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November 17, 2023
Our annual Winter Market is this Saturday in the Riverside Gym, 10am-4pm. 120 vendors are coming.

Parent/Teacher Interviews - Nov 2

October 24, 2023
Upcoming on November 2nd is our Parent/Teacher Conference afternoon at Riverside. We invite all parents to pop in anytime between 2:30pm and 6pm on the Thursday. Our format does not require you to make an appointment ahead of time. All you need to do is arrive at our Gymnasium and find...

Gr 9 Take Your Kid To Work Day - November 1st

October 17, 2023
Take Our Kids to  Work TM  is an annual national program in which Grade 9 students are hosted by parents, friends, relatives, and volunteers at workplaces across the country every November. The date this year is Wednesday, November 1 st , 2023.  The program supports career development by helping students connect...

PAC Meeting Tonight!

September 27, 2023
** PAC MEETING IS TONIGHT! Our wonderful group of PAC parents always welcomes new members. No experience necessary. It's a great way to feel more connected to your child's school, and only takes an hour or two, once a month, after dinner (typically on a Wednesday). Our PAC chairperson is: Amanda...

Black Futures Experience at UBC

September 27, 2023
Black Futures experience at University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) This is an exclusive opportunity for students who identify as Black to support their transition from high school to post-secondary life. The Black Futures experience is a unique opportunity for young Black teens in grades 11 and 12 from across the...

Some Updates for All Riverside Students

September 27, 2023
The September 20 th Club Day was well attended! Over 22 clubs set up tables in the main entrance foyer to meet and greet students and share information about their club. If you missed the chance to peruse the clubs that were represented, take a look at the...

More info just for Grade 9's

August 28, 2023
‚ÄčHello Rapids,
Welcome to the Rapid Nation!!!! At Riverside, we want all our grade 9 students to be successful and connected to our school and community. We have put in place several opportunities to provide support and guidance for all incoming grade 9 students throughout their transitional year at Riverside. Please take...


August 28, 2023
Greetings Riverside Community!   Welcome back! Here is some important information for all families new or returning to Riverside. Please read everything in this message carefully. There is a section for each grade level, plus info at the bottom for ALL STUDENTS.   New Grade 9's Grade 9's have an orientation...

Grade 12 Commencement Information

June 20, 2023
‚ÄčPlease see below for all the information emailed out to families of Grade 12 students on June 19:
Commencement Date: Sunday, June 25, 2023 Location: Convocation Mall, SFU, Burnaby, BC Ceremony Start Time: 11am Ceremony Concludes at Approximately: 1:45pm   Ticket Pick-Up: Students must pick up their tickets at lunchtime on...

Counselling Information Sessions - POWERPOINTS for download

February 07, 2023
‚ÄčCounselling Information Session for students entering Grade 9: CLICK HERE Counselling Info Session for students entering Grades 10-12: CLICK HERE

Grade 8 Parent Info Night - Wednesday January 11

January 05, 2023
Hello Grade 8 Parents! 

We are excited to meet you this coming Wednesday, January 11 at Riverside Secondary. We are starting with an Inquiry, Innovation and Design Orientation from 5: 30 to 6:15 pm, located in the main f oyer of the school . We encourage you to come around that...

January Newsletter

December 13, 2022

Power Restored

November 30, 2022
Greetings Riverside Community. As you know, our power was restored at 10:15am, allowing us to proceed with our planned late-start at 11am. We have moved our "STREAM" class to Thursday, Dec 1. Thank you for your understanding and patience as the delay understandably cause‚Äčd complications for how to get your child...


October 15, 2022
Our Riverside Winter Market is back! On Saturday, November 19th, we are inviting the community back to a Christmas Craft market that launches the holiday season for our community. See you there! If you are a vendor, please contact Riverside by email ( to receive information on how to reserve a...


September 02, 2022
Greetings Parents & Guardians;   We trust you had a fine summer, and enjoyed the recent warm weather. Here is a list of reminders for the start of the school year.
Warm regards,   --Riverside Office Team   Please ensure your child attends at the correct time on the first...


August 29, 2022
‚Äč Tuesday, September 6:
9:00am-11:15am - Grade 9's only - please go directly to the gym. 1pm-2pm - Grades 10, 11, & 12
Grade 10-12: Please go straight to your "STREAM" (homeroom). STREAM room locations will be posted at the entrance. For returning students, your Stream might have changed: please...


August 29, 2022
‚ÄčWelcome to Riverside! Here are some important upcoming dates to be aware of:
August 29 (Monday) - 10am - English assessment for new international students. No appointment necessary. Come to front entrance of the school.
August 30 (Tuesday) - 10am - English assessment for new international students if you did not attend Monday's...


August 29, 2022
‚ÄčPlease join us on Thursday, Sept 1 at 9am - 11 am for our Grade 9 orientation!
‚ÄĘ    get your list of classes (your timetable)
‚ÄĘ    a locker close to your Stream room
‚ÄĘ    great tips from our leadership students
‚ÄĘ    a tour of Riverside
‚ÄĘ    a chance to search and locate all your class locations
‚ÄĘ  ...

