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April Activities

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Good Friday is on Friday, April 18th. Classes are not in session.

Easter Monday is on Monday, April 21st. Classes are not in session.

There is a non-instructional day on Friday, April 28th. Classes are not in session.

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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 behavior that violate the code.  Click here to read the Britannia Code of Conduct (pdf).

Yearbook 2013 - 2014

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We don't want you to be sad! This is the time of year when the yearbook publisher is requesting the exact numbers of yearbooks that Britannia will be ordering. If you have not yet ordered your yearbook and do not want to be disappointed in June, you must bring $25 to Jason in the main office by April 16th!


Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair 2014

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The Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair took place from Thursday April 10 to Saturday April 12, 2014 and the following 14 students did a fantastic job representing Britannia at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair. To give some perspective to the significance of this achievement, consider this; of the 500,000 science fair projects that are done in Canada each year, only the top 5% go on to the Regional level of competition. The Greater Vancouver District Science Fair is arguably the largest Grade 7-12 Science Fair in Canada. This puts our students amongst the top science students in all of BC and of Canada! Well done Britannia! You all did an incredible job over the three days of competition and represented Britannia with poise, determination and character!

Congratulations go to:                  

Grade 8

Kieran de Gruchy -  “A World with Hydroponics”                            

Benjamin Chung and Jane Liu - “Lip Yo Balm”          

Grade 9

Madgen Liao and Trinity Brien - “Meet The Millets”             

Tasnia Kamal and Teresa Le - “Nature's Golden Medicine”            

Grade 10 Champions

Cole Wong - “Shining a Light on a Mung Bean Grow Op”                                  

Aaron Giesbrecht and Kai Simpson - “Many Hands Make Light Work”  

Ridge Zhang and Timme Zhao - “Mr Calorie Mr Joule The Power of Wood”           

Tyrus Tracey and West Tomelden - “Flourishing Flowers”     


Britannia Scholarship Application Form

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Attention Grade 12's - The process for determining Britannia Academic Scholarship recipients has begun!  All Grade 12's are encouraged to complete this application form (pdf) and hand it in to Mr. Nipp by Thursday, April 17, 2014 if they wish to be considered.


June Exams 2014

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Our staff and administration are working on a year-end June calendar and exam plan that meets all Provincial and District guidelines. It will incorporate classes, Departmental, and some Provincial Exams from June 16th to June 20th. It will also incorporate a new Term End date of June 20th, with that date being the last day for students’ regular attendance. The remaining Provincial Exams are scheduled for the following week of June 23rd to 27th. Report Card pick-up will also be scheduled for the last full week of June (exact date and time to be announced) and Administrative Day which is on June 27th. Please keep checking our website for any updates, and for a more detailed June year-end class and exam schedule which will be posted in May.

The revised Provincial Examination Schedule (pdf) from the B.C. Ministry of Education website is now available to download.


Britannia Business Club Up and Running!

Britannia's Business Club has formed PSA, which is an acronym for Picture, Save, and Achieve. Our goal is to educate individuals on financial literacy; we believe that by picturing your future and saving your money wisely, you can achieve your goals. PSA will be selling picture-framed coin banks in the Public Market at Granville Island on April 6 and to Britannia students starting April 7. For more information, visit the PSA website!

The BBC was formed in 2008 as an after-school program focusing on entrepreneurship. Working with Junior Achievement, a student company is formed every year with the help of business consultants, in hopes of making a profit. Students will brainstorm a business idea, create and design a product/service and use sound business fundamentals in the operation of their venture....all this while experiencing the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.

For more information on the BBC, visit the Britannia Business Club page.


Britannia Course Calendar 2014 - 2015

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Course selection is now underway. The Britannia Course Calendar for 2014 - 2015 is now posted on this website.


Career Centre Bulletin

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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 2013 - 2014

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


B.Eastside

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)


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!


Grade 12 Information

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Periodically there will be important information posted at this location that all Grade 12 students should be reading.

Grad Transitions Plan 2013-2014

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.

 

Grade 12 Post-Secondary Information

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.


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