Things to know:
Pick-up and drop-off
All pick-up and drop-off of students will take place West Vancouver Secondary School (1750 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver).
First Day – Wednesday, August 26
Orientation begins at 9:30am in the West Vancouver Secondary Gym with our check-in process.
Second Day – Thursday, August 27
Please make sure to bring your passport and Study Permit to class today!
Lynn Canyon Hike – Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27
Students will be led by staff and Student Leaders over Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, up to 30 Foot Pool, and around Rice Lake for a ~6 km hike. Please bring a bagged lunch and some bottled water. Wear appropriate clothing for hiking (layered clothing that you can take off/on depending on the temperature outside); walking/running shoes will do nicely. No sandals or Flip Flops please.
Stanley Park Tour – Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27
Professional guides will take us around Stanley Park on a biking tour of some of Vancouver’s highlights and history! You must be able to ride a bicycle to join this activity. If you cannot ride a bike, please tell your teacher before the event. Bring bottled water, a bagged lunch, and sunscreen if needed. No sandals or Flip Flops please.
Metrotown and Gastown – Friday, August 28
We will undertake ‘experiential learning’ of our transit system by taking the SeaBus and SkyTrain to Metrotown, our city’s largest shopping mall. On the way, we will explore Vancouver’s touristic Gastown and Chinatown. At Metrotown, we will be conducting an exciting scavenger hunt – so get ready to talk to locals, take pictures and win prizes while working in teams! Lunch can be purchased on your own at the mall’s Food Court.
Grouse Mountain – Monday, August 31
We will be heading up to one of our local mountains for summertime activities. Professional guides will take us to some of the sites to learn about First Nations history, local ecology, and great views. Suggested items to bring are spending money, a bagged lunch, bottled water, a weatherproof light jacket and sunglasses.
Language and Math Assessments – Thursday, August 27 and Tuesday, September 1
We will be assessing students’ reading and writing levels in English as well as getting an idea of their numeracy (math) skills. There is nothing you need to study for these assessments but you should bring a pen, pencil and eraser on all days. This is for placement purposes only. Students who miss these assessments will be tested in their school. Please bring a bagged lunch on Tuesday, September 1.
West Vancouver Community Walking Tour – Tuesday, September 1
Students take a walking tour of the beautiful local area. It is an opportunity to see the local stores, our community centre, the main library, the seawall, our beaches, as well as the International Programs office. Please make sure to wear comfortable walking/running shoes.
Lunch and Celebration – Wednesday, September 2
No need to pack a lunch today! Lunch is on us!
Playland – Thursday, September 3
Bring a bagged lunch, some bottled water, sunscreen. Enjoy the rides and all activities and shows at PNE!