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Update to Pemberton Woods Neighbours 120123

Pemberton Woods
collection boxes for hygiene drive for Our Place

We wanted to let you know about some of the student-led campaigns that are taking place at the school next week.   

GNS December Campaigns in Support of OUR PLACE (December 1 to 8)

Founded on the principles of hope and belonging, Our Place has evolved from an inner-city community centre to an integrated organization serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable, including people struggling with homelessness, mental health challenges, substance use issues, the working poor and impoverished elderly. 

Hygiene Drive (Senior School)

For the Hygiene Drive kicking off on December 4, we are seeking donations of clean and unopened hygiene items, including: Shampoo, Towels, Deodorant, Face Cloths, Combs and Dental Floss.

Winter and Warmth Drive (Middle School)

Running in conjunction with the Hygiene Drive is the Winter Clothing and Warmth Drive from December 1 to 7. We invite you to take part in this Drive by donating new or gently used clothes and outdoor wear. All donations will be distributed to people in need in our community.

Donation boxes for our neighbours wanting to take part in caring for the community, have been placed in the Reception area of Denford Hall—at the bottom of our 781 Richmond Avenue driveway entry. 

Jesse Miller Parent Education Night: December 13 (7 to 8 p.m. in Denford Hall or Livestream)

Since 2008, Jesse Miller has worked in media education programs helping curate curriculum and learning resources with school districts across North America. Currently, Jesse is a sessional lecturer at the University of Victoria and a Trainer for Safer Schools Together. 

Our GNS Senior School students in Grades 9 to 12 will be working with Jesse Miller through workshops to support awareness around the impacts of social media platforms, online safety and digital citizenship. In addition to these workshops being offered to our students, we are providing parents, caregivers, and members of the community the chance to also benefit from Jesse’s expertise in these areas.

During this session, we will delve into several key themes, including media literacy, the delicate balance of screen time, addressing negative online interactions and experiences, and harnessing the positive potential of social media and associated internet tools.

This event is open to students, parents, caregivers, extended family, alumni, and members of our broader GNS community.

When you RSVP you can select either the LIvestream or In-Person viewing option. A livestream link will be sent to you on the day of the event.

Shannon Drew is our Associate Director of Community Engagement.