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My Amazing Canadian Experience

Where is Home

Alternate Program should there be job action.

Program will begin on Wednesday September 3, 2014

Important! Please continue to monitor our website as it will be continually updated. www.sisp.bc.ca.

September 3, 2014
• Elementary and Middle school students will be joining their school’s administration for an afternoon of lunch and activities. (homestay parents will be contacted by SISP homestay coordinators with details)
• All new and returning secondary international students will meet at their schools at 6pm for a pizza dinner and school orientation. Finish at 8:30pm. All new international students will need to bring their passports with them.

September 4, 2014
All new and returning international students will be picked up at or near Claremont, Stellys and Parkland Schools by bus. (times and location of pick up/drop off will be available on the website in the next 48 hours.) www.sisp.bc.ca.

All international students will be participating in an extended orientation, cultural and English oriented enhancement activities. SISP will be using Greenglade School, Panorama Recreation Center plus travelling to other venues in the Greater Victoria area. All students will be supervised by a dynamic and experienced group of staff. Daily attendance will be taken.
Activities, depending on the duration of the job action, will include: Local orientation tours, Butchart Gardens, whale watching, University orientation and tours etc.

September 5, 2014
• Students will be picked up at the designated location(please continue to monitor the website as changes will be posted there) www.sisp.bc.ca.

September 8-12, 2014
• Students will be picked up by bus in the morning and will be in the care of the SISP staff. Activities will vary depending on the group. Students will be told the day before the details of the next day’s activities.
Important: Homestay parents please remind/make sure your international student comes prepared each day with a bag lunch, snack and clothing suitable for physical activity (runners etc.)
Thank you for your patience as we know we are asking a little extra of you during this time. We all want the students to experience the smoothest transition to Canadian culture and your effort and support is very much appreciated.
If you have any questions, concerns etc. please email sispinfo@sd63.bc.ca and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

Thanks
Spencer, Gail, Brenda, Debbie, Carol, Kelly, Kristen and Bob