Peace river north international program

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The Peace River North School District is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern British Columbia. We are a small friendly community, blending distinct provincial perspectives of two strong provinces, Alberta and BC. Fort St. John, known as the Energetic City is the home of world champions in leading sports and now the home of the Pomeroy Center. This facility, a world class venue for sports training, community events and is also one of the largest wood built complexes in the world. The Peace River North School District is proud to announce that, this facility will house educational services including an expansion to the International Program.

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Peace river north international program

  1. 1. School District #60 <ul><li>International Education Program </li></ul>
  2. 2. Welcome to School District #60 <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Energetic Learning Campus of North Peace Secondary School </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.prn.bc.ca/elc </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. FACTS ABOUT OUR JURISDICTION <ul><li>We are located in the beautiful Northeastern British Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>We have 20 schools in our School District </li></ul><ul><li>We provide educational services to 5,000 students </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fort St. John www.fortstjohn.ca <ul><li>Today, more than 19,000 people, mostly young families with children, call Fort St. John home. </li></ul><ul><li>The City, located in the heart of majestic Peace River country, is the largest regional service center in northeastern BC, servicing 60,000 people in the area. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hudson Hope www.dist.hudsons-hope.bc.ca <ul><li>Hudson’s Hope is a unique place in today’s busy world. It is blessed with incredible natural beauty-prairie farmland, wooded Crown lands and the Peace River with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. </li></ul>
  6. 6. International Students Country Number of Students Nigeria 17 Germany 4 Columbia 1 Australia 1 Japan 1 Venezuela 1 France 1 Thailand 1
  7. 7. Programs Offered <ul><li>Secondary School Program (Gr. 9-12) </li></ul><ul><li>University Entrance and High School </li></ul><ul><li>University Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Online Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational Courses </li></ul><ul><li>English Preparation Course </li></ul><ul><li>Advance Placement English 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Drama/Art/Music </li></ul>
  8. 8. Preparing for University <ul><li>BC Graduation program is a 3 year program </li></ul><ul><li>Previous credit courses may be granted to count towards BC High School Graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 2 years are recommended in order to be better prepared to meet University Entrance requirements. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Graduates are Attending: University of British Columbia University of Toronto Mcgill Simon Fraser University Carleton University Queens University University of Victoria University of Ottawa University of Huston Texas Thompson Rivers University University of Guelph Northern Lights College University of Alberta McMaster University College of New Caledonia Vancouver Island University Ryerson University University of Waterloo
  10. 11. Benefits of The Program <ul><li>Our students experience other cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong international friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul>
  11. 12. Our Services Include <ul><li>Well established and monitored homestay program </li></ul><ul><li>Custodianship for under-age students </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated ESL Program </li></ul><ul><li>School bus transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Entry time (September/February) </li></ul><ul><li>University Counseling and Liaison </li></ul>
  12. 13. School Support <ul><li>ESL Support </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Summary reports </li></ul><ul><li>Student Advising </li></ul><ul><li>Activity Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Student Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling Services </li></ul>Hudson Hope Elementary Secondary School http://www.hudson.prn.bc.ca/
  13. 14. Fine Art Options <ul><li>Band </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Musical Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Music Recording </li></ul>
  14. 15. EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: <ul><li>Yearbook Club </li></ul><ul><li>Student Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Volleyball </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball </li></ul><ul><li>Skating </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>Hockey </li></ul><ul><li>Badminton </li></ul>
  15. 16. Activities Offered <ul><li>Canoeing </li></ul><ul><li>Bowling </li></ul><ul><li>Barbecues </li></ul><ul><li>Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking </li></ul><ul><li>Curling </li></ul><ul><li>Skating </li></ul><ul><li>Hockey Games </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Banquet </li></ul><ul><li>Sleigh Rides </li></ul>
  16. 17. Expectations of Students <ul><li>Exemplary attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Good Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of homework </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved </li></ul>
  17. 18. OUTSTANDING EDUCATION SYSTEM <ul><li>Class sizes between 25 and 30 </li></ul><ul><li>High school education ranking among the best in the world </li></ul><ul><li>State-of-the-art technology </li></ul><ul><li>Many recreational and cultural opportunities for students to experience </li></ul>North Peace Secondary School http://www.npss.prn.bc.ca/
  18. 19. Post-Secondary Program <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul>
  19. 20. What courses does my child need to enter a Canadian post-secondary program? <ul><li>Students must have: </li></ul><ul><li>English (Grade 12 level) </li></ul><ul><li>Social (Grade 11 level) </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics (Grade 11 or 12 level) </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Math (Grade 12 level) for Faculty of Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of Biology, Physics or Chemistry (Grade 12 level) </li></ul>
  20. 21. What averages are needed in Grade 12 courses to enter post-secondary programs? <ul><li>Generally: </li></ul><ul><li>60% - 65% for College programs </li></ul><ul><li>65% - 70% for University transfer programs </li></ul><ul><li>70% or better for Universities </li></ul>
  21. 22. What do student say? <ul><li>Despite being an international student, I always felt at home in NPSS. The teachers were so approachable and helpful. I am currently in Carleton University, Ontario and it's also been a splendid experience. I sure do miss NPSS, and I will never forget it. It's more than a school to me. It's home away from home.-Fumbi </li></ul><ul><li>The teachers were always there to encourage and help us when we had problems in class. The school provided a principal for the international students which made it easy for us because we had someone we could talk to when we needed advice. I also made some friends who have had different impact on me and most of all i had a very great year at NPSS - Leonora </li></ul>
  22. 23. Homestay <ul><li>How do we assure quality homestays? Our homestay coordinator screens all homestay families very carefully, including references, a criminal record check, an interview, and an in-home inspection. We try to match students with families based on interests. </li></ul><ul><li>What happens if there is a problem with the homestay? Our homestay coordinator monitors the homestay to ensure that everything is going well. If there is an unsolvable problem then we will introduce the child to another family and move them. </li></ul>
  23. 24. Brian Campbell District Principal <ul><li>International Program </li></ul><ul><li>9304-86th Street </li></ul><ul><li>Fort St John,British Columbia Canada </li></ul><ul><li>V1J 6L9 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.prn.bc.ca/int </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 250-785-4429 Fax : 250-785-4687 </li></ul>

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