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Life Skills Program 2018/19 Pictures!

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Templeton Program Description - Partners in Collaboration.pptxPartners in Collaboration.pptx
The Secondary Life Skills Programs are small supportive classes for students with Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism. Many of the students in these programs display challenging behaviors and unique learning needs. Upon graduation, students are awarded a school leaving certificate.
Curriculum emphasis:
  • improving communication skills
  • improving functional academic skills
  • teaching appropriate behavioural and social skills
  • teaching life skills and basic family life education
  • utilizing community recreation facilities to promote physical fitness
  • providing work experience (15 yrs.) where appropriate
  • providing transition to post secondary options

Student Profile

Students are provided referrals to the program when they:
  • meet the Ministry criteria for Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities (C) or Autism (G) and/or Chronic Health Impairment (D)
  • have behavior problems and/or special learning needs that cannot be met in the regular classroom


All referrals to VSB Life Skills Programs are submitted to the Screening Committee.  Please contact Shannon Burke ate District Learning Services - Garibaldi Annex -
Shape of the Day
9:00 Bus Arrives-  Toileting Routine
9:15 Chores - Kitchen, Laundry, Juice Boxes, Newspapers
9:30 Morning Meeting with music and exercises
10:00 Snack Time
10:30 Community Outing-   Bus training, Community centres, swim, skate, 
11:30 Lunch Break
12:00 Choice Time - Cooking, Art, Yoga, 
12:30 Social integrated activity : Join PE/ Art/ Drama classes, Community events
1:00 Work Experience related Activity
1:30 Work Experience related Activity
2:00 Classroom clean up, and toileting routines  
2:30 Bus Pick up
2019/20 Pro D Days
 2019/20 Holidays

School Fees

Useful Links​
Sept  23                       Jan   20
 Oct  25                        Feb     14
 Nov   8                        May     15
Sept 4 School Starts 
Oct 14 Thanksgiving
Nov 11 Remembance Day
Dec 23 - Jan 3 Winter Break
Feb 17 Family Day
March 16 - 27 Spring Break
April 10-13 Easter Break
May 18 Victoria Day
$30 Student Fee- Pay online school website(contact Principal for subsidies
Hot-Lunch Program 
 (contact Principal for subsidies -subsidies
* If your child enjoys treats while on community outings - chips, fries, hot chocolate etc. please provide some petty cash to Teacher/SSW


0657_001.pdfVisual Guide to Transition
Transition Planning

VSB Transition
STADD Transition

DeafBlind Transition

CLBC Transition and Funding

Extra Year Info

  Link:  Helping Families​  

Wait times for CLBC funding and program
placement can take 3 to 12 months after graduation.  

VSB Psych Ed. reports are completed by grade 12 
in order to assist the CLBC application process.

Each student should have a CYSN SW. If you don’t know who that is, please call 604 660 5437 then press 1 and ask who is their CYSN Social Worker and you should then be connected to that person.


Autism Information Services has information officers to answer questions about funding and offer guidance regarding services in the community.

Connect with us:
8:30am – 4:30pm (M-F)
Excluding statutory holidays

In person: 3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond, B.C.
No appointment necessary

Toll Free Line: 1 844 878-4700

Email (general information):

Students who are born before June 30th 2002 are eligible for an additional year.    
 Student First Bus Company – 604-418-0405
 VSB Bus Coordinator –  Nadia - 604-713-4456
 Handy Dart Application Form - Teachers can Sign off now!
Translink - Compass cards for Spec. Ed. Programs - 6045-453-4490

Vancouver Recentre - Leisure Access Pass Program




2018-19 Life Skills Pictures.docx
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CLBC - GSA - Profile 2.0.docx
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Deafblind 2019-04-26 Transition.pdf
6/27/2019 10:32 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Fact Sheet PWD bus pass.pdf
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October 2019 CLBC Welcome Workshop invitation.pdf
6/10/2019 12:49 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Partners in Collaboration.pptx
6/27/2019 10:35 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Special Needs and Pediatric Clinic Midmain Dental.pdf
6/10/2019 1:40 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Student Support Inventory.docx
1/12/2018 9:57 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Summer School Parent Info 2018.doc
6/27/2019 10:51 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Transition Planning Guide - New.pdf
6/10/2019 1:49 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Transition Planning Guide - november 2015.pdf
7/1/2016 6:59 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Visual Guide for Transition.pdf
6/27/2019 11:18 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge