The District’s Science and Trailblazer Speaker Series, brings in top scientists from Canada and the US. The first session last week at Burnaby South captured the interest of 60 District students who are pursuing a career in Science and 15 teachers. It featured Dr. Andrew Fire – a scientist who shared the Nobel Prize in 2006 for the discovery of a mechanism in cells that shuts down the expression genes. It provides an early hope that one day a gene for disease in humans, animals and plants can be silenced. He presented students with the exact scenario that led to his discovery and through interactive questioning got them into critical thinking mode to problem solve. Thank you Dr. Fire for sharing your passion and inspiring our learners. LEARN MORE
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The origins of Orange Shirt Day came from an elder remembering the new orange shirt she’d picked out for the first day of residential school and how it was taken away from her and she was given a uniform. Held on September 30, it honours the students who attended residential schools. Clinton Elementary held a special assembly to share its significance. In a gym adorned with paper orange shirts the assembly included an eloquent student poem, a student dance, a story and a video. Students and staff were adorned in either orange shirts or equally bright shirts to bring home the message that every child matters.
Burnaby Schools offer a wide variety of programs to support the needs of all learners. Two programs for advanced learners that will be featured at information sessions in August. The MACC Program offered at Capitol Hill and Suncrest Elementary is for highly able students entering grades 4-7. Join us for an info session on October 8, 7 pm at Burnaby Central. For students entering grade 8 in 2016, the District offers a Mini-School for Highly Able Learners at Alpha Secondary. An information session will be held on October 15, 7 pm at Burnaby Central. LEARN ABOUT OTHER PROGRAMS
Posted (Thursday) September 24, 2015Each year, hundreds of schools across North America enter their yearbook into the American Scholastic Press Association Contest. Scoring yearbooks on a point system, they receive a FIRST, SECOND, or THIRD designation […]
Posted (Thursday) September 17, 2015A reading program that provides extra support for struggling readers is making a difference in several Burnaby Schools. The program matches reading volunteers with individual students who together enjoy some uninterrupted quiet […]
Posted (Wednesday) September 16, 2015Burnaby students, teachers and staff will benefit from seismic upgrades and new classrooms at two District schools, thanks to more than $30 million in funding from the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program. […]