David Thompson Secondary School (Vancouver)

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David Thompson Secondary School
Thompson-sec.jpg
Nos Quoque Exploremus (Latin)
Let Us Explore
Address
1755 East 55th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V5P 1Z7, Canada
Coordinates 49°13′14″N 123°04′13″W / 49.22056°N 123.07028°W / 49.22056; -123.07028Coordinates: 49°13′14″N 123°04′13″W / 49.22056°N 123.07028°W / 49.22056; -123.07028
Information
School number 3939018
School board School District 39 Vancouver
Religious affiliation None
Superintendent

Mr. S. Cardwell

trustee= Carol Gibson
Principal Ms. I. Whishaw
Vice principal Ms. A. Haveman Dr. K. Handscomb Ms. L. Duncan
School type Public Secondary School
Grades 8-12
Language English
Area Victoria-Fraserview
Team name Trojans
Colours Blue and White         
Founded 1958
Enrollment 2500[1] (March 2008)
Homepage thompson.vsb.bc.ca

David Thompson Secondary School is a public secondary school located in the Victoria-Fraserview neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It had opened in 1958. The school served as a filming location for the 2009 film New Moon.[2]

History[edit]

David Thompson Secondary School opened in 1958. During the first year, 1500 students were enrolled and the first graduating class was in 1965. Gradually, the number increased until the mid-seventies where the average annual population was in excess of two thousand.In 1967 and 1968 the Sr Boys basketball teams were the lower mainland champions. Both years they made it to the provincial championship game finishing second in all of British Columbia.

Since the school's opening, eleven principals have served the school and its community. They are:

  • Mr. A.W. Hyndman (1958 - 1962)
  • Mr. H. Johnston (1962 - 1969)
  • Mr. K.R. MacKenzie (1969 - 1974)
  • Mr. T. Smith (1974-1978)
  • Mr. K.M. Macpherson (1978 - 1986)
  • Mr. L.A. Rosse (1986 - 1990)
  • Ms. B.M. Walker (1990 - 1995)
  • Mrs. J. Wilson (1995 - 2002)
  • Mr. I. McKay (2002 - 2006)
  • Mrs. D. Braeder (2006 - 2009)
  • Mrs. I. Whishaw (2009 - 2014)

District Programs[edit]

  • David Thompson Odyssey Mini School
  • GOLD (Gifted Learning Disabled) Program
  • BeST (Business Education, Science & Technology) Mini School

Filming at Thompson[edit]

In the spring of 2009, the second installment to The Twilight Saga, New Moon, was filmed at David Thompson. David Thompson was used as the set for Forks High School. In the summer of 2009, the third installment of the The Twilight Saga film series, Eclipse, was also filmed at David Thompson.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ School Information: District 039 - Vancouver
  2. ^ "Twilight stars filming New Moon at Vancouver high school". The Vancouver Sun. Canwest Publishing Inc. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 

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