Burnaby South Secondary School

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Burnaby South Secondary
BurnabySouthSecondary.jpg
Address
5455 Rumble St
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5J 2B7
Canada
Coordinates 49°12′58″N 122°59′7″W / 49.21611°N 122.98528°W / 49.21611; -122.98528Coordinates: 49°12′58″N 122°59′7″W / 49.21611°N 122.98528°W / 49.21611; -122.98528
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1922
School board School District 41 Burnaby
School number 4141062
Principal Ms. Victoria Lee
Staff 104
Grades 8-12
Enrollment 1860 (Sept 2016)
Language English, ASL
Area South Slope
Mascot The letter "R" in black, with yellow outlines. Previously a cowboy resembling a rebel.
Team name Rebels
Website

Burnaby South Secondary is a public high school in Burnaby, British Columbia, and it serves the South Slope, Burnaby neighbourhood, and Southern Burnaby. It is one of the eight high schools within School District 41 Burnaby. Burnaby South currently contains approximately 1800 students.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1922, and the BC School for the Deaf was moved to the site in 1995.

Developed as a Year 2000 school, the building incorporated a significant amount of technology, including monitors in all the halls and classrooms in place of PAs and a card swipe attendance system. Former B.C. Premier Christy Clark graduated from Burnaby South in 1983.

Feeder schools include Nelson, Clinton, Glenwood, South Slope, Suncrest, and Maywood.

Facilities[edit]

A broadcasting class named Television Production (TVP) delivers the morning announcements every day in the form of a news report called RebelsMedia. Partner to the Television Production program is the Video Production class where students create short films for the school and local film festivals.

Facilities include two tournament sized gymnasiums, a fitness/dance room, a weight room, a wrestling room, and a large indoor running track encircling the physical education facility; a professional 600 seat community theatre, called The Michael J. Fox Theatre; lab facilities in science, home economics, art, drama, business education, and technology education; and Southpoint, the school store run by Marketing students.

Sports teams are available from grades 8-12 for basketball, wrestling, swimming, golf, soccer, rugby, volleyball, badminton, tennis, and dragon boating.

Burnaby South also offers many clubs and councils to its students. Notable clubs include We Council, Student Government, and Interact.

Academics[edit]

The school offers several honours courses and a variety of Advanced Placement courses. In late 2013, the Burnaby School District announced that the school would be offering the AP Capstone Diploma Program in the 2014/15 year.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

School Reports - BC Ministry of Education