Whistler Secondary

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Have a Safe and Relaxing Summer!

WSS Summer Hours of Operation:

Tuesday July 3rd – Friday July 13th   7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Monday August 20th – Friday August 31st   7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Counselors are available Monday August 27th, Thursday August 30th, and Friday August 31st.

School Reopens Tuesday September 4th

Start-Up Information will be sent out to parents in August.

Student Registration Forms – Click Here


School District 48’s International Education Program is bringing 31 international student to Whistler Secondary for the 2018-19 school year!

Students range in age from 13 to 18 and come from Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, and China.

Our students need the support of homestay families to help them navigate their year in Canada, and the International Program in turn provides families with support to maximize their experience in the program.

Sea to Sky families love this program because it exposes their children to different cultures and they develop a really great connection with their students and their natural families.

We have a handful of temporary families who are able to take students on short term basis should long term families go on holidays.

This is not an exchange. You will be compensated monthly to cover the cost of food and the bedroom.

Please contact Brianne Aldcroft at baldcroft@sd48.bc.ca for more information.

2017/18 Grad Planner – Click Here

British Columbia Labor Outlook – 2017 – Click Here

EDUCATION AND TRAINING NEEDS Education and training will play an increasingly important role in the labor market outlook over the next 10 years. The focus in training is moving away from training for a specific job. Instead it has shifted to recognize the value and importance of learning skills for a career. Having a broader base of knowledge and being adaptable opens up more job opportunities for students and workers. People looking for work will find they’ll need at least a minimum level of post-secondary education or training for 78 percent (718,000) of the job openings expected in the next 10 years. As seen in Figure 2-4, the largest component of these job openings (42 percent), will be in occupations requiring a diploma, certificate or apprenticeship training. The second largest component (36 percent), will be in occupations requiring a bachelor’s, graduate or first professional degree and/or significant work experience.


Bell Schedule – Click Here

2017/18 Calendar Highlights – Click Here

2017/18 Whistler Busing Routes – Click Here

Grade 8 Parent Presentation Click Here

Grade 8 Supplies List 2017/18 Click Here





WSS School Improvement Plan for 2017/18

WSS School Improvement Plan Summary

Course Calendars

Grade 9

Grades 10, 11, 12

Grades 10-12 Curricular Timeline Letter from Ministry of Education Mike Bernier – Click Here

WSSLearns blog

  Click here to catch up on some of what’s been happening here at WSS.

WSS LogoOn behalf of WSS Staff and Students, we would like to formally acknowledge the gracious donation from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. This donation will be used to support this year’s Theater and basketball programs.
Many thanks to the Foundation and all they have done to support us.wbf-logo

Principles of Learning: Why? Because we believe…
All students can learn and do so in different ways and at different rates
Learning is holistic, reflective, experiential, emotional, and relational

Principles of Pedagogy (Pathways that impact learning!): How? Because we believe…

Assessment – By utilizing assessment for, of and as learning, students use criteria and diverse means to demonstrate understanding that drives learning forward.
Collaboration – Students are inspired in the creation of new knowledge and respect for different ideas while understanding each other and themselves.
Engagement – Cooperative structures and strategies allow students to access prior knowledge and deepen understanding to reach specific end products or goals. Learning is differentiated to affect each learner.
Play and Exploration – Student curiosity and inquiry-based approaches lead to the development of student creativity and the innovation of something new.
Purpose and Authenticity – Students engage in meaningful and personally relevant learning using interdisciplinary approaches and ‘voice and choice’ to make connections to their own reality and to a broader perspective.
Technology – Students use technology to gain access to information, track understanding, and present out their learning.

Principles of Practice (Competency development through our professional practices): What? It’s what we believe about the learning needs of our students…
These are the site-based, professional practices embedded in our day-to-day instruction and structures that uphold the Pathways to help students develop and demonstrate (through a variety of ways) learning in the four core competency domains.

What is our ‘Theory of Action’?
If we co-develop a school plan that

    i. connects common language with powerful strategies/structures, as defined in our

        District’s strategic plan, and

    ii. engage in pedagogical practices that apply our Pathways to Learning through

    iii. inquiry-based, collaborative approaches then…

Students will be able to

    i. communicate, through a variety of ways, what they know, understand, and can do

    ii. while applying their learning in multiple ways

    iii. resulting in deep personal understanding and improved achievement results


Homework Club at WSS! Join Education Assistant Sam Mackie in Room 206 Every Day 3:15 – 4:15pm
Come catch up on tests or get some help with your homework.

2016/17 Bell Schedule – Click Here

2016/17 WSS Calendar Highlights – Click Here

2016/17 WSS Bus Routes – Click Here

BC Ministry of Education – Graduation Program Changes

WSS Course Offerings Grades 9/10 – Click Here

WSS Course Offerings Grades 11/12 – Click Here

Changes to Provincial Assessments Chart – Click Here

FAQ on the New Curriculum – Click Here


wssLearns homepage https://wssprojects.wordpress.com/

Our 2016/17 School Improvement Plan – Click Here

Link to school library page – Here

Student Athletes

Whistler Secondary supports all students, including our athletes. Student athletes at Whistler Secondary School vary considerably in the sports programs they participate in, including skiing, biking, luging, football, hockey, soccer, snowboarding, and track & field. Often, these programs require our athletes to be away from school throughout the year for training and competition purposes. Athletes recognise that, as students at WSS, there is a commitment and a balance needed to be a learner and a competitor.

Student athlete’s responsibilities include communicating their needs and schedules with the school and their teachers. Whistler Secondary works with these students to support their educational goals while complementing their training and competition commitments. Flexible scheduling and a hybrid model of online and in-class course delivery allows for students to find success in self-directed study while they are away. If needed, students find academic support in school when they return from training and competitions. Whistler Secondary takes pride in building supportive relationships with all of our students.

At Whistler Secondary School, we pursue excellence in all that we do and support each other in order to achieve our personal goals of success. We’re honored to be learning on the traditional territories of the Squamish and Lil’wat nations, within the beautiful community of Whistler, B.C.

Whistler Secondary is a closely knit community of learners where grade 8 to 12 students receive individualized attention from their teachers and strong support from their parents and community. In addition to working hard academically, students are encouraged to develop their unique talents and abilities by participating in self-directed after-school activities such as choir, musical theatre and dance. These activities are supported by locally developed courses and students receive credits for their participation.

The school also promotes global stewardship and citizenship by sponsoring student leadership groups, running an extensive recycling program and supporting a nutritious hot lunch program. As a result, students not only receive a first-rate academic education, but also develop into well-rounded citizens who are sensitive to the needs of their community and the world at large.

Whistler Secondary is dedicated to the Pursuit of Excellence in all areas; particularly in academics, athletics and fine arts.  The school is infused with a sense of enthusiasm, energy and passion that inspires students to make their dreams a reality; whether it’s becoming a professional artist, winning an Olympic medal, embarking on a career in outdoor recreation or achieving an academic level of success that will open doors to the finest universities in the world.

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2016/17 Board Approved Calendar
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An Easy Read Version of 2016/17 Calendar: Click Here

The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is in effect as of July 1, 2014. Find a brief summary of this law and its impact on our school processes here.

District's Strategic Plan

International Programs
Int Program

Aboriginal Programs
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