Commencement information for families of Grade 12's

June 13, 2022
Please click on the attachment for a map of SFU along with more details about the ceremony coming up on June 26th, 2022. Commencement_2022_Info.pdf

Walkabout Video

January 28, 2022
Welcome Grade 8's to Riverside Secondary for September 2022 when you will enter Grade 9. This is our guided video tour "Walkabout" and exploration of our elective areas. Two ways to watch: via Microsoft Stream and Youtube - hopefully one will work for you. These links should work as of 11am on January...

January 2022 Newsletter

January 26, 2022
‚ÄčPlease CLICK HE‚ÄčRE‚Äč for the latest newsletter‚Äč

Semester Change Week

January 25, 2022
Reminder: there are no classes on Tuesday through Friday, Jan 25-Jan28. We have activities organized depending on which grade a student is in, or whether they were asked to do work here by a teacher. Please consult the calendar on this website for daily activities. The last day of classes for...

Grade 9 Honours Applications for Sept 2022

January 04, 2022
Applications are open from 9am Jan 5th till 11:59pm Jan 21st.
Riverside Secondary School Honours Grade 9.pdf

School Fundraisers

November 16, 2021
‚ÄčHello Riverside Community! Please support our class of 2022 with the parent-run fundraisers on now. There are three different ones, and there is lots more info in this month's newsletter.
PIZZA NIGHT: order Me-n-ed's on November 18th, mention Riverside, and proceeds go to our AfterGrad!
GIFT CARDS for MERIDIAN MEATS: purchase a...

Grade 9 Interview Schedule - Oct 6th

October 04, 2021

Parent as Education and Career Coaches workshop

November 10, 2020
‚Äč Parent as Education and Career Coaches workshop  An interactive workshop designed to support parents in guiding their student in making informed decisions about their education and career choices after high school.  Hosted by Education Planner BC.   November 25 th 7:00-8:30pm Registration is Required   Zoom link to register:‚Äč


New Bell Schedule

September 04, 2020
‚ÄčHere is our bell schedule in a printable format.

Parent FAQ

September 04, 2020
Frequently-asked questions from parents are compiled here for your convenience. Please read the Return to School‚Äč first, and then this document provides some more clarifications.‚Äč Parent_FAQ_Sep4.pdf

Back-To-School Guide (published Aug 26)

September 04, 2020
‚Äč Riverside_Return_to_School_Sept2020.pdf ‚ÄčPlease read this document first as you inform yourself about all of our back to school procedures and safety plans. Thank you!

Weekly email to parents

May 01, 2020
‚Äč Hello Riverside Community!   Here is your weekly update from Riverside! Attached are some helpful PDF documents that go with today's items. Enjoy.   PAC MEETING & A.G.M. ‚Äď (See Attachment) Parents are invited to the AGM this coming May 20 th . We will be using Zoom again. Parents...

Grade 8 Honours Testing - Friday Jan 24th 9:00am

January 23, 2020
Please meet in the front lobby of Riverside Secondary‚Äč
Bring a pencil.  Only those who have filled out the application will be allowed to write the exam

Hockey Academy Parent Night

January 21, 2020
‚ÄčJan 28th at 6:30pm

Honours Application for Grade 8 Students

January 06, 2020
‚ÄčThe Riverside Honours Application‚Äč will open on Tuesday Jan 7th and close on Sunday Jan 19th. 

Winter Market will be held on Nov. 16th 2019

November 01, 2019
‚ÄčThe Winter Market will be held on Nov. 16th in the Gym at Riverside. 
Click Here for the Vendor Application‚Äč

Funding Announcement for New Elementary School and Three Additions

May 10, 2019
‚ÄčThe Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Education today announced funding for a new elementary school in Coquitlam's Burke Mountain and three classroom additions for other School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) schools. Totaling $73.3 million, the announcement includes a new elementary school for the Sheffield-Partington area of North Coquitlam...

Fraser Health Update re: Measles

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019
Dear Students, School Staff, and Parents,

As you have heard, there is a measles outbreak at three schools in Vancouver. Please note that this is a localized outbreak and that students who are attending schools not connected to the outbreak have not been exposed. There is no evidence of...

Riverside Course Information Booklet 2019-2020 Now Available

January 30, 2019
‚ÄčPlease Click Here for the Course Information Booklet

Exam Week Information

January 14, 2019
Please CLICK HERE for Exam information‚Äč

Honour Exams for Incoming Grade 9s

January 11, 2019
‚ÄčThe Honour Exams for Science, Math and English for incomming grade 9s (current grade 8 students) will be offered at 9am on Jan 25th 2019 at Riverside Secondary. 

Student Timetable Distribution for Sem 2.

January 11, 2019
‚ÄčStudents will be receiving their second semester timetable (which they also received in September 2018) on Wednesday January 16th, 2019 during RAP:
No course changes will be made for the following reasons: Students wishing a class in a different block Students wanting to change to a different elective Students wishing for...

