Campaigns for the community
Students of the Burnaby School District have been making remarkable contributions to their community through fundraising and awareness campaigns. From elementary to high school, these young changemakers have demonstrated leadership and creativity in their fundraising and awareness campaigns. At Aubrey Elementary, nearly $4,000 was raised for the Burnaby Hospital Foundation. At the same time, students of the Leadership Committee at Brentwood Park Elementary organized several successful fundraisers of their own, including a sale that resulted in a donation of more than $2,000 to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Not to be outdone, Impressively, Grade 4/5 students at Clinton Elementary took on an entrepreneurial spirit and established the Snack Shack, earning over $1,500 in sales that they then donated to the BC Cancer Foundation to support the institution’s children’s cancer facilities.
The community engagement did not end there, as Parkcrest Elementary held a heartfelt campaign for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, celebrating their achievement with a water relay that concluded with dumping water on their principal. Even the environment benefited from the students’ enthusiasm, with schools like Inman and Twelfth Avenue Elementary participating in Bike to School Week, promoting eco-friendly transportation and sustainability. In addition to charitable endeavors, two high school students received recognition for their outstanding contributions to environmental causes. Their clubs’ efforts extend beyond their school, reaching elementary schools through their greenhouse project, fostering environmental connection and understanding. These heartwarming stories exemplify the passion and commitment of Burnaby’s young leaders in spearheading positive change, proving that the next generation is not only aware of the challenges the world faces but also actively striving to create a better and more sustainable future for all.
Class of 2023 earns $7 million in scholarships
Burnaby School District’s graduating class of 2023 has achieved an outstanding milestone, securing over $7 million in scholarships, with numbers expected to continue growing. This remarkable sum encompasses a wide range of awards, from full scholarships to smaller grants and honors.
Here are some of the scholarships and awards won by students from Burnaby schools:
- Student from Burnaby Mountain Secondary
- Uggla Family Scholarship – $100,000 at Simon Fraser University (SFU)
- Student from Moscrop Secondary
- Regional scholarship – $48,000 at Oregon State University
- Student from Burnaby South Secondary School
- RBC Future Launch Indigenous Youth Scholarship – $40,000 at Queen’s University
- Student from Burnaby Central Secondary School
- Soccer at the University of Notre Dame
- Student from Burnaby North Secondary School
- Field lacrosse at Cornell University
- Student from Burnaby Central Secondary School
- Offered partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Several more students were selected as recipients of the Beedie Luminaries scholarship, which offers each student up to $44,000 for their post-secondary studies. These students were from Byrne Creek Community School, Cariboo Hill Secondary, Burnaby Mountain Secondary, and more.
In addition, more than 100 students were awarded the Michael J. Fox Theatre scholarship, which grants individual winners anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000. As of May 2023, over $300,000 was granted to these students.
How Burnaby SD can help further your academic goals
The Burnaby SD is committed to helping international students further their academic goals in Canada by providing a supportive and enriching learning environment. The district offers a range of educational programs, courses, and extracurricular activities from kindergarten to Grade 12 to cater to individual interests and aptitudes. For one year or more, international students can study alongside local students and graduate high school with them. Graduating high school in Canada will grant them the British Columbia Graduation Diploma, which then allows them to enter universities and colleges in North America and many other countries abroad.
With the Burnaby SD, you can enroll in programs such as:
- AP (Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma Program
- Honors Program
- French Immersion
- English Language Learning (ELL)
- Arts Program
- Sports Academies
- …and more!
How admissions work
Each applicant’s eligibility will be determined by the following:
- Educational background and present academic standing on provided transcripts
- Availability of space in the International Student Program
Note that acceptance into the program does not depend on tests or scores. Students at all levels of English proficiency will be considered.
International students studying in Canada for more than 6 months will be required to obtain a Study Permit. Those who will be staying for less than 6 months can enter on a Visitor’s Visa but are encouraged to apply for a Study Permit anyway in case the student decides to extend their stay.
See here to learn more about obtaining a Study Permit in Canada.