If you see Xavier at school, make sure to congratulate him with a socially-distance air high-five as he recently was awarded the Schulich Leaders Scholarship. This is one of the most coveted scholarships in Canada and goes to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. This scholarship is valued at $100,000 and Xavier is the first ever student from Point Grey to receive this prestigious award. X is attending UBC this fall. Congratulations, Xavier- you are a deserving student!
Hello Minis, our Lunch and Learn series continues every month this school year. In case you've missed one, they are available on the PGM Youtube Channel.
The French 8's recently had a lesson on the binary nature of pronouns in the French language and they learned about the new, inclusive pronoun - "iel" for people who identify as non-binary. This is language in motion!
The student anthology of the best of BC's student poetry and creative fiction will include four PG Minis this fall. Congratulations to Amy Mo and Alice Stancui (8M), Antone Bao (9M) and Katie Evans (10M). Here is Amy's Waves of Shadow and Light.
If you get a chance, take time to congratulate Hikari Asaoka on achieving her Gold Level in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. This is a significant achievement as only five Mini students in the last fifteen years have been able to accomplish this. Hikari has been able to complete all three levels of the Award in under four years, which involves a significant amount of service, skill development and athletic pursuits. If you are interested in starting the Duke of Edinburgh Award, see Mr. Hamilton and visit his website for more information. Omedetou, Hikari!
In our first L&L of 2020-2021, Sydney Kagetsu invited David Cory to speak to us about his son Ben's struggle with opioids, as documented in CBC's "Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis". For a recording of David's talk with us, click here. You can check out past Lunch and Learns at our PGMini Youtube Channel!
OUR INTAKE PROCESS IS NOW COMPLETE AND OUR CLASS OF 2026 IS ASSEMBLED. This year we received over 280 applications, and it was really inspiring getting to meet many of you. Good luck to all students who applied to Point Grey Mini for the rest of the year and next fall.
For families interested in joining us, please take a look at THE POINT GREY MINI GRADE 7 INFORMATION PRESENTATION.
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.