SD43 Cannabis Update

October 17, 2018
For the SD43 Cannabis Update Please CLICK HERE

Parent Teacher Interviews Today

April 25, 2018
‚ÄčStart Time: 2:30pm
End time: 6:00pm
Location: Gym

RENT - Cancelled Friday Feb 23rd

February 23, 2018
‚ÄčDue to the weather, RENT has been cancelled tonight (Feb 23rd).  A additional showing on March 3rd will be added. 

Riverside Parent Information Night

February 05, 2018
‚ÄčWednesday Feb 7th at 6:30pm

Grade 8 Parent Open House - Jan 16th

January 10, 2018
‚Äč French Immersion 6:35-7:15 7:20-8:00 Theatre Hockey Academy 6:35-8:00 Choir Room Honours 6:35-7:15 7:20-8:00 Library Innovative Fitness 6:35-8:00 Band Room

Parent Teacher Interviews - Wednesday Nov. 22nd

November 21, 2017
‚ÄčParent Teacher Interviews will be held in the Gym from 2:30pm-6:00pm on Wednesday November 22nd. Come pick up your child's report card and chat with their teachers. No appointments are necessary.

Bell Schedule for Wednesday (Nov 22) Parent Teacher - Teacher interview Day

November 21, 2017
‚Äč   Early Dismissal #4 Schedule Parent/Teacher Interviews ‚Äč ‚Äč ‚Äč   Block ‚Äč Start Time Class Ends Day 1 Day 2     X (1)
‚Äč 8:00 8:55 A (2) ‚Äč 9:00       9:50 B (3) ‚Äč 9:55 10:45 LUNCH ‚Äč 10:45 11:15 C (4) ‚Äč 11:20 12:10 D (5)...

Cancelled PAC Meetings

November 15, 2017
‚ÄčPlease be advised November 15th (Executive) and November 21st PAC meetings have been cancelled.  My sincerest apologies - Catherine Willems - Chairperson

Letter to Parents and Guardians from the Provincial Health Officer

June 19, 2017
Please read the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.

Commencement Ticket Information

March 29, 2017
‚ÄčPlease CLICK HERE‚Äč for Commencement Ticket Information

Feb 20th- Course Programming for Grade 10s & 11s

February 15, 2017
‚Äč Period 2 (A)   Grade 10's by alphabet/counsellor
  Room   114/115   (Ahmelich         A-Fe)        Room   123/124   (Chittenden     Fi-Le)   Room   208/209   (Luddu        M-Sc)   Room   218/219   (Johal             Se-Z)   
P eriod 3 (B)   Grade 11's by alphabet/counsellor  (See...

Bell Schedule for Dec 12th - 16th

December 09, 2016
‚ÄčPlease Click Here‚Äč

School Start-up

August 31, 2016
We have emailed out our first newsletter providing parents and students with information on the first week of school.  It is attached for your convenience.  If you have not received this email, it means that we may not have your email address in our system.  Please send an email to

Parent Teacher Interview Schedule

April 11, 2016
Below is the schedule for Parent Teacher Interviews,¬†Thursday April 21 st ‚Ķ.. ¬† X¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†8:00 ‚Äď 8:55 am A¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†9:00 ‚Äď 9:50 am B¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†9:55 ‚Äď 10:45 am Snack break¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 10:45 -11:15 am ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†C¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†11:20 ‚Äď 12:10 pm ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† D¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†12:15 ‚Äď 1:05 pm ¬† Interviews run from 2:30 ‚Äď 6:00 in¬†the...

Riverside has power and is open

March 10, 2016
Riverside Secondary has power and is open.

Welcome Back!

January 04, 2016
Happy New Year!

Reminder: Curriculum Development Days

December 16, 2015
The Ministry has assigned Feb. 9th and May 13th 2016 as Redesigned Curriculum Training. These will be Non-Instructional Days (classes will not be in session).

December Newsletter is now available!

December 08, 2015
Please Click Here to view the Newsletter

November Newsletter is now avaiable

November 09, 2015
Please Click Here to view.

Important: Changes to Report Card Timeline

October 15, 2015
Please Click Here to read about the changes to Report Card Timelines

October Newsletter is now available!

October 06, 2015
Please Click Here to view.

Start of School Boot Camp for Grade 9s

September 07, 2015
Please make sure you are at school at 9am on Tuesday September 8th! Bring your device and join in the fun!

August 2015 Newsletter is now available

August 11, 2015
Please Click Here for the August 2015 Newsletter

Grade 9 Permission Information and Forms Section

July 08, 2015
The Grade 9 Information and Forms Section has been added. This section includes: Edublog Information Edublog Permission Forms BYOD Information Grade 9 Week 1 Information

Report card Pick up

June 24, 2015
Report Card Pick up will be on Thursday, June 25th 2015 from 11:00am-11:15am

June eNews now Available

June 22, 2015
Please Click Here to View

May's E-News is now up

May 22, 2015
Click Here for the Newsletter

March 24th PAC Meeting is cancelled

March 18, 2015
This month's PAC meeting has been cancelled. We will reconvene on April 21.

