Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School

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Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School in Brantford, Ontario, Canada is a composite high school with collegiate and vocational departments. It was named in honour of the Native Canadian poet E. Pauline Johnson, who was born nearby.

The school was officially opened on October 18, 1955. In 1960 the fine new vocational wing was opened for use by the Technical and Commercial Departments making possible a full composite school. A second addition was completed in 1963. 1971 saw a further addition to the school to provide more needed facilities.

The Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School is situated on the Glebe Lot. This was part of the land which the Crown deeded to the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy in 1783 to recompense them for their homes in New York State which they lost by fighting on the British side in the American Revolution. When the City of Brantford bought the Glebe Lot, the councillors of the Six Nations (of the Six Nations 40, Ontario) were asked to choose a name for the school to be built on the land. They selected the name Pauline Johnson in honour of the poet whose father was a Mohawk nation chieftain.

The Thunderbirds of Pauline Johnson participate in various sports including soccer, football, basketball, track and field, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, cross country, rugby, hockey, and badminton. Athletic Department heads are Paula Sitak (Women's Athletics) and Ken Chisholm (Men's Athletics).

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Coordinates: 43°08′22″N 80°14′21″W / 43.13939°N 80.23927°W / 43.13939; -80.23927