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July and August Activities

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Have a wonderful summer!

Details about September 2018 opening days procedures are available here. (pdf)

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Principal's Message # 1 (pdf)

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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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Britannia School Office Summer Hours

July 3 - August 10
8:00AM – 3:00PM
Monday to Friday

Closed
August 13-17

August 20 - 31
8:00AM – 3:00PM
Monday to Friday

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Please Note: It is a good idea to call the school to make sure someone is in the office prior to coming to the school. Thank you.


August 2018 Newsletter newsletter


The August Newsletter is now available for downloading (pdf).

BRITANNIA SECONDARY SCHOOL 2018-2019 PROCEDURES FOR OPENING DAYS WITH HOMEROOM CLASSES

September 2018

September 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th will begin with a homeroom class instead of tutorial. Homeroom lists in the Skywalk will let students know where to go. Please note, grade 8 students new to Britannia will attend on Tuesday, September 4th at 10:00 a.m., meeting in Gym A/B. All students will attend Homeroom class on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Please download this document (pdf) for all of the details.


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 Britannia Parents/Guardians

If your student will not be able to return to school by September 5, 2018, please download and fill out this form (pdf) and return to Britannia Secondary by June 29, 2018. If unable to return the form by June 29, please call the office directly at 604-713-8266 and ask for Student Records. You may fax the form to 604-713-8265 or bring a completed copy to the office. It is recommended that you contact 604-713-8266 to ensure the office is open if coming during summer hours. Please note: Space will not be held beyond September 28, 2018. Thank you!

Libby Vogt, Records Clerk


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)


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:


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).


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

To Be Announced.

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 6 - 16 are due on or before Friday, December 8th, 2017. 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 2nd, 2018. 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

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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