International Program

Improve your English, prepare for university, and experience the richness of Canadian culture on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Non-Canadian citizens or Newcomers to Canada who are settling in the Sooke School District should visit the Newcomer Families and English Language Learners section of the district website for more information regarding registration.

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Global & Intercultural Skills Program (GISP)

Graduate with a global set of skills! Open to students in Grades 10-12, the Global & Intercultural Skills Program (GISP) guides students through a pathway of special interests and experiences. Upon graduation, students will receive district and ministry recognition of a unique skill set that goes beyond the regular graduation program.

Goal: Strong global competence in our interconnected world

During the three stages of this program, students will be encouraged to focus on student-centered learning, creativity and critical thinking. Components include intercultural volunteer experiences, a minimum of 2 language courses, intercultural assignments or projects derived from regular classes and finally, reflection, creation of a portfolio and a final project.

As a BC Ministry of Education pilot program taking place in only six school districts province wide, GISP promotes the development of global and intercultural competencies. Students select and reflect upon their experiences, guiding them towards a final project in Grade 12.

Check out the Global & Intercultural Skills Program Brochure for more information.

During this program, students will gain:

  • Experience with flexible and personal challenges
  • Connections to future opportunities and adventures
  • School relevance to the wider world
  • A wider perspective to new ideas
  • Creativity, entrepreneurship and readiness for the adult world
  • A special distinction upon graduation

Contact us today to find out more or to sign up for this great opportunity.