Glenforest Secondary School

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Glenforest Secondary School
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Address
3575 Fieldgate Drive
Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 2J6
Canada
Coordinates 43°37′38″N 79°35′34″W / 43.6273°N 79.5928°W / 43.6273; -79.5928Coordinates: 43°37′38″N 79°35′34″W / 43.6273°N 79.5928°W / 43.6273; -79.5928
Information
Funding type Public
Motto Participate, Respect, Achieve
(Participer, de respecter, de réaliser)
Founded 1969
School board Peel District School Board
Superintendent Ina Fournier
Area trustee Sue Lawton
Rick Williams
Principal Cheri Riddell
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1366 (September 29, 2014)
Language English
Area Mississauga
Colour(s) Navy and Gold         
Mascot Griffy
Team name Glenforest Gryphons
Special programs Regional Enhanced Program
International Baccalaureate
Website
Glenforest SS as taken from its front entrance.

Glenforest Secondary School (GFSS) is a public secondary school located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1969, Glenforest Secondary School is a member of the Peel District School Board.

The school mascot is the mythological creature the gryphon, lovingly nicknamed Griffy. The Glenforest Gryphons are the official sports team of the school. Glenforest Gryphons excel in a variety of sports, including badminton, table tennis, swimming, and cricket. Many Gryphons compete in provincial competitions in their respective sport.

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International Baccalaureate[edit]

Glenforest is recognized for its IB program. It has been an International Baccalaureate World School since November 2004. It offers the IB program from grades 9-12 with a vast range of subjects included. The IB program is sub-divided into two stages: MYP (Middle Years Programme) and IB. MYP is the initialization and preparation for the students entering the official IB program in grade 11.[1]

The IB Mission Statement[edit]

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.[2]

Clubs and Activities[edit]

Glenforest offers numerous clubs and activities to its students. The major ones are:

  • Athletic Council
  • Drone Club
  • Math Club
  • Frisbee Club
  • FIRST Robotics Team 6070 Gryphon Machine
  • STEM Conference
  • Computer Science Club
  • KWA
  • Student Activity Council
  • Enhanced Student Committee
  • Reach for the Top Club
  • GAMA (Glenforest Association of Musical Arts)
  • Talon Times (newspaper)
  • International Baccalaureate Student League (IBSL)
  • Glenforest Peer Helpers (pH)
  • Glenforest Art Guild
  • Animal Rights Club
  • DECA (organization)
  • Glenforest Debate Society
  • Social Justice Action Committee (SJAC)
  • Youth For Global Action (now INTERACT, part of Rotary International) INTERACT YFGA
  • Formal Committee
  • French Club
  • Drama Club
  • Chess Club
  • Glenforest Debate Society
  • Mock Trial
  • Model United Nations
  • Mahjong Club
  • Science Club
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Anime Alliance
  • Green Team
  • Stand Against
  • Swim Team[3]
  • Student Writer's Guild
  • Mock Trials (Law)
  • GFSS Welcome Team
  • FEM

Demographics[edit]

The curriculum covers a wide variety of cultures, and academic programs. Currently, the school offers the International Baccalaureate Program, in both its MYP (Middle Years Program) and DP (Diploma Program) varieties, and a regional enhanced program. Currently, Academic and Applied level students account for the majority of the school demographic, whereas IB students account for roughly a fifth of the school, and enhanced occupies roughly two classes of students per academic year. The school is also widely known for being very multicultural.

Athletics[edit]

The Gryphons are the official sports team.[4] The school has teams active in many sports and recreational activities. There are many other sports available to the students as well. The school participated in the non-profit fundraiser known as The Inside Ride to help raise money for cancer research. This included riding indoor bicycles for a total of an hour inside the school gym. Students formed teams to raise money and each team dressed up in their respective themes to relayed the bike ride throughout the hour. The school recently underwent a gym renovation in 2014, after a flooding wrecked the original gym floor dating back to 1969. The school specializes in such sports as badminton, volleyball, flag football, cricket, soccer, rugby, table tennis, track and field and more.

The Glenforest Pool[edit]

Glenforest Secondary is well known for its swimming pool. The pool is available for the residents of Mississauga for recreational purposes as it has been owned and operated by the city for 25 years. It is a 25-meter-long, 6 lane, rectangular shaped pool located inside the school. Some activities facilitated are Scuba diving and swimming.[5] Additionally, the Glenforest Swim Team conducts frequent swimming practices in the pool on weekdays.

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