International

Student Information

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School websites

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Calendars

You can find the annual calendar on our main website here:
http://westvancouverschools.ca/annual-school-calendars

You can find important school year dates for International Students here:
https://westvancouverschools.ca/international/school-year-dates/

Counsellors

Counsellors are there to assist you. Know your counsellor and advise them of any concerns.
They can help with academics, timetable, social and emotional issues.

West Vancouver Secondary | 1750 Mathers Avenue | 604-981-1100

Name Phone number Students Email Address
Jamal Ahmelich 604-981-1327 Grade 8 +9 jahmelich@wvschools.ca
Catherine Walton 604-981-1173 Grade 10-12 A-L cwalton@wvschools.ca
Stewart McAllen 604-981-1326 Grade 10-12 M-Z smcallen@wvschools.ca

Sentinel Secondary School | 1250 Chartwell Drive | 604-981-1130

Name Phone number Students Email Address
Lisa Ulinder Ext:  10410 Last name:  A-G lulinder@wvschools.ca
Rebecca Britten Ext:  10411 Last name:  H-L rbritten@wvschools.ca
Bhashy Pather Ext:  10412 Last name:  M-Sl bpather@wvschools.ca
Kate Drew Ext:  10413 Last name:  Sm-Z kdrew@wvschools.ca

Rockridge Secondary School | 5350 Headland Drive | 604-981-1300

Name Phone number Students Email Address
Michael Pandher  604-981-1315 All international students mpandher@wvschools.ca

Multicultural Worker School Hours | 778-271-2198 | international.mcw@wvschools.ca 

School Name Time
Location
West Vancouver Secondary Tuesday mornings The small room next to the office
Rockridge Wednesday mornings The small room next to the counselor’s office
Sentinel Thursday mornings Counselling Department office conference room

Child, youth, and family resources

Students have access to some excellent services.

Child and youth services sheet
North Shore Youth Services Directory
Foundry North Shore

Academic Expectations 

International Students are expected to

– attend all classes.
– be on time for class.
– maintain passing grades.
– have satisfactory or better work habits.
– participate in class.
– ask for assistance when needed.
– complete all work as assigned.
– be enrolled in a full course load.

Progressive Discipline for students not meeting expectations

  1. Warning – written or verbal
  2. Contract Meeting
  3. Program Removal

Online courses
International students are required to have permission from International Programs if they are considering an online course. Online Course Form.  Please read the application form carefully to determine if you are eligible before you apply.


Tips for success

  • Stay Organized. Make good use of your agenda. You need to have the ability to stay on top of all your activities. Use your agenda to stay organized and follow through with your plans. Also, use your agenda to set time limits.
  • School is your number one priority. Attend classes on time, use in-class time effectively, ask questions, and make an effort in group discussions, complete all homework, tests, quizzes and assignments.
  • School is important, but so is your social life. Balance is the key. Keep on top of your schoolwork but make sure to join a few clubs consistently throughout your high school years.
  • Have good study habits. Hand in all assignments on the day they are due. If you are not able to finish your assignment on time, talk to your teacher before it is due. If you miss any assignment or tests, see the teacher and ask if there is any way to make it up.
  • Make friends with everyone. Get into the habit of saying Hi to people and not being afraid to talk to new classmates, teachers, or school counselors. Be Social!
  • Stay healthy. Get enough sleep (8-10 hours), join sports, and eat healthy food.
  • Focus on yourself. Every day you should only be trying to get better. Focus on what you can do to make yourself better, and go for it.
  • Never give up. Learn to try and try again, and make friends along the way! Learn to laugh at yourself when you make a mistake, and learn from your mistake.

International Programs Office

Address: 1075 21 Street, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 4A9
Phone: 604-981-1158
Email: international.reception@wvschools.ca

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