News & Events

PUB NIGHT!

It’s time for our December Pub Night!
Don’t miss the chance to get to know
other Grade 8 and 9 parents and
support our students at the same time!
As always, all grade parents and kids
are welcome to join.

 

Monday , December 10
Colony Kits Pub
7 PM – 10 PM

With your ticket you get a Burger (beef,
chicken or vegetarian) with fries or

salad and one local beer, wine or non-
alcoholic beverage. Join us for 50/50

draws and silent auctions that help to
raise more funds for our school!

Education and The Brain Speaker Series

1. After this talk your brain will not be the same: Adventures in Neuroplasticity
Speaker: Dr. Lara Boyd, PhD
Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium
Date/Time: November 21, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

2. Bilingualism and Brain Health in Children
Speaker: Dr. Rachel Weber, PhD
Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium
Date/Time: December 4, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

3. Social and Emotional Learning in Children
Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, PhD
Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School Auditorium
Date/Time: January 22, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Registration and Ticket Purchases

Tickets will be sold at the door pending availability but seating is limited so registration is suggested.

Exciting Updates:

Lab Tour registration and Student Team Tour registration are now open! We are anticipating all tours filling up well in advance of the date, so encourage your students to sign up soon.  The links are live, but won’t be posted to our website until Saturday, November 10 – only those who have already registered for the UBC Engineering & Architecture Open House and yourself are receiving these links today!

Girls in grades 10, 11, and 12 can also register for the Women in Engineering Panel and Lunch. This is a unique opportunity to connect with our current women students and faculty.

Our program will be shared online shortly and will help students “Engineer their Day” and take in everything UBC Engineering & Architecture has to offer. We look forward to seeing you at the UBC Engineering & Architecture Open House on Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm.

 

Lab Tour Registration: https://ubclabtours2018.eventbrite.ca

Student Team Tour Registration: https://ubcstudentteamtours2018.eventbrite.ca

Women in Engineering Lunch Registrationhttps://ubcwielunch2018.eventbrite.ca

School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) informationhttps://sala.ubc.ca/sala-open-house-2018

Kits app

The Kitsilano App is a free iphone and Android-friendly app developed at the school by an enterprising student in the App club. Calvin Liang, 15, is a self-taught programmer.
He designed the app to help kids navigate their class schedules, manage homework, track assignments and school events. Now available on the Apple store and on Google Play, the app is already being used by several hundred students. Liang’s next project is to google-map the hallways of the school so kids will be able to walk the virtual hallways of the old school once the new construction is completed. The App club, sponsored by Kits librarian Fred Lackmance, is open to anyone interested in programming, and is just one example of how Kitsilano’s student-led clubs connect members of the school community.

Read more on CBC news

Course Planning

Counselors will be meeting with students in grades 8-11 during the month of February to talk with students about course planning for next year.
The students will bring home a course planning sheet with their name on it as well as a username and password to access the on-line site where course planning is done.
Students will be able to enter and change their choices up until the March break.

Kits Students in the News

Monday January 26 was a busy day for Kits students promoting great things in and around Vancouver:

Many of us catch the bed-time news, and were delighted to see grade 12 student, Kate Hodgson, on Monday’s night speaking on behalf of “Kids For Climate Action”, a group that is helping to promote warnings being put on gas pump labels as part of an awareness campaign.
At the end of the day Monday, a grade 11 student, Ericsson Sing, made a special presentation to the Vancouver School Board trustees.  Ericsson and 59 other Vancouver secondary students are part of the inaugural year of a VPD cadet program that involves students in various training and service programs every Saturday of the school year.  We were treated to a great presentation of what can is clearly a very valuable learning opportunity.  As the program will continue next year with a new group of ‘recruits’, stay tuned for information about the application process later this spring.