Evening Information Session
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sentinel Secondary
General Academy & Academic Overview 7:00-7:30 pm | Library
Hockey Information 7:30-8:30 pm | Room 323

To attend the Evening Information Session, please complete the Student Information Form.

West Vancouver Schools, in partnership with the Hollyburn Country Club and the Spartan Sport Group, are accredited as a Hockey Canada Sports School. Ecole Sentinel Secondary is the academic setting and the Hollyburn Country Club, the athletic facility, working together to assist student-athletes who will compete in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL).

Program Overview

Mission Statement
This academy is designed to develop the next generation of values-driven leaders in an inspiring environment of excellence in sport and education.

At Sentinel Secondary, we set high expectations for our students, who thrive in an innovative and academically enriched educational environment. Our caring and supportive school community values family involvement and fosters clear values that build confidence, character, and good citizenship every day. We encourage our students to participate in a wide array of activities and to look for opportunities to follow their passions. Caring members of our staff strive consistently to motivate each student to reach his or her individual potential.

This environment of excellence has four pillars to support a strong foundation of growth:

Leadership Culture
Leadership culture will be developed throughout the academy program, both on and off the ice.

Performance Excellence
Performance excellence will be expected, with accountability in results.

Student-athletes will receive an academic timetable that provides all course credits required for graduation. Students will be closely monitored and provided with the assistance they require for ongoing success.

For the 2016-17 operating season, the objective of the athletic program is to ice two male hockey teams which would include both a U16 and a U18 team.

Sample Daily Timetable


Warning bell - 1st Period
8:30 - 9:491st period (79 minutes)
9:49 - 9:55Recess #1
9:55Warning Bell - 2nd Period
10:01 - 11:202nd Period (79 minutes)
11:20 - 11:27Recess #2
11:27Warning Bell
11:32 - 12:503rd Period (80 minutes) Includes announcements
12:50- 1:33Lunch
1:33Warning Bell - 4th Period
1:38 - 2:574th Period (79 minutes)

Typical Block Rotation


MondayDay 1 - 1 2 34
TuesdayDay 2 - 1 2 34
WednesdayDay 1 - 2 3 14
ThursdayDay 2 - 2 3 14
FridayDay 1 - 3 1 44
MondayDay 2 - 3 1 44

The morning blocks rotate while the afternoon blocks remain static, allowing students the opportunity to participate in the hockey program. All students receive credit for for Physical Education: 8, 9,10, 11 & 12. All students, Grades 8 & 9, also complete the mandatory Health & Career Education courses. Students, Grades 10-12, receive credits for WV Schools’ locally developed Board Authority Authorized (BAA) Courses -Theory & Principles of Hockey 10, 11, & 12.

Course Credits

Sentinel offers Pre-Advanced Placement (Grade 10 level) & full Advanced Placement courses (Grades 11 & 12) as well as a full French Immersion program so students may be taking one or more courses in these areas.

Also note that we offer a full BAND program so students who are musical, may also select BAND as one of their electives.

Physical Education 8 -12

Students who would be registered in any one of the Hockey Canada Sport School programs (Grades 8-12) would receive 4 credits for Physical Education. Students are assessed and evaluated within the hockey program by a qualified and certified teacher and provided with letter grades and effort marks each of 3 terms.

BAA Theory and Principles of Hockey 10, 11, 12

The Ministry allows school districts to write locally developed courses at the (Grades 10-12 level) to accommodate the needs of students within the school or local community. The following BAA (Board Authority Authorized) courses have been written specifically for the students in the Hockey Academy and would be excellent for the Hockey Canada Sport School programs. Students (Grades 10-12) would receive 4 credits & marks by a qualified, certified teacher each year for the following courses: Theory & Principles of Hockey 10, 11, or 12.

Health & Career Education 8 & 9

Students (Grades 8 & 9) complete the Health & Career Education (HCE) courses. The aim of HCE is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will assist them in making informed decisions related to their health, their education, and their future careers. The students will be looking at such key elements as healthy living, healthy relationships, safety and injury prevention, substance misuse prevention and such topics as relating personal attributes to potential career options and transferable/employability skills (personal management skills, academic skills, teamwork skills).

Planning 10

Planning 10 is a mandatory course for all Grade 10 students. Students have several options. Depending on their course selections, they may take it during the regular block rotation, or they may take this course on line or during the summer break.

