Information About Burnett for Parents
Principal: Mrs. W. Walker
Vice Principals: Mr. L. Leung and Mr. J. Blair
Burnett’s administrative team works with students and teachers on a daily basis to support student learning and experiences. If parents have any questions, concerns or comments please contact any member of the Burnett administrative team - we are here to help our students be successful.
Mrs. L. Sakai, Mrs. L. McGuire and Mrs. V. Fainstein
The main office is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Our office staff are available to assist you and welcome your queries.
Phone: (604) 668-6478
Fax: (604) 247-0591
Mrs. I. Trouw
The Business Assistant’s office is next to the main office area. She is the person to deal with regarding any financial issues, textbook returns or school fees.
Burnett counsellors are available to help with course and academic planning, personal issues and career and post-secondary planning. Parents are encouraged to phone and make an appointment with their child’s counsellor if they have any concerns regarding their child
Ms. M. Takada (A-K)
Ms. S. Davis (L-Q)
Mr. B. Reid (R-Z)
Ms. B. Borres
The Career Centre is part of the Counselling Department. It offers students an opportunity to explore career and post-secondary options and to obtain information and/or applications on the following: employment trends, careers, post-secondary applications and programs, scholarships, exchange programs and employment or volunteer opportunities.
Parent Advisory Council
The PAC meets on the 1st Thursday of each month during the school year, and is open to all parents of students in the school. The role of the PAC and the School Planning Council (SPC) is to promote a spirit of communication and collaboration within the school community; provide a forum for all partners in education, make recommendations regarding school goals, programs and services; and organize, with the principal, volunteer programs and endeavours which support student activities and achievement.
Burnett is a very safe school. We are proud of the ethos of care and respect that exists amongst students and staff and we work very hard to provide a safe and nurturing place to learn. Bullying, intimidation, harassment, racism, or fighting are not acceptable and are treated very seriously by the school.
For safety reasons, all visitors must sign in at the main office. Unauthorized visitors or people who come to school with no particular purpose, will be asked to leave. Students are asked not to invite their friends to visit them at school and are reminded not to visit other schools during the school day.
We recognize that smoking is a serious health hazard and encourage our students to make healthy choices. Students are not permitted to smoke anywhere on school property and may not smoke between classes.
Alcohol or Drugs
We have ‘zero tolerance’ for the possession/use of alcohol or drugs at school or school functions. Consequences for infractions of this policy are serious and will involve parents, the RCMP, suspension from school and transfer to another school for repeat offences. Students wanting help or information about drugs or alcohol are encouraged to see their counsellor.