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November 24, 2022
Dear <<First Name>>,

Canada in World Cup

Staff and students in our School for Boys at our Richmond Campus donned their red and white Canada gear in support of Canada’s men’s soccer team’s first game in the FIFA World Cup. We took an extended lunch break to watch and cheer on the boys in red & white, live on the big screen. Can you tell who the biggest fan is?

Our Currie Campus students would not be out done. The School for Girls cheered with their red / white Canada gear and some fantastic artwork while watching from their classroom and the High School and Gr. 8/9s came together to watch on the BenQ in the Gr. 10 classroom.

A short but fun-filled week here at the Richmond campus!

November Progress Reports went home with the boys on Monday.

We had I Got Mind in working with our grade sevens on Tuesday as they continue to explore the Effective Role Modelling module. The last session before the new year will take place December 13.

Yesterday we gathered to cheer on our Men's National Soccer Team as they took on the number two ranked Belgian squad in the FIFA World Cup. Although it wasn't the result we had hoped for, it was fun to gather, dress up and cheer together. Thank you for helping the boys get red and white clothing organized and supporting us in our efforts to bring the boys together. Hopefully we get a better result on Sunday morning so that the game on Thursday holds some meaning and we can support the team again. 

Last night and today we had Checkpoint Meetings regarding the November Progress Reports. We trust those meetings were informative and valuable.

Tuesday we will have our November Townhall where the Richmond boys will participate in our annual Ornament Ceremony. We kindly ask our new families to send a meaningful ornament with your students that can be placed on our tree during the ceremony and each year after.

Townhall will mark the beginning of our altruistic and charity season. We are keen for the boys to understand the importance of helping those in need when possible and the impact an act of kindness can have.  We appreciate any kind of support that our extended North Point family can provide.


THURS. NOV. 24 @ 7PM - Friends of NP AGM & Parent Council Meeting

FRI. NOV. 25 - Non-instructional Day - NO CLASSES

MON. NOV. 28 - Healthy Hunger: Edo (Richmond); Subway (Currie)

TUES. NOV. 29 - Townhall, Fun Lunch, Non-uniform day


TUES. NOV. 29 - Ornament Ceremony - new students bring an ornament

WED NOV. 30 - Dec. 2 - High School Outdoor Ed Trip (Mosquito Creek Hostel)



Please ensure your child brings a lunch as there will not be a Hot Lunch on Wednesday.

MON. DEC. 5 - Healthy Hunger: the Lunch Lady (Richmond); Mucho Burrito (Currie)


MON. DEC. 5 - Trimester 2 begins for K-Gr.9. New options begin.

North Point Gives Back!

As we turn the calendar next week to December, the countdown to Christmas break is officially on! And with the Christmas season upon us, the North Point family will be looking for ways to make a difference in our community and city. 

  • Gr. K-4/5 classes - Mr. Pettifor, Ms. Glowa and Ms. Brunner’s boys will be spreading cheer throughout our neighbourhood with our annual Candy Cane Walk.  They will also support the Food Bank.

  • Gr. 5/6 & 6 classes- will be collecting gifts/donations for the Children’s Cottage and then delivering them. Mrs. Bjornson and Mr. Schneider will send an email home to their classes with wish lists.

  • Gr. 7 classes -  will support the Magic of Christmas by spending some time at the Magic of Christmas Warehouse picking gifts for families and setting up packages for delivery. Mr. Hirtle and Mr. Kostecki will send an email with details to their classes.

  • Mr. Humeniuk will look for opportunities to take the 5/6 - 7 boys around the community to shovel walkways during Phys. Ed. - pending getting some snow to work with!

  • Gr. 8-12 classes - details are still in the works. Look for emails from mentor teachers for more information.

  • Whole School - Families are encouraged to send in a backpack for a child that we will donate to Stephen’s Backpacks. Here is a link of what can be included in a backpack. Please try and have any donations in by December 14th so we can deliver them before we leave for xmas break.

Be on the lookout for an email from your student's Mentor Teacher with more details regarding activities, altruism and our charity projects.

Ornament Ceremony


Why do we have an ornament ceremony at North Point besides that it’s a way to decorate our tree? Firstly, our ornament ceremony is about family. When a new student steps into our halls, they become part of our North Point family for life. No matter how long they stay with us – one year or all twelve – they are welcome to come back and access the resources and the mentors here. Hanging an ornament on our tree represents that family bond. Secondly, the ornaments on our tree represent leaving things better than how we found them. Whether it’s representing our school in the community or our character in the classroom, we want to encourage our students to be a positive influence and brighten their world like the ornaments brighten our tree. 

If your child is new to North Point this year, please have them bring in an ornament that is labeled with their name on Monday or Tuesday! This ornament will stay with the school to be brought out year after year.

December Activities and Celebrations

FRI. DEC. 16

All students for both campuses will go to Bowness Park for outdoor Winter activities.

WED. DEC. 21

All students from both campuses will go bowling in the morning and have class celebrations in the afternoon. This is also the last day of school before Christmas break.

Military Museum

All our classes from our Currie Campus had the opportunity to visit the Military Museum last week for their Action Friday activity. During their visit the students played out the battles of the War of 1812 in this interactive board game. Each board represents a different key battle and includes relevant generals to lead the charge. Is the outcome inevitable, or will students change history? The students were able to put on white curatorial gloves and  were given the opportunity to interact with items that are usually off limits, ranging in era from the Great War to the War in Afghanistan - including a deactivated bomb, a flashlight holder, a doll made by a soldier for children in Croatia, and a helmet that had been struck by a bullet. It was evident how the second layer of the helmet provided the protection needed. They were also taught artefact handling methods by museum professionals. There was also a presentation on the history of war and the museum itself.

No, Thank You!

Today was Miss. Cora’s last day with us and although she left a sweet thank you note and some delicious treats in our staff room, it is really us that is thanking her. Miss. Cora has been a tremendous help in our Gr. K-2 classroom and Mr. Pettifor along with all the students will miss her dearly! Miss. Cora has also been a bright and helpful presence in our hallways at Richmond. We wish you all the best, Cora, as you go on to another practicum in Toronto, before heading home to Germany!

Planning is underway to celebrate our first grad class at North Point. The ceremony and banquet location have been booked for June 7th and grad pictures will take place on Feb. 23.

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The Navigator Athletics website is being updated. The new team information will be available shortly.



Sr. High curling has had two practices. If any students in Gr 9-12 are still interested, please contact Mr. Humeniuk directly.


We are running multiple basketball teams. If your son or daughter is still interested in being on a team, please contact Mr. Humeniuk directly.


The North Point / City FC Soccer Academy will compete in a friendly, World Cup themed, game on Tuesday. 


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