A day at HTS begins at 7:45 AM when students begin to arrive at the security gates and sipe their security cards as part of our focus on safeguarding. Monday through Friday, students come up to the canteen and partake in an early morning smack to get them energized for the day. A multitude of studies have shown that a healthy and nutritious meal at the start of the day sets students up for success, they make their way and get ready to learn in their Homeroom Class.
A Day at HTS
Their morning consists of four periods, with a short recess in the middle. During the morning recess, students participate in a structured supervised Morning Club from 9:45 to 10:050 AM with our Health & Physical Education Specialist, Mr. Chris Leman. Then it is lunchtime, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, after which there are four more periods of learning, also segmented by a short recess and afternoon snack.
An example of the school’s schedule
For Ontario Optimized and Ontario Integrated Program Students, there are specialized after-class extension and extra-curricular activities which include: Aquatics, Coding & Robotics, and Chess. These operate on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:30 PM
For Ontario Optimized Plus Program Students, there is the Ontario Curriculum Extension Program which runs five days a week from 2:15 to 3:00 PM and includes: English Language Arts; Mathematics; Science & Technology; and Vietnamese as an Additional Language course. Moreover, the Optimized Plus Program offers Aquatics, Coding & Robotics, and Chess on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45 PM. The students in this program also have the option to participate in the extracurricular activities alongside the Optimized and Integrated Program students from 3:45 to 4:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.