Terry Fox Secondary eNews - September 22, 2019    
School Calendar

Sep 20th - Pro D Day
Sep 24th - Senior Sail
Sep 24th - Science Fair Presentation
Sep 25th - Terry Fox Assembly
Sep 26th - Terry Fox School Run
Sep 27th - Science Fair Presentation
Oct 7th - Staff Meeting Day
Oct 10th - Parents as Education and Career Coaches workshop at Riverside
Oct 14th - Thanksgiving Holiday
Oct 17th - Semester 1 Interim Report Card
Oct 21st-30th - Grad Photos
Oct 22nd - Photo Retake Day
Oct 23rd - PT Interviews
Oct 24th - Fall Music Concert
Oct 24th - UBC Evening in Library, 7:00pm
Oct 25th - Pro D Day
Oct 31st - Halloween

Grade 12 Students Senior Sail - September 24th

When is it?
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Please note it is expected that all students must attend all classes on Tuesday before Senior Sail.

What do I get for $50?
Bus transportation to and from downtown Vancouver (Foot of Denman St) docks, 3-hour cruise on the Queen of Diamonds, DJ and dancing, and a great time with all your friends. Pop, sandwiches, munchies and desserts are supplied on board, but we still recommend you have something to eat beforehand as well.

Can I buy tickets the day of the event?
NO! All tickets must be purchased prior to Tuesday, September 24th. YOU CANNOT BUY A TICKET UNLESS YOU HAVE PAID YOUR STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES ($45). 

Where do I go on the 24th?
All students and teachers will meet outside the school main entry at 3:45 pm for check-in. BRING ID.

How do I get to the dock?
will be riding in rented buses. Students are not permitted to find their own ride to the event. Students will board the buses at 4:10 pm. The buses will leave the school at 4:00 pm and arrive at the docks 5:30 pm.

Can I bring a guest from another school or another grade?
. This is an event for the Terry Fox 2020 Grads only.

How long is the cruise?
We arrive at the dock at 5:30 pm and all students must go through the boat security before boarding. Once on board we will sail from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

How do I get back to Terry Fox?
The buses will be leaving the dock shortly after 9:00 pm and arriving back at Terry Fox at approx. 10:00-10:15 pm.

See the full information document.

Terry Fox School Run - September 26th 2019

Our students will be participating in the Terry Fox National School Run on Thursday, September 26th. The run will be starting at the front of the school at 10:15am. Students are encouraged to show their spirit and wear school colours!

Leadership students will be collecting toonies to fundraise for Cancer Research and  will be  around the school and at the main doors collecting donations. They may visit you at your car window if you are in our drop off zone so please be prepared to give. Their goal is to raise $1500. Every donation counts. Please support Terry's continued Marathon of Hope and give generously to help fight cancer!

On Wednesday morning we will have our annual Terry Fox Assembly. 

As Terry said "It took cancer to realize that being self-centred is not the way to live. The answer is to try and help others".

Lifetouch Student School Photos

On Friday, September 6th Lifetouch came into the school and student school photos. They were also given a sheet with an access code to look at their proofs once they are ready to be released online for viewing. If students have lost or misplaced their information they will need to contact Lifetouch at the following number or email:   1-866-449-3558 or qjterritory@lifetouch.com

Parents as Education and Career Coaches

Are you the parent of a high school student? Would you like to help them with their post-secondary choices? This is an interactive workshop designed to give you the skills and confidence you need.  This workshop is presented by Education Planner BC.

This event is open to parents of students (grades 9-12) attending Terry Fox Secondary and Riverside Secondary. 

When: October 10th, 2019
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Riverside Secondary

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/y5q96mu3 (registration closes October 9th)

Or Scan this QR code with your phone camera

New Alpha Allocations For Students

If you need to contact a Vice-Principal or your child's counsellor, the following alpha groupings are shown below:

Terry Fox Vice-Principals

Ms. Britt Walton  - Vice-Principal - students A-G (bwalton@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Rissa Wilson - Vice -Principal - students H-N (rwilson@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Dave Phelan - Vice-Principal - students O-Z (dphelan@sd43.bc.ca)

Counselling Department

Ms. Rhonda Trunkfield - students A-H (rtrunkfield@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Rich Chambers - students I-Q (rchambers@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Karen Edgell - students R-Z(kedgell@sd43.bc.ca)

Important Dates For Students Choosing Post-Secondary Schools

Oct 8th - Canadian Universities Public Event (6pm, Delta Hotel Burnaby, free admission)
Oct 9th - Canadian Universities Mini-fair (Gleneagle Secondary, 6-8pm)
Oct 9th - First Scholarship Meeting (at lunch in library computer lab)
Oct 10th - Parents as Education and Career Coaches (Registration under quick links)
Oct 24th - Western University (ON) School Info session (Flex time, library computer lab)
Oct 24th - UBC Information Evening (7pm,Terry Fox Library)
Oct 25th (Pro-d) - Career support event for girls Gr 9-12, Dream it*Be it (Centennial Secondary, 9:15am-2:00pm)
Oct 28th - Post-Secondary Institutions of BC (PSBC) Evening (7pm, Terry Fox Secondary)
Oct 30th - SFU Beedie School of Business Info session (Room 229 at lunch)
Oct 30th - University of Calgary Info session (Flex time, library computer lab)

Canadian Universities Event

More than 40 of the top Canadian Universities from across Canada will be here in BC to meet our students and answer questions about admissions.  We have our own district wide event on October 9th at Gleneagle Secondary.


City of Port Coquitlam Youth Services Programming

Check out the youth programs offered for the Fall 2019. Included are:

  • PoCo Youth Crew
  • Late Skate
  • Drop-In Basketball
  • Youth Led Basketball Training
  • Holiday Turkey Dinner
  • Babysitter Intensive Training

Click on the link here to see all the programs offered.

Paying Student Fees

We highly encourage families to use School Cash Online. It is safe, reliable, removes the need for students to bring cash or checks to school and provides you with a history of your payments.  You may find a link to School Cash on the website under the ‘School Fees’ link.

Parents/Guardians and SD43 staff:

In preparation for future school years, we are asking for you feedback on our proposed calendars for the 2020-21, 2020-22 and 2022-23 school years. Below are two links, one is to our district website where the proposed calendars are posted and the other link is to an online survey that allows for feedback to be provided about the three proposed school calendars.

This survey link will be open from Friday, September 13, 2019, to Friday, October 4, 2019. We thank you for your participation and your feedback.

Link to our SD43 Annual School Calendars:

Link to the online survey:

Forms And More Information

Student Registration Form
Medical Alert Form
Career Centre, Volunteer Opportunities, Scholarship Info
Burke Mountain Bus Information
Volunteer Package
Terry Fox App

Terry Fox Secondary Administration and Counsellors

Terry Fox Administration

Mr. David Starr - Principal (dstarr@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Britt Walton  - Vice-Principal - students A-G (bwalton@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Rissa Wilson - Vice -Principal - students H-N (rwilson@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Dave Phelan - Vice-Principal - students O-Z (dphelan@sd43.bc.ca)

Counselling Department

Ms. Rhonda Trunkfield - students A-H (rtrunkfield@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Rich Chambers - students I-Q (rchambers@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Karen Edgell - students R-Z(kedgell@sd43.bc.ca)

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