Strikers Weekly - Week of May 23, 2021













McRoberts 2021 CHEW (Community, Health, Education and Wellness) 5 Day Challenge!

What is the CHEW Challenge?

  • The focus of CHEW is to build the feeling of connectedness and community at McRoberts.
  • Classes are encouraged to complete the 5 activities we’ve created and document their progress. As classrooms are diverse in terms of grades, language of instruction, curricular areas, and abilities we’re asking teachers to adapt as is needed. We are also including alternate activities if needed.
  • The challenge will run from May 10 – May 28. You can choose when to incorporate these challenges within that timeframe. All submissions for the final “grand prize” are due by May 28!
  • CHEW is exploring the question, “How can we improve the feeling of community and connectedness at McRoberts?” The focus of CHEW is to create opportunities and activities in order to help students feel more connected to their school community (staff and peers), and create a feeling of belonging.



STUCO Promotion Video at TABLE 38 

At TABLE38 (District Student Leaders) a video contest was introduced at the meeting last month.  The McRoberts Student Council (STUCO) was challenged to make a video to advertise one of our events.  Here was their entry.

At the APRIL 21 session, we will explore creative ways that we are keeping our communities connected during the trying times of COVID-19. Students will brainstorm and plan a video that engages their student body and creates action. Participants will be challenged to bring their ideas back to their home schools and actually create this video to share at the May 19 TABLE38 meeting. We will have prizes!  




McRoberts Idol Friday May 28th


Congratulations to all who competed in this year's McRobert's Idol.  The three finalists have been named.  They will compete Friday for the title of McRoberts Idol 2021.  Fans are encouraged to vote via Instagram @mcrstuco for the person who should win this year's title following the performances!



Vaccine Update


From Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) - Provincial COVID-19 Immunization Plan.


Registration is now open for all 12- to 17-year-olds in the VCH region to book an appointment to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, approved earlier this month by Health Canada for this age group.


With this new age cohort, vaccination is now available for everyone in the VCH region aged 12 and older (born in 2009 or earlier) and it’s important for everyone who is eligible to register and get vaccinated.

Parents, grandparents and guardians who have not yet been vaccinated should also register now. COVID-19 vaccines are saving lives, keeping people healthy and helping us get back to our usual activities.


Please note: registration and booking is a two-step process.





Visit or call 1-833-838-2323 and provide the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Postal Code
  • Personal Health Number
  • E-mail address or phone number


Parents or guardians can register to book an appointment for children aged 12-17, or youth may also book their own appointments; youth aged 12-17 do not need parental consent to receive a vaccination.



You will be notified by e-mail or text when it’s time for you to book an appointment. If you experience difficulty booking, please call 1-833-838-2323 (open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) for assistance.


After registering each child, parents or guardians who have already booked a vaccination appointment for themselves or for one child can bring all registered children aged 12-17 to the appointment to receive a shot.





Is this vaccine safe?

Safety and efficacy of Pfizer vaccine has been assessed in all ages, including children 12-17 years of age.


How much will the vaccine cost?

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone in B.C.


Why is it important to get vaccinated?

If a majority of British Columbians get the COVID-19 vaccine, this will reduce transmission and help us get back to our usual activities.


Once I’ve been vaccinated do I still have to follow public health orders?

Until herd immunity is reached, we all need to continue to protect each other by following public health orders and:

  • Washing our hands
  • Staying home when sick
  • Staying physically distant from people we don’t know
  • Wearing a mask in public indoor spaces


When will I get my second dose?

Following provincial and national recommendations, we are currently offering second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine 16 weeks after the first dose. Once everyone in B.C. who is eligible has been offered their first dose, the interval may be shortened.


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Cirque du Sore Legs

The McRoberts Hughmanitarian Club is running a socially distant fun opportunity.  While we all know that getting active is important, the nice part of this activity is that you can even be active within the confines of your own home.  Stay tuned for more information of how you can participate in this simple step counting challenge.



Wellness Club's: Tip of the Week 


McRoberts Green Team's: Tip of the Week





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


Week MAY 24 - 28, 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 Application Dates:

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:

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 now!

Langara College:

Douglas College:


​Open to students entering Gr 11 or 12 in Sept 2021+any student returning to complete grad requirements. Plumbing and Cooking held in SD38 schools and part of the program is spent with 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)
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:​   to set up a Zoom meeting.


