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Neighbour Relations

Our Good Neighbour Pledge
We work with our neighbours to pursue common goals and to resolve differences in the best interests of the school and the neighbourhood.
The purpose of our Good Neighbour Pledge is to provide a framework within which YHS will work with its neighbours to pursue common goals, communicate effectively, and to address differences in the best interest of the school and the neighbourhood.

This pledge will work under the following Guiding Principles:
  • To provide open and effective communication
  • To promote good neighbourhood practices
  • To minimize impacts on the neighourhood
  • To reflect and respect the objectives of the City of Vancouver, our neighbours and YHS

Neighbour Relations Committee

The purpose of the committee is to promote open and ongoing communication between area residents and YHS. Through committee meetings, residents will be kept informed of school initiatives and activities, and YHS will hear feedback, questions and concerns from residents.

Meetings:
Committee meetings will be held at least quarterly or on an as needed basis. Meetings can be requested by the school or members of the community.

Committee Members:
The Neighbour Relations Committee is comprised of residents of the neighbourhood area as well as members of the YHS administration. Residents can from time to time request to join the committee to ensure that neighbourhood issues are represented on the committee.

Communications:
The school website will list committee meeting dates and the meeting purpose.

Proactive Measures

Our YHS Shuttle Bus

York House provides students with a shuttle service from Chaldecott Park in the west and Prince Edward Park in the east to the Junior School each weekday morning.

Traffic Management

Through our Transportation Management Plan, we aim to reduce the number of student and staff private vehicle trips to and from the school by promoting alternate modes of travel, such as subsidized bus passes (the Compass card), car-pooling, and our shuttle bus.

We also promote and facilitate smooth traffic flow and traffic safety. There are designated lay-bys for drop-off/pick-up, parent volunteers and Provident Security staff monitor traffic and assist with directing traffic and ensuring the safety of our girls during peak periods. Ongoing communication with parents includes reminders about the drop-off/pick-up zones and traffic duty protocol.
 

Problem Resolution

Neighbours are encouraged to contact the YHS Neighbour Liaison on an individual basis with any questions or concerns regarding the school’s operations. The Neighbour Liaison will receive, record and respond to the neighbours’ concerns as soon as possible within two school days.

Kathy Kealey
kkealey@yorkhouse.ca

All neighbours are required to provide their name, home address, email and/or daytime telephone number to the Neighbour Liaison for follow-up. 

Note: Neighbours are encouraged to report illegally parked vehicles directly to the City of Vancouver Parking Enforcement Office (Enforcement Requests: 604-257-8727).