Strikers Weekly - Week of April 29, 2018









There is a lot going on here at McRoberts.  Plans are underway for finishing the year strong and energy is also being expended getting ready for the next academic year ahead.  Only eight weeks of classes remain.  Time to remain on task as the nicer weather (hopefully) will remain.



Over 40 students represented McRoberts at the Sun Run in Vancouver.  A beautiful day to spend with over 40 000 runners/walkers.  Thanks to Ms. Nicholson who organized our McRoberts team.





Working for Peace

As a legacy project from the Kakahashi Japan Tour, some of the students who made the trip, took some time to speak to our students to share some of the lessons learned on their adventure.  Their focus was to share some powerful thoughts of peace and perseverance they learned from their trip to Hiroshima.


This week (by coincidence), the group was recognized at the recent Board Recognition Event by our District Board of Education.




City of Richmond's Youth Week






Got Cash?

On Tuesday, our Currency Club had the opportunity to show off some of the currency collected from around the world along with the knowledge of the numerous issues involved in currency markets, exchange, and history.  It was a wonderful opportunity to see students truly passionate and extremely knowledgeable about currency.



Learning Beyond the Textbook

Learning about Biological systems is not just done out of textbooks and videos.  Students in Ms. Debou's Biology 12 classes got "hands-on" in their exploration of the respiratory system.  



McRoberts Social Justice Club - Supporting Kids


We recently received a message from Children's Hospital.  Though we were unaware of there kindness, a members of our Social Justice Committee made their way to the hospital to make a contribution to the Wigs for Kids cause.  The funds were raised through a few activities throughout the year.  

Clearly they made an impression on some at Children's Hospital as well:

I work at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and had the pleasure of meeting Kaylan W. and a few other of the Social Justice Club members.

I was so impressed by their passion and commitment to the cause. They were friendly, and a pleasure to work with and I look forward to supporting more of their fundraising efforts in future!




Congratulations Roland

Congratulations to Roland Z.  Roland recently received the Queen's Venturer Award at a ceremony in Government House in Victoria.  This is the highest scouting proficiency award for youth members.  The award is presented to a member who has "acquired competence and skills that will be of considerable use to themselves, their Venturing Scout Company, and their community."  Congratulations Roland.



An Evening with Yong Zhao


Richmond parents and our community are invited to a free discussion and presentation with internationally recognized professor and author, Yong Zhao.

May 1, 2018 | 7 – 8:30 pm
English Session
Richmond Secondary
Multi-Purpose Room
Register here:

May 2, 2018 | 7 – 8:30 pm
Mandarin Session
(Cantonese translators available)
MacNeill Secondary
Register here:

Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University in Australia as well as a Global Chair at the University of Bath, UK.

Yong Zhao has received numerous awards including the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association, Outstanding Public Educator from Horace Mann League of USA, and DistinguishedAchievement Award in Professional Development from the Association of Education Publishers. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education and is recognized as one of the most influential education scholars.

His work focuses on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 30 books, including Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes (2016) and World Class Learners: Educating.



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From Ms. Millar (Career Information Advisor)


Week of April 30 – May 4, 2018


  April 30   SFU Other Scholarship & Entrance Awards/Bursaries

                  Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia Bursary

                  Barbara Brink Internship/Scholarship

                  Canadian Federation of University Women Scholarship

                  Richmond Firefighters Association: Community Scholarship  Family Scholarship

                  Jock Murdoch Memorial Scholarship

  May 1     Richmond Chamber of Commerce – Carol Young Scholarship

                  1800 Wheelchair Canada Scholarship

                  Joint Diversity Scholarship

                  The United Croats of Canada King Tomislav Branch Scholarships/Bursaries

                  Richmond Chamber of Commerce Carol Young Scholarship Program

   May 4    BC Tech Scholarship

                  Youth Transforming Society Scholarship for Community Service



  April 29    Vancouver International Universities Fair   

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