24789 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Canada, V4R 1X2

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Congrats to our GSS Swim Team

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Basketball Players Wanted!

GSS BASKETBALL PLAYERS - Grade 8 Boys and Girls Basketball sign up: Wednesday October 29 in the Gym during Advisory. ...

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The Garibaldi GazetteMcGill University Information Session – Nov. 20thMcGill University Information Session – Nov. 20th


TODAY:   F – ADV – E – H – G


         THIS WEEK:                     

Friday:           F – ADV – E – H – G


         NEXT WEEK:       

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:           A – ADV – B – C – D





The music department’s Purdy’s Christmas Chocolate fundraiser is underway! Most items are even gift-wrapped to save you time. Here’s a link to the catalogue. http://www.purdys.com/images/Fundraising/Purdys_FUND_Christmas2014_LR.pdf. You can place your order through a band or choir student, or just fill out the form and drop it off at the office for Ms. Bell. Orders are due by Nov. 21st with expected delivery to you by Dec. 1st.

Prizes to be won for individuals along with earning money for your school! Chatterhigh, along with Douglas College, is a competition that is underway. Daily quizzes to learn more about post-secondary schools, programs and career choices. Some of the prizes that can be won are Nexus 7, ITunes Gift Card, one night stay at a hotel, hoodies etc. To sign up please visit http://chatterhigh.com/. Let’s not let the other schools beat out GSS. If you need any help please see Mrs. Domitruk or email at Shannon_ Domitruk@sd42.ca.

Career Info Night:  Hosted by Maple Ridge Secondary for grades 10, 11 and 12 and their parents in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows district. This is an opportunity to listen and interact with a wide variety of people active in their professions and trades.The date is Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pre-register online at www.mapleridgesecondary.ca and click on Career Information Night.

This is the final week for former grade 9 students of Ms. Elphick to retrieve their original short stories written last year. Please come to room 3006 to retrieve them.

International Students can sign-up for the Nov 15 Giants game either on Nov 4 after school, or at lunch on Nov. 5.

PHOTO RETAKES have been rescheduled for Wed Nov 12.

grad bake sale Friday (31st  Halloween). Bring your money to buy some yummy treats. Help support Grad 2015!

Garibaldi  families can now purchase Save-on Foods Gift Cards! Purchase cards at face value for $10, $25, $50 or $100, which can be used at Cooper’s, Save-On, Overwaitea and Price Smart Foods. You’re spending the same as at the store and supporting Dry Grad at the same time! Great for Christmas gifts. Orders must be in by Nov 28.

Poinsettia Orders now being taken! Please pick up your order form in the counselling office. All orders with payment are due by Nov. 28th. Pick-up will be in the café on Friday Dec. 12th between 2:30-3:30. All proceeds go to 2015 Dry Grad.


Language Challenge Exam – Any students wishing to write the Language Challenge Exam for French 11/12; German 11/12; Japanese 11/12; Korean 11/12; Mandarin 11/12 (simplified & traditional characters); Punjabi 11/12; or Spanish 11/12, please see Mr. Cowie in Room 3010 ASAP.  The exams are in January, but the application deadline is November 07th, 2014


Attention all SKIERS & SNOWBOARDERS: We will be heading to Whistler Blackcomb on Thursday December 18th. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome.  Please register online via the SD42 Parent Portal. See Mrs. Harmon in room 2011 if you have any questions.


HALLOWEEN DANCE TONIGHT from 7:00 – 10:00. Tickets available at lunch and after school, only $10 and includes catered snacks, punch and prizes for costumes!

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.





Leaders in Training Program 2014-15 – GROUSE MOUNTAIN. Program runs December 2014 to April 2015 weekends and holidays. Applicants must be between 15 and 18 years old, a good skier or snowboarder and be able to commit to 80 hours. Benefits include free skiing and snowboarding for the season. Deadline to apply is November 1st. Applications on the Career Centre website or in the Career Centre.

The RCMP Academy applications are now in. Youth Academy places students in a police training simulation for 9 days. Applicants must complete an application, a physical fitness test and undergo a interview. A criminal history consent form and medical information questionnaire is required as part of the application. Deadline date to hand in your application is November 14, 2014. To pick up an application or find out more information, please see Ms. Lemieux or Mrs. Domitruk in the Career Center.

Interested students in grades 10 – 12 have the opportunity to apply to attend the Ridge Meadows Impact Summit from Nov 28 – 30 at Zajac Ranch. This free event is sponsored in part by the Rotary Club of Haney. For more information and to apply online, please go to www.RMYOUTH.com .




