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MB Scambi Culturali - Anno Scolastico in CANADA MB Scambi Culturali - Anno Scolastico in CANADA Presentation Transcript

  • International Student Program
  • Welcome to Canada
  • Canada is an excellent place to live and to study
  • Canada ranked the best place in the world The United Nations has ranked Canada #1 as the best place in the world to live more times than any other country.
  • Superior education Canada's education system ranks amongst the best in the world and, above all, in native English-speaking countries.
  • Education system in Canada
    • Education is controlled by the government of each province in Canada
    • Students are required to attend school from 6 – 16 years
    • School starts at Grade 1 (6 years old) and finishes at Grade 12 (17 years old) except for Quebec – grade 11 + 2 years CGEP
    • Students may stay in school up to 19 years of age, if necessary
    • A public school education is free for Canadians
    • Fewer than 3% of students attend private schools
    • Kindergarten(optional) starts at age 5
    • Elementary school is from Grade 1 – 7
    • Secondary school is from Grade 8 – 12
    • University: Bachelors Degree = 4 years
    • Masters Degree = 2 more years
    • Doctorate = 2 or more years after Masters
    • In British Columbia students are required to complete 80 credits (equivalent to 20 courses) during Grades 10, 11, & 12 to graduate
    • In order to be eligible for university, B.C. students must also pass Provincial exams in required subjects at Grades 10, 11 & 12
  • Required courses (B.C.)
    • English 10, 11, 12
    • Math 10, 11
    • Social Studies 10, 11
    • Science 10
    • Science 11 or 12
    • Physical Education 10
    • Fine Arts and/or Applied skills 10, 11, 12
    • Planning 10
    • Minimum 7 elective courses
    • Graduation Portfolio
    • A British Columbia Graduation Diploma allows students the opportunity to enter colleges and universities in North America and many countries abroad
  • Burnaby, City of Parks
  • Located in the Centre of Greater Vancouver
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  • 20-25 minutes from downtown Vancouver by Skytrain Photo: Josh Novosad
  • 40-45 minutes from Vancouver International Airport by car
  • Enjoy a mild climate In Summer
  • In Fall Photo: Roozbeh Farahbod
  • In Winter
  • In Spring
  • Safe, welcoming neighbourhoods
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  • Burnaby, so much to experience
  • Beautiful public golf courses open to all
  • Eight Rinks Sports Arena
  • Deer Lake
  • Local mountains 30 minutes away
  • Shop at Canada’s 2nd largest shopping centre Metrotown in Burnaby
  • Study in the Burnaby Public School District 4th largest School District in British Columbia
  • Top quality academic program
  • Most diverse Visual and Performing Arts Program
  • Competitive sports program
  • Excellent support for international students
  • Top Quality Academic Program
  • Burnaby School District Burnaby schools are recognized for their academic programming and wide range of opportunities
  • Highly ranked schools
  • Each year Burnaby students exceed the provincial average in the:
    • number of students graduating
    • number of students being awarded scholarships
    • number of students successfully entering post-secondary
  • Number of students graduating
  • Number of students awarded scholarships School Graduates (Sept. 30/08) School-based Scholarships District-based Scholarships External Awards/ Scholarships Total Alpha 174 $19,575.00 $9,150.00 $231,825.00 $260,550.00 Burnaby Central 307 $26,350.00 $5,875.00 $902,550.00 $934,775.00 Burnaby Mountain 307 $94,805.00 $9,350.00 $436,000.00 $540,155.00 Burnaby North 447 $34,284.00 $7,125.00 $1,206,203.00 $1,247,612.00 Burnaby South 338 $24,725.00 $9,000.00 $505,500.00 $539,225.00 Byrne Creek 252 $30,600.00 $6,300.00 $258,750.00 $295,650.00 Cariboo Hill 154 $12,005.00 $6,150.00 $155,500.00 $173,655.00 Moscrop 325 $89,250.00 $7,350.00 $1,062,272.00 $1,158,872.00 TOTAL 2,304 $331,594.00 $60,300.00 $4,758,600.00 $5,150,494.00
  • Students successfully enter post-secondary In the latest government report, Burnaby ranks as the #2 public school district in British Columbia for the percentage of its students transitioning to BC Post-Secondary Institutions.
