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Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Students throughout Burnaby Schools are celebrating the holiday season by sharing performances with family, friends and the community. The Burnaby North Vikings Marching Band launched the festivities with its […]
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South’s Sr Boys Basketball Team Making National Headlines

Burnaby South Secondary’s Senior Boys Basketball Team has earned the country’s attention. Featured in the National Post, they are the reigning Quad A provincial champions, as well as the […]
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New Board of Education

Elected school trustees were officially sworn in at the inaugural meeting of the Burnaby Board of Education on Monday, November 26. The Board is comprised of two long-term incumbents […]
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Learning About Canada’s Favourite Pastime

Students and families at Lochdale Community School had a chance to learn about one of Canada’s national obsessions: hockey. Principal Dino Klarich explained why he decided to celebrate hockey […]
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STEM for Girls

200 girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 got together for Stem4Girls Days – a first time event held at Cariboo Hill Secondary. Offered to Burnaby Schools students over […]
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Confederation Park Earns Prestigious Arts Award

Confederation Park Elementary has been awarded the 2018 Arts Integration Award from the Arts Schools Network (ASN) – North America’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. The award celebrates outstanding […]
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Moscrop Secondary Hosts BC’s GSA Forum

The Burnaby School District is proud to have hosted the most significant event in British Columbia for LGBTQ2+ and allied high school students. More than 300 educators and students […]
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The Words Writing Project Begins

It all begins with you. Your stories. Your poetry. Every year, more than 100 Burnaby Schools students are chosen to be published authors in a professionally printed anthology. Students […]
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A Brand New Burnaby North Secondary Announced

Speaking at the official announcement of a brand new high school for Burnaby, Grade 9 student Marin Dobson says she and her peers are thrilled. Students and the Burnaby […]
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Honouring Our Recipients of the Governor General’s Academic Medal

The Governor General’s Academic Medal is awarded to the top student at each secondary school in Canada. The Burnaby Board of Education is proud to recognize the outstanding academic achievement of […]
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Kindergarteners’ Kindness Project Garners National Attention

Suzana Barisic’s Kindergarten class has garnered national attention for their kindness project. It all started with a little jar filled with pompoms and a love for books written by […]
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Lacrosse Academy Hires Elite Coaches

Practices held on SFU’s Burnaby Mountain Campus are being led by Mackenzie Terrio, former coach with the Burnaby Mountain Selects Elite Development Program and Matthew Sobey, a long time coach […]
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Indigenous Students’ Drum Circle

The Burnaby School District’s Indigenous Education Program provides culturally relevant programming and services to students of Indigenous ancestry. An example of one of the opportunities for students is the “Drum […]
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Lakeview Elementary Teacher: Premier’s Award of Excellence Finalist

Lakeview Elementary Teacher Nancy Sinclair with Superintendent Gina Niccoli-Moen at the Premier’s Awards of Excellence Ceremony One of our own was chosen as a finalist for the Premier’s Award […]
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Proposed New Burnaby School District Admin Office

Burnaby School District is proposing to relocate its current Administration Office at 5325 Kincaid Street to the Schou Education Centre at 4041 Canada Way. The Schou Education Centre would be […]
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Words Writing Project – The Freedom of Words

More than 100 Burnaby Schools students have been published! We are proud to present this year’s Words Anthology, The Freedom of Words. Congratulations authors! Many thanks to their dedicated […]
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Congratulations Grads – You Make Us Proud!

More than 2000 Burnaby Schools students celebrated their high school graduation this year. The Class of 2018 Valedictorians were featured in the June 6 edition of the Burnaby Now. […]
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Live Performances in Burnaby Schools

Live performances are abundant in Burnaby Schools, and this year was no exception. The combination of talent, hard work, and the dedication of our staff and students always makes […]
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The Arts are Alive in Burnaby Schools

Arts Alive is an annual showcase of student works held in collaboration with the City of Burnaby. This 36th edition presents a selection of artwork from all eight of our […]
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Burnaby’s Got Talent

