Strikers Weekly - Spring Break (March 16 to April 2nd, 2018)












Have a wonderful Spring Break.  Rest, relax, and enjoy some time to recharge batteries.  The third term is the quickest term of the year.  Make sure it is also the best one!




The Spring Season of Sports is underway.  Badminton, Golf, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, and Ultimate are beginning thier season of play.  Good luck to all Strikers.  Have fun and represent your school well.




ICBC Road Sense Speaker


Coordinated by a subcommittee of the Grad Committee, the Grade 12's had an opportunity to listen to the powerful words of John Westhaver during a period three assembly. The message hopefully will resonate for some time for our students.   


From the ICBC Roadsense Website:

John Westhaver was a typical high school student, full of life and fun-loving. With only a month and a half left of high school, John was in a crash with three friends. Due to speeding and driver inexperience, the driver lost control of the car John and his friends were travelling in. John was lucky, he escaped; his three friends did not. He sustained burns to 75 per cent of his body and broken bones. He spent several months in and out of the Saint John Regional Burn Unit as they repaired the damage caused by the life-threatening fire.

John is a true testament to what it is to not only survive a fatal car crash, but to thrive. He has been speaking at schools across Canada and the U.S. for more than 15 years. Students from Nova Scotia to British Columbia to Connecticut have been inspired by John's positive message on choices and how they can have lasting consequences.

John is passionate about giving back and making a difference. He works with other burn survivors and volunteers with the Firefighters Burn Fund in Victoria, B.C., their Burn Survivor Support Group as well as the Canadian Burn Survivor Community.

John is a decorated speaker with two prestigious awards he earned from the work he does. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2017, he received the Coast Mental Health - Courage to Come Back Award in the Physical Rehabilitation category.



Dry Grad Video Contest

What can a 30-second anti-drug/anti-alcohol video win you? For members of the high school graduating class of 2018, much more than bragging rights are up for grabs. The winner will make local history.

The Richmond Sentinel is proud to present the inaugural 2018 High School Grad Class Video Challenge. Grade 12 students from Hugh Boyd, Burnett, Cambie, MacNeill, McMath, McNair, McRoberts, Richmond High, Palmer and Steveston-London will be vying for the $250 prize, as well as the Grand Prize: a full page picture published on the back cover of The Richmond Sentinel.

The $250 prize is courtesy the Richmond District Parents Association.

Here’s how to enter and contest details:

  • submit a 30 to 45 second video about the hazards of impaired driving or the perils of drug abuse to by midnight on Tuesday, April 1, 2018
  • each high school can submit up to three videos
  • videos with the most likes on Facebook by noon on Friday, June 1, 2018, will be declared the winner
  • The Richmond Sentinel reserves the right to reject any submission based on inappropriate content such as foul language or suggestive scenes

For more information, or if you have any questions, e-mail Managing Editor Martin van den Hemel at



TWOKAM - Parent Information Session


Did you know that the new BC math curriculum for Kindergarten to grade 9 requires a financial literacy outcome to be taught at each grade level? What are you doing at home, as a parent to support your child's financial literacy education? Join us to hear about free home resources, as well as share ideas about engaging your children in conversations regarding financial matters.   Join us for SD38/CFEE’s Parent Session on “TWOKAM - Talk with Our Kids About Money”! 


DATE:                  MONDAY, April 9, 2018

TIME:                   7:00 - 8:15 pm 

PLACE:                 Hamilton Elementary School, 5180 Smith Drive, Richmond, BC


Please RSVP:   PARENT SESSION RSVP before Thursday April 5, 2018  [ Please note this session is for SD38 Parents Only ] 



Emotional First Aid

Shared by Ms. McKenna, it is hard not to resonate at least to some extent with the message.  It is a bit long (17minutes), but worth the time. 

From TED: We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.

Thanks for sharing Ms. McKenna.








From Ms. Millar (Career Information Advisor)


Week of March 19 - 23, 2018



   March 19    Langara Social Service Worker Information Session     

   March 20    UBC Sauder BComm Information Session Grades 8 – 12

   March 21    BCIT Trades Discovery Program Information Session

   March 24    Thompson Rivers University Spring Open House


  For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly




Week of March 26 - 30, 2018


   March 28     Worksafe BC Student Safety Video Contest        

   March 29   KPU Entrance Scholarships and Awards

   March 31   Capilano University Entrance Awards

                      Historica Canada Indigenous Arts and Stories Contest deadline

                    University of Victoria Entrance Scholarship

   April 01       Douglas College Entrance Awards and Scholarships


    March 29   UBC Sauder BCom Information Sessions


For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly




Week of April 2 - 6, 2018


   April 3      Retail as a Career Scholarship

                    Coast Capital Standing Tall Awards In-school deadline           

   April 6      BC Soccer Scholarship (extended deadline date)                       



   April 4    Douglas College Portfolio Show

   April 5   District Youth Train in Trades Info Session for Gr 10 – 12 Students and Parents

   April 7   University of Alberta Vancouver Registration 101 Sessions (Students with Offer)                                             


  For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly