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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.

Monday, Feburary 3, 2020

International Programs February Orientation - Secondary Students

Dear students,

We are excited to meet you and look forward to your arrival!
All new, secondary international students will be attending a mandatory Orientation to help you settle into your new school environment.

Date:                  Monday February 3rd, 2020
Time:                  9:00am to 3:30pm
Location:           West Vancouver Secondary School Library (morning) and Grouse Mountain (afternoon)
Arrival time:      9:00am at West Vancouver Secondary – In the school library
Pick Up Time:   3:30pm at West Vancouver Secondary – At the front of the school



9:00amCheck-in at West Vancouver Secondary School – Library
Please bring your passport and study permit.
9:30amOrientation begins! Mr. Dave Dickinson will lead the class in an “Exploration of Things Canadian”
12:15pmLunch break – Lunch is free and provided by International Programs
12:45pmBus transportation to Grouse Mountain
1:15pmSnowshoeing at Grouse Mountain!! Get ready for some serious fun in the snow!
Wear warm clothing (layers), winter gloves, hats, water resistant coat.
Waterproof winter footwear with good tread is recommended.
3:30pmEstimated time of return. Student will be dropped off at the front of West Vancouver Secondary School


All students are expected to attend Orientation.
If you have concerns or questions, please contact Rebecca Rowley, Vice Principal, International Programs (