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Athletics Banquet

May 30, 2023
Visit the Sports/Athletics page to register for athletic banquet.​

Grade 9 parents - Take Our Kids to Work Day

October 11, 2022
​​​ Take Our Kids to Work 2022 - Workplace Health Safety Guidelines.pdf  Please go to Schools Cash Online to fill out the permission form as this is part of the Grade 9 curriculum.  The online permission form is due by October 24th. To help prepare your child for Take Our Kids to Work...

August 2022 Letter to Families

August 29, 2022
​August welcome with information regarding this week and Sept 6 - 9th.​

Flex Time

September 10, 2021
Starting Tuesday, September 14th student schedules include Flex time at 8:30 - 8:57 (Tuesday - Friday each week).
​Please see the attachment for more details.​

Student Daily Health Check (as of Sept. 2021)

September 06, 2021
​ Parents and caregivers are requir​ed to perform a daily health check with their child(ren) at home prior to attending school. ​ ​

Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation Information

August 10, 2021
​The Certificates of Graduation/Dogwood Diplomas and the IB Diplomas for the Class of 2021 are available for pick up at the office. 
We do not mail out the Diplomas, so if you are unable to pick it up please email us the person who will be doing this on your behalf.  Email:​
Summer Office...

Extreme Temperature Letter

June 27, 2021
​This letter is sent on behalf of Superintendent Gartland.

Grad 2021 Letter

February 09, 2021
​Please see the attached letter for information regarding Grad 2021. There is information for both parents and students included. Grad 2021 Letter_Feb 2021.pdf

Grade 8 Parent Presentation

February 02, 2021
​Please find our Grade 8 Parent Presentation attached. February 2021 Grade 8 Parent Presentation.pdf This includes information on key people and the course selection process. We look forward to getting to know our newest students next fall.

Daily Health Check

November 13, 2020
​Please see the attachment for the daily health check, to be completed prior to students attending school. 2020.09.18 Daily Health Check Screen (English).pdf

MyEd Family Portal Brochure

October 15, 2020
​As our first report cards of the year will be posted on Friday Oct. 16, we wanted to share this helpful document for families navigating the MyEd portal.  Please remember that students have their own accounts in addition to the account that parents/guardians have access too. Getting Started with the...

October 2020 Message to Families

October 08, 2020
​Please take a few minutes to read through the attached October 2020 Message to Families as it contains important information about upcoming events. October 2020 Message to Families.pdf

Self-Identification Letter-Indigenous education

September 21, 2020
Please see the attached with respect to Indigenous student self-identification.  Ensuring students and families self identify as having ancestry allows us to better address the diverse needs of all our Indigenous students. Coquitlam School District 43 is committed to the academic success, cultural connection and socio-emotional development of all Indigenous learners....

Terry Fox Run

September 21, 2020
​ This year is the 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope and  Port Moody Secondary is proud to be continuing the legacy of one of our greatest heroes. Please join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to: . Together, we can all make a difference! #terryfoxschoolruns...

Student Orientation Handbook

September 11, 2020
​Students who missed the in-person orientation should view the two attachments provided below.  The Student Handbook provides PMSS specific information, while the district PowerPoint provides a more general view. Student Handbook_September.pdf September 2020 Stage 2 orientation for students.pptx

Decoding Your Schedule

September 10, 2020
​As students bring home their schedules you may have questions as to how to read it.  Please use the guide attached to understand what all the numbers and letters mean.  This will help you arrive at school at the right time and at the right place. ​
Student Schedule Scenarios September...

Sept. 8 Message To Families

September 08, 2020
​Please find attached our Sept. 8 "Message To Families" and an accompanying "2020 Start Up FAQ". Pleas take the time to read these helpful documents. September 2020 Message to Families.pdf Sept 2020 Start Up FAQ.pdf

PMSS Learning Plan

August 28, 2020
Dear Port Moody Secondary Community: Please find attached two important documents for parents & guardians concerning the return to school. The information is lengthy and requires some time to digest as we prepare to open schools at Stage 2 and shift from a semester system to a quarterly system.  At this...

Moody Secondary Banner Art

July 16, 2020
This year the city of Port Moody has created a website to showcase the PMSS student banner art that would typically hang along Clark Street.​ ​

PMSS 2019 2020 Major Awards

June 24, 2020
​Please view our Power Point to view our Major Award Winners for this year. Power Point PMSS Major Awards 2020.pptx

A Letter To Student Athletes

June 23, 2020
​Mr. Straumford, our Athletic Director, has written a letter to this year's student athletes.  Please take a few minutes to read about this valuable aspect of life at Port Moody Secondary.   Athletics Letter.pdf

Textbook Drop Off and Locker Pick Up

June 10, 2020
​Please see the attached file for when Gr. 9s, 10s, and 11s can collect their locker items and return supplies from the school including their textbooks, borrowed laptops, library books, and parking passes. Gr. 9, 10, 11 Locker Pickup_Textbook Drop Off Schedule.pdf

June 2020 Calendar

June 08, 2020
​Calendar contains important dates and events for the end of June 2020. 2020_June Public Calendar.pdf

Update to Parents and Guardians March 29.20

March 29, 2020
​Please read the attached document for information regarding the week ahead (March 30 - April 3)
Update to Parents_Guardians March 29.20.pdf

Update to Parents and Guardians March 26.20

March 26, 2020
​Please see the attached update from the principal, Mr. Glen Conley.​ Update to Parents.Guardians March 26.20.docx


December 12, 2019
Note:  This workshop is now full.   ​ Parents of Port Moody Secondary School students are invited to attend the 2020 presentation of this free workshop at PMSS on Wednesday, January 15, from 6 – 8:30 pm. The workshop, modeled on a successful program originally offered at Capilano University, will introduce parents to...