An annual tradition, Burnaby Schools secondary students share their talent at a spring performance held at Michael J Fox Theatre. This year’s winner of Burnaby’s Got Talent is Burnaby North […]
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Local Pride Events – Vancouver and Burnaby

Burnaby School District will be participating in the Vancouver Pride Parade again this summer. The parade starts at noon on August 5 on Robson Street (at Thurlow) and will […]
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Burnaby Board of Education Elects New Chair

Elected by acclamation by fellow trustees, Gary Wong is the new Chair of the Burnaby Board of Education. A Burnaby resident for more than 25 years, he has served […]
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Transitioning Students with Special Needs to Adulthood

Attend an information evening Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30-9pm at Burnaby Central Secondary. All are invited including parents/caregivers, teachers/support workers, and students ages 13-24 with physical or social employment […]
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On My Way to Kindergarten

For preschool aged Indigenous children and their families/caregivers, there are four On My Way to Kindergarten sessions to choose from. Adults and children explore, learn, and have fun together […]
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Trustee Election 2018

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Diversity Dance 2018

Fun was had by all at the second annual Burnaby Schools Diversity Dance held on March 7. Celebrating the diversity and inclusiveness of our schools, students from around the […]
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Blue Jays Land at Gilmore

GO JAYS GO! Where do blue jays fly for the winter? To Gilmore Community School of course! It was an exciting start to the New Year when Toronto Blue […]
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Registration for Fall 2018

New District students, including kindergarten students and Burnaby residents who are not currently enrolled in the District, should register at their local school as determined by their residential address. […]
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Grade 7 Public Speaking Challenge

The Grade 7 Public Speaking Challenge began in 1983 to provide elementary students the opportunity to develop their confidence and pursue excellence in public speaking. Each year, every Burnaby Schools […]
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Secondary School “Reads” Program 2017/18

Burnaby School District’s secondary school “Reads” programs are school-wide initiatives designed to inspire students and staff to read and talk about great books. If you have some reading time on your hands, consider […]
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Students Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

Moscrop’s Brennan Strandberg-Salmon and Burnaby Mountain student Griffin Andersen were recently recognized for their environmental stewardship work. They each received the Dr. M. Wosk Environmental Leadership Award from the […]
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Alpha Student Wins National Essay Contest

Dante Wong, a 2017 graduate of Alpha Secondary won First Prize in the A&E Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest. His topic was Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and […]
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Update on New Curriculum from BC’s Education Minister

Please review updates from Education Minister Rob Fleming regarding: 1) New curriculum implementation for students going into grades 10-12 2) Provincial Graduation Assessments If you have specific questions regarding […]
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Taking the Learning Outdoors

Aubrey Elementary School tried a new concept for Community Day this year. Rather than invite community guests in, the students headed outdoors to explore! Students spent half a day […]
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Authors in our Midst

Everywhere you turn, authors are popping up in Burnaby Schools! Armstrong Elementary Learning Support teacher, Jillian Ma, has written a book about a boy with autism called In My World. […]
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The Places They Will Go

The times they are a changing when students want to go to school when teachers are having a pro-d day. That’s what happened recently at Taylor Park Elementary when […]
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A Literacy Event With An Awesome Twist

A recent literacy event at Maywood Community School included a book reading by former Educational Assistant turned author Brandee Buble and other guest readers – but that’s not all. […]
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Orange Shirt Day Means Every Child Matters

Orange Shirt Day, on September 30, honours the students who attended residential schools. Its origins stem from an Elder reflecting on a new orange shirt she wore on the […]
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Governor General’s Academic Medal Recipients

For over 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have been awarded to graduates who have received the highest average in their high school, college or university program. Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, and […]
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Burnaby Schools Early Learning Centres Open

For children ages 0-5 the District’s 12 StrongStart Early Learning Centres are now open for business! A free drop-in program for children and their parents/caregivers, centre facilitators are qualified early childhood […]
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Come Learn With Burnaby CCE

Are you seeking a way to graduate from high school? Learn English? Or perhaps explore a new skill or train for a new career? Whatever your goal is, we’re […]
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We Are All One

