Charlottetown Rural High School
|Charlottetown Rural High School|
|100 Raiders Road
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1E 1K6
|School type||Public High school|
|School board||Public Schools Branch|
|Language||English and French|
|Colour(s)||Red and White|
|Team name||Rural Raiders|
Charlottetown Rural High School (CRHS), known colloquially as "The Rural", is a Canadian secondary school in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Students that attend the school come from the north and east parts of Queens County, including the City of Charlottetown and the town of Stratford.
The school is administratively part of the Public Schools Branch on Prince Edward Island. Its official colours are red and white and the mascot is an osprey, referred to also as a Raider. The sports teams from "The Rural" are called the Rural Raiders.
History and characteristics
- In 1966, Charlottetown Rural High School was built in the growing suburban community of West Royalty, north of the municipal limits of the city of Charlottetown.
- In 1994, The school was completely renovated to its present configuration which saw a new cafeteria and specialist instruction space added. The renovations saw the building's exterior and interior remodelled using a modern design of unusual angles and curves that symbolize waves which surround Prince Edward Island.
- In 1995, West Royalty was amalgamated into the city of Charlottetown; however the name of the school was not changed.
The school is currently the largest in the province in terms of student enrollment and 2nd largest in terms of area. The high school offers both French and English language and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Sports offered at Charlottetown Rural include:
- boys and girls basketball
- boys and girls rugby
- boys and girls soccer
- boys and girls track and field
- boys and girls volleyball
- girls softball
- girls field hockey
- boys and girls badminton
- boys and girls cross country
- boys and girls golf
- boys and girls and mixed Dodgeball
Basketball Tournaments - The "Confederation City Classic" is an annual basketball tournament hosted in early January by Charlottetown Rural which draws 24 teams competing from across the Maritime Provinces and sometimes further afield. 2008 was the 25th year for the tournament.
Clubs at Charlottetown Rural
Charlottetown Rural High is home to clubs like:
- E.Y.E.S. Committee (Empowering Youth through Engagement in Service)
- Free The Children
- School Newspaper - Rural Reader
- Yearbook Committee
- Grad Activity Committee
- Prom Committee
- Student Council
- Gay-Straight Alliance
- We Are Loved
- Improv Club
- Anime Club
Every year the students and staff of CRHS take part in various fundraiser for Charities.
One annual project is Adopt A Family. This project takes place in December, homeroom classes are assigned a family, and given a list of what each member wants for Christmas. The students donate their own money and/or set up activities to raise money, then purchase the items that are on the lists. Each year dozens of families in PEI are able to have Christmas presents, and dinner because of this.
Charities sponsored by the student council include:
- 2006-2007 - Free The Children
- 2007-2008 - Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
- 2010-2011 - Free The Children
- Mozzi Gyorio, Canadian soccer player
- Mildred Dover, former English department head, former MLA, PEI Minister of Health and Social Services, and Speaker of the House.
- Chester Gillan, former teacher, who later served as a provincial cabinet minister in various roles including Minister of Education.
- "CPA (Commonwealth parliamentary association) activities: the Canadian scene". Canadian Parliamentary Review. June 2000. Retrieved 2007-11-22.