Grade 8 Parent Tech Night - Tuesday at 7pm

February 23, 2015
The Parent Tech Night will be held in the Library at 7pm with a student run information session

In The Heights - at River's Edge

February 19, 2015
This week's shows: Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, Feb. 26 and Friday, Feb. 27 all at 7:30!

Grade 8-9 Presentation is now up

February 12, 2015
Please Click Here for the .pdf

Exam week Feb. 2-Feb. 5

January 29, 2015
Just a reminder that Grade 10-12 students will be writing final exams from Feb. 2-Feb. 5 if they are currently taking Math 10, Science 10, English 10, Socials 11, Sciences Humaines 11, Francais Langue, or English 12.  Grade 9 students do not need to attend school unless they have been requested...

January Newsletter is now available

January 16, 2015
Please Click Here for the January Newsletter

After Grad Update

January 15, 2015
Please Click Here for After Grad update

Grad Time-Line

January 13, 2015
Please Click Here for the Document or see the attachment

15th Annual Coquitlam RCMP Red Serge Classic Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament-2014

October 22, 2014
Oct. 24/25 at Riverside Secondary Pool A Pool B 1 Riverside 6 Handsworth 2 Lord Tweedsmuir 7 Earl Marriott 3 Argyle 8 Kelowna 4 Moscrop 9 Oak Bay 5 Timberline 10 South Delta Schedule Friday Oct. 24 Court 1 Court 2 Court 3 2:30 1 vs 2 3 vs 4 6...

School Start-Up for the week of September 22nd

September 19, 2014
Please review the attachment regarding our school-start up procedures for the first week of school.

School Opening

September 16, 2014
Attached is a letter from Superintendent, Tom Grant outlining information about school opening.

Teachers reach tentative deal with BCPSEA!

September 16, 2014
This morning at approximately 4:00 am, the BCTF reached a tentative agreement with BCPSEA.  While few details have been released, it looks like students will be back in classes on Monday or Tuesday.  The deal will need to be presented to teachers tomorrow and they will then need to vote on...

Strike Update and Resources (September 12)

September 12, 2014
Hello everyone,   I have been receiving several emails asking about whether any progress has been made with the current labour dispute and whether I have any resources to share so that students can start working on some of their studies.  So, I‚Äôll start with the latest update on the strike....

Strike Update September 8th

September 08, 2014
Please see the attachment for the most recent update on the Strike from Superintendent, Tom Grant.   I wish we had more news to share with respect to a settlement between the BCTF and BCPSEA.  Unfortunately, no progress has been made. You may have heard that the BCTF proposed binding arbitration as...

School Start-Up Update (August 29)

August 29, 2014
Dear Parents/Guardians: As you know, the continuing dispute between the BC Teachers Federation and the BC Public Employers Association has not yet resulted in a negotiated settlement.   It is possible that the two parties could reach a deal soon, but this would also need to be ratified by the union....

Update on School Start-Up and Teacher Strike

August 25, 2014
Dear Parents/Guardians:   I hope your summer has been enjoyable.  I wanted to take a moment to update you on the current labour dispute between the BC Teachers Federation and the BC Public Employers Association.  Please review the attached letter from our Superintendent, Tom Grant.  As you may have heard through...

Parent Letter Regarding Summer Learning

July 03, 2014
Summer Learning in Coquitlam School District will not proceed as planned.

Information on Report Cards and Summer Learning

June 26, 2014
Please find information from the School District regarding report cards and Summer School.

Ministry Update to Provincial Exams

June 23, 2014
In light of the challenges of marking the provincial exams, the Ministry has made changes to the required sections that students must write for English 10, Socials 11, and Sciences Humaines 11. 

Grad Gown Return

June 23, 2014
Graduates are reminded to return their grad gown to the school office between 8-3 on June 23, 24, 25.  Students may enter the building through the main entrance.

Access to the school for Provincial Exams

June 17, 2014
As a result of the teachers' strike, access to the school will be limited to the gym doors at the North end of the building.  This is the access near the student parking lot beside Gates park.

Student Walkout

June 04, 2014
Dear parents/guardians: As you may know, a student walkout being promoted by students for the morning of Wednesday, June 4, has received a significant amount of media attention. Coquitlam schools will be in session and it is our expectation that students will be in class. We fully respect student voice and...

Parent Teacher Conference- Thursday April 24th 2:30-6:00

April 22, 2014
Please see the attachment for guidelines and information about the evening.


April 07, 2014
Dates (6:00 a.m. Opening) Grades 9 and 10 Remedial & EAL:   May 20 Grades 9 and 10 Skill Building:   May 27 Grade 10 High School Credit:   May 6 Grade 11 High School Credit:   May 9 Grade 12 High School Credit:   May 13 Students must have an account with our online system...

Grad Photo Retakes- Friday January the 17th

January 08, 2014
Attention all grads! Grad photo retakes are scheduled for Friday, January the 17th in Portable 1. You can sign up for your sitting at

Celebration of Life and Legacies for Jacques André Larrivée Saturday Nov. 23rd (please click for more information)

November 20, 2013
Saturday, November 23rd 1PM ‚Äď Walk starting at the Trans Canada Pavillion at Lafarge Lake Meet at the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) Pavilion at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam Centre Park (Across from the tennis courts & Bike Park) _Town_Centre_Park_Routes.sflb.ashx 2:30 PM ‚Äď Celebration of Life and Legacies at Riverside...

