Brampton Centennial Secondary School
|Brampton Centennial Secondary School|
|251 McMurchy Avenue South
Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 1Z4, Canada
|School board||Peel District School Board|
|Area trustee||Steve Kavanagh|
|Vice principal||Ms. M Zammit
Ms. M. Reynolds
|School type||Public high school|
|Team name||BCSS Bucks|
|Colours||Red, Yellow and Black|
|Founded||June 1, 1967|
|Enrollment||1065 (September 2013)|
|Homepage||Official web site|
The first secondary school in Brampton opened in 1852 as Brampton High School with twelve students and its first principal A. Thompson, and in 1888 had an annual budget of $868.25. After a fire, the school building was reconstructed in 1917. Brampton Centennial Secondary School was built in 1967 — the Canadian Centennial year — to replace Brampton High School. Canada's first mass school shooting happened on May 28 1975. Michael Slobodian killed student John Slinger, teacher Margaret Wright and wounded 13 others.
Brampton Centennial has many athletics programs which are collectively known by students as "Buckland." The schools sports programs include basketball, curling, swimming, track and field, volleyball, wrestling, hockey, ski & snowboard, archery, baseball, Fast Pitch, cricket, badminton, lacrosse, rugby and soccer.
Brampton Centennial holds the record for the most ever Canadian Football League players from any other high school in North America.
Recent Athletic Achievements:
- Senior Boys Cricket ROPSSAA Participants (2011)
- Junior Boys Basketball ROPSSAA Participants (2011)
- Senior Boys Basketball silver medal at ROPSSAA (2009)
- Girls Overall First in ROPSSAA Wrestling (2008)
- Boys Overall third in ROPSSAA Wrestling (2008)
- Girls Lacrosse ROPSSAA Silver Medalists (2008)
- Wrestling team placed second overall in ROPSSAA (2007-2008)
- Silver in ROPSSAA Championship Hockey (2007)
- ROPSSA silver curling boys (2006-2007)
- OFSSAA silver mixed curling (2006)
- Wrestling team won ROPSSAA Championship (2006)
- Two consecutive undefeated Junior Boys Rugby regular seasons (2005-2007)
- Reigning Varsity Boys Lacrosse Three-peat Champions (2004-2007)
- Peel Secondary School Athletic Association Senior Football Champions (1995)
- Stephen Coste Single Guy
- Chris Cuthbert - TSN Sports Broadcaster
- Wayne Middaugh and Peter Corner - World and Canadian curling champions
- Rick Nash - NHL player for the New York Rangers
- Scott Thompson of The Kids in the Hall was a student at Centennial Secondary School
- Scott Wedgewood - Goalie drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2010
- Ken Whillans - Former Mayor of Brampton
- Julie White - World class high jumper
- Jake Wilson - Semi-professional trombone player.
- Nirjar Bhojak - Greatest executive of the Student Activity Council
- "Brampton Centennial Secondary School". Elementary School Profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
- "School History". Brampton Centennial Secondary School. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
- "Just for Laughs venue for new 'shock' material". CTV Television Network. 2001-07-21. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
- Official web site
- School Profile at the Peel District School Board web site
- Profile at the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) web site