Study Travel Star Awards 2019 Nominees

Burnaby School District Nominated For Prestigious StudyTravel Star Awards

We are delighted to announce that SD41 has been nominated for ST Star Chain High School & Groups in the prestigious StudyTravel Star Awards. These awards are some of the most highly acclaimed in the international education industry. The awards have been running for 14 years and has 25 categories.

The StudyTravel Star Awards

StudyTravel Star Awards are the annual peer-voted ST Star Awards. They reward quality service across 25 categories worldwide including; study travel agencies, language providers, vocational colleges, secondary schools, service providers and associations.

Nicola Hancox of Student Travel Network believes these awards are some of the most important in the industry. “The awards have become a signature event in the international education industry’s calendar.”

StudyTravel Network also print a highly successful magazine, ST Magazine. The magazine delivers up-to-date and statistics on the international education industry to 129 and has been in circulation since 1992.

Study Travel Star Awards Event

The High School Chains and Groups Award

Burnaby School District was short-listed as one of five entrants in 2015 in the High School category. We’re no stranger to this award having won in category in both 2016 and 2017.

In 2018 a new category was formed, High School Chains and Groups. Burnaby School District was placed into this category and was shortlisted, as one of five entrants, in both 2018 and now in 2019.

Sally Stacey, Burnaby School District, Marketing Manager, International Education was delighted to find out about the nomination. “We are humbled and honoured to have been voted by our industry peers for this prestigious award. Thank you to our valued partners and your ongoing support.”

The winners of the awards will be announced in London, England on the 31st of August. The event is a highlight in the calendar of the education industry. 1,100 people attend the glamorous ceremony in Grosvenor House, AJW Marriott Hotel on Park Lane.

Why Do Students Choose Burnaby School District?

Burnaby School District run International Education programmes throughout 49 schools, in Burnaby, British Columbia. We offer programmes for both primary and secondary school students.

Students love taking part in many of our sports teams and extra-curricular activities. Our swim program has attracted students from all over the world. They love the high standard of swimming with the Simon Fraser Aquatics club and the excellent facilities at Simon Fraser University (SFU).

Our arts program is another big draw to Burnaby. We are the only school district in BC that has music specialists at the primary level. Many of our students have gone on to win scholarships to prestigious dance academies, art institutes and music conservatories.

Another great reason to study in Burnaby is Burnaby itself! Burnaby is a modern, creative, multi-cultural city. In summer locals love to get out on the nearby hiking trails and spend time in nature.

We’re also very lucky to not experience harsh winters like the rest of Canada, but we’re still very close to some world-class ski resorts. Vancouver is only a short journey away thanks to our excellent public transport system. It’s easy to see why Burnaby attracts students from all over the world to our schools!

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Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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