Enver Creek Secondary School

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Enver Creek Secondary
Enver Creek Secondary (84 Avenue).jpg
Address
14505 84 Ave
Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 8X2
Canada
Coordinates 49°09′24″N 122°49′13″W / 49.1568°N 122.8202°W / 49.1568; -122.8202Coordinates: 49°09′24″N 122°49′13″W / 49.1568°N 122.8202°W / 49.1568; -122.8202
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1997
School board School District 36 Surrey
Superintendent Dr. Jordan Tinney
School number 3636114
Principal Mr. Mike Kilpatrick[1]
Staff 71
Grades 8-12
Enrollment 1320 (30 September 2013)
Language English
Colour(s) Burgundy and Teal
Mascot Cougar
Team name Cougars
Feeder schools Brookside Elementary, Green Timbers Elementary, Janice Churchill Elementary, Maple Green Elementary
Website

Enver Creek Secondary School is a public high school located in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and is part of the School District 36 Surrey.

Academics[edit]

Students are required to enrol in English,[2] Social Studies,[3] Mathematics,[4] Sciences,[5] and Physical Education.[6] Most academic areas offer honours courses. Advanced Placement courses are available for English, Calculus, Art, and now Chemistry, at the grade 12 level. Second language studies are offered in French, Spanish., and Punjabi. Physical Fitness requirements allow students to select Physical education, Weight Training or Fitness.[6] Elective areas of study span two main areas Applied Skills,[7] which include Computers,[7] Business,[7] Woodwork,[7] Metalwork,[7] Electronics,[7] Engineering, plus Foods[7] or Cook Training.[7] Fine Arts studies, "[8] which include Dance,[8] Art,[8] Media,[8] Band,[8] and Photography.[8] The school operates on a semester system of two - 5 month terms. Many students also elect to enrol in free, full-credit summer school offered by the school district during the summer months.[9]

Mathematics[edit]

Mathematics at Enver Creek are divided into three categories for different levels of career or post secondary preparation.[10] During the first year, students are able to enter Math 8 Honours, Math 8 regular or Math 8 with Learning Assistance. In Math 10 the courses diverge into two levels for students to choose Apprenticeship & Workplace 10 and Foundations & Pre-Calculus 10.[10] In Math 11, the courses diverge into 3 levels where students choose Apprenticeship & Workplace 11, Foundations 11, and Pre-Calculus 11.[10] In grade 12 students have the option of electing Pre-Calculus Math 12 and Calculus 12 in preparation for post secondary.[10] Math at the grade 12 level is optional.

International students[edit]

The number of International students enrolled at Enver Creek doubled from 2010 to 2011.[11] Students from a variety of countries travel to Enver Creek Secondary to study for usually one or two semesters.[12]

Athletics[edit]

The school won the Provincial AAA Senior Boys' Soccer Championship on November 26, 2011.[13][14][15]

School Freestyle wrestling team competition winners; Aron Mann, Silver Medal 2012 B.C. Wrestling Champion, Karnbir Johal, B.C. Champion and Canadian Champion in 2011; Jagraj Basra, B.C. Champion in 2009; and Aaron Badasha, B.C. Champion in 2006.

The Enver Creek Senior Boys' Basketball team finished third in the Surrey-wide RCMP basketball tournament in 2012.[16] In 2011, the team won the tournament.[17] The tournament invites all public and private, junior and senior, boys' basketball teams in the City of Surrey, British Columbia to participate.

Sports[edit]

The school generally offers 3 levels of individual and teams sports for both male and female students; grade 8, junior (grade 9 and 10), and senior (grade 11 and 12). Enver Creek sports teams have done extremely well in the past 10 years, due in no small part to the commitment and motivation of the students coupled with the dedication, passion, and knowledge of the school coaching staff.

Enver Creek has a wide variety of sports teams, including:

Fine arts[edit]

Dance students win multiple awards at the Surrey District-wide dance competition, January 2012. Advanced Class placed 1st in the Senior Class Division. [18] [19]

The student body stays informed and entertained through Enver Creek T.V. (ECTV), a student-produced video presentation shown regularly over the school-wide broadcasting network.[20]

Media Arts students win first and third place awards at the 2011 B.C. Student Film Festival.[21] At the 2011 Surrey High School Film Festival, students were also recognized with a first-place finish and four finalist awards.[22]

Drama students win multiple awards at the Surrey One-Act Drama Festival, February 2013.

