Feb 19

Grad Events Info –> School Leaving Ceremony, Gown Rentals, Dinner Dance

Hey Grads!!

The excitement of year-end graduation activities will soon be upon us

As a reminder…..

There are fees that HAVE to be paid in order for you to Attend any Grad Events!!

  • School Activity Fee – $25
  • School Leaving Ceremony – $75
    • This will take place on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Bill Copeland Centre, 7:00 to 9:30 pm.
    • This includes:  graduation souvenir gown & cap that you keep
    • 2 complimentary tickets
      • extra tickets can be purchased at the school BEFORE the ceremony
    • You MUST complete the “School Leaving Ceremony 2015 Gown and Ticket order form” online http://south.sd41.bc.ca/
      • If you DO NOT complete this….you will NOT be able to cross the stage
  • Graduation Dinner Dance – $120 (only if you’re attending)
    • At Pan Pacific on Friday June 5th at 6pm
  • Dry Grad – approx $50

ALL Fees can be paid at the Main Office or online before Friday, February 27, 2015. For online payments,
follow the link “School Cash Online” on the school web site (http://south.sd41.bc.ca/ )

Feb 06

LOTS of New Scholarships Posted

Hey Grads!!

There have been a large number of New Scholarships that have been posted under the Scholarships Tab http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/south-counselling/scholarships/ 

They have been arranged according to the Month that the Scholarship is Due (there is a separate TAB for each Month)

FYI…New Scholarships will be added on a daily/weekly basis from now on, so make sure that you are checking this Tab regularly! :) 

Feb 03

Grade 7 Parent Course Selection Evening

Hello Grade 7 Families,

On Thursday, January 29th, our Burnaby South Counsellors presented in the Michael J Fox Theatre on Course Selection for incoming Grade 7’s to Burnaby South for September 2015.

We all understand that there was a lot of information to absorb in the Power Points in such a short amount of time, so I have uploaded the presentation here for you to see.

Grade 7 into 8 Course Selection Presentation

We also had available Course Selection Forms for you to take (Grade 8 was Green in color), the Grade 8 Honours Application Form (in bright pink), and the ELL/LSS Information Sheet (in bright green).

If you did not have a chance to get a copy of each of these forms, I have uploaded them below.

Grade 7 into 8 Course Selection Sheet

Grade 8 Honours Application

Grade 8 ELL (English Language Learners) & LSS (Learning Support Services) information

For Registration, please see the information below:

  • Within Catchment
    • If you are currently attending one of Burnaby South Community of Elementary Schools and live in our catchment area, registration will happen automatically (no paper work required)
  • Outside Catchment (within Burnaby)
  • Outside Catchment (outside Burnaby)

If you’d like more information on Honours/AP Courses, please view this video from some Burnaby South Secondary Honours/AP Students


Should you have any more questions, please feel free to contact any of the Counsellors here at Burnaby South

Feb 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 :)

Oct 08

Grade 12 Parent Information Evening –> Powerpoint

If you didn’t get the opportunity to come out and see our Grade 12 Parent Information Evening on Monday, October 7th at 6pm, here is your chance to view the presentation.

Grade 12 Parent Evening Presentation 2013

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate contacting your child’s Counsellor

Sep 30

Gr. 12 Parent Information Evening

Please note, that the Grade 12 Parent Information Evening, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 10th at 7pm, has now been moved to Tuesday, October 7th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the MJ Fox Theatre

Sep 29

Canadian Universities Event


Hosted by:
Burnaby North Secondary
751 Hammarskjold Drive
Burnaby, BC

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
1:30-2 p.m. – North Cafeteria

Representatives from 39 universities from across Canada will speak about their respective schools,   programs, admissions, scholarships and much more!

