Sep 26

Language Challenge Exams!!

Courses Offered To Challenge

  • French 11 or 12
  • German 11 or 12
  • 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 and fill it out completely 
    • You need to complete pages 10 & 11 online before you print out the application
  2.  Attach a cheque for $50 (which will be refunded once you complete the Challenge exam) made out to: Delta School District – International Students must attach a non-refundable cheque for $165
    • You must also print your full name, school and course you are challenging on the back of the cheque
  3. Attach a recent, original photo of you (can be passport type or school photo)
    • 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 October 20th

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are here

For further information, please see the following link:

♦  NOTE: Challenge exam marks can no longer be used as part of your GPA calculation for admission to UBC…it will meet the Language Requirement, but not the GPA calculation

Sep 22

Canadian Universities Event – FIRST TIME AT SOUTH!!

Hey Burnaby South!


We will be hosting the Canadian Universities Event on Thursday, September 29th 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

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

  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • 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



Mar 10

Course Selection – September 2016

Hey Burnaby South,

Today, you all received a Presentation in the Michael J Fox Theatre, on Course Selection for your courses for September 2016

We all understand that there was a lot of information to absorb in the Power Points in such a short amount of time, so we have uploaded each Power Point for you to view at your leisure:

If you did not get a copy of each of them, there are copies in Student Services, or you can download the PDF and print it off:

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

Oct 15


Hey Grads!!

There’s a number of new scholarships that I’ve added to the Scholarships Tab under the 2015/2016 Scholarships!!

A number of them are due THIS MONTH!

So make sure you check them out 🙂

Good Luck!!


Oct 01

Welcome to the Burnaby South Counselling Department Blog!

Welcome to the Burnaby South Counselling Blog 🙂

In this Blog, you will find any pieces of important information related to:  Counsellor’s Information, Course Selection, Graduation & Post-Secondary Information, Scholarships, Peacemakers, or various other important tidbits of info.

It is always important to check Post-Secondary websites for the most up-t0-date information related to admission requirements and averages, as the information on here is to be used as a guide.

If you have any questions for your Counsellor, please feel free to visit their office, or send them an email 🙂

Apr 17

Burnaby Summer School –> In School

Hey Burnaby South!

Registration for Summer School Courses will begin on Friday, April 12th

All Classes will begin on July 2nd

Students Going Into Grade 8 or 9

  • These courses offered in Summer School are for students who have previously taken a course and have not yet received a PASSING mark in that course
  • Students can take “Preview” courses to learn and practice concepts and skills in preparation for courses enrolled in September, but they will NOT be granted Credit for the course taken
  • Courses are NOT offered for students who wish to earn Advance Credit for Grade 8 or 9 Courses.
  • These classes will end on Friday, July 24th 
  • NOTE: Students may ONLY register in 1 course due to the time required for completion of the course

Students Going Into Grade 10 to 12

  • These Courses in Grade 10, 11 and 12 are for students who wish to:
    • Acquire 4 Credits for a course not taken before
    • Upgrade a mark for a course taken previously
    • Repeat a course
    • Preview a course
  • Students may register in 2 Courses in the Summer (one in the morning session and one in the afternoon session)
  • These classes will end on Friday, August 6th

NOTE:  For those courses with Provincial Exams (Eng 10, Sci 10, Math 10, Socials 11 & Eng 12), these Provincial Exams will be the week of Aug 10th – 13th 

ELL Students

  • Courses are available for students to improve their English Language skills with a focus on:  speaking, listening, reading & writing
  • Students wishing to take Planning 10 MUST be in ELL Level 2
  • ELL Students will need to complete a “Permission to Attend” form –> you can get 1 from your  ELL Teacher


How to Register??

  1. You MUST have your PEN Number (Personal Education Number)…this is found on your Report Card
  2. You can register 3 ways:
    1. Online
      April 7 – June 29
    2. By Phone 604-296-6902
      April 13 – June 29: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 4pm
    3. In Person Administration Office 5325 Kincaid St
      (International & Continuing Education Building)
      April 20 – 23: Mon – Thurs 9am – 3pm & 5 – 7pm
      April 24 – June 26: Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm
    4. NOTE:  CURRENT GRADE 12 STUDENTS must register in person, bring 2 pieces of identification and provide their Personal Education Number (PEN)

Apr 17

UBC Admissions Update (April 2015)!!

