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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.


Youth Empowering Youth (YEY) Program

YEY is a nine-session accelerated program, run by two trained Facilitators who are passionate about helping youth. The program is offered  in an online class setting that encourages student participation. Each class shares a new principle which builds upon the previous principle; ultimately helping students take accountability for their thoughts, feelings and actions; thus, moving them into a place of confidence, security and self-assurance. Upon completion of this program, youth are offered an opportunity to take on a leadership role and co-facilitate future courses to help empower more youth within their school or community. YEY curriculum is a derivative from the Slight Edge Principles. The principles shared during this nine-week program are as follows:

Session 1 – Ripple Effect

Session 2 – Attitude Creates Your Life

Session 3 – The Moment You Stop Blaming, You Take Back your Power

Session 4 – Take Action! With Small Steps

Session 5 – Fail Forward to Success

Session 6 – Drive Your Life with Powerful Habits

Session 7 – Be a Student of Life

Session 8 – Momentum is your Responsibility

Session 9 – Graduation & Next Steps 

About the Organization

YEY is a program of Low Entropy, a registered Charity that is making personal growth accessible to all, and in doing so providing people with the tools to change themselves and the world. What’s unique about our program is that it has a template and a structure to foster growth and development in an intentional, adaptable, customizable, and scalable way. Change starts from within, and we see personal growth as a vehicle for global change. More information on Low Entropy and the Youth Empowering Youth program can be found at our website. Register for our newsletter at https://lowentropy.org/newsletter/

You can choose one of the following timings that best works for you:

  • Sundays 10:00- 11:30 a.m. (PST) June 6- Aug 1
  • Saturdays 6:00- 7:30 p.m. (PST) July 3- Aug 28
  • Sundays 1:00- 2:30 p.m. (PST) July 25- Sep 19
  • Mondays 7:00- 8:30 p.m. (PST) Aug 23- Oct 18



Volunteering Opportunities at Marpole Community Food Hub

Spots are available for sign up on Wednesday mornings / evenings and Thursday mornings from August to December of 2021.




Please visit the following page to sign up for any future volunteer shifts you are interested in doing. As you know, in keeping with Covid guidelines and as part of our agreement with St. Augustine Anglican Church’s Diocese, we are currently asking our volunteers to be vaccinated, or in the process of getting your Covid vaccination, in order to keep our volunteers and our vulnerable members of our community safe.  We understand this is a personal decision, so if for any reason you are not in support of these measures, please do come back and join us once the restrictions ease.  


New(er) Volunteers (ivolunteer):

We are accepting new volunteers at all times, via the school community sign ups, or via ivolunteer as part of the United Way. If someone you know is interested in joining us, please forward them the link to ivolunteer - and ensure that they clear a Criminal Records Check (CRC) via the ivolunteer website in order to participate. A CRC is essential for volunteering with vulnerable members of our community. Students coming from local high schools are exempt and covered by other agreements. 


CPC Volunteers:

If you initially volunteered via the KOMCPC, we are happy to continue to open our volunteer shits to all your expertise, enthusiasm and incredible efforts.  These volunteer hours will be independent of the CPC, but as you completed a CRC, you are cleared and available to support us going forward independently of the CPC if you wish. 


Thank you to everyone that has supported the Food Hub over the past year. Your support, hard work, flexibility, input and enthusiasm has created a welcome space for our community to access food and, more importantly, to create connections with people and recognizing their needs during a very difficult time in our world.