Strikers Weekly - Week of November 25, 2018












This week, McRoberts hosted the first Women in Leadership Meeting.  Students representing each of the secondary schools have been invited to create action-leadership projects that help to continue develop leadership skills and engage in the dialogue about gender imbalance in leadership roles beyond the highschool walls.




A New STRIKER... thanks to the Animal Rescue Club


Congratulations and thanks to the Animal Rescue Club. Though it is unusual for the sponsor to name a rescued animal, the boy with Dog with Wings in Edmonton who will now take ownership of this beautiful pup, has agreed with the groups wishes and named him "STRIKER."  Welcome to the McRoberts family Striker.


We Day Family

Though we were not able to send a group to We Day this year, we were able to send a group to the We Day Family.  Though shorter, it was a powerful and moving event for all involved.





Looking for something fun to do after early dismissal at school on Wednesdays? The Newcomer Youth Connect program is running a FREE after-school cooking program on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00PM in Room 130 (Foods Room).

Learn to make healthy foods

Eat tasty and fun snacks

Learn about food cultures around the world




Richmond Public Library Visits the McRoberts Library

Though we have many resources on our own, the community library system offers our students and their families other options to get a wide array of materials.  This week, staff from the Richmond Public Library came to share what they can offer to those who use the city library system.



Graduation Assessments

This will be the last year for "Provincial Exams."  Students in Grade 12 who are taking English 12, Communications 12, and/or Francais Langue 12 will write a provincial exam (worth 40% of the students' mark).  After this year, 100% of the mark will be based on the students class mark.  Beginning next year, however, students will be replacing these language arts exams with the Graduation Literacy Exam.  To be completed by their grade 12 year, the exams will be piloted in some schools this year with full implementation to begin in the 2019-20 school year.  Students will also be required to complete the Graduation Numeracy Assessment (which many have completed last year) as part of graduation requirements for this year's grade 12's (unless they have written a grade 10 Mathematics Provincial Exam).  Students who need to still complete the numeracy assessment have been notified (and will be reminded) prior to the January write.


From the BC Ministry of Education:

Graduation assessments are changing to align with the new curriculum. As part of the updated graduation requirements, students in the B.C. Graduation Program will have to complete two provincial assessments. They will focus on the demonstration and application of numeracy and literacy.

  • The Graduation Numeracy Assessment was implemented in the 2017/18 school year.
  • The Graduation Literacy Assessment will be implemented in the 2019/20 school year. 
  • The Language Arts 12 exams will be phased out as the Literacy Assessment is introduced. Until the Literacy Assessment is fully implemented in the 2019/20 school year, the Language Arts 12 exams will remain in place and will continue to be 40% of the final, blended mark for Language Arts 12 courses. 
  • Students graduating in the 2018/19 school year will take a Language Arts 12 course and associated provincial exam to satisfy graduation requirements for the B.C. Graduation Program.

Graduation assessments are changing to align with the new curriculum and international trends for large-scale assessments. As part of the updated graduation requirements, students in the B.C. Graduation Program will have to complete two* provincial assessments. They will focus on the demonstration and application of numeracy and literacy.

The Graduation Numeracy Assessment was introduced in the 2017/18 school year.

The Graduation Literacy Assessments are still under development and will be introduced in the 2019/20 school year (all Language Arts 12 examinations will continue until that time, and then be phased out in the process).

*Francophone and French Immersion students who wish to graduate with a Double Dogwood (both the British Columbia Certificate of Graduation and the Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires) will need to complete both the English Literacy Assessment plus the Évaluation de littératie – Français langue première (Francophone students) or the Évaluation de littératie – Français langue seconde – Immersion (Immersion students).



Blood Donor Centres in Richmond




From Ms. Millar (Career Information Advisor)

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