January 2020 End of Semester 1 Schedule

December 10, 2019
See the attached schedule for Monday, January 20th to Friday, January 24th.
January 2020 End of Sem 1 Schedule.pdf


Secretary-Treasurer's Message to Parents re: 2020-2021 Budget Process and Stakeholder Consultation

December 04, 2019
Dear members of our school communities,

The Board of Education appreciates and recognizes your many and valuable contributions to our school communities. With that in mind, we wish to invite you to participate in the 2020-21 Budget Process.
The 2020-21 Budget Process – Stakeholder Consultation Guide, is a comprehensive document...

School Photos

September 07, 2019
Photos will be uploaded to 24 hours after photo day.
For more info visit your school page on
Artona samples and instructions are attached. 
Artona School Photos 1920.jpg   ...

August 2019 Summer Message

August 09, 2019
​Please see the attached Message from Mr. Conley, Principal.
Regarding: " New student registration " noted during the week of August 27th to 30th.    Only those students and families who are new to the school/ area, and have not yet registered with us need to come in for programming.    Our expected incoming grade 9s have...

Numeracy Assessment; June 25th : Room Assignment Reminder

June 25, 2019
​ Morning – 9:00 – 12:00 Baron – Block 2: Room 319 Baron – Block 5: Room 212 Phull – Block 2: Room 106 Wong – Block 5: Room 201   Afternoon – 12:30 – 3:30 Latham – Block 4: Room 212 Baron – Block 1: Room 201 Not currently enrolled...

Schedule and Info for June

June 18, 2019
​Please see the attached document for information and the schedule for the remainder of June

Course Correction Forms

June 13, 2019
The following online form is available for student to request timetable corrections.   Deadline for requests will be June 18 th , 4:00 pm.

Funding Announcement for New Elementary School and Three Additions

May 10, 2019
​The Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Education today announced funding for a new elementary school in Coquitlam's Burke Mountain and three classroom additions for other School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) schools. Totaling $73.3 million, the announcement includes a new elementary school for the Sheffield-Partington area of North Coquitlam...

PMSS DAY - May 3, 2019

May 01, 2019
PMSS DAY SCHEDULE - May 3, 2019 Grade 9 - 11 Students 8:30 – Students report to Homeroom
8:30 – 11:15 Workshops and guest speaker 11:15 – 12:15 Lunch (cafeteria closed) 11:30 – 12:30 DL 10 students catch up with Ms. Nagra & Ms. Mehai 12:15 Dismissal   Grade 12 students...

Port Moody PT Interviews Online Signup

April 18, 2019
​Scheduled Parent Teacher Interviews will be held Thursday, April 25th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm, drop in interviews will be held 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the gym. Interviews are 10 minutes per teacher. Register with your email address and a password, then follow instructions to activate your account. Once your account is activated, you will then be able to login with your...

2019 Student Learning Survey Information for parents of gr. 10 and 12 students.

April 04, 2019
​ ​2019 Student Learning Survey Information ​ The Student Learning Survey has been administered annually in BC public schools since 2001.  It is the only source of province-wide information on in-school process and the learning environment. In addition to providing planning data for districts and schools, the survey has been used...

Fraser Health Update re: Measles

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019
Dear Students, School Staff, and Parents,

As you have heard, there is a measles outbreak at three schools in Vancouver. Please note that this is a localized outbreak and that students who are attending schools not connected to the outbreak have not been exposed. There is no evidence of...


November 30, 2018
UBC EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! UBC has now extended its Early Application deadline to DECEMBER 3/18 for first-round offers or entrance awards. This includes the Centennial Scholars Award, which requires a separate application form. Details:

IB Parent Night, 7:00pm-7:30pm

September 19, 2018
​Date: Thursday September 20, 2018
Location: Drama Room

Meet the Teacher, 6:30pm-8:00pm

September 19, 2018
Date:  Thursday September 20, 2018
Start in the MPR: 6:30pm
Meet the Teacher: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Club Leaders

September 10, 2018
If you are interested in leading a club this year, please come to a meeting on Wednesday, Sept 12 in room 214. We will start the meeting at 11:50. ​

Summer Message August 2018

August 24, 2018
​Please review the attached documents addressing start up information for the 2018.19 school year.
August 2018 Summer Message.pdf
Glossary of curriculum terms.pdf

Summer Message July 2018

July 11, 2018
Please see the attached document highlighting  some common  summer questions ​.  Further news will be sent out in mid-August.  Enjoy the summer!

2018 Commencement Video

June 27, 2018
Click here to wath the Commencement video. You will be prompted to log in with SD43 account. The video is 10 GB in size.  

Commencement Information

June 20, 2018
Click on the attached pdf file for the Commencement Instructions.

Grad Info

May 23, 2018
Grads, click on the link to watch a slideshow: Grad 2018 May Assembly.ppsx

Parent Teacher Interviews Signup

April 12, 2018
​Register with your email address and a password, then follow instructions to activate your account. Once your account is activated, you will then be able to login with your email and password that you registered with. Scheduled Parent Teacher Interviews will be held Thursday, April 19, 1:30 - 4:00 pm,  drop in interviews will be held...

DISTRICT 43: Parents as Career Coaches Workshops

February 08, 2018
​ This free program introduces secondary school parents to the concept of career coaching to guide and support your children's career journeys. Mark your calendars for a workshop to be held at Gleneagle Secondary School Wednesday, February 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in the Gleneagle Library.  Register at

Evening Sessions in February for 2018.19 Course Programming

January 31, 2018
  Monday, February 5th  from 7 to 8pm :  Informational session for incoming grade 9's and current students continuing at Port Moody Secondary in 2018.19.  The session in the multipurpose area is for incoming students; general course programming information will be shared with a focus on course selection leading towards graduation....

Semester Turn Information

January 25, 2018
​Please read the attachment outlining some of our upcoming dates and events as we begin our second semester on Monday. End of Semester Message.pdf

Numeracy Assessment Information for students and parents

January 16, 2018
​The Numeracy Assessment Information.docx has the schedule for the Numeracy Assessment. Please bring a pencil and an eraser. There is an online calculator but you can bring your own, provided your math teacher has approved it. Any non-programmable scientific calculator is acceptable. You also need to know your 9 digit...

