Welcome to Greenwood Secondary School


Welcome !

We hope that you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer with your families, friends and loved ones. We would like to provide you with some important information regarding the

first day back to school on September 3, 2019!

9:00 am – Timetable Pick Up in Cafeteria (Room A5)

9:00 – 10:00 am (Short schedule):  Students to proceed to Homeform Classes (Homeform Teachers and Students)

Please note: Wednesday, September 4th is a FULL DAY schedule.

See you all soon!


NOW – Newcomer Orientation Week!

New to Canada?

Your son/daughter is invited to be part of an exciting program called NOW – Newcomer Orientation Week taking place on

August 27-30, 2019 at MONARCH PARK COLLEGIATE

This 4-day program will help orient your son/daughter to their new school, new community and the Canadian School system. They will meet other newcomer students helping to form friendships and support while having fun participating in exciting activities.

Parents are invited to attend the last day graduation ceremony and see your son/daughter’s school, meet guidance counsellors and learn about school expectations and the community. The NOW Program is organized by School Settlement Workers, Peer Leaders and Teachers and is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as a strategy to welcome newly arrived youth and parents to Canada.


From all of us at Greenwood Secondary School, we would like to wish our staff, students and families a wonderful, safe and restful summer break!!

We look forward to seeing you all back on September 3, 2019. Stay tuned to our website and social media to get the latest updates on all things Greenwood!

All the best and see you soon!


Congratulations to our Greenwood SS Student Authors. We are so proud of you! Check out the Media features below!

Newcomer students celebrate becoming authors
City News (April 12)
Summary: Three dozen ESL students at Greenwood SS were part of a very special newcomer program that helped them become published authors.

CBC Toronto News
CBC (April 12)


Parent/Teacher Interviews – Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Parents and Guardians are invited to attend this semester’s Parent Teacher Interview Day.   Please come to discuss your student’s achievement and progress in each class.  Interpreters will be contacting parents prior to the interviews.

There is a choice of two sessions:   1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  or  5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

The interviews will take place in the Danforth Cafeteria (in the South West part of the building).  We look forward to meeting and speaking with you.

March Break – Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15, 2019.

The week-long school holiday for students in Ontario will begin on Monday, March 11th and end on Friday, March 15th.   Classes will resume on Monday, March 18th.

REMINDER:  Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 a.m.   Please move your clocks one hour forward.  

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Greenwood Secondary School Closed – February 12, 2019

Please see notification as stated by the TDSB this morning:

“Due to the significant combination of snow, ice pellets & freezing rain expected throughout the day, all TDSB schools & administrative sites are closed today. This includes Child Care Centres located inside TDSB schools. All school permits & Continuing Education classes are cancelled & TDESAA/TDSSAA events will be rescheduled.”

Please stay safe and see you tomorrow.

Greenwood Secondary

Friday, February 1st – First day of Semester 2

All students will have new timetables for Semester 2.  They will have a full day of classes on a modified timetable.  Some students may need to change lockers depending on the location of their homeform classroom.

9:15 – 10:23     Homeform and Period A

10:26 – 11:36  Period B

11:36 – 12:36  Lunch

12:36 – 1:46    Period C

1:50 – 3:00       Period D

Beginning on Monday, February 4th, the regular timetable will resume.

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Monday, January 14th at Lunch  –  Special Session with Community Officers from the Toronto Police Services

The “Youth in Policing” program will be introduced by our two Community Officers during Lunch.   This program provides students  opportunities for part-time and summer employment within the TPS setting.   On Tuesday, January 15th, they will have an information table out in the hall for interested students.

EQAO MATH                                                                                        Thursday, January 17th and Friday, January 18th

Grade 9 Applied and Academic Math students will be taking the EQAO Math test from 8:45 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. on January 17th and January 18th.    All other students are encouraged to prepare for exams and get extra help from teachers.  Please look at the schedule of subjects, teachers and rooms on each day which is posted in your classrooms, on bulletin boards and in the Library.

Semester One Final Examinations – Thursday, January 24 – Monday, January 28th

Please check your Final Exam schedules to know the date, time and room in which each of your exams will take place.  The first exam of each day begins at 10:00 a.m. and the second exam of each day begins at 1:00 p.m.  Best wishes for success!

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Upcoming Event@ Greenwood S.S

Internet Safety and Your Child:

An Information Session for Parents

Greenwood Secondary School

Please join us in the library (Rm A18)

Wednesday January 16th 6-7 pm

Please join us for a session to learn about:

***How is the Internet helpful for your child?***

***What are the dangers of the Internet?***

***How can you protect your child?***

Friday, December 21st.

Please be advised:  Unfortunately, there is no water in the Danforth/Greenwood building at this time.  Currently, TDSB maintenance is attempting to fix the problem.  It has been arranged that students and teachers will be staying in a neighbouring public school, Wilkinson P.S.,  this afternoon. There will be more information as it becomes available.

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Access Alliance Offers Flu Shot Clinic at Greenwood S.S.


Tomoko Fukushima, BScN, Registered Nurse, Primary Health Care Initiatives at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services will be conducting a Flu Shot Clinic in the Month of November and December.

Please see, the schedule below and please also click on the Flu Shot Consent Form 2018 for students wishing to obtain the flu shot but require  Parental Permission (under 18 years of age)

Flushot Clinic Schedule:

1st Clinic: Friday, November 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm –  Room B10

2nd Clinic: Friday, December 13 @ 9:30 am-1:00 pm –  Room B10

  • On both days, time will be divided between DCTI and Greenwood students
  • 9:30-10:30am for DCTI students and 10:30-1pm for Greenwood students
  •  Printed copies of the Consent Form are also provided in the school office

Greenwood SS Hallowe’en Spooktacular!

