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

The Columbian Centennial Housing Society requires the services of a self motivated student to assist maintenance staff with building and grounds maintenance at the Society's four family housing complexes in Kelowna, see for information and locations. The duration of employment is maximum of 16 weeks (post secondary)/8 weeks (high school) at 28-32 hours per week. Proposed rate is $17.00-$18.00/hr. Students must have a valid driver's licence, but will not be required to use their vehicle during the working day. Please contact CCHS at moc.gnisuoh-shcc@rotcerid_evitucexe for further information or to submit resume and references.

I assumed that high school students are only available July/August – if that isn’t the case we could go longer than 8 weeks. We are also looking for a post-secondary student from UBCO or OC.

Thank you,

Keith Bepple,  Executive Director
Columbian Centennial Housing Society
1920 Richter St.  Kelowna, BC V1Y 2N2
Phone 250 862-3206  Fax 250 862-8215


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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.




 I hope this email finds you well.

I wanted to share that our next 'In the Know' evening will be on Tuesday June 22nd at 630pm where we will be sharing 'Summer Strategies'. These evenings are a time for parents to come together, discuss a topic and to connect with other parents. This month we will be discussing 'Summer Strategies'. Parents are welcome to register for the event here: In The Know June 22 2021

Our session in May,  Beyond Behaviours can be found here. 

Sheila Dyer our Okanagan Parent in Residence is also available to connect by phone, to meet in person or virtually if you are working with parents who are in need of 1-1 support. She can be reached at ac.tramsylimaf@reyd.aliehs. Her support is available all summer, free of charge. Parents do not need to have received formal diagnosis for their children to receive support; they simply need to be parenting through a challenge to their youth's mental health . Parents are encouraged to email her directly. 

I have attached the posters for our upcoming event. Please feel free to share amongst your networks or include them in your newsletters. 


Lori Raible

Support & Development Coordinator / Parent in Residence - Kelowna


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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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