David Suzuki Secondary School

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David Suzuki Secondary School
Address
45 Daviselm Drive

, ,
Canada
Coordinates43°40′04″N 79°47′08″W / 43.6678°N 79.7855°W / 43.6678; -79.7855Coordinates: 43°40′04″N 79°47′08″W / 43.6678°N 79.7855°W / 43.6678; -79.7855
Information
School typeHigh school
MottoBe the change
Founded2011
School boardPeel District School Board
SuperintendentJeff deFreitas
Area trusteeDavid Green
PrincipalKerry Everitt
Grades9-12
Enrollment1850[1]
LanguageEnglish
CampusSuburban
AreaSpringbrook, Brampton
Colour(s)Dark blue, and Green
         
MascotGrizzly Bear
Team nameSuzuki Grizzly
Website

David Suzuki Secondary School is an institution located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The school is named after Canadian environmental activist David Suzuki[2] In association with the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, the school offers the Ontario curriculum in a program that is rich in environmental studies and models sustainable practices.[2] The school is also distinguished by the high level of computer technology available in school and utilized in classes.

The school is bounded by Queen Street West, Hurontario Street, Bovaird Drive West, and Mississauga Road.[3]

Curriculum[edit]

In addition to following the Ontario curriculum, David Suzuki SS also offers a Sports Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program (grade 11-12),[4] French Immersion programs (grade 10-12),[5] and a variety of environmental programming.[6] Such programs include partnership with the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and environmental education week.

Extracurricular Programs[edit]

Students run a Think Recycle program, which recycles old and unused electronic goods.[7] A portion of the proceeds earned go to David Suzuki SS for fundraising purposes.

Campus[edit]

David Suzuki SS has an AstroTurf field and track facility. It also borders on Teramoto park where students can access baseball and cricket facilities. David Suzuki SS was built by Percon Construction.[8] Building began on 1 May 2010 and was completed on 1 September 2011, estimated at a value of $27,910,000.

Social Media[edit]

David Suzuki SS maintains an active Twitter account, @DavidSuzukiSS, and an Instagram account aimed at fostering community and digital citizenship, @FacesofSuzuki.[9][10]

Feeder Schools[edit]

Elementary Schools[11]
  • James Potter Public School
  • Northwood Public School
  • Glendale Public School
  • Homestead Public School
  • Westervelts Corners Public School
  • Spring Brook Public School
Middle Schools[11]
  • Beatty-Fleming Senior Public School
  • Royal Orchard Middle School
  • Mccrimmon Middle School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Peel District School Board Retrieved March 2, 2015
  2. ^ a b "David Suzuki Visits School". Brampton Guardian. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Secondary School Families" (PDF). Peel District School Board. June 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  4. ^ High Skills Major Peel District School Board Retrieved April 3, 2015
  5. ^ [2] Peel District School Board Retrieved March 2, 2015
  6. ^ "Peel Board First to Name Secondary School for David Suzuki". BNTV News. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Recycle for a good cause". David Suzuki Foundation. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  8. ^ "David Suzuki Secondary School (a.k.a Credit Valley Secondary School)". Percon Construction. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  9. ^ "David Suzuki SS". Twitter. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Faces of Suzuki Secondary". Instagram. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  11. ^ a b "David Suzuki Family" (PDF). Schools by Family. Peel District School Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.

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