MAY 24/21 at 8:59 PM PST Deadline Jean Lumb Awards

Awards will be presented to sixteen outstanding high school students who have achieved excellence in eight areas. Each award is valued at $1000. Academics, Athletics, the Arts, Community Services, Defence of the Environment, Dignity of Life, Innovation, Leader of Tomorrow (new) Consideration will be given to an additional applicant who applies for any of the eight award categories and who is also accepted to attend the University of Toronto Scarborough. This would be a seventeenth award recipient. You may apply for more than one award category. A SEPARATE application is required for each award category. Visa or international students are not eligible to apply. After submitting this form, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. The email will contain a link to edit your application up until the deadline. For complete details visit:

MAY 24/21 at 6 pm South Arm Community Association Scholarship Deadline to Apply

$1000 is available for this scholarship. Potentially one­-three applicants will be chosen so the $1000 could be split up 2-3 ways. So, a successful applicant can receive either $333, $500, or the full $1000. This scholarship is available to graduating high school students that exemplify a commitment to volunteering with the South Arm Community Association. The scholarship will support a graduate pursuing post-secondary education. All received applications will be screened, and qualified candidates will be scheduled for a short interview via phone/video conference with the SACA Youth Committee. Following interviews, the successful applicant(s) will be contacted, and the certificate will be mailed. Funds from the scholarship will be transferred to the applicant following the receipt of proof of registration in courses at a recognized post-secondary institution. Successful recipient(s) will need to meet the following qualifications: - Volunteered a minimum of 50 hours with the South Arm Community Association in Grade 11 and Grade 12 years combined - Exemplifies leadership and commitment to volunteering at school and in their community - Proof of registration in courses at a recognized post-secondary institution is required. Email for the form and complete, then with Accompanying Documents email to JDEGRAAUW@RICHMOND.CA

BY Monday May 24th @ 6pm​


MAY 25/21 (JOURNALISM) The University of King's College (Halifax) Foundation Year Program (FYP) Webinars. University of King's College (Halifax) will be hosting three webinars on the Foundation Year Program and how it fits into arts, sciences and journalism degrees. Each degree pathway will have its own webinar and will feature Dr Daniel Brandes, the Director of the Foundation Year Program, and a faculty member from the featured program:  Students can RSVP at:

MAY 25/21 Link 38 Application Deadline for students wishing to take a KPU Course in their grade 12 year. Applications are available at


MAY 25/21 + MAY 27/21 6-7 PM  ZOOM-Based Entrepreneurship Workshop by UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business Exclusively for Grades 10 & 11 Students​

• Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money • How do you know if you have a good idea for a side-hustle business? • Learn from UVIC, TV and industry experts how to evaluate side-hustles and other new business ideas • Consider applying what you learn in the session in your own side-hustle this summer See what a university entrepreneurship class is like and learn why you might want to consider UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business. This free entrepreneurship workshop for grade 10 and 11 students allows attendees to test drive what it’s like to be in a UVIC Business classroom. This workshop is being led by entrepreneurship faculty members Brock Smith and Claudia Smith and will give you a taste of Gustavson and entrepreneurship through a fun and engaging session. This workshop is a good fit if one or more of these apply to you: • You are in grade 10 or 11 • You’ve seen some neat ideas on TikTok or Instagram and wonder about doing something similar • You want to learn some entrepreneurial skills, or about business in general • You are interested in what a university class might be like • You and your friends want to make some money this summer with an idea of your own The workshop will be delivered on Zoom, and there are two dates to choose from: To register for Tues, May 25 6-7pm

Register Thurs May 27 from 6-7pm:

Contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor at  for more information

MAY 26/21 Langara Course Planning Sessions for New and Prospective Students via ZOOM

These one-hour sessions facilitated by a Langara Counsellor, will provide information on studying at Langara, transferring to a university, course selection, planning, and registration, prerequisites, the BC Transfer Guide, student support at Langara, and more. You do not need to register for these sessions.

Wednesday, May 26 - 3:30pm-4:30pm

Monday, June 7 - 3:30pm-4:30pm    

Thursday, June 10 - 2:00pm-3:00pm 

Tuesday, June 15 - 2:00pm-3:00pm  

Friday, June 18 - 2:00pm-3:00pm      

Tuesday, June 22 - 3:30pm-4:30pm  

Thursday, June 24 - 2:00pm-3:00pm 

Monday, June 28 - 2:00pm-3:00pm 

Wednesday, June 30 - 3:30pm-4:30pm

Monday, July 5 - 2:00pm-3:00pm     



MAY 26 Western University Next-Steps Presentations

Wish you had a checklist of what you need to do after you get an offer of admission? This presentation is for you. Learn exactly what needs to happen between now and your first day of class. Can't join a live session or still have questions? Watch a recording from a previous Next Steps presentation or send a message. Details at:


MAY 27/21 3-7 PM Vancouver Island University Trades and Applied Technology Virtual Expo Via ZOOM VIU’s First-ever Trades and Applied Technology Virtual Expo! It’s your chance to find out about all 18 of VIU's trade programs – from Horticulture, Power Engineering, Electrician, Culinary, Office Administration, Carpentry, Hairdressing, and more! Register through Eventbrite:


MAY 30/21 Thompson Rivers University BEng in Software Engineering Extended Application Deadline. Admission requirements are 67% or higher in: ENGL 12, Pre-Calc 12, CHEM 11, PHYSICS 11 (only). BEng in Software Engineering Program offers small cohorts, an achievable admission requirement package, the only SENG program outside the lower mainland and an Engineering Degree at an affordable cost. Courses for Fall 2021 will be on-campus! It’s a competitive program so students must apply now:



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.