Academic Advisor

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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.

Mrs. Angela Griffin
Academic Advisor/Grad Coordinator
agriffin@cisnd.ca

Phone: 250-762-2730

This the one stop for parents and students to find out all the information to get through to Graduation!  Check back weekly for all new and updated information.

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Sharing Your Work

A grader for a course notices similarities between two assignments. It turns out that you loaned your finished work to your friend to give them an idea of how to proceed with the assignment. Without your knowledge, the friend copied some answers and handed in the homework. You assume that since you did not give permission to your friend to copy your work you have not violated the Code. Are you right?

Answer

No.

Why is this an issue?

Peer teaching and peer learning are important and effective study strategies for students. However, giving a completed assignment to a friend is not peer teaching and copying answers is not peer learning. Unintentionally or otherwise, the student who passed on the assignment enabled cheating to occur, and has therefore committed a violation.

An interview with the disciplinary officer will be required. See the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures in the Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities for more details.

How can it be avoided?

Peer learning should be encouraged, since it helps students learn to teach. Instructors should explain effective peer teaching strategies such as working in pairs, sharing comments on work, and brainstorming solutions to problems in groups. Sharing completed work is not an acceptable peer learning technique. If a student has copied the answers of another student, the incident must be documented and the material sent to the course instructor, who will contact the appropriate disciplinary officer.

Quick Fact

If I tell my friend in another course section about quiz questions, is that cheating?

If your friend has not yet written the quiz, both of you will have violated the Code; sharing unauthorized information and using unauthorized information are both offences

BOTTOM LINE: DO NOT SHARE ANY WORK, NOTES/CUE CARDS FOR EXAMS. THIS IS PLAGERIZING.
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** New Information

UBC’s announcement about admission and the Literacy 12 assessment. Grads should know this - https://you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/admitted/keep-offer/

 

Help! I’m Graduating!

What’s post-secondary education all about? Is it about choosing a specific career? Or is it about developing the skills you need to become successful in any number of different jobs and careers?

The truth is that post-secondary can be about all of the above and more. And you definitely don’t need to have all of the answers right away. In fact, it’s ok to change your mind about what you want to get out of your post-secondary experience along the way.

The key is to give yourself as many options as possible in the future. Choose the post-secondary opportunities that fit your skills and interests. Open up more doors in your future. The more you know about the different opportunities out there, the more likely you are to find that right fit

The following resources provide an in-depth look at some of the big ideas you need to know about. Read them, share them and talk about them to help guide your decision making about post-secondary education.

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Just in case you missed the parents meetings:

Grade 8 Meeting
Grade 9/10 Meeting
Grade 11/12 Meeting

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BCeID sign up:

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Hey Grads and parents here is the updated Grad Book with all the information you will need to answer any question about graduating from a BC school.

Handbook of Procedures and Companion B.C. Graduation Program Policy Guide are now available on the ministry website at:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/administration/program-management/graduation

Graduation Assessments Information for Parents and Students

Graduation assessments assess student achievement during the graduation years (10-12). See the links below for more information on these assessments

Grade 10 Numeracy
Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment

Grade 10 Literacy
Grade 10 Literacy Assessment

Grade 12 Literacy
Grade 12 Literacy Assessment

Students you will need your 9-digit PEN number to access these sample exams. This is included on your report cart in the top corner.

Deadlines for distributed learning courses

(BCOnline School in Kelowna as well as other DL schools from around the province adhere to this information)

If you are or will be taking distributed learning courses (DL) (online courses, distance learning, or courses at another school) to meet requirements, you’ll need to know these deadlines:

  • To use grades in your academic assessment, complete courses by February 1.
  • Your school must submit your grades in time for UBC to evaluate your application.
  • To use grades to meet degree-specific requirements, complete courses by June 30.

If you have already graduated from high school and you have not taken additional academic courses, submit your final, official transcript by March 15.

If you have already graduated from high school and you are upgrading courses, complete all courses and submit your final, official transcript by May 15.

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