Welcome to the Point Grey Mini School
January 24 UPDATE: Thanks to all of our applicants who participated in the interviews. It was great to meet so many of you face to face! Offers of acceptance will come out on February 28th.
We thank all students who submitted an application and wrote the assessment for their bravery and willingness to put themselves ‘out there’.
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.
The Mini is Waiting for You. filmed and directed by Monique Fleming and Kaelyn Fairbairn (PGM Class of 2021).
Inside PG Mini filmed and directed by Greer Ross-Mclennan (PGM class of 2016)
Current News & Events
SAVE THE DATE...Paul Skarsgard Retirement Party
When: Friday, June 14, 2024 from 7 pm to midnight
Where: Point Grey Secondary School Big Gym
Who is invited: All Point Grey Mini current students, alumni, current and previous teachers and parents of students. Due to the large number of people expected, the event with be ticketed with free admission.
Why: To honour Mr. Paul Skarsgard who has been a teacher at the Point Grey Mini School since 1989 and the Co-Head teacher since 2015 and come together as a community to send Mr. Skarsgard off with a fantastic party.
What's New: We are proud to announce the inaugural year of the Mr. Skarsgard Release the Hounds Award in June of 2025, when Paul will join us at every graduation hereafter to award a scholarship to a Mini student who is a builder and a giver in keeping with the values that he has modeled, taught, and celebrated for 35 years.
Calling for: Students and teachers, current and former, who would like to share stories at the party about how Mr. Skarsgard has positively influenced their lives.
Get it done: Mini students are selected based on their engagement and leadership, and we all know that starts at home. We are calling on all of you alumni, parents, and students to step up and support our program, and support this award. We will be fundraising for the Mr. Skarsgard Award, as well as celebration costs, Mini operating costs, and the Mr. Procyk Award (so many excellent teachers!) We are all Builders and Givers, and we’ll get this done.
Please stay tuned for more details about the party and how to contribute to the Mr. Skarsgard award via the direct drive or Wine and Cheese fundraiser this spring!
Big Thanks to Sabina Russell!
Big thanks to Sabina Russell (VP Clean Fuels at Htech in Vancouver, and Sophie's mom) for talking to us today about her career path through engineering and the clean energy sector! Stay tuned for more great L&Ls in 2023!
The Mini is Waiting for You
Thanks to Monique Fleming and Kaelyn Fairbairn (PGM Class of 2021) for creating this labour of love in the spring of 2021. The Mini is Waiting for You is a great introduction to the place that we call home.