New Grade 8's

As parents and students are beginning to prepare for the transition into grade 8, we welcome you to our school website.  You will find all the information about McMath that you need.  You will find more detailed information on life at McMath here:  Please contact us via phone or e-mail if you have any questions.  Follows are some dates important for incoming Grade 8's for the 2023/24 school year:


 Jan. 24 - Feb. 3, 2023

 Counsellors make initial visits to Grade 7 catchment schools (English & French Immersion)

 Feb. 16, 2023 (6:00pm)

 Grade 7 Parent Information Night (in the small gym)

 Feb. 21, 2023

 Grade 8 “Program Planning” sheets due (to Gr.7 teacher for catchment schools)


Grade 8 Non-Catchment Program Planning for Gr. 7 students with approved transfers.  You will be contacted by a McMath school counsellor.

 Mar.  1 - 2, 2023

 Math 8/9 Placement Test for incoming grade 8's at McMath at 3:30pm.  Students please enter the school through the front door.

 March 1: Byng, Diefenbaker, Dixon, Steves

 March 2: Gilmore, Homma, Westwind, other

 Late April

 McMath School Based Team visits elementary schools to recieve student support/transition information. 

 May 18, 2023 (7:00pm)

Spring & Fine Arts Showcase Night - join us for a night of music and fashion!

June 1, 2023 Grade 7 Orientation / Fun Day at McMath

 Late August

 School information packages e-mailed home


Aug 30, 2023 (10:00am)


New Grade 8 Welcome (optional) - come on in and check out the school, meet your counsellors, student leaders, and see where your classes are before everyone is back in the building!


If you live outside the McMath catchment, you are still welcome to apply to our school as a "Transfer Student".   Please do so using the appropriate forms available from all schools.  The application deadline is posted on the district website here:

Successful applicants will be called by a McMath counsellor to complete program planning documents and discuss other transition details.