Strikers Weekly - Week of June 13, 2021










Butterfly Project is well underway.  With the help of some very committed students, each student and staff member has been given an opportunity to share words of inspiration.  




Save the Date (and Time) - June 13th - 1pm 


Not just for Grade 12's and their families....   This Sunday at 1pm, join us (virtually) for the airing of the Virtual Valedictory Ceremony for the McRoberts Graduates of 2021.  Though the students were part of the filming, this will be the first opportunity for our community (including our grads) to watch the ceremony.  The ceremony will be posted on the front page of the website at 1pm on Sunday June 13th.  A direct link will also be sent directly to our grade 12 students and their families.



Some Q's and A's about Vaccination for Children Aged 12-17


Note: the PDF is attached below (with live links).


From the BC Centre for Disease Control


Children aged 12-17 can now get a COVID-19 vaccine in B.C. Here are some answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccinations in children. More information is available on the BCCDC website at 


Why should children get vaccinated? 

When a child is vaccinated, they can be exposed to COVID-19 without getting sick. If they do get sick, it’s usually not very serious. Most children aren’t likely to get very sick from COVID-19, but some children will. Being vaccinated is the best way to protect children from COVID-19. 

Having children vaccinated helps protect the people around them too, including those who might get very sick from COVID-19. If a child is vaccinated, they are much less likely to spread COVID-19. 

The more people who are vaccinated in B.C., the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread. This helps protect everyone. 


 What vaccine will children get? 

Children aged 12-17 will be offered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Health Canada recently approved this vaccine for people aged 12 and older. Clinical trials showed this vaccine is safe and effective for this age group. 

Other vaccines may be offered if more vaccines are approved for children. 


How do we know this vaccine is safe? 

Health Canada has an extensive review and approval process. This ensures the safety and quality of vaccines. They determined the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is safe for people aged 12 and older. Learn more about vaccine safety. 


Is getting a COVID-19 vaccine the right choice? 

Having questions about vaccination is normal. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines to help decide if vaccination is the right choice for you or your family. You can also call 8-1-1 or talk to a health care provider if you have questions. 

Not all COVID-19 vaccine information is reliable. Learn how to find trusted information about vaccines. 

Public health recommends all eligible people get a COVID-19 vaccine. This protects you and the people around you. COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be available in B.C. You don’t have to decide right now if you’re not sure. 


Do children have to get vaccinated? 

Getting vaccinated isn’t mandatory. Nobody has to be vaccinated if they (or their parent/guardian who makes health decisions for them) don’t want to be. 


Do parents/guardians need to provide consent for their child to get vaccinated? 

There is no set age in B.C. for when a child can provide consent on their own. To provide consent for getting a COVID-19 vaccine, the child must: 

 be able to understand the benefits and risks of vaccination and, 

 be able to make decisions about their own health. 


The health care provider giving the vaccine then decides if the child can consent on their own. 

Generally, children aged 12 and older are given the opportunity to consent to immunizations themselves. Learn more about informed consent and mature minor consent. 


Where can children get vaccinated? 

You can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children at the same clinics as adults. 


How do children get vaccinated? 

1. Register. Children (or their parent/caregiver) can register one of three ways: 

 Online at, available in 12 different languages 

 By telephone through a provincial call centre (toll-free) at 1-833-838-2323. Available in 140 different languages. 

 In person at the nearest Service BC location. 


You will need to provide the child’s personal health number. This is on their CareCard or on a BC Services Card/Drivers License. If you don’t have the child’s personal health number, call the provincial call centre. 

You will also need to provide an e-mail or phone number so you can be contacted when it is time to book an appointment. 

2. Book or attend an appointment. 


Children can get vaccinated at their own appointment or by attending a family member’s appointment. Learn more about appointments for children 12 to 17. 

Trusted sources of information about COVID-19 vaccines 

 BCCDC: Information on vaccine safety, getting a vaccine and FAQs 

 Immunize BC: Reliable immunization information and helpful tools 

 BC Government: Detailed information on how to get vaccinated in BC 

 HealthLink BC: Information on COVID-19 vaccines, available in 13 languages 


Cooking up Some Breakfast

Students in Ms. Tseng's Level 3/4 Food Studies classes were hard at work making a delicious breakfast feast.



Tips of the Week





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



Week June 14 – 18, 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:

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 considering attending a College, be sure to apply asap! Douglas and Langara Colleges and BCIT, KPU are still accepting applications for some programs!


JUN 15/21  7 PM – 8:30 PM JIBC Law Enforcement Studies Diploma Program Information Session via Eventbrite

Interested in a career in law enforcement or public safety? Learn about the education, applied skills and specialized knowledge required to become a superior candidate in the recruiting process. To learn more about the LES Diploma program at the JIBC New Westminster Campus, visit  Applications are now being accepted for the January 2022 cohort of this program. For inquiries about the program and the information session, please send an email to  To register for the virtual-event visit:  A link to the event will be given on the day of the event to the email address provided when registering via Eventbrite.


JUN 15/21+  Langara Course Planning Sessions for New and Prospective Students via ZOOM

Langara will be hosting upcoming online Course Planning Workshops 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 pre-register for these information sessions.

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



JUN 15/21 Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards $5,000 - 12 Awards Deadline

To be eligible a student must be enrolled in high school/undergrad programs, and create a short film on one of the designated topics:


JUN 15/21 Douglas College Music Scholarships Extended Deadline

The Music Department offers performance-based, full-tuition scholarships to two outstanding candidates each year. Details and the application form at:

JUN 15/21 CNIB Scholarships Deadline
$5,000 x 9 Awards. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be accepted to a post-secondary program by the fall and be considered blind or partially sighted in their educational journeys. For details


JUN 15/21 Confratellanza Italo-Canadese 2021 Scholarship Deadline

The scholarships are open to this year's graduating secondary school students planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution for the first time in 2021. To be eligible for this scholarship candidates must 1) be of Italian origin i.e. as having at least one parent or grandparent of direct Italian descent, 2) be living in a city or municipality within the 21-member Greater Vancouver Regional District, 3) have an academic standing sufficient to qualify for entry into the post-secondary institution of their choice, and 4) submit a completed application form with supporting documentation post-marked no later than June 15, 2021 to: Confratellanza Italo-Canadese Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 57091 2748 East Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C. V5K 1Z9.  For more information visit the website at:


JUN 16, 17/21 CapU Course Planning and Advising ZOOM Online Workshops for Newly Admitted Students

Newly admitted students are invited to attend a course planning session offered by the Academic Advising team to help you and fellow students navigate your options. At the group advising workshops, you will learn where to find important information to help guide your decision-making, and what courses you need to satisfy your program’s requirements. JUN 16/21 - 11 am-12:30 pm JUN 17/21 – 5-6:30 pm JUN 23/21 – 8-9:30 am JUN 24/21 – 5-6:30 pm JUN 29/21 – 6-7:30 pm JUL 6/21 – 6-7:30 pm To register for the sessions visit:


JUN 18/21 Douglas College Theatre Program Auditions

Douglas College Theatre Department is holding auditions on June 18 for the Theatre Diploma Program, which starts this September. See website for details:​​


​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.