PAC will have their monthly meeting at 7:00 pm in Room 304 on Wednesday, December 4th.
Wednesday, December 11th is a BIP Day. First period classes will start at 9:45 am.
Britannia's annual Winter Concert will be on Wednesday, December 11th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium.
The last day of school before the Winter Break is Friday, December 20th. Schools will reopen on Monday, January 6th.
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 behavior that violate the code. Click here to read the Britannia Code of Conduct (pdf).
The December 2013 Newsletter (pdf) is now available for viewing.
Internationally renowned fashion designer, philanthropist, recipient of the Order of Canada, and Britannia graduate Simon Chang returned to his alma mater on November 27th to give an inspiring presentation to an auditorium full of current Britannia students. The theme of Simon's talk was "Chase your dreams because you can accomplish anything!" Thank you, Simon! Please read the Vancouver Sun article (pdf) and watch the video.
Left to Right: Romy Cooper (Britannia Secondary) and Graeme Cotton (General Gordon Elementary) received the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston on November 15th in Ottawa. They were nominated for the award for incorporating critical and historical thinking into their students' Heritage Fair project work. After receiving the award at Rideau Hall, they were recognized in the House of Commons. Congratulations Romy and Graeme! Watch the video and listen to the podcast!
Parents, guardians and students should make themselves aware of the alterations to the school calendar that will significantly change the final weeks of school in June. Please read this letter by the Superintendent of the Vancouver Board of Education.
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
The first issue of B.Eastside, Britannia's brand new magazine, features poetry, editorials, food reviews, short stories, art and much more, all by Britannia's own talented and hardworking students. The magazine was created by Ms. Less' Writing 11/12 class, with help from the fabulous folks at the Writers' Exchange, a local non-profit that offers free mentoring and writing workshops for inner-city youth. Congratulations to all of the student contributors on their excellent work! Stay tuned for our second issue in 2014! Enjoy reading your copy here! (pdf)
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!
Periodically there will be important information posted at this location that all Grade 12 students should be reading.
Welcome to your graduation year! This two-section booklet (pdf) will help you complete Graduation Transitions 12 (GT12), which is a required set of explorations
and documents designed to help you plan for life after secondary school.
Now is the time to start actively investigating your post-secondary options as well as how you will pay for them. In the Career Centre section of the Britannia website is the latest information about new admission requirements and costs for UBC, SFU, and many of the Lower Mainland colleges. There is also valuable information about the hundreds of scholarships, awards, and bursaries that can make your post-secondary education much more affordable.
All Grade 12 students who are planning to attend a post-secondary institution will find this month by month checklist (pdf) very useful.
back to your community. Meet new people, learn new skills
and have valuable things
to include on your resume. Please get in touch with Charlene
Wee, Coordinator, Volunteer Program Britannia Community
Services Centre 1661 Napier St. Vancouver BC V5L 4X4 to
learn how you can get involved in giving back.