Grad Portraits will be held in Portable 3

November 04, 2013
Attention all grads! Grad photos are starting today in Portable 3. If you have not yet signed up for your sitting you can do so at

Grad 2014 timeline

October 23, 2013
Please review this information with your Grade Twelve child(ren): February 3 rd ‚Äď 7 th Measurement for gowns (height in cm).¬† See Mr. Brown in Room 201 at lunch or after school. March 12 th Information letter regarding commencement tickets handed out in RAP with interim reports. April 1 st ¬† ‚Äď...

Graduation Photos

October 10, 2013
Attention 2014 Grads! Grad photos are coming up in November. Sign up online at and click on "book a grad session" and follow the links. Posters are up in the main foyer for more detail.

Career Day at Old Navy, Coquitlam Centre September 27, 2013

September 19, 2013
Time: 10am - 2pm Date: Friday, September 27, 2013   Wear business attire instead of jeans.  Bring your resume, be prepared to talk about your experience, skills and strengths.  You will be interviewed that day and they will plan to interview one more time if they are interested.  Practice interview questions before...

New Measles Cases in Fraser Health

September 12, 2013
Please see attached document

Students and Parents invited to Meet Undergraduate Admission Officers of American Universities

September 06, 2013
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Time: 7pm Place: St. Michaels University School 3400 Richmond Road, Victoria, BC V8P 4P5 Telephone: 250-592-2411   Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2014 Time: 7pm Place: St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6S 1V1 Telephone: 604-224-1304   No RSVP necessary Directions: Please note that these...

Career Resource Room Hours Monday - Friday 9:30am - 2:30pm

September 06, 2013
All students are welcome to drop in to enquire about jobs, volunteering, post-secondary applications and prerequiisites, trades training and opportunities, scholarships etc.


June 17, 2013
X ‚Äď 8:30 - 9 ¬† RAP 9:00 ‚Äď 9:30 A 9:35 - 10:05 ¬†¬† B 10:10 ‚Äď 10:40 ¬† C - 10:45 ‚Äď 11:15¬†¬† D -11:20 ‚Äď 11:50 ¬† *Grade 12‚Äôs will be out of classes for some year-end activities Last day of regular classes (30 minute classes with Advisory)

Grad 2013 Dinner Dance Ticket Sales

May 13, 2013
Onine ticket sales closed this past Friday, however tickets can be purchased until Thursday at Lunch. See Mr. Roos in the office. Last chance to book your tables will be at lunch on Thursday May 16th in room 124.

Multicultural Fashion Show

May 10, 2013
May 22, 2013 7:00 ‚Äď 9:30 doors open 6:30 River‚Äôs Edge Theatre/Cafeteria $10.00 Includes show, catered dessert buffet and awesome door prizes Tickets available: Riverside Secondary, The Outlet, PoCo Rec Centre and Hyde Creek Rec Centre

Volunteer Abroad with Cross Culture Solutions

April 23, 2013
Humanitarian Work Volunteer Abroad in 12 Countries. 1-12 wks. Make a Real Difference.

Hosts needed for Austrian Students Sept. 2013

April 19, 2013
Every year as part of our Cultural Exchange with our sister-school in Vienna we require families to billet the visiiting students in September for about 10 days.  All students speak English and are used to living in apartments.  If you are interested in hosting one or two students please contact Mr....

UBC Continuing Studies for teens aged 15-18 years for summer courses

April 18, 2013
These courses are designed to let high school students experience university without the pressure of admission requirement, exams or term papers.  Topics include: History and Archeology Languages Law Performing Arts Philosophy and Critical Thinking Writing and Journalism Culinary Arts For more details and to register, view Students are welcome to...

Employment with SFU Summer Camps

April 10, 2013
Deadline to Apply: April 17, 2013   If you have any questions regarding applications see Ms. Devlin in the Career Resource Room 213.

SFU Leadership Summer Camps

April 10, 2013
  Did you know that if you attended, or volunteered at the SFU Summer Camps that you are more likely to be hired to work in the Summer Camps the following year?

The PNE Youth Council for Grades 10 - 12

April 10, 2013
Exciting Leadership Opportunity for Students Open to students in grades 10 - 12 Monthly Meetings One-Year Term Apply on-lin at Application Deadline: Friday, April 26

April 15, 2013 Deadline to apply to Pedalheads Bicycle Camp

April 09, 2013
Open the link for further details; including the application form:   This opportunity is suitable for those who would like to work with children aged 2 -12.   If you are 17 or older, you can apply for an employment opportunity. The employment opportunity does not differ in duties to...

Summer Employment at Eagle Ridge Golf Course

April 05, 2013
Applications are still being accepted at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course.  If you are interested in working for a great employer, having opportunity to work indoors or outdoors, then apply today.  You are welcome to drop by the Career Resource Room to discuss your resume and access interview coaching with Ms...

