Junior School Candlelight Assembly

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.

Three YHS Students Receive “Yes I Can” Awards from BC Council for Exceptional Children

YICWinnersxThis year, the accomplishments of  three YHS students were recognized by the  BC Council for Exceptional Children (BC CEC)“Yes I Can” awards were presented to Isabelle, Gr. 6, for Athletics; Anissa, Gr. 10, for Arts; and Katie, Gr. 12, for Academics.

The girls were honoured at a celebration luncheon on Saturday, May 28th attended by YHS Learning Services Coordinator, Junie Brayley, Learning Services Teachers Rosyln Viccars and Liz Winston, and Gr. 6 Teacher, Laura Christensen. York House alumna, Alannah Safnuk ’15, a previous recipient of a “Yes I Can” Award in Academics, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon.

The BC CEC celebrates the achievements of children and youth with exceptionalities through the BC CEC Yes I Can! Awards program.

Katie, Gr. 12
Isabelle, Gr. 6
Anissa, Gr. 10
Alannah Safnuk ’15 – Keynote Speaker