Strikers Weekly - Week of October 14, 2018









Just a reminder that next week, our schedule is a little unusual.  Monday and Tuesday are Collaboration Days (first class will begin at 9:50am).  Friday is a Professional Day (school not in session).


Congratulations to recent graduate, Ms. Nicole R., winner of the Governor General's Academic Medal.  Here is some background of this award:

Lord Dufferin, Canada’s third Governor General after Confederation, created the Academic Medals in 1873 to encourage academic excellence across the nation. Over the years, they have become the most prestigious award that students in Canadian schools can receive.

For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school, as well as from approved college or university programs. Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, Kim Campbell, Robert Bourassa, Robert Stanfield and Gabrielle Roy are just some of the more than 50 000 people who have received the Governor General’s Academic Medal as the start of a life of accomplishment.

Today, the Governor General’s Academic Medals are awarded at four distinct levels: Bronze at the secondary school level; Collegiate Bronze at the post-secondary, diploma level; Silver at the undergraduate level; and Gold at the graduate level. Medals are presented on behalf of the Governor General by participating educational institutions, along with personalized certificates signed by the Governor General. There is no monetary award associated with the Medal. (ref:



McRoberts Minute - Episode One



Welcome to the first video produced by Mr. McBurney and Mme. Mainville exploring a variety of topics intended to help students achieve the most success possible.  McRoberts Minute is a video series that provides parents with practical tips for supporting their kids. The series is created by McRoberts teachers with grade 8 parents in mind.  Watch for new videos every couple of weeks on topics from building organizational skills, to supporting reluctant readers.


Have you signed up for School Cash Online Yet? 




Follow these three simple steps and you are set up for the year.  Students in multiple schools.  No problem.  Signing up to the system will allow you access schools for each student member of the family.  School Cash Online now accepts credit cards!


To View fees and Pay with Credit Card, click onto SchoolCashOnline to create your personal account.


Playing with Fire (or lasers)

It is amazing what can be done with a little creativity, some encouraging staff, and a $35000 dollar laser cutter.  Students in Mr. Looney's class saw first hand the power and precision of our laser cutter. 



Post Secondary Mini Fair - Wednesday October 17, 2018 

McRoberts Post-Secondary Institutions of BC Mini Fair will take place immediately following early dismissal at 2:30 pm.  Eighteen Post-Secondary Institution Reps will be in the Drama Room off to the side of the main foyer.


SFU - Thursday October 18, 2018  

SFU Information Session at lunch in the Library.


Miss Teen Globe Princess 2018

Recently one of our students, Marlene Ong, competed in the Miss Teen Globe pagent in Toronto.  Marlene was crowned Ms. Teen Globe Canada Second Princess.  Here is the press release about her victory:

Marlene Ong of Richmond, British Columbia is currently a high school student attending Hugh McRoberts Secondary School and she is Grade 11. Marlene went to Toronto to compete for the 2018 Miss Teen Canada Globe pageant representing British Columbia....

Marlene had the opportunity to become a local and national celebrity and have community involvement through television and radio interviews, galas, modelling,  charity events, volunteer work, balls and so on.

Marlene Ong was crowned as Miss Teen Canada Globe 2nd princess and got the special awards of Miss Bikini Queen, Miss Runaway, and placed as a 2nd runner up for National Costume. She believes that every gift and talent is created within each person for the purpose of serving and uplifting others. Marlene learned early that “family” was the most important part of one’s life. Her love for her family is what has inspired Marlene to enter into the world of pageantry and she believe in what it stands for. She also want to use her platform which is Helping Hands For Seniors to become a voice to motivate others. With her national title she will be representing Canada for Miss Teen Americas 2019 in El Salvador.

She says her experience with pageant has helped her to get a lot of opportunities like walking in New York Fashion Week in February 2019, Toronto Fashion Week and much more.



Registered Disability Saving Plans (RDSPs) 

Attached and below is important information about an upcoming workshop for parents, on Registered Disability Saving Plans (RDSPs), sponsored by Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL). RDSPs is financial contributions that are set aside and contributed to by the federal government, to assist families in saving for the long term security of their child with a disability.

This is a very valuable workshop for any parent whose child has a documented disability.




From Ms. Millar (Career Information Advisor)