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May/June Events

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The Academic Awards Ceremony will be held in the Britannia cafeteria from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 31st

PAC will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 1st in Room 304 at 7:00 pm

The Athletic Recognition Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 9th at 2:00 pm in the auditorium and will be followed by a BBQ in the courtyard.

On Thursday, June 9th the First Nations Grad will start at 5:00 pm at the Italian Cultural Centre.

The Grad Rehearsal will start at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 13th.

The School Leaving Ceremony will take place at the Italian Cultural Centre on Tuesday, June 14th. It will start at 5:30 pm.

There is a BIP on Wednesday, June 15th. The first class of the day will start at 10:08 am.

On Thursday, June 16th the Hockey Academy BBQ will start at 6:00 pm.

Tuesday, June 21st is the last day of classes. Term 3 ends.

The Grad Banquet is on Tuesday, June 21st. Details are elsewhere on this webpage.

On Wednesday, June 29th report cards will be issued at 10:00 am. All students should pick them up in their registration classes.

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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 Grads and Parents about the School Leaving Ceremony and the Banquet

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Grad Bulletin #1 With Ceremony Information (pdf)

Graduation 2016 Principal's Letter to Parents and Graduates (pdf)


Helping Britannia Students Excel!

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On May 25th the Britannia Support Society will be holding it's 4th annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Read about it here. (pdf)


VSB Long Range Facilities Plan Newsletter

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Please download the most recent newsletter here (pdf) to keep up to date and get involved in these significant changes. The April newsletter with the most up-to-date listing of workshops and meetings has now been posted to this website.


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1st Annual Britannia Secondary Business Case Competition

The 1st annual Britannia Business Case Competition was recently held at the school's historic auditorium. Co-sponsored by the SFU Beedie School of Business, the event featured schools from across the Lower Mainland competing against one another in solving a business case and presenting to a panel of judges from Beedie and from industry.

Congratulations to St. John's for winning the event and to our sister department, A.R. MacNeill for placing as 1st runner up. We also congratulate Burnaby North, Eric Hamber, and our students from Britannia for a job well doneHuge thanks to all the Britannia Business Education students for volunteering their time to host the event. Enjoy this photo gallery of the competition!


Congratulations to Benjamin and Lucy!

Get Ready to Vote

The winners of the National Democracy Challenge 2015 include two students from Britannia Secondary. Students from across the country submitted videos, images and pieces of writing on the theme "Show Canadians how to get ready to vote." Their submissions were evaluated by a panel of judges, who were impressed by the quality and diversity of the entries, all great examples of democracy in action.

Benjamin Chung won first place in the image category for his comic strip.  Click the link to View Benjamin’s comic strip in full: http://democracy-democratie.ca/nyc/nyc2015/priz/image1.html

Lucy Guan won third place in the text category for her essay.  Below is an excerpt from her paper.

Ready to Vote?
"We struggle to express ourselves daily. We're afraid of judgment and afraid of being wrong. Voting is a means of expressing ourselves and what we would like, in private and without judgment.
Many people have fought for us and the rights we have. Before the 1900s, only affluent men could vote in Canada, while women and specific ethnic or religious groups were denied this right. In the 1870s, women began to petition and campaign for suffrage, but they were not granted this right federally until 1918…"
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Streetfront/Britannia Running Club Get Ready to Run the Sun Run!

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Principal Schofield Awards the SKILLS BC Gold Medal in Auto Service to Britannia's ACE IT AST Student Jack Tregidgo

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Jack will be representing Team BC in the Skills National Competition on June 6th to 9th in Moncton New Brunswick. Congratulations and good luck Jack!


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.


An Invitation to All Britannia Parents

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All Britannia Secondary School parents are invited to the next 2016 workshop that will explore the world of high school parenting on Thursday, May 26th. Read all of the details about time, location, and theme in this digital poster. (pdf)


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