24789 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Canada, V4R 1X2

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

Twitter: @GaribaldiRebels


IB DP – Presentation

Select the link below to view the slides from the IB Diploma Programme information session: IB DP Presentation   ...

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Peter & The Starcatcher

The Garibaldi Interdisciplinary Arts Academy presents Peter and the Starcatcher (the prequel to Peter Pan) February 21-25, 2017 Garibaldi Theatre ...

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The Garibaldi GazetteANNOUNCEMENT – Middle Years Programme (MYP) – Sept. 2017ANNOUNCEMENT – Middle Years Programme (MYP) – Sept. 2017

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Thursday:         H – ADV – G – F – F – E

Friday:             Collaboration F-E-H-G


Monday:           B – ADV – A – D – D – C

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REMINDER TODAY IS PINK SHIRT DAY. Today is the annual celebration of PINK SHIRT DAY, which promotes kindness, respect and empathy to all.  Please remember to wear pink.

ANY STUDENT who may have witnessed an accident at Tim Horton’s on Friday morning, February 17, please see any of the secretaries in the office.

GSS REBELS! Are you an avid female soccer player? Maybe you’ve never played but have thought of trying it out? Either way, no experience required. The Girls Soccer season is starting in March and if you want to be a champion (or you are already a champion and want a challenge), then sign up NOW! Sign-up at the gym ASAP – numbers need to be confirmed very soon.

ALL STUDENTS interested in participating on the Track and Field team this year is asked to be at a meeting today at lunch time in the gym. Any questions, please see Ms. Gibbs or Mr. Causon.

FOR STUDENTS wishing to transfer to a different school in September, the office will begin accepting Transfer forms February 1. If you have any questions about the Transfer process please check the instruction sheet on the School District #42 website: http://cdn.www2.sd42.ca/assets/media/Secondary-Transfer-2017-18-Guidelines.pdf

ATTENTION GARIBALDI’S FISHING COMMUNITY, if you are interested in joining Garibaldi’s fly fishing club please see Mr. Gubert in room 2033 to sign up.


Wednesdays at 3:00pm in the dance studio room 2030.Free sessions thanks to PAC sponsorship.  See you there!


Model United Nations:   Weekly Meetings on Thursdays during lunch in room 2002 Leading – Conferencing – Making a difference.

THE GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE group will meet every Wednesday at lunch in Room 2008! Everyone welcome!

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 TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings.

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


THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS in Maple Ridge is looking for volunteers to join their local committee as Public Relations Coordinator. They are also looking for volunteers to help out with sports programs, including golf, soccer, swimming and track and field. No experience is required, just enthusiasm for helping empower people with intellectual disabilities through sport. For more information please contact: Jacqueline Hubick at 604 551-9475 or special02016@gmail.com

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR EVENT volunteers salvation army ridge meadows ministries The Coldest Night of the Year is a 2, 5 or 10 km walk around Maple Ridge, taking place on Saturday, February 25 at 5 p.m. The event raises money and awareness for people living outside in the coldest months of the year. This National event is happening in over 100 cities across Canada on the evening of the 25 but we need volunteers to help make it happen! Sign up by yourself, with a friend, or bring your kids or grandkids along with you!

Volunteer roles include: Route Marshalling (1pm – 6pm, or 3pm – 8pm), Registration Desk (2pm – 8pm), Welcome Team (3pm-6pm) and Food Team (3pm – 8pm).

Interested volunteers should contact Amelia Norrie at amelia.norrie@saridgemeadows.com, (604) 463-8296 x. 106, or sign up directly at https://canada.cnoy.org/volunteer

RIDGE MEADOWS CHALLENGER BASEBALL: An opportunity for children with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the thrill of playing baseball, being part of a team, developing physical and social skill plus all the benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. They are always looking for motivated, volunteer driven, youth leaders in the community to become Buddies once a week. If that fits your vision, please contact Heather VanOene at hvanoene@shaw.ca or call 604 512-9940. For more information please visit http://www.bcchallengerbaseball.com.

MARCH 1ST: Global Stewardship Program (Capilano University): Info Session: Calling all change makers. Capilano has already started accepting students for 2017-2018. Info session is March 1st at 7 p.m. For more information please visit: http://www.capilanou.ca/globalstewardship

March 2nd: Explore Capilano University Info Night: Wondering what’s next after high school? Learn about programs, how to apply and register, financial aid and chat with instructors. For more information and to register please visit: http://www.capilanou.ca/future/visit-cap/Explore-Capilano/

MARCH 3RD: MPPIA Career Expo for students interested in the film industry. The Expo presents a rare point of access to the people, organizations and companies that make the Motion Picture and Digital Media Industries tick. A refreshed take on the annual favourite, this forum provides students with the opportunity to connect with established professionals, leading companies and industry educators. Explore career pathways through People & Skills, Infrastructure, Visual Effects, Animation & Post Production – the many strengths that make British Columbia a world renowned, innovative, premier centre for screen production.

THE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM has Work Experience placements open over Spring Break. There are three different positions open. For details and the link to sign up please see Ms. Lemieux or Ms. Domitruk.

