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An impromptu “1 take” video of a grade 9 student talking about what makes IPS unique and what makes it different.
IPS policies as they relate to student attendance, discipline and reporting. Other topics are addressed as well.
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Student led assemblies are an important part of the school’s culture because they provide leadership opportunities for our most senior students. Grade 9 students establish the agenda in consultation with teachers and every member of the IPS community is involved.
Community and Service
The community and service program at IPS is designed to focus on local, provincial, and global initiatives. Community and service initiatives fall loosely under three themes: the environment, humanitarian aid and opportunities for education. The aim of the program is to instil a sense of citizenship and civic engagement in IPS students and, by extension, their families, to act in response to the needs of a community.
> more about IPS Community and Service
Some of our students commute daily from North and West Vancouver by taking the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove, Bowen Island. The ferry to Bowen Island, the Queen of Capilano, is operated by BC Ferries. Students walk on the ferry and the crossing takes approximately twenty minutes. The ferry is free for students.
IPS Students are divided into one of four cross-grade houses: Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Orion and Pleiades. Students align with their assigned house for various activities throughout the year, including cleaning the school and playing in-house Ultimate tournaments.
> more about IPS House System
Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage is the most important ceremony of the school year. It serves as the principal way in which all students are publicly honoured for their achievements, but an emphasis is placed on the graduating class. Parents, friends and families, faculty and alumni all attend.
Island Pacific School’s sport is Ultimate, a low-contact frisbee game originally invented by high-schoolers.
> more about IPS’ Ultimate program
Students are required to wear a uniform, which consists of a blue or forest green v-neck sweater and a white golf shirt on assembly days. More casual sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hoodies can be worn throughout the week.
School uniforms can be ordered through our supplier Cambridge & Company.