Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School
|Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School|
|415 Great Lakes Drive
Brampton, Ontario, L6R 2Z4
|School type||High school|
|Motto||Dream, Believe, Succeed|
|School board||Peel District School Board|
|Area trustee||Harinder Malhi|
|Enrollment||1,055 (September 2014)|
|Colour(s)||Purple, silver and black|
|Mascot||Blizzard The Bear|
The school is named after Harold M. Brathwaite, a former Director of Education of the Peel District School Board, who retired in 2003, which is also when the school opened. The school strives to assist its students in developing their competencies academically, technically and professionally. The school promotes unity in a diverse society. Harold M. Brathwaite proves a multitude of opportunities for students to grow and reach their goals. It has had a number of successful alumni. The school will continue to support its motto of "Dream, Believe, Succeed", as it is a driving factor for many students.
- Site of OISE/University of Toronto student teacher education programme
- SHSM - Specialist High Skills Major Program in both Business and Law: This program caters to students who wish to pursue a career in the specified fields of business and law. To achieve the designation, students must follow through with a comprehensive itinerary of courses, which also requires them to serve one term in a co-op position.
- IB Program- a rigorous pre-university program leading to assessments in six subject areas. IB offers a challenging curriculum, taught by accredited IB teachers. The program is noted for its depth and its international perspective. The IB Diploma provides a coherent and demanding educational experience across the full curriculum and requires IB students to engage in community service, individual research, and an inquiry into the nature of knowledge.
Clubs and extracurriculars
Students are encouraged to get involved in the many clubs and teams available at Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School. Extra-curricular activities include archery, basketball, cricket, rugby, ball hockey, cross country, volleyball, soccer, football, badminton, track and field, table tennis, the arts (music, drama, dance, visual arts), Environmental Club, Outdoor Club, Peace By Peace, yearbook, Zonta Club, Robotics (FRC), and DECA.
- Anthony Bennett - basketball player