NEW – Online Course Available For Grade 11s & 12s

Hey Grade 11’s & 12’s!!

Are you interested in learning how culture affects our personal identities, as well as our relationships and interactions with others?

There is a BRAND NEW Course Online being offered through Burnaby Online to Grade 11’s & 12’s called Introduction to Global & Intercultural Experience 11/12

What is the Course?

This is a hands-on course that gives students the opportunity to act as peer helpers to newly arrived Burnaby international students. The course will combine face-to-face training on becoming a global peer helper with online discussions to support students to successfully navigate culture. This course will also provide students with a hands-on, practical experience as Intercultural Mentors, where they can see their learning in the field.

Communicating across cultures has become an essential skill in the 21st century, and BC students are needing the skills to thrive in a quickly changing world. Employers and post-secondary value intercultural competence, while these skills can also help us build stronger communities that recognize and affirm diversity.

Whether you are thinking about a career in business, leadership, health sciences, social work, international politics, or simply wanting to think about the way your own cultural background affects your behaviours and beliefs – this course is for you.

Such knowledge and skills are highly sought after by today’s employers as well as post-secondary schools. Universities Canada, which represents universities such as UBC, McGill and University of Toronto, recently emphasized the need for “our next generation of leaders and innovators to have core global competencies, including knowledge of business culture, language skills, and intercultural competence.”

What Are the Goals of this Course?

  1. Increase one’s cultural awareness and understanding – recognize how our own cultures and histories affect our personal identities
  2. Understand how gestures, symbols, values, and communication patterns are affected by culture– and how these behaviours and beliefs affect our interactions.
  3. Examine different worldviews as students create an authentic relationship with someone from a different culture than one’s own.

If you are at all interested in taking this course, please sign up ASAP with Burnaby Online https://online.burnabyschools.ca/registration/

I have attached a copy of the Course Outline for more information.  If you do have any questions about this Course, please contact Ms. Cho (Diane.Cho@burnabyschools.ca) who is a Counsellor with our International Students Education Program.

If there are any other questions you may have, please feel free to pop by my office J

This is a fantastic opportunity if you are interested Grade 11s & 12s!!

Good Luck!!

University of Toronto – Applying Updates!!

Applying to University of Toronto (U of T)

All students can find our application, and details about next steps, at future.utoronto.ca/apply/applying.

Important Dates & Deadlines

We strongly encourage all applicants to submit their application by November 1. We also strongly encourage all applicants to submit their required documents by November 15. Programs will fill early, and some may fill even before the published deadlines.

Admission Consideration

Applicants are assessed for admission on their entire academic history. Emphasis is placed on their latest two years, however the admissions committee is looking for consistent academic achievement.

Some applicants may be asked to complete a self-reported grades form. It is important that applicants complete this form even if they have submitted official transcripts.

This year, admission decisions for secondary school applicants are released during three admission rounds, occurring in February, March, and May. It is strongly recommended that applicants submit required documentation well in advance of deadlines, as some programs fill early, and some may fill even before the published deadlines.

 

Language Challenge Exam!!

Hey Burnaby South!!

Are you interested in Challenging a Language that you are already fluent in?

COURSES OFFERED TO CHALLENGE

  • French 11 or 12
  • Japanese 11 or 12
  • Korean 11 or 12
  • Mandarin 11 or 12
  • Punjabi 11 or 12
  • Spanish 11 or 12

FYI….

