Strikers Weekly - Week of April 4, 2021






Welcome back.  Hopefully all of you had a wonderful (though different) Spring Break.  

Though we just returned, time to spend bit more time away during the Easter Weekend.  Enjoy and be safe.




Amazing art, amazing artists.  Thanks Ms. Miller for the photos.





Caught in the act of doing good things...

From the Richmond News:

Students from a McRoberts secondary student club fundraised and donated flowers and handmade cards to seniors at Gilmore Gardens Retirement Residence on Monday.

Iris Gu, president of the student club at, said the idea came from their club sponsor teacher.

"Our teacher mentioned that seniors were isolated because of the pandemic and that it would be a good idea to cheer them up," said Gu.

The student club launched an Easter-themed chocolate fundraiser at school and used the proceeds to purchase the flowers.

In total, 93 potted-flowers and handmade greetings cards, wishing them a happy spring, were delivered.

When the flowers and cards were delivered, Gu and her fellow club members Emma Pohl and Keira Lee said they felt "accomplished" and was excited to be able to bring "joy to the seniors."

"Giving back to our community during this time is important because everyone is in a difficult situation and it's not just the seniors," they said.

"Everyone likes to feel appreciated or even surprised because its a tough time."





For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly at: is external)


Week April 5-9, 2021

*Note:  Grade 12 students, as always, and due to the current Covid19 situation be sure to check post-secondary/email accounts/websites often for any updates. Contact Post-Secondary Institutions directly with questions regarding your application/offer and they will best advise you. If you have not already done so, it is advisable that students apply to Colleges as soon as possible. *After applying to any Post-Secondary be sure to include them on your STS order form so they will be able to receive your marks electronically from the BC Ministry of Education.


Among Post-Secondary Institutions Applications:

Sep 24   UBC Application Portal Opened  DEC 1 Deadline to apply for early application, Entrance Awards consideration. JAN 15 UBC Regular Deadline to apply. UBC deadlines timeline:

Oct 1   SFU Application Portal Opens. Apply via  DEC 15 Deadline for Awards. JAN 31 Regular Deadline to apply. SFU deadlines timeline:

Jan 31 UVic Deadline to apply. UVic Deadlines:

Oct 1   Douglas College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   Langara College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   KPU Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   BCIT-applications open-varies-check/apply via BCIT:

*Grade 12’s - If you are interested in attending a College, be sure to apply asap!


Grade 12 students! Scholarships usually require that students themselves apply directly online. Some do require school nomination consideration, and for these, forms must be submitted into Ms. Stone-Charlton by the in-school deadline. See Mc Robert’s Scholarship Application Forms on wall in Counselling Centre. Others require specific Nomination Consideration Forms, visit:


APR 5/21 PDK Educational Foundation Scholarship - $5,000 – 100 Awards Deadline

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a member in good standing of one of the following associations: Educators Rising, Educators Rising Collegiate, Pi Lambda Theta, and/or PDK Association. B) Be pursuing a career in public education. For details:


APR 6/21 Capilano U's Arts & Entertainment Management Diploma Program Deadline to Apply

The two-year Arts and Entertainment Management (AEM) diploma program prepares students for dynamic careers in the business side of the fast-paced and growing arts and entertainment industry. Applications are open through April 6. Find more information on the Arts and Entertainment Management diploma program page:


APR 7/21 Career Programs Student Zoom Sessions 3pm - Ask Questions and learn more about the Career Programs at SD38.   



APR 7/21 @ 5:00 PM  Discover UVic Online Event

Learn what it really means to be a UVic student More than just getting into university, explore the possibilities. You'll hear about the co-op program and why hands-on learning is so important, how you can engage with your surroundings, and how the community can inspire you to succeed. Registration closes 2 hours in advance:


APR 7 at 7 PM and MAY 11/21at 4:30 PM How to Apply to KPU Online Information Sessions

Register at:


APR 8/21 JIBC VIRTUAL INFO SESSION—YOUR NEXT STEPS TO JIBC 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Find out how you can become a JIBC student at this information session geared towards prospective applicants living in Canada. The session will feature a number of presentations on our areas of study and student services, including talks on: • Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) • Emergency Management Division • Fire & Safety Division • Paramedicine & Health Sciences • Centre for Conflict Resolution & Leadership • JIBC Office of Indigenization • JIBC Student Services, Financial Aid & Bursaries and JIBC Library You will receive the link to the event content in a reminder email two days before the event date. To register visit: ​


​Open to students entering Gr 11 or 12 in September 2021 + any student returning to complete grad requirements.
Plumbing and Cooking are held in SD38 schools and part of the program is spent with our partner post-secondary school (PSI).
Other 12 programs are full-time at a PSI (semester)​.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - M BCIT (Richmond Campus)
Auto – Collision Repair (VCC)
Auto – Refinishing Prep Technician (VCC)
Baking & Pastry Arts (VCC)
Carpentry (BCIT)
Construction Electrician (BCIT)
Joiner (Cabinetmaker) BCIT
Metal Fabrication (BCIT)
Millwright (KPU)
Commercial Painting (FTI)
Sheet Metal Worker (BCIT)
Welding (KPU)
The district PAYS the post-secondary TUITION; students get high school and post-secondary course credit. Information and forms are available at:

The SD38 Career Programs office is happy to Zoom with any students/parents to chat about programs. Just email requests to:​ and they will set up a Zoom meeting.

For the latest post-secondary, events, and scholarship information, *Follow Ms. Millar’s face book page to receive notifications as soon as new information comes in!

See the Career Centre Website and Calendar for date-specific post-secondary, events, and scholarship information:


This section will have information from Ms. Millar (our Career Information Advisor).  Weekly updates will include information on Post Secondary Information as well as potential Scholarship Opportunities.