Point Grey Mini School is celebrating its 40th Anniversary on December 19th, 2019 at the school. We'll have nibbles and drinks, student-led tours of the Mini, a photobooth and more!
Get your tickets, plus limited edition t-shirts and mugs now through November 30 on Eventbrite. For event details, follow the event on Facebook.
Note: This is a private event. To get the link and password to buy tickets, check your email or join the PGMINI 40 Facebook group (click "Join group" on the Facebook event page) or view the document the Parents > Information for Parents Page
Monique Fleming was honoured for her service, skill development and survival skills with a Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award this fall.
Our next L&L is with Tara Shioya. Tara Shioya is the founder and principal of Epigram Content Strategy, which helps organizations develop content that supports business goals and engages target audiences. A graduate of UBC and the University of California at Berkeley, Tara has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the US. She is also Lila’s mom. We are excited to sit down with Tara on November 20. Sign up now!
If you are interested in joining other Minis in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, contact Mr. Hamilton
Thanks to Dr. Wingfield Rehmus, our October L&L speaker, for sharing her story about her journey to medical school, about a career in health care and treating acne!
Point Grey Mini School is designed to provide motivated students with an enriched and challenging course of studies in a small and cohesive setting. We aim to create a learning environment which promotes the development of critical and creative thinking skills and independence in learning.
Each year, there are about 140 students from Grades 8 to 12 with 28 students in each grade. Throughout their five years in the Mini, students are provided with the opportunity to leave the traditional classroom setting and take part in a variety of field trips, including several extended field trips. Students will also work on independent projects, group projects, and cross-grade activities.
Point Grey Mini encourages active student and parent involvement. Student involvement and service within the Mini helps develop the sense of inter-grade and intra-grade community critical to the program. Each year, the Mini Leadership 12 class works to provide students with fun and engaging events throughout the course of the year and helps new Grade 8 students transition from elementary to secondary school.
Parent involvement is also fundamental to the Mini. Parents assist in many events such as the annual Mini Prom, fundraising, and the organizing of monthly Mini Parent Advisory Committees. Parents are also granted the opportunity to chaperone students on the major field trips they take part in throughout the year. Accompanying parents are fully accommodated for.
Students in the Mini have full access to all facilities, clubs, and sports teams of Point Grey Secondary School and have the opportunity to run for positions in the Point Grey Student Council along with the Mini Student Council. Fine Arts and Applied Skills courses are taken in the main school. Once accepted into the program, students are expected to be committed to the full five years of enrolment in the Mini.