Burnaby South Secondary School

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Burnaby South Secondary
BurnabySouthSecondary.jpg
Address
5455 Rumble St

, ,
Canada
Coordinates49°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 typePublic, high school
Founded1922
School boardSchool District 41 Burnaby
School number4141062
PrincipalMs. Victoria Lee
Staff104
Grades8-12
Enrollment1693[1] (2015)
LanguageEnglish, ASL
AreaSouth Slope
MascotThe letter "A rhino”
Team nameRebels
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 1700 students.[2]

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 is highly academic, having been known to send its graduates to prestigious universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Harvard. The school offers a wide variety of honours courses and 22 Advanced Placement courses.. In 2013, the Burnaby School District announced that the school would be offering the AP Capstone Diploma Program in the 2014/15 year. As of 2019, it is one of only ten schools across Canada that offer the program.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burnaby South Secondary & BC Provincial School for the Deaf (BCSD)". Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ Burnaby South Secondary & BC Provincial School for the Deaf (BCSD). Burnaby Board of Education School District 41 https://burnabyschools.ca/burnaby-south-secondary-bc-provincial-school-for-the-deaf-bcsd/. Retrieved 31 July 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-12-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/christy-clark/ Accessed 2014-10-26
  5. ^ http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/christine-sinclair/ Accessed 2014-10-26

External links[edit]

School Reports - BC Ministry of Education