Glenforest Secondary School

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Glenforest Secondary School
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Participate, Respect, Achieve
Offer the best, Expect the best, To be the best
Address
3575 Fieldgate Drive
Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 2J6, Canada
Information
School board Peel District School Board
Religious affiliation Public
Superintendent Anthony K. Edwards
Area trustee Sue Lawton
Rick Williams
Principal Cheri Riddell
Vice principal Sandra Trupp
Daphne Perugini
School type Public
Grades 9-12
Language English
Area Mississauga
Mascot Griffy
Team name Glenforest Gryphons
Colours Navy and Gold         
Founded 1969
Enrollment 1,431 (May 23, 2011)
Special programs Regional Enhanced Program
International Baccalaureate
Homepage http://schools.peelschools.org/sec/glenforest/Pages/default.aspx
Glenforest SS as taken from its front entrance.

Glenforest Secondary School is a public secondary school located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is also known as GFSS, the short-form. Established in 1969, Glenforest Secondary School is in Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario. It is operated by the Peel District School Board and is also a member of the Glenforest family.[1] Located at 3575 Fieldgate Drive, Glenforest offers education to many students in the area, Enhanced and IB students all over Peel. As of 2014, it has 1388 students in total.[2] The school mascot is the mythological creature the Gryphon, it is also nicknamed as Griffy. Glenforest Gryphons are the official sports team of the school.

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International Baccalaureate[edit]

Glenforest is recognized for its IB program. It has been an International Baccalaureate World School since November 2004. It offers the IB program from grades 9-12 with a vast range of subjects included. However, the IB program is sub-divided into two stages: Pre-IB and IB. Pre-IB is the initialization and preparation for the students entering the official IB program in grade 11. [3]

The IB Mission Statement[edit]

The International Bacalaureate Organization (IBO) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.[4]

Clubs and Activities[edit]

Glenforest offers numerous clubs and activities to its students. The major ones are:

  • KWA
  • Student Activity Council
  • Enhanced Student Committee
  • GAMA (Glenforest Association of Musical Arts)
  • Talon Times (newspaper)
  • International Baccalaureate Student League (IBSL)
  • Glenforest Peer Helpers (pH)
  • Animal Rights Club
  • DECA (organization)
  • Glenforest Debate Society
  • Youth For Global Action (now INTERACT, part of Rotary International)
  • Robotics Club
  • Drama Club
  • Chinese Chess Club
  • Mahjong Club
  • Poetry Club
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Anime Alliance
  • Green Team
  • Stand Against Stigma
  • Swim Team [5]
  • Student Writer's Guild

Glenforest Sports[edit]

The Gryphons are the official sports team.[6] The school has teams active in many sports and recreational activities such as badminton, volleyball, basketball and cricket. There are many other sports available to the students as well. The school participated in the non-profit fundraiser known as The Inside Ride to help raise money for cancer research. This included riding indoor bicycles for a total of an hour inside the school gym.

The Glenforest Pool[edit]

Glenforest Secondary is well known for its swimming pool. The pool is available for the residents of Mississauga for recreational purposes as it has been owned and operated by the city for 25 years. It is a 25 meter-long, 6 lane, rectangular shaped pool located inside the school. Some activities facilitated are Scuba diving and swimming.[7] Additionally, the Glenforest Swim Team conducts frequent swimming practices in the pool on weekdays.

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Coordinates: 43°37′38″N 79°35′34″W / 43.6273°N 79.5928°W / 43.6273; -79.5928