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September Events

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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.

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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).

The August Newsletter is Now Posted!

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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).


Summer Office Hours

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


School Opening

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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.


Important Information

Important Information


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

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


Ms. Boulet's Class Painted a Mural Behind the Gymnasium. Check it Out!

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Photos of Britannia's ACE IT AST Student Jack Tregidgo Who is Representing Team BC in the Skills National Competition on June 6th to 9th in Moncton New Brunswick

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Getting Ready for the Opening Ceremony
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The Opening Ceremony
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Jack and Mr. Or Beside a $700,000 Volvo Truck. Check Out the Size of the Tires!

Final Calendar for the 2016 - 2017 School Year

The VSB Calendar for 2016 - 2017 has been finalized. It is available here as a pdf for downloading.


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 Student Registration Information

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.


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 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.

Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) Selections Form Now Open (Part of Grad Transitions)

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.

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


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.


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


BC Ed Curriculum News

Letter to Parents About BC's New K-12 Curriculum (pdf)

Introduction to BC's Redesigned K-12 Curriculum (pdf)

Timeline for Changes to the New BC K-12 Curriculum (jpeg)


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