Templeton Secondary School
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|Templeton Secondary School|
|727 Templeton Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia, V5L 4N8, Canada
|School board||School District 39 Vancouver|
|Superintendent||Mr. Steve Cardwell|
|Area trustee||Ms. Jane Bouey|
|Principal||Mr. Aaron Davis|
|Vice principal||Mr. J. Lauzon|
|School type||Secondary school|
|Colours||Maroon and Gold|
|Enrollment||900 (approx.) (2013)|
Templeton Secondary School is a public secondary school located in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood on the east side of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Its student teams won the SmartAsk competition in 2004 and have competed for Reach For The Top. It has won many awards for drama productions and for student films. Templeton is also known for its successful theatre and film programs, regarded as one of the best in British Columbia.
Templeton Secondary School has a multicultural student population, reflecting the community with approximately two thirds of the students having a first language other than English and at least one third of the students fluently bilingual. Over forty languages and dialects are spoken.
Templeton Junior High opened in the fall of 1927, with H. B. Fitch as the first Principal. The name of the school is from William Templeton, a former mayor of Vancouver. In 1956, The school's motto, "Pro Bono Omnium", which translates as "For The Good Of All", was chosen in 1927 by Mr. Fitch, the staff, and the students. Grade 10 students were added, and in 1963, Grade 11 students were added. In 1964, the first Grade 12 students entered Templeton and it became Templeton Secondary School. In 1975, the Templeton Park Pool was completed, along with playing fields, a track, tennis courts and sand pits.
- Templeton is home to a Mini-School Program for gifted children, from grades 8-12. The objective of the Mini School is to foster interdisciplinary learning and environmental stewardship through interdisciplinary activities and field trips that bring the students together for a more closer relationship with each other. All of the Mini-School students go to Strathcona Park and Manning Park annually, (though, due to budget concerns, the students now go to Apex, in the Okanagan, instead of Manning Park), Bamfield Marine Science Centre (grade 8) as well as other grade specific destinations, such as Victoria (grade 10) and Ashland, Oregon (grade 11).
- Templeton Secondary also offers English and Socials Enriched Programs for grades 8-11, in which students follow the same curriculum of the regular English and Socials program but goes into further detail of literature and themes and requires independent analysis and thought of literature (English) and challenges the learner and critical thinking (Socials). Both Enriched courses have more emphasis on group work and to an extent, more independent based learning. They are also advanced classes to the regular English and Socials curriculum.
- Math and Science 8 Challenge Programs, which allows a student to complete two years of Math and Science curriculum in one year.
- Templeton Secondary also offers courses in Home Economics, Typing, Sewing, Auto Mechanics, Electronics, Woodworking, Tourism, Literature, Photography, Art, Music, Choir, Drama and Film, and Television.
- ACE-IT program
- Secondary School Apprenticeship program
Aboriginal cultural enhancement
￼Templeton has a stated goal of building knowledge, acceptance, empathy, and appreciation of Aboriginal peoples' histories. The school has a Sacred Room, a welcoming and comfortable space for all students that celebrates Aboriginal traditions and cultures.
Templeton in popular culture
Many Hollywood producers and directors have commented that Templeton Secondary School has been one of the best schools in which they have filmed. The students are very respectful to the actors and crew when they're filming. At times, students are allowed to watch the filming as long as they are quiet on the set. Templeton has been used as a set for a number of productions (movies, TV shows, commercials) and presently continues to act as one.
- Templeton Secondary is best known as the interior set for "Smallville High" in the television drama series Smallville, as well as Beachwood High School in the TV series Kyle XY; Beachwood High and Smallville High murals still remain in the school's hallway. The hallway commonly known to the students as the "Smallville Hallway" is where most filming takes place for the TV shows and movies. As of 2007, the show Kyle XY continues to film at Templeton.
- The TV show Aliens in America has also been filmed at Templeton Secondary School.
- Bryan Adams performed in the auditorium for a lunch hour concert as a lead singer for Sweeney Todd in 1978.
- Scenes for the movie Personal Effects (2009) starring actors Ashton Kutcher and Michelle Pfeiffer were being filmed in the gym and parking lot of the school as of November 26, 2007.
- As of December 11, 2007, scenes from the movie What Goes Up starring actors Hilary Duff and Josh Peck were being filmed. The movie was released on May 29, 2009.
- As of January 22, 2008, filming the Nickelodeon original movie Gym Teacher: The Movie starring Nathan Kress, Avan Jogia, Brenna O'Brien, and Christopher Meloni.
- As of May 12–13, 2008, filming the Nickelodeon original movie Spectacular! starring Victoria Justice (Zoey 101), Avan Jogia, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Tammin Sursok, and Andrea Lewis.
- As of Summer 2008, filming scenes for the telefilm Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins. It was released on September 13, 2009, on Cartoon Network.
- As of November 20, 2008, and February 2009, filming scenes for the popular TV series Supernatural.
- Templeton was used for the pilot of the CW show, The Vampire Diaries.
- The interiors were used to shoot the film adaptation of the children's book 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' and Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2
- A few scenes from This Boy's Life (film) were filmed at Templeton
- Used for the High School extior in Nick's "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf" (2010)
- Used as the exterior of Chance Harbor High School, as well as the interior first and second floor hall ways and staircase, in The CW series The Secret Circle (2011)
- Used for the hallways, classrooms and auditorium for Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (film).
- Used as the high school that the Rangers attend in Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
- Francesco Aquilini, businessman and real estate developer
- Barry Beck, former New York Rangers captain
- Linda Chung, winner of Miss Chinese Vancouver 2003 and Miss Chinese International 2004; Hong Kong TVB actress
- Wayde Compton, writer
- John Ferguson, Sr., former Montreal Canadiens player and father of former Toronto Maple Leafs GM John Ferguson, Jr.
- Al Hendrix, father of the musician Jimi Hendrix
- Evelyn Lau, writer
- Bobby Lenarduzzi, soccer player
- Danny Lenarduzzi, soccer player
- Domenic Mobilio, soccer player
- Paloma Kwiatkowski, actor