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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SBBA consists of 4 classes during 2nd semester: Ski/Snowboard & Mt. Bike, Active Living, Outdoor Education, Film & Photo Media, and BC First Peoples 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:
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 email@example.com
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.
“B squared” is PSS s newest club!
Our club will meet every Friday at lunch in Room 211 and is sponsored by Ms Davies, Math 8-12 teacher at PSS.
All students are welcome! regardless of their experience with Math. It is designed to take Math outside of the classroom and explore what Math is good for, and how it can be enjoyable. Students will enjoy Math games, guided practice, (individual or small group), to prepare for fun/competitive Math contests: all grade level contests that are run through the University of Waterloo. http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests
Our club hopes to enter contestants and teams to compete in these super fun contests when students are ready.
The goal of ‘Math Club” is to help students see the more exciting and useful side of Math: to help build confidence and skills with problem solving, a fundamental skill in todays’ rapidly changing and diverse world.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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When? Mondays at lunch in the library
Who? Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.
For more information, contact Heather Quamme at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
When? Happens all year long on Tuesdays during Silent Reading.
Who? Open to any students.
For more information, contact Karen Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!