Bamfield Trip Update

Our much anticipated Bamfield Trip is just around the corner, taking place from Tuesday, May 9 to Friday, May 12.  Final fees have been given out to students along with an Informational Handout to Parents.  Individual fundraising efforts have been credited and applied to those students who participated in the and Cookie Dough fundraisers.  Please note that final balances are due by Friday, April 21.  Please contact our secretary, Lu, if alternate arrangements need to be made.

Some important things to note:


Tues, May 9 6:30am depart Ideal, 8:30am ferry from Horseshoe Bay, Arrive @Bamfield 2:30-3pm

Fri, May 12 – 7:00am Depart Bamfield, 11:50am ferry from Nanaimo, pickup @Ideal 2:45-3pm

DO NOT BE LATE!!!!!  We will not wait for any students who do not show up on time for departure as we have ferry and bus reservations that are time sensitive.

Please provide your child with a bagged lunch for Tues, May 9 AND money for lunch on the ferry for Fri, May 12.

Contact Information:


100 Pachena Rd

Bamfield, BC

250-728-3301 (tel)


School cell phone (emergency only):


What to Bring:

Packing List

Desserts, Arts and Drama Night

Our Annual Desserts, Arts and Drama night is our biggest fundraiser of the year and will be taking place on Thursday, April 27 from 6:30-9:00pm.  Bring out your families, friends, and prospective students!  Join in a fun evening of drama skits performed by our Grade 9 drama class and directed by our senior drama students, our talent show put on by our amazingly talented students, our silent auction hosted by our PAC and, of course, the variety of dessert items made by our students’ parents.  Don’t miss out!

On a related note, our PAC is calling for volunteers as well as donated auction items and bake sale items.  Auction items may be brought into Lu in our office at this time (no used goods, include an approximate value).  If you would like to volunteer with the PAC or have bake sale items, please contact the PAC through

Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair

Congratulations to Charm & Brianna (gr.9), Lucy & Jessica L (gr.9), and Sham & Goldman (gr.10) who represented Ideal Mini at the Greater Vancouver District Science Fair held at UBC from Apr.6-8. It was great opportunity for our students to participate and compete against some of the best science fair projects in the Lower Mainland.

Special congratulations to Charm and Brianna who received an Honorable Mention for their efforts.  Well done!