Parent Teacher Conferences

April 04, 2013
Parent Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, May 2nd from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the gym.  All parents are invited to meet with their child’s teacher(s) to discuss progress to date.  Report cards will be available for pick-up in the hallway outside the gymnasium during the conferences. Please note...

Career Fair with Home Depot - On site Interviews for awesome employment opportunties

April 03, 2013
Date: Monday, April 8, 2013 Time: 2pm - 6pm Location: 1900 United Blvd, Coquitlam, BC   First apply on-line at Dress appropriately, bring Two pieces of photo ID ·  · A couple of copies of your resume. · A pen to fill out the paperwork · Patience - a career fair...

Upcoming Info Sessions in April with Kwantlen University

April 03, 2013
April 8: Bachelor of Science in Nursing April 22: SETA Special Education Teacher Assistant April 24: Health Care Assistant All Program Information session details can be found at:

Time is of the ESSENCE for the Baking and Pastry Arts (High School Ace It Program) Vancouver Community College

April 02, 2013
Program Start Date: August 5, 2013 completing on January 31, 2013   Information Session: April 3, 2013 Time: 6pm - 7:30pm   Please read for more information about the Baking and Pastry Arts Artisan Baking or Pastry programs. 

Get paid to earn while you learning new skills

March 15, 2013
Did you know students who have a job in the trades have a unique opportunity to not only get paid while learning a skill, but they can also get up to 16 credits towards graduation? For each 120 hours of paid work (ex: carpenter, cook, baker, electrician, hardwood floor-layer, mechanic, landscaper…)...

Horticulture Training Program @ UBC Botanical Garden Info Session

March 13, 2013
Date: March 23, 2013 Time: 3pm Place: UBC Botanical Garden Address: 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC   For more information and to apply:     Further for those interested in enrolling in the Horticulture Tanining Program, you are welcome to apply now.

Skilled Trades for Women Conference in Abbotsford, BC

March 12, 2013
Date: April 17, 2013 (Wednesday) Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Place: TRADEX 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC   Register: at   Career opportunities are limitless, consider electrician, chef, graphic designer or robotics engineer.  Enjoy a day of exploration, inspiration and fun.

Don't Miss the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club Job Fair

March 07, 2013
Attend our Job Fair and receive a first interview on the following dates.  Please bring your resume and cover letter at this time only. Sunday, March 10, 2013
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday, March 11, 2013
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Job Fair Location Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club
3251 Plateau Boulevard

Trinity Western University is coming to Riverside Secondary School

March 04, 2013
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Time: 11:43am - 12:20pm Place: Room 213 Career Resource Room   Everyone is welcome to attend.  Bring your lunch.  Learn what programs, campus life this exciting university has to offer you.


February 21, 2013
Wed. Feb. 27, 2013 @ the Burnaby Campus.  See the BCIT website for more information.

Models needed for Fundraiser Fashion Show

February 20, 2013
The leadership classes require volunteer models for the upcoming fundraiser fashion show.  See Mrs. Blaxland ASAP for more information if you're interested.

University of Calgary Information Session

February 14, 2013
Place: Hilton Metrotown 6083 Mckay Avenue Burnaby, BC   When: Tuesday,February 19, 2013 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Session will cover Academic Programs, Admission Requirements, Awards and Scholarshps, University of Calgary Highlights

Simon Fraser University is coming to Riverside Secondary School

February 13, 2013
Date : Monday, February 25, 2013 Time : 3:15pm Location in school : Library   Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to attend this Information Session regarding lfe on SFU campus, programs, admissions, etc.   Bring your questions, concerns and a friend.

Satisfaction Survey 2012/13

February 13, 2013
  The Provincial Satisfaction Survey is unique in its scope, size and usefulness to schools. It gathers information from parents, teachers and students on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement. The information is used for planning in individual schools and provides a district and provincial perspective.   Early in 2013 the...

ACADIA UNIVERSITY 2013 National Tour

February 08, 2013
When: Thursday, February 21, 2013 Time: 7pm Where: Renaissance Harbourside Hotel, Vancouver, BC Bring your transcript for on-the-spot admission. Register online today.

RCMP Career Information Course:

February 08, 2013
The Coquitlam RCMP are offering a course for Grades 11 and 12 students who are interested in learning about coming a police officer and what this profession encompasses. The course offers presentations, hands-on training and real-life demonstrations from police officers and associated community partners. For further details such as where to...

Cailano University Open House IDEA Program

February 08, 2013
When: Saturday, February 16, 2013 Time: 12pm - 4:30pm Where: IDEA Program Arbutus Building, Room 106 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC Phone: 604-990-7820

Kwantlen's Big Open House is coming on March 2, 2013.

