24789 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Canada, V4R 1X2

Ph: 604-463-6287 | Fax: 604-463-0896

Twitter: @GaribaldiRebels


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GARIBALDI SECONDARY is hosting the Post-Secondary Evening on Wednesday, October 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for senior students to come out to see schools such as Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, Douglas College and more. Sign up book is in the Counselling office.

The books are finally here. All members of the GARIBALDI BOOKCLUB please come and see Ms. Elphick to sign out your books.

STUDENT INFORMATION VERIFICATION forms are coming home this week on yellow paper. Parents, please check them over to ensure the information is correct or indicate any changes that are necessary. Please sign them and have your student return them to the Main office or their Advisory Teacher by Friday, October 28.

The F.O.R.C.E society presents:

“Improving Communication Between Youth and Parents”

Date: October 26, 2016 – Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Eric Langton Elementary. Room: 1064

Parents please rsvp attendance by email to jeannieh@forcesociety.com or phone 604.878.3400


Model United Nations:

Weekly Meetings on Thursdays during lunch in room 2002

Leading – Conferencing – Making a difference.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE for the Halloween dance. Get yours for only $5 during lunch in the glass hallway. Guest forms also available in the office. Dance will be from 7 pm – 10 pm on Thursday, October 27th

All students are welcome to join Garibaldi’s newest Club, the “BON VIVANT GASTRONOME” Club!

The “Bon Vivant Gastronome” club is open to any student interested in good food and good living. Activities include field trips – local farming and restaurants, workshops, food sampling, discussions around food, indegenus food culture…

Introductory meeting October 27th in the cafeteria 3:00pm. 

Morning Weight Room Work outs

Join Mr. Godfrey in getting a great, active start to the mornings by getting in a work out. The weight room will be opened at 7:45 on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

WORLD OF TANKS CLUB meets Tuesday at 2:45pm in room 3007.

GARIBALDI CRAFT FAIR will be on November 26, from 9-3. For table information, please see or e-mail Mrs. Knox at tknox@sd42.ca.  All donations and table fees will be donated to the local food bank.


EXPERIENCE VCC (Vancouver Community College): Prizes, Fashion Show, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Free Registration and Win $500 towards your tuition. The date is October 26th from 4 to 7 p.m. Register at VCC.CA/EXPERIENCE

Covenant House Vancouver Thank You Program: This is a volunteer opportunity for students wishing to help out that would like to make a difference. The Covenant House helps youth aged 16 – 24 years of age who have fled abuse or those who have aged out of foster care. Volunteers are need at the Thank A Thon which acknowledges donors. If interested please call Amanda Merler at 604 639-8920 or email at volunteer@covenanthousebc.org.

Grouse Mountain Leaders in Training Program 2016/17: Program will assist advanced skiers and snowboarders become better, while taking on a leadership role and discovering a possible career within the ski/board industry. Program runs December 2016 – April 2017. Deadline to apply is Sunday, November 25, 2016. More information in the Career Centre.

Rotary Youth Exchange for students in grade 10 & 11. Interested in attending school in another country for a full school year commencing in September 2017? Exchanges are for people who: have demonstrated leadership in their school and community, are flexible and willing to learn new things, are open to cultural differences and can serve as an ambassador for their own country. Applications must be submitted by October 30th.

Science Expo is an amazing opportunity for students in grades 10 to 12 who are interested in exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics. This even is being held on November 5th at UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building. If you are interested in learning more about the conference please visit the website for a full description of keynote speakers, workshop hosts and itinerary: bc.science-expo.org/

SOLDIER FOR A DAY: This is a one day program intended to get information on various career opportunities available in the Canadian Armed Forces with a focus on the Army Reserve. Basic instruction in marching, weapons handling, rappelling, communications systems, basic field skills, chemical defense, engineering displays and technical trades. Must be in grades 10 to 12. Applications must be in no later than November 12, 2016. This program is on Saturday, November 19th. More details from Ms. Domitruk or Ms. Lemieux.

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY’S Bosa Centre for Film & Animation Open House is on Saturday, November 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Check out their 8000 square foot sound stage, take a tour and attend a Q & A.