  • Largest Advanced Placement Program in Canada
  • Tony The impressive number of AP courses offered in Burnaby definitely gave me an edge after coming to college. I was able to skip many of the introductory courses and place directly into upper level ones that are much more useful and interesting. It also allows me greater flexibility in course selection because it eliminates some of the core requirements. I used to hear the complaints that the large AP offerings induce the tendency among students to take AP courses simply because they are AP courses and miss the point. In fact, looking in retrospect some of the AP courses I took that I didn‘t expect to be useful turned out to simplify my life greatly here at Princeton. After all, how can one decide what to do with one's life before even graduating from high school.
  • AP Courses
    • English: Literature
    • Languages: French, Mandarin
    • Social Studies: Economics, Human Geography, Psychology, World History
    • Visual and Performing Arts: Design, Drawing, Art History, Music Theory
    • Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics
    • Technology: Computer Science
    • Science: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Science
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Most diverse program in British Columbia Burnaby students have garnered numerous awards in the visual and performing arts, and have been accepted into top music conservatories, art schools and dancing academies
  • Music Burnaby is the only school district in BC to have music specialists at the elementary school level
  • Dance Every school has a dance studio
  • Drama Every school has a theatre
  • Media Arts Every school has a variety of art studios
  • Competitive sports teams Basketball Soccer Volleyball Badminton Wrestling Snow boarding Athletics
  • Academies of Sport Academy of Soccer : Burnaby Central Academy of Hockey : Burnaby North Academy of Swimming : Burnaby Mountain Academy of Softball : Burnaby Mountain
  • Kevin, Germany I attend Burnaby North Secondary School in. I came to Canada during a special time of the year: The Winter Olympics. I’m very proud to say that I’m a part of the Games. Thanks to BNSS, I am volunteering at the Olympics. BNSS offers a special program; the Ice-hockey Academy. Girls and boys from all grades attend the Academy, from beginner to professional. It is a perfect way to improve my hockey skills. There is a good learning environment. Teachers in Canada are not only there to teach, they’re also available to talk about personal concerns. Life as an exchange student in Canada isn’t as hard as I thought it would be; I’ve made new friends, learned a lot about a new culture and live with a wonderful home-stay family.
  • Excellent support
  • International Office team Excellent support for international students and their families
    • Vice Principals of International at every high school
    Alpha
    • Burnaby Central
    • Burnaby Mountain
    • Burnaby North
    • Byrne Creek
    • Cariboo Hill
    • Moscrop
    • Burnaby South
    • International Student Liaisons at every high school
    Alpha
    • Burnaby Central
    • Burnaby Central
    • Burnaby Mountain
    • Burnaby North
    • Burnaby Mountain
    • International Student Liaisons
    Byrne Creek
    • Byrne Creek
    • Moscrop
    • Cariboo Hill
  • One week orientation before school starts (late August, late January)
    • English assessment
    • Math assessment
    • Program overview
    • Study plans (German students can select courses in advance)
    • Homestay information
    • School tour
    • 2 local excursions
  • Regular parent meetings
  • Higher education night Universities and colleges throughout Canada and some from the US present their programs to our international students
  • Excursions
  • Medical insurance
  • Report Cards
  • Multi-lingual staff Japanese Korean Mandarin Cantonese Spanish Portuguese Italian
  • Our High Schools
  • Burnaby South Students can choose from eight secondary schools (Grades 8 – 12), ranging from 900 – 2,250 students
  • Burnaby Mountain
  • Byrne Creek Secondary
  • Burnaby North Secondary
  • Cariboo Secondary
  • Alpha Secondary
  • Central Secondary
  • Moscrop Secondary
  • Registration Students can start in September or February and can register for one semester (5 months), one year (10 months), or more
  • Students can choose the semester or linear system Semester system
    • starts September and February
    • 4 subjects per semester = 8 subjects per year
    Linear system
    • starts September only (option for Italian students to start at other times if non-credit)
    • 8 subjects September to June
  • Burnaby's semester schools are Alpha | Byrne Creek | Central Burnaby's linear schools are Cariboo | Moscrop | Mountain | North | South
  • International student population We limit the number of international students placed at each school to less than 8% of the school’s student population
  • Outstanding Facilities Schools are either new, have been recently renovated, or have been equipped with the latest in educational technology
  • Michael J. Fox theatre, Burnaby South Secondary
  • Specialty Mac labs for Media Arts
  • Video conferencing centre – Byrne Creek Secondary
  • Every school has a dance studio
  • Every school has a school cafeteria
  • Every school has 2 gymnasiums
  • Every school has outdoor playing fields
  • Multi-purpose areas For lunch, studying, school assemblies, etc.
