Gulf Islands Secondary School

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Gulf Island Secondary School
Address
112 Rainbow Road
Saltspring Island, British Columbia
Canada
Coordinates 48°51′20″N 123°30′27″W / 48.85556°N 123.50750°W / 48.85556; -123.50750Coordinates: 48°51′20″N 123°30′27″W / 48.85556°N 123.50750°W / 48.85556; -123.50750
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1966
School board School District 64 Gulf Islands
Principal Lyall Ruehlen
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 636
Colour(s) Gold, Black
Mascot Scorpion
Team name Scorpions
Website

Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) is a grade 9 to 12 public school in School District 64 Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada.[1] It is located on Salt Spring Island and is attended by students from Saltspring Island, Pender Island, Galiano Island, Mayne Island and Saturna Island. The school also has an International Education program and is home to the Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts (GISPA). The GISS Improv Troupe has very close ties with Ladysmith Secondary School's drama department. GISS is also known for their excellent cafeteria and culinary program, which has won a $1500 grant towards their garden and school composting.

Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts[edit]

Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts (GISPA) offers advanced education in Music, Dance and Theatre for students in grades 9-12. A student enrolled in GISPA receives ongoing, comprehensive training, master classes and workshops with visiting professionals, performance opportunities in various showcases and main-stage productions, as well as attending several professional productions and performances in Victoria & Vancouver. GISPA students are given a unique opportunity. Together, we work on creating an original collective project between all three of our strands: Acting, Music and Dance. This means that our students work together, creating original music, choreography and scene-work geared towards a final year-end production. Collective creation aims to blend all of our strengths into a sleek, powerful performance through which our innovation and skill can shine.

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