SFU is hosting a program fair on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at their Surrey campus. Come discover what SFU has to offer. For details and to register please visit: sfu.ca/students/events/choose-your-program

Every year the Alouette River Management Society hosts Ridge Meadows Rivers Day and they are in need of volunteer help. Please check out the promo poster in the counselling office for information on how to sign up. All volunteers receive a free lunch on the day as well.

BCIT Biotechnology Career Awareness: This program is for students in grades 10 to 12 and gives them an opportunity to experience the field of biotechnology as a career path. Students spend five days in an actual lab, and also visit companies in the field. December 12th to the 16th. For more information please visit: http://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/biot0001

PSI (POST-SECONDARY) NIGHT is on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Garibaldi Secondary. Parents and students are welcome to come out and see Universities and Colleges throughout B.C. This event is held at the school. Sign-up sheet in the Career Centre.

October 24, 2016: International Gairdner Symposium: Considering a career in healthcare? Grade 10 – 12 students are invited to attend for a behind the scenes tour of world class research facilities at B.C. Children’s hospital and other health sciences experts. http://www.cmmt.ubc.ca/sform/index.htm

If you are signed up for the 4 credit WORK EXPERIENCE course, please make sure you get the necessary paperwork from Ms. Domitruk or Ms. Lemieux in the Counselling office.

November 2 & 8, 2016: University of the Fraser Valley’s Health Studies Information Session at their Chilliwack campus. Come out to learn about the program options and tour the facilities. This is for anyone interested in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Health Care Assistant and Certified Dental Assistant. To reserve a spot please RSVP to ufv.ca/health/info-session.

NOVEMBER 5, 2016: KPU (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) Music Program Information Session and Tour is at 1 p.m. For more information please visit: kpu.ca/music.

BCIT is having their Big Information Session & Program Expo on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This free event is open to everyone and provides a unique opportunity for you to find out more about BCIT’s programs. For more information please visit: http://commons.bcit.ca/biginfo/


COACH NEEDED!!  We are in need of a coach for both, the Grade 8 Boys and Grade 8 Girls basketball. For more information, please contact Mr. Causon at dcauson@sd42.ca.

Basketball - open gym on Fridays – all staff and students welcome.


2017 GRAD


GRADS – Portrait Sessions coming soon (November 1 – 3).  Make your appointment now! In addition to several formal cap and gown portraits being taken, there is also the opportunity for casual photos. You are welcome to take a prop (basketball, hockey gear, musical instrument) that applies to you. Important to be early for your appointment and ready!! Boys should wear a plain coloured shirt and tie and girls should avoid very high necklines. All appointments made through www.mountainwest.ca. $20 sitting fee payable at time of appointment. These photos are required for the yearbook. If you do not wish to receive any proofs and will never want to order a grad photo, the sitting fee is waived and your session will consist of 2 photo shots only for the yearbook. Any questions, please see Mrs. Hyslop in the office or contact Kathy Fitzpatrick at 604 889 7099 or kathy@mountainwest.ca

GRADE 12 students who have Grad credit check appointments with Ms. Lemieux on Wednesday, Oct. 12th and 13th will have to change their appointment to Oct. 26th and Oct. 27th. Please check the schedule outside Ms. Lemieux’s office.

GRAD CREDIT CHECK APPOINTMENTS: Once you have made an appointment for a credit check during your Grad Transitions block please put a reminder in your phone or on a calendar. Many students have missed their appointments and it will be difficult to reschedule by the end of October.

GRADS, please make sure you sign up to meet with Ms. Lemieux to go over your credits and with Ms. Gibbs to go over your GTP requirements. Sign up in the Counselling area.

For other scholarship opportunities please go to: https://gsscareercentre.wordpress.com/scholarship-information/

Notre Bistro Menu

Featuring BC Products   



Soups: $1.75

Mushroom Soup

Main Course: $4.50

Baked Lasagna with Garlic Bread and Tossed Salad

Short Order: $2.50 cash, $2.25 Café Card

Potato and Cheese Perogies with Bacon Bits and Sour Cream

Salad Bar: From $3.00

Selection of Fresh Salads


CAFETERIA CARDS are on sale. Use it like a debit card at Garibaldi Secondary Cafeteria. No service charge. Ask any Cafeteria staff to purchase or refill your card.


ORDER YOUR CAKE online: http://garibaldicooking.weebly.com

The Cafeteria is open from 8:00-8:25am, and from 12:00-12:34pm on regular school day schedule