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Here is an overview of where students currently be at:


Students should have already posted a profile and goals to their Passport back in the fall.

Students should start preparing/start to post evidence of learning in the 3 areas or domains they are focusing on this year: Academic and two other domains selected at the start of the year (TWO of leadership, intercultural, self-management, creativity, activity and service). When they post evidence in these three areas they need to categorise them properly so they will appear under the appropriate domain category (ie. if you are posting about leadership categorise it as 'leadership' - category sections can be clicked when you are using the dashboard and writing a post - they can be found on the right-hand side. They can also be added or changed later). When posting evidence students are asked to include media, video/audio clips, other visuals and/or pics.

To find out more about Passport, check out the Passport Guides posted on the Mulgrave Parent Portal. As the online Passport tool is not accessible to the public, if you would like access to view your child's Passport site, please sign up here or let me know so I can make arrangements. If your son or daughter has technical questions about using the CampressPress Wordpress template for Passport, please check out the Passport Sites User Guide. You can also contact me for more information or help anytime!

Antony Wilson
Head of Student Life and GEO

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We are pleased to announce the popular IgNight Action 4 Esther overnight event has been rescheduled for Friday, January 27th starting at 4:00pm.

If you signed up before and you would still like to come again, please sign up again and you will get priority registration. Everyone needs to submit/do the following plus the $30 payment (unless already made in a previous registration in December).

  1. Sign Up/Register Here (even if you did it already last year this is a new sign up)
  2. Sign and Return the New Consent Form
  3. Submit $30 or more as a donation to support our program and support Esther's Echo

Please contact Josh L G11 (levyj@mulgrave.com) for more registration and event details. You can also contact Antony Wilson, Head of Student Life, for further general information (awilson@mulgrave.com). Sign up now as spaces are limited (registration is based on first come-first served based on the submission of consent forms and the donation of $30 to Ms Park in the MS Office).

Don't missing out! Sign up ASAP.

MrW and the SSAC Organizing Team

Antony Wilson

Head of Student Life and GEO



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Congratulations to the Sr. Girls Basketball team who are currently ranked #1 in the province! They replaced the previous #1 Agassiz Secondary due to their strong victory at the cross zone tournament (XZT) on January 6th-7th where all teams ranked #2 - #7 competed. The next XZT tournament is February 2nd-4th in Kamloops.

This past weekend (January 13th-14th) both the G7 Boys and G8/9 'A' Boys played in competitive basketball tournaments. The Gr. 8/9s competed in the Junior Boys ISAA Championships at WPGA and won their first game rather easily against Aberdeen Hall. Their second game was against GNS who was composed of all G10s and used their size advantage to significantly out-rebound the boys. Mulgrave ended up losing 41-53. This set up a game against Collingwood the next day, and the boys managed to win an exciting wire-to-wire game 51-40 due to their intense full court press which they used the entire time. Their final game was for the Consolation Championship against Stratford Hall (again all G10s) and was another back and forth exciting game where SH unfortunately scored on an offensive rebound putback with 2.3 seconds left to seal the win. Player of the Game was Terry K. who not only shut down the best player on SH but managed to score 16 points while shooting 7 for 9 from the field! The G8/9s were the youngest team in the tournament by far and didn't look out of place playing against teams with players much bigger and older in grades 9 and 10. Well done!

The G7s played in the annual Collingwood Classic Tournament and after losing 23-22 to St. George's 'A' in their first game they defeated both St. John's and WPGA by over 20 points to win the Consolation Championship! Players of the tournament were Sebastian T. for his incredible on-ball defence, Rashed A. for his timely shooting and Garrett D. for his relentless and unstoppable drives to the basket for lay-ups.


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Our school is fully accredited provincially by the Independent Schools Association of BC (ISABC) and nationally by the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS).

As we continue our work to be recognised on a global stage, we successfully navigated through the accreditation process and Mulgrave is now officially recognised by the Council of International Schools (CIS), which is the accrediting body used by many of the world's top international schools.

As Mulgrave strives with its latest strategic plan - Making Mulgrave All That We Can Be - to become not only a top Canadian Independent School but also a top International School, we have decided to extend our name for global use to Mulgrave, The International School of Vancouver.

Our name has served us well and has deep tradition and significance; however, on an international scale (with IB and CIS for example), we will be Mulgrave, The International School of Vancouver. This will allow families who are relocating to BC from other parts of the world for work or lifestyle choices to instantly know that there is a school, an international school of the highest quality, not only in most major cities around the world, but also here in Vancouver.

We will always be Mulgrave, whether it be local or international, but this small change will allow our school and its growing global reputation to be instantly recognisable as a school for families who are looking for a high-quality, internationally-minded education and a curriculum that will provide the best preparation for life at university and beyond.

- John Wray

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This past weekend, the Sr. Girls basketball team hosted the 7th annual cross zone tournament (XZT). The tournament showcased some very competitive and entertaining basketball games as it brought together many of the top 'A' teams from around the province. This year we had the #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 provincial ranked teams competing.

In their first game, the girls got off to a fast start opening up a big lead that they never relinquished en route to a 74-25 victory over DCS. Player of the game was Jojo H. In their second game, they used their stifling pressure defense to keep CCS's big and talented post player in check en route to a 66-33 victory. Player of the game was Nelli L. In the championship game, they faced off against Abby Christian who had upset the #3 ranked team earlier in the day. The girls were pumped to play and came out firing on all cylinders knocking down shots all over the court and playing good, hard defense en route to a 69-42 victory. It was probably the best game they have played as a team so far this season.The player of the game was Emilie D while the tournament MVP was Nelli L.

With the win, the girls have protected their #2 provincial ranking and have earned a berth to compete in the next cross zone tournament in Kamloops in February where they will face off against the #1 ranked team in the province! The Sr. Girls next home game is Friday January 20th at 4:00 PM vs. Handsworth.

Next week also includes the Gr. 8/9 Girls playing against WVSS at 4:00pm on Tuesday, two home games for the G8/9 Boys on Wednesday and Thursday at 4:00pm and the Sr. Boys travelling to their tournament at St. John's from January 19th-21st.


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Congratulations to the Nina Goldenberg, Garrett Dai, Emilie Desabrais and John Taghavi - the December Athletes of the Month as voted on by the Athletes Council!

Nina (Gr. 9) is known for bringing a positive attitude, attacking the basket and sprinting the floor, and playing hard, solid defense with the Gr. 8/9 'A' Girls Basketball team. Garrett (Gr. 7) is the vocal leader of the Gr. 7 Boys basketball team and was critical in their victory over St. George's "A" earlier this month. Garrett uses his natural athleticism to attack the basket with will and is an absolute beast in offensive and defensive rebounding.

John or 'JC' (Gr. 11) has emerged as a leader and pivotal piece of the Sr. Boys Basketball team and is growing as one of the team's most purest shooters from three-point range. Emilie (Gr. 12) is a key member of the #2 ranked Single 'A' Sr. Girls Basketball team in the province for her great leadership, solid defense and box outs and excellent foul shooting. She is super committed, always positive and supportive, and is a strong role model to the younger players.


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Issue 16.16-17

JANUARY 13, 2017

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