Next week our Global Nomads leadership team will be facilitating our annual Upper School Global Week which this year focuses on the United Nations Global Goals #5 gender equality and #10 Reduced Inequalities. There are a wide range of events happening including lunch time awareness activities, art and performance, guest speakers, and a workshop and special film screening on FGM that you can sign up for.

More information will be shared by our Global Nomads team soon via email, in the school newsletter, social media and more. Check out the Global Week 2019 Schedule: Taking on Inequalities posted hereand below for more details:


Join us for the In the Name of Your Daughter @mulgraveschool screening on Fri Feb 1 1.30-3.30 PM Mulgrave theatre, sponsored by Malaika S G10 @porteniergiselle and Mulgrave’s Global Week 2019 student-led team, focusing on “taking on inequalities”especially Gender Equality #SDG5.

Sign up/RSVP to attend here .

Be inspired by some of the world’s bravest girls at the B.C. premiere of “In The Name Of Your Daughter”,  the award-winning documentary audiences from Africa to Europe to North America are calling calling ‘powerful,’ ‘heart-warming’ and even ‘life-changing.’ “In The Name Of Your Daughter” tells the story of girls whose voices have never been heard before; Tanzanian girls as young as eight who are risking their lives to defy their destiny and follow their dreams.

And meet Vancouver filmmaker Giselle Portenier who is behind this moving film.

The film is also screening at Kay Meek Theatre on Feb 3 in honour of the UN International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation


Sign Up for Global Week Anti-Oppression 101 Student Workshop 

Part of our Global Week 2019 focus is on the UN SDGs Reduced Inequalities and Gender Equality, we are hosting a free Anti-Oppression 101 Workshop on Wed Jan 31 from 4.00-6.00 PM in the SSAC at Mulgrave, facilitated by Cicely Bain, our guest speaker on race and discrimination at our Tue Jan 29 presentation.

This workshop helps students understand how prejudice, discrimination and oppression work in our society. Students will learn about racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and other forms of oppression and how to work towards a better society and be allies to those who are more marginalized.

Students in Grades 7 to 12 are invited to sign up here or on the form below. There is no cost to the workshop for students and pizza provided. Please note the workshop has limited space so please sign up as soon as you can to ensure you get to be at this unique learning opportunity!



February 2nd: Lunar New Year Celebration

You are invited to our school’s Lunar New Year Celebrations on Saturday, February 2nd, from 1:00-3:00pm. Don’t miss out! Bring your family and ring in the Year of the Pig! Enjoy a traditional lion dance, student performances, activities for youngsters, and lots of delicious food.

Please click here to rsvp.


February 13th & 14th: Harvey – the MS Production

Linda Hamer Theatre

Enjoy this family-friendly comedy about a perfect gentleman and his best friend Harvey…a six-foot tall invisible rabbit.

Please click here to purchase tickets.


Sign up here OR in the old and new middle school lounges. Auditions next week! Contact Vanessa T for more info!


An initiative that empowers youth and families with educational tools and resources to promote their own positive well-being and the well-being of their community.

WE Well-being is a proactive approach built on evidence-based prevention and promotion strategies, designed to build a foundation of awareness, understanding and taking action.

Developed in collaboration with leading mental health professionals and with the support of our founding partner, the Erika Legacy Foundation, our goal is to achieve the following transformative outcomes:

Find out more here.

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
CONTACT: Tricia Edgar, Education Programmer PHONE: (604) 990-3755
MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old & up (younger volunteers are accepted but require parental supervision).
There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available; click here to find out more.

Stanley Park Ecology Centre
Email: Visit Contact page Phone: (604)-257-6908
Do you want to volunteer in one of the greatest parks in the world and learn about amazing ecosystems that thrive so close to Vancouver’s busy downtown core? The Stanley Park Ecology Society offers unique volunteer opportunities that will connect you and others with nature. Engage with wildlife, nature and like-minded people. Volunteers are engaged in all aspects of SPES’s work from education, conservation, wildlife monitoring, and office tasks. You might find yourself monitoring water quality, trapping fish or talking with park visitors, helping a child with a pond dip or working on a database. With a wide variety of exciting and fulfilling opportunities to choose from, volunteers enjoy a multitude of challenging and fun learning experiences.

