On the morning of Friday, June 14 we held our Volunteer Recognition Reception. Each year we invite our parent volunteers together to celebrate and honour all that they do for the school throughout the year. The generosity of our parent community results in hundreds of hours of support for fundraising events like Bid Night and the Tiger Party to providing support for their daughters in the classroom and on the field.
For this year’s reception, Music Teacher Benila Ninan once again arranged a special performance to thank our volunteers. You may remember last year’s “York House Girl” set to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl”. This year Benila had the girls perform “York House Girl” to the tune of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”. Watch it here.
Without our parent volunteers, we simply would not be able to do all that we do. Your spirit and enthusiasm are unparalleled and deeply appreciated. It’s what makes our school such a great place to be!
On February 4, 2019, York House School held its second Parent Speaker Series panel, developed around the theme of ‘Innovative Careers and Career Pathways’. This initiative was developed as part of our new Career & Life Connections program (CLC) at the Senior School.
One of the goals of this year’s Career & Life Connections Parent Speaker Series is to connect our girls even more with the broad range of wonderful mentors we have within our community. Education and the world of work is changing, in part due to the rapid advancement of technology and its impact. As such, this year’s series invites students to learn about careers and career pathways they might not usually consider or even know about, under the theme of innovation.
Thank you to the following YHS parents for speaking to senior students about your innovative careers and career pathways:
- Emily Ohler, BC Human Rights Tribunal
- Robin Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, Payfirma
- Danielle Wilmore, Owner/Designer, Pyrrha Jewelry
- Rian Gauvreau, COO & Founder, Clio
Emily Ohler, BC Human Rights Tribunal
Robin Jones, Payfirma
Rian Gauvreau, Clio
Danielle Wilmore, Pyrrha Jewelry