Strikers Weekly - Week of December 5, 2021








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Breakfast With Santa - Tickets Will Sell Out

On Friday, December 17th, our last day of classes before the Winter Break, we are bringing back the traditional Breakfast With Santa Event.  This event has been planned and organized by our Senior Human Service Students. Though the event is titled “Breakfast with Santa,” the event itself will be an opportunity for students and staff to join together for a holiday celebration, regardless of how our holiday break is celebrated. Following COVID Protocols, with care to adequately space participants, and with individually packaged pancake meals, this low key event will include a simple breakfast followed by some entertainment and a photo booth.


Tickets for this event are $5.00 and are now on sale via School Cash Online.  Use this LINK to purchase your ticket.  We would encourage you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible as we anticipate this event will sell out.  Note:  ticket sales close on December 9th at 3pm, or as soon as tickets sell out.  


As we are following COVID Protocols, we will be using both of our large gymnasiums to host this event.  As a results, groups hoping to sit together should aim to arrive together.


In order to accommodate this event, the bell schedule for the day will be adjusted (and will include an early dismissal).


Friday December 17, 2021

  • 7:30am to 8:55am            Breakfast with Santa (optional)
  • 9:00 to 10:00 am               Block A
  • 10:05 to 11:05 am             Block B
  • 11:20 to 12:15 pm             Block C
  • 12:15 – 1:00 pm                 Lunch
  • 1:05 to 2:00pm                  Block D



Paper Eligance

Ms. Tseng's students took recycling to a whole new level.  Creating custom dresses with both a tight timeline and an emphasis on creativity, the students created some beautiful designs.  


Creating a Winter Wonderland 

The Art Club has started their annual holiday window painting in the foyer.  



In Preparation of the January Production

Mr. Wilson's Drama and Stage Craft Classes are hard at work preparing sets and props for the upcoming production scheduled for January.  With the easing of some of our current COVID Protocols, our Theatre Department is excited to be able to present live theatre back to our school.



A Virtual Field Trip

Ms. Swali's students had the opportunity to be part of a virtual field trip to Bamfield Marine Science Centre.  This, the first of three virtual opportunities, is described by the organizers in this way:

Bamfield educators will show an amazing array of creatures found underneath their docks. In addition, students will be taken underwater with an ROV. Armed with a 4K live camera, the ROV allows you to discover the incredible diversity of species that make Bamfield Inlet their home!”


Butterfly Project Nears Completion

The McRoberts  Student Community Committee has been working hard to complete their Butterfly Project, a project designed to build community and connectedness at McRoberts.  In the Spring of 2021, McRoberts students wrote messages on paper butterflies with the theme of “What Inspires You.”   Student messages ranged from tributes to family and friends, to what activities brings them joy. 

Look for the final inspirational product, to be installed in the McRoberts library in the new year.



Book Drive a Great Success

Congratulations to the Hughmanitarian Club for their very successful book drive.  All books collected will be donated to BC Children's Hospital.  Thanks to all that organized and a special thanks to all who contributed.



Looking for Volunteers




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).  


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


Week December 6 - 10, 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 at this time. Post-Secondary Advisors will be available to follow up with any questions you may have!

Applications for most Post-Secondary Institutions Open OCT 1. See websites for details. Most BC Post-Secondary Institutions will direct you automatically to begin the application process through EducationPlannerBC

Apply early to colleges, as some programs fill quickly. Visit Post-Secondary Websites for information on how/when/deadline to apply and be sure to attend the virtual information sessions. Representatives will be available to follow-up with any questions you may have.

Among Application Deadlines. See other Post-Secondary websites for information.

JAN 31 UVIC Application Deadline

SFU DEC 15 Deadline for Awards Application, Deadline to Apply JAN 31 DEC 1 UBC Early/Awards Application Deadline, Regular JAN 15 OCT 1/21 Langara Opens Applications

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

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


Among Upcoming Dates to note:


