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.
Hello Minis, our Lunch and Learn online series are available on the PGM Youtube Channel.
The BCC (Beaver Computing Challenge 2021) takes place in early November and is a problem-solving contest with a focus on computational and logical thinking. This year's results saw 3 of our grade 9 & 10 Minis receive accolades from the contest organizers. With perfect scores (90 points) they placed in the top 300 out of 7451 competitors across the country. Congratulations to Emi Benson (grade 10); Takuya Haji (grade 10); Austin Li (grade 9) and Honorable Mention to Becky Evans (grade 9) for her score in the 85-86 range. As their IT teacher, Mr. Jones, said, "Point Grey Minis are AMAZING!"
Please congratulate Adam Werstiuk on earning his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award this fall. If you would like to join the likes of Adam and other Minis pursuing the award, please see Mr. Hamilton in 454 or visit pghamilton.weebly.com/duke of edinburgh to get started.
Lunch and Learns are BACK for all Minis grades 8-12. Thank you very much, David Silver for joining us on November 9. An Associate Professor, in the Sustainability and Ethics Group at UBC, David also serves as UBC’s Chair in Business and Professional Ethics, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics. David spoke to us about a range of topics including his career journey to UBC and "Business Ethics Leadership" (that which seeks to empower students to morally improve their organizations, wherever they stand within them).
Our next L&L is on December 7th in FIT block in room 454. Please RSVP in the PG Mini Gradewide Team "Interesting Stuff Outside the Mini" channel. Join us for a streamed L&L with Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi. Dr. Mehrkhodavandi immigrated to Canada when she was 11 and went on to study chemistry at UBC, MIT and CalTech. She now works at UBC that in a research group that seeks solutions to the plastic problem by developing biodegradable polymers. If you want to attend, please hit the like button and you will be added to our guest list. Space will be limited so reserve early.
If you see Marcus, please congratulate him on earning his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award this fall.
January 11, 2022 UPDATE: Happy New Year! Today, students who are invited to participate in the January 20th online assessment have been contacted. Unfortunately, because of the number of applicants, only students who are invited to take the assessment will be contacted. Please check your inbox and spam/junk folders.
For families interested in joining us, please take a look at THE 2021 POINT GREY MINI GRADE 7 INFORMATION PRESENTATION. Streaming from 7 pm on Thursday, Oct. 14 2021.
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)