School Start Delayed

As a result of the unsettled labour dispute between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and BC Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA), schools will NOT re-open on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. For more information on the delayed school start, please click HERE. For additional information about the labour dispute, please visit the Delta School District website: http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/content/resources/jobaction2014.

Welcome to Burnsview Secondary School

  

    7658 - 112 Street, Delta, BC  V4C 4V8                                                                Tel: 604-594-0491  Fax:  604-594-6352
 

 

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year.  I am looking forward to a successful year for our continuing and new students.

As you are likely aware, it is possible that there will be a delay to the start of school.  A letter from our Superintendent, Dianne Turner, has been emailed to parents to provide information about the provincial labour dispute.

Plans are in place for a number of Burnsview events including student photos on September 2nd, Darren Laur’s social media safety presentation on September 10th, Grade 8 Hotdog Day on September 18th, and our Grad Boat Cruise on September 25th.  At Burnsview we aim for our students to feel engaged, challenged and supported.  Parents can support students’ learning by encouraging work habits and routines which include as little missed class time as possible and regular home study and homework.

We welcome a number of new staff members who are joining us in September; Mr. Dayton (Day Custodian), Mr. Masse (English 10), Ms. Miller (English 10 to 12), Mr. Nair (Math 8 to 11), Ms. Rolsten (French Second Language 9 and Spanish 11 Beginners) and Mme Rainaldi – temporarily on medical leave (Francais Langue 8, Sciences Humaines 10, French Second Language 11).

Parents and students are encouraged to use our website as a source of current information including our September start up information. Parent Connect provides online access to each students’ schedule (as of the first day of school), fees, attendance and grades information.  We often notify parents about important information and events through group emails and phone calls.  Please check that your family contact information is up to date.

Our first PAC meeting is scheduled for September 29th at 7:00 pm in the library. I look forward to meeting with new and returning members.

Best wishes for a rewarding and enjoyable school year.

Sincerely,

Mrs. C. Rizzzardo, Principal

 

For details regarding the first day of school, school supplies, etc. please check "September Startup" under the "General" tab or click here.

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The Griffin symbolizes Burnsview.  It is believed to have originated from Indo-Iranian mythology, the "Gryphon".  It was absorbed into the Greek culture as a fabulous creature symbolic of strength and became the Griffin.  Griffins are portrayed with a lion's body, an eagle's head, long ears, and eagle's claws to indicate the need to combine intelligence and strength.  The mythical Griffin drew the chariot of the sun and guarded a golden treasure.
We believe that this representation depicts what we strive to accomplish at Burnsview where our students are challenged to become the best they can be physically and intellectually.