Have a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing you in the 2015 - 2016 school year!
Our 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).
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.
For the 4th time in 5 years, Britannia's Business Club has won the coveted Junior Achievement CIBC Student Company of the Year award, which recognizes excellence in teamwork and cooperation, creativity and innovation, and outstanding planning and operation of a Student Venture company.
The company, Corkulent, consisting of 25 enthusiastic business students who specialized in the sale of unique cork plants, beat out dozens of high schools from throughout the province to win this honour. In addition, Corkulent won the award for Profit Performance for generating the most profit among JA companies.The company attended the Celebrate JA! event on Wednesday, June 10 at UBC Robson Square. Photos of the event can be found here.
Individual awards went to Angela Ngo, who won the JABC Award for Oratory and Presentation skills, and Oles Andrienko, who won the award for Excellence and Leadership. In addition, Lee Nipp, Business Education Department Head received the JA Outstanding Teacher award.
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.
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)
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 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.
The 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 email@example.com. Please submit feedback and comments by March 2, 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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
back to your community. Meet new people, learn new skills
and have valuable things
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.