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Communications Department @SHSSComm


Department Head: Mrs. Lloyd-Henry @PLloydHenry


Guiding Philosophy

The Sandalwood Heights Secondary School Communications Department is committed to building and delivering equitable programs of study that encourage the social and intellectual development of ethical and active learners in preparation for democratic citizenship. We support student learning in and outside of our classrooms in a number of ways. Our teachers differentiate their instruction to cater to students' learning styles, abilities and interests. Students are given many opportunities to use new forms of multi-media and multi-modal tools to demonstrate their learning. The Communications department believes in and values full partnerships with our SHSS families. We provide additional learning student support through our D2L sites and are available to parents by phone.


Our Department





Learning Support System

Sandalwood Heights has a number of programs in place to support students.


The Writing Centre

The writing centre provides extra support to senior English students who need help with their writing. The focus will be on developing critical thinking skills and writing strong arguments.

Counting On You (COY)

COY is an after-school program that is held twice a week between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm. At COY Sandalwood teachers provide additional support to students.  COY classes are small and bite-sized snacks are provided.

Online Support

At Sandalwood, many teachers have online class sites (Edmodo, D2L, Google Classroom and MyClass) that offer classroom resources. Students can access these anytime.


Language, Literature and Literacy Support

The Literature Network

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Literacy Websites for Students in Grades 9-12

EQAO – OSSLT Student Resources


French as a Second Language Support

FSL Homework Toolbox

CPF Canadian Parents for French

OCSB FSL Support

Online FSL Activities



Other Important Information


French and English Competitions

Concours d'art oratoire

Creative Minds Youth Contest 2015

Speaker's Award for Youth Writers

The RBC® Black History Month Student Essay Competition



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