Barriere Secondary

School Goals
1. To improve the academic achievement of each student.
2. To foster in students a sense of school pride and social responsibility within the school and the wider community.

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    September Newsletter
    by Kris Luison - Thursday, 7 September 2017, 2:12 PM

    Please find attached our September newsletter for your information and enjoyment.

    Mr. Hembling
    Welcome back! Important school start-up info
    by Paul Hembling - Friday, 1 September 2017, 7:23 PM

    Parents and students of the Barriere Secondary school community,

    I am very pleased to be starting as the new Principal of Barriere Secondary.  I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning and I hope your summer has been one with an equal mix of adventure, fun and relaxation.  Summer is a great time to recharge, but the time has come to get back to learning!

    The following information went home to all BSS families for whom we have a phone number on file by synrevoice Friday evening, September 1st regarding school start up.  The info is repeated here for your convenience in case you missed the phone message:

    * School starts Tuesday, September 5th with a start time of 10:30am and a dismissal time of 12:30pm for all students.

    * Buses will pick students up 2 hours later than usual and drop off 2 hours earlier than usual on Tuesday, September 5th

    * On the first day, Student Verification packages will be handed out to students.  Thes are i=mportant packages and need to be reviewed, signed and returned to the school office by Friday, September 8th with any corrections noted.

    * For safety reasons, Parents & Guardians must phone the school or send a hand-written note before their child can sign out.  Students cannot sign themselves out.

    * Locks for lockers will be on sale in the office for $5 (slightly below our cost).  PE locks are required for those students taking PE (this must be a separate lock from the student's main locker)

    * School Newsletters are emailed to parents/guardians monthly.  Please make sure the school has your email address so that you can receive these.

    * Please check this website for important dates and daily schedules as well as important school and district information.

    The staff of Barriere Secondary is looking forward to a FANTASTIC school year, and are excited to welcome you!

    Paul Hembling, Principal

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    KIds Plus Accident Insurance
    by Kris Luison - Thursday, 31 August 2017, 2:51 PM

    For your convenience, we've made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus TM Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc (iA
    Financial Group).
    Kids Plus TM Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who:

    • do not have medical or dental plans,
    • have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
    • have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activites.

    For complete plan details, please visit

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    Flushing of Drinking Water
    by Kris Luison - Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:54 PM

    Please see the attached School District 73 letter regarding the flushing
    of drinking water in the school.

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    New Planning 10 Instructional Video
    by Kris Luison - Thursday, 12 January 2017, 4:52 PM

    Planning 10 Students

    Please check out Mr. Lowe's new Planning 10 Step by Step Instructional video
    linked to this webpage under 'Planning 10'.