As you start to consider your child’s interests and options, we want to be aware of the many Programs of Choice for secondary students – including career education, enrichment options, and sports academies – many are offered at all secondary schools.
The programs are designed to give students the opportunity to excel in a specific area of interest while fulfilling their academic requirements. Many are offered in partnership with higher education institutions or industry. Please see the attached flyer. Additional information is available on the Burnaby School District’s website: www.burnabyschools.ca. Students in grade 7 are invited – along with their families – to attend a secondary open house and Career Education information session where they can learn more about the high school as well as Programs of Choice.
Students who will be in Grades 8-12 in the next school school year can apply for Programs of Choice and, if necessary, cross-district transfers during the month of February.
Our grade seven lunch will be Monday, June 24 (students and staff only – grade 7 parent volunteers appreciated for help with cooking – a request for volunteers will be sent out after Spring Break).
Our grade seven leaving ceremony will be Wednesday, June 26 – 9:30 am (Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome – a form for indicating how many people from the family will be coming will be sent out after Spring Break. We are able to accommodate 2- 6 guests per family).
Please note that all grade seven students are required to complete the course selection information for their catchment schools. At Taylor Park, we will be starting course selection for Byrne Creek on January 24th. In accordance with district policy, we will automatically pre-enroll fully registered grade seven students living with their families in Burnaby according to the address on file and the corresponding high school catchment.