Scholarships and Bursary Information

Please check the information below regarding scholarships and bursaries.  For further information you can contact Ray Lynn Edgington in the Career Center or email her at redgington@prn.bc.ca

Application Procedure for Local Awards 2014 Web (1)

Local Awards 2014 Web

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Congrats to the Basketball Team

Congrats to the Senior Boys Basketball team for winning the North Zone AAA championship. The boys went to Langley and finished 10th at Provincials after almost upsetting the number one team! Best finish in NPSS history!!!!The 201`

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NPSS students set personal bests at Pan Pacific Canadian Trials

Benjamin Blackmon (left) and Skyeler Kerr (right) of the Inconnu Swim Club took part in the Pan Pacific Canadian Trials.Skyeler Kerr and Ben Blackmon were the first members to qualify for the Pan Pacific Canadian Trials since 2008 for the Inconnu Swim Club. Both have had great showings at the national meet as they’ve improved on their personal best times in various events. Blackmon has competed in the 100 and 200 metre breaststroke and performed well in both races. In the 100 metre he shaved a second off of his personal best time as he clocked in at 1:07.09 and finished 32nd overall. He finished the 200 metre breaststroke in 2:23.93 which was two seconds faster than his best time and placed 28th overall in Canada. Kerr meanwhile finished the 100 metre freestyle in 54.72 which was 1.2 seconds better than his previous best mark. He’ll also be taking part in the 100 and 200 metre butterfly events.

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UPDATED: NPSS “Lock Down” Practice Drill: Thursday, April 17th

NPSS students and staff will be participating in a scheduled “lock down” drill on Thursday, April 17th at 9:55am (not at 10:30 am).  The drill will be conducted as a means to educate and prepare the school community for any unexpected incidences/intruders that require the building to be secured while the RCMP carry out a thorough building search.  For more information on the drill, please download the attached document below.

NPSSLockdownUPDATED.doc

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NPSS Athletics Raffle Winners!!!

Here are the winners and the prizes:

1st place – framed and autographed Bobby Orr Jersey – Mat Alexander

2nd place – $100 Gift Certificate at Apollo Avenue Sunglasses and Watches – Ron Anderson

3rd place – Bernatol Bulti – $100 Gift Certificate at Ernie’s Sports Experts

Congratulations to the winners! We would also like to thank everyone who supports the NPSS Athletics each year through our raffles and draws!  Your support is greatly appreciated.

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“Chuck it in the Bucket!” & “Jeans Day/Fridays” Fundraiser

Taylor Zeck, a student at NPSS, will be spending the next month (potentially longer) in the Vancouver Children’s Hospital overcoming various health challenges that are affecting her life.  Overcoming the obstacles associated with these challenges must surely be difficult for the family, and we are encouraging the NPSS community to lend a helping hand to her and her family!

For the next month, NPSS  staff will be asked to participate in “Jeans Day” on Fridays and make a donation of  $1 (or more).  As well, during lunch time, there will be a donation bucket outside the cafeteria where students and staff can make a donation as they “chuck it in the bucket!”  Donations will be accepted at the office as well. All  proceeds are going to Taylor Zeck’s family to help with the financial burden they will be facing while away from work for the next four to six weeks.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Zeck family~our thoughts, well-wishes  and prayers go out to them during this difficult time.  Get well soon Taylor!

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Biology Update!

Biology classes went on a Hospital Field Trip March 10/11.  The hospital provided a job shadow where the students were toured around in small groups to see what it was like to work in the hospital.

Also, Biology 11 classes are participating in a Bat Conservation Project with the Ministry of Environment and the Charlie Lake Conservation Society.  We built 40 bat boxes before spring break and will distribute these boxes to members of the community to provide a home for the bats and to aid in collecting data from the bats.

Job shadowing at the hospital

Job shadowing at the hospital

Building Bat Boxes

Building Bat Boxes

The completed bat boxes

The completed bat boxes

 

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2014 Satisfaction Surveys for NPSS

Each year the Ministry asks schools to complete a Satisfaction Survey, focusing on Grade 10 & 12 students, parents and staff.  It is completely anonymous.
Examples of questions are, “Does your school provide clear expectations for student behaviour in the school?”, and “Do you have opportunities for input in school decision making?” You have the option of a range of answers from something like “not at all” to “all of the time”.

The information gained from the survey is a good source of data for us around Social Responsibility, as well as good feedback for school administration.
An email (forwarded to the address that you have submitted to our office) will be sent out over spring break, with directions on how to participate in/register for in survey. Note: If you do not have an email address registered with us, please take a minute to contact our office and update your contact information.  For those who do not wish to participate on-line, please feel free to contact the office and we will provide you with a paper version of the survey.  The survey is open until April 30th.

Thank you for your time in helping us provide the best possible learning environment for our students.

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Pink Shirt Day–February 26th, 2014

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Stand up against bullies and step in when we see it happening!  On February 26, 2014 we encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere.  Shirts will go on sale on Feb. 19th at lunch for $7.

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To learn more about this event go online to

http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/

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“Digital Literacy”…something for parents to consider

We’ve added some links below for parents to look at, as students become more involved in the world wide web.  Knowing more about the applications and programs that students are able to access on line is a great way to stay informed on the potential risks that may be present.  Here are some explanations of Kik, Snapchat, Omeagle below.

http://www.bewebsmart.com/internet-safety/is-kik-okay-for-kids/

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