Many of you are now starting to receive notifications that you are being accepted to UBC.  Here’s some answers to some questions you may have at this time:

Conditional Admission
“I was offered conditional admission to UBC! What does that mean?”

Sound familiar?

Please refer to the UBC website for information on how to keep their offer of admission.

Housing Deadline
Many of you have applied to live in residence when you filled out your UBC application. But if you haven’t, it’s not too late. All students can still apply for housing online until May 1. You have until June 2 to accept your UBC offer of admission and keep your housing guarantee.

Destination UBC
The best way for all of you to see UBC for yourselfs and to visit!

All students who have received offers of admission from UBC are invited to UBC’s Okanagan or Vancouver campuses for Destination UBC in May. The deadline to register for travel reimbursement is April 29. Space is limited and we don’t want to anyone to miss out.

Students can register at

Mar 06

BURNABY ONLINE – Summer School

Online registration for Summer School Courses is up and ready to go on our Burnaby Online Website:

On Step 1 of the online registration process, students wanting to take a summer course should make sure they choose “Summer session courses” as the Registration Type.

Courses will run July 2 – August 7, 2015.

Unlike our regular courses that are self paced, our summer courses have strict due dates for assignments/tests. Students can, and do, work ahead, if they wish.

Registration for summer courses closes on June 19, 2015.  This is to allow our office staff a week to process the hundreds of registrations that come in right before the deadline (of course, the majority of the students wait until last minute to register).  Under no circumstances, will a student be allowed to enroll in a summer course once the course has started

The Following Courses are being offered for Summer School Completion this year:

  • Android App Development (new)
  • BC First Nations Studies 12
  • Earth Science 11
  • English Lit 12
  • Geography 12
  • History 12
  • ICT 12 Modular Survey
  • ICT 12 Programming
  • Italian Intro 11 (new)
  • PE 10
  • Planning 10
  • Spanish Intro 11
  • Spanish 11

Each student registering for summer courses must complete and submit the First Assignment for the course

On the morning of June 27, students will be enrolled into their course and access to the course materials will be made available. Students will then receive a message letting them know who their teacher is, that the course has been opened and that they may begin working.  Please note that students will not be able to access the course or course materials until the June 27 start date.

Students are required to attend an orientation session. Orientation sessions will be taking place at each of the Burnaby Secondary Schools in June, probably after most exams are completed. The dates are yet to be determined. A message will be sent out with the orientation dates once we have them confimed. Students can attend the orientation at any of the schools

Mar 06

SFU Admissions Update!!

Self-Reporting Marks FAQ

All BC/YUKON high school students must self-report their grades. If we have not received grades by the deadline their application will be cancelled. Familiarize yourself with the details on the ‘what’, ‘when’ and ‘where’ of self-reporting.

Surrey Campus Open House

Join us at the Surrey Campus on Wednesday March 4 from 4:30 to 8:30 for the Global Community Open House. Experience how SFU Surrey is engaging the world through teaching and research excellence of students, faculty and staff

Computing Science Dual Degree Program

SFU’s School of Computing Science offers a unique Dual Degree program with China’s Zhejiang University that allows students the unique opportunity to earn two Computing Science degrees – one from each highly ranked university – while gaining a life-enriching international experience.

SFU 101: Blueprint for success

SFU 101 is a free online course designed to help all new students transition to SFU and prepare for academic success. Students will learn about the academic culture, degree requirements, course enrollment procedures, and a wide range of opportunities and resources available to them at SFU.

Mar 06

UBC Admissions Update!!!

BC and Yukon Self Reporting will be open between March 2 and April 7, 2015. Please visit our website for step by step instructions. 

Please be reminded that March 15 is the deadline for students to submit documentation in support of meeting the English Language Admission Standard (ELAS).

And lastly, please visit the UBC Admissions Blog for a refresher on how and when UBC makes admissions decisions.

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