Mini Applicants: Interviews

Mini School applicants will be interviewed on Tuesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 8th. Applicants will be receiving further instructions on the process. Mini School staff members and McNair administrators look forward to meeting and speaking with interested applicants.

Due to staff shortage, the Team Building event, originally scheduled for Thursday, February 9th, has been cancelled. The Mini School team will rely on the reports, references, and interview to make a final determination.

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Grade 7 Applications: Live!

The application form for 2023-24 is live! Current grade 7s may apply to McNair Mini School via the following link HERE.

There will be an informational meeting for all those interested in McNair’s Mini School Program on Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 PM at the Open House; this will take place immediately following the Grade 7 parent and student welcome session in the theatre which begins at 6:00 PM.

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Grade 7 Mini Applicants

McNair Mini School is opening up applications for the 2023-2024 school year! Join an amazing cohort that blends outdoor learning, academic rigour, and extracurricular pursuits and be a part of the Mini School family! Below are some dates to remember:

Monday, January 16thMini School applications go live
Friday, February 3rdApplication deadline
Tuesday, February 7th
Wednesday, February 8th
Mini School interviews (Online – MS Teams)  
Thursday, February 9thMini School Team Building at McNair (All applicants)
Friday, March 10thLetters sent home to all applicants
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Potluck 2022: Thank You!

A huge thank you to everyone who made Potluck 2022 the success that it was! As the first Potluck after a brief hiatus during the pandemic, this event could not have been possible without the tireless work by the Mini 11 students who planned and hosted the event, along with all Mini students, parents, guardians, and staff who contributed to the outcome.

With your help, we raised $2327.25 for charity! Way to go, Mini School! Watch the photo page for some pictures of night to be processed and uploaded soon!

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Potluck 2022: Update

The Mini School Potluck is just three weeks away! The Mini 11 class, hosts of this holiday potluck, invites all parents, students, and family members to partake in this annual tradition.

While we’re getting ready with preparations, we need your help in bringing the food! Please see below for more information:

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Potluck 2022

Mini School’s Potluck event returns! The annual Potluck, organized by the Mini 11s, is scheduled from 6:30-9:00 PM in the McNair Large Gym on Wednesday, December 7th. Please save the date!

The event is a gathering for all Mini School students and their families (siblings, parents, guardians, grandparents, etc.) as we partake in a shared meal and watch our students perform. More importantly, it acts as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army: Harbour Light.

More information will be available soon. For now, please save the date!

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Strathcona Photos

Courtesy Mr. Young, Mr. Jih, Ms. Dur, and Mr. Laitinen, photos from Strathcona are now live! See all photos in the Photos page of our blog.

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Strathcona Itinerary

All Mini students will be going to Strathcona Park Lodge from Thursday, September 8th to Monday, September 12th. Please see suggested equipment lists HERE and an itinerary below:

Thursday, September 8th:

7:00 amArrive at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
7:45 am – 9:45 am Ferry from Tsawwassen to Duke Point, Nanaimo
9:45 am – 1:30 pm  Bus from Duke Point to SPL (Meal stop at Campbell River McDonalds)

Monday, September 12th:

10:15 amLoad buses
10:45 amBus from SPL to Duke Point, Nanaimo (Meal stop at Nanaimo-Woodgrove Mall)
3:15 pm – 5:15 pmFerry from Duke Point to Tsawwassen
5:15 pmStudents are picked up from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

As travel may be subject to delays, parents/guardians are advised to refrain from calling the school for trip updates.

Please make arrangements to have students call/text home when leaving from Duke Point, allowing parents/guardians 1.5 hours to be ready for pickup at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.

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First School Day

Welcome back, Marlins, to the 2022-23 school year! Parents/guardians would have received, by now, the principal’s letter home detailing the first day–see HERE for more information.

In addition to the grade assemblies (held first) and subsequent homerooms, all Mini School students are expected to attend the Mini School Assembly. See below for times:

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Grade 810:00-11:00 AMAssembly (Large Gym) and homeroom
All Mini students11:00-11:30 AMMini School Assembly (Large Gym)
Grades 9-1111:30-12:30 PMAssembly (Large Gym) and homeroom
Grade 121:00-2:00 PMAssembly (Large Gym) and homeroom

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Congratulations, Mini Graduates of 2022!

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