What an amazing event! Students had a blast dressing up, carving pumpkins and sharing great times and laughs. One of the highlights was Greenwood’s Rendition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller which took social media and Television media by storm! Check out some of the amazing photos and watch a clip from GLOBAL NEWS MEDIA CLIP GREENWOOD SS from their amazing performance! Congratulations to all of our amazing students in our Drama and Phys Ed classes for an outstanding performance! A Special thank you to Ms. Wickett for her leadership and choreography, Ms. Bliss for her support and wonderful representation through media, Mr. Danese for performing and supporting, Mr. Mckenzie for all of the audio/visual supports and Mr. Andrachuk for Costume design. We look forward to next year!


Greenwood SS Parent Night

We hope you will join us for our Parent Night on October 25th. Please see the official information below. We look forward to seeing and meeting you.


Meet Your Child’s Teachers

Learn About Education In Ontario

Thursday October 25th

Danforth Cafeteria

Parent and Teacher Meetings

Greenwood Teachers are available from 1:00-3:00 pm and 5:30-7:30 pm

  • No appointments necessary
  • Interpreters are available
  • Younger children are welcome

Education in Ontario Presentation

Arrive at 12:30 OR 5:00  for a brief presentation about Education in Ontario.

  • What does my child need to do to graduate from high school?
  • Where does my child go after Greenwood?
  • How does my child get into college or university?

www.greenwoodsecondary.com   416-393-0744

Please use the translator located on the left hand tool bar by clicking on the desired flag or by selecting your language choice on the drop down menus



Greenwood S.S. and Danforth CTI come together for El Classico 2018!

What a wonderful way to show their love for this beautiful game while connecting and getting to know one another! Greenwood SS and Danforth CTI truly demonstrate what it means to show good sportsmanship, passion, respect, perserverance and collaboration. Congratulations to Danforth CTI! Winners of the El Classico event! We cannot wait until they meet again next year!

Here are some amazing pics from the match:



Do you want to be published in our own school magazine?

This term we are publishing the Greenwood Arts and Literary Magazine which will be full of your wonderful creativity!

Do you like to write?  We need your stories, poems, flash fiction, thoughts, interviews, reviews etc.

Are you an artist? We would like to publish your art work or photos.

Come and join our club. It starts at lunch on Monday the 15th October and will be every Monday for the rest of this term.

Would you like to be more involved? We are looking for editors and mentors to help put the magazine together and support other students.

For more details please see Linda Kalafatides.

Greenwood SS and Danforth CTI Welcome Back BBQ 2018-19 School Year!

This past Friday, students from Greenwood SS and Danforth CTI enjoyed a wonderful Welcome Back BBQ to celebrate the start of the new school year.

Thank you to all of our staff and students from both schools for their hard work in making this such a wonderful event for all of our students! What a way to kick off another great year!


Special Announcement

As of  August 31, 2018, there will be a change in the administration team at Greenwood Secondary School.  Please open the following link and read the letter below for more details:

  Greenwood 2018 Transfer Letter signed

Monday, May 28, 2018

Dear Students, Families and the Greenwood Community,

I write to inform you of some changes to the Greenwood Administration team.

Our wonderful Vice-Principal, Ms. Davidson, will be transferring to a new school, effective September, 2018.

VP Davidson has played a critical role on the leadership team of Greenwood Secondary School over the past two years.  In her role, Ms. Davidson has consistently worked to find ways to better support our students and teachers.  She has been a powerful instructional leader and has worked to explore how to engage students and make them feel more connected to their new home in Canada.

VP Davidson also played an essential role in the transition of Greenwood from the old building at 24 Mountjoy to our new home at 800 Greenwood Avenue.  Her careful attention to detail and thoughtful planning made the move as smooth as it could possibly be for both students and staff.  She has continued throughout this year to follow up on deficiencies and to push for unforeseen needs as they were identified.

We all appreciate Ms. Davidson’s fine work at Greenwood SS and I know that you will join me in wishing her great success at her new school, Northview Heights SS.  We will all miss her, but feel very fortunate to have been able to work with her here at Greenwood.

Ms. Davidson’s leaving requires the appointment of a new Vice Principal.  I am happy to inform you that VP Bylykbashi, who is now one of the VPs at Danforth CTI, will become the new VP at Greenwood.  Mr. Bylykbashi is a strong advocate for students and teachers and has already begun to reach out to his new colleagues and students at our school.  Please join me in welcoming Mr. Bylykbashi to his new position at Greenwood.


Rob MacKinnon


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Greenwood SS Mission: Empowering Newcomer Students To

Find Their Voice

Greenwood Secondary School is one of the oldest schools in
North America designed specifically for new immigrant high
school aged students. We welcome you to our small, nurturing
community. Our English as a second language (ESL) school
provides you with a special opportunity to gain English language
skills in a welcoming environment while you earn your high school
credits. We provide learning activities to meet your individual
needs. We help you prepare to move to the high school of your
choice and complete the necessary high school credits to earn
your diploma. We work together to ensure that you develop the
necessary self-confidence, interpersonal skills and knowledge to
be a successful student in Canada.


SCHOOL RELOCATION: Greenwood Secondary School to Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute

Please click below to view information regarding the relocation of Greenwood Secondary School to Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute.

Qs and As-Greenwood and Danforth 2017

Greenwood students participate in an ESL Speech Competition

Empowering Newcomer Students to Find Their Voice