Point Grey Secondary School

Point Grey Secondary School

name= Point Grey Secondary School

imagesize= 250px
motto= Honor Ante Honores
streetaddress= 5350 East Blvd
city= Vancouver
province= British Columbia
postalcode= V6M 3V2
areacode= 604
phone= 713-8220
fax= 713-8218
url= http://pointgreysecondary.ca
schoolnumber= 03939012
schoolboard= School District 39 Vancouver
superintendent=G. Little
trustee= Allen Blakey
principal= Randy Clark
viceprincipals=Mr. A. Wilson and Mr. J. Burnham
schooltype= Secondary school
grades= 8-12
language= English
area= Kerrisdale
mascot= Grey Hound
teamname= Point Grey Grey Hounds
colours= Blue and Grey
founded= 1929 as Junior High
enrollment= 1202 [http://www.vsb.bc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F4CC82AB-7655-4240-B8BD-1C35CF67054A/0/ReadyRefcondensedversionrevisedjan.pdf Ready Reference March 2008] ]

Point Grey Secondary School is an 8-12 secondary school located in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main building was built in 1929 in a Collegiate Gothic style. A long running student rumour is that the building was initially planned as a women's prison, and only changed to a school shortly before construction was finished. In reality, construction of the school was commissioned by the Municipality of Point Grey prior to amalgamation with the City of Vancouver. The first students began classes in September 1929 and the building served as a junior high school until 1965 when it became a full secondary school. Also in 1965, a new wing was added with a gym, laboratories and a library. Recently in 2006, Point Grey, in conjunction with the Parks Board, completed a new artificial turf field, and have recently completed upgrading the track surrounding it to a rubberized surface.Point Grey also offers Advanced Placement courses in Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology. [http://www.ap.ca/cgi-bin/schools.cgi?state=BC]

chool Song and Motto

School Song
A song of praise to thee we raise
To hail thy noble name,
The honour of Point Grey to sing,
The standards to maintain,
To keep alive thy spirit strong,
Thy flaming torch to bear,
We hail thee Point Grey Junior High,
Our loyalty declare.
So pledge we Point Grey Junior High,
And loud its motto sing,
With "Honor ante Honoures"
The blue and silver fling.

Point Grey is a school with an honourable tradition that has developed over the past 69 years. Though the school colours have evolved from blue and silver to blue and grey, the school motto has remained unchanged. "HONOR ANTE HONORES"

Point Grey Mini School

Founded in 1979, the mini school is a district-wide program that offers students enriched learning and social experiences in addition to the regular curriculum. Students are still considered part of the main school and take elective courses there. The head teacher is Mr. John Procyk. The students go on a variety of trips listed below:
*Grade Eight: Orientation ( Anvil Island, Camp Artaban, Thetis Island or Camp Squeah), Manning Park Ski Trip, and Bamfield Marine Station.
*Grade Nine: Orientation (see above), Manning Park Ski Trip, Ashland Shakespeare Festival or Strathcona Park Lodge (alternating years)
*Grade Ten: Orientation, Manning Park Ski Trip, Ashland Shakespeare Festival or Strathcona Park Lodge (alternating years)
*Grade Eleven: Orientation, Manning Park Ski Trip (optional)
*Grade Twelve: Orientation, Manning Park Ski Trip (optional)

PG Forum

Point Grey Secondary School also has a student created, student maintained discussion forum called PG Forum (formally: Point Grey Student Forum). The Point Grey Student Forum is a Point Grey club on the Internet which opens up a new medium where students connect, chat, and share notes with regards to the school. Established in January 2006, the Point Grey Student Forum has been a huge success, with over 750 students from Point Grey as members, making it the largest club in the school.

The forum already has approximately 500 pages of [http://pg-forum.com/index.php?showforum=84 student notes/handouts] on all subjects, many concert videos and [http://pg-forum.com/index.php?autocom=gallery photos] taken over the schools years for downloading, and lots of information for the students, such as a frequently updated [http://pg-forum.com/index.php?act=calendar event calendar] , a daily updated [http://pg-forum.com/index.php?showforum=82 student bulletin] .

The long term goal of this forum is to build a community for the students and provide a variety of resources that include notes and handouts. Additionally, there is a gallery that displays student artwork, and images taken from a variety of school events. Since the end of 2006, the Point Grey Student Forum has been recording school concert videos which are now freely published online. In recent months, the Point Grey Student Forum has taken up the job of documenting student concerts, and interviewing several performers. They also now sell DVDs of the recorded concerts to raise money for the school as well as the forum. Through student and teacher support, The Point Grey Student Forum is looking for more ways to benefit Point Grey Secondary. To find out more, the forum is located at http://pg-forum.com.

Notable alumni

* Gil Bellows, actor
* Robert Davidson, Canadian artist
* Carol Baird Ellan, Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia (2000–2005)
* Stuart Parker, politician, environmentalist
* Alicia Dara, singer-songwriter
* Jessi Cruickshank, actress, MTV Canada host
* Erin Wall, opera singer
* Tegan Moss, actress
* Seth Rogen, actor, comedian, writer
* Joely Collins, actress
* Scott Sampson ('79), renown vertebrate paleontologist
* Arn Saba (later Katherine Collins), cartoonist and writer
* Stephen Owen, long-running Liberal MP for Vancouver-Quadra, recently appointed VP of External and Legal Affairs for UBC
* Franz Kraintz ('78), Urban Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Ironman Triathlete
* Nick Orchard ('68) TV and Film Producer
* Emily Wong
* Bob Saget, actor, comedian


External links

* [http://pointgrey.vsb.bc.ca/ Point Grey Secondary School website]
* [http://www.vsb.bc.ca/schools/Secondaryschools/03939012/default.htm Vancouver School Board - Point Grey]
* [http://www.pgmini.org/ Point Grey Mini School]
* [http://pg-forum.com/ Point Grey Student Forum]
* [http://www.pointgreymusic.com/ Point Grey Music]

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