Wildcat Weekly - Week of June 19, 2017











To all the dad's in the McMath school community, have a wonderul weekend.  






Wednesday June 21, 2017 - 7pm - Valedictory Ceremony (Chan Centre UBC) 

The celebration of this year's Graduating Class will take place at 7pm at the Chan Centre UBC.


Thursday June 22, 2017 - Last Full Day of Classes (Locker Clean Up) 

Students will be asked to finalize locker clean up on this day and return locks to Homeroom Teachers, this will be the official last day of classes.


Friday June 23, 2017 - Alternate Bell Schedule 

  • 9am to 12pm - English 12 Provincial Exam (Students should arrive no later than 8:30am)
  • 1pm to 2:40pm - Yearbook Distribution and Student Council Year End Event 


Monday June 26, 2017 - 9am - Communications 12 Exam 

Students should arrive no later than 8:30am


Tuesday June 27, 2017 - 9am - Français Langue Exam

Students should arrive no later than 8:30am


Wednesday June 28, 2017 - 1pm -  Report Card Pick Up

Students may pick up Report Cards between 1pm and 1:30pm from Homerooms.


Thursday June 29, 2017 - Red Carpet, Dinner Dance, After Grad

A full afternoon, evening, and even morning for the Graduation Class of 2017.







Mr. Sharma's Yearbook team is doing the final check of this year's masterpiece.  Books will be distributed to students on Friday March 23rd.







(updated June 15/17)


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AUG 21/17 – (deadline to apply)  KPU Transition Program for New Students ‘It’s All About You”

This 2 day Program, on AUGUST 23rd & 24th, from  8:30am until 4:00pm, will help you:

  • Get prepared for university
  • Understand the Academic Process
  • Become a more conscious learner
  • Learn what your instructors expect
  • Discover effective learning strategies

Students who have accepted offers to KPU are encouraged to sign up and take advantage of this learning opportunity to get this preview and meet other new students. Apply at:  http://www.kpu.ca/itsaboutu   or call 604 599-2437.




Are You Going to Capilano University in September?

Get the Inside Scoop @ CapU.  Capilano University is hosting a number of info sessions, tours and more to help get you set up for success at Capilano University!

•Get key insights and actions to maximize success in your studies

•Get a financial road map of options available for you

•Start your own educational financial plan

•Take a campus tour and familiarize yourself with the campus

•Chat with students who have experienced life @ Cap

•Meet other new students

Pizza and ice cream!   Parents welcome.

RSVP at:  http://www.capilanou.ca/News.aspx?id=19327368210

If you have questions, contact:  recruitment@capilanou.ca or 604.984.4900




StudentAid BC ~ Student Loan Information

Applications for full-time and part-time studies for the 2017/2018 program year will be available mid-June, 2017.   A 2017/2018 program year application is for classes that start between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.   Be Prepared…..You can get ready now by registering with StudentAid BC and creating a StudentAid BC Dashboard Account.  https://studentaidbc.ca/news/general/important-information-students-applying-20172018-program-year

Questions? Toll-free Canada/USA: 1-800-561-1818, Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm PST.




UBC 2017 Winter Session Course Registration

Students who have accepted their offer of admission to UBC will have received an email specifying their course registration date and time for the 2017 Winter (Fall) Session. This information is also available in the students' service center accounts at:  https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/sscportal/


UBC's First Year Orientation Programs -Vancouver Campus

JUL 1/17 - UBC offers first-year orientation and transition programs that allow students to move in early, get to know campus, and build connections before the academic term begins. Deadline to register is July 1st. For eligibility and program information on the Vancouver campus, visit the https://students.ubc.ca/new-to-ubc/orientations/jump-start


UBC's First Year Orientation Programs –Okanagan Campus

JUL 1/17 - UBC offers first-year orientation and transition programs that allow students to move in early, get to know campus, and build connections before the academic term begins. Deadline to register is July 1st. For eligibility and program information on the Okanagan campus, visit the http://students.ok.ubc.ca/student-experience/collegia.html




Canadian Armed Forces Summer Information Sessions:

These sessions are every 2nd Thursday evening starting at 6pm at the CF office located at 620 Royal Ave, New Westminster, BC

  • 29 Jun - Technical Occupations in High Demand
  • 13 Jul - General Information Session
  • 27 Jul - Paid Education Options
  • 10 Aug - Diversity and Women in the CAF

For further questions contact: Lt(N) Simon Chow

Simon.chow@forces.gc.ca / Tel: 604-694-6390 ext 6311




Langara Course Planning Sessions For New and Prospective Arts & Science Students

Selecting courses and understanding how to transfer from Langara to university can be confusing for new students.  This 90-minute session is designed to help you understand university transfer and entrance requirements.  The advisors will also discuss prerequisites, diagnostic tests and course registration.

* Note - Sessions are offered year-round at Langara. Due to high demand for one-on-one appointments, Langara Advisors require that you attend a course planning session before receiving individual assistance. As appointments are limited, they strongly recommend you start your educational planning early. You do not need to pre-register for these sessions, however, it is a good idea to arrive early as seating is limited.


  • Jun 19, 2017 4:00-5:30 pm A136a
  • Jun 21, 2017 4:00-5:30 pm A136a
  • Jun 23, 2017 1:00-2:30 pm A136a
  • Jun 26, 2017 4:00-5:30 pm A136a
  • Jun 29, 2017 4:00-5:30 pm A122a
  • Jul 5, 2017 4:00-5:30 pm B023
  • Jul 11, 2017 4:00-5:30 pm B023
  • Jul 20, 2017 4:00-5:30 pm B023





Are You SFU?  Tour the campus this summer to learn more!

Click on the link to register for a Simon Fraser University campus tour at the Burnaby, Surrey or Vancouver campus locations. 

http://www.sfu.ca/students/tour.html  or Email:   tour@sfu.ca  Phone: 778.782.5620




Are you Considering Post-Secondary Studies in the UK?

 See the resources below.

Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) in the UK

UCAS is an independent centralized admissions service for British undergraduate admissions to higher education.  Services provided by UCAS include several online application portals, including information and advice for students considering post-secondary studies in the UK.  View the following websites for details:  https://www.ucas.com/

Important dates:    


The International Undergraduate Guide (pdf) at: https://www.ucas.com/sites/default/files/international-undergraduate-guide-applicants.pdf  https://www.ucas.com/file/376/download?token=aRrMYHwK

Contact information:  https://www.ucas.com/corporate/about-us/contact-us

Helpful tips:  https://www.ucas.com/connect/videos#js=on


Across the Pond  ~ Applying to a UK University?

The Across the Pond team offers free guidance services to Canadian students regarding studying in the UK.  If you have question about studying in the UK, would like more information on specific universities or programs or you are ready to start the application process, Across the Pond is available to assist.      http://ca.studyacrossthepond.com/  For Visa information (webinars), visit:  http://ca.studyacrossthepond.com/events-webinars  Universities:  http://ca.studyacrossthepond.com/universities


Russell Group Universities in the UK:



NOV 4/17    UK University Fair London 2017
Meet with 100 UK universities on Saturday, Nov 4th 2017, from 12:00 - 17:00 at the Lancaster London Hotel in the UK.  Find out about courses, services for EU and international students, accommodation and much more at the UK University Fair.
For details, visit:   http://www.ukunifair.co.uk/





AUG 1/17   KPU Application Deadline**

Grade 12 students; this is a reminder that Kwantlen Polytechnic University is still accepting applications for Fall 2017!  Note the application for admission deadline is August 1st

Apply now!


FAQ’s:   http://www.kpu.ca/admission/applying