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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

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

Canadian Universities Event

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

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 :)

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

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

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.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities!!

Hey Burnaby South!

There’s a number of GREAT volunteer opportunities this upcoming summer

  • Burnaby Art Gallery
    • Volunteers needed for Summer Art Days at the Burnaby Art Gallery
    • Must commit to 2 weeks of mornings or afternoon
    • Application Forms available at Career Centre
  • SFU Summer Camps
    • Positive & responsible volunteers needed for summer camp programs
    • Opportunities from: sports, music, educational, computers, kayaking, climbing, “So you think you can dance”
    • More information: http://www.sfu.ca/camps/employment-volunteering.html
    • Application deadline:  May 13th
  • Burnaby Parks & Rec
    • Volunteer session at Burnaby South on Tuesday, May 14th from 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Register by calling:  604-230-0167   Quote barcode: 298998

Summer School Information!

Hey Burnaby South!

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

All Classes will begin on Wednesday, July 3rd

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 26th 
  • 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 8th

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 12th – 16th 

ESL 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 ESL Level 2
  • ESL Students will need to complete a “Permission to Attend” form…you can download it here

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REGISTER FOR SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES EARLY, AS YOU MAY NOT GET THE COURSE OR LOCATION THAT YOU WANT!!

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 different ways…..
    1. Online  www.burnabycce.ca
    2. By Phone  604-664-8868 (Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 4pm)
    3. In Person  (Mon-Fri: 9am to 3pm)
      1. Administration Office, 5325 Kincaid St
Here is a copy of the Summer School Brochure:  http://sd41.bc.ca/programs/pdf/SummerSession2013_Sec_Brochure_12web.pdf

Douglas College Admissions Update

Program News…

BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) program‘s admission requirements include English 12 and Principles or Foundations of Math 11 with a minimum grade of C.

Note: English 12 with a “B” and Principles of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11 with a “B” or equivalent are prerequisites for some required courses offered in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed this math requirement prior to registra-tion. Failure to comply with prerequisite requirements could result in course deregistration. A Business Readiness Assessment is available; please call Douglas College Assessment Services at 604 527 5478 to book an appointment.

Students are encouraged to attend a program information session for program of interest.

Important News…

Students applying to a limited enrolment program (ie. a specialized program such as Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Early Childhood Education) should always include an application to an “open” program such as General Studies, Arts, or Science as a back-up plan. All program choices can be included on one paper application rather than applying online separately for each program, to avoid repayment of application fee for each application.

Entrance Awards

Entrance awards are given to outstanding students entering a full-time Douglas College credential program. Application deadline is April 1. Apply online! Please refer to Entrance Awards Online Application Instructions for information on these awards and apply process.

Students are required to drop off or mail supporting documentation. As April 1 is a stat holiday and we will be closed, April 2 is okay for receipt of supporting documentation

We will no longer require a Principal’s Nomination Form. Students applying for entrance scholarships are required to complete the on-line application and provide an official transcript, completed volunteer activity form and reference letters. There is a new form called Scholarship Volunteer Activity Form that is to be used by scholarship applicants (entrance, regular or graduation scholarships). The form is on our Forms page http://www.douglas.bc.ca/services/financial-aid/general-information/forms.html It is a requirement for some scholarships but not all. If a student does not have any volunteer activity they can still apply for scholarships but will not be considered for any awards that require volunteer activity.

*Paper applications will still be used for the Fairfax Financial Holdings Entrance Awards as very detailed financial information is required. We also have a paper application available for UAPP, Local 170 entrance awards as students do not have to be attending Douglas College so would not be able to use the on-line application without a student number. The forms can be downloaded and printed from our Forms page http://www.douglas.bc.ca/services/financial-aid/general-information/forms.html