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School Day

Senior School Schedule

The school day starts at 8:20 am and ends at 3:30 pm, except on Wednesdays when dismissal time is 2:40 pm, allowing students to participate with community involvement programs and other co-curricular activities. The school operates on an eight-day cycle, with four rotating periods per day. In this model, students attend the same subject every other day. Research shows this approach to be highly effective for girls.

 

Teacher Advisor (TA) Circles

TA Circles are small cross-grade group of students (10 to 12 students) lead by a designated Teacher Advisor. The Teacher Advisor is a constant presence in the life of the student, meeting with her four mornings per week throughout her Senior School experience. TA Circles make possible the connection of students in differing grades, informal mentoring opportunities between students and adults, and the delivery of school-wide initiatives, including anti-bullying programs. TA Circles are structured within a larger House program to which every member of community belongs.

 

Prayers

Prayers brings our community together three times per week. It is a time when all Upper School students, faculty and staff gather to affirm our shared values, honour our Anglican roots and develop an understanding of our place in the world. We welcome our families to join us.

 

Food Services

Food Services at Havergal is exceptional. With an in-house team of chefs and bakers, there is a weekly menu of delicious and nutritious hot meals, an extensive salad and sandwich bar, along with daily soups, desserts, snacks, fruits and beverages available for purchase, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. The servery is also open for during breaks between classes and after school. To find out “What’s for Lunch” this week, click here.

 

Uniforms

Havergal chooses to have a uniform for a number of reasons: to denote pride in membership; and to signal that Havergal students will distinguish themselves in intellectual, athletic and artistic achievement, in service to others and in leadership to the Havergal College community, rather than by dress. Number One Dress (blazer and kilt) is worn weekly on Thursdays and on special occasions. At other times, girls may choose among several uniform options.