UPDATED End of Semester Class Schedule

January 10, 2018
​NUMERACY ASSESSMENT UPDATE: STUDENTS WILL ATTEND BY CLASS NOT GRADE ACCORDING TO TEACHERS' INSTRUCTIONS. The attached document outlines student learning expectations for the final two weeks of the first semester.

Moody Secondary App

December 13, 2017
Our school app is available for download at the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Andriod).  Just search "Moody Secondary". ​

Grade 10 - 12 Curriculum Implementation Update

November 14, 2017
Please read the attachment from the Ministry of Education on the curriculum implementation.​

​PACC - Parents as Career Coaches Workshop

September 13, 2017
WORKSHOPS FILLING QUICKLY! Parents of Port Moody Secondary School students are invited to attend the 2017 presentation of the free 1-part workshop at PMSS on Wednesday, October 25, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. The workshop, modelled on a successful program originally offered at Capilano University, will introduce parents to the concept...


September 13, 2017
Tuesday , Sept. 26, from 9 – 11 am – " Canadian Universities Event " will be at HERITAGE WOODS SECONDARY this year. Students in Grades 11 & 12 are offered an opportunity to attend the PMSS bussed field trip to the event; cost - $10.  It's a great opportunity to...

First Week of Classes

September 05, 2017
​Where to go, when to be there and  what to bring. All the information you need - in detail - for the first week of classes! 

Student Request to Transfer to PMSS for Sept. 2017

August 23, 2017
​ Students from out of catchment interested in  PMSS for the start of this year must complete our online request form in addition to our registration paperwork. The online form is at the top of the Registration page located under the 'About' tab on our website.

Summer Message - Incoming Gr. 9s

August 03, 2017
​Please see the attached for some of our key start of year information for our incoming grade 9 students. Summer Message Gr. 9. 2017.pdf

Letter to Parents and Guardians from the Provincial Health Officer

June 19, 2017
Please read the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.

End of Year 2017 Information

June 14, 2017
​Please review the attached document for information on our end of year schedule. ​

Letter to Parents from the Superintendent: Course Changes

June 14, 2017
​Please review the attached letter from the district for details on the course correction timeline / process.


January 24, 2017
PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES WORKSHOP NOW FULL! - The 2017 presentation of this 2-part workshop series at PINETREE SECONDARY SCHOOL on February 21 & February 28 is now full.  To enter your name on a waitlist, email organizer Carmen Moorhouse at . ...

Bus Service Changes Start December 19th

December 08, 2016
​As a result of the opening of the ​Evergreen Extension there will be changes to Translink's bus services. The service changes specific to students using the 97-B Line can be found here: These changes take effect on December 19 th . Students and staff can do personalized trip planning by going to...

Emergency and Inclement Weather Information

December 04, 2016
​Please review the information relating to winter weather conditions at: Inclement Weather Info.​

A Message from Aboriginal Education Sept 2016

September 20, 2016
​Please read the attached document for more information.


November 27, 2014
Grad wear can be ordered by downloading the order form (link below) or picking an order form up in the office and paying at the office. Orders will ONLY BE ACCEPTED from Thursday, November 27 th until the end of the day December 2. Students can see sample sizes every day...

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Traffic Flow (Please Read!!!)

October 15, 2014
There is a specific drop-off/pick-up flow that parents are asked to adhere to; it ensures better traffic flow, pedestrian safety and employee access in and out of the upper lots. Starting immediately we ask that you please adhere to the following rules: Parents are to use the lower loop ONLY (by...

Grade 12 Scholarship Opportunity -Loran Scholarship as of September 6, 2014

September 08, 2014
Grade 12 students, parents and guardians,   Please find a letter regarding the Loran Scholarhip application.  The applications open online on September 8th.  Please read the attachment for more information.   Application deadline to PMSS care of Ms. Karen Jensen by October 1, 2014 at noon.

DATE CORRECTION: PSAT Testing on OCT. 15, 2014 -Registration Information as of September 23/14

September 08, 2014
Students, parents and guardians,   Students interested in writing a practice test for the SAT called the PSAT please view the attachment.  The SAT is a requirement for students entering United States universities.

Letter to Parents from PMSS as of September 6, 2014

September 08, 2014
To students, parents and guardians, Please see the letter attached to this announcement regarding: Strike/Lockout Update Preparation at home and on-line resources Registration Day process & information -start up package and PMSS Newsletter (on website)

Letter to Parents re: September 2, 2014 School Opening

August 29, 2014
To students, parents and guardians,   Please find the August 29th Letter to Parents regarding the September 2nd School Opening attached to this announcement. 

Postponed -Grade 9 Orientation Day scheduled for Thursday, August 28th, 2014

August 27, 2014
Students, parents and Guardians,   The Grade 9 Orientation Day has been postponed and will be rescheduled for the first day of school when we open.   Grade 9s will attend their Phoenix Class at 10 am to 12 noon.  This will involve grade 9 registration, locker distribution, student timetable distribution, collection of...

International Education Welcome -Tuesday, August 26th at 9 am

August 25, 2014
Welcome to our International Educations students, parents and guardians,   On Tuesday, August 26th from 9am to 11 am, Port Moody Secondary will be welcoming all of our International Students from around the world.   On Tuesday 26th the administration will be receiving all of our new students.  During this two hour meeting...

Port Moody Secondary START - UP Package for September 2014

August 22, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   The Port Moody Secondary Start-up Package for September 2014 includes important information and documents that must be completed by parents and returned to school in the Phoenix Class (homeroom class).   Our school mailed out in the second week of August the several documents that parents will need...

School Start-up Information -Letter from the Superintendent August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   Please find the September 22, 2014 letter from Mr. Tom Grant, District 43 Superintendent regarding information about school start-up in relations to the job action.

