NEWS AND INFORMATION
Attention all Bethune Students and Parents, this year, payment for the registration fee and other optional fees is on-line. All students received a registration package contained with their June report cards. Students new to Bethune for September 2017 would have either received a package in the mail or would have been given a package at their Elementary school in June. Click here
to find information regarding the registration process and schedule for the start of school. Click here
to download a copy of the registration paperwork that needs to be completed and returned to the school on the first day. To register online please visit tdsb.schoolcashonline.com
. If you have difficulties paying the registration fees online, you can contact the school between August 21 to 30 for assistance.
Graduates can view pictures from the 2017 Prom by clicking here
Graduates can view pictures from the Commencement ceremony by clicking here
and finding our school name under the Graduation tab. Graduates will need to enter the password they were given on the cards handed to them as they came off the stage.
Changes to Bethune's Admin Team
Please see the letter
from our Superintendent of Education, Louis Papathanasakis informing our community of the changes to the Bethune Admin Team for September 1, 2017. We say farewell to Mr. Neil Dyal, who will be going to Yorkdale Secondary School as Vice-Principal and we welcome Ms Christina Wilson to Bethune for September. We will miss Mr. Dyal and we wish him well at Yorkdale.
Final School Newsletter and Calendar
Our last school newsletter and calendar is now available online on our website for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents.
May Newsletter and Calendar
Our May Newsletter and Calendar is now available online on our website for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents.
June Exam Schedule
Students have received a copy of the June Exam Schedule. Click here
to download a copy.
Report Cards & Parent Teacher Interview Sign-up
Students will be receiving their report card at the end of the day. Parents who wish to meet with their child's teacher are asked to book an appointment online. The online booking system will be available beginning at 4:00pm today and will close at noon on April 12th. Please click on Parent Interview On-line Booking
to book an appointment.
Grade 8 to 9 Summer School Registration
Students who are pre-registered to attend Bethune in September 2017 can register for a non-credit summer school program, which runs from July 4-14 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Click on the link Grade 8 to 9 Summer School @ Bethune
April Newsletter and Calendar
Our April Newsletter and Calendar is now available online on our website for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents.
Mental Health Workshop for Cantonese Speaking Parents
Albert Campbell C.I. will be hosting a mental health workshop for parents in Cantonese on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The focus will be on informing parents how their own emotions as well as the way they communicate with their children affect the students' emotional well-being. Click here
to view the flyer.
Save our Sisters Installations
On Thursday, March 9 the Bethune students worked together on an art installation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in our Commons. Click here
to see photos of the installations.
Application for Bethune Summer School
Applications are available in the main office and are due back tomorrow (March 21st). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here
to download a copy of the form.
Sears Festival Awards
On Monday, February 27th and Friday, March 2nd our drama students performed at the Sears Drama Festival for the first time! Their hard work and dedication were recognized at the Sears Awards Presentation on March 7th as they received 4 awards.
Award of Merit: Lucy Tang for her role as RUL in "Look Me in the Eye";
Award of Merit: Cast of "Drift" for their Ensemble Performance;
Award of Excellence: Anthia Barboutsis for her Direction of "Drift";
Award of Excellence: Amanda Lok for her Direction of "Look Me in the Eye"
March Newsletter and Calendar
Our March Newsletter and Calendar is now available online on our website for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents.
Brian Chatland Park
Mr. Brian Chatland was a lifelong educator and coach and former vice-principal at Dr. Norman Bethune CI. He passed away in October of 2013 but his memory continues to live on. Recently the City of Markham approved a motion to name a park in his honour.
The park is located in the Cornell Community just north of the Markham Stouffville Hospital.
Graduation Caps and Gowns
Graduates, your cap and gown form is due this Friday, February 24th. Bring your $20 and the completed form to the main office. If you are not graduating, or attending commencement, please submit the form as well. Don’t be caught without one on the big day.
We've compiled your top nominees for the Grad Survey into one final survey. Please vote on your pics ASAP! Voting ends February 16, 2017. Login to AW to vote! Thank you, The Yearbook Committee
Interim Report Cards
Our Interim Report Cards will be distributed to students at the end of the day. Parents are encouraged to review their son or daughter's report card.
February Newsletter and Calendar
Our February Newsletter and Calendar is now available online on our website for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents.
January Newsletter and Calendar
Our January Newsletter and Calendar is now available online on our website for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents. Happy New Year!
Director John Malloy visited Bethune and got a sense of what Bethune is all about. Our students wowed him with our Mannequin Challenge!
Best Wishes Ms. Tuzi
Bethune says farewell to its amazing Office Administrator Ms. Tuzi, who retires today. Ms. Tuzi has been working at Bethune for over 26 years and we will miss her dearly.
December Newsletter and Calendar
Our December Newsletter and Calendar is now available online on our website for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents.
MP Chan Visits Bethune
MP Arnold Chan visits his alma mater to talk to Grade 10 students about their civic responsibility and politics.
November Newsletter and Calendar
Our November Newsletter and Calendar is now available online for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents.
Awards Assembly Photos
October Newsletter and Calendar
Our October Newsletter and Calendar is now available online on our website for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents.
Passing of Mr. Joe Jonsson
It is with great sadness that we inform the Bethune community of the passing of one of our former math teachers, Mr. Joe Jonsson. Mr. Jonsson passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 24. Mr. Jonsson retired from teaching just this past June. He was a teacher for 39 years and taught at Bethune for 33 years. He stayed well beyond his retirement date because, as he said so many times, "I still love what I do". He was a committed educator who cared deeply for his students and he taught them so well. He made math accessible to students who struggled in math and he gave them confidence, and he challenged and inspired those who excelled in math. Mr. Jonsoon has had an incredible impact on so many staff and students. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Jonsson's family.
September Newsletter and Calendar
Our September Newsletter and Calendar is now available online on our website for you to enjoy and has been emailed to parents.
Registration and Timetables
Students received information regarding registration days and packages with their June Report Card. All students are reminded to complete their registration packages and bring it, along with school fees to their registration time. See the September events for listing of registration times. See you on August 31 & September 1!