  • German 11 or 12
    • Due to consistent low enrollment it has been decided that German 11/12 exams will NO LONGER be offered

If you would like to complete a Language Challenge Exam, you MUST complete the following:

  • Download the Language Challenge Exam Application Package and fill it out COMPLETELY (it’s attached to this email)
    • ​You need to complete pages 9, 10 & 11 online before you print out the Application and bring it to me
      • Any Applications which have been completed in pen will be returned to you to redo
  • Attach a cheque for $50 (which will be refunded once you complete the Challenge exam) made out to: Delta School District –> Please NO Bank Drafts
    • ​You must also print your Full Name, School and Course you are challenging on the back of the cheque
    • FYI….If you fail to show up to your exam, then your $50 deposit will NOT be refunded
    • Note:  all International Students need to submit $175.00 as a non-refundable fee for exams
  • Attach a recent, original photo of you (can be passport type or school photo)
    • ​​ It MUST be an actual picture picture (NO photocopies, scans, etc..)
      • if you do not have an actual physical picture, then go get a Passport photo done and bring one of those
        • You can go to Crystal Mall, Metrotown, Costco, etc….
    • It CANNOT be a photocopy of a picture
    • ​​It CANNOT include anybody else in the picture (ie; friends, family, pets)
  • Submit the COMPLETED Application Package to Ms. Fenn (in Student Services, room C118) no later than Monday, October 22nd
  • Exam dates are either: January 26th or 27th, 2019 – in DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT

https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/ChallengeExamApplicationPackage19.pdf

  NOTE: All universities in Canada accept our Language Challenge exam marks. UBC accepts Challenge credits for pre-requisite and requirements for courses and second-language requirements but does not accept Challenge marks as part of the GPA calculation for admission. It is highly recommended that you check with your intended university for their admissions requirements.

Any questions??? Come see me J

 

Grad Photos –> Artona

Hey Grads! 

Don’t forget to book your Grad Photos at Artona!!!!!

South grads have been given studio time from Monday Oct 2-Sun Oct 7.  Please book an online appointment at www.artona.com

  • There is a refundable deposit of $60 that you pay when you go in, but you will be able to put that money towards any set of photos you decide to buy.
  • if you do not want to purchase any photos, you can request to get a refund
  • You will get your grad composite photo taken, plus photos in various settings (library background, the white room, formal living room) – it will take about an hour and half to get through
  • if you don’t get your photo taken, your go-card picture will be used for the yearbook

Remember to go have FUN with these!!!!

Canadian Universities Event!!

Hey Burnaby South!

FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME EVER AT BURNABY SOUTH!!

We will be hosting the Canadian Universities Event on Monday, October 2nd from 9am to 10:45am in the Cafeteria.

Any Burnaby South Students & Parents are encouraged to attend the event, where you will have a chance to:

  • collect materials
  • discuss admissions
  • learn about residences
  • scholarships
  • AND MORE

The following Universities from Across Canada will ALL be HERE at Burnaby South on Monday, to answer all of your questions:

  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of British Columbia
  • Queens University
  • Acadian University
  • Ambrose University
  • Bishop’s University
  • Capilano University
  • Carleton University
  • Concordia University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Emily Carr University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Huron University College
  • King’s University College
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • MacEwan University
  • McMaster University
  • Mount Allison University
  • Mount Royal University
  • Nipissing University
  • Quest University Canada
  • Royal Military College
  • St Francis Xavier
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • The King’s University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Trent University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Fraser Valley
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Guelph-Humber
  • University of King’s College
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Northern BC
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of PEI
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University

Language Challenge Exams!!

Are you interested in Challenging a Language that you are already fluent in?

 

COURSES OFFERED TO CHALLENGE

  • French 11 or 12
  • German 11 or 12
    • Important Notice for German Language Challenge Exams:  Due to consistent low enrollment it has been decided that 2017/2018 will be the last year that German 11/12 exams will be offered.
  • Japanese 11 or 12
  • Korean 11 or 12
  • Mandarin 11 or 12
  • Punjabi 11 or 12
  • Spanish 11 or 12

 

If you would like to complete a Language Challenge Exam, you MUST complete the following:

