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!
We have had a full second term at YHS and our students have really been embodying our motto, ”Not for Ourselves Alone.”
In response to high levels of student interest to volunteer in our YHS community and beyond, we hosted a student-run volunteer fest on January 30 in the Senior School. The Volunteer Fest took place over the lunch hour in the front foyer with student-facilitated tables and posters raising awareness about issues, organizations, and volunteer opportunities for students.
We have so many requests for books, shoe, jean, sock, drives, and other wonderful fundraising initiatives. We simply cannot accommodate all of the requests that we receive. In the spirit of ‘yes’ and supporting students’ initiatives, we coordinated a one-day blitz called Fundraising Fest on February 26. Students were invited to submit a proposal to the Community Service Team that outlined the social initiative or organization for which they wish to raise awareness and support with funds or alternatives. During Fundraising Fest students spoke passionately about organizations they are involved in; raised awareness of these organizations, and promoted how to contribute to these fabulous causes.
Thank you to Anika and Lucy, our Community Service Captains for facilitating these events!