Hey Guys & Girls: Would you like Abs of steal? Would you like to get 10 on a beep test and get your picture on Mr. Murphy’s GSS Beep Test Hall of Fame? Are you feeling sluggish and need to clear your head before you head home to do your homework? Then come and join Mr. Murphy and his crew to get fit and feel great. All students of GSS are cordially invited to drop in with a friend and work out on a spin bike, treadmill or pump some iron.

The weight room is open for drop in work outs the following days:

Mon – 2:45 – 4:00         Tues – 2:45 – 3:45

Wed – 2:45 – 4:00         Thur – 2:45 – 4:00

(Please come with appropriate gym strip)


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


BASKETBALL SIGN-UP! in the gym during Advisory

Grade 8 Boys & Girls – Wed Oct 29

Grade 9 & 10 (Juniors) Boys & Girls – Thur Oct 30




National Book Award and Scholarship Program 2015 – 10 awards of $45,000 to $60,000. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. Each secondary school can nominate one student. For more information please visit visit www.adm.utoronto.ca/ns.  Deadline to apply: November 7, 2014.

The Canadian Schulich Leader Scholarships are undergraduate scholarships for students intending to enroll in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas of study. Each Secondary school may submit one Schulich Leader Nominee. A candidate must possess two out of the three: Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership, academic excellence and financial need. Two scholarships, one worth $60,000 and one for $80,000. If interested in being sponsored or if you have any questions, please see Mrs. Domitruk in the Career Centre.


Page Program: Become a page at the House of Commons. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the Canadian parliamentary system. Each year, 40 exceptional students from across Canada are selected to take part in this program. This is for graduating grade 12 students with an academic average of 80% and can speak both official languages. Apply online at parl.gc.ca/hocpage by December 8, 2014.


TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR adults only – DRY GRAD FUNDRAISER to be held at Haney Public House on Nov 22. Cost for your meal and a beverage is $20. If you are able to donate something towards the draws or silent auction, please contact Kathy at 604 644 8967.

For more scholarship information please visit the GSS Career Centre website and go to Scholarships.


Grad Transitions class for blocks E – H will be TODAY!  Remember, you have assignments due next week.

UBC Pharmacy program is offering an information session, specifically for high school students, to discuss the new program (Entry to Practice Doctor of Pharmacy) and admission requirements/process. This program allows students with two-years of post-secondary experience to enter an engaging, application-based Pharmacy program at UBC. Will also have current Pharmacy students present to answer questions about what it is like to be in the Pharmacy program. The date is Thursday, November 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. Students may RSVP by responding to undergrad.pharm@ubc.ca by November 5


Canadian Tourism College Open House: November 20th from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. Open to Grade 11 & 12 students. Limited seating so reserve now at receptionary@tourismcollege.com.

BCIT’s Big Info Session: Wednesday, November 19th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Located at their Burnaby Campus. To register, please visit bcit.ca/biginfo

TD Scholarships for Community Living – 20 students will receive a full TD Scholarship worth up to $70,000. They are looking for someone that is making a difference in their community whether it’s big or small. Apply by November 28th at td.com/scholarship.


PSI Day: Colleges and Universities throughout BC are coming to Garibaldi Secondary on Wed, November 26th.

The Art Institute is having an open house starting at 9:30 am on November 8. For more information, please go to: http://alpen.com/vancouver


Explore Capilano Info Night is on Monday, November 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Birch Building, Main Atrium. Register at explorecapilano.ca

GRAD PORTRAITS – you are now able to schedule your personal sitting. These are your formal cap and gown photos, as well as the opportunity for some casual photos. You are welcome to take a prop that reflects your high school life, such as a basketball or musical instrument. Girls are recommended to have a bare neckline and boys should be wearing a plain shirt and tie. Room where photographers will be will be confirmed prior to the November 3 start date. There is a $20.00 sitting fee, which must be given to the photographer at the time of your appointment. A grad photo is required for the Year Book. If you don’t want to receive any proofs and only want a photo in the year book, the sitting fee is waived. A year book photo will consist of two shots only. There will not be a retake day for the year book photo. The year book has important dates that have to be met so please make the most of your grad sitting. Please book your personal appointment online at www.mountainwest.ca. Just click on the “book a grad session” button and follow the prompts.


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


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%. Deadline for direct pool is October 29th. Apply online at loranscholar.ca.


Notre Bistro Menu

Featuring BC Products


Breakfast                   Muffins


Soups: $1.50             Bean and Bacon Soup

Main Course: $4.75 Roast Beef with Baked Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables

Fast Food: $2.50      Stuffed Potato Skin


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.



SPRING BREAK 2016. Spend 2016 Spring Break in France. A 14 day trip exploring the French Riviera, Camargue, Paris, Loire Valley, and more. See Chef for more information.



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