Brampton Centennial Secondary School
|Brampton Centennial Secondary School|
|251 McMurchy Avenue South
Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 1Z4
|School type||Public, high school|
|Founded||June 1, 1967|
|School board||Peel District School Board|
|Area trustee||Kathy McDonald|
|Enrollment||1327 (September 2015)|
|Colour(s)||Red, Yellow and Black|
|Team name||BCSS Bucks|
The first secondary school in Brampton opened in 1852 as Brampton High School with three students and its first principal A. Thompson. By 1888 it had an annual budget of $868.25. After a fire, the school building was reconstructed in 1977. Brampton Centennial Secondary School was built in 1967 — the Canadian Centennial year — to replace Brampton High School. Canada's first mass school shooting happened on May 28, 1975. Michael Slobodian killed student John Slinger, teacher Margaret Wright and wounded 13 others. This the incident that led to the school closing one of its washrooms, in which the student committed suicide.
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Brampton Centennial has many athletics programs which are collectively known by students as "Buckland." The schools sports programs include basketball, curling, swimming, track and field, volleyball, wrestling, hockey, ski & snowboard, archery, baseball, Fast Pitch, cricket, badminton, lacrosse, rugby and soccer.
Recent athletic achievements
- Senior Boys Cricket ROPSSAA Participants (2011)
- Junior Boys Basketball ROPSSAA Participants (2011)
- Senior Boys Basketball silver medal at ROPSSAA (2009)
- Girls Overall First in ROPSSAA Wrestling (2008)
- Boys Overall third in ROPSSAA Wrestling (2008)
- Girls Lacrosse ROPSSAA Silver Medalists (2008)
- Wrestling team placed second overall in ROPSSAA (2007-2008)
- Silver in ROPSSAA Championship Hockey (2007)
- ROPSSA silver curling boys (2006-2007)
- OFSSAA silver mixed curling (2006)
- Wrestling team won ROPSSAA Championship (2006)
- Two consecutive undefeated Junior Boys Rugby regular seasons (2005-2007)
- Reigning Varsity Boys Lacrosse Three-peat Champions (2004-2007)
- Peel Secondary School Athletic Association Senior Football Champions (1995)
- Chris Cuthbert - TSN Sports Broadcaster
- Wayne Middaugh and Peter Corner - World and Canadian curling champions
- Rick Nash - NHL player for the New York Rangers
- Scott Thompson of The Kids in the Hall was a student at Centennial Secondary School
- Scott Wedgewood - Goalie drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2010
- Ken Whillans - Former Mayor of Brampton
- Julie White - Olympic high jumper
50th Anniversary Celebration of Brampton Centennial Secondary School
On Saturday May 27, 2017, alumni students, teachers and staff will gather to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Brampton Centennial Secondary School. The reunion weekend will include presentations, memorabilia sharing and social times. To stay up to date, alumni are invited to subscribe to the Reunion e-newsletter on the BCSS Alumni website at http://bcssalumni.com/.
Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
Former Vice Principal Ranjit Khatkur of South Asian background alleged that her ethnic/racial background was the reason she was overlooked for promotion to principal despite fulfilling all requirements. She launched an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal alleging systematic discrimination in the Peel public board. It eventually culminated in allowing the Turner Consulting Group to release a Research Report on Hiring and Promotion at the Peel District School Board.
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- "Just for Laughs venue for new 'shock' material". CTV Television Network. 2001-07-21. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
- "JULIE WHITE". Brampton Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
- Official web site
- School Profile at the Peel District School Board web site
- Profile at the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) web site
- 50th Reunion of Brampton Centennial Secondary School