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Principal's Message 317
Principal's Message

 Dear Parents and Guardians, 

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our new and returning families. I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing summer and are looking forward to the new school year. I am very excited to be joining the Vaughan family as the new Principal.   Vaughan Secondary School is my second school as Principal.  Before joining Vaughan, I spent 6 years as Principal of Aurora High School.

The Vaughan Secondary School Start-Up Package includes important information about our school, including forms that you will need to complete. The Guide to the 2016-17 School Year issued by the Board will also be available for your reference. You can obtain these on Registration Day – September 1st . These documents will also be emailed to you.

Please note that this year we will be completing our registration (payment of fees as well as all signing of important forms) online. Please take five minutes to watch this video clip and to register an account. 

You will need your student ID number to create an account. Our new Grade 9 students can find this nine-digit number on their Course Selection sheet. It’s on the right hand side in the Student Info box below the student’s name. 

Throughout the year, all field trips, participation in team sports, purchases of spirit wear and other fees will be accepted online. In this way, parents and guardians will no longer need to pay by cash or cheque. 

I would strongly encourage parents/guardians to please help support student initiatives by paying the $50.00 activity fee. This fee helps Student Council to support the whole school in various initiatives including, subsidizing sports team, and assisting music and art initiatives, paying for guest speakers, spirit days, assemblies, Carnival, and all our various clubs at Vaughan Secondary School. All students will also receive a lock for their locker. What happens in the classroom is of upmost importance but the extracurricular opportunities also are very important to the life and success of our students. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

There are a few upcoming dates I would like to highlight: 

  • End of July – Online Registration 
  • September 1 – Vaughan Grade 9 Registration Day in Cafetorium (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Vaughan Grade 10 - 12 Registration Day in Cafetorium
  • September 6 – Grade 9 Transition Day 
  • September 7 – Grade 10, 11, 12 First Day of School 
  • September  - Photo Day (Bring your smiles) 
  • September  – Grade 9 Green Acres Day 
  • October  – Interim Reports Issued 
  • October  – Parent-Teacher Interviews 
  • November  – Mid-Semester 1 Report Cards Issued 
  • January 2-2, 2017 – Semester 1 Exams 

We have a dedicated staff with a strong commitment to student well-being and achievement, and to creating an environment where everyone feels safe, welcome, and respected. We look forward to speaking and working with you in the months ahead. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have questions. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you. 

I wish you all a happy, safe, and successful school year. 


Maria Maiato 

Principal ​


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