Counsellor's Corner

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All parents of any grade level of Immac students, if there is anything that is confusing about your son or daughters’ education please contact me and I will help out where I can. Should I not be able to answer a question I will endeavor to get you the information you need from other sources.

Thanks and, as always, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Brian Drosdovech, Counsellor
Immaculata Catholic Regional High School

250-215-4588 (cell)
250-762-2730 (school)


Looking Ahead
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COBSS Corner



Education & Post Secondary Resources

Check out what's new for USask



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Are you having a difficult time deciding what to do with your life in regards to a career? Here is the same government web site I put in the newsletter awhile back. Have a look and possibly this may help in your decision making.
Career Trek has 137 videos on Careers (6-7 minutes per episode):


Postponement of Grade 12 Literacy Assessment and Updated Graduation Assessment Schedule

Implementation of the Grade 12 Literacy Assessment has been postponed until the 2021/22 school year. The updated assessment schedule for the Grade 10 Literacy and Grade 10 Numeracy assessments that includes a supplementary June 2021 session can be found on the Provincial Assessments website.

Please have a read of this important information from the BC Ministry of Education about the importance of doing well at school, and how working towards the highest grades your child can achieve can be a bonus in future earning years.

Do Grades Matter?

Read our most recent Number Cruncher Report to find out whether there is a correlation between a K-12 student’s overall grade point average and their long-term earnings. Put another way, do students who got higher grades in K-12 earn more money over the course of their professional career than those whose grades weren’t as high?

Students are often told of the importance of good grades and how applying themselves in school now will help them later in life. To investigate whether this is the case, the Ministry of Education has partnered with Statistics Canada to combine some of their respective datasets to investigate students’ post graduation outcomes. 


Here is another vital document for all grades 10 through 12 students and parents regarding graduation requirements. It is called:

“The Graduation Handbook of Procedures” It contains everything you need to make graduation easier. It is long and detailed, but has all the answers you will require to get your Provincial Dogwood.




Community Resources

Here is an opportunity for those students wishing to learn a
second language through an exchange program:

My name is Jaine, and I'm a Local Coordinator with the YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE), a national program offering opportunities for youth to improve their second official language skills, explore another part of Canada, and gain valuable work experience. Our program is federally funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, so it is offered at a minimal cost of $125.

I'm providing some links to our upcoming Zoom SWSE information sessions that can help your youth learn more about this exciting opportunity. Anyone is welcome to attend these sessions so please feel free to pass them on to staff and students. These are great opportunities to ask any questions they may have about our program!

Registrations Links:

Wednesday March 31st @ 7:00PM PST

Monday April 5th @ 6:00PM PST

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. You can reach me by replying to this e-mail. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to seeing you at our events!


Jaine Hillier (She/Her)

Summer Work Student Exchange Program | Emplois d’été Échanges étudiants

E: gro.atgacmy@reillih.eniaj

Please note that I am currently working part-time hours and that I appreciate your patience with response times.


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Link to other Community Supports and Resources


Independent schools – New Mental Health in Schools (MHiS) Strategy

Released: The Ministry of Education has announced the release of its new Mental Health in Schools Strategy, which outlines a vision and pathway for mental health promotion in the K-12 education system. The strategy represents the Ministry‘s commitment to implementing the priority actions identified in A Pathway to Hope for the improved wellness of children, youth and young adults. The strategy and other mental health resources can be reviewed on the erase Mental Health & Well-Being web page.

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