Stelly's Secondary School
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|Stelly's Secondary School|
Home of the Stingers
|1627 Stellys Cross Rd.
Saanichton, British Columbia, V8M 1S8, Canada
|School board||School District 63 (Saanich)|
|Principal||Mr. Peter Westhaver|
|Vice principal||Mrs. Tina Pierik & Mr. Vijay Periera|
|School type||Public High School|
|Language||English, French, Japanese, Spanish|
|Team name||Stelly's Stingers (male / female), Stelly's Queen Bees (female rugby team)|
|Colours||Burgundy and Gold|
Stelly's Secondary School is a public secondary school in Saanichton, British Columbia. It is located in School District 63 Saanich and teaches students in grades 9-12. Stelly's offers a wide range of academic classes and programs, as well as athletics programs and extra curricular clubs. Stelly's is known around the area for its community outreach efforts, as outlined in the Maclean's magazine article titled Canada's Best High Schools. The school is also home to The Boulders Climbing Gym.
Academics and programs
Beyond the regular academic offerings, students can enroll in University Placement Social Studies, Advanced Placement Physics and English Literature, Global Perspectives, Leadership, Outdoor Pursuits, Fashion Design, Musical Theatre, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Vocal Jazz, French Immersion, and a wide range of apprenticeship programs.
Athletics and sports programs include, but are not limited to, badminton, basketball, climbing, cricket, cross country, curling, cycling, golf, rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Clubs include Youth in Action, Gay Straight Alliance, Chess Club, Counterattack, Juggling Club, Roots and Shoots, Shakespeare Theatre Outside, Go Green, Student Council, Writing Club, and others.
Known as "The Boulders", the Boulders Climbing Gym is operated by a not-for-profit society that has been supporting youth and disability programs since 2005. The facility includes 60ft overhung walls and a 15m official speed wall, both approved for competition. It is one of two facilities in North America capable of hosting the IFSC International Federation of Sport Climbing's World Youth Championship, which was held at The Boulders in August 2013. Over 90 participants in after-school programs make use of the gym, as does the public and Stelly's 50-member student climbing academy.
- Kto12.ca webpage. [Retrieved 2013-01-06]
- Canada's best high schools. [Retrieved 2012-11-17]
- Gravel Roads: Stelly's secondary school and Boulders climbing gym in Victoria, January 7, 2013. [Retrieved 2013-01-25]
- IFSC Competition Calendar 2013. [Retrieved 2013-01-25]