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					Southeast Kootenay School District
      International Education Program
          British Columbia, Canada




                                               Cranbrook in the Canadian Rocky Mountains




                                                                                           City of Fernie
                                    Printed February, 2009
Southeast Kootenay School District
Located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains near
world-famous Banff National Park.




                                  Lake Agnes, Banff National Park

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             City of Cranbrook
Cranbrook (population 25,000) is the most important
       city of the Southeast Kootenay Region.




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Cranbrook has an international airport, public
buses, shopping malls, movie theatres, new
aquatic centre, recreation facilities and almost
all the services found in larger cities.




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Cranbrook International Airport
There are several flights daily from the
Vancouver and Calgary International Airports,
and regular flights from Salt Lake City, USA.




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 Cranbrook Recreation Complex
Ice hockey games attract up to 4,500 people.
Many international students go to the games and
some volunteer to help with the entertainment.




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             City of Fernie
Fernie is located in the heart of the Canadian
Rockies and is famous for its ski resort, scenery
and outdoor recreation.




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        Fernie Alpine Resort
• Rated as the 6th best ski resort in North
  America – Outside Magazine
• Located only 5 minutes from the city




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           City of Sparwood
Sparwood is a small city located 25 minutes
northeast of Fernie and the Fernie Alpine Resort.




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Sparwood is a great choice for students who
want to live in a place with very few other
international students. We accept a maximum
of 3 students who speak the same language.
    Sparwood Aquatic Centre




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     Southeast Kootenay Region
•   Main cities are Cranbrook, Fernie and Sparwood
•   Almost 100% English-speaking community
•   Safe, small cities
•   Outstanding scenery and recreational activities




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Kootenay River
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Southeast Kootenay School District
 • Operates high schools in the Cities of
   Cranbrook, Fernie and Sparwood
 • One of the top-ranked high school programs
   in BC because of its high graduation rate




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       Facts and Figures
• Our schools are public and operated by the
  government of British Columbia
• 93% of students attend public schools
• The BC government applies the same high
  standards to all schools in the province
• Each year, consists of two semesters
  starting in September and February




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    Mount Baker Secondary School
                                        Cranbrook, BC




Grades: 10, 11 and 12        Population: 1,000 students
Athletics: basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, rugby,
     badminton , track and field, cross-country running and golf
Fine Arts: Concert and Jazz Band, Concert and Vocal Jazz
     Choir, Theatre Production, Theatre Performance, Drama
     Film & Television, Visual Arts & Media Technology.
Other Electives: Calculus, French, German, Spanish,
    Accounting, Marketing, Business Computer Applications,
    Hospitality & Tourism, Food Studies, Law, Psychology,
    Strength & Conditioning and many more.


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Mount Baker Secondary School




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Fernie Secondary School




 Grades: 7 to 12                 Population: 425 students
 Athletics: Grade 7/8 – basketball , volleyball, x-country running and track
      School teams – basketball, volleyball, ski/snowboard, golf and soccer
 Fine Arts: Guitar, Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre productions, and
      Photography, Studio Arts and Media Arts
 Other Electives: Calculus, French, Information Technology, Accounting,
     Business Education, Law, Earth Science, Geology, Food Studies,
     Textile Studies, Cook Training and more.


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        Sparwood Secondary School
        A brand new school opened in September, 2008




                                                             Sparwood International Students
Grades: 7 to 12            Population: 350 students

Athletics: Basketball, volleyball, soccer, ski/snowboard, curling,
     track, cross-country running, golf and badminton

Fine Arts: junior band, drama, studio art,

Electives: Grades 7 to 9 – woodworking, metalworking, home
     economics, information technology and French
     Grades 10 to 12 – woodworking, metalworking, food studies,
     textile studies, French, computer information systems,
     communications, history, geography, social justice and calculus
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             Middle Schools
Most international students in grades 7 to 9
attend the Parkland Middle School in Cranbrook,
which was officially opened in 2003.




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Parkland Middle School
                          Cranbrook




Grades: 7 to 9             Population: 450 students
Athletics: basketball, volleyball and noon hour sports
Fine Arts: band, choir, drama and art
Electives: French Immersion, French 9, woodwork, metalwork, information
    technology and food studies

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      International Education
In 2009/2010, we will host about 70 international
students from Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Korea,
Japan, Hong Kong, Spain and Colombia.




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               Quality Care
• The greatest strength of our program is the high
  quality of care we provide for students
• Homestays are considered the most important
  part of the student’s experience in Canada
• Our homestay program is managed and operated
  directly by the school district




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             Homestay Support
• Our friendly homestay coordinators work closely with
  students to ensure their stay is successful and enjoyable
• All staff speak more than one language and have lived in
  a non-English-speaking culture.
• Available languages are Spanish, German & Japanese




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International Student Assistant
Our International Student Assistant works full time in
the schools helping our international students in the
classroom, arranging course selections, and solving
any problems the student might have.

                              International Student Assistant




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                        Family-Style Program
• Small program where all students are
  important and part of our “international family”
• Annual International Dinner for host families
  (students provide the entertainment)
• Farewell parties at the end of each semester




International Night Dinner        International Night Entertainment
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          Multicultural Days
International students present their culture
to Canadian elementary school students.




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         International Program Staff
•   Martin Ross, Director
•   Nahoko Sugihara, Program Coordinator
•   Ulli Murtagh, Homestay Coordinator (Cranbrook)
•   Kim Hopkins, Homestay Coordinator (Fernie)
•   Barb Snopek, International Student Assistant
•   Frances Kirkpatrick, ESL
    – Spanish speaker




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 Activities Included in Tuition Fees
Students enjoy a wide range of activities including
an overnight trip to Banff National Park, ski and
snowboard days, river rafting, dog sledding, a
three day trip to Edmonton and the famous West
Edmonton Mall, and many more possibilities.




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Fairmont Hot Springs




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     Bungee Jumping, West Edmonton Mall




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                 Climate
• Cranbrook is the sunniest city in the province
  of British Columbia
Summer
• Average high temperature in July is 28oC
Winter
• Cranbrook is located on the warmer side of
  the Canadian Rocky Mountains
• Average high in winter months is –1oC
• Average low in winter months is – 6oC

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International Education in Canada
• Canadian accent is considered standard
• International students are welcomed by
  Canadians
• The United Nations often ranks Canada as
  the best place to live in the world
• Wide open spaces and beautiful scenery




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