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Take Our Kids to Work Day

Every day our students are moving toward the world of work. At Sherwood Heights, we are supporting our students in planning for their future in many ways, such as our Health classes, and events such as Career Day (coming in January).

The first of these activities is the annual Take Our Kids to Work day (TOKW). 

Students know one day they will become part of the world of work.  Take Our Kids to Work gives grade nine students the opportunity to glance into this world, to gain respect for the contributions people make, and to strengthen the bonds between parents, students, and the community.  In the process, young people can discover the links between education and their own futures in a practical way.

Take Our Kids to Work is timed to coincide with Canada Career Week.  Although TOKW is a one-day event, it offers many potential benefits as students prepare and think back on it:

  1. Before their workplace visit, they consider the importance of work in our lives and in our society.
  2. On the job, their view of the work adults do becomes sharper; they gain understanding and appreciation of the challenges people face daily along with the achievements they accomplish.
  3. After the event, the positive effects of seeing the workplace and their parent/host in a new way may have lasting effects.  In addition, students begin to think about the choices they will have to make and the path they must follow to meet career goals.

The national initiative from The Learning Partnership of TOKW is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2019. We hope you will be able to arrange for your son/daughter to accompany you to your place of employment for the entire day.  Students are expected to interview other employees to answer questions about the workplace. Please read and complete the accompanying forms and return them to your Health teacher no later than Friday, November 1, 2019.

Please feel free to contact the school if you have any concerns about the program, or check the website at The Learning Partnership and look for TOKW resources.

Please note: This is a regular school day for Grade 7 and 8 students, and any Grade 9 students who are not able to find a work placement.  

 

 

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