Applied skills[edit]

The Enver Creek Robotics club finds success at the multi-school competition on Vancouver Island.[23]

Enver Creek to host the Regional 'Skills Canada' Competition for Cabinetmaking, March 2012. [24]

Annual School Events[edit]

Annually, Mathematics students compete nationally against their grade level. The contests are offered by the University of Waterloo. Grade 8: Gauss, Grade 9: Pascal, Grade 10: Cayley, Grade 11: Fermat, and Grade 12: Euclid.[25] The names of contest winners are engraved on plaques that are permanently displayed in the Math wing of the school.

Community involvement[edit]

Protecting the environment[edit]

The Green Team has become an integral part of the operation of Enver Creek School. Their mission is to raise awareness and keep the environment stable. The Team maintains a recycling program that recovers products from paper to electronics.[26]

Blood donation[edit]

The school won the first annual Young Blood Challenge, in 2006-07, by donating more blood than any other school in British Columbia.[27]

Clubs and activities[edit]

The school offers a variety of extra-curricular clubs:

The students publish an award-winning school yearbook. There are also various student-organized events such as music nights, socials, and school dances which are organized by students and supervised by teachers and administrators.

Notable graduates[edit]

Matthew Jarvis is a poker player known for his November Nine appearance in the 2010 World Series of Poker. He earned his first World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2011 World Series of Poker.[28][29][30]

Addressing tragedy[edit]

Enver Creek noticeboard.

A Grade 9 student leapt to his death, from the Pattullo Bridge, in November 2000. He left a suicide note complaining about bullying.[31][32] Now the school Action/Anti-Bullying Team (or A Team) under the title "Stand-UP-People" works school-wide to enhance peer relations in the general population. The result is positive changes to bullying, reduced use of inappropriate language and peer pressure, plus increased social responsibility and altruism. Students also wear pink anti-bullying shirts annually in February.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.surreyschools.ca/schools/envercreek/About/Administration/Pages/default.aspx
  2. ^ "English Curriculum". B.C. Ministry of Education. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Social Studies Curriculum". B.C. Ministry of Education. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mathematics Curriculum". B.C. Ministry of Education. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sciences Curriculum". B.C. Ministry of Education. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Physical Education Curriculum". B.C. Ministry of Education. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Applied Skills Curriculum". B.C. Ministry of Education. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Fine Arts Curriculum". B.C. Ministry of Education. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Summer School". Surrey School District. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Changes to Math Curriculum" (PDF). Enver Creek Secondary. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Surrey Schools Leadership in Learning" (PDF). Surrey School District. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  12. ^ International Education "International Education" Check |url= value (help). Surrey School District. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  13. ^ "B.C. High School Soccer Commission results". B.C. High School Soccer Commission. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  14. ^ "Cougars pounce on first B.C. Championship". Surrey News. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  15. ^ "Enver Creeks trophy dry spell over as boys soccer captures B.C. triple A Championship". The Province. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  16. ^ "Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic". Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic. 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  17. ^ "Enver Creek wins RCMP catfight". The Now Newspaper. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  18. ^ "Breakout Dance Competition results". twiggsdance.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  19. ^ "Footloose Hip Hop Dance Competition". richmond-news.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  20. ^ "ECTV (Enver Creek Secondary) Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  21. ^ "British Columbia Student Film Festival results". British Columbia Student Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  22. ^ "Surrey High School Film Festival". Surrey High School Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  23. ^ "Robotics Club trip to Vancouver Island". Enver Creek Tech blog. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 
  24. ^ "Lower Fraser Valley Skills Canada Competition". Skills Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  25. ^ "Mathematics and Computing Contests". University of Waterloo. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  26. ^ "Enver Creeks Green Team". North Shore News. 2011-04-22. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  27. ^ "Surrey high schoolers out for blood". Peace Arch News. 2008-02-23. Retrieved 2008-03-10. [dead link]
  28. ^ "Matt Jarvis". Pokerepages.com. 2011-06-23. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  29. ^ "Poker Player Profile". buffmagazine.com. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  30. ^ "Professional Poker Player Matt Jarvis". Canada Poker. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  31. ^ "School teasing blamed in Surrey teen's suicide". CBC News. 2000-11-11. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  32. ^ "Fatal Bridges". Vancouver Magazine. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 

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