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New Student Orientation Objectives

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

February Orientation – Friday, February 1, 2019

Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm

Location: West Vancouver Secondary School Library (morning) and Cypress 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


9:00am: Check-in at West Vancouver Secondary School Library. Please bring your passport and study permit .

9:30am: Orientation begins! Mr. Dave Dickinson and Ms. Parnaz Kashani will lead the class in an “Exploration of Things Canadian”

12:15pm: Lunch break – Lunch is free and provided by International Programs.

12:45pm: Bus transportation to Cypress Mountain.

1:15pm: Tubing at Cypress Mountain!! Get ready to 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.

3:30pm: Estimated time of return. Students 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 (

August 2019 Orientation

Start date: Wednesday, August 21

End date: Friday, August 30

Tuition fee: free for all new students

Medical insurance fee: $50

Homestay fee: $500, with an arrival date on Monday, August 19 or Tuesday, August 20 only.