Strikers Weekly - Winter Break 2021-22





We hope all members of the McRoberts Community have a wonderful holiday season.  Rest up and we will see you all in the new year.  Art by Coco L, grade 12.





Breakfast with Santa

Though we had to spread out through both gyms and the rest of our school, this year's Breakfast with Santa was a fun event.  A simple way to get ready for the winter break ahead, a breakfast of pancakes, hash browns, yogurt, and juice (along with a toy) is never a bad way to start the day.


Spreading Some Holiday Cheer

Students from Ms. Matheos' Human Services 11 classes made and distributed some holiday treats to some members of the South Arm Community Centre's Seniors Program.  Hopefully the seniors enjoyed the opportunity as much as our students did.



Some Sleep Tips from our Counselling Department



myWallet - School CashOnline Payment System will be Retired



Interested in Hosting an International Student?




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

Week January 3 - 7, 2022

Happy New Year 2022! 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 automatically direct you 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.

SFU DEC 15 Deadline for Awards Application, Deadline to Apply JAN 31

DEC 1 UBC Early/Awards Application Deadline, Regular Deadline to Apply JAN 15

JAN 31 UVIC Application Deadline 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:

JAN 4/22 at 5 AM PST University of Toronto Online Webcasts for Prospective Students

Join U of T online to learn more about the University of Toronto! Hosted by members of our Student Recruitment team, these webcasts will feature an overview of U of T, the three campuses, 700+ academic program options, and the cornucopia of opportunities they offer outside the classroom and in the wider world. You'll also learn all about the application and admissions process for high school students and have a chance to ask any questions you may have. Scan through all of the webinars and register for the one that's right for you!

JAN 4/22 at 5:00 AM PST University of Toronto Online Webcasts for Prospective Students

JAN 11/22 at 5:00 PM PST University of Toronto Online Webcasts for Prospective Students




JAN 4/22 SFU Self-Reporting Portal Opens

Grade twelve students if you have applied to SFU

1/ you must self-report final marks for grade 11 courses and interim or final marks for grade 12 courses. Log into your goSFU account and select the "Self-Reported Grades" link at bottom of the page.

2/ you must also do the Student Transcript Service Form as you do for all post-secondary institutions in order for SFU to be able to electronically access your updated and final transcripts from the BC Ministry of Education. You need to create a BCeID account first to access the STS Order Form. An email will be sent to you confirming your order, watch for it!


All BC/YUKON high school students applying to the fall term must self-report their grades. If SFU has not received your grades by the deadline, your application will be cancelled. The self-reporting portal will open on January 4, 2022.


Log in to goSFU using your student number as your computing ID. If you have difficulty logging in, contact Registrar and Information Services at 778.782.6930. Select the "Self-Reported Grades" link at the bottom of the main page.



SFU Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarship applicants: January 31

Applicants to the Beedie School of Business: February 7

Applicants to the Sustainable Energy Engineering program: February 7

All other applicants: March 31



Final marks for grade 11 courses and interim or final marks for grade 12 courses. All online courses must be complete and graded by the end of the school year in June to be used towards Fall admission.


JAN 6/22 + AUG Deadlines for BCIT Entrance Awards - BCIT Entrance Awards have two distinct deadlines that depend on when you begin your full-time studies at BCIT and the program you are registered in. The deadline for each BCIT Entrance Award is listed under each specific entrance award. Entrance Awards recognize academic and non-academic achievements of students. BCIT entrance awards:


JAN 7/22 The Courage to Come Back Awards Deadline for Nomination (school nomination is not required, anyone can nominate) Do you know someone who has overcome adversity? Please consider nominating them for the Courage to Come Back Awards. The purpose of the Awards is to pay tribute to those who have overcome overwhelming challenges. These individuals deserve to be recognized and to celebrate their contributions to our communities. This recognition goes a long way to encouraging these individuals to continue their efforts as role models for others. The Courage to Come Back Awards are given in five categories: Mental Health, Addiction, Medical, Physical Rehabilitation & Youth. A nomination is required to qualify for this award (you may nominate yourself). The nominee must agree to be nominated. For complete details visit: Nomination details: Questions? Contact Coast Mental Health Foundation at


JAN 7/22 Bishops University Sherbrooke, Quebec $65 Application Fee Waived Deadline! From November 1/21 to January 7/22, Bishops U is waiving the $65 CAD application fee for any student applying to Bishop’s for Fall 2022 directly through their website (*not valid for students applying through the Common App). Students do not need a special link or code and no essay is involved. All you need to do is simply visit the Bishops University website. Programs + admission requirements – Canadian Students in British Columbia: To complete the free online application, students need to attach a copy of their most recent transcripts and hit submit – the whole process will no more than 30 minutes! Quick, easy and for a limited time FREE! Online application:


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.