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Graduation Info

WHAT'S NEW Keep posted for events - Details will be entered as soon as they arrive in the office.

June 25, 2020 -  Grade 12’s:  You will receive an email from Killarney today with a link to the Grad Walk of Honour videos and photos.  Please check your email for the link.  The Artona photos that were taken on-stage will be included in the envelope with your diploma that will be mailed to you in late August.  We hope you enjoy this memento of your ceremony last week, and good luck in your future endeavours! 

June 17, 2020 - App message from Ms. Thomson - 

Grads! The Grad Walk of Honour is tomorrow and Friday. Check your name on the attached list to make sure you show up on the right day at the right time. Plan to show up just 10 minutes ahead of your start time. For example, for a 9:15 am time slot, show up at 9:05 at the Killarney Street Cougar Mart entrance. You must come on your assigned date and time. No last-minute changes will be permitted. Get a good night's sleep so you look fabulous in your Artona photo as you cross the stage. Remember to come dressed in your grad gown and don't bring any backpacks or books. You will be able to pick up your yearbook after your walk across the stage if you ordered one. If your parents are driving you remind them they cannot come in to the school. Take pictures BEFORE your ceremony as you will be giving back your grad gown right afterwards. We are looking forward to seeing you! [Attachment: Grad List Groups and # order.pdf

June 15, 2020 - App message from Ms. Thomson

Grads! This is a reminder to check your email for the schedule for the GRAD WALK of HONOUR this week (Thursday , June 18 and Friday June 19). Watch Mr. G's video and check your time slot. You don't want to miss your chance to walk across the stage! If you still have questions after reading the email, contact Mr. G or Ms. Thomson. If you still have not paid your grad fees or picked up your grad gown please call the main office at 604-713-8950 or email Ms. Matsalla at tmatsalla@vsb.bc.ca to arrange a time to come in

June 5, 2020 - Message from Canucks Head Coach, Travis Green

June 5, 2020 - Message from Ms. K. Thomson, VP regarding "Walk of Honour" grad ceremony on June 18 & 19.  Please read through.   

Walk of Honour Letter and Schedule June 5 2020.pdf

May 28, 2020 - Message from Ms. K. Thomson, VP

Grad gowns: If you missed your scheduled pick-up time for your grad gown over the past two days, you will be able to pick up your gown starting June 1st in the office. When you come in to Killarney for a scheduled class, you may stop by the office, or you can make an appointment with Ms. Matsalla. Questions? Please email her at tmatsalla@vsb.bc.ca.
Please pay your $60 grad fees online through School Cash online if you have not done so already . You will receive a $30 refund when you return your grad gown. Stay tuned for more details about our grad "Walk of Honour" on June 18 and 19th. 

May 22, 2020 - GRAD GOWN PICK UP - May 26 & 27 Schedule for Grad Gown Pick-up v2.pdf

May 21, 2020 - Update from Douglas College 

Hello.     We hope you are settling into your new routines and that your graduating students are becoming excited for their Fall semester. We would like to share some updates and opportunities for your students to engage with us online.   

Virtual Resources for Students – Info Sessions & Next Steps  For prospective students who are still unsure, Douglas College is providing online Information Sessions. Students can attend a program-specific session hosted by a Faculty member to ask all their questions in real-time. The Information Sessions will take place on May 26 and 28, at 5 pm. Students should register here.   

For students who have already applied to Douglas College and are unsure of what comes next, our virtual Next Steps presentations are an excellent opportunity for students to meet with our recruiters and ask any questions and ease any uncertainties. Douglas College applicants can register here.  

Education Assistance and Inclusion Certificate – Program Revision  We’ve renamed the Classroom and Community Support program to Education Assistance & Inclusion Certificate Program; the name now aligns with the profession these students will be pursuing. Students will learn specialized knowledge and skills to help promote the development, education and well-being of children and adults with disabilities in elementary and secondary school settings. With this certificate, students may also transfer their credits into our 2-year Classroom and Community Support Diploma.     