Atlantic Universities

Acadia University 

Dalhousie University 

Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Mount Allison University

Saint Mary’s University 

St. Francis Xavier University

St. Thomas University

University of Kings College 

University of New Brunswick

Quebec Universities

Bishop’s University

Concordia University 

Ontario Universities

Brock University

Carleton University  

Kings University College

Queen’s University 

Ryerson University

Trent University

University of Guelph 

UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo  

University of Western Ontario

Wilfrid Laurier University

York University

Western Universities

Emily Carr University 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University 

Royal Roads University

Simon Fraser University 

Thompson Rivers University 

Trinity Western University 

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

University of the Fraser Valley

University of Manitoba

University of Northern British Columbia

University of Regina

University of Saskatchewan

University of Victoria

Vancouver Island University  


Students from other schools may visit the event to obtain information on:  Admission, Residence, Fees & Much More

All students must make their own transportation arrangements & bring signed permission from their parents to their subject teachers at South

May 16

SFU Information Evening –> May 30th from 6-8:40pm

To all of you who are SFU bound, there’s an Information Evening scheduled

Information Evening promises to lay a foundation for you who have recently been admitted to SFU for Fall 2013, allowing you to learn more about your chosen programs and welcoming you to the SFU community. SFU has invited each of you and your families to visit the Burnaby campus to meet faculty, staff and students, go on campus tours, and participate in faculty presentations.

New to our event this year is the Exploration & Engagement Zone where students can connect with various SFU members to learn how to make the most of your university experience.

Students can also enter our $1000 tuition draw by dropping off their invitation in boxes within the Exploration & Engagement Zone

Please visit their website at http://students.sfu.ca/infoevening.html for more details

May 16

School Leaving Ceremony Details!!

Hey Grads!

Next Friday (May 24th) you need to be at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre by 11:00 for the School Leaving Ceremony rehearsal

You can pick up your gowns in the office on Tuesday at lunch time

Additional Ceremony Tickets are $5, and MUST be purchased at the School Main Office (Tickets ARE NOT available for purchase at the door of the Bill Copeland Centre)

You need to be at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre by 1:00 on Saturday (May 25th) for the Leaving Ceremony

May 03

UBC Admissions Update!!

With offers of admissions rolling out through the month of April we hope that there are many excited students who have been admitted to UBC!  Application decisions will continue in May, especially once UBC receives official grade information from the Ministry next week.  This point of the admission cycle does lead to many questions from students regarding their next steps, which can bring both a wave of excitement and anxiety.

What will happen if you’re offered admission to your 2nd choice before you’ve been offered admission to your 1st choice?

We’ve had a number of questions around application choices and what will happen if you’ve been offered admission to your second choice before you’ve been offered admission to your first choice.

Think of the first and second choices on your UBC application as two separate applications because you are applying to two different faculties/programs at UBC. For example, if you have applied to UBC with a first choice of Science and a second choice of Arts, we will be using different criteria to evaluate your application to the Faculty of Science than we will for your application to the Faculty of Arts. These faculties have different pre-requisite courses so admissions averages will be calculated differently and then combined with your personal profile.

Sometimes, we complete an evaluation to your second choice program faster than we complete an evaluation to your first choice. We want to let you know that you’ve been admitted — but we don’t stop there.

If you’ve received an offer of admission to your second choice — congratulations! And if your status says that your first choice is still pending an evaluation — this means that we are still evaluating your first choice application.

The best source of information on the status of your application is the Student Service Centre. Here you will see the status of each one of your choices – and the statuses may be different for each.

By receiving an offer to your second choice, this does not mean that we will stop evaluating your first choice. When we arrive at a decision about your first choice, you will see the status change. On the flip side, since you’ve noted that your first choice is your preferred choice — if we offer you admission to your first choice then this is where we stop. We will only evaluate your second choice if you request us to do so by contacting us. We always assume that your first choice is what you prefer and we will continue evaluating both until we have a decision on your first choice.

Through March and early April, we received grades for over 9,000 BC high school students through self-reporting so we continue to evaluate applications and render decisions. We continue to make decisions so keep checking the Student Service Centre for updates on your application.

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