Student Notices - Apr. 7, 2021

Hey Cambie, it’s Wellness Wednesday, and here is your announcement.  

Anxiety is the feeling of worry and nervousness that we all feel from time to time.  It is a natural part of our body’s alarm system.  Our bodies have three main ways to cope with a threat: fight, flight or freeze.  When you are approached with something dangerous your choices are to run or fight whatever the danger is. The freeze reaction happens when we’re not sure what to do. Our bodies freeze while we sort out our options.

Sometimes, if your body isn’t able to tell the difference between a real or false threat, the brain sets off your alarm systems even when there isn’t danger. When there is no threat to fight or run away from, your body is left with a lot of extra energy. You may feel tense; your heart may pound, and your stomach may be upset. These are some of the physical symptoms of anxiety. They are uncomfortable but it’s important to remember that they’re not dangerous.

Some level of anxiety is good. It focuses our attention and motivates us to put effort into what we’re doing.  However, anxiety becomes a problem when it stops us from doing things that we enjoy or that we used to be able to do.

For more information visit foundrybc.ca or see Ms. Wilding in the counselling centre.

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If you are currently in grade 10 or 11 and interested in studying in the US after high school, there will be an EducationUSA SAT Boot Camp APR 12-16 2021. This is a free online event to learn more about the Scholastic Aptitude Test. See Ms. Millar's Facebook page and the Career Centre Website for details. To find the Links, on the school homepage, scroll down under the Students tab.

 Unsure about what to do after you graduate? Find out if the skilled trades could be right for you! The Richmond Career Programs Office is holding an after-school Q & A drop-in session on Zoom today from 3-4 PM. Find out about all the great programs available to high school students looking to get involved in the skilled trades! Check the Career Programs display in the counselling office for Zoom details

The Cambie Library is pleased to once again participate in the Richmond Reading Riot.  The contest runs until April 30th.  It’s easy to join!  Read as many of the 9 titles as you can.  After you finish each book, fill out a ballot in the library.  Every Friday, a ballet is drawn and one participate wins a prize, so come and join in on the fun!  

All grade 8’s who want to play badminton this year your first open gym is today at 3:00pm.  Please remember you have to have your form signed and handed to Ms. Alblas before you can participate.  If you need to pick up a form – see Ms. Alblas in the PE office.

All grade 9’s who want to play badminton this year your first open gym is tomorrow, Thursday, at 3:00pm.  Please remember you have to have your form signed and handed to Ms. Alblas before you can participate.  If you need to pick up a form – see Ms. Alblas in the PE office.