  1. Download the Language Challenge Exam Application (2017-18) and fill it out completely
    • ​You need to complete pages 9, 10 & 11 online before you print out the application and bring it to me
  2. Attach a cheque for $50 (which will be refunded once you complete the Challenge exam) made out to: Delta School District
    • ​You must also print your full name, school and course you are challenging on the back of the cheque
    • FYI….If you fail to show up to your exam, then your $50 deposit will NOT be refunded
    • Note:  all International Students need to submit a $175.00 as a non-refundable fee for exams
  3. Attach a recent, original photo of you (can be passport type or school photo)
    • ​​ It MUST be an actual picture picture
      • if you do not have an actual physical picture, then go get a Passport photo done and bring one of those
    • It CANNOT be a photocopy of a picture
    • ​​It CANNOT include anybody else in the picture (ie; friends, family, pets)
  4. Submit the COMPLETED Application Package to Ms. Fenn (in Student Services, room C118) no later than Monday, October 23rd
  5. Exam dates are either: January 27th or 28th, 2018 – in DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are here

For further information, please see the following link:  http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/content/schools/secondary/challengeexams

  NOTE: All universities in Canada accept our Language Challenge exam marks. UBC accepts Challenge credits for pre-requisite and requirements for courses and second-language requirements but does not accept Challenge marks as part of the GPA calculation for admission. It is highly recommended that you check with your intended university for their admissions requirements.

Course Selection for September 2017

Hey Burnaby South!

If you did not get a copy of the Course Selection Forms for September, there are copies in Student Services, or youc an download the PDF and print them off here

If you do have any questions at all about Course Selection, please come make an appointment with your Counsellor 🙂

  • If you forgot who your Counsellor is, please see the Counsellors “tab” of the Blog for the breakdown

University of Toronto & BC Post-Secondary Information Presentations

Burnaby South is happy to be hosting 2 Post-Secondary Presentations Tomorrow, November 24th

  1. University of Toronto will be here for a special presentation in the Multi-Purpose Room from 10:30am to 11:30am
    • The University of Toronto Presenter will provide important information on UofT’s Programs, Campus Life and Admission Requirements.  It will also be an excellent opportunity for all of you to get all of your questions answered right away!
    • This is the ONLY time they will be here this year!!
    • Students should get an permission slip from their Counsellor to attend the presentation
    • Parents are welcome to attend this presentation
  2. BC Post-Secondary Information Afternoon will take place in the Cafeteria from 1pm to 3pm

 

Both Events are FANTASTIC opportunities for Students and Parents/Guardians to meet with these Post-Secondary Institutions, and gather all the important information about future admissions

SFU Admissions Presentation

 

 

 

Are you interested in attending SFU in the future?

SFU will be here on Wednesday, November 23rd at 3:30pm, for a special presentation in the Multi-Purpose Room, at Burnaby South.

This presentation is open to any Grade 10 to 12 Students and Parents

The SFU Presenter will provide information on SFU’s Programs, Campus Life and Admission Requirements.  It will also be an excellent opportunity for all of you to get all of your questions answered right away!

This is the ONLY time they will be here this year!! Make sure you come if you are interested!!

Good Luck!

UBC Updates – November

Application deadlines

For students who would like to be considered for early admission for the 2017 Winter Session, as well as a Major Entrance Scholarship, the application deadline is December 1, 2016.

The deadline for the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award and International Scholars Program Awards is December 1, 2016.

The final application deadline for the 2017 Winter Session is January 15, 2017.

Early admission to UBC

UBC will make early offers of admission to a limited number of highly competitive high school students who follow the Canadian curriculum. Please see our early admissions blog post for more details.

Schulich Leader Scholarships

The Schulich Leader Scholarships program recognizes students across Canada who demonstrate excellence in academics and community leadership, and plan to study in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas at either of UBC’s campuses during their undergraduate degree.

Financial planning

We encourage students to start their financial planning for university studies early. Students applying to the Okanagan campus may contact Student Services to learn more about their financial options. On the Vancouver campus, Enrolment Services Professionals are available to help students with financial planning and resources.