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September Activities

Tuesday, Sept 3 – Opening Day, please read details to the right on the Britannia website homepage.

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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).

Brit CrestThe BRIT Way (pdf) is a description of the values that all Britannia students are actively encouraged to demonstrate while at the school and in the rest of their lives. 

Brit CrestBritannia Secondary School's Academic Integrity Policy is explained in this pdf document. The document also contains links to useful resources related to academic integrity.

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SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

The Britannia office will be open to receive telephone calls from 8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday to Friday. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:30 - 1:00pm each day.

The administration will be in the school on August 19th to August 30th, 2019 for consultation and new student registration. It is advised that you telephone 604-713-8266 and make an appointment, if you wish to register your child or speak to an administrator.

For the 2019-2020 school year, please contact the following administrator if you have specific concerns about your child:

  • Grade 12 – Mr. Alec MacInnes
  • Grade 8 & 9 - Ms. Karen Blake 
  • Grade 10 & 11 – Ms. Krista Ediger

SCHOOL OPENING: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd  - HOMEROOM CLASS!

Students entering Grades 8-12 (ELL 8-12, Learning Support Program and Pacific Storm Program students) are to report to their homeroom/ registration class as follows:

  •        Grade 9 to 12:   9:00AM – 9:30AM  
  •        Grade 8: 10:00AM – 12:30 - Homeroom and Assembly

Homeroom class lists will be posted in the skywalk.

Completion of registration procedures will take place at this time and timetables will be distributed. Please pay general school fees online at https://vsb.schoolcashonline.com/  or in homeroom/registration classes Tuesday, September 3rd to Friday, September 6th.

New Britannia students who have pre-registered in Grades 8 - 12 should report to their homeroom class on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Students who have not yet registered should report to the Main Office to make an appointment to register.

Students who do not report on the first day of school, September 3rd, and who do not notify their counsellor that they will be returning, will lose their priority in choice of courses.


2019 Notice of Late Return Form

If you will be returning late from summer vacation, please stop in the office to pick up a NOTICE OF LATE RETURN form. This form is to be completed for any student expecting to return to school LATER THAN noon on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 but PRIOR to September 30th, 2019. PLEASE FILL THIS FORM OUT AND RETURN IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

PLEASE NOTE: If the school cannot verify your attendance at school by noon on Monday, September 9th 2019, your space may be given to another student on the school's waitlist.


Britannia Standardized School Fees for 2019 - 2020

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


2019 - 2020 Vancouver School District and Britannia Secondary School Calendars

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The VSB Day 1 / Day 2 Schedule for Secondary Schools 2019 - 2020 (pdf)

The Britannia Secondry School Calendar for 2019 - 2020 (pdf)


Congratulations Jasleen!

We have received some incredible news that one of our students, Jasleen Bahia, is a recipient of a Loran scholarship – one of only 35 awarded to Canadian students. This is an incredible scholarship for this worthy student. For more information on this award please visit this site: http://loranscholar.ca/2019-loran-scholars/

Here is a link to an excellent article about this well rounded Loran Scholar, a member of the 2019 Britannia graduating class!

https://varsityletters.ca/a-sunday-read-what-makes-britannia-bruins-senior-guard-jasleen-bahia-a-high-school-scholar-athlete-mentor-extraordinaire/


Vancouver School Board Student Registration Information

For information on student registration procedures and dates, please visit VSB Website: District Registration Information.

The link for the VSB site is https://www.vsb.bc.ca/School/School-Registration/Pages/default.aspx


NEW! Student Family Portal on MyEd BC is Now Running at Britannia!

Parents and students now have access to MyEd BC, the student information system, to keep track of student attendance and academic progress. Please use the files below for instructions on how to use the site. The button to the left will take you to the login page.


Grade 12 Information and Resources

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Scholarship Information on the School Website

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Important information for Grade 12's about scholarships, bursaries, grants, post-secondary institutions and much more is available from your counsellors. Be proactive about ways to finance your post secondary education. Remember, Google is your friend! Britannia's PAC has done some very helpful research about scholarships and the results are available here.

The 2019 Britannia Scholarships/Bursaries/Awards Application Form can be downloaded here. It must be downloaded, completed and handed in IN PERSON to Ms. Y. Ng (Room 222) by Thurs., April 18, 2019.


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:


Web App Available!!!

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Have you ever wanted to be more organized and kept up to date with what is happening at school? If you have, then this is your lucky day. Please download the new school app, BritBlocks, from The App Store or Google Play onto your smart phone or tablet! Once downloaded, make sure to turn on notifications and select the channels in the setting of the app in order to receive the appropriate notifications to your device. A handy guide with instructions is available here.


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.


Acknowledgement of the VSB Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

Attention parents and guardians: All students are required to read and sign the VSB Acceptable Use of Technolgy Policy. They will be doing this in their homeroom classes. Please read this letter from Principal Andrew Schofield which contains details and links about the policy and the official regulations associated with it.


For Parents: Emergency Contact Information

This information is very important so that you can be reached if an emergency happens at school.  It must be kept up to date.

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A Letter to VSB Parents and Guardians

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Please download this joint letter from Janet Fraser, Board Chairperson, and Suzanne Hoffman, VSB Superintendent to parents.


A Letter from the Vancouver Police Department to All Parents and Care Givers About Fentanyl

The VPD has advice about how to keep your children safe. Click here to download the letter (pdf).


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 Yao Zhang, 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: yao.zhang@vancouver.ca