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Summer Activities

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Have a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing you in the 2015 - 2016 school year!

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Britannia CrestOur 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).

June Newsletter

You are invited to read the last Britannia newsletter of the 2014 - 2015 school year. It is both a celebration of our recent accomplishments and a look ahead at the 2015 - 2016 school year. It can be downloaded here.


Summer Office Hours

back to schoolThe Britannia office will be open to receive telephone calls from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, during the months of July and August. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:30 -1:00 p.m. each day. The administration will be in the school from August 24th for consultation and new student registration. Please phone 604-713-8266 and make an appointment if you wish to register a student or speak to the administrators.

Note: The August newsletter will be posted on the school website for Grades 9 - 12. There will not be a hard copy of the August newsletter mailed home.

Please check the school website at: http://britannia.vsb.bc.ca for school opening procedures.


Final Report Cards for 2014-2015

If you were unable to pick up your report card on June 25th, please come to the main office during summer office hours to collect it. Be sure to phone first as we have summer hours.


2015-2016 Student Timetables and Course Changes

In the first week of September counsellors will be working on timetables for new students, incomplete timetables, and course conflicts (e.g. if two selected courses are scheduled to be taught in the same period). Summer School results that affect course selections will also be dealt with in August. Some students may be contacted, if more information is required, but students will otherwise not be expected at school during this time.

After September 3rd, should you still require a timetable revision, you may complete a course change form or make an appointment with your counsellor.

Ensuring that every student has a complete timetable is our priority. Attend all scheduled classes as listed on your timetable until contacted re: your change request.


First Day of School

All students in Grades 8 to 12 should report to their homerooms on Tuesday, September 8th at 10:00 am.

Grade 8 and 9 homeroom teachers will escort all of their students to the auditorium for an 11:00 am assembly immediately following homeroom.


Britannia's New Daily Schedule for the 2015-2016 School Year

Please note that each school day typically begins at 8:30 AM with “Tutorial/Seminar” time. While our regular class start time is 9:00 AM for 2015-2016, teachers may call students in at 8:30 AM for make-up work, special seminars and events, or a variety of other reasons. Students are expected to attend at 8:30 AM when a teacher has requested they come in early, or whenever the student is seeking additional teacher help with studies.

Britannia provides this extra tutorial time for students to access teacher help in order to better serve the needs of our students. Additionally, we are helping our families with younger siblings by scheduling regular class times to begin at 9:00 AM each day. Moreover, there is considerable research suggesting benefits to student attendance and academic achievement, with a later school start time such as this.

All Britannia students are expected to arrive in class on time and our staff will be following up on students who are late or absent. Parents and Guardians should be certain the school records clerk has accurate, up-to-date contact information so that our automated contact system regarding absences can reach the correct number or email.
Feel free to call the school administrators with any questions about our school schedule or our attendance policies. For more detailed class schedule information at Britannia, please follow the “Weekly Timetable (PDF)” link which will always be available at the top right corner of the Britannia homepage.


Passport to Education

Students in Grade 12 who qualify for Passport to Education stamps will be notified in late August via mail.


Britannia Standardized School Fees for 2015 - 2016

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


Draft Calendars for the 2015-16 and 2016-17

VSBThe Vancouver School Board has released DRAFT school calendars for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.   DRAFT calendars can be viewed on the Vancouver School Board website at http://www.vsb.bc.ca/district-news/vsb-releases-draft-school-calendars-2015-16-and-2016-17. Public feedback and/or comment regarding 2015-16 and 2016-17 DRAFT calendars is welcome and can be sent to calendar@vsb.bc.ca.  Please submit feedback and comments by March 2, 2015.


Grade 12 Information and Resources

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Important Dates:

Grad Transitions:

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 Thursday, December 18th. 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 6th. 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.

Scholarship Information on the School Website

$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 availalbe in the Career Centre section of the Britannia Website. Keep checking back because the Career Centre information is frequently updated.


Career Centre Bulletin

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Are you thinking about your future. Continue to read the Career Centre Bulletins and all of the other extremely helpful information that is regularly posted to the Career Centre section of the Britannia website.


Exciting Volunteer Opportunities In Your Britannia Community

Give back to your community. Meet new people, learn new skills and have valuable thvolunteersings 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.

Email: mawi.bagon@vancouver.ca