Activities/Clubs

** Due to Covid Restrictions, many clubs & sports may not be operating as per usual. Athletics will be operating as "Skills & Drills Practice". There will be no regular games.

Interact is a club for students who want to give back and make their local and global communities “a better place”. Last year alone the group was able to adopt a village from SOS Villages and raise hundreds of dollars for We Charities. Our meetings take place every Tuesday at lunch time in Room 209, and we have started working towards planning the first big event of the year, We Scare Hunger!

Link is a group of senior students who dedicate their time to working with our middle school students (grades 8 and 9) in order to ease their transition into the secondary school, to promote connection, and to facilitate engaging learning opportunities and activities. The Link leaders connect with their groups in many different ways, but the main way is through planning for and executing a monthly meeting with their groups where they work on community building, goal setting, etc., and where they get to just have some fun. We have heard from both the participants and the Link leaders about the important impact that this group has, and the skills the leaders gain definitely help them be successful in all aspects of life.

 

Diversity Group

The Diversity Group is a drop in group that meets every Friday at lunch in the Drama Room.  We are a social justice group with the goal of creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone at PSS.  We organize events and awareness campaigns in order to educate our school on gender identity, sexual orientation, gender equality and the Queer and Trans community.

For more information, contact Jodie Petruzellis at jpetruzellis@sd48.bc.ca

 

Aboriginal Leadership

When? Wednesdays from 2:45 – 5:00pm

Where? Istken Room at PSS

What is it? The PSS Aboriginal Leadership Program is open to all students from grades 8-12. For grade 8 and 9 students it is an extra-curricular club. For students in grades 10-12 it is an accredited course (SD 48 Board Authorized). This program provides experiential, inclusive and community oriented learning opportunities for students to learn more about indigenous culture, language, local and national issues. The youth that participate in this program are part of a powerful movement to engage in positive change. This involves a variety of learning opportunities throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor and beyond. The class runs all year and involves weekly meetings, as well as experiences that take place both during and outside of the time table. Every year the program culminates in the 24 Hour Drum Celebration that is open to all members of the public.

For more information, contact Steve Evans at sevans@sd48.bc.ca

Sex + Drugs = Pizza

S+D=P is a drop in lunch time program which runs from Oct-June.  This program is facilitated by Jodie Petruzzellis, school counsellor and certified sexual health educator, as well as Allan Ray, Drug and alcohol clinician from Vancouver Coastal Health.  This program alternates between education session on drug and alcohol prevention as well as sexual health, healthy relationships, gender identity, and consent.  At times we will have guest speakers from outsides agencies to assist with the delivery of the information.  These guests may include the Pemberton Public Health Nurse, Out In Schools presenters or the Howe Sound Women’s Centre.

For more information, contact Jodie Petruzellis at jpetruzellis@sd48.bc.ca

Book Club  

When? Happens all year long on Tuesdays during Silent Reading.

Where? Library

Who? Open to any students.

For more information, contact Karen Tomlinson at ktomlinson@sd48.bc.ca

 

PSS Athletics

PSS offers Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball and Mountain Biking through BC School Sports. The teams and season schedules are as follows:

Fall (September – Mid November)

  • Sr Girls Volleyball (gr 11 & 12)
  • 10 Girls Volleyball
  • 9 Girls Volleyball
  • 8 Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Soccer (gr 8 – 12)

 

Winter (Mid November – March)

  • 8 Boys Basketball
  • Jr Boys Basketball (gr 9 & 10)
  • Sr Boys Basketball (gr 11 & 12)
  • 8 Girls Basketball
  • Jr Girls Basketball (gr 9 & 10)
  • Sr Girls Basketball (gr 11 & 12)

 

Spring (April – June)

  • Mt. Biking – Co-ed all ages
  • Girls Soccer (8 – 12)

 

For more information, contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca

Other Clubs happening at PSS this year:

 

Homework Club – Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 – 5:00pm in the Library

 

Drama Club – Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 – 5:00pm in Drama Room

 

Art Club – Stay tuned for more info

 

Model UN – Stay tuned for more info

 

More Clubs may be added throughout the year. Please let us know if there is a club you would like to see happen at PSS!