Our senior 12M English class had the great fortune to workshop their poetry with Evelyn Lau through April. Evelyn was impressed by their writing prowess, honesty and ability to give/receive critical feedback. We were impressed with and grateful for Evelyn's professional expertise, humour and candour. Thanks again Evelyn and we will see you next year!
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.
Margaret Kuts is our latest Bronze recipient in the Duke of Ed program. If you are a 14-year old or older Mini and interested in the Award, come see Mr. Hamilton and join the over 75 active participants in the Mini!
Please congratulate Jeniffer W as our latest Duke of Edinburgh Award recipient.
The Return of Lunch and Learn!
A big thank you to Tara Shioya for our May L&L. Tara spoke about entrepreneurism and brand-building and how our consumer decisions are influenced by the identity that brands build for themselves. To reserve your spot for our next Lunch and Learn, keep an eye out in the Mini Team "Interesting Stuff Outside the Classroom" channel for the next event post and hit the like button!
Our next L&L is on June 7th with UBC Anthropologist, Robert Hanks. Reserve your spot in Teams now!
Take a second to say congratulations to Izzy Zheng who recently was awarded her Bronze Award in the Duke of Edinburgh program. If you would like to join Izzy and other Minis pursuing the award, please see Mr. Hamilton in 454 or visit pghamilton.weebly.com/duke of edinburgh to get started.
March 9, 2022 UPDATE: Our intake class for 2022 is now assembled. This year's group of applicants was especially strong and unfortunately, we can only intake one class each year. We wish all students who demonstrated the courage to go through our application process all the best for the rest of the school year and next fall.
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)