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 you.ubc.ca.

BURNABY ONLINE – Summer School

Online registration for Summer School Courses is up and ready to go on our Burnaby Online Website: http://www.online.sd41.bc.ca/Registration.aspx

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

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.

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/ )

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! 🙂 

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

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

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