Brampton Centennial Secondary School

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Brampton Centennial Secondary School
251 McMurchy Avenue South
Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 1Z4
Coordinates 43°40′01″N 79°44′51″W / 43.66694°N 79.74750°W / 43.66694; -79.74750Coordinates: 43°40′01″N 79°44′51″W / 43.66694°N 79.74750°W / 43.66694; -79.74750
School type Public, high school
Founded June 1, 1967
School board Peel District School Board
Superintendent Adrian Graham
Area trustee Kathy McDonald
School number 896055[1]
Principal Terry Whittmell
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1327 (September 2015[1])
Language English
Colour(s) Red, Yellow and Black             
Mascot Buck
Team name BCSS Bucks

Brampton Centennial Secondary School (BCSS) is a public high school located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and is part of the Peel District School Board. In September 2008, BCSS had 1,775 students.[1]


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.[2]


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[edit]

  • 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)


50th Anniversary Celebration of Brampton Centennial Secondary School[edit]

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

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal[edit]

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.[5] It eventually culminated in allowing the Turner Consulting Group to release a Research Report on Hiring and Promotion at the Peel District School Board.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Brampton Centennial Secondary School". Elementary School Profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "School History". Brampton Centennial Secondary School. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Just for Laughs venue for new 'shock' material". CTV Television Network. 2001-07-21. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  4. ^ "JULIE WHITE". Brampton Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
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