It’s Full STEAM Ahead

We are just days away from breaking ground close to the front of the Senior School entrance and building a brand new 1300 square foot STEAM Lab for our Yorkies. 

This unique and stunning learning space will allow students to be curious and innovative, empowering them to develop and use design-thinking skills and entrepreneurial mindsets to understand and act on issues that matter to them and a global community. STEAM provides the opportunity for critical cross-subject learning, which prepares girls for today’s interdisciplinary world beyond the school gates in post-secondary education and future employers.

Thanks to the early support from more than 40 current families and friends of YHS, almost two-thirds of the funds have been raised towards the $1.5M goal. 

To find out how you can jump on-board the STEAM train at YHS and become a partner in this exciting journey, please contact Nik Williams-Walshe, Director of Advancement at or call 604.730.2411. 

Yorkies “Walk in Her Shoes” for International Women’s Day

On Tuesday, March 10, YHS staff and students joined the “Walk in Her Shoes” challenge in support of Care Canada, for International Women’s Day. CARE Canada calls on people “to walk in her shoes” in solidarity with women and families struggling to meet their daily needs.

The walk began with a whole-school assembly in the gym that included speeches from our Senior School Community Service Captains, Dana and Chloe, and the Junior School Head and Vice-Head, Kate and Hannah. There was a special performance by the Senior Choir of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”, featuring Grade 11 students Skye and Kiara.

It was wonderful to come together for this school-wide community event in support of women and girls around the world. With this walk, we supported Care Canada’s work to promote these areas: 

  • an equal world is an enabled world;
  • individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day;
  • we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations, and celebrate women’s achievements;
  • collectively, each one of us can help create a gender-equal world.