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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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HAMPER. It’s that time of year again – our annual Christmas food hamper drive has begun! Throughout December our school is collecting non-perishable food items as well as money to be donated to the Friends In Need Food Bank, here in Maple Ridge. Students can bring their donations to their Advisory classes, or they can be left in the Christmas box outside of the office. After collecting 3,380 non-perishable food items and 960 dollars last year, we are challenging Garibaldi to meet if not surpass these totals. Let’s prove our generosity this Christmas! And show our Garibaldi SPIRIT!!

HEY REBELS! Come and buy some candy grams in the glass hallway from the 5th to 13th. For sale at lunch for only $1.00! Surprise your schoolmates, friends or teachers with a special holiday bundle of candies.

WINTER PALOOZA will be held on Friday, December 16, wear your ugly Christmas sweater and enter the ugly sweater contest.  Bring your Christmas spirit!

WINTER FORMAL!! This event is open to senior (gr 11 & 12) students only and is scheduled for January 26. Consent and payment can now be made on the Portal. Each participating student may apply to bring one paying guest. If a minimum of 100 students don’t have their consents and payment in by January 6, Winter Formal for this year will have to be cancelled.

WOULD THE FOLLOWING students please see Mrs. Chessa in the office today:  Greg Adams, Audrey Churko, Hannah Czech, Jayden Hepperle, Jenna Hepperle, Mackenzie Lenz, Grace Loman, Ben MacKinnon, Max MacKinnon, Bailey Penno, Aidan Thompson, Megan Turner, Ari Wolf-Hartnett, and Bethany Fruendt

OUR THEATRE department is looking for someone that can loan us a single size hammock. If you are able to help, please contact Mrs. Hyslop at whyslop@sd42.ca or Mrs. Lacroix at clacroix@sd42.ca Thank you!

The “BON VIVANT GASTRONOME” club for all foodies is having a meeting after school on Thursday, December 8 in the cafeteria. It is open to anyone interested in good food and good living. Activities include field trips – local farming, restaurants -, workshop, food sampling, discussions around food, indigenous food culture.

DO YOU have someone on your Christmas list who is difficult to buy for? Why not food? Cookie, Cake and Soup mixes available from Mrs. Knox in the Foods room. $5 to $8 with proceeds going to the Food Bank.

LUNCH TIME INTRAMURALS are on. The schedule of intramurals includes:

Monday-ball hockey



REMINDER please return all updated Student Verification forms to the office.

THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT is looking for a second pianist and a percussionist for our show.  This is worth 12 credits, please see Mrs. Lacroix for more details.


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.

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.


HANEY NEPTUNES WATER POLO is looking for volunteers for their upcoming swim meet on December 10th & 11th. Duties: Prepping food and serving. More details in the Career Centre.

BCIT RADIO BROADCASTING Career Program Opportunity: This is a 3 day introduction to broadcasting allowing students to sample the different full-time programs BCIT offers. The dates run from January 9th to March 8th. Only two placement from each school. This opportunity is in high demand and is first come first serve. More details in the Career Centre.

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION IN MAPLE RIDGE & PITT MEADOWS New semester will start January 30th.  Registration by appointment starts December 5th For more information please drop by the Counselling/Career Centre

UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEYS Graphic & Digital Portfolio Info Session. The date is Tuesday, February 7th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at their Mission campus. Meet graphic designer students, faculty and advisors, see innovative student designs, take a tour and be eligible to win prizes. For more information please visit: http://events.ufv.ca/events/graphic-digital-design-portfolio-info-session-2/

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

Vancouver International Children’s Festival: Key volunteers needed on Granville Island May 29th to June4th. This is a great opportunity for anyone considering a career in Event Planning & Management. Key Volunteer meetings begin December 10th. Contact the Career Centre for more details.

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.

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.


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


GRAD’S – A copy of your Group Photo is posted on the office window. If you wish to order a copy of this print, please get an order envelope from the office. All orders and payment must be back in the office by next Friday, December 16.

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

Short Order:

$2.00 cash, $1.75 with Café Card

Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Meat Lover and Cheese Pizza


Tuesday December 13th

Christmas Turkey Dinner $6.25


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