Business Law - New Concentration  We are excited to announce the new Business Law department of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. Douglas College is the only post-secondary institution in British Columbia that offers a Concentration in Business Law, which can help Bachelor of Business Administration graduates stand out from the pack. The credential is available to students working towards a Bachelor of Business Administration.     

Early Childhood Education Certificate & Diploma – Program Revision  The Early Childhood Education programs have just completed a revision. 

These programs now offer increased flexibility for students, with the majority of courses being provided online, with options of full-time or part-time as they are now open enrolment programs.  The admissions process has changed; for more information, please connect with the Instructional Facilitator.  

Let me know if we can support you in any other way. I’m here to assist your students in this journey. 

Sincerely,  Sophie Ji, MEd,  Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Student Recruiter Advisor, Future Students’ Office Phone: 604-374-0986 (Cellphone) Email:  sophie.ji@douglascollege.ca   Attend our Info Sessions Come on a Campus Tour


May 5, 2020 - Dear Parents and Students of Killarney’s Graduating Class of 2020,

 I would like to share with you today the attached letter from Associate Superintendent, Rob Schindel, regarding a Vancouver School Board decision to cancel in-person graduation ceremonies and celebrations at secondary schools in Vancouver due to the Covid-19 situation. This decision was not taken lightly, but with the health and safety of our school community in mind, and to respect the current restrictions on public gatherings as set out by the Provincial Public Health Office.

Killarney administration and staff understand how disappointing this news is.  We are already working with our grad committee to determine how to celebrate this milestone event, following the guidelines in the letter from the Associate Superintendent.

We will be in contact in the coming weeks to share the details about Killarney’s plans.

Sincerely,

Kal Gill, Principal

Letter from Mr. Robert Schindel re:  Graduation Ceremonies for District of Vancouver  - 2020 Graduation Letter - Killarney.pdf

May 5, 2020 - Financial Aid to Graduates

https://www.schoolfinder.com/Discover/Article/1/5223/Government-of-Canada-Announces-$9-Billion-in-Financial-Aid-for-Students

April 21, 2020 - Message from Mr. G

Post-Secondary Institution Selections for 2020 Graduates-Important!
The Ministry of Education distributes transcript information to post-secondary institutions (PSIs) following the selection of a PSI by a student in the StudentTranscripts Service. Read the following for details about deadlines, information for students and schools.

For Students - Post-Secondary Selections
Grade 12 and adult students can view and order their transcripts to be sent to PSIs, prospective employers and themselves on the StudentTranscripts Service at: www.studenttranscripts.gov.bc.ca/. Students must create a Basic BCeID account to access their information. Students need only complete their PSI selections once in the current school year. Students should make their PSI selections by May 1, 2020, but if needed, may add to their selections at any time through July 10, 2020.

Distribution of Transcripts
PSIs receive student transcripts through a variety of methods including XML data transfer, electronic batch files and more. PSIs with the new XML data transfer capability* receive transcript information throughout the year. For PSIs on the electronic batch process, interim transcript information is sent by the Ministry in early May, and final year-end transcript information is distributed in late July. Unless the student needs to send their printed transcript now, the student should leave the default option to allow the PSI to accept transcript information as it becomes available.

XML Transcript Information

PSI Student Selection Deadline: Any time year round

· Student selects “Send my transcript now and allow this Post Secondary Institution to request transcript updates until the date specified” (the default), and transcript information is then available to the PSI throughout the year

· The PSI immediately receives interim transcript delivery and several PSIs* are able to request updates to interim marks and final marks as required

· PSIs will then have 12 months after authorization to request updated transcripts

· (Note: If the student selects “Send my printed transcript electronically now,” the PSI will not be able to receive updates to transcript information made through the year)

*Currently available for students selecting the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island University, Thompson River University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, College of the Rockies, Coast Mountain College, Camosun College, College of New Caledonia, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, North Island College, Justice Institute of British Columbia and Northern Lights College.

