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February Activities

Friday, Feb. 1 - Lunar New Year Lion Dance, 12:25pm, main office and hallways through school

Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Grade 7 Parent Information Night – 6:00PM – 7:30PM, Auditorium

Thursday, February 7 – PAC Meeting – 6:00PM, Library, Room #304

Thursday, February 7 – Science Fair – 3:00-5:30PM, Cafeteria

Wednesday, February 13 – BIP – Non-tutorial, Period 1 begins at 10:08AM

Wednesday, February 13 – Poetry in Voice – 2D, 2C

Thursday, February 14 – Poetry in Voice – 1D

Friday, February 15 – Non-instructional Day – classes are not in session

Monday, February 18 – Family Day – classes are not in session

Thursday February 21 – Gr. 10s and 12s to Children of God Play, Evening performance

Tuesday, February 26 – Fire Drill with Evacuation – Block 1C

Tuesday, February 26 – Grade 9, 10, 11 Math Contests - Morning

Wednesday, February 27 – Drama 8 Field Trip – 9:50AM – 12:00PM

Wednesday, February 27 – Band/Drumming Field Trip to Van Tech – 11:40AM-2:15PM

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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).

Brit CrestThe BRIT Way (pdf) is a description of the values that all Britannia students are actively encouraged to demonstrate while at the school and in the rest of their lives. 

Brit CrestBritannia Secondary School's Academic Integrity Policy is explained in this pdf document. The document also contains links to useful resources related to academic integrity.

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Congratulations Jasleen!

We have received some incredible news that one of our students, Jasleen Bahia, is a recipient of a Loran scholarship – one of only 35 awarded to Canadian students. This is an incredible scholarship for this worthy student. For more information on this award please visit this site: http://loranscholar.ca/2019-loran-scholars/

Here is a link to an excellent article about this well rounded Loran Scholar, a member of the 2019 Britannia graduating class!

https://varsityletters.ca/a-sunday-read-what-makes-britannia-bruins-senior-guard-jasleen-bahia-a-high-school-scholar-athlete-mentor-extraordinaire/


Well Done Senior Bruins!

Basketball is almost defined by pedigree. Most of the top players have surnames basketball fans would recognize. They look the part, they act the part - they are part of the machinery of basketball in BC.  Britannia doesn't fit into these categories. Brit kids are definitely outside of the system. We don't look the part and are almost always watching the machinations of basketball from behind the windows of a skytrain or the ubiquitous Brit van.  The kids don't lament their fate or pine for things to be different, rather they use it as fuel to achieve their goals. 

We played in the Lower Mainland Championships on Saturday night, playing against St. Thomas Aquinas, the #1 ranked school in BC. We got crushed by them in early January by 40 points so we knew things were going to be tough. They are a difficult match up for us since they have a national calibre post player who is 6'3" and two other post players that are over 6'2". Our tallest player stands 5'8".  We've had a great season so far 37-4 (all of our losses to either the #1 or #2 teams in BC or Alberta) and we had already qualified for the BC's, so the pressure was off. We didn't say much to the girls other than be proud of who you are and where you come from. Finish the game with your chin up and your pride intact.  

Once the ball went up there was no doubt how this game was going to end. The girls attacked and never relented. It was 9-0 then 19-4 and at the end of the quarter it was 22-4. They never got closer than that. We won 59-39.

A pretty good boxer from Louisville must have been talking about the Britannia Bruins when he said, "They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."  Yup, Muhammad, you got that right. IF the will is there, there's always a chance.

Congratulations, Bruins for once again showing everyone what Champions look like.

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Snow Closures

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All public schools in the Vancouver school district will remain OPEN, if at all possible during winter weather, including snowfalls. Please do not phone the school to ask if school is  open. The telephones lines need to be open for emergencies. Please listen to your local radio station or TVstations.

Any decision to close schools will be made by 6 a.m. at the latest and will be announced via local media outlets, including:

□        CKNW (980AM)
□        CKWX (News 1130AM)
□        CBC Radio (690 AM and 105.7FM)
□        CJVB (1470AM)
□        GlobalTV
□        City TV’s BreakfastTelevision
□        CBC Television
□        CTV BC

School closures will also be announced as an alert on the front page of the district website, and notices issued via Facebook and Twitter. Information about schools being closed due to weather will also be available at 604-713-5000. Individual school closures due to unique circumstances (e.g., power outages) will be announced as early as possible in the same manner. No announcement will be made saying that schools are open.

Only  closures  will  be announced.


Vancouver School Board Student Registration Information

For information on student registration procedures and dates, please visit VSB Website: District Registration Information.

The link for the VSB site is https://www.vsb.bc.ca/School/School-Registration/Pages/default.aspx


NEW! Student Family Portal on MyEd BC is now Running at Britannia!

Parents and students now have access to MyEd BC, the student information system, to keep track of student attendance and academic progress. Please use the files below for instructions on how to use the site. The button to the left will take you to the login page.


2018 - 2019 Vancouver School District and Britannia Secondary School Calendars

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The VSB school calendar for 2018 - 2019 (pdf)

The Britannia Secondry School calendar for 2018 - 2019 (pdf)


Britannia Standardized School Fees for 2018 - 2019

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


Attention Parents: How to Notify the School About Your Child's Absences

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 britabsences@vsb.bc.ca with:


Vancouver School Board and Staff are Proud of the Proactive Work Done to Monitor and Reduce the Presence of Lead in Water in our Schools

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Please read about the details in this letter (pdf) from the VSB to all parents and students.


Web App Available!!!

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Have you ever wanted to be more organized and kept up to date with what is happening at school? If you have, then this is your lucky day. Please download the new school app, BritBlocks, from The App Store or Google Play onto your smart phone or tablet! Once downloaded, make sure to turn on notifications and select the channels in the setting of the app in order to receive the appropriate notifications to your device. A handy guide with instructions is available here.


Grade 8 Handbook

Britannia CrestGrade 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.


Acknowledgement of the VSB Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

Attention parents and guardians: All students are required to read and sign the VSB Acceptable Use of Technolgy Policy. They will be doing this in their homeroom classes. Please read this letter from Principal Andrew Schofield which contains details and links about the policy and the official regulations associated with it.


For Parents: Emergency Contact Information

This information is very important so that you can be reached if an emergency happens at school.  It must be kept up to date.

SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITIONS:


A Letter to VSB Parents and Guardians

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Please download this joint letter from Janet Fraser, Board Chairperson, and Suzanne Hoffman, VSB Superintendent to parents.


A Letter from the Vancouver Police Department to All Parents and Care Givers About Fentanyl

The VPD has advice about how to keep your children safe. Click here to download the letter (pdf).


Grade 12 Information and Resources

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Important Dates

To Be Announced

Scholarship Information on the School Website

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Important information for Grade 12's about scholarships, bursaries, grants, post-secondary institutions and much more is available from your counsellors. Be proactive about ways to finance your post secondary education. Remember, Google is your friend! Britannia's PAC has done some very helpful research about scholarships and the results are available here.


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 Yao Zhang, 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: yao.zhang@vancouver.ca