February 08, 2013
Campus tours, presentations, food, refreshments, and prizes including tuition awards, technology products, gifts cards and more, will be offered throughout the day. For more information or to register please visit

Reminder for SFU Supertour

February 08, 2013
Where: Burnaby Campus When: Saturday, February 16, 2013   Cost is free, however you must register online if interested:

McCreary Study- February 25th

February 06, 2013
The Coquitlam School District was selected to participate in the 2013 Adolescent Health Survey. Seven classes at Riverside have been randomly selected to participate and parent permission forms are going home today for the selected classes. For more information on the survey and the McCreary Centre Society please go to their...

Middle School Parent Information Evening

February 01, 2013
Presented by the Counselling Department 7:00 pm Riverside Cafeteria

Join Dr. Dan Siegal for webinar on Educating the Whole-Brain Child

January 22, 2013
Dr. Dan Siegel ‚Äď webinar January 30, 2013
Educating The Whole-Brain Child : Cultivating healthy emotional and intellectual development in our students so they can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. Parents, grandparents, teachers, child development professionals and others who help children grow will find Dr. Dan Siegel’s presentation filled with...

Early Dismissal Febuary the 8th for our grade eight tours

January 15, 2013
Please see the attached bell schedule 

Grad photo retake sign up is now available

January 09, 2013
Grad photo retakes are scheduled to take place on Friday January the 18th from 2:00pm until 7:30pm. A sign up sheet will be available in the office. A reminder that these photos will not appear in the Yearbook as the deadline for submission of the graduation pages has passed.  

Ministry and cross grade exam schedule -January 2013

January 08, 2013
Please see the attachment for exam time and location for our students. Please ensure that you arrive early for the exam with student identification, and supplies (pens, pencils, calculator (if needed). Also note that students who arrive more than 30 minutes late to a Provincial exam are not permitted to write...


January 07, 2013
From the 2nd to the 3rd of March 2013, will take place the biggest Francophone celebration in British Columbia: The 24th Festival du Bois of Maillardville!
To ensure the success of this event, the Francophone Centre of Maillardville is seeking volunteers...

Leadership 2013 ( 12 Week Program with Sasamat Outdoor Centre for youth)

January 07, 2013
Register: on line at Registration Fee $50.00   Option 1 - Tuesday Evenings Douglas College David Lam Campus, Coquitlam 1250 Pinetree Way Starts - January 29, 2013   Option 2 - Wednesday Evenings Port Moody Recreation Centre 300 Ioco Road Starts - January 30, 2013   For further details visit the website listed...

School is open!

December 19, 2012
Although we did get some snow overnight, we did not get the accumulations we were expecting. The district decision to close needs to occur by 6:30 a.m. so that families can plan and make alternate arrangements should schools be closed.  While the District tries to make the best decision with the...

Grade 12 Students who intend to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2013 must complete the PSI Form - See attachment

December 12, 2012
The Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) form is now available online for Grade 12 students intending on pursuing post-secondary in Canada in Sept. 2013. The following link is provided to help students fill in the form online. Deadline to complete this is April 30, 2013. Completion of the form is extremely important since...

SFU Concurrent Program 2013

December 03, 2012
Students in grade 12 are eligible to apply now for courses at SFU starting in January. The application forms are in the Career Resource Room 213. Upcoming courses can be viewed on the SFU Student Information System: SFU would like students to include their interim transcript, application form, letter of...

ACE IT Program has two spots avialable in Plumbing and Commercial Painting

December 03, 2012
Ther are 2spots available in the Plumbing and Commercial Painter ACE-IT Programs. Both of these programs start the 3 rd week of June and end at the beginning of August. It is open to both grade 11 and grade 12’s but I would prefer grade 12’s so they can transition to...

Riverside Grads that intend to study at the University of Victoria - Please see the Career Resource - Post-Secondary Public

November 30, 2012
The update provides date to apply, scholarships and much more.

UBC Fall Preview Day at UBC Vancouver Campus

November 27, 2012
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012 Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm   Please register!  All event details can be found at by clicking "Events and Visits".

Students to work with Federal Government while in post-secondary training

November 27, 2012
Access the link and read about eligibility, benefits etc.  You can work for the summer months, and also one to two days a week while in university. FSWEP provides full-time students valuable, hands-on work experience related to their field of study and allows for a wealth of learning opportunities. Students obtain...

Customer Service Tips for those employed in Restaurant and Retail Business"

November 26, 2012
Please refer to the Career Centre - Employment and
Volunteer Section for up-to-date tips on providing customer service. 

Nursing Program Students

November 23, 2012
When you apply for a student loan, you will automatically be considered for a student bursary (non-repayable) when you're loan application is being assessed.  This bursary is initiated by the government of BC to encourage more students to pursue a career in nursing.   Further, the scholarships and awards for nursung programs...

Grade 12 Students - Career Choices

November 21, 2012
This is a reminder that Apprenticeship Programs offer you career opportunities that will be in demand for a long time to come.  Also, Transition Programs while attending school and for graduating students are available to you.  Everyone is welcome to drop into the Career Resource Room to review the Programs that...

Attention Grade 12 Students

November 20, 2012
All grade 12 students are welcome to bring your questions regarding programs and schools, as well as scholarship information.  Drop in when it is convenient - lunch break or off-block would provide enough time to research the information you require.

