Welcome to Delta School District! We look forward to meeting you shortly. Take a look at the student handbook, orientations, activity program, and videos below to give you more information about our programs and to prepare for your new life in Delta.
To help you adjust to your new learning and living environment, we have prepared this student handbook. It comes in many languages and has valuable information for what to expect when you come to Delta.
See the attached school programs list for each high school in Delta School District. It includes the courses, sport teams, school clubs, special academies and other specialty programs for individual schools. Students will have the opportunity to choose elective courses from a broad range of areas including Fine and Performing Arts, Technology Education, Business Education, Physical Education, Home Economics and District Academy programs. Students are strongly encouraged to engage in the secondary school life by participating in numerous extracurricular clubs, activities and sport teams.
Every secondary school has a new student orientation. Students will have their English tested, get a school tour, meet leadership students and teachers, and pick their courses.
Elementary students will have a welcome when they arrive at school on their first day.
Delta international students have monthly sightseeing activities and excursions that they can sign up for at their school. Activities may include ski/snowboarding trips to Whistler, snow shoeing/snow tubing, Fright Night at Playland, whale watching, day trips to Victoria, day camps (with canoeing, hiking, archery), professional hockey games, and much more!
If you have questions as you prepare for your journey, contact Dr. Deirdre Annett at dannett@GoDelta.ca or at 604-616-9565. You can also start contacting your homestay family and school staff at any time. See attached arrival information below for when you arrive at the Vancouver International Airport.
We know that sending your child to another country in the care of strangers can cause anxiety for parents. Please feel comfortable contacting any of our international programs staff at any time.
We offer parent orientations for any parents who come with their child.
Success in Canada
Tips for being successful in Canada
- Be open minded (don’t judge or compare). Canada is different. Challenge yourself to try new things, new food, and different hobbies.
- Get involved – join school clubs and sports and join community centre programs
- Be patient. Give yourself time to get over jet lag and to adapt to a new country, educational style, home, food, and lifestyle.
- Don’t put pressure on yourself to excel – it will all come with time.
- Ask for help – there are many staff to help you at any time, but other students can also give great advice and support
- Stay healthy – get enough sleep, eat well, be active, don’t spend too much time on the internet
- Get a tutor
- Celebrate small steps and successes.