On Sunday, September 24 more than 70 people from the Burnaby Schools community proudly participated in the Walk for Reconciliation. It was likely the largest reconciliation event in Canadian […]
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Mountain Student Receives Schulich Leader Scholarship

Burnaby Mountain graduate, Miranda Andersen is a recipient of a $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. Anderson was the top biology student and top student of the year at her school, […]
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North Grad Recipient of Humanitarian Award

Monica Hsu, a recent graduate of Burnaby North Secondary is the recipient of a $28,000 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. It recognizes young people who embody the legacy of Terry […]
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Registering your child for the upcoming school year

Are you new to Canada with a valid Citizenship & Immigration Canada Work or Study Permit? To begin the eligibility process to register non-fee paying international students, you must book […]
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They are SO Hip!

Inspired by Canadian musician Gord Downie and his band, The Tragically Hip, teachers from Parkcrest Elementary and Chaffey Burke launched a collaborative school project to accomplish three goals: 1) […]
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Burnaby South “Solves for Tomorrow”

The future will be inspired by students who are proficient in STEM subjects – and Samsung is helping engage students in STEM with its “Solve for Tomorrow” Challenge. Burnaby […]
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End of the School Year

As we approach the end of the school year, we want to thank you for your support of Burnaby’s public schools. The year has been an exceptional one, once […]
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Head of the Class 2017

So proud to see a number of Burnaby Schools faces in The Province newspaper’s annual “Head of the Class 2017” high school round-up. Congrats to Burnaby Central’s, Joel Harrison, who […]
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Science In Everyday Life Videos

The District’s “Science in Everyday Life” Video Contest encourages students to take a deeper look at the science around them through student inquiry, creative and critical thinking, and communication. […]
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Provincial Track and Field Stars

At the provincial track and field event held in Langley last week a number of District students led the packs. Burnaby Mountain’s Hannah Vorell picked up silver in the Grade […]
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Coexist with Wildlife? There’s an App for That

A couple of techno-loving, entrepreneurial young ladies at Cameron Elementary have merged their love of wildlife with a way to keep both wildlife and people safe. Collaborating with Wildsafe BC […]
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Moscrop Tops Fryer Math Contest

Results for the Grade 9 International Fryer Math Contest are in and students at Moscrop have plenty to be proud of. Moscrop was ranked #1 in Canada and tied […]
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Words Writing Project

The District is proud of a unique literacy tradition that began in 1985 and continues to make its mark, the WORDS Writing Project. Congratulations to our Burnaby schools students […]
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Burnaby’s Got Talent

Burnaby students displayed talent beyond their years and essentially raised the roof of the MJ Fox Theatre at the 2017 Burnaby’s Got Talent event. The top four finalists included vocalist Linn Rosa Meyer […]
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Supporting Safe & Caring Schools

When students feel welcome, supported, respected and safe they are more engaged in learning. Burnaby School District remains committed to creating cultures of belonging in our schools by providing […]
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“Ask me what I’m reading?”

Burnaby School District’s secondary school “Reads” programs are school-wide initiatives designed to inspire students and staff to read and talk about great books. If you have some reading time on your hands, consider […]
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Alpha’s “Promject” Benefits Aplenty

Ecole Alpha’s leadership class took on a new fundraising efforts this year under the direction of PE/Leadership teacher Tammy Wirick. After collecting donations of grad attire they offered them up for  sale to interested […]
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Parent Input Sought on Reporting Process

The Ministry of Education is seeking parent input with regards to student reporting for the redesigned curriculum. The ultimate goal is to develop a student reporting process that gives families […]
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Discover Career Education

Burnaby School District’s Career Education Programs provide the opportunity for students in grades 11 & 12 to gain knowledge and skills that can lead to industry certification, apprenticeship, and […]
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Snow and Ice Removal Continues

The safety of students and staff is always our priority. While this long stretch of cold winter weather has created its challenges, our facilities teams have been out in […]
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A Stuttering Superhero Is Born