THE SKY’S NO LIMIT Girls Fly Too: This event is held in Abbotsford the weekend of March 11 and 12. This aerospace, engineering, aviation event is aimed at getting girls interested in these areas. It includes hands on displays, activities, and free flights for first time fliers (commercial airline flights don’t count).The best way to get a shot at advance registration is to like/follow them on Facebook: @SkysNoLimitGirlsFlyToo and Twitter: @GirlsFLy_Too. For more information please visit: https://www.girlsfly2.ca/events.html

MARCH 30TH: Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh. This is a three week exchange designed for Canadians to visit the United States. This is for students aged 15 to 18 and the deadline to apply is March 30th. The actual program starts on July 17th and they are looking for students who energetic and mature applicants who are ready to advance their skills to be effective leaders in their schools communities. Program themes include: civic education, community service, youth leadership and social issues. For more information please visit: http://web.plattsburgh.edu/offices/academic/cesca/youthleadership.php

The Ridge Meadows Minor Baseball Association is looking for volunteers to help out at a number of tournaments and special events throughout the season. The first event is our opening day on April 1st. We need at least 2 people for all day or minimum 2 hour shifts from 10-3 or 9-4 in each of the following: welcome table, freecycle area, popcorn machine, roving photographers, mascot and handlers. For more information and to volunteer contact Melissa – events@rmmba.ca or Lynda – tournaments@rmmba.ca

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY 2017 Volunteers needed: The event day is Saturday, April 22nd at Memorial Peace Park. If you have questions please contact Ola Zwierzchowska at earthday.volunteers@gmail.com. More details in the Career Centre.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the Ridge Meadows Home Show: The dates are from May 5th – 7th. The departments looking for volunteers are Staging, Hosting, Parking, Marketing, Family Fest, Kitchen, and Student Coordinators. If you are interested please sign up at: http://fs10.formsite.com/ridgemeadowshomeshowcom/form034117947.

UBC SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: Information Sessions: February 24 and May 8 and 19. For more information please visit: sauderundergraduateoffice.eventbrite.com

SOLDIER FOR A DAY: The program is designed to be a fun way for participants to gain valuable experience while learning more about the role of the Army Reserve here in Canada and around the world. This event is on April 1st and the deadline date to apply is: March 25th. More details in the Career Centre.

WOULD YOU LIKE to gain hands-on experience in your subject area? The range of volunteer and work opportunities are vast and changes every week. (sports, math, media, child care, event planning, science, environmental issues and much more!) Feel free to have a look, your encouraged to apply at https://gsscareercentre.wordpress.com/  For more information, please see Ms. Lemieux or Ms. Domitruk

Putting on the Glitz is a community program providing grad attire for those that cannot provide for themselves. They are in need of volunteers to help set up for the evening of March 1, 2017 at Maple Ridge Secondary.  Some helpers would be needed the day before, the day of and the day after. For more information or to sign up please contact Yvonne Murray at 604 466-8409 ext. 57413 or email at yvonne_murray@sd42.ca

MARCH 2ND: Voices of Hope Social Justice Symposium at Corpus Christi College. Voices of Hope Social Justice Symposium is an annual event hosted by students of Corpus Christi College for students in grades 11 and 12, or enrolled in college and university programs, who are interested in social justice topics and leadership. To register please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/voices-of-hope-2017-duties-of-care-tickets-28796817055

UNBC (University of Northern B.C.): Student for a Day is a day to spend at the campus, sit in classes, receive a personal tour, visit residence, chat with a recruitment officer, and enjoy a lunch free. Some travel costs will be reimbursed up to $500 for students in B.C. For more information please visit: unbc4u.unbc.ca/studentforday

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 needed at the Thank A Thon which acknowledges donors. If interested please call Amanda Merler at 604 639-8920 or email at volunteer@covenanthousebc.org.



Lunch time intramurals:

Mondays – Ball Hockey

Wednesdays – Soccer/Basketball

Fridays – Basketball

Afterschool Weight training drop-in schedule:

Monday: 2: 50 – 4:00

Tuesday: 2: 50 – 3:30

Wednesday: 2: 50 – 4:00

Thursday: 2:50 – 4:00

Friday: Closed 


UBC’s Application: Although UBC’s application deadline has passed, some programs are still accepting applications. Remaining program applications may close at any time without notice, so apply soon.

UBC Self-Reporting: The self-reporting period will be open from March 3 to March 20. Students will receive an email from UBC outlining what information they will need to self-report.

  • Students in a linear curriculum will have until April 14 to report their grades, if they receive a later term 2 report card.

Offers of admission are rolling, so we encourage your students to self-report their grades as soon as they are available. IB Diploma students are not required to self-report. IB coordinators will submit anticipated grades directly to UBC.

UBC will be hosting a Facebook live session to answer any questions about self-reporting on Tuesday, March 7, 4:15 – 5:00 pm (PST). Our Admissions Blog also covers details about self-reporting.

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



Quote of the day:

“An army marches on its stomach” – Napoléon Bonaparte 1769-1821-


Cinnamon Buns

Soups: $1.75

Butternut Squash Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

Main Course: $5.00

Sweet and Sour Pork with stir fried vegetables

Short Order: $2.50

Chicken or Vegetarian Samosa with Mango Chutney

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.comF

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