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April and May Events

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Monday, April 27th is a non-instructional day. Classes are not in session.

PAC will meet on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm in Room 304.

There is a BIP on Wednesday, May 13th. The first class of the day starts at 9:45 am.

Britannia's Drama Department will be performing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on the evenings of Wednesday, May 13th and Thursday, May 14th. Details will follow.

Monday, May 18th is Victoria Day. Classes are not in session.

The Academic Awards Ceremony will take place during the afternoon of Thurday, May 21st.

The IB and Venture Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th. Details will follow.

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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).

Important Information to the Grads of 2015 and their Parents and Guardians about the Graduation Ceremony and the Graduation Banquet

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Letter to Grads and their Parents and Guardians from Mr. Taylor about the Graduation Ceremony (pdf)

Important Details About the Graduation Ceremony, Grad Rehearsal, and Grad Banquet - a must read! (pdf)


Britannia Street2Peak Students Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro!

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They did it and they did it so well. What a fantastic experience! Click here to read all about it, view the many photos and watch the video of this once in a life time adventure.


Ace-It Summer School Preview Course at Britannia

Skills Exploration 11 is a preview course that gives students hands-on experience in Carpentry, Automotive and Plumbing. The course will run from July 6th to July 24th at Britannia Secondary School. Receive 4 credits of Applied Skills. For more details read this brochure. (pdf)


Congratulations, Angela!

Angela Ngo, President of Britannia's Business Club, Corkulent, has been named as one of the 2015 recipients of the JABC Award for Oratory and Presentation Skills.

She is awarded $2,500 to further her post-secondary education and she will present her speech at the annual Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame Induction Gala and Ceremonies on May 20, 2015.

Congratulations Angela!


Thank You from Corkulent!

Corkulent, a Junior Achievement Student Company specializing in the sale of unique cork plants, has completed operations!

We are pleased to announce that with help from the entire Britannia family of students, alumni, and friends, we have SOLD OUR ENTIRE INVENTORY!

For more information on our student venture, check out our website, watch our video, or visit us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

Keep calm and grow a cork plant!


Lisa Liang - Governor General's 2014 Bronze Medal Award Winner

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Lisa Liang graduated from Britannia in 2014 as an Honour Roll student on the Principal's List.  She was part of both the International Baccalaureate Certificate program and Career Preparation program, and was President of Britannia's Business Club and Enactus Club.  She is currently enrolled at the UBC Sauder School of Business and plans a career as an accountant. We are all very proud of Lisa!


JABC Innovation Jam People's Choice Award

Britannia's Business Education students competed in the JABC Innovation Jam at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Teams from thoughout the province were led through a fast-paced process of developing and pitching an innovative business idea to a panel of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The students afterwards participated in the People's Choice contest, a 4-week social media challenge whose purpose was to generate "likes" for their pitch, which was recorded on put on YouTube. The competition ended with Britannia placing a very close SECOND out of 20 schools! Congratulations to these students!

Click here to view our pitch and read JA's News Release! More information on Britannia's team can be found at Twitter and Facebook. You can also read our story on the Vancouver School Board website! Enjoy this photo gallery of Britannia at the Jam!


Britannia Places 2nd in UBC Enactus Spend It Right Competition!

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Britannia Business Education students recently competed in the Spend It Right Competition at UBC! They formed Vancouver Eco-Soap, Scent & Beyond (VESSB), a venture that transformed excess cooking oils into glycerin soap. VESSB's theme focused on showcasing Vancouver's scenic attractions and matching it with appropriate soap fragrances.

At the competition, the students pitched their idea and impressed all the judges with their vision and their presentation, finishing 2nd among competing high schools from the Lower Mainland. More information on VESSB can be found on Twitter and Facebook. Click here for a photo gallery of VESSB!


Britannia's Table Tennis Team Rocks!!!

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Three Gold medals, one Bronze, a huge Trophy and a Provincial Championship Banner! Yes, that’s right. bronze in boys’ singles (Frank Liao); gold in girls’ singles (Ivy Liao); gold in girls’ doubles (Ivy Liao, Rose Huang); gold in girls’ team (Ivy Liao, Rose Huang, Tiffany Chen, Madgen Liao). Awesome. Amazing. Congratulations to all the players on this year’s boys and girls table tennis teams. Congratulations to everybody who was involved in this fantastic accomplishment. Go Bruins!


East Side Eats

 

East-Side Eats is a community welfare project run by students in the heart of Vancouver. The project began with a group of International Baccalaureate students who wanted to make a difference in their community. Being aware of poverty issues in the neighboring Downtown Eastside area, the students decided they would take action. 

The club has now grown to over a dozen students, who volunteer their time every month to prepare handmade sandwiches and cookies from fundraised money, and then hand them out to Vancouver's neediest residents. East Side Eats has mainly been centered at the Lookout Society's Living Room Drop-In Centre, an establishment providing a safe home base for its clients.


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.


Britannia Standardized School Fees for 2014 - 2015

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


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