If you would like to join as a volunteer, check out  Information for Volunteers and Volunteer Opportunities to see what piques your interest and then get in touch. Many of our volunteer opportunities are seasonally dependent.



Coming soon:

  1. Senior GEx Registration Overdue: See GEx G10-12 Senior GEx Guide for more information.
  2. Final Middle GEx Fees Overdue Jan 18, 2019: See G8-9 GEx Forms and Fees doc for details
  3. Next Middle GEx Student Meeting:  Feb 28 @ LEAP
  4. Senior GEx Iceland Parent Meeting #1: Thu Feb 14 5.00pm


Volunteer – advocate – rescue – protect – conserve – take action – learn – at Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Zoë Jackson




The G7-10 MY (MYP Middle Years) Mid-Year Passport reflections are due stating Jan 30.  All of this information is also hosted in the Passport Google Classroom:

  1. JAN 30, 2019: Start posting CARL reflections to your Passport Academic and Projects and a minimum of 2 other selected learning domains.


  1. MAR 13, 2019: Post CARL reflections to your Passport Academic and Projects and a minimum of 2 other selected learning domains.
  2. APR 24, 2019: Post CARL reflections to your Passport Academic and Projects and a minimum of 2 other selected learning domains.
  3. MAY 29, 2019: Post CARL final reflections to your Passport Academic and Projects and a minimum of 2 other selected learning domains. G7-9 post reflections based on your GEx experiences.
Find out more about upcoming Passport deadlines via your MY Passport Google Classroom (sign up codes posted below) or check out Passport Hub here — both spaces have all the resources you need including the MY Passport Guide, the Student Passport Sites page and Important Passport Deadlines.
Antony Wilson | | Head of Global Engagement and Service Learning


Want to be a Big Buddy for Mulgrave Mentors?
This year we are also running a Mulgrave Big Buddies programme with Admiral Seymour Elementary school in East Van which involves Mulgrave students visiting the school regularly and being “big buddies” helping in the classroom. If you would like to participate in Backpack Buddies or the Big Buddies programmes, you need to get your Advisory involved in Backpack Buddies first. Ask your teacher if he or she is signed up for Backpack Buddies this year and offer to be a leader to help facilitate the programme in your Advisory. Engagement and help with Backpack Buddies is a ticket in for the Big Buddies and then we can send you.

If you want more information about joining in on this programme, please contact Tara M G11


WANTED: Conference Ambassadors @ ResearchEd Vancouver

Mulgrave will be hosting an important ResearchEd conference on Feb 8-9 and we need Mulgrave Student Ambassadors to assist us. This is a great leadership opportunity to put on your resume as you explore opportunities at Mulgrave and beyond in leadership, future employment or volunteer work. It is also a cool opportunity for you to see what people are talking about in terms of teaching and learning.

WHEN: Sat Feb 9 9.00am-5.00pm
WHERE: Where else? Mulgrave
WHAT WOULD I DO? You are an ambassador so you will be in all kinds of leadership roles that support the conference, guests, teachers and presenters!

You will be appreciated, get fed and it will be fun! Please send me an email if you would like to join the volunteer leadership team.

Antony Wilson | | Head of Global Engagement and Service Learning

Got a great idea for a club, activity, leadership initiative, social good project for Mulgrave or beyond? Want to launch a social entrepreneurship venture? Need support or resources? Submit your proposal to the StartUp crew here.


The North Shore League of Legends eSport Competition organized for local schools is looking for Mulgrave team!
WHERE: West Vancouver Memorial Library
WHEN: before March break
WHO high school teams on North Shore
WHY: build community and support Lions Gate Hospital
CONTACT: Antonio Qiao, 7788055858
For more information please see our Facebook Group:



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