Clubs

PSS offers many Clubs & Teams throughout the year. We have highlighted many of them below…

 

Our Ski Board & Bike Academy is set to go second semester for grade 11 & 12 students. Please contact the office for more info or email dtreadway@sd48.bc.ca.

The SBBA consists of 4 classes during 2nd semester: Ski/Snowboard & Mt. Bike, Physical Education, Film & Photo Media, and BC First Nations 12 (which is a social studies course).

The Ski/Board aspect involves 18 full days on Whistler with ski & snowboard instructors teaching students basic techniques, race techniques, jumps & rails, all mountain freeride, back country safety, and instructional techniques.

At the end of the winter component, students will be able to receive their level 1 ski or snowboard instructors certification, and their Avalanche Safety Training Level 1.

The Mt. Biking component will be of a similar format, focusing on the ‘enduro’ style trails around Pemberton with Whistler instructors.

 

The Outdoor Program

A Program for Grade 10 Students

This program is offered in the second semester of each school year.  Students taking this program will receive credit for four courses towards their graduation requirements.

The main purpose of this course and the philosophy behind it is to provide students with unique outdoor recreation experiences, promote healthy lifestyles, provide students the opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills and learn the importance of responsibility and accountability.  Outdoor skills will be acquired through the outdoor activities that students will participate in and the related classroom activities.

Here are some of the activities and areas that will be covered:

  • Avalanche Safety and Awareness (Certification Course)
  • Nordic (Cross Country) Skiing
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Orienteering (use of maps, compass and GPS)
  • Rock Climbing
  • River kayaking
  • Ocean Kayaking

 

  • Marine Charts and Navigation
  • Trip Planning
  • First Aid (Certification Course)
  • Wilderness Camping Skills
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Nutrition and Diet
  • Environmental Assessment and Land Use Issues
  • Wildlife Studies and Surveys

Certification Courses:

Students will have an opportunity to be certified in the following courses through taking the Outdoor Program:

  • Emergency First Aid (St. John Ambulance)
  • Companion Rescue Skills (Avalanche Canada)

For students to participate in this course they must have a willingness to work effectively with others and be able to follow directions and instructions.  Students should also enjoy outdoor activities, be willing to try new activities and be adaptable to challenging situations.  Students do not need to have had outdoor experience; getting outdoor experience is largely what the course is all about.

For more information, contact Boyd Hargitt at bhargitt@sd48.bc.ca

Diversity Group

The Diversity Group is a drop in group that meets every Friday at lunch in the counseling 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

Chess Club

Purpose? To place opponent in checkmate

When? Mondays at lunch in the library

Who? Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.

For more information, contact Heather Quamme at hquamme@sd48.bc.ca

 

Aboriginal Leadership

When? Mondays from 3:15 – 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 Wednesdays during Silent Reading.

Who? Open to any students.

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

Golf Club

You can find information about the PSS Golf Club at https://create.piktochart.com/output/32907256-pss-golf-club-big-sky

For more information, contact Miriam Bride at mbride@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 and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00pm in the Library

Drama Club – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00pm in Drama Room

Art Club – Stay tuned for more info

Model UN – Stay tuned for more info

Interact – Stay tuned for more info

Link – 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!