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SD8 International Program Brochure - English

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Argenta New Denver Kaslo Slocan Crawford Bay Kimberley Cranbrook Nelson Castlegar Salmo Trail Rossland Creston Yahk international sd8 bc ca Friendly safe fun Enjoy our academic opportunities and unforgettable experiences Want to know more Our welcoming staff would be happy to answer your questions about studying abroad at School District 8 Kootenay Lake Contact us today 811 Stanley Street Nelson BC Canada V1L 1N8 clerical international sd8 bc ca 250 505 7015 250 551 4702 kootenaylake 250 551 4702 KootenayLakeInt STUDY IN BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA international sd8 bc ca

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The best study and adventure experience in the world Kootenay Lake School District international students love our small safe and charming cities for their exciting cosmopolitan feel where life is not hurried and people say hello to strangers Our region situated on the lake and surrounded by mountains provides breathtaking beauty and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure With easy access to nature residents and visitors enjoy alpine and nordic skiing mountain biking hiking boating golf and other outdoor pursuits Nelson also has an active arts and culture scene with a thriving small business community Nelson s offbeat Victorian town is home to hundreds of heritage buildings numerous good restaurants bustling coffee shops and sidewalk cafes

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Stay in one of Canada s favourite small cities Enjoy the warmth of our people and our climate The Kootenay Lake area is known by meterologists as the Tropics of Canada because of its moderate year round climate You can ski without freezing in the winter and fish without scorching in the summer Average seasonal temperatures for Nelson BC Canada Summer 27C 80 8F Winter 0 6C 33 08F Your home away from home Our international students feel welcomed by our homestay families where they quickly discover Canadian lifestyles and cultural experiences while enhancing their language skills Our families are carefully selected to ensure a safe and supportive environment We want each international student to feel secure happy and proud to be part of a Canadian family This is an awesome experience for I am learning many things My host family is really good kind and welcoming They take care of me and treat me like one of the family Martin I love being here in Canada It is different from Germany and I like it We had many very special dinners We thank you very much for all the love and care you gave us Christian H Terada

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Enrichment Programs We offer various Academy and Interest based electives that are designed to enhance the quality of student life and learning Outdoor Leadership Education Wilderness Survival Skills Rugby BC Provincial Winners 2016 Volleyball High level practice and tournament play Dance Contemporary ballet and traditional jazz Performance Media Film Theatre and Digital Design Our Schools LVRogers Seconday Grades 9 12 Nelson 690 students lvr sd8 bc ca Mt Sentinel Secondary Grades 7 12 South Slocan 257 students mtsentinel sd8 bc ca Prince Charles Secondary Grades 8 12 Creston 537 students pcss sd8 bc ca Salmo Secondary Grades 7 12 Salmo 146 students salsec sd8 bc ca JVHumphries School Grades K 12 Kaslo 216 students jvh sd8 bc ca Trafalgar Middle Grades 7 9 Nelson 411 students trafalgar sd8 bc ca Local Amenities Modern Hospital Shopping Mall Downtown Boutiques Civic Movie Theatre Capitol Performing Arts Theatre Regional Airport Selkirk College Post Secondary Discover academic excellence and make life long friendships Our international students enjoy BC s world class education They are fully immersed in an English speaking environment with access to ELL specialty academies and scholarships Our schools offer a full range of academics fine and applied arts technology and athletic programs We focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment Sports Teams Seasons of Play Fall Aquatics Field Hockey Soccer Cross Country Football Volleyball Winter Basketball Gymnastics Ski Snowboarding Curling Wrestling Spring Badminton Mountain Biking Soccer Track Field Golf Rugby Tennis Ultimate Frisbee