Batch Process Transcript Information
PSI Selection Deadline - Interim Mark Inclusion: May 1, 2020

· Student selects “Send Interim and Final Marks when they become available” (the default)

· Ministry then sends Interim batch Transcript information to participating B.C. PSIs, University of Alberta, University of Calgary and the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC): May 6, 2020 (Note: If the student selects “Send my printed transript now,” the PSI will not be able to receive updates)

PSI Selection Deadline - Final Transcript Information: July 10, 2020
· Provided the student selects either “Send Interim and Final Marks when they become available” or “Send Final Marks when they become available” before this date, the student’s final transcript information will be included when the Ministry sends final Transcript information to all students’ selected PSIs in late July

Guidance Sources
Before making PSI selections for this school year, students are encouraged to download the poster and view the following YouTube how-to videos (available in English, French and Mandarin):
· Registering for a BCeID and accessing the StudentTranscripts Service
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April 6, 2020 - Message from Mr. G

GRAD / PROM - Hi Everyone.   I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. Many of you have been asking about Grad and Prom.   At this time, no final decision has been made for both events. We will wait as long as we can before having to cancel.   Some of you have also received messages from SchoolCash Online about Grad tickets.   Hold off on that for now. I have asked for some direction from the office.   I have sent out some recent scholarship information.   This is actually a really good time to research external scholarships because many have probably decided not to apply.   Remember that many scholarships go unclaimed every year because people don't apply.   Go to the sites I sent out.   The Killarney school scholarship committee will be meeting soon and will continue with the process of awarding scholarships.  Those scholarships will be awarded even if Grad is cancelled. Some of you have been asking whether we are having a Day 1/Day2 schedule on Teams.  At this point, there has been no discussion of that. It is basically up to teachers to post when they want.   This is a very fluid situation and it is important that you keep checkiing your vsb email, the App and the website.  Under the counselling section, you will find many support services and sites to help with various things.  Keep checking back as we will continue to add resources.  In the mean time, stay positive...this will end and life will get back to normal.  We have to stick together..support each other and our loved ones....and please, stay safe. Miss you all...talk soon Mr.G

SFU - We have made a number of changes to our campus and services as we continue to maximize physical distancing to protect the health and safety of our community.

At this time, we wanted to reach out and provide resources you can share with your students if they have questions or concerns about their application. We are working hard to ensure that our prospective students will be evaluated fairly, even if they have experienced disruptions due to COVID-19.

Visit our COVID-19 Admission FAQ website to review frequently asked questions we have been receiving and current admission updates.

Additionally, all admitted students will be invited via email to join us online for Next Steps: On Demand, launching April 15. This is an opportunity for admitted students to kickstart their careers as SFU students, explore our faculties, get their questions answered, and start preparing for university life.

Should you or your students have additional questions, please contact Student Recruitment and Admissions.

Kind regards,

Rebecca Langmead, Student Recruitment Coordinator

Student Recruitment Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 www.sfu.ca/admission/ Simon Fraser University


March 4, 2020 - Parent/Student Information about Killarney GradGrad Letter to Parents for 2020.pdf

BC Grad Requirements - BC Grad Requirements.pdf

LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL - Post Secondary Success - Life After High School - A Post-Secondary Student's Guide to Success.pdf

October 23, 2019 (7:00 pm - Auditorium) - "UNLOCK YOUR FUTURE" - The Key to Scholarships - Grade 11/12 students and parents are invited to join Brittany Palmer for this seminar as she outlines a step-by-step program for navigating the scholarship process. 
Brittany Palmer 1.pdf     Brittany Palmer 2.pdf    Brittany Palmer 1.pdf

BC GOVERNMENT NEWS - regarding Graduation - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017EDUC0103-001803

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