York House welcomed 400 grandparents and grandpals to the school on April 21st for Grandparents Day, a favourite York House tradition.
Grandparents and grandpals toured the school, visited classrooms, and best of all, saw their grandchildren in action.
They came from as far away as: Australia, East Africa, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mainland China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States! Grandparents who were unable to attend wrote letters that were read aloud in class.
Click on the image above for a slideshow of photos from the special day.
Little School Grandparents Day
Shuttle buses took grandparents to the Little School, where they were treated to a performance. They were first welcomed with a special song:
On Monday, April 18th, York House School hosted this years Independent School Association Public Speaking Competition.
Independent schools from Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island brought over 200 students, student judges and teachers. Yorkies were writing, preparing and practicing speeches for months before the competition. Students competed for first, second or third place in their grades and a very high quality of speeches could be heard from every competition room in the school.
Congratulations to our York House medal winners:
Grade 4 2nd place winner: Kate N.
Grade 5 1st place winner: Kristen M.
Grade 6 2nd place winner: Jan L.
Additionally, the speeches from Yorkie’s garnered enough points to position York House School as the overall winner of the competition! Congratulations Yorkies!
The competition was a great success and could not have been put on without the amazing support of our teaching staff, our Grade 6 and 7 timer volunteers and the Senior School Ambassadors and volunteer judges. Thank you to everyone involved!
Click on the image above for the full slideshow of photos from the competition.