Boat Cruise

Grad Boat Cruise – September 26, 2023

Ticket sales will be held from September 11th to 15th in the foyer.  Cost is $110.  We accept cash, cheque, debit or credit. All outstanding student fees must be paid before purchasing a boat cruise ticket.

Students will travel by school bus from Burnsview at 4:30 pm to the Bayshore West Marina and return by school bus to the school by 10:00 pm. The “Pride of Vancouver” will cruise from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. During this memorable 3 hour cruise, students will enjoy a dinner buffet and dance while cruising Vancouver’s scenic waterfront.

Dress is casual/formal (NO jeans) but students should bring a sweater/jacket because it will be cool later in the evening.

Smoking/vaping is not allowed in, or within sight of the bus or boat. Students must have submitted a signed Grad Activities Contract before purchasing a ticket. All expectations of the school’s Code of Conduct apply and any infraction could result in loss of extra curricular privileges including not being permitted to attend future Grad activities.

Career Life Connections & Capstone

Career Life Connections and the culmination of a Capstone Project are required courses for graduation. Content will continue to emphasize the three main themes of Personal Career-Life Development, Connections with Community, and Career Life Planning, with the curricular competencies supporting these in a variety of ways. See the curriculum for details. Major outcomes are expected to include a 1) personal plan for post-graduation; 2) a career-life exploration of experiential learning (30 hours or more) which can include service learning, volunteerism, employment, fieldwork projects, entrepreneurship, and passion projects; and 3) to design, assemble, and present a capstone project to an audience. This culminating project would demonstrate personal learning and achievement (in and out of school), growth in the core competencies, and a reflection on students’ post-graduation plans.

Dry Grad

Grad 2024 After Party

Graduating classes of Burnsview, Delview, North Delta, and Sands

11:30pm Friday, May 24, 2024 – 5:00am Saturday, May 25, 2024

North Delta Recreation Centre

The After Party (Dry Grad) happens after the school graduation dinner banquets, which are planned separately.

Grads will enjoy a night of fun, food, prizes, and entertainment in the company of their graduating friends. It allows grads to celebrate in a safe and fun environment, with the activities going until the wee hours of the morning!


Tickets will be sold at lunch on March 5th (early bird price of $55) and April 4th, April 17th and April 25th (regular price of $70).

Tickets can be purchased by cash or cheque payable to “Delta North Dry Grad Committee”.



The Prize Committee is asking our school families, their friends/family members, and the community for merchandise, gift certificates, and/or financial contributions to reward our well-deserving graduates with door and raffle prizes. To contribute, please contact:


The Delta North Dry Grad is planned and run by volunteers. Without them, there would be no event. We welcome parents/caregivers from all four schools to volunteer and especially encourage those with students in grades 8–11 to participate. This allows parents/caregivers of graduates to focus on enjoying the graduation activities. Sign-up for volunteer shifts at the event will open after Spring Break – more information to come!

We also welcome volunteers to join the Dry Grad committee – we meet once a month at 7pm in the Delview school library to discuss planning and preparation.

Meeting dates:

11 Oct 2023 – 08 Nov 2023 – 13 Dec 2023 – 10 Jan 2024 – 14 Feb 2024

13 Mar 2024 – 10 Apr 2024 – 24 Apr 2024  – 08 May 2024 – 15 May 2024 – 22 May 2024

General Questions:

Grad Banquet

Grad Banquet – Friday, May 24, 2024 (5:00 – 10:00 pm, Group photo at 5:30 pm)

The Grad Banquet will be held at Fort Langley Golf Course, 9782 McKinnon Crescent, Fort Langley. This is a formal event for Grade 12 students of Burnsview only. Tickets go on sale from April 29 to May 3 in the foyer at lunch time. The cost is $125 and can be paid by cash or cheque payable to Burnsview Secondary School. Bus transportation from Burnsview to Fort Langley Golf Course and return to Burnsview will be provided (and is mandatory) for all students attending the Grad Banquet.

Yearbook Quotes & Baby Photos

Please email your yearbook quotes and baby photos to by November 1, 2023..

