The first day of school for the 2016-2017 is Tuesday, September 6th. Please read the details about when students are to report to their registration classes on the homepage of our website. There is important additional information about the new school year in the August Newsletter that has recently been posted to the Britannia website.
Our school’s Code of Conduct outlines the reasons why we have expectations of student behavior at Britannia, what these expectations are, and what the consequences may be for behaviors that violate the code. Click here to read the Britannia Code of Conduct (pdf).
The August Newsletter contains important information that all students and parents should read about school startup in September, schedules, calendars, PAC, and much more. Download the August Newsletter (pdf).
The Britannia office will be open to receive telephone calls from 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday to Friday
beginning August 22nd. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:30 - 1:00 pm each day. The administration will be in the school on August 22 to September 2nd, 2016 for consultation and new student registration. It is advised that you telephone 604-713-8266 and make an appointment if you wish to register your child or speak to an administrator.
For the 2016-2017 school year, please contact the following administrator if you have specific concerns about your child:
Grades 11, 12 – Dr. Andrew Schofield
Grades 8, 9, 10 – Ms. Karen Coflin
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th HOMEROOM CLASS AT 10:00AM!
Students entering Grades 8-12 (ESL 8-12, Learning Support Program and Pacific Storm Program students) are to report to their homeroom/registration class at 10:00AM. Homeroom class lists will be posted in the skywalk. Completion of registration procedures will take place at this time and timetables will be distributed. Payment of general school fees will take place Tuesday, September 6th to Thursday, September 8th in homeroom/registration classes.
New Britannia students who have pre-registered in Grades 8 - 12 should report to their homeroom class at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 6th.
Students who have not yet registered should report to the Main Office to make an appointment to register.
Students who do not report on the first day of school, September 6th, and who do not notify their counsellor that they will be returning, will lose their priority in choice of courses.
The VPD has advice about how to keep your chilcren safe. Click here to download the letter (pdf).
Getting Ready for the Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony
Jack and Mr. Or Beside a $700,000 Volvo Truck. Check Out the Size of the Tires!
The VSB Calendar for 2016 - 2017 has been finalized. It is available here as a pdf for downloading.
Britannia Secondary School has a new way for parents to inform the school about their child's absences from classes. It can now be done by email instead of by a paper note that is sent to school with the student. Either of these methods is acceptable but we encourage you to use our new email service. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
Complete the attached Student Application Form and bring it to your neighbourhood school, along with the required original documents as listed below. Go to www.vsb.bc.ca/schools to search for your neighbourhood school by postal code or by map. Who should register at neighbourhood schools? Kindergarten to Grade 12 students born in Canada, who speak English at home as the home language. These are the documents that you need to fill in and bring to Britannia Secondary School.
Completing the Grad Transitions booklet is a requirement for graduation in British Columbia. In other words, if it is not completed, you will not graduate! All Grade 12 students should have received a hard copy of this booklet in October. Pages 5 - 14 are due on or before Friday, December 4th, 2015. Please hand in your completed and stapled pages in the basket labelled Grad Transitions in the main office. The second part of the Grad Transitions booklet is due on Friday, March 4th, 2016. You are required to complete pages 1 - 4 (the yellow pages in your hard copy) and staple them and turn them in to the main office on or before this date.
The Grad Transitions booklet is also available for downloading on this website as a pdf document.
The online PSI Selections Form is now available for students graduating in the 2015/16 school year. This online form should only be submitted by Grade 12 students who expect to graduate this school year and are applying to any Post-Secondary Institution for September 2016 admission.
Students access the online form by logging into the Student Secure Web (SSW), www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/, and clicking the menu option "Post Secondary Institutions Selections".
An instructional document is available at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/trx_updates/pdf/psi_selections_instructions.pdf
Make sure to complete this as soon as you can. This is part of your Grad Transitions package.
A new scholarship listing (pdf) is available on the Britannia Website. It is a listing of Canadian scholarship opportunities, including their descriptions and criteria. These scholarships are sponsored by external organizations. If you are serious about finding funds for your education go through the listings, select the scholarships you meet the requirements for and start preparing the applications today!
Important information for Grade 12's about scholarships, bursaries, grants, post-secondary institutions and much more is available in the Career Centre section of the Britannia Website. Keep checking back because the Career Centre information is frequently updated.
Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to download this very useful guide that will assist students transition to their first year of secondary school at Britannia and ensure that it is a positive and successful experience.
Click here to open a pdf that contains the details of standardized school fees. Some of these fees are program specific and others apply to all students attending Britannia Secondary School
back to your community. Meet new people, learn new skills
and have valuable things
to include on your resume. Please get in touch with Mawi Bagon, Coordinator, Volunteer Program Britannia Community
Services Centre 1661 Napier St. Vancouver BC V5L 4X4 to
learn how you can get involved in giving back.