Port Credit Secondary School

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Port Credit Secondary School
Port Credit Secondary School Crest.jpg
Address
70 Mineola Road East
Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 2E5
Canada
Coordinates 43°33′47″N 79°35′19″W / 43.563°N 79.5887°W / 43.563; -79.5887Coordinates: 43°33′47″N 79°35′19″W / 43.563°N 79.5887°W / 43.563; -79.5887
Information
School type Public, High school
Motto "Lux Numquam Desit!" - "May the Light Never Fail!"
Founded 1919
School board Peel District School Board
Superintendent K. Anthony Edwards
Area trustee Janet McDougald
Brad MacDonald
Principal Abedeen Remtulla
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1200
Language English
Colour(s) Blue and Gold         
Team name Warriors
Website

Port Credit Secondary School (PCSS) is a high school located in the city of Mississauga, Ontario, and is a part of the Peel District School Board. It was the first secondary school in Peel, celebrating its 90th anniversary in May 2010. It is located just north of Port Credit, Ontario. It is home to two Peel Region programs, the SciTech Program and the Strings Program.

The current PCSS building is located about one block east of Hurontario Street at 70 Mineola Rd. East. The school is nestled within a wealthy well-established neighbourhood, known as Mineola, that is east of Hurontario Street, north of the CN Railroad and south of the Queen Elizabeth Way. The original location of the school was on Forest Avenue, on the site of what is now Mentor College. The school moved to its current location, May 13, 1963.[1]

The student body is ethnically diverse. The school's athletic teams are known as the Warriors and have been known to win many regional tournaments. The Ultimate Frisbee team won the regional championship during the 2009-2010 season. In 2011, PCSS Warriors became the first ever Ultimate ROPSSAA Champions, winning the finals 14-13 in super sudden death overtime over the number one seeded Erindale Secondary School. The Warriors won their second ultimate frisbee title in 2014 and finished the season with an undefeated record of 11-0.[2]

PCSS was a shooting location for the 2006 film The Naked Mile. In October 20, 2007, the school was used as a filming location for the film True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet.[3]

Technology[edit]

PCSS SciTech program, started in 2006, provides students with a physical learning in experience in science and technology. PCSS also has a Specialist High School Major program that provides student with real world experience. PCSS has workshops containing CNC machines and a 3D printer.

Robotics[edit]

The Port Credit robotics team has taken part in many robotics competitions. The team was started in 2004 and has taken part in the VEX, FRC, and Skills Canada robotics competitions.

Port Credit also integrates robotics into the curriculum as part of the SciTech regional program by providing robotics units in the Grade 10 manufacturing class, Grade 11 Computer Engineering Class, and Grade 12 Computer Engineering Class. In these classes, students learn machining techniques and CAD modelling software such as SolidEdge, along with some Arduino and EasyC programming.[4]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Yewchuk, Bob. "'The History of PCHS/PCSS'". Retrieved 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Hackl, Chad. "'Warriors take frisbee title'". 
  3. ^ Clay, Chris (November 1, 2007). "School filming sparks debate". Mississauga News. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "SciTech FAQ". Port Credit Secondary School. Archived from the original on 29 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 

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