On Friday, February 23 we held our second “YHS Talks”. The students listed below spoke on topics that are important to them. Each student spoke eloquently about her own experience or journey and the entire student body sat riveted by the sincerity and thoughtfulness of each individual’s story. Many of us laughed, cried, and then celebrated the incredible courage these young women showed to get on stage and share so much about themselves. Thank you to all of you; you are incredible role models in our community. We look forward to more YHS Talks in the future. There is a great deal to learn from each and every one of you!
The Junior School held their traditional Candlelight Assembly on Thursday, December 7. This annual celebration of songs and readings is led by our Grade 7 students and includes the lighting of candles for joy, faith, hope, love, and peace. The assembly reminds us what this time of year is really all about.
York House supports the Family Services of Greater Vancouver, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families and children in need, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Students in Grades 1-3 brought a toy or gift for a child or teenager which is placed under the tree at the beginning of the service. These gifts are used year-round for children who are in their Emergency Foster Care Program. Students in Grades 4 to 7 (and staff) contributed to the Holiday Hamper Project where each class was assigned a family in need.
The donations were delivered by our Grade 7 House Leaders earlier this week. Together the Junior School filled hampers up for nine families with much-needed items and gift cards, and filled 12 large garbage bags full of toys for kids in need to make some families’ holiday season much brighter. Your contributions will make a difference and bring a little joy to those who are less fortunate in the true spirit of our motto, “Not For Ourselves Alone.”
We appreciate your support for these two worthy causes. Thank you for your generosity.