Nanaimo Career & Education Fair – all gr. 12s are attending this! November 23

We will be going from 8:30 – 12:15.  The information letter is here: Nanaimo Education & Career Fair permission consent

For more information on the fair itself, please go to



The Late Lillian Charlie and Late Charlotte Williams Bursary

  • Cowichan Tribes member
  • going to go to college/university full-time in the fall
  • 2 bursaries
  • $1000 each
  • the following factors will be considered: need, level of community involvement, scholastic ability
  • for students going into the Health field – programs requiring up to 2 years of study only
  • Examples of types of study: dental assistant, resident care attendant, licensed practical nurse, lab technician, community health worker
  • deadline NOVEMBER 30

For more details and application form go to : Late Lillian Charlie and Charlotte Williams bursary

The Ts’weulhtun Health Centre Bursary application – due NOV 30

  • member of Cowichan Tribes
  • going to go to school full-time next fall
  • one $2000 bursary
  • entering health or health related profession (eg. nurse, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dentistry, psychiatry, marine biology, nutrition, health administration)
  • factorst that will be considered are: need, level of community involvement, scholastic ability

For application form or more details, go to Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre Bursary application

TWU – preview weekend coming up (this is not the one the school is going to – but YOU can still go :)

“Grade 11 & 12 students, you are invited to TWU for a Preview Weekend November 17th-18th. TWU will be providing a shuttle to and from the Tsawwassen ferry. We look forward to hosting you! You can learn more at  For the free shuttle go to


Schulich Leader Scholarship – very prestigious! Only one from DCSS can be nominated…

Who is eligible to receive the scholarship?

Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to all graduating high school or Cégep students across Canada who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) at one of our partner universities.   Note that UBC, UVIC and SFU are all partnering universities.  For a list of the rest, go to:

Students must:

Demonstrate 2 of 3 selection criteria:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
  3. Financial need


Be entrepreneurial minded, intending to pursue a career in:

  1. Technology
  2. Innovation
  3. Engineering
  4. Scientific Research (Research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses)

In addition, to qualify Nominees must:

  1. Graduate high school or Cegep in 2017/2018 academic year
  2. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  3. Enroll at one of our partner universities

We are NOT looking for students pursuing careers in:

  1. Medicine (Practicing Physician)
  2. Medical Research (Research conducted to aid and support the development of knowledge in the field of medicine)

What are the 2018 application deadlines/important dates?

  1. February 1, 2018 – Deadline for school to submit a Nominee
  2. February 22, 2018 – Deadline for Nominee to submit Schulich Leader scholarship application
  3. June 15, 2018 – Scholarship winners finalized


UBC Deadline for MAJOR Scholarships – Dec 1

If you are applying to go to UBC in the fall, MAKE SURE YOU APPLY BEFORE DEC 1.  That is the deadline for major entrance scholarships…


Songs to argue over….

Walk up

  • Treat me like Somebody – Tink:
  • Taxi Cab – Twenty One Pilots:
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran:

Walk out

  • Shooting Star – Bag Raiders:
  • Johnny Boy – Twenty One Pilots:

GRAD 2017 – important dates!


June 2             – Grad fee due ($100)

June 9             – Banquet money due – this is for 5 tickets – we will let you know if you                              are able to get more the following week

June 12           – Senior Walk at Elementary, block 4

June 26           – Grad Rehearsal (6:30 – 7:30/8:00) and Decorating

June 27           – Ceremony – please be at the Christian Reformed Church by 1:45?  Time                             still TBD

– Ceremony actually begins at 3:00

DCSS Scholarships – Deadline – Friday June 16

DCSS has  4 scholarships specifically available for DCSS students.

Deadline:  FRIDAY JUNE 16

Value of each award:   $500

For more information on the scholarships/bursaries and for the application form please see  Duncan Christian Scholarship Program

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