In keeping with Ministry and District guidelines regarding school fees, Burnsview collects monies to cover the student activity fee, workbooks, project-based electives, a grad fee for grade 12 students, team sports fees, rental of musical instruments, activities related to PE, and field trips.
Student fees will be assessed mid-September and fee statements will be emailed to parents or can be viewed through Parent Connect once assessed. Fees will be collected on “Fee Day” which is usually the last week in September. Payment can be made in cash or by cheque payable to Burnsview Secondary School.
Student Activity fee – $23.00
Covers the cost of the App for the student agenda book and helps offset costs related to assemblies, guest speakers, athletics, and awards, as well as various activities throughout the year.
Student Agenda Book – $2.00
Covers the cost of the hard copy of the student agenda book, which will be provided to all Grade 8 and International students.
Emergency Preparedness fee – $2.00
Helps cover the cost of replenishing the food and water in the earthquake bin.
Grad fee – $40.00
Covers the cost of expenses related to the Valedictory ceremony including the souvenir grad regalia.
Yearbook – $50.00
The yearbook fee is optional but students who wish to be sure of obtaining a yearbook in June should order a yearbook early in the school year as the number of books ordered is based on the number of students who have prepaid.
Workbooks are used in specific classes. A deposit is paid for workbooks at the beginning of the year and if they are returned in June, unused and in good condition (determined by the subject teacher), a credit or refund will apply.
PE 8 to 10 supplemental activities – $5.00
Covers the cost of dance instructor/fitness instructor.
Active Living 11/12 – $80
Covers the cost of field trips and guest presentations. These will vary from year to year. Some examples include: driving range, golfing, dance instruction, curling, rock climbing, fencing, bowling, hiking, Grouse grind, kayaking, sailing, swimming, fitness club, self-defense, trampoline park, laser tag (not all suggested trips will occur every year).
Fit for Life – $80.00
Covers the cost of guest presenters and instructors, frequent fitness classes at Sungod Rec Centre (eg. strength, cardio, yoga, Pilates, spin, core, swimming), and field trips such as hiking the Chief and the Grouse Grind.
There are no fees for the basic courses however fees for enhanced materials (more costly wood choices etc.) will be charged on an as required basis throughout the school year. The subject teacher will advise the student if there is a charge for take-home materials.
There may be a charge for electronic storage materials.
Where economic hardship is a barrier to participation, the school will work with parents and students to find alternate means to allow the student to participate. Questions regarding this process should be addressed to the Principal or your child’s counsellor.