Grad Photos

Grad Photos – February 26 –  March 3, 2024

Don’t miss out on your Grad photos. Book your session at

Your grad photo is used for the yearbook as well as the Grad Composite which is mounted in the school hallway. All grad photo sessions are held in an Artona portable which will be situated at Burnsview Secondary School.

Students who do not book an appointment or miss their photo session time will be required to have their photo taken at the Artona Studio in Vancouver.  An appointment will have to be arranged by calling Artona at 604-872-7272.

Grad Transcripts and Diplomas

Grad Transcripts and Dogwood Diplomas

Grads may order an official copy of their transcript directly from the Ministry of Education at  There is a charge for this service.

Graduation diplomas (Dogwood) are available for pick up from the school office at the end of August.

Red Carpet

Red Carpet – Friday, May 24, 2024 (3:00 – 4:00 pm, Grads are to arrive by 2:30 pm)

The Red Carpet event will be held in the Burnsview gym prior to the Grad Banquet. Family members and friends are invited to join the Grads for photographs as they make their way up the red carpet and are introduced to their guests. Guests are asked to park on the street or at the church unless disabled. Tickets are not required, but there will be limited seating which will be available on a first come first served basis.  Doors open at 2:30 pm.

Snowball Dance

Snowball Dance – December 7, 2023

The Snowball is a semi-formal dance organized by the grads for students in Grades 11 and 12.

Valedictory Ceremony

Valedictory Ceremony – Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Burnsview’s Valedictory Ceremony will be held in the North Delta Secondary School Theatre on Tuesday, June 25th, from 7:00 pm until approximately 9:00 pm.

Valedictory tickets will be distributed to Grads from the office at lunch or after school beginning Thursday, May 30th. Grads will receive up to 3 tickets free of charge. Grads do not need a ticket for themselves.

Grads may request to be put on a waitlist for 1 extra ticket but we cannot guarantee extra tickets will be available due to limited seating and our large grad class. Requests for an extra ticket can be emailed to and must be received by Friday, May 24th. There will be a $5 charge for each extra ticket allocated, which will be collected when the tickets are distributed.

Grad comments for the Valedictory Ceremony must be submitted to the Career Advisor prior to tickets being released.

Caps and gowns will be available for pick up from the Burnsview office prior to June 25th. As the caps and gowns are a souvenir package included in the Grad Fee which was charged at the beginning of the school year, they do not need to be returned following the ceremony.

Grads should arrive at the NDSS Theatre by 6:00 pm on June 25th. Seating for guests begins at 6:30 pm. Each guest must have a separate ticket. Please note, we do not have reserved seating.

A copy of the Valedictory Program will be placed in each Graduate’s folder which they will receive when crossing the stage.  Parents/Guests can view the program here:

Valedictory Program 2024 QR

This event is being livestreamed. Click this link to view the livestream:

Valedictory Ceremony Gown Order Form

As we will be ordering gowns for the Valedictory Ceremony in the very near future, we require all grads to complete the Gown Order Form. The only information required is student name and height.

Please ensure this form is completed by no later than Friday, April 19th, 2024.

Valedictorian Selection

To apply to be Burnsview’s Valedictorian, students must meet the following criteria.

The student:

  • Is in a position to graduate in June
  • Is respected by peers and staff
  • Has maintained strong attendance and engagement in their classes
  • Has completed at least 80% of their Graduation courses at Burnsview
  • Is involved in school/community activities outside the classroom
  • Is a positive role model
  • Is able to deliver an appropriate speech reflecting the high school experience of the entire graduating class
  • Is willing to work with a sponsor teacher to review the valedictory address

How do you become valedictorian?

Students must submit answers to these two questions to the office by DATE TBA.

  1. What does it mean to be Valedictorian?
  2. Why are you the best candidate to represent your grad class?

Candidates will present their response to the above questions along with a brief outline of their speech to the staff selection committee on DATE TBA. The presentation should be approximately three minutes long.

Three candidates will be chosen by the staff selection committee, and then a vote by grade 12 students will determine the valedictorian.

**The valedictorian address must be presented in French and English. Therefore, if the candidate selected is not competent in French, a second student who is will be chosen to present with them.