DEC 6/21 at 8:59 SHAD Canada Program for Grades 10 and 11 Students Deadline to Apply This is an in-person program this year! Sunday, July 3 – Friday, July 29, 2022 Due to COVID-19, Shad Canada will only accept 2022 applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents residing in Canada on a full-time basis. Shad Valley started in Aurora, Ontario in 1981 and has grown into Shad Canada which offers a widespread STEAM and entrepreneurship program for students at 19 university campuses each year. More than 20,000 students have completed the program. Shad is for grade 10 and 11 students who want to live-on a university campus, dive into hands-on STEAM and entrepreneurship learning, tackle a real-world problem, and make strides in their confidence, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. It’s a 24/7 commitment for 27 days living on campus - a chance to immerse yourself into university academics, social innovation and hands-on STEAM and entrepreneurship workshops. It’s a way to connect with experts, mentors, and like-minded youth passionate about making a difference. All this—while still in high school. The Shad experience at every campus includes an immersive program of lectures, workshops, projects and activities that builds on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math). The program is competitive. Applicants complete a profile, answer questions, upload their most recent report card, provide an educator reference contact and complete the Plum discovery survey. Applicants are assessed on several factors highlighting their unique talents and contributions. Factors such as academic excellence, extracurricular involvement (i.e. volunteerism, part-time work, family care responsibilities), creativity,

innovation and commitment to making the world a better place. There is no cut-off average but applicants should demonstrate academic excellence. .All applicants will be informed of their status (accepted, waitlist, declined) the week of February 7, 2022. Decisions around financial assistance will be communicated at the same time. Cost: $6,100 CDN Shad offers an array of financial support opportunities to cover full and partial program fees to participants who have demonstrated the most financial need. Every Shad applicant’s parent will be sent an email with complete details for their consideration. Learn more


DEC 6/21 Women in Trades Virtual Event

· Meet other female students interested in trade

· Listen to a conversational-style panel interview featuring 4 Red Seal certified tradeswomen

· Breakout rooms in a trade of choice. Students will be able to ask questions about the trade and learn more information about the trade and career path.

· Have the chance to win prizes including; donations from KMS Tools, She Works She Plays, Home Depot gift card, tools and more. · Register at:


DEC 7/21 9 AM – 7 PM Post-Secondary of British Columbia Virtual Information Fairs for Grades 11 and 12 Students and Parents Find your post-secondary future at the 2021 PSBC Virtual Fair. To register go to:


DEC 7/21 5-6 PM SFU’s All About SFU Admission Online Information Session

This is an important session for grades 11 and 12 students to attend if you are considering SFU!

SFU Academic Advisors will be available to follow up with any questions you may have.


DEC 7/21 3:30-4:3 PM VCC Online Information Session Hair Design

For program details and to register for the session visit:


DEC 7/21 5-6 PM VCC Online Information Session Hospitality Management

For program details and to register for the session visit:


DEC 7/21 11 AM – 12 PM VCC Online Information Session Occupational/Physical Therapy Assistant. For program details and to register for the session visit:


DEC 10/21 Emily Carr Participates at National Portfolio Day 8:00 am - 2:00 pm PST

Take the opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed by Emily Carr University representative Zaa Nkweta at the National Portfolio Day event. Emily Carr representative Zaa Nkweta will be conducting a brief info session on Emily Carr University's programs followed by individual portfolio reviews. Take the opportunity to learn more about Emily Carr and get feedback on your portfolio before you apply. To register go to:


DEC/21 - JAN /22 U of Toronto Online Information Webcasts for Prospective Students

Hosted by members of the Student Recruitment team, these webcasts will feature an overview of U of T, the 3 campuses, 700+ academic program options, opportunities offered outside the classroom and in the wider world. Learn all about the application and admissions process for high school students and have a chance to ask any questions you may have! Register, for a session that's right for you!

DEC 7/21 2:30 PM PST U of Toronto Information Online Webinar for Black Students and Family

DEC 9/21 at 2:00 PM PST U of Toronto Financing Your Education

JAN 4/22 at 5:00 AM PST U of T Application Workshop

JAN 11/22 at 5:00 PM PST U of T Application Workshop


DEC 8/21 The University of Toronto Youth Summer Program (YSP) Medicine & Law Registration opens Program runs - March 14 - March 18, 2022. Every spring and summer break, students from across North America and around the world are offered a unique law school experience at Canada's most prestigious law school, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Online activities continue to be challenging, engaging, and interactive. This module will include live interactions with educators, professors, and justice sector professionals daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm, excluding breaks and lunch. Small group sessions and breakout groups will be encouraged to allow for customized support. For Information see: and to register go to:


DEC 9/21 TBD U of Windsor Virtual Open Day Event for Students and Parents Future UWindsor students can attend live webinars, find out about programs, awards, financial aid, student support, and academic advising. Meet fellow students and student recruiters virtually in the Networking Lounge. U Windsor Representatives will be available to follow up with any questions you may have. No travel needed; you can participate from wherever you are! For details and to register:


DEC 11/21 1–2 PM Saturday SFU High School STEM Speaker Series for Grades 9-12 Students: Material Engineering Online via Zoom Cost: Free! To sign-up 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.