North Park Secondary School

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North Park Secondary School
Address
10 North Park Drive
Brampton, Ontario 251, L6S 3M1
Canada
Coordinates 43°43′13″N 79°44′55″W / 43.72014°N 79.74853°W / 43.72014; -79.74853Coordinates: 43°43′13″N 79°44′55″W / 43.72014°N 79.74853°W / 43.72014; -79.74853
Information
School type Public High school
Founded 1978
School board Peel District School Board
Superintendent Nina Baswall
Principal Pradeep Rajah
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1359
Language English
Colour(s) Blue, Orange and White             
Mascot The Viking
Team name Vikings
Website

North Park Secondary School is a public high school located at the major intersection of Williams Parkway and North Park Drive in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.[1] It was founded in 1978, making it one of the oldest high schools in the area. North Park is best known for being the only high school in Brampton to offer the IBT program, a program using business and technology to enrich the learning of its students.

Highlights[edit]

It is also one of three schools to host the International Business and Technology Program. This school has also hosted the International Co-op Program in conjunction with AFS (American Field Services), which has sent a selected number of students for one semester to Paraguay, South America for volunteer work. The program has been hosted by North Park Secondary School since 1998 and has been a great success thanks to the work of Jon Ruhnke and principal Mr. Tunner. After nearly 30 years, the school portapack was demolished in 2008 to make way for a long-awaited extension. As of August 2015, there were 1,359 full-time students attending NPSS.[2]

IBT[edit]

The International, Business and Technology (IBT) Program enriches and extends the traditional secondary school curriculum by incorporating 21st century skills, preparing students for the challenges of an increasingly technological demanding world. Unlike other regional schools, North Park utilizes smart board technology in classrooms to further enhance the learning experience.

Clubs[edit]

North Park Secondary School offers several different clubs which accommodate a vast amount of students. The following are most of the clubs present in North Park:

  • Abstract (choir)
  • Arts Council
  • Anime Club
  • Book Club
  • Computer Club
  • Culture Club
  • Debate Club
  • DECA
  • Drama Club
  • Eco Club
  • GSA Club
  • Link Crew
  • Model United Nations
  • Photography Club
  • Reading Club
  • Robotics Team - 99000
  • Running Club
  • Science Club
  • Sikh Students Association
  • Social Justice Club
  • Table Top Club
  • Zonta (Equality between men and women)

Sports/Teams[edit]

North Park Secondary School offers many different sport teams such as:

  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Baseball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Badminton
  • Flag Football
  • Hockey

SHSM (Special High Skills Major)[edit]

North Park Secondary School offers a program for business students, which is funded by the government; students enrolled in this program do not pay for any of the events associated with the program.

The SHSM Business at North Park Secondary School is based on providing students in all pathways the opportunity to develop into business leaders who think globally, act strategically and contribute to the advancement and competitiveness of our community and country. The SHSM will allow students to customize their high school experience to reflect their interest in the field of business. The SHSM will contribute to a unique learning experience that will prepare students for lifelong success. The program will allow students the opportunity to explore the world of business, to develop the skills and knowledge for success in the global economy and become leaders in their chosen pathway.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

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