
  • Complete Extended Essay, TOK, and CAS
  • Accumulate 24 points total on 6 exams - Exams are scored on a scale of 1 - 7

Students study concurrently:

  • Three subjects at higher level(240 hours each).
  • Three subjects at standard level(150 hours each).
  • All three parts of the core. TOK, EE , CAS

or Elective


What is a Standard Level


  • A Standard Level (SL) course is equivalent to two semesters of coursework.
  • Example: SL Biology = Gr.11 + Gr.12 Biology (SBI3U and SBI4U)

What is a Higher Level


  • A Higher Level course (HL) is equivalent to three semesters of coursework.
  • Example: HL Chemistry = Gr.11 Chemistry (SCH3UH) + Gr.12 Chemistry (SCH4UH) + Gr.12 Earth and Space Science(SES4UH)
evaluating students
Evaluating Students

How does IB get a mark

out of 7?

  • Each course has an INTERNAL ASSESSMENT (IA) component that is evaluated by the teacher and is externally moderated.
  • IB combines the internal assessment mark with the May examination results to obtain the final mark.
  • E.g. Chemistry mark = 24% Internal Assessment (IA) + 76% 3 exam papers

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6




or Elective

what subjects are offered within the six groups at notre dame
What subjects are offered within the six groups at Notre Dame?
  • Group 3 – History Higher Level
  • Group 4 - Chemistry Higher Level
  • Group 5 - Mathematics Standard Level
  • Group 6 – Elective Biology Standard Level
  • Group 1 –English Higher Level
  • Group 2 – French Standard Level
there are three core requirements
There are three core requirements

The extended essay:

  • 4,000 words
  • Offers the opportunity to investigate a research question of individual interest
  • Familiarises students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university
core requirements
Core requirements

Creativity, action and service (CAS):

  • Encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service
  • Education outside the classroom
  • Development of the learner profile
  • The emphasis is on learning bydoing real tasks that have real consequences for the student and others.
core requirements1
Core requirements

Theory of knowledge:

Explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines

Encourages an appreciation of other cultural perspectives

Encourages students to explore how they come to acquire knowledge

overview of the notre dame pre ib courses
Overview of the Notre Dame Pre-IB Courses

Grade 10

Grade 9

  • Pre-IB English
  • Pre-IB Math 10/11
  • Pre-IB Science
  • Pre-IB French
  • Pre-IB History
  • Religion
  • Career Ed/Civics
  • Pre-IB English
  • Pre-IB Math
  • Pre-IB Science
  • Pre-IB French
  • Religion
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Physical Education
HL English

HL History

HL Chemistry

SL French

SL Math

SL Elective Biology

Overview of IB CoursesYears 1 & 2 (Grades 11 & 12)

  • Theory of Knowledge /Religion
  • Extended Essay (4000 words)
  • Creativity, Action, Service -Activities providing experiential learning (150 hrs)

How does one earn the IB Diploma?

• Take six courses, one from each group (or substitute, Groups 2-5 for Group 6)

• Take the six exams

• Complete TOK, CAS and EE

• Complete all IB assessments

• Accumulate at least 24 points on the exams

what are the characteristics of a notre dame pre ib ib candidate
What are the characteristics of a Notre Dame Pre-IB/IB candidate
  • Caring
  • Desire to be challenged/ Risk taker
  • Competent communicator in the English Language and enjoys reading
  • Critical Thinker/ Inquirer
  • Strong time management skills/ Balanced
  • Open to new ideas/ Self-motivated
  • Solid work ethic
  • Social awareness/ Reflective/ Principled
  • Involved in community and school activities
university recognition the ib diploma is widely recognized by the world s leading universities
University recognitionThe IB diploma is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.  

The IB works closely with universities in all regions of the world to gain recognition for the IB diploma:

  • Direct online access for university admissions officers and government officials to syllabuses and recent examination papers
  • A database of university admission policies on
  • Recognition in over 100 countries
  • Recognition by over 2,000 universities
  • Some universities offer scholarships and advanced placement for IB students
3 year evaluation

Over the last 3 years, our students have achieved cumulative IB scores that are over 2 grade points above the World Average

Notre Dame Average = 29.8

World Average = 27.6


Successful students completing the IB Diploma Program acquire:

  • Solid organizational and time-management skills
  • International calibre preparation for university studies
  • The possibility to earn university transfer credits
  • Experience inhumanitarian and leadership activities
  • International recognition as a versatile, disciplined individual
  • TWO high school diplomas: IBD and OSSD
registration process all students
Registration Process – All Students
  • Grade 7 June report card
  • Grade 8 Progress Report
  • IEP if identified as gifted
  • Completed registration form
  • Activity and Faith Formation Fee ($65.00)
  • Supplementary application with two paragraphs
  • A previously evaluated piece of writing
  • Complete teacher reference letter form
  • Flexible Boundary letter required upon acceptance into Notre Dame Pre-IB/IB program if student does not live within the Notre Dame boundaries

(requested by Notre Dame Principal)


Effective September, 2007

Non-identified studentswill be charged an annual fee of $1,200.00 in grade 11 and 12 for a total fee of $2,400.00. (this fee includes examination fees, textbooks/materials, students’ assessment/examination mailing/courier costs)

Identified studentswill still be expected to pay for examination fees and assessment/examination mailing/courier costs. (Grade 11 approx. $480.00, Grade 12 approx. $650.00 )

additional documentation for students new to dufferin peel cdsb
Additional Documentation for students New to Dufferin-Peel CDSB
  • Proof of Citizenship (Canadian Birth Certificate or Canadian Citizenship card/Landed Immigrant Form (IMMI000)
  • Proof of Residence (recent Property Tax Assessment, Property Purchase Agreement, or a Lease Agreement with a valid Driver’s License)
  • Completed Tax Form
  • Consent & Guardianship Agreement if student is not residing with parent (s)
  • Immunization Records for students new to Peel Region
  • Deadline : Monday December 16, 2013

Only students identified Gifted by D.P.C.D.S.B. and entering Notre Dame Pre-IB/IB at Notre Dame C. S. S. in grade 9 and living more than 4.8 Km from the school are entitled to busing

Students otherwise provide own transportation