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Wednesday, September 8th:

1st Day Back!  School Opening Day

PG Calendar at a Glance 2021-2022 School Year

As you are aware, after input from students, families, school-based and District staff, the Vancouver School District will adopt a semester model for the 2021-2022 school year. Students will take four courses from September to January and another four courses from February to June.

Semester 1 September 8, 2021 - January 31, 2022 *

Semester 2 February 1 - June 29, 2022

Health and safety continues to be a top priority in our schools and we anticipate a return to full-time in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. As such, this new schedule is designed to better meet the needs of students, including more teacher support for students and more flexibility with learning. The adoption of the semester model will also see a standard timetable and bell schedule across all secondary schools. School will begin at 8:40 am and finish at 3:06 pm.

As plans continue to develop, together with District staff, we will continue to work with families, teachers, staff, the Ministry of Education and health officials to ensure the schedule will be implemented safely.

Summer Programs and Volunteering Opportunities at Christianne's Lyceum

As summer approaches, I expect many Point Grey Secondary School students will be looking for exciting and safe activities within our neighbourhood. New to the Lyceum team, I am impressed with the Lyceum’s unique summer offerings for students from age 3 to 18. Our distinctive programs expose participants to new fields of thought and imagination. From painting en plein air to crafting beeswax candles (and visiting some bees), playing Quidditch to concocting faerie potions, cultivating a garden in Hobbiton to writing on the sands of Vancouver’s stunning beaches, there is something for everyone, including volunteer opportunities for older students.


The Lyceum is a learning centre focused on the exploration of new and engaging ways to engage with writing and the arts, rooted in Reggio-inspired practice.  Community is a pillar of all that we do. We are committed to creating connections with the schools, families, and vendors we collaborate with and we are committed to leaving traces of these relationships in our physical community, such as through art installations like Starry, Starry Day. The Lyceum helps the young members of our community create a positive identity, feel equipped with myriad skills, and develop a sense of personal efficacy. 


Another core practice of the Lyceum is nurturing a social conscience by engaging in discourse about tough and tender subjects through explorations of literature and art. We view all members of our community as competent individuals, whether they are one or ninety. As a result, we do not shy away from exploring the complexities of our world today. 


Our summer camps provide a special opportunity to engage deeply with a child for five consecutive days, create memories, and leave traces of our shared learning. In concert with Vancouver schools, such as Point Grey Secondary, we work to support and augment the learning experiences you provide to your students.


Attached is our summer brochure. Please feel free to share it as you deem appropriate. I am happy to drop off a hard copy to add to the school community board, taking into account the Covid-19 protocols. To learn more you can visit our website, send us an email at lyceum@christiannehayward.com, or call us at 604 733 1356. 


The Lyceum strives to create a welcoming atmosphere for students of all abilities and is committed to the health and safety of our community. Our Covid-19 measures are outlined in the summer brochure and you can also read more about the Lyceum’s response to Covid-19 on the website.


We hope to hear from you soon and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!


All the best, 

Charlotte Bisanz
Marketing and Program Assistant  

SOGI Education for Parents

SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Resources were created in collaboration with BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) and the BC Ministry of Education 

The Knowledge Society (TKS) x Point Grey Secondary


Applications are open to Vancouver's Leading Innovation Program
Modeled after curriculums from Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, The Knowledge Society (TKS) is a unique opportunity for curious and driven high school students. Over 10 months, you can join like-minded 13-17-year-olds to solve real-world problems.


No prior tech experience, resumes, or grades needed to apply. Ample Tuition Support (up to 100% needs-based financial aid) is provided for students who are accepted.


Students in TKS learn about emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and blockchain, with mentors from top companies like Google, Apple, and Tesla.


These types of work experiences, industry connections, and opportunities for personal growth don’t come around often. Joining TKS could open doors to highly-coveted internships and even an eventual career.


Questions? Email mia.nguyen@tks.world.


Interested in joining? Limited spaces available.