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Grad Newsletter
by Jane Couillard - Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:01 AM

Please click here for updated Grad information.

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FoodSafe Training
by Jane Couillard - Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:00 AM

The FoodSafe Course is available at Kamloops Japanese Canadian Association (160 Vernon Ave, North Shore) on Professional Development Day Friday May 18 from 9:00 to 5:00.

The FoodSafe Course is a valuable addition to a student’s resume and is also a requirement for several post secondary training programs. The FoodSafe Course is a one day training program recognized across Canada as meeting the requirements for food safety training for food service and health care workers and others.

The course is designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers, and deli workers and is also a requirement for those studying Culinary Arts, Health Care Assistant, Early Childhood Education. Upon passing, students will receive a FoodSafe certificate valid for 5 years through Interior Health.

Pre-registration is required through Instructor Kathy Russell. (250) 819-9920 or  $90

See attached poster.

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BC Numeracy Assessment
by Justin Devries - Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 3:15 PM

What is this?

Part of BCs new Graduation Program is to complete a high school Numeracy Assessment, which will appear on every student's final transcript.  It shows a student's ability to be able to solve real world problems involving thinking and numbers.

Who needs to do it?

All students graduating in 2019 or later needs to complete this assessment as a graduation requirement.  The grade is published on the transcript in a 4 point 'proficiency' scale, and there is no minimum score needed in order to graduate.  Some universities may be looking at this item as an entrance requirement for some programs, but that is determined by each organization individually.  Westsyde Secondary has chosen to assess all students in grade 11 as this is the last year a math class is required for graduation.  Students will be signed up to write at the end of the semester in which they take math.  Starting this year, however, all grade 11 students will be writing on June 26th.

Legal Last Name    Start Time     End Time
A - H 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
J - Z 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
** If you wish to change your exam writing time please contact the office

What is numeracy?  How is it different from math?

Numeracy is the ability of a person to solve problems which involve numbers.  There are plenty of examples and samples found on the ministry web page, and the idea behind this assessment is not to "study to the test" but instead purposefully show students problems they haven't encountered before to see how they can think their way through it.  The assessment is set at a 'grade 9' math level.

Other info

A student is allowed to re-write the assessment a total of two times if they want to increase their proficiency level.  There will be, normally, two sessions of this assessment at WSS per year, in January and June. 

Check out or call the school for more information.

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Planning 10 completion
by Justin Devries - Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 2:56 PM

A reminder that for grade 12 students, the deadline to have planning 10 completed and still be a part of the graduation ceremony is May 4th, 2018.  All students must be 80% completed the course before the end of Spring Break (March 26th) or they will be removed from the official grad attendance list.

For grade 10 and 11 students, the deadline is June 4th.

Any grade 10 or 11 student who does not finish planning 10 before this deadline will be automatically placed into Career Education 10 for the 2018/19 school year.  This new course replaces Planning 10 and is offered in our timetable and not online.

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Post Secondary - Education Planner BC
by Admin. User - Monday, 8 January 2018, 2:18 PM
Click on this resource for some great information.
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New Curriculum Implementation
by Admin. User - Monday, 6 November 2017, 8:44 AM

Please click on this link for changes to the new curriculum by the Ministry of Education.