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November/December Events


On Wednesday, Nov. 26th there will be a Grade 9 Immunization Clinic.

Friday, Nov. 28th is a Non-Instructional Day. Classes are not in session.

PAC will have their monthly meeting at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd in Room 304.

Strengthening Connections Mini-far/presentation is on Thursday, Dec. 4 in the morning. See details to the right on this webpage..

The Hockey Academy Information Night is on Tuesday, Dec. 9th at 5:30 pm in Room 304.

There is a BIP Day is on Wednesday, Dec. 10th. Period 1 classes will start at 9:45 am.

On Thursday, Dec. 11th you are invited to attend the Drama Festival from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Britannia Auditorium. Details will follow.

Britannia will host a Winter Concert and Silent Art Auction from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 16th. See details to the right on this webpage.

Classes on not in session during the Winter Vacation which starts on Monday, Dec. 22nd and ends on Friday, Jan. 2nd.

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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).

VSB Presents: Parents as Career Coaches

Would you like to more effectively support your teenager with career decision-making? Attend this two session, 4 hour FREE interactive workshop designed to help parents of grade 9 – 12 students become more effective career development allies for their children. You’ll learn coaching strategies and be given some tools that will then become “homework” to practice on your teen. You’ll learn research skills that will help you coach youth along their career decision-making journey.

The skills you take away will make you more confident about providing support and guidance to your teen. The group setting provides support and an opportunity to network with other parents who, like you, are eager to learn ways to guide their children to make good decisions.

 Workshops will be held at Eric Hamber Secondary (5025 Willow St. at 33rd Ave.) over two evenings:
Wednesday, November 19th and 26th 6:30pm – 8:30pm

 Parents interested in the workshop can register for the Parents as Career Coaches workshop, by emailing Barbara Caparas, Coordinator at bcaparas@vsb.bc.ca.

Please bring your own water bottle or coffee, as none will be available.

VSB web info:  http://www.vsb.bc.ca/district-news/parents-career-coaches

For more information about Parents as Career Coaches, please watch the video below.

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Advance Notice re: Britannia Hockey Hockey Academy Information Night

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The Britannia Hockey Academy Information Night will be held on Tuesday, December 9th at 5:30pm in the staff room (on the 3rd floor).  *This is for potential applicants interested in applying for the 2015-2016 school year.

Winter Concert and Silent Art Auction


On Tuesday, Dec 16, in the historic Britannia auditorium, we will be having our first concert of the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students’ achievements. All of the music students at Britannia will be participating in the event. The concert starts at 7:00 pm and will be over before 9:00 pm. Also, as an added bonus, there will be a very special art display and silent auction taking place that will feature art created by our Britannia art students. We hope to see friends and families there for a great night of music-making and art viewing. Entrance to the concert is by voluntary donation.

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.

Street to Peak

Mount Kilimanjaro Field Trip!!

Britannia Secondary and the Streetfront Alternative program are planning an epic event that is show-casing public education: We intend to hike 18 of our most resilient students to the top of Kilimanjaro Mountain! Of course our goal is bigger than reaching Uhuru Peak on Kilimanjaro- it is ultimately about changing the way inner-city youth see themselves and see our community; it is about dreaming big and believing in a broader community of care, whatever our life circumstances. And it’s also all about the amazing opportunities that are available in our Public Education system and the incredible people that make it happen.  Check our website Street2Peak.com and perhaps make a donation.

Career Centre Bulletin


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

New 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!

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