Grad News

GRAD NEWS

INFORMATION

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grade 12 information and events

Grad Contracts and Grad Fees:  Have you signed your Grad Contract, paid your $50.00 Grad fee and checked to make sure your name is NOT on the debt list? If not, please go to the office immediately!!!
 
  • Boston Pizza (White Rock): Sign back of receipt “Elgin Park Dry Grad” and give back to server: Present ~ May 19, 2012
  • Big Ridge Restaurant: Sign back of receipt “Elgin Park Dry Grad” and give back to server: Present ~ May 19, 2012
  • Prince of Whales: May 16, 2012
    • @ Elgin Park Secondary, 7pm
  • Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal / Cap and Gown Distribution / Commencement Ticket Distribution: June 1, 2012
    • @Elgin Park Secondary, 1:30~3:30
  • Commencement Ceremony: June 4, 2012
    • @Chandos Pattison Auditorium, 6:30~9:30
  • Grad Dinner & Dance/Dry Grad: June 15~16, 2012
    • @Westin Bayshore Inn/Elgin Park Secondary, 5:30~10:30 and 11:30~3:30
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GRAD TRANSITIONS

Grad Transitions is one of the mandatory requirements for all students graduating in BC. All BC secondary school students who are enrolled in Grade 10, 11 or 12 must demonstrate they have met the following Grad Transitions requirements:

  • Personal Health – maintain a personal health plan and participate in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity in grades 10 – 12.
  • Community Connections – participate in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service and describe what was learned.
  • Career and Life – complete a transition plan and present significant accomplishments.

Elgin Park has a comprehensive plan to support students through this process. Further information on Grad Transitions can be found on Mrs. MacLean’s web page on the Elgin Park web-site. Students and parents are welcome to come to the Career Centre for further clarification and any questions.

Dates

October 2011
  1. Presentations of GT requirements in the Career Centre to all grade 12 classes.
  2. Transition Plan handed in to the period 2 teacher one week following the presentation.
November 4th, 2011
  1. 30 hours of work/volunteer experience and reflection sheets due
  2. 150 minutes per week of physical activity confirmation due
  3. (hand in to Ms. MacLean in the Career Centre)
December, 2nd, 2011
  1. Grad Transition Presentations in Period 2 classes. Students present to a peer in their classroom.
February 2011
  1. Report Card issued showing Grad Transitions progress

Students do not receive a letter grade or percentage for the Grad Transitions course. The completion mark for Grad Transitions assignments is RM (Requirements Met)

Handing in Grad Transitions Assignments

Grade 10 students – Hand in assignments to your Planning 10 teacher

Grade 11 students – Hand in assignments to Mrs. MacLean in the Career Centre

If you have further questions, feel free to contact Mrs. MacLean at (604) 542 – 4520 or e-mail her at: maclean_k@sd36.bc.ca

 

Transcript Information

Please note that the completion of PSI Selection Form allows for your marks to be passed onto Canadian universities and colleges. THEREFORE, transcript requests will only be allowed if there is a request from the post secondary institution, for scholarships or for a school outside of Canada. Please see your alpha counsellor for a copy of your transcript or for more information.

Do You Need To Write The LPI?

WHAT IS THE LPI EXAM? The purpose of the LPI is to provide information about an individual’s competency in English.

WHO WRITES THE LPI EXAM? Each post secondary institution including Kwantlen University, UBC and SFU have their own criteria based on the English 12 mark for whether or not students need to write the LPI exam. For instance, students applying to UBC must have a minimum of 75% in English 12 to be EXEMPT from the LPI. Go to the post secondary website to see their criteria for the LPI.

Please go to https://secure.paragontesting.ca/Apps/LPI_RegSitting.aspx?h=0 in order to register to write the LPI at one of the number of sites across the Lower Mainland.

Travel and Volunteer Information

Are you thinking about travelling the world after graduation? Then check out these websites:

  • Katimavik provides Canadian youth between 17 and 21 years old the unique opportunity to take part in an intensive 6- 9 month volunteer service program. http://www.katimavik.org
  • Project Abroad sends youth 16 years and older to 24 countries to do over 150 different unpaid internships and service projects. http://www.projects-abroad.org
  • Swap Program is for young Canadians who want to go abroad to work and travel. http://www.swap.ca
  • Latitude provides an opportunity to travel abroad and volunteer at a variety of organizations www.lattitude.org.uk

Post Secondary Information

Online applications for Post Secondary Institutions may be now closed!! To find out simply go to http://www.pas.bc.ca which is an online application for admission to all BC Post Secondary Institutions. This website also provides general information, links to educational resources and institutions, and financial assistance information. Other great websites are http://www.careercruising.com and http://www.educationplanner.ca for up to date information on topics such as different careers, admission requirements and tuition.

  • Thompson Rivers University (TRU): TRU has extended their deadline for applications to their Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree program until April 30. Go to their website for more information www.tru.ca/science
 
  • University of Saskatchewan If you are attending University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in the fall and are interested in a U-Start session here at Elgin Park Secondary on May 10 you must let Ms. Gill know by April 28. This session will help you choose and register for courses, understand how to use PAWS and learn about housing.
 
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University There are drop in advising sessions for prospective students on the Surrey Campus Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 pm and the Richmond Campus on Wednesdays 1 to 4 pm and Fridays from 11 am to 2 pm. For more info go to http://www.kwantlen.bc.ca/futurestudents/events.html

Scholarships and Bursaries

General Information

Please note that we have shared below some of scholarships/bursaries that we have received. BUT we are always advising students to also check out these websites for more valuable information and tips.

http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/

http://www.studentawards.com/

http://www.studentscholarships.org/

External Scholarships
 
  • Eton College Scholarship

Interested in a career in tourism and/or hospitality? If you are planning to attend Eton College, please see your alpha counsellor for information regarding scholarship application forms. Deadline is April 30, 2011.

  • Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is open to competition from students at the south end schools or members (or those related to) of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game club. The goal is to support a student who is seeking further education or training in an area related to the enhancement or protection of the environment. See your alpha counsellor for an application form. Deadline is May 1, 2011.

  • Envision Financial Educational Award

There are 16 schoalrships at $2,000 each to students who are members (since July 1, 2010) of Envision Credit Union. Application forms are available from the counsellors or downloaded from their website http://www.envisionfinacial.ca Deadline is May 2, 2011.

  • Honey Hooser Scholarship

$500 is awarded to an art student or a disabled student with an interest in arts and crafts. For an application form please see your alpha counsellor. Deadline is May 6, 2011.

  • Indo-Canadian Business Association Achievement Awards

Students with a strong academic record who are active in the community and at school are eligible for a $1,000 award. This year two new categories were added: special needs and sports. For more information, please see your alpha counsellor or go to http://www.i-cba.com for an application form. Deadline is May 13, 2011.

  • Glenn Young Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship is available to students who have contributed significantly to physical education and athletics in their schools, have clear financial need (annual family income below $75,000), qualified to enter a first year program in Education and have attended Grade 12 at Surrey secondary school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. See your alpha counsellor for more information and an application form. Deadline is May 13, 2011.

  • Norman O. Barton Scholarship

Students qualified to enter a first year program leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or Sports Science is eligible for this $1,500 award. Applicants must rank academically in the top quarter of their graduating class. See your alpha counsellor for more information and an application form. Deadline is May 13, 2011.

  • The Big Kahuna Athletic Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship prize of $1,500 is awarded to students with a GPA of 3.0 to 4.0, who demonstrate leadership (active role in decision making) and service (following through on something which is already in place) to athletics in the school. For more details see your alpha counsellor. Deadline is May 13, 2011.

  • RE/MAX Quest for Excellence

The Quest for Excellence Program is a bursary program for grade 12 students in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should demonstrate are leadership, motivation and communication skills. Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities. To apply online please go to http://www.remax-western.ca/quest-excellence Deadline is May 14, 2011.

  • Fraser Valley Secondary School Athletic Association (FVSSA) Scholarship

There are 2 $500.00 scholarships (one male and one female) for students who have participated in one of the sports recognized by the FVSSA or students who have provided support through coaching. Students must demonstrate strong community service, excellent academics and a plan to pursue sport science in post secondary. Applications are available in the counselling center. Deadline is May 15, 2011.

  • G.D. Powlik Principal Burasary

To be awarded $500.00 the students must have minimum of a 3.0 GPA in completed grade 11 and 12 courses, very good attendance and work habits. In addition, superior involvement in extra-curricular volunteer opportunities and being a strong role model are a must. Applications are available in the counselling center. Deadline is May 21, 2011.

  • Erm Fiorillo-Hal Davis Burasary (SFU)

This $6,000 bursary per academic year is for students who due to financial circumstances would not otherwise be able to attend SFU. Students must have applied to SFU and have documentation to demonstrate that the family is on income assistance. See your alpha counsellor for more information. Deadline is May 30, 2011.

  • Betty Spalton Scholarship Program

This scholarship provides financial support ($1,500) to two successful applicants who are interested in pursuing an education in fields associated with road building and heavy construction industry. In order to encourage diversity in the industry, preference will be given to females and/or members of minority groups. http://www.roadbuilders.bc.ca/education_fund.php Deadline May 31, 2011.

  • New Generations Bursary 2011 (Rotary Club of Semiahmoo)

This is a $1,000 bursary that will be presented to a student pursuing post secondary education for September 2011 and has participated in a Rotary program such as Interact, Rotaract, Youth Adventures in Leadership, Youth Adventures in Citizenship, RYLA, Youth Exchange within the last two years. Furthermore the applicant must demonstrate contribution to their school and/or community through volunteer work. The application is available at http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=256 Deadline is June 1, 2011.

  • Great Questions Essay Competition

Students will be asked to write an essay to express their views on some important issues facing Canadians today. The winning entry will receive $2,000 cash prize, have their essay published on the website and win a trip to Ottawa for the awards ceremonies. Additional prizes will be awarded for classrooms who participate! http://www.greatquestions.com/e/bulletin.html Deadline is June 30, 2011.

  • Canadian Printing Industries

Interested in a career in printing management or technical program (not art or design)? This scholarship offers 50 awards of $1,250 for those enrolled in an approved course. Go to the website http://www.cpia-aci.ca/scholarship-trust-fund/index_e.php for more information. Deadline is June 30, 2011.

  • BCIT Entrance Awards

BCIT offers a number of Entrance Awards valued up to $4,000. Please go to http://www.bcit.ca/finaid. Deadline is August 5, 2011.

  • Father E. Rosia Scholarship

Two awards of $1,500 are offered to students in the Lower Mainland who are of Roman Catholic and of Italian Canadian origin that are planning on attending a university or college in Canada. Please see your alpha counsellor for more information. Deadline is August 15, 2011.

  • Lovison Family Memorial Scholarship

Two students of the Catholic faith are awarded $800 for their strong community service, sportsmanship and team building qualities. Please see your alpha counsellor for more information. Deadline is August 31, 2011.