Over the past number of years, BC has been reviewing the provincial curricula for all subject areas and grade levels simultaneously under a common framework. This year the redesigned curriculum is being implemented for Kindergarten to Grade 9. Needless to say, this is an ambitious undertaking that is having a significant impact on teaching and learning in our schools.
Last year the provincial government directed all school districts to add three non-instructional days to the school calendar that were to be used specifically for teachers to collaborate with each other on implementing the redesigned curriculum. Friday, September 30th is the last of these allocated days. There will be no scheduled classes on this day.
We encourage all parents to learn more about the new K-9 curriculum that is being implemented this school year, and the draft version of the 10-12 curriculum that is scheduled to be implemented in the 2017/2018 school year. The Ministry of Education has a website that provides some excellent information about the curriculum, the development process and the framework that is being used.
Click Here to be directed to this website.
The Grade Retreat for 2016 will take place on September 29th. All grade 8’s will participate in a full day of exciting activites including a vist to the Extreme Air Park in Langley.
Please be sure to complete the forms sent home with grade 8 student during the first week of school. Please note the that the Extreme Air Park Waiver needs to be completed in full for a student to participate.
Grade 8 Retreat Flyer Extreme Air Park Waiver
This trip is designed to offer students access and supplementary instructions in the art, architecture and culture they will be learning in their courses at Burnaby Mountain. Aside from the lectures and course content they will gain an extensive understanding and appreciation of significant works of art, historical context and social ideas that influence the artist and their media.
All students wishing to come along on the trip need to contact Ms. Moreno (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information and the application. The earlier you sign up the more money you save. See the brochure for details and itinerary.
Click Here to see the PowerPoint Presentation for more info about the trip.
Attached below is a letter for current Grade 9 parents regarding vaccinations.
Letter from Fraser Health