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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Opening Week Schedule

Opening Week Schedule: Monday, Sept. 22nd **School begins at 9:30 for students. Important for all students to attend as this is ...

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The Garibaldi GazetteOpening Week ScheduleOpening Week Schedule



TODAY:    F – ADV – E – H – G



Friday:             Collaboration – A – B – C – D



Monday:          A – ADV – B – C – D

Tuesday:         E – ADV – F – G – H

Wednesday:     B – ADV – A – D – C

Thursday:        F – ADV – E – H – G

Friday:             E – ADV – F – G – H




FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY APPLICANTS – Please see Ms. Lemieux today at 11:30 in counselling. VERY IMPORTANT.


INTERESTED IN TRAVELLING TO BERLIN & PRAGUE this spring break? Please attend a meeting on Monday, October 6 at 7:00 in the theatre. Please bring a parent with you.


GARIBALDI IS HOSTING A CRAFT FAIR! on Sunday, November 23 from 9:00 – 3:00. Door prizes and concession stand. Tables only $30 for vendors. See Mrs. Knox for more information.


All former grade 9 students from Ms. Elphick, from the 2013/2014 school year – if you would like to retrieve your original short stories submitted before the strike in June, please see Ms. Elphick ASAP. She will recycle them October 31 if you have not requested their return.


PHOTO CLUB will meet TODAY after school in room 2046. This club will participate in field trips, competitions, fun assignments and it’s a great way to make new friends! You will make your own prints and learn Photoshop basics.

GRADE 8 BAND PARENT INFORMATION MEETING: TONIGHT – Thursday, October 2nd, 7 pm, Music Room

BAND INSTRUMENT RENTAL & INSTRUCTION NIGHT: Thursday, October 9th, between 2:00 & 8:00 pm

Students – it is very important that you return all textbooks from last year. Please bring them to the main office.


Smile Garibaldi – school photos are now scheduled for TOMORROW Friday, October 3rd. If your family wishes to order photos, please make sure you bring the completed order form, with payment. Order forms were given out by Advisory Teachers, or you may get one in the office.


Jazz Band will be Mondays from 2:45 – 5:00 pm. This group is open to students with experience on their instrument. Rehearsals have now begun! Please see Ms. Bell if you are interested. This is a credit course.


Vocal Jazz (with a touch of Motown) will be during Advisory and Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. This group is open to confident singers. Rehearsals will begin TOMORROW. Please see Ms. Bell if you’re interested. This is a credit course.





SLEEPOVER 4 GIRLS – SELF-ESTEEM & LEADERSHIP. Please see Mrs. Tibando for more information on this exciting 10 week course which winds up with a camp including horseback riding, camp fire, survival skills and more.


Facepainting: Training on October 4 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Free for all who will face paint at the Community Living Event BBQ at the Greg Moore Youth Centre on October 15, 11:30 – 1:30. To register: Gwen Champagen@gov.bc.ca or text 604 375-7729 by October 2.


If interested, there are still a few spots open in the Partnership/Trades Programs within SD#42

One spot left in SRT Carpentry

Two spots left in GSS Plumbing (Plumbing Started On Sept 29 (Monday)

One spot left in SRT Culinary

One spot left in Automotive


BCIT Broadcast is offering a 4 day introduction to broadcasting, allowing students to sample the different full-time programs we offer. The dates are Monday, October 6th and run through to Thursday, December 4th. Registration must be done through the school.


VFS (Vancouver Film School) Info Session: Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Vancouver campus. Please reseve a seat at: www.vfs.edu.

International Gairdner Symposium: Grade 10 to 12 students considering a career in health sciences are invited to attend the symposium for a behind scenes tour of world class CFRI research facilities, and the opportunity to meet two 2014 Gairdner award winners and other health sciences experts. The date is October 27th but you must register by October 13, 2014. If interested please register at www.cmmt.ubc.ca/sform/index.htm.


Maple Ridge Fire Department Youth Academy: Pick up an application in the Career Centre or from your Work Experience Teacher. The deadline has been extended. Pick up your package asap as you will need time to fulfill some of the requirements:

Open to students in Grade 11/12 (16 – 18 years old)

Genuine interest in fire fighting

Minimum C+ average

Good attendance record

Pysically/medically fit. Doctor’s note required.

Criminal Record Check


Volunteen Progam (Ridge Meadows Hospital): For students interested in going into the health sciences at post secondary. For details please see your Mrs. Lemieux or Mrs. Domitruk in the Career Centre.


Ghost Ridge 2014: Volunteers needed. Applications in the Career Centre or from your Work Experience teacher. Auditions for acting roles are October 4th at 3:00 p.m. on stage at the Albion Fairgrounds.


Ride Meadows Racers: Volunteers needed for practices and competitions for the local speed skater. If interested either see your work experience teacher or contact Mae Shupe at shorttrackshupe@gmail.com for more information.


NFTR: Looking for youth participation to work with horses. If interested please see your work experience teacher or contact Sharolyn Wandzura at manager@nftra.ca.



Work experience


The Vancouver Opera is looking for students in grades 11 and 12 to get a backstage view of what goes into an opera production. These students must have plans to attend a preforming or fine arts program in post secondary. For more infomation please go to: http://www.vancouveropera.ca/learn/for_teachers_and_students/work_experience





All students that would like to be a part of the Garibaldi Swim Team, please attend a meeting in Ms. Elphick’s room, 3006, TOMORROW (Friday) during lunch.


Girls Volleyball practice Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00.


Grade 8 & Jr Girls Volleyball practices will be on Monday & Thursday immediately after school. Game days will be Wednesday at various SD 42 high schools, beginning the week of October 6. Need more information? See Mr. Causon.


Any Boys interested in playing intramural soccer, please be in the gym Thursday at 2:50






Emily Carr’s National Portfolio Day is on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Horatio Alger Jim Pattison B.C. Scholarship Program: $5,000 scholarship with a deadline of October 25th. For more information please go to: www.hotratioalger.ca/en/scholarships


There are two UBC visits scheduled for our district open to all students.

MRSS:    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

THSS:    Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.


GSS:         Wednesday, October  15 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. **



Post-Secondary General Application Dates: (Always double check for your program specific course)

  University of Victoria               Opens: Now                            Closes: February 28

  University of B.C.                    Opens: Now                            Closes: January 31

To be considered for a major entrance scholarship application should be in by December 10, 2014


  University of the Fraser Valley Opens: October 1                    Closes: January 31

  Thompson Rivers University     Opens: October

Closes: Depends on Program

  University of Northern B.C.:     Opens: October 1

Closes: Depends on   Program

  Simon Fraser University:         Opens: October 1                    Closes: April 30

To be considered for a scholarship students need to apply by February 28


  Douglas College                     Opens: Mid October

Closes: Depends on program

  Kwantlen Polytechnic University  Opens: November 1                 Closes: March 31

  BCIT                                     Ongoing monthly

  Langara College                     Opens: October 1                    Closes: April 30

UFV and Kwantlen are application date sensitive so apply early!

All online admissions are accessed through www.applybc.ca


Quest for Excellence: Remax of Canada will reward 16 bursaries of $1,000 each. Deadline to apply is: March 9, 2014. Enter at www.remax.ca


The Loran Scholar: 30 scholarships worth $100,000, 40 worth $3,000 and 40 worth $2,000. Students need to demonstrate exemplary character, service and leadership and have minimum average of 85%. There are two categories, one for sponsored candidates and the direct pool candidates. Each school can only sponsor 3 students. Deadlines are for sponsored October 22nd and for direct pool October 29th. Apply online at loranscholar.ca.


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