Whistler 2019

Whistler pictures are loaded! Please see our latest gallery at the Photos page.

Many thanks to Connie L. and Cindy H. for their contributions. Special recognition goes to Eilat M. for editing.

If you have Whistler photos that you want uploaded, please send to Mr. K. Lui.

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Arts Night 2019

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Whistler: Update

Attention all parents and students,

The Whistler trip is fast approaching and we would like to provide some last minute updates with regards to equipment and logistics:

No longer needed:

1. We will be staying in a hotel so bringing a sleeping bag is no longer necessary.

2. All meals will be provided so extra spending money is not necessary.

3. There will no longer be hot chocolate so a mug is no longer necessary.

Please bring:

1. We will be eating pizza and salad for dinner.  To save on waste please bring a plastic dish or container and fork for dinner.  (Bring what you brought to Strathcona.)

Grade 12s:

Grade 12 students will have access to the pool. They should bring a swim suit if they wish to swim. Note that only grade 12s will have access to the pool area.

All information has been updated in the newly revised Whistler equipment list (accessible on the equipment page or directly here: Whistler Equipment)

The mountain forecast is for temperatures near zero so make sure to check the weather and bring appropriate clothing.  Even though it is warm in town it can still be cold on the mountain.

We’ll see you all this Thursday morning to load busses at 5:45 AM! Students are expected to return on Friday around 6:00-6:30 PM. As traffic is an unpredictable element, it is recommended that students being picked up communicate their ETA via texts.

See you all Thursday morning!

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McNair Mini School Enrolment Survey

Dear Mini School students and parents,

The Mini School program runs most efficiently and cost effectively when all classes are full at 30 students. Because of this, it is very important for the organizing teachers to be aware of any students who are planning on leaving the program.

Please fill out the following survey by Friday, March 1st to let us know of your intentions to either stay in the program or leave the program:


If students are planning on leaving the program, it is also important to let us know so that we can give another student the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits that the Mini School provides. Thank you for your time.

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Mini School Recruitment: 2019-2020

Attention all Mini School students and parents:

It has come to that time of year where we are looking for applicants to fill vacant positions in the Mini School. If you know of any students who may be interested in joining Mini School at any grade level, please have them get an application form from Ms. T. Hunt in room 117 at McNair.

We will interview applicants from all grade levels even if the current class is full in order to have a short-list should we have an unexpected vacancy.

Currently, we have the following spaces available:

9 positions (next year’s grade 12 class)

2 positions (next year’s grade 11 class)

1 position (next year’s grade 10 class)

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EN 10’s Mini Talk Night

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Potluck 2018: A Memorable Night!

Thank you to all parents, family members, guardians, and students who attended last night’s Potluck event! With your help, Mini School raised $1640.00 towards those in need in the Downtown Eastside. All proceeds will be sent with the grade 12 class in April when they volunteer at the Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light.

Pictures of the night are up on the Photos page. Thank you to everyone who made the event a success!

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