Teacher Strike Letter from the Superintendent as of June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014
Parents and Guardians,   Please find the letter written from Mr. Tom Grant, Superintendent of District 43 regarding provincial exams, report cards, and summer learning.   Attachment below.

Important Announcement on Provincial Exams

June 23, 2014
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, To ensure the quality and validity of marking for Grade 10 and 11 Provincial exams, the Ministry of Education has decided to alter sections of exams that students will have to complete.   ENGLISH 10 Students will complete multiple choice questions in Part A and B of...

Teacher Strike Action Letter from the Superintendent June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014
Parents and Guardians,   Please find an attached letter sent from Mr. Tom Grant our Superintendent regarding the Teacher Strike Action and student issues.

Provincial Exams Schedule and the Teacher Strike Information June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014
Students, parents and guardians,   The Provincial Exams are on across the province.  The exams are considered an "Essential Service" by the Labour Relations Board.   Student and parents will have access to PMSS's grounds and facility as per the terms of the Essential Services directions.   Please find the attachment with detailed information...

Port Moody Commencement Information for Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 17, 2014
To Graduates, Parents and Guardians,   Our Port Moody Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, June 21st at 11:00 am a the Orpheum Theatre.  All Graduates must arrive at the Granville Street entrance by 10 am wearing your Cap and Gown.    Parents and family can enter the the Orpheum at 10:15am. Tickets can be...

Year end Information for Parents as of June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014
Parents and Guardians,   Port Moody Secondary is communicating with our families to keep you informed  about year end activities and dates from June 12 to June 27.   Please find a letter from the principal, Ms. Karen Jensen and the Special Phoenix Bell Schedule for Monday, June 16, 2014.    

Parent Letter re: Rotating Strike on Friday, June 13, 2014 from the Superintendent

June 11, 2014
Dear Parent and Guardians,   On Friday, June 13th the Coquitlam School District is impacted by the BCTF Rotating Strike.  There are not classes in session.  Please see the letterattached from  Mr. Grant our Superintendent.

Parent Notice from the Superintendent -Student Walk Out

June 04, 2014
Dear parent and guardian,   As you may know, a student walkout  being promoted by students for the morning of Wednesday, June 4, has received a significant amount of media attention.   Coquitlam schools will be in session and it is our expectation that students will be in class.  We fully respect student...

Port Moody Secondary School Calendar 2014-2015

May 30, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   The attachment outlines the schools general calendar for 2014-2015.  The professional days are in bold.

Teacher Strike Action Letter from Superintendent, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   Please find a letter from Mr. Tom Grant, Superintendent, regarding the Teacher Strike Action in District 43, Coquitlam.  (Dated May 30, 2014)     School District 43 (Coquitlam) will be impacted during the rotating strikes on Thursday, June 5, 2014 .    Please open the attachment and read the letter...

Teacher Strike Action Letter from Superintendent as of May 21, 2013

May 21, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   Please find a letter from Mr. Tom Grant, Superintendent, regarding the Teacher Strike Action in District 43, Coquitlam.  (Dated May 21, 2014)     School District 43 (Coquitlam) will be impacted during the rotating strikes on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 .    Please open the attachment and read the letter...

Parents are Career Coaches Workshop

February 26, 2014
The workshop dates are: March 4th and 11th, 2014.   For more information and to find out how to register, click on the attached file.

Cross Catchment Process

February 06, 2014
District 43 (Coquitlam) Cross Catchment Application Process 2014-2015 Parents and guardians are able to apply for a school outside their neighbourhood catchment school. Should you want to choose a school other than your neighbourhood catchment school, you must be registered at your catchment school and then submit a “Cross Catchment Application”...

Aftergrad Newsletter 2014

January 24, 2014
The next After-Grad meeting is on February 18th at 7:00. Please see the accompanying attachment for dates and events regarding the Grade 12 After-Grad event!

Exam schedule and "In Progress" Week January 24th - 30th

January 23, 2014
Please read the attached document for more information.

Invitation to particpate in meeting re: school vision and Purpose

January 08, 2014
We would like to invite parents and guardians of a Port Moody Secondary student to a meeting on Tuesday January 14th. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a new school vision and common purpose that reflects our school community and the BC Education Plan. If you have any questions...

Safety for Students in the TriCities communities

December 19, 2013
Parents please read the attached document. It is a district letter that provides information from the district and various support agencies to all of our families.

RCMP Youth Academy 2014

November 07, 2013
The 201 Youth Academy is a great opportunity for students in Grades 11 & 12 to participate in a simulated RCMP training environment, role playing the realities of policing, for 10 days this spring ( April 16 - April 24, 2014 ).   The Academy replicates activities that an RCMP Cadet would...

DATE CHANGED TO DEC. 4th! SD43 Visual Arts/Film/Digital Media Post-Secondary Event

October 17, 2013
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 4 , 2013 Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm ​Location: Gleneagle Secondary School 1195 Lansdowne D. Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y8

CUE - Canadian University Event

September 12, 2013
The Canadian University Info Fair comes to Port Moody  – Wednesday , Oct. 2 from 8:30 – 10 am –  Grades 11 & 12 and interested parents are invited to talk with representatives of over 35 universities from Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic and Western provinces – see attachment for a complete...

Commencement Tickets

May 29, 2013
Commencement Tickets will be on Sale Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at lunch time in the foyer for $8 each - unlimited. Commencement Date - Sunday, June 23rd, at 11:00 am at the Orpheum Theatre 884 Granville Street, Vancouver


May 23, 2013
Do you have an eye for detail, a desire to create worlds and a desire to become a technical wizard?  Check out the Visual Effects Open House at Cap U on Saturday, June 1 from 12 pm – 2 pm or Monday, June 10 from 6 pm – 8 pm and...


May 15, 2013
Next Meeting Wednesday, May 22nd 6:30pm in the School Library.

