North Battleford Comprehensive High School
|North Battleford Comprehensive High School|
|1791 110th Street
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
|School board||Living Sky School Division|
|School type||Public Secondary School|
|Motto||"From Possibility to Actuality"|
North Battleford Comprehensive High School (NBCHS) is one of three high schools in the city of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. NBCHS has a student body of around 800 students, and a faculty of approximately 50 teachers.
Construction of the school was completed in 1970, and was originally opened as North Battleford Collegiate Institute. In 1974 the school took the name NBCHS. In 1997 the school's building was divided, and the North West Regional College was incorporated into the building. In January 1988 the school became one of four in the province to offer the International Baccalaureate Programme. As of August 27, 2007 North Battleford Comprehensive became a smoke free zone.
It is currently in the process of becoming an urban reserve.
- Elgin Wyatt – (History) – candidate during the 2006 Canadian federal election.
- Gordon Barnhart – (History) – former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
Notable Sports Members
- Wade Belak - professional hockey player for the Nashville Predators
- Rueben Mayes - retired professional American football player
- Sheldon Napastiuk - retired professional Canadian football player
Other Notable Alumni
- W. Brett Wilson - Canadian entrepreneur
Student Representative Council
The SRC at NBCHS strives to make the school year more enjoyable for both students and staff. Meeting once a week, the SRC consists of representatives from each grade, a treasurer, secretary, and the Senior Ring and Pin of the school. While the grade representatives apply to be on the SRC, the other positions are elected by the student body.
The school has teams for Golf, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Curling, Track and Field, Wrestling, Badminton, and Cross Country Running Teams. Each team is successful in their respective category, and has won at least one provincial title at some point in time[when?]. The school's senior boys' basketball team has won the 4A provincial title two years in a row (2008–2009, 2009–2010).
The senior boys volleyball team placed second at the Volleyball Provincials in 2011.
The North Battleford Comprehensive High School offers a variety of clubs, providing students with a multitude of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities. These clubs include the pottery club, the book club, radio club, drama club, and the film club. The school also places a mock trial team in competition for the McKercher Cup, sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association.
Vice Principal Daryl Wing heads the school 'Rockstar Club' with his band Highway 4 North who have, over the course of the 2010-2011 scholastic year, learnt 3 songs, all of them covers. Their most popular cover song is 'Shine' by Collective Soul. It has become an unofficial anthem for the school, being heard at almost every school event throughout the year.
- "Both NBCHS Teams Head to HOOPLA". News Optimist. Retrieved 2011-11-01.