  • Our Student Environment School spirit is strong A welcoming student body Staff are caring and supportive High student participation in school activities
  • Sofia, Brazil My stay here in Canada has been great! Here in Burnaby, being an International student opens to you lots of great opportunities. The experience of being an International student in Burnaby South school is just amazing. I met lots of good friends and amazing teachers, I really enjoyed my stay in Canada!
  • Our Academic Programs
    • Regular Academic Programs, comprised of eight subjects
    • Intensive English Program
    • Honours Program
    • Advanced Placement (AP)
    • French Immersion
  • Class size is maximum 30 students ESL classes are usually 15 - 25 students
  • Course Timetable
    • Students take eight subjects per year
    • Students will be assessed at orientation for their English language level
    • The subjects they take will depend on their English language level
  • ESL + credit courses sample program
    • Level 1 ESL (Beginner): 4 ESL classes, Math, Physical Education, Arts, Applied Skills (e.g. computers, technology, foods)
    • Level 2 ESL (Intermediate): 3 ESL classes, Science, Math, Physical Education, Arts, Applied Skills
    • Level 3 ESL (Advanced): Language Adapted English, Language Adapted Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education, Fine Arts, Applied Skills, Electives
  • Numerous Elective Courses
    • Animation
    • Cooking
    • E-business/Marketing
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Film Studies
    • Graphic Arts
    • Industrial Design
    • Leadership & Helping
    • Music Technology
    • Outdoor Education
    • Photography
    • Robotics
    • Space Science
    • Television Production
    • Tourism
  • Latin and Ancient Greek Burnaby School District is the only public school district to offer Latin and Ancient Greek year round
  • Kim, Germany My experience at Burnaby Mountain Secondary has been fun and special. In classes, I find students and teachers are respectful to each other. I feel that teacher’s put a lot of effort into their lesson planning. The equipment and facilities are really great here. We have lots of chances to use computers and work in groups. There are many field trips and extra curricular activities. For instance some of the field trips we went on was a hockey game, Olympic event and skiing. There are really fun intramural sports at lunch and students run entertainment events at night. By meeting friends, my English has really improved. Everybody is so welcoming and interested in learning German, and about German culture. Schools here are different than in Germany. There are many varied courses like textiles, drama, photography, marketing and baking.
  • Clubs Skiing/Snowboarding Mountain Biking Guitar Golf Math Dance Team Dragon Boat Racing Robotics Drama Cheerleading ...and many more
  • Homestay Program Students are placed in carefully selected homes
  • Homestay Program
  • Homestay Program
    • For students 13+ years of age
    • Elementary students K-5 must reside with parent; grades 6-7 with aunt/uncle/grandparent only
    • Families must pass a strict screening process
    • Families provide a caring and supportive environment
    • Students have their own bedroom and 3 meals per day
    • Located in walking distance or a short bus ride to the appointed school
    • Students have a strict curfew
    • The homestay application allows students to describe their ideal family
    • The maximum students placed in a home are two, and they must be from different countries
  • Karina, Mexico My experience as International Student has been great! I have met a lot of people which now is really special for me. I had learned a lot about another cultures, had amazing experiences and tried a lot of new things. Being in a home-stay it`s really interesting, I have had good times with them, it has made me responsible and independent. I`m sure that this experience it`s going to help me for my life and I'm just thankful with all the people that had make this an unforgettable time.
  • Summer Programs (July and August) Customized group programs – ESL + activities Credit courses – Math Non-credit courses - ESL
  • See you in Burnaby!