Handsworth Secondary School

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Handsworth Secondary School
Handsworth Secondary School Symbol.png
Address
1044 Edgewood Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7R 1Y7
Canada
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1961
School board School District 44 North Vancouver
Superintendent Mark Pearmain
Area trustee Mike McGraw
Principal Rupi Samra-Gynane
Grades 8–12
Enrollment 1428
Language English
French
Colour(s) Blue and Gold
         
Team name Handsworth Royals
Website
Last updated: May 17, 2006

Handsworth Secondary School is a high school in the district of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and part of School District 44 North Vancouver. As of September 2010, the school reported 1423 students enrolled in Grades 8–12.[1] On January 15, 2018, it was announced that construction of a new school to replace the existing 57 year old building is expected to start in 2019 with anticipated opening in 2021.[2]

Handsworth Secondary School is close in proximity to the Upper Mackay Creek Park. It is also located within 5 minutes' drive of Grouse Mountain to the north and the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the south. The school is accessible via Capilano Road, exit 14 off BC Highway 1. The nearest public transit routes are TransLink Buses #232 and #236 which stop at the corner of Capilano and Edgewood Road, a short walk from the school.

Academics[edit]

Handsworth offers courses in a variety of subjects, including the humanities, sciences, language arts, business, marketing, fine and performing arts, textiles, woodwork, and computer technology. The performing arts program performs an original play every year at Centennial Theatre.

Handsworth also offers several Advanced Placement courses.

Athletics[edit]

The school has teams in football, rugby union, rowing, wrestling, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, swimming, mountain biking and soccer.

Every year, the Carson Graham Eagles football team play their rivals, the Handsworth Royals, in the Buchanan Bowl. The very first Buchanan Bowl was played in 1987 and is named after James Buchanan, a teacher and administrator who worked at both schools and died in 1986.[3]

Past championships include: 2014 - Field Hockey - Senior Girls AAA 2013 - Field Hockey - Senior Girls AAA

  • 2011 - Field Hockey - Senior Girls AAA
  • 2011 - Field Hockey - Senior Girls AAA
  • 2010 – Volleyball – Senior Girls AAAA
  • 2010 – Basketball – Senior Girls AAA
  • 2010 – Football – Bantam Boys
  • 2009 – Volleyball – Senior Girls AAAA
  • 2009 – Soccer – Senior Girls AAA
  • 2009 – Basketball – Senior Girls AAA
  • 2008 – Volleyball – Senior Girls AAAA
  • 2008 – Soccer – Senior Boys AAA
  • 2007 – Football – Senior Boys AA
  • 2007 – Volleyball – Junior Girls AAA
  • 2006 – Soccer – Senior Boys AAA
  • 2006 – Basketball – Senior Boys AAA
  • 1996 – Football – Senior Boys AA
  • 1993 – Volleyball – Senior Girls AAA
  • 1979 – Football – Senior Boys
  • 1973 – Football – Senior Boys
  • 1973 – Football – JV Boys
  • 1970 - Basketball - Bantam Boys

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ North Vancouver School District, Handsworth Secondary School
  2. ^ http://www.nsnews.com/news/province-announces-62-3-million-for-rebuild-of-north-vancouver-s-handsworth-secondary-1.23145148.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-11-24. , Buchanan Bowl
  4. ^ Internet Movie Database, Cameron Bancroft
  5. ^ Field Hockey Canada, Ian Bird
  6. ^ Internet Movie Database, Sarah Chalke
  7. ^ [1], Tavish Crowe
  8. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/trades.htm
  9. ^ NHL, Martin Jones
  10. ^ Gymn.ca, Lise Léveillé
  11. ^ Stanford University, Lise Léveillé
  12. ^ Field Hockey Canada, Mike Mahood
  13. ^ Colin McKay Info
  14. ^ USA Triathlon, Potts, Swail Sweep Triathlon Golds for U.S. at 2007 Pan American Games
  15. ^ Brent McMahon, website
  16. ^ Field Hockey Canada, Peter Milkovich
  17. ^ 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards Archived 2010-06-05 at the Wayback Machine., John JP Poliquin
  18. ^ Internet Movie Database, John Pyper-Ferguson
  19. ^ Ottawa Fury, Mason Trafford
  20. ^ UNLV Rebels, Mason Trafford
  21. ^ "The Innovation Whiteboard Winners". New York Times. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  22. ^ Field Hockey Canada, Paul Wettlaufer

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