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.
While we are not running free in the sunshine on an island in Howe Sound, we are now able to gather on campus and do a version of Orientation. The rain did not dampen the fun in the first workshops of the day...the StrengthsFinder debrief, leadership development and the spaghetti tower challenge.
If you see Lila Gehring in the halls, give her a socially distanced air high-five. Lila competed at the Canadian Youth Sailing Championships in Kingston this summer where she placed third out of 45 in her fleet, and was the 9th fastest female laser sailor in Canada in her age group. Not bad for her first major regatta!
Congratulations to 2021 graduate, 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!
If you see Marcus, please congratulate him on earning his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award this 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)