South Slope/BC School for the Deaf students welcomed their very own resident author, Secretary Kim Block to a recent school assembly. Her self-published children’s book “Adventures of a Stuttering […]
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Drama Empowers Youth to Combat Racism

Grade 10 English students at Byrne Creek Community School are learning how to stamp out discrimination through active learning. Using a program called Voices into Action, the students are […]
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A Winning Team

Teachers in Burnaby School District’s LINC program have won another award. This time it’s first place in the cross-Canada-CCLB “Language is the Key” contest in the category teacher/administrator. Additionally, […]
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Parent Input Sought on Reporting Process

The Ministry of Education is seeking parent input with regards to student reporting for the redesigned curriculum. The ultimate goal is to develop a student reporting process that gives families […]
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International Students Enrich Learning for All

International students from 37 countries provide global perspectives that enrich the learning experience for everyone in our Burnaby Schools. Minister of Education Mike Bernier was at Byrne Creek Community School […]
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Program Serves up Coffee While Building Community

Students in Byrne Creek Community School’s Access Program are an integral part of the school community – filling coffee orders for staff and delivering. They do it all, take […]
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Parent Input Sought by MOE for Student Reporting

The Ministry of Education is seeking parent input with regards to student reporting for the redesigned curriculum. The ultimate goal is to develop a student reporting process that gives families […]
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Inman Elementary School music teacher Janet Nordstrand is this year’s recipient of the BC Music Educators’ Association award for outstanding professional education in elementary music. An elementary school music […]
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University Highlands to Expand

MLA Richard T Lee on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier announced recently that a $3.9 million expansion of University Highlands Elementary will address the growing need for an additional 195 […]
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International Program receives STAR Award

Study Travel magazine is a leading voice in the international education sector. They work with a variety of organizations and institutions, such as language schools, high schools, colleges and universities. Annually, education […]
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Burnaby Literacy Program Wins Award

On International Literacy Day (Sept 8) in 2016, the District learned that the National Council of the  Federation had awarded our LINC Program (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) a BC Literacy Award.  It […]
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Burnaby Grads Making a Difference

Finding a solution for the at-risk and homeless population to access basic services that having a phone provides was the task at hand. And two community entrepreneurial leaders, who […]
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Sound Wave Opens International Symposium

Twelve students who play in the Burnaby School District Handbell ensemble, Sound Wave, played at the opening of the international Handbell Symposium in Vancouver this summer. Under the direction of […]
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Registration Information for Fall 2016

Just moved to Burnaby or interested in registering your child into a Burnaby public school for the Fall of 2016? Find out what school your child should attend by […]
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Our Brightest Lights

The Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence has honoured exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers since 1993.Recipients are recognized for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment […]
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WORDS Writing Project

The District is proud of a unique literacy tradition that began in 1985 and continues to make its mark, the WORDS Writing Project. Congratulations to our Burnaby schools students […]
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NASA Hones in on Talent of Burnaby Elementary Student

There were 996 entries received from 23 countries competing in the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest but the work submitted by Thidas Loku Bogahawattage, a grade 6 student at […]
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Moscrop Secondary Makes Mark on the World

Waterloo’s Fermat Contest is an opportunity for grade 11 students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability. Interested students wrote the test in February – […]
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Truth and Reconciliation

Burnaby North Secondary recently celebrated Aboriginal culture and history as part of their annual Day of Truth and Reconciliation. It was also a day of learning for students and staff alike, and featured […]
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District Students Excel at Skills BC

The Skills BC Competition showcases the top secondary & post-secondary students in a variety of vocations & trades. Over 7000 people attended the show in April. Congratulations to Burnaby […]
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Gene Researcher for a Week

Zeynab Asadi Lari, a grade 12 student from Alpha, was one of 50 students nationally selected to participate in the “Gene Researcher For A Week” Program during Spring break. This […]
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Flying Hands

Students and staff at the BC Provincial School for the Deaf at South Slope Elementary School will be heading to Vancouver, Washington just prior to spring break to participate in […]
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Race Matters

