Free District Event: Local Filmmaker to Attend

You are invited to attend the free screening of the documentary: “Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change”. The film will be shown with the filmmaker in attendance at Byrne Creek Community School on the evening of Wednesday, November 21st, 6:45pm to 9:15pm. After the film, there will be a discussion with the filmmaker. Recently,…

A Youth Achievement Award for Every Student

Burnaby students and parents agree. The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program makes a lot of sense. Students are recognized for consistently putting their efforts towards bettering themselves. The program, known as “Duke of Ed”, challenges students between 14 and 25 years old to dedicate one hour per week for a set number of weeks…

The World: @inBurnaby

6 Mondays left. And one is the Queen’s birthday. Burnaby students and staff are working tirelessly to wrap up the year. One group of students, part of the United Nations Connections (UNC) student network, recently focused on wrapping up their school year efforts teaching and learning Model United Nations (MUN) debate, celebrating huge success. MUN…

Inquiry Option in Social Studies

Burnaby students and Burnaby teacher Angela Woolf recently engaged teachers from around the province in discussion about Syria utilizing United Nations General Assembly procedures. With global learning a major side benefit, presenting a Model United Nations simulation as a tool for student inquiry in the social studies classroom was a focus. Tips and classroom materials…

Uplifting. Effective. Right.

Jules Koostachin is a film-maker, a Cree born in Moose Factory, Ontario. She is the mother of four boys, including a set of twins, and the captivating and enlightening keynote speaker for Burnaby students who attended the BC Civil Liberties Association conference in November. Jules offered deep insights to how the impact of residential school…

Centrally Speaking: CentralMUN

The very first Model United Nations conference of the school year of Metro Vancouver just took place at Burnaby Central Secondary School on Saturday, November 4th.  CentralMUN hosted 80 students who registered to participate in four different committees. From the centrally located facility, to the smoothly facilitated committees, to the excellent debate and final resolutions…

Day of the Girl Panel: Hosted at Byrne Creek

Parents and students of the Burnaby School District and general members of the public are invited to attend a panel event geared to build awareness about International Day of the Girl Child and all of its implications. The free panel event will be held at Byrne Creek Community School at 7777 18th Street in Burnaby,…

All Invited to High-Profile UN Speaker

We would like to invite all students and parents/guardians to an informative event in the evening of April 3rd with Marcia Kran, an accomplished lawyer, human rights expert and elected member to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC). WHEN: Tuesday, April 3rd from 7-8:30pm WHERE: Centre for Dialogue, Byrne Creek Community School located at…

A World Within a World: MUN

Sometimes you just have to take a leap. A leap of faith. A leap to determine the future. Sameer Esmail, a Burnaby student, did just that when he first registered for the largest 3-day Model UN Conference offered locally. The result? Valuable insights into pressing global issues. A new community of friendships. An aspiration towards…

Rocket Scientist Inspired By Google

Sergei Dobrianski’s final message for students was, “Study hard at math and physics.” He added, “Be sure to learn at least basic computer programming. Everything needs to be programmed plus knowing the basics will help you on the business side of things.” He was spending his time outlining one of the most ambitious projects to…

#BlackHistoryMonth Speaker Welcomed

Black History Month is an opportunity to build the awareness of young people on an important topic. Racism, prejudice, and intolerance were – and are – real in BC, Canada and the broader world. On February 23rd, Byrne Creek Community School students and staff will be introduced to the personal experiences of a boy growing…

Burnaby’s Own Best Delegate

According to the Best Delegate of Burnaby Model United Nations (BMUN) Conference that took place on Saturday, February 4th, 2017, Moscrop Secondary is the “best high school on the planet”. He won the top award at BMUN for his outstanding participation and contributions to the conference. Michael He is equally as exuberant about his Model…