Boat Cruise

Grad Boat Cruise – May 5, 2022

Ticket sales will be held on Wednesday, March 9th through Friday, March 11th at lunch in the foyer.  Cost is $85.00.  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. 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

Dry Grad – May 27/28, 2022

11:30 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. (Entry time is only up to 12:30 am)

To support and celebrate the success of the 2022 Delta North Dry Grad graduating classes in the safest way possible, a volunteer committee of parents has planned a Community Dry Grad event.

The Dry Grad combines the four north end secondary graduating classes from Burnsview, Delview, North Delta and Sands schools.  Graduation dinner banquets at different venues will be held for each school prior to the students joining each other at 11:30 p.m. on May 27, 2022 at the North Delta Recreation Centre.

There will be prizes, food and endless entertainment!

Grad Banquet

Grad Banquet – Friday, May 27, 2022 (5:00 – 11:00 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 Monday, May 9th to Friday, May 13th in the foyer at lunch time. The cost is $85.00 and can be paid by cash or cheque payable to Burnsview Secondary School. .

Yearbook Quotes & Baby Photos

Please email your yearbook quotes and baby photos to All quotes must be under 350 characters. Photos can be emailed or given to Ms. Martyniuk in Room 128. The deadline is November 5th.

Grad Photos

Grad Photos – February 13 – 19, 2022

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 27, 2022 (3:00 – 4:00 pm, Grads are to arrive by 2:45 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 (replaced by the Spring Fling on April 21, 2022).

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

Valedictory Ceremony

Valedictory Ceremony – Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Burnsview’s Valedictory Ceremony will be held at North Delta Secondary School on Tuesday, June 28th, from 7:00 pm until approximately 9:00 pm. Each grad will receive up to 2 tickets per family. Grads may request to be put on a waitlist for 1 or 2 extra tickets ($5.00 each) but due to the size of the grad class this year, we cannot guarantee extra tickets will be available. We expect to be live-streaming the ceremony and will provide details at a later date.

Gowns and caps will be available for pick up from the Burnsview office during the week of June 20th (exact date to be updated at a later date).  As the gowns and caps are a souvenir package, they do not need to be returned following the ceremony.

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 April 15, 2022..

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 May 9th.

  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 staff selection committee on May 17th at 3:10 pm in Room 106. 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.