Scholarships offered in all academic programs.

November 19, 2012 Scholarships /index.html This site will provide you a plethora of scholarships in media studies, film, sciences, history, law, technology, engineering, arts, etc. Additionally, if interested in attending a university in other provinces of Canada, you have that opiton, by choosing the province of your choice.

Attention all students the Sasamat Leadership Training Information Session is December 5, 2012 during Lunch Periond

November 19, 2012
Event: Sasamat Leadership Training Program Information Session Place: Career Resource Room 213 Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm   Everyone is welcome to attend as you will learn about the skill training and letters of refferals for employment.  Enjoy the outdoors and certificate training kayaking, and canoeing. Bring your...

Interested in an opportunity to study in Thailand as an exchange student?

November 19, 2012
Are you currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 and interested in studying abroad for a semester? Our School District 43 International Education Department has recently established an agreement with a BC Offshore School in Thailand. We are able to send Riverside students to study in Thailand during the second semester...

Attention: Grade 11 & 12 Students

November 16, 2012
Drop by the Career Resource Room to keep up to date on programs, scholarships, Open Houses and Information Sessions and employment / volunteer opportunities.    Do you have a busy schedule?  Then drop in when convenient and ask the questions, browse through our books, and get the information you require to make...

Peer Tutors Now Available!

October 04, 2012
Contact your counsellor if you would like to be paired with a peer tutor.  A wide range of subjects are available.

Distracted Driver Alert

September 20, 2012
As part of our program to educate our students on safe driving, we have partnered with the RCMP and ICBC to alert students on the dangers of texting and driving.  The RCMP will be on location on September 26 to watch for distracted drivers.  Students are encouraged to take the Leave...

Please Read & Sign Code of Conduct in Agenda Books

September 03, 2012
Among the required forms is a signed copy of the Code of Conduct from the Agenda Books once required fees have been paid.

Grade 9 Preview Information

August 17, 2012
All grade 9 students entering Riverside for the 2012-2013 year are encouraged to attended their preview day to help them better prepare for the transition to high school.  Information sheet is attached.

Unclaimed Report Cards will not be mailed.

June 27, 2012
Those not picked up on Wed. June 27 will be held at the office.  They may be picked up during regular summer school hours.  Please have your Advisory number and ID when claiming reports.

AfterGrad Volunteers needed

June 08, 2012
As a Grade 10 or 11 parent this is a good opportunity to see what After Grad looks like.  Please consider helping out at the following times: 11pm-2:15am - 2 volunteers needed; 1:45-5:00am (last hour is clean up) 4 volunteers needed.   If you can help out with either of these shifts,...

Commencement Ceremony Date/Location Change:

April 13, 2012
Due to a cancellation by the Orpheum Theatre, the Commencement Ceremony has been moved to Simon Fraser University on June 24th. Please update your calendars accordingly.

Watch our Jr. Girls Bball Play live @ 11am!

March 09, 2012
 Jr Girls Provincial Playoffs:   Good luck Rapids!

Important Update on Teacher Strike for March 5, 6, 7

March 01, 2012
Teachers have escalated their job action for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week.  As a result, they will not be reporting to work on those days.  We are advising students to remain at home during that time as supervision will be minimal at school.  Please read the attached letter from...

Dear Parent/Guardian

February 23, 2012
This afternoon, at approx. 12:30pm, the RCMP were called to assist with a possible threat made to one of our students from an individual who does not attend Riverside Sec.  As a result of this threat, the police felt it was important to restrict access of individuals to and from our...

Sr. Girls Volleyball Advances to Quarter Finals in AAAA Provincial Champs!

December 02, 2011
Bronze and gold medal matches will be broadcasted on: Tournament web page: Schedule and Results page: If you can come out to Vancouver and support them in their final games!

Inclement Weather Information:

November 16, 2011
In the event of heavy snowfall, ice, high winds or power outages, please listen to CBC 690 AM. CKNW 980 AM OR CKWX 1130 AM radio stations for possible school closure information.  In addition, on inclement weather days, school closure information will be posted on the school district website at ...

Update on Report Cards and Teacher Job Action

November 07, 2011
Please review the letter from Tom Grant, Superintendent of Coquitlam School District regarding the implications of teacher job action on Report Cards.

Spring Break Europe Trip - Destination Change: Italy & TURKEY

September 22, 2011
There is still space available on our Annual European Exchange which will include Italy and Turkey this year.  Students from any grade are welcome to join.  See our website for more information on how to sign-up.

Update on Teacher Job Action

September 15, 2011
Latest information from the Board Office.

AFTER GRAD 2012 - Gr. 12 parents needed!

September 12, 2011
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CRAFT FAIR NOV. 19th! See poster below on our homepage for more information or contact Toni: or call 604-941-2031 ...

Extreme Weather and School Closures

January 10, 2011
Please be advised that during extreme weather conditions the school district may announce school closures.   These school closures will be communicated from the Board Office to the radio stations (CBC 690 AM, CKNW 980 AM, CKWX 1130 AM) as early as possible in order to provide parents and students with...

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