Emily Carr University Drawing Course applications are being accepted.

May 07, 2013
Just a reminder that today (May 7, 2013) is the first day that Emily Carr University is accepting applications for the first year Drawing Course which takes place at Gleneagle in the fall.  Students can send their completed application to Emily Carr University at .   Students will be accepted...

Grade 12 Letter to Parents -GRAD Pranks and Vandalism

May 01, 2013
 Parents and Guardians,   Please read the attachment from District 43 Trustees regarding the Graduation Pranks and Vandalism.   Every year our school district experiences damage done to schools through Graduation Pranks.  The vandalism in the school, to the buildings and grounds is so severe that it totals tens of thousands of dollars...

Coquitlam Summer Learning Registration Information

May 01, 2013
    Coquitlam Summer Learning Registration Coquitlam Summer Learning 2013 have published their Registration Dates. Registration start dates are: ·          Grade 10 Courses   -May 7 th ·          Grade 11 and 12 Courses –May 9 th   Remember, all students must have an account with Coquitlam Summer Learning online system before registering for a course....

PMSS Day on Friday, April 26th, 2013 -Grade 9, 10 and 11 Healthy Living Seminars & Assembly * Special Bell Schedule

April 18, 2013
PMSS DAY for Grade 9-11 Students   Port Moody Secondary every year holds seminars for students in grades 9, 10 and 11. Friday, April 26th is our PMSS DAY.  Our students will participate in Healthy Living Seminars with differrent themes for each grade followed by a Cyber Bullying Prevention Assembly.    Grade  9s...

PMSS DAY on Friday, April 26th, 2013 -Grade 12 EXIT INTERVIEWS *Special Bell Schedule

April 18, 2013
PMSS Day is a yearly event for our school.  Our Grade 12 students engage in their Graduation Transition Exit Inteviews through scheduled interviews from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.  The interviews are 20 minutes in length.  Grade 12 students present to staff.  Interview times and student names are posted at the...

Valedictorian Speeches on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

April 18, 2013
Valedictorian Speeches! On Tuesday, April 30th our grade 12 students will listen to the several grade 12 students present their case to be the Valedictorian who shall represent the Grad Class of 2013 at the Commencement on Sunday, June 23rd at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.   Stay tuned for the announcement...

Parent-Teacher Reporting Interviews on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

April 18, 2013
  The Port Moody Secondary Parent-Teacher Reporting Interviews is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd.  We have afternoon and evening Parent-Teacher Reporting Meetings.   From 1:30pm to 4 pm teachers are available to meet with parents or guardians by appointment. Please call the main office at 604 939 6656 to book and appointment with...

Report Cards Distributed on Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 18, 2013
The Semester Two Midterm Report Card is being distributed on Thursday, April 25th in a "Walk Through Phoenix Class".  This midterm report provides students and parents an academic progress report which includes a Letter Grade for grade 9s and a Percentage Mark for grades 10-12, as well as a Work Habit...

PMSS Pro-d Day on Friday, April 19, 2013

April 18, 2013
April 19th is a district wide professional development day for all schools in District 43 (Coquitlam).  There are no classes  and the school is closed for students.

District 43 Budget Letter to Parents and Guardians from the Superintendent

April 12, 2013
The Board of Education and our Superintendent, Mr. Tom Grant, has requested that all schools communicate the Budget Update Letter to parents and guardians.  As of April 12, 2013 all parents and guardians with a registered email address will receive the letter through email.  Please find the the Budget Update Letter...

Budget Update Letter from the Superintendent, Tom Grant

April 12, 2013
The Board of Education and Tom Grant have asked schools to communicate with parents and guardians the information on the District 43 (Budget).  The letter was sent to parents electronically who have email addresses at Port Moody Secondary. Please find and attachment with the letter.

District 43 (Coquitlam) Budget Update from Tom Grant, Superintendent

April 12, 2013
The Board of Education and our superintendent, Mr. Tom Grant, has asked for this parent letter to be distributed to our parents.  As of April 12, 2013, Port Moody Secondary has emailed this letter to all parents listed in our computer sytem.  The letter is attached.

S-Trip Information -Not an Authorized Port Moody Overnight Trip

April 11, 2013
Parents and Guardians, We have had a number of conversations with parents over the last few weeks regarding the S-Trip Company who is inviting our Grade 11 students to participate in a week long overnight trip in July 2013 to Pacific Mexico.  There can also be other trips organized by S-Trips...

Assembly Schedule for tomorrow cancelled

March 05, 2013
Wednesday March 6th will be a regular school day schedule. The assemblies are rescheduled for next Wednesday march 13th

Design a Mascot for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games - Deadlne is March 8

February 17, 2013
Deadline is on March 8! Open the attached document for more information or visit:

Cross Catchment Forms 2013

February 08, 2013
District 43 has a Cross Catchment Application Process for any parents who would like to transfer their child to another school other than the neighbourhood catchment school. There are two applications: Kindergarten cross catchment forms and Grades 1 to 12 cross catchment forms. Applications are online starting 8am at 9am and...

Police Mock Exercises near Port Moody Secondary School

January 22, 2013
Today, the police will be conducting mock training exercises in the vicinity of Port Moody Secondary School. They will be using mock firearms that may sound like gun shots, however, there is no threat or danger to anyone. They will also be acting out scenarios as part of their training. We...

Police Mock Exercises near Port Moody Secondary School

January 16, 2013
The police will be conducting mock training exercises for the next 4 days in the vicinity of Port Moody Secondary School. They will be using mock firearms that may sound like gun shots, however, there is no threat or danger to anyone. They will also be acting out scenarios as part...

January 7th, 2013 - school re-opens and....

December 20, 2012

Early release for Wed. Dec. 19 at 2:00 pm

December 19, 2012
The school will be releasing all students today at 2:00 pm due to a power outage.

