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Student Information

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New Student Orientation Objectives

  • To prepare international students for academic and social success.
  • To introduce students to their new city, school, and culture.
  • To foster a sense of community and connection with the students and their student leaders.
  • To facilitate administrative tasks such as documentation of students, English Language Assessment, and data collection for program improvement.

September 2022 Orientation

Our New Student Orientation structure is dependent on the guidelines from the Provincial Ministry of Education and the Travel, Testing and Borders requirements that the Government of Canada has put in place. 

August 24, 2022 – first day of Orientation. 

September 6, 2022 – first day of Classes 

New Student Orientation 2022 at West Vancouver Secondary (1750 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver)

August 24 to September 2, 2022 

Date  Time  Event 
Wednesday, August 24  9:00 AM  Check-in at Kay Meek Theatre at West Vancouver Secondary School

1750 Mathers Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7V 2G7

Morning Welcome and Introductions by the International Office

Classroom Activities  

Afternoon FlyOver Canada in Vancouver | The Ultimate Flying Ride

Walk on the Seawall

3:30-4:00 PM Dismissal from WVSS (traffic dependent)  
     
Thursday, August 25  9:00 AM  Arrival and Attendance at West Vancouver Secondary School
Morning  Classroom Activities
Afternoon Lynn Canyon Park | Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge
3:30-4:00 PM Dismissal from WVSS (traffic dependent)
     
Friday, August 26  9:00 AM  Arrival and Attendance at West Vancouver Secondary School
All Day! Learning public transit by using the Seabus and Skytrain. Home | TransLink

Exploring Metrotown! Metropolis at Metrotown | Shopping mall in Burnaby, BC

3:30-4:00 PM  Dismissal from WVSS (traffic dependent)  
     
Monday, August 29  9:00 AM  Arrival and Attendance at West Vancouver Secondary School, load busses!
All Day! Grouse Mountain Educational Programming

Grouse Mountain – The Peak of Vancouver

3:30-4:00 PM  Dismissal from WVSS (traffic dependent)  
     
 

Tuesday, August 30 

(This is the last day for students to enter the Orientation program. Students must be able to arrive at the school by 9:00am. Later arrivals may participate in the school tours on September 2nd )

 

9:00 AM  Arrival and Classroom Attendance at West Vancouver Secondary School  
Morning Classroom Activities
Afternoon  A walking tour of the WVS Community.  We will visit the community centre, the library and the police station.

3:30 PM Dismissal from WVSS
     
Wednesday, August 31  9:00 AM  Arrival and Classroom Attendance at West Vancouver Secondary School

Presentations from the International Office in Kay Meek Theatre

10:30 AM Classroom Activities
1:00 PM  BBQ Lunch
  2:00 PM Student Presentations in Kay Meek Theatre
  3:00 PM Dismissal from WVSS
     
Thursday, September 1  10:15 AM Arrival in gym at West Vancouver Secondary School for check-in
All Day! We are off to the PNE and Playland!

PNE – Pacific National Exhibition Hastings Park, Vancouver

  5:00 PM Dismissal from WVSS
     
Friday, September 2  TBD  School Tours 

 

Updated: August 16, 2022

February 2022 Orientation

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Our New Student Orientation structure is dependent on the guidelines from the Provincial Ministry of Education and the COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders – Travel.gc.ca rules that the Government of Canada has put in place.

We are currently planning for an in-person New Student Orientation on February 1, 2022. The details and schedule will be communicated to eligible students closer to the time through Google Classroom.

Due to the current testing and subsequent isolation requirements for international travel, we have also planned a Virtual New Student Orientation for our new secondary students in the case that we are not able to meet in-person in a timely manner. This Virtual New Student Orientation will continue to meet our New Student Orientation objectives by including students in activities online through Google Classroom.

Students will contacted by Friday, January 14 regarding how to access their Google Accounts.

Any updates to the New Student Orientation will posted on this page.

Updated: January 4, 2022