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Back to school tips and links for students and their families

August 23, 2016

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As families get ready to send over 600,000 students back to school, there are lots of great resources available to make the transition to the classroom easier – and get a start on getting ready for life after high school.

New curriculum:

The world is changing and it’s our responsibility to ensure students have the skills they need to succeed. They will learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic in a way that connects them to the collaboration, communications, and critical thinking skills needed in college, university, and the work force. Students in kindergarten to Grade 9 will all be learning under the new curriculum this fall, while in grades 10 to 12 a trial phase is beginning.  Find out more at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

After-school savings:

Parents can kick start savings for their child’s future success with the $1,200 BC Training and Education Saving Grant. It’s a sure fire way to help plan for a child’s education after high school. Learn about eligibility and how to apply at: http://ow.ly/eAut3035ngT

Student leaders:

Are you a leader in your class or perhaps a shining light in a program or team at school? The scholarship program recognizes great students in the classroom, on the field, on the stage and in the community: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards

Be prepared:

Floods. Fires. Earthquakes. The Emergency Management Planning Guide helps your child’s school prepare for emergencies: http://ow.ly/4W043035nll

Get graded:

Finished school and need a transcript? Order transcripts and certificates for post-secondary applications: http://ow.ly/CwMc3035nrq

Erase Bullying:

B.C.’s innovative anti-bullying program supports students and enables them to help prevent bullying. There are also great tips for parents about keeping children safe online and what to do if your child is being bullied: http://www.erasebullying.ca/