The Music Department Christmas Concert moved to Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 7:00 pm

December 19, 2012
The Music Department Christmas Concert is now moved to Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 7:00 pm.   Save the date!!  

Orchestra Performance on Dec. 20, 2012

December 12, 2012
Please join the orchestra on Dec. 20th at Henderson Mall from 12:00 - 2:00pm. Seasonal and classical favourites will be featured. See you there!  

Report Cards distributed on Monday, November 19th, 2012 in the Phoenix Class

November 06, 2012
Our first Formal Report Card is distributed on Monday, November 19th.   The report card includes letter grades for grade 9s and percentages for grades 10-12, as well as work habit symbol of "Good, Satisfactory or Needs Improvement" and behaviour/academic comments.  The report card reflects the student's academic progress from September 4th...

Career Day at PMSS -Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

November 06, 2012
Port Moody every year holds a Career Day in November for all students in the school.  Each grade has a unique event.    Grade 9 students are involved in the "Take Your Kid To Work" Program.  This allows students to shadow or work alongside a parent and learn about their parent's career....

Port Moody Senior Sail on October 26, 2012 Harbour Cruises in Vancouver, boarding 7:15 pm; Cruise is 8-11 pm

October 26, 2012
Senior Sail is on Friday, October 26th at the Harbour Cruises in Vancouver.  Students are to be at the boat by 7:15pm.  The crusie is from 8-11 pm.  Parents are responsible to pick up their child or make arrangement for safe travel there and back.  There is a parking lot at...

4th Annual Field Hockey Game for the Cure for Cancer on Sunday November 4th at 4pm

October 26, 2012
The 4th Annual Field Hockey Game For the Cure of Cancer will be held on November 4th at  4pm on the Cunnings Turf Field #7 in Town Centre Park.  This field hockey match is between the All-Start High School Team and the Tri-City Eagles Field Hockey Club.   Their goal is to...

PMSS Halloween Letter to Parents and Students -Selecting Appropriate Costumes

October 16, 2012
Please find the letter that was sent home through the Port Moody Times as well as with the Report Cards on October 15, 2012.    Please discuss with your son or daughter the appropriate selection of their Halloween Costumes that will ensure a safe and appropriate costume for our school event on...

Halloween Costume Appropriateness: Children of the Street Society

October 16, 2012
Diane Sowden from the Children of the Street Society advocates for appropriate Halloween costumes for children and youth.  The letter attached outlines the importance that students do not glamorize sexual exploitation and gang-like costumes.    Our school and District 43 are in support of appropriate costumes for Halloween.    On October 31st our...

Report Cards distributed on Monday, October 15, 2012

October 16, 2012
Students received their Report Cards in Phoenix Class on Monday, October 2012.  This report card is a "snapshot' of the first 20 classes of semester one.  Work habits and academic performance comments are included in this report card.   If you have not seen the report card, please ask your son or...

Report Cards Distributed on Monday, October 15th, 2012

October 16, 2012
Students received their Informal Report Cards for Semester One -Term One on Monday, October 15th in their Phoenix classes.  The Informal Report Card is a "snapshot" of the student's work habits and academic learning over the first twenty days of school.    This report card includes work habits (Good, Satisfactory or Needs...

The Port Moody Orchestra is involved in the production called "The Dare"

October 15, 2012
The Port Moody Orchestra is involved in the production called The Dare, presented Saturday Oct 20th @7:30 at the Surrey Bell Centre.

Inlet Jazz Band and Harmony Choir performance

October 15, 2012
Inlet Jazz Band and Harmony Choir perform at Evergreen Cultural Centre on Friday November 2 @7:30

Autumn Nocturne - Fall Concert

October 15, 2012
It is on Tuesday October 23 at 7PM in the school's gym.

Parent-Teacher Meeting -"Building Connections Together" at PMSS on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm

September 19, 2012
Dear Parents of a Port Moody Secondary Student,   This Thursday – September 20 th at 6:00 – 8:00 pm we are providing an informal setting and opportunity for Parents and Teachers to meet called “Building Connections Together.”   We are encouraging you to come out and participate in this program.   At 6:00...

Exit Interview Final Schedule

April 24, 2012
This is the Exit Interview schedule.  Assigned interview areas are the Multipurpose area, library and Drama Room. 

Grad Commencements

March 28, 2012
Grad Commencements will be Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7pm at the Orpheum .


March 06, 2012
The PAC meeting scheduled for March 6th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.


March 06, 2012
The PAC meeting scheduled for March 6th has been cancelled and will be reschedued. Date to be announced.

March Interim Report Card

February 24, 2012
There will not be an Interim Report Card sent home to parents his March as scheduled on our calendar.  The next reporting periods are at midterm in April and the semester end in June.  More information regarding the April and June report cards will be communicated through the PMSS Times.

Bell schedule change for Tuesday January 31, 2012

January 30, 2012
Tuesday January 31, 2012 has been changed from a Phoenix Bell Schedule to a Regular Bell Schedule.

Stepping Up to Secondary School

January 04, 2012
Do you have a child with special needs?  So do we!   Secondary School Parent Information Evening Tuesday January 31st, 2012 6:30pm to 8:30pm The Gallery Room at Winslow Center 1100 Winslow Avenue Coquitlam

It's Time to Talk About Middle School

January 04, 2012
Do you have a child with special needs?  So do we!   Middle School Parent Information Evening Thursday January 19th, 2012 6:30pm to 8:30pm The Gallery Room at Winslow Center 1100 Winslow Avenue Coquitlam

Making The Most of Secondary School

January 04, 2012
Information session for parents and students in grades 9 and 10 who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.   Tuesday January 24, 2012 6:00pm to 8:30pm Gallery Room at Winslow Center 1100 Winslow Avenue Coquitlam

Port Moody BLUES WEAR order form

November 23, 2011
Orders due by December 14, 2011 in order to receive clothing by mid-January 2012.


