The 2024 Convocation Ceremony date is June 21, 2024

Please make sure your address is current on our file as the Ministry of Education uses this address to mail your diploma and transcript.

SD85 Graduation Guide
BC Graduation Planner
BC Dogwood Planner
BC Handbook of Procedures
BC’s New Curriculum
Graduation Requirements


Message from the Principal

Please click here for a message from the principal


Deadlines and Reminders

  • Please remember to sign up for the dinner and after-grad, including your “plus 1” in the office. Come and see me if you have any questions
  • We need your height for the grad gown, please tell us or come by and we can measure it asap
  • Pick your song for the walking ceremony and let Emma Walkus know three things: the name of the song and the artist, the exact starting point. Due April 30
  • Please send the pictures for the baby slide show to Beckie at bbook@sd85.bc.ca
  • Fill out the Google survey to let your voice be heard (use your school Gmail)

Grad Photos

February 5-7, 2024. Book now at schedule.prestigeportraits.ca. For more information, check out the FAQ Sheet.


Local Scholarships

The 2024 scholarship application package will be available on February 5. We strongly encourage students to apply for as many scholarships as possible, even if you do not meet all of the requirements.

The PHSS Grad 2024 Scholarship Application Package submission deadline is April 5 at noon!

Local scholarship packages are available to PHSS Grade 12 students.  The package contains a list of available scholarships and general instructions for applying.  Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships they may be eligible for.  Don’t assume that the scholarships are exclusively for the top academic students — ANY graduate planning to further their education can apply.

We would like to encourage students to turn in the applications to the school office before the deadline of noon on April 5.  There will be no extensions of the deadline. When students bring in their applications, they must bring in the list of scholarships as well.  One of the secretaries will go through the student’s package of applications and have the student initial the list for the ones they have brought in.  This list is then kept in the office as a record of what was handed in.  Please do not bring in applications in envelopes as they will have to be taken out.

Appendix A – Examples
These are read-only, but can be downloaded so you can edit them.
In GoogleDocs, Click File, Download, Microsoft Word
Sample Cover Page
Sample Cover Letter
Sample Resume
Personal “Brag” Sheet – Letter of Reference Aid

Appendix B – Scholarship-Specific Requirements
Cameron Davis Bursary Application
District / Authority Scholarship How-To


Scholarship Writing Workshop

Date TBD. Here, you will get answers to your questions:
– which scholarships are out there?
– which scholarship is for me?
– how do I put a scholarship application together?


External Scholarships – Not Exhaustive

$1,500Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship
$1,250BC Achievement Scholarships
TBDBC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries Tribute Bursary
$5,000BC Excellence Scholarship
VariousBC School Sports Scholarships and Awards
$1,000BCCPAC Educational Award
$2,000BCGEU Scholarship Awards
TBDBCIT Entrance Awards
$1,000BCPVPA and BCRPVPA Scholarship
VariousBCSSA Scholarships
$500BCSTA Scholarships
TBDBCWF Young Conservationist Scholarship
VariousBeedie Luminaries Scholarships
$2,000Coastal Community Credit Union Scholarship
$1,000CUPE 401 Bursary
$500CUPE BC Scholarships
$1,000Educational Facility Managers Association Bursary
$500Harbour Authority Association of BC
$500Herman Rebneris Student Carpentry Award
VariousHoratio Alger Association of Canada
VariousIndigenous Arts Scholarship
$5,000Kitchen Cabinet Kinds Scholarship
TBDLisa Huss Bursary
VariousManufacturing Safety Alliance of BC
TBDMichelle Pockey Leadership Award
VariousNorth Island College Scholarships and Bursaries
$5,000Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship
$1,000Prestige Student Scholarship Program
$4,350 (max)Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund
$5,000 (max)RBC Indigenous Student Awards Program
$1,000RE/MAX Quest for Excellence Scholarship
$250Royal Canadian Legion – Vancouver Island North Zone
$1,000Save-On Foods Diversity Scholarship
$25,000STEAM Horizon Awards
VariousScholarTree
80K-100KSchulich Leader Scholarships
$60,000ScotiaBank Scholarships
VariousStudentScholarships.org
$28,000Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
FellowshipTRIUMF Summer Internship Program
$1,000VIAHA Hockey Scholarship (look under Awards)
VariousVIU Scholarships and Awards