Strikers Weekly - Week of October 16, 2021





A great way to start the week....


From the McRoberts Interact Club:

To thank McRoberts staff for their effort and hardwork, the McRoberts Interact Club drew a series of chalk illustrations on the school pavement. Teachers, counsellors, and janitors were some of the staff that received words of gratitude.




A Special Welcome to our International Students

Members of our International Mentorship group went and visited classrooms to give our new International Students a special treat as a welcome to McRoberts, a welcome to BC, and a welcome to Canada (all in a neat package).



Extending a Short Story

Ms. McKenna's Creative Writing 11 class has been doing some script writing as an extension of a short story they read to show their understanding of the characters. Although they didn’t need to act out their script, Gareth, Renan, Yasha and Matthew decided to perform in front of the class and they did such a spectacular job!



Engineering Club... Testing their Skills

The students in the engineering club tested their engineering aptitude and creativity by building the highest tower they could (that could also support a tennis ball).  After a number of thoughtful minutes, the students in the club found interesting ways to complete this task.



Looking for Some Free Academic Support?

Though they are not experts, they are free.  Students in need of a bit of extra academic support can sign up for some free tutoring (in person or online).  



Photo Retakes are Now Available to View


Pointsetta Sales - Rugby Fundraiser

Here is a LINK to School Cash Online if you wish to purchase some now.  (Link has been updated on October 18).




Some Messages from the School District's Career Programs Office


Looking for International Homestays



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


Week October 18 - 22, 2021

A reminder to grade eleven and twelve students and their parents to check the Career Centre Website Calendar often for date-specific information updates and Like and Follow Ms. Millar’s Career Centre Facebook Page to receive notifications. See Post-Secondary Websites for the latest information and updates. Post-secondary information events for students and their parents are virtual and online at this time. Post-Secondary Advisors will be available to follow up with any questions you may have.

*Grade twelve students most post-secondary applications open at the start of October. U VIC + ECUAD opened Sept 15/21. There is a General Timeline posted on my Facebook Page. See the Post-Secondary Websites for post-secondary program admission requirements and for application/

deadline updates! Attend the Virtual Online Post-Secondary information sessions to learn more!

Applications for most Post-Secondary Institutions Open OCT 1! Most Post-Secondary Institutions will direct you automatically in the application process to Apply early to College, as some programs fill quickly. Visit other Post-Secondary Websites for information on how/when to apply and attend the virtual information sessions. College/University representatives will be available to follow-up with any questions you may have.

Among institutions accepting applications. See Post-Secondary websites for application information.

OCT 1 SFU and UBC see websites for details on how/when to apply.



OCT 1/21 Langara Opens for Applications

See website for details:

OCT 1/21 University of Calgary Admission for Fall 2022 Opens

See website for details:

OCT 2/21+ 9 AM-2PM Experience VIU Vancouver Island University Virtual Event Learn all about becoming a VIU student, programs, admission requirements, how to apply, and chat with representatives from different faculties! There will be many upcoming sessions on various topics. For details and to register, visit:

OCT 1/21 BCIT Opens for Applications See website for details:

OCT 1/21 Douglas College Opens for applications. See website

OCT 1/21 KPU Opens for Applications See website for details:


Among upcoming dates

OCT 18/21 3:30-4:30 Richmond students! UBC Virtual Information Session

Information will be covered on how/when to apply, programs, admission requirements, how to submit your marks/transcripts, tuition, and what to expect after you apply, etc. UBC Representatives will be available to follow up with any questions you have.

Zoom link:

Passcode: 681431


OCT 18/21 UBC Virtual Application Webinar for Prospective High School Students

Come talk to UBC admission representatives and ask questions regarding attending UBC in Vancouver.

Grade twelves remember to check UBC’s Upcoming Tours and Events Page for more opportunities!


OCT 18/21 5 AM UofT Webinar for Prospective Students



OCT 18/21 Discover UVic 5-6 pm Are you thinking about studying at UVic, if so join them for an online event to learn what it truly means to be a UVic student. You’ll explore the possibilities of what a UVic education has to offer. You’ll hear about co-op programs and why hands-on learning is so important, how you can engage with your surroundings, and how the UVic community can inspire you to succeed. Register here:


OCT 19/21 9:00 AM-7 PM Post-Secondary BC PSBC Virtual Fairs

Find your post-secondary future at the 2021 PSBC Virtual Fair.

To register go to:


OCT 19/21 SFU for International Students Virtual Information Session: Living on Burnaby Mountain 8-9: AM


OCT 20/21 3:30-4:30 PM UBC Financial Advising Virtual Webinar

Join this session to learn about financial planning throughout your degree. This information session is designed to help you understand how to use UBC's Cost Calculator, navigate student loans and bursaries, and provide information about different awards that may be available to you throughout your degree.


OCT 20/21 U of Alberta Webinar for International Students 3:00 – 4:00 PM (PT) Are you an international high school student studying in Canada? Join online and learn about the exciting academic and professional opportunities available to you at the University of Alberta! Find out about language requirements and other important information for international students. This session will begin with a short presentation and will be followed by a Q & A with a UAlberta Advisor. To register go to:


OCT 21/21 (11:59pm EDT) UofT National Scholarship Program Deadline - The National Scholarship rewards original, creative, and committed Canadian secondary school students. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities.The National Scholarship covers tuition, incidental and residence fees for up to four years of study. Finalists not designated as National Scholars receive Arbor Scholarships at a value of $7,500 in the first year and $1,500 per year for three additional years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto. Application Process: Students must submit an online application form in order to be considered for the National Scholarship. The National Scholarship application is now open for the 2022-2023 admission cycle. To apply visit:


OCT 21/21 Corpus Christi-ST. Mark's College Virtual Open House Preview Night The future of students start with Corpus Christi-St. Mark's College's small campus experience. It is small enough to really get to know your professors and kindle lifelong friendships with fellow students. This year, we are happy to be able to welcome students, parents, counsellors, and guests back to our campus for an evening session. We will also be live-streaming the event.


OCT 23/21 Saturday 12-3 PM University of Saskatchewan Virtual Open House Explore academic programs and student experiences at USask through: -Live-streamed demonstrations and presentations -One-on-one chats with representatives from programs and services across USask -Digital materials For details and to register visit:

Questions? Drop in or contact Ms. Millar to make an appointment

Please include your name, grade, and which school you attend in your email – thanks!

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.