November 10, 2011
Grade 11 & 12 students are invited to attend this year’s Career Fair Friday, November 18/11, from 9 am – 12, at Gleneagle Secondary School .  Over 48 representatives from industry, public and private post-secondary institutions will be on hand to assist students in preparation for life after high school: see...

Grads can book photo appointments with Artona. Read more here.

November 03, 2011
To book an appointment, go to search for "Port Moody Secondary", create an account, (Don't use your PMSS's user name and password!) and book an appointment.

Technical difficulties with Subscription email list

October 18, 2011
Dear parents, We have recently had some problems with our email subscription list. The district technology department is working on a solution and we hope to have everything working within the next week. Sorry for the delays and thank you for your patience while we work out the software conflict.

Can all of Mr. McMahon’s English 11 IB/TOK 11 students please return their textbooks and novels to him ASAP.

June 21, 2011
Can all of Mr. McMahon’s English 11 IB/TOK 11 students please return their textbooks and novels to him ASAP. If you cannot locate him, bring him to the office instead. It was an oversight that they were not collected, as the incoming grade 11 students need these books.


June 15, 2011
Think again: 199 Grade 12 students have NOT yet made their PSI Selections for their final transcript.   If you don’t know what a PSI Selection is, you’re probably in the 199! You must authorize the Ministry of Education to send your final transcript to the Post-Secondary Institution ( PSI ) of...


June 09, 2011
Port Moody Station Museum is looking for student volunteer actors, ages 13-18, for heritage parts in the Museum’s celebration of Canada Day & Golden Spike Days, July 1 – 3 .   Volunteers will train with a professional heritage actor in a two hour workshop June 27, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, with...

Spring Fling - Friday May 27th

May 11, 2011
Spring Fling:   This year’s Spring Fling will take place on Friday May 27 th from 10:45-12:40pm.   We will be on an assembly bell schedule and students will attend the first Block 2 class and then proceed on to enjoy the SPRING FLING for the second Block 2 and all through lunch....

Athletic Banquet Date Change

May 10, 2011
Our Athletic Banquet date has been changed from May 26th to May 18th.  The event begins at 5pm with dinner in the cafeteria and awards to follow.  Following the awards, there will be a slideshow of the years event for everyone to enjoy in the gym.  Tickets will be available beginning...

Business and Individuals that have donated to After Grad!

May 03, 2011
The After grad committee would like to thank the following supporters of PMSS After Grad! Basic Eyewear Bart Aldrich, Notary BC Safety Authority Sony Glenayre Community Association Rockwells Bar & Grill Reid Point Marina Dr. Douglas Macadam Heads Up Lougheed Mall administration O Soleil Soleil RBC bank, Newport Tan de Soleil...

Business and individuals that have donated to After Grad!

May 03, 2011
Basic Eyewear Bart Aldrich, Notary BC Safety Authority Sony Glenayre Community Association Rockwells Bar & Grill Reid Point Marina Dr. Douglas Macadam Heads Up Lougheed Mall administration O Soleil Soleil RBC bank, Newport Tan de Soleil Scotia Bank, St. Johns Street Dairy Queen, St. Johns Angelo's Salon, St. Johns Brunette Insurance...

After grad needs you!!

May 03, 2011
The After-grad committee is a small group of volunteers who needs your support both through donations and volunteering your time to help out. This committee works hard to provide graduating students with an opportunity to celebrate after graduation in a safe environment. Attached are donation letters in 4 languages if you...

After-grad Volunteers and donation letters

April 29, 2011
The Aftergrad committee comprises a handful of parents who fundraise and volunteer their time to provide graduating students with an opportunity to celebrate in a safe environment. The committee works diligently and needs your support both in donations and in volunteering to help. Attached to this announcement are donation letters in...


April 28, 2011
  S” Trips are NOT SANCTIONED! Over the last few years, secondary schools in our school district are being impacted by agents outside of our school and district who are promoting trips for students in our schools.   None of these trips are sanctioned by the school district or Port Moody Secondary.   Unfortunately,...

Port Moody Day Friday April 29th

April 28, 2011
  Grade 12 Exit Interviews -interviews are scheduled by appointment: Our 2011 Graduates will be concluding part of their academic journey by completing their Grad Transition or IB CAS Exit Interviews on Friday, April 29 th .   Our students will engage in a conversation or story telling about their educational experiences and...

Persian Parenting Course

April 27, 2011
Please see the attached document from the Iranian Educators Society offering parenting courses for Persian speaking families during the month of May

Coquitlam Summer School Brochure 2011

April 26, 2011
Please find attached the summer school brochure outlining the courses, locations and costs of programs offered this year.   Registration dates are as follows:   Elementary & Middle:  June 7th, 2011   Secondary:  May 17th, 2011 (Grade 10)                    May 18th, 2011 (Grade 11/12)   Remedial:  In-person June 21st, 2011   All accounts must be set up...

Commencement Ticket Sale

April 19, 2011
Commencement Tickets:   Tickets will be on sale in the office beginning Monday May 16th.  They will be $8 each and there is no limit on number of tickets available for purchase.  Graduating students do NOT need to purchase a ticket.   Cap and gown order forms were due last month.  Make sure...

Grade 12 Dinner/Dance Ticket Sales:

April 19, 2011
Grade 12 Dinner/Dance Ticket Sales : Ticket sales will begin Monday May 2 nd for the Grade 12 Dinner/Dance and the Aftergrad party.  Tickets for the Dinner/Dance will be $100 and the Aftergrad will be $30 in advance and $40 at the door.  Tickets will be on sale in the MPR...

Parent/Teacher Interviews Thursday April 28th

April 13, 2011
PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS – A reminder that Parent/Teacher interviews will take place on Thursday April 28 th .   Appointment times with teachers are available in the afternoon from 1:30-4:00pm.   Please call the school to book your appointment at 604-939-6656.   We will also be offering drop-in session in the gym from 6:00-8:00pm.   If...

