Point Grey Secondary School
|Point Grey Secondary School|
"Honor Ante Honores"
Honour is Greater Than Fame
|5350 East Blvd
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 3V2, Canada
|Public transit access||16, 41, 43, 480|
|School board||School District 39 Vancouver|
|Area trustee||Allen Blakey|
|School type||Secondary school|
|Team name||Point Grey Hounds|
|Colours||Blue and Grey|
|Founded||1929 as Junior High|
The main building was built in 1929 in a Collegiate Gothic style. 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. Point Grey Secondary was built originally as a junior high 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 upgraded the track surrounding it to a rubber surface. Point Grey also offers Advanced Placement courses in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Physics, and Psychology.
In 1962 Point Grey was designated a comprehensive secondary school from grade 8 to 12, as it is today. Although the school offered a full range of courses, its focus was essentially academic. Today eighty-five per cent of Point Grey's grade 12's continue on with post-secondary education.
For the most part, Point Grey Secondary School receives students from three elementary schools. These include Kerrisdale Elementary School, Quilchena Elementary School, and Southlands Elementary School. However, students also enroll from Talmud Torah, Emily Carr Elementary School, St. Augustine's Elementary School, Shaughnessy Elementary School, General Wolfe L'École Bilingue, Jules Quesnel Elementary School and also from many other private and public schools in the region and all over the Vancouver area and out of boundary.
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. Unlike the main school, all students who wish to enter the mini school program must write an entrance exam (regardless of whether or not they are in the catchment zone), and out of the many who apply, only thirty individuals are chosen. Students are still considered part of the main school and take elective courses there. The current head teacher is Mr. John Procyk. The students go on a variety of trips listed below:
- Grade Eight: Orientation, Manning Park Ski Trip, and Bamfield Marine Station.
- Grade Nine and Ten: Orientation, Manning Park Ski Trip, Ashland Shakespeare Festival or Strathcona Park Lodge
- Grade Eleven and Twelve: Orientation, Manning Park Ski Trip (optional)
Austria/Europe exchange program
There is a wide variety of extracurricular sports are offered throughout the year such as senior soccer team and junior soccer team.
Cross country running, girls' field hockey, boys' rugby, boys' premier soccer, Junior soccer, swimming, girls' volleyball.
Snowboard and ski teams, girls' ice hockey, boys' ice hockey, girls' basketball, boys' basketball
Girls' soccer, boys volleyball, senior boys' volleyball, track and field, Ultimate, softball, boys' golf, girls' golf, girls' rugby, tennis, badminton.
Point Grey in popular culture
- The movie Superbad was based on the experiences that writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg had while students at this school. The duo's production company, Point Grey Pictures, is named after the school.
- Gil Bellows, actor
- Bruce Allen, music manager and radio commentator
- Joely Collins, actress
- Simon Collins, musician
- Jessi Cruickshank, actress, MTV Canada host
- Alicia Dara, singer-songwriter
- Robert Davidson, artist
- Carol Baird Ellan, Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia (2000–2005)
- Nathan Fielder, comedian
- Evan Goldberg, comedian, scriptwriter
- Mark Hildreth, actor, musician
- Bryce Hodgson, actor
- Tegan Moss, actress
- Jesse Moss, actor
- Stephen Owen, Liberal MP, VP of External and Legal Affairs for UBC
- Stuart Parker, politician, environmentalist
- Doreen Patterson Reitsma, sailor
- Seth Rogen, actor, comedian, writer (did not graduate)
- Arn Saba (later Katherine Collins), cartoonist and writer
- Scott Sampson, renowned vertebrate paleontologist; host of the PBS kids show "Dinosaur Train"
- Jaime Stein, broadcaster
- Cynthia Stevenson, actress
- Michael Turner, author of Hard Core Logo, Company Town, American Whiskey Bar. Founding Member of the Hard Rock Miners.
- Erin Wall, opera singer
- Kris Wu (李嘉恒), leader of the Korean-Chinese boy band EXO
- Adrian Dix, BC MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway