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Orientation for New International Students - Sept. 2022

Richmond International Education will be offering a 2 week orientation for students and parents starting Monday August 22, 2022.  Students will take part in online presentations to learn about Richmond, our schools and expectations from Monday, August 22 to Thursday, August 25.  Students will then participate in fun and interactive in-person activities from Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 2.  

Orientation is open to new Richmond international students both in and outside of Canada.  A PDF version of our orientation schedule can be downloaded in English or Chinese. 

Pre-Departure Presentation 

There will be a pre-departure presentation for agents, students and parents to go over travel, isolation, and the start of school.  

DATE AND TIME LANGUAGE ZOOM LINK

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 

10:00am PDT and

5:00pm PDT (repeat) 

English
ZOOM Meeting 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

5:00pm PDT

Mandarin
ZOOM Meeting
Passcode: 20220809

 

Orientation Schedule 

Recordings of all presentations can be found here.

DATE

ONLINE PRESENTATION

ENGLISH

MANDARIN

MON AUG 22

Welcome to the Richmond School District

10:00 AM PDT and 5:00 PM PDT (repeat)

5:00PM PDT

TUES AUG 23

Rules, Expectations and Safety

10:00 AM PDT and 5:00 PM PDT (repeat)

5:00PM PDT

WED AUG 24

Homestay, Culture Shock and Communication (Secondary Students)

10:00 AM PDT and 5:00 PM PDT (repeat)

5:00PM PDT

THURS AUG 25

Study Permits, Custodianship and Medical Insurance

10:00 AM PDT and 5:00 PM PDT (repeat)

5:00PM PDT

THURS SEPT 8  Elementary Presentation Refresher

11:30 AM PDT

9:30AM PDT

 

In Person Orientation - students are expected to join all activities not listed as optional. (Wednesday, August 31 Whistler trip OR Friday, September 2 Whistler trip).

DATE and Time ACTIVITY LOCATION

MON AUG 29

 

Elementary Presentations (K to Grade 7)

  • 1:00pm - Mandarin Presentation
  • 2:30pm- English Presentation 

 

McRoberts Secondary School (8980 Williams Road)

Large Gymnasium 

MON AUG 29

5:00-7:00

 

Welcome followed by interactive activities (for homestays and secondary students) 

 

McRoberts Secondary School (8980 Williams Road)

Large Gymnasium 

TUES AUG 30

10:30-4:00

RIE Orientation Vancouver Trip (open to all students)

Deadline to register - August 21

Pick up and drop off at McRoberts Secondary School (8980 Williams Road)

WED AUG 31

10:00-11:30

Grade 8-12 students: In-School Orientation

 

  • Hugh Boyd Secondary – 9200 No 1 Road
  • J N Burnett Secondary – 5011 Granville Avenue
  • Cambie Secondary – 4151 Jacombs Road
  • A.R. MacNeill Secondary – 6611 No 4 Road
  • Robert Alexander McMath Secondary – 4251 Garry Street
  • Matthew McNair Secondary – 9500 No 4 Road
  • Ecole Hugh McRoberts Secondary – 8980 Williams Road
  • R C Palmer Secondary – 8160 St Albans Road
  • Richmond Secondary – 7171 Minoru Blvd.
  • Steveston-London Secondary – 6600 Williams Road

 

WED AUG 31

8:30-6:00

 

Grade K to 7: Field Trip to Whistler! (optional)

Requires pre-registration and payment. 

*$35 registration fee for all participants. One parent must attend with elementary students.  Additional parent may join if space allows for $70.  

 

Pick up and drop off at McRoberts Secondary School (8980 Williams Road)

 

THURS SEPT 1

10:00-12:00

 

Recap of presentations and group based activities (Secondary)

 

McRoberts Secondary School (8980 Williams Road)

Large Gymnasium 

FRI SEPT 2

8:30-6:00

 

Grade 8 - 12: Field trip to Whistler! (optional)

Requires pre-registration and payment. 

 

 

Pick up and drop off at McRoberts Secondary School (8980 Williams Road)

 

THURS SEPT 8

 

Elementary Presentation: Repeat

Zoom presentation - see links above