IB Exam Schedule May 2011

April 13, 2011
Please see attached IB Exam Schedule for our upcoming May exams.

Blues Bell Schedule

April 12, 2011
Tuesday April 26th will be a Blues Bell schedule.  Report Cards will be distributed this day in a walk through Phoenix.

April 29th Exit Interview Rubric 2011

April 07, 2011
Grade 12 students should look at the Exit Interview rubric when planning for their exit interview


April 05, 2011
Meet employers from a wide range of sectors, including business, financial services, and food, janitorial, and retail service industries.   Employers attending include: T & T Supermarket, Safeway, Royal Bank of Canada, Denny’s, Dairy Queen, Orange Julius, Alpine Building Maintenance, Hon’s Coquitlam, and many more.   The fair is from 10 am to...

April 29th 2011 Exit Interview Schedule

April 04, 2011
The exit interview schedule is available online under programs and services, Graduation Transitions.

Port Moody Music Department's Annual Spring Concert

March 01, 2011
Please read the attached pdf file for more information.

Police Fan Out

February 21, 2011
The Port Moody Police Department has provided the attached fan out notice.

Student Course Request Verification Information

February 16, 2011
Dear P.M.S.S. Parent, A course verification sheet indicating the courses that your son/daughter has chosen for our next school year will be sent home on Thursday, February 17 th .   This sheet also contains their chosen alternate courses. Please look through the Verification Sheet, ensure that at least 8 courses are...

Meet the Maestro

February 08, 2011
All parents and members of the Port Moody Community are welcome to come and hear Maestro Bramwell Tovey, conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  He will be addressing the student body March 3, at 1:45 in the Gym.  Parents and members of the public are welcome to attend.”

After Grad Committee Meeting

February 02, 2011
There will be an After Grad Committee meeting Tuesday February 8th, 2011 at 7pm in the Library of PMSS.

Phoenix Walk Through Jan 31st and Feb 3rd

January 21, 2011
Walk Through Phoenix – We will be having two walk through Phoenix classes during the first week of semester 2.  The first walk through will be Monday January 31 st between blk 0 and blk 1 .  The purpose is for students to collect their semester 2 timetable and for our...

Ministry of Education Parent Satisfaction Survey

January 11, 2011
Parents of grade 10 and 12 students are encouraged to participate in the online survey.  Please see the attachment for more information

Budget Presentations

January 06, 2011
The Board of Education invites public input into the 2011-2012 budget at the following Board meetings:   January 11th, February 1st, and March 15th 7:30pm School Board Office 55 Poirier St., Coquitlam   To appear as a delegation, please contact Gail Dowler at or 604-939-9201, ext. 261 ...

Student Documentation Needed From Parents

January 04, 2011
Please see the attached document for instructions needed to provide us with the correct documentation to complete your child's student records.  We really need to have these documents in to the office by January 21. 2011.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 604 939 6656.  Thank you...

Blues Schedule Friday December 17th, 2010

December 14, 2010
On Friday December 17th we will be having a Blues Bell Schedule and all students will be dismissed at 2:05pm. Happy Holidays!

VSO ticket voucher

December 08, 2010
Would the person who received the VSO ticket voucher at the Music Concert December 7th please contact Mrs. Sluyter at the Music Department.    I need to pass along information in order for you to redeem the tickets.  Thank you. ...


December 02, 2010
If you missed the third information meeting on the Local Scholarship package, open the attachments to view and print the Scholarships and Bursaries Listing as well as the Universal Application Form.  The Application Form is a 'printable' PDF file, which can be filled in either by typing in the fields provided...

Science World Field Trip

November 30, 2010
The Science World Field trip has been re-scheduled for Friday December 3rd.  Students are asked to meet in the small gym at 8:30am to load onto the buses.  Any questions or concerns please contact Joni Tsui at 604-939-6656.


November 25, 2010
The trip to Science World to see Body Works has been cancelled due to the weather and road conditions.  Students are to attend regular classes today.

Inclement Weather

November 24, 2010
Just a reminder to parents and students regarding winter weather conditions...please listen to the radio and check the school district web-site at for updates on school closures should there be signficant snowfall.  You can also find out information on school closures on the radio at CKWX 1130 AM, CKNW 980 AM...

School Bell Schedule for Parent/Teacher Interviews

November 16, 2010
The attached bell schedule indicate the start and end times of each block and the time students will be dismissed this Thursday November 18th for Parent-Teacher Invterviews.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school at 604-939-6656. 

2011 Exam and Activities Schedule for the week of January 24th-28th

November 15, 2010
Please check out our exam and activities schedule for the end of semester 1.  For grade 9 students, there will be some final exams and a Health and Careers Day.  For students in grades 11-12, there are some provincial exams to write.  Grade 11 and 12 IB students are required to...

GRAD Photos - November 23rd to November 28th

November 10, 2010
Grade 12 students and their parents are reminded to sign up on the Artona Photography website: and click on My School , to book their photo sitting for their Graduation Photos.  All graduating grade 12 students should book an appointment to ensure their graduation photo will be in the yearbook...

Port Moody Pro-D Day - Friday, November 19th

November 10, 2010
Port Moody Secondary staff shall be meeting on Friday November 19th for our school based professional development day.  Our school will be closed and no students are in session.  Please note this is a school based professional day for Port Moody Secondary only and our neighbourhool schools are in session.

Parent-Teacher Interviews on Thursday, November 18th - afternoon or evening

November 10, 2010
Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm in order to accommodate the afternoon Parent-Teacher Interviews.  A special bell schedule will be arranged for classes on the 18th so students will attend all classes that day.   Parents and guardians are reminded of the Parent-Teacher Interviews on the 18th to discuss your child's academic...

August 2010 Newsletter

August 27, 2010
For your convenience we have dropped our August Newsletter on the front page of our school web site.  In future, please sign up to have the monthly newsletter sent to you via your email address. You will find the button to do this below the telephone number on the home page...

Port Moody Secondary School

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