On November 9th all students at Burnaby Mountain Secondary will attend a Remembrance Day assembly.
Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11th throughout Canada. This day is an opportunity for us to honour all those who have lost their lives defending our freedom in War and in Peacekeeping Activities. It is a time for us to reflect on the sacrifice they have made on our behalf and an opportunity for all of us to hope for a more peaceful future for our families and ourselves.
On Remembrance Day, Canadians wear a poppy to show their respect for our Canadian Veterans and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Canadian Legion that sponsors the poppy campaign asks that you make a small donation when you receive your poppy. This money is used to support Veterans programs and promote awareness of the importance of the act of Remembrance.
On October 18th at 10:20 AM., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. At Burnaby Mountain Secondary School we have registered to be part of the 2018 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating in this event is a way for our school community to learn how to be more prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. In addition to participating in this drill at school, we hope that you will use some of the resources found in the links below to help educate and inform you about earthquake preparedness at home and that you will make a plan with your family about what to do in the event of a natural disaster such as a serious earthquake.
Great BC Shakeout website
Fault Lines – A CBC Radio Podcast and Website about what might happen if a catastrophic earthquake hit Canada’s West Coast. In Fault Lines CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbours.
BC Government Emergency Response and Recovery website
Wednesday, September 26th will be our first day of Collaborative Time/Tutorial Days at Burnaby Mountain for the 2018/2019 school year. On Tutorial Days we will follow a Five Period Day Bell Schedule. Tutorial Days will happen eighteen times during the school year. Click Here to see the Bell Schedule and the Schedule of Days.
Tutorials will take place from 8:40 AM – 9:40 AM. Regular classes will then take place immediately following the Tutorials. Attendance will be taken for students in Grade 8-10 and attendance will be reported on the Term Report Cards. Students will be doing the following:
Grade 8/9 students will be in Tutorial Sessions led by Student Mentors
Grade 10 students will be in Tutorial/Study Groups led Student Mentors
Grade 11 students have been assigned to Career Life Connections Groups that will meet on certain
Tutorial Days. The groups are posted on the window of the Career Centre. On the days that there is
no scheduled CLC Groups they will have study time in the Library or Student Commons.
Grade 12 Students have study time in Library or Students Commons.