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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Learning Experiences & Opportunities


Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Junior Firefighter Program
March 11 - 18, 2022​

The Coquitlam School District is very excited to partner with Coquitlam Fire/Rescue to offer its third Firefighter Academy!  It is open to SD43 high school students currently in grades 11 and 12.

The Junior Firefighting Program will give the applicants a true understanding of the basic components both physical and educational of Coquitlam Fire/Rescue’s basic training for new recruits.  The educational component will test the applicant’s knowledge learned in the classroom of firefighting equipment, fire behaviour, the fire tetrahedron and the products of combustion, to name a few.  The practical component of the program will test the applicant’s strength, endurance and teamwork skills.  Some of these are: dragging charged hose lines, carrying ladders in a group, climbing the four-story hose tower and cutting up cars in teams using the β€œJaws of Life”.

This 8-day firefighting program runs daily from 9​.00am to 5.00pm.
(lunch and snacks provided).

There are three phases to being accepted: ​"completed (fillable .pdf) ​paper application", "fitness test" and "personal interview". A student must successfully complete all if they are to be one of the 12 Coquitlam students​ to participate. It is a wonderful opportunity and experience!

The 2022 applications are available now (see link in right column)... it will be advertised at your high school too.​​

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY - 'Headstart in Art'
mid-September to mid-December

Unfortunately the intake that was set for September 2021 had to be cancelled.
The inability to offer it in a face-to-face, due to CoVid restrictions, was the driving force.
The plan is to offer it again for September 2022, with application out the previous Spring.

The are usually advertised at your school in a variety of ways, but it might be best to stay in contact with the art teacher/department at your school.

This "Drawing & 2D Language" course (FNDT 106) will be available to current Grade 11 or 12 students or recent graduates from any of the secondary schools in School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and surrounding area. The course will carry degree credit at Emily Carr and transfer credit to other Fine Art programs. The course is particularly aimed at students considering post-secondary studies in visual art, media art or design - students who achieve a B grade or higher will be approved to have the portfolio component of their ECU first year application waived.

ECUAD instructor will teach the course on Tuesday evenings (6.00pm - 9.00pm) at Gleneagle Secondary School (room 106).

This course introduces students to the methods, materials and concepts of drawing, both as a visual language and as a tool for enhancing perceptual awareness. While investigating process and developing a critical vocabulary, students will begin to acquire the skills to translate immediate observation and ideas into 2-dimensional form​. In-class projects and assignments will encompass various aspects of drawing, while visual presentations and class discussion will introduce students to contemporary and historical ideas of art and design.

Please look for the September 2022 application link on the right under "Emily Carr" when it comes out in April 2022.

New Westminster Police Dept. Student Academy
This Summer's 2021 intake has had to be cancelled, due to CoVid-19.  

This two week program gives you a behind the scenes look at all aspects of being a police officer. From physical conditioning and self-defense tactics, to scenario-based simulations and firearm safety, you’ll receive from police the most up to date tactical training.

You will learn about the many different aspects of policing from exciting guest speakers. Meet members of the K9 Unit, see the police helicopter – Air 1 up close, and get out on the water with the NWPD Marine Unit.​

See information and application links in right column. ​​Students are responsible for dropping of completed applications to the ​​New Westminster police station. 

Camp Ignite Mentorship (Firefighter) Program
August 14 - 15, 2021

Camp Ignite will show you a future of limitless opportunities demonstrating that anything is possible. Camp Ignite is a four-day camp that educates and inspires young women to follow their dreams.​

The camp is open to British Columbia girls in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18 ), and gives them an introduction to the world of firefighting. Aside from firefighting, each participant will learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork.​​

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828