Point Grey's Earth Week Awareness Event

Join us on April 15,16 and 17 2014

Come to the 1st floor during lunch time for some delicious chili, hearty lentil soup, noodle salad, and more for only $3 dollars! ALERT AHEAD……….if you bring your own eating container and utensil AND come to school by a method of sustainable transportation (bike, bus or walk), the lunch will cost ONLY $1. What a super deal!

Also, complete the passport to sustainability questionnaire (pick one up in the main office on the front counter) and submit it to enter a draw for some earth friendly prizes.

Gran Forza Track & Field Meet

On March 29 at the Gran Forza Track & Field Meet at the Richmond Olympic Oval, 5 grade nine members of Point Grey’s Track & Field team registered some remarkable performances. In fact, their performances were so impressive that they wound up co-winners of a bursary scholarship for being the top performing team in the juvenile division. Here are the results:
In the 800 metre race, Thomas Nobbs placed 2nd overall with an incredible time of 2:11.57. In the standing long jump, Jaden Konishi placed 3rd with a leap of 2.59m. In the 50 metre sprint, Ben Wang finished 3rd in a phenomenal 6.58 seconds. In the shot put, Jacob Knight launched the shot an impressive 9.09m for 6th place in the event. Finally, an electrifying 4x200 metre relay team comprised of Rafid Haq, Thomas Nobbs, Jaden Konishi, and Ben Wang placed 3rd overall in a lightning fast 1:49.08, finishing 5 spots ahead of their arch rivals from Lord Byng. We are incredibly proud of these 5 boys who are members of a team that won the team aggregate trophy as bantams last year. LADIES & GENTLEMEN…for crying out loud…RELEASE THE HOUNDS

Canadian Computing Competition

In late February, 14 brave Hounds participated in the 2014 Canadian Computing Competition organized by The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing at the University of Waterloo. For most it was their first experience attempting such a challenge so all participants who gave it their best should be proud of their efforts.
 
The results are in and a few of our top performers deserve special recognition. Grade 11s John Fraser and Laura Sayson scored strongly just behind the top performers while Grade 12 Eric Chen dazzled with only a single small error in his skillfully crafted programming solutions. The distinction of the top performance from Point Grey this year goes to Grade 12 Vincent Chen who triumphantly completed the competition with a perfect score, for which he will be rewarded with a monetary prize and a commemorative plaque.
 
Congratulations Hounds and thank you for your interest in computer science!

PW Jr Ultimate Tournament

Prince of Wales Secondary School hosted a charity ultimate tournament on Saturday, April 5th.  Though the weather that day was terrible, it did not stop ultimate teams from Gladstone, Churchill, Prince of Wales and Point Grey from playing heated games of ultimate.  Point Grey did an excellent job at this tournament; winning all four of their games, and thus placing first. 

One big highlight of the tournament was during Point Grey's game against Gladstone.  Point Grey had thrown the disc out, and right when it looked like it was going to be a turnover, Grayson Taylor caught the disc and threw it back into play while midair.  His throw was caught in the end zone, and gave Point Grey the point.

Keep up the great work Hounds!

UBC Physics Olympics

On Saturday, March 8th Point Grey physics students took second place in the annual UBC Physics Olympics. Though the competition was tough, the Point Grey Team performed well in each of the six events that comprise the Physics Olympics Event. Congratulations to the Point Grey physics olympians!

Final Days of Lacrosse Season

The lacrosse team played remarkably in one of their last games of the season on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014, at the Delta Tournament. Again, the Hounds faced the fighting irish of Vancouver College and managed to come out on top with a 5-1 final score. The tournament featured numerous prizes including giveaways, trophies, and the Most Sportsmanshiplike Player award presented to Nabeel Sohail, the goalie of the team. It was a progressive season for the boys including the rookies. Specials thanks go out to Coach Carmichael for being the first devoted coach to initiate the first public high school lacrosse team in Vancouver. Another success story! Go Hounds!