Last weekend, in recognition of Black History Month, Burnaby Mountain Secondary, in partnership with the National Congress Black Women’s Foundation put together an impressive day-long conference entitled Race Matters. […]
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Play to Learn Open Houses

Parents of 3-5 year olds, join us for a fun and interactive session exploring a variety of learning activities and enjoy a performance by Children’s Performer Will Stroet. Talk […]
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Governor General’s Academic Medal Recipients

We are proud to recognize Burnaby School District’s 2015 recipients of the Governor General’s Academic Medal. The award is given to the graduate with the highest average at each […]
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A Perfect Score

Daphne Patterson, a 2015 Burnaby Mountain graduate knows micro-economics. Her performance on her AP Micro-Economics exam was so superior that it falls into a select category. Besides receiving a […]
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Burnaby CCE’s Winter/Spring Offerings

Are you seeking a way to graduate from high school? Learn English? Or perhaps explore a new skill or train for a new career? Whatever your goal is, we’re […]
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Head of the Class

The BCAMT (BC Association of Mathematics Teachers) annually recognizes outstanding teachers in BC. Recently they singled out one of Burnaby’s finest, Daryl Goeson, Burnaby North’s Math Department Head. He […]
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Governor General Academic Medal Recipients 2014/15

For over 125 years, the Governor General Academic Medals have been awarded to graduates who have received the highest average in their high school, college or university program. Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, and […]
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Inspiring Excellence in Burnaby’s Public Schools

Public Education means that every child is given the opportunity to learn and to be inspired to reach their potential. People like Jacqueline Shen who was an integral leader of […]
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Honouring Aboriginal Traditions

Brentwood Park Elementary staff, students and parents all have a deeper understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal customs and traditions since artist in residence Jackie Timothy arrived in February 2015. […]
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Student Advocates for Youth Involvement in Health

A manuscript written by Burnaby North student Aki Ediriweera has just been published in the October issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health. His thought provoking piece was on […]
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Lessons in Democracy

All Burnaby secondary school students have been learning about federal election issues – and will head to the polls in a “Student Vote” mock election next week. A national program, “Student Vote” engages […]
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Nobel Prize Winner Kicks Off District Speaker Series

The District’s Science and Trailblazer Speaker Series, brings in top scientists from Canada and the US. The first session last week at Burnaby South captured the interest of 60 District […]
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Clinton Elementary Recognizes Orange Shirt Day

The origins of Orange Shirt Day came from an elder remembering the new orange shirt she’d picked out for the first day of residential school and how it was […]
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Best High School Yearbook Ever!

Each year, hundreds of schools across North America enter their yearbook into the American Scholastic Press Association Contest. Scoring yearbooks on a point system, they receive a FIRST, SECOND, or THIRD […]
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One to One Literacy Helps Create Readers

A reading program that provides extra support for struggling readers is making a difference in several Burnaby Schools. The program matches reading volunteers with individual students who together enjoy some uninterrupted […]
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Seismic Upgrades Announced for Two District Schools

Burnaby students, teachers and staff will benefit from seismic upgrades and new classrooms at two District schools, thanks to more than $30 million in funding from the Province’s Seismic Mitigation […]
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CLASS of 2015

Grads of 2015 – you make us proud. Enjoy reflecting on the time you’ve spent in school, what lies ahead and some words of inspiration from your class valedictorians. […]
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Burnaby Schools Fundraise for Nepal

When the students in many of our schools learned of the devastation of the two earthquakes in Nepal, they wasted no time opening up their hearts and their piggy […]
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En Français S’il Vous Plait

The provincial finals of Concours d’art oratoire was held on May 2 at SFU Surrey. There were 240  students competing, including 19 from Burnaby schools. Speaking on a wide […]
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Math Mentors Making a Difference

A “math buddies” mentoring program where up to 30 students from Burnaby North visit five elementary schools, after school, is making a difference all around. While the grade 5-7 […]
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Burnaby Schools Registration

Do you want to register your child in a Burnaby school for the 2014/15 school year? To determine what your neighbourhood school is (based on your home address), click […]
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