Personal Development

We have a vested interest in the personal development of each and every student-athlete involved in the academy program as the experiences and environment will have a tremendously positive impact in the student’s overall life skills, basic personal responsibility, including taking care of personal possessions, and basic etiquette. We feel it is important that students also learn basic financial concepts, budgeting, bill payments, savings, investments and generally, the value of money. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of topics that include goal-setting, self-awareness and self-reflection.

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Sample Student Course Selection Form
Grades 8, 9 & 10

Sciences humaines 8

Sciences humaines 9Sciences humaines 10
1. English 81. English 91. English 10 or Pre-AP English 10
2. Mathematics 8 or Mathématiques 82. Mathematics 9 or Mathématiques 92. Foun.& Pre-Calc Math 10, or Pre-AP Mathematics 10
3. Social Studies 8 or Sciences humaines 83. Social Studies 9 or Sciences humaines 93. Social Studies 10 or Sciences humaines 10
4. Science 8 or Sciences 84. Science 9 or Sciences 94. Science 10, Sciences 10, or Pre-AP Science 10
5. French 8 or Français langue 85. ____________________ or Français langue 95. ____________________ or Français langue 10
6. Either Fine Arts 8 or Music 86. ____________________6. Planning 10
7. Physical Education 8 Hockey Canada Sport School Program7. Physical Education 9 Hockey Canada Sport School Program7. Physical Education 10 Hockey Canada Sport School Program
8. Health and Career Education 8 (HCE 8)Hockey Canada Sport School Program8. Health and Career Education 9 (HCE 9) Hockey Canada Sport School Program8. BAA Theory & Principles of Hockey 10Hockey Canada Sport School Program

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Sample Course Selections
Grades 11 & 12

Grade 11

Grade 12
1. English 11 or AP English 111. English 12 or AP English Language 12
2. App. & Workplace Math 11 Foundations of Math 11 Pre-Calculus 11 AP Pre-Calculus 112. ______________________
3. Social Studies 11 or Sciences humaines 113. ______________________
4. ______________________4. ______________________
5. ______________________ or Français langue 115. ______________________ or Français langue 11
6. ______________________6. ______________________
7. Physical Education 11Hockey Canada Sport School Program7. Physical Education 12Hockey Canada Sport School Program
8. BAA Theory & Principles of Hockey 11 Hockey Canada Sport School Program8. BAA Theory & Principles of Hockey 12 Hockey Canada Sport School Program
9. Graduation Transitions9. Graduation Transitions

Hollyburn Country Club

Ecole Sentinel Secondary School

Contact Information

Diane Nelson
Director of Instruction
West Vancouver Schools Premier Academy Programs
Office Direct Line: 604-981-1150
Cell: 604-786-3575
Email: dnelson@wvschools.ca

Yashar Farmanara – yf@westvanwarriors.com

Nathan Fischer – jlnathanfischer@gmail.com

Hollyburn Country Club

Hollyburn has a 52 year history and was established on Vancouver’s North Shore in 1963. In 2014, Hollyburn completed a $15 million dollar capital upgrade and expansion. This club is situated on 42 acres overlooking the Burrard Inlet and downtown Vancouver, housing dedicated facilities for 9 sporting activities, including 2 ice sheets for hockey. The hockey program has grown from a small, single-A (A3) association to a competitive AAA (A1) association producing a number of notable alumni players, coaches, and officials throughout the BCHL, WHL, NCAA, AHL, NHL, and international leagues. These alumni include, but are not limited to: Morgan Rielly, Sam Reinhart, Max Reinhart, Griffin Reinhart, Bracken Kearns, and Ryan Gibbons.

Ecole Sentinel Secondary School

Sentinel is located approximately 300 meters from Hollyburn and currently enrolls more than 1,200 students in grades 8 through 12. Ecole Sentinel Secondary is consistently one of the top ranked schools in the province of British Columbia and its Advanced Placement (“AP”) program is recognized internationally. In addition to this new partnership, West Vancouver Schools has a history operating 5 successful sports academy programs (hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, fencing) with four more (dance, field hockey, rugby & mechatronics-robotics) to be launched September, 2016

Students interested in attending the Premier Hockey Academy must submit the Student Information Form.