Sir Robert Borden High School
|Sir Robert Borden High School|
131 Greenbank Road|
Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8R1
|School board||Ottawa Carleton District School Board|
|Area trustee||Donna Blackburn|
|Language||English, French Immersion|
|Hours in school day||9:00 am to 3:08 pm Monday to Friday|
|Colour(s)||Royal Blue and Yellow|
|Mascot||Bolt the Bengal|
|Team name||SRB Bengals|
|Communities served||Craig Henry, Briargreen, Knoxdale, Manordale, Leslie Park, Centerpointe, Qualicum, Trend-Arlington|
|Feeder schools||Greenbank Middle School|
Sir Robert Borden High School (SRB) is a high school located on Greenbank Road in the Nepean district of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Adjacent to the main office of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, this school was built in 1969 and officially opened on December 5, 1969. It is named after the late Conservative Prime Minister of Canada, Robert Borden.
Architecturally, the building itself is divided into several different wings. The wing known affectionately as "The Square" (Named after its imposing shape overlooking Greenbank Road) houses the science, computer, English, and combined French and social sciences departments. Another wing, "The Circle", which overlooks sports fields and a local neighbourhood, houses the Technology and Drama departments, the keyboarding room and all Grade 7 to 8 classes starting in 2017-2018 School year. These two wings are centred on a foyer on the main level, which is a popular place for students to socialize. "The Pit" (foyer) is the centre of the school, and named after the large dent in the first floor lobby. A sound system was installed to facilitate performances by student bands or student council activities over the lunch hour. There is also a multi-purpose auditorium, which has partitions which can divide the hall into three smaller lecture theatres, and a large gymnasium with its own partitions, which makes it ideal for hosting high school athletics.
Sir Robert Borden High School is often recognized in its community for its leading music, arts and athletics programs, having won many local sports championships and arts and music competitions. The school mascot, Bolt the Bengal, represents its many sports teams and clubs.
The school is also used after hours and on weekends by many community groups and sports leagues, and is often used as a polling station in municipal, provincial and federal elections.
Starting with the 2017-2018 year, the school includes grades 7-12, absorbing Greenbank Middle School. The school's principal is currently Wendy Verreault who took over for Barb Gage at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year. The vice-principals are Ken MacQueen, John Unsworth and Christina Gillanders.
- Bilingual Program
- Cooperative Education
- Extended French
- Learning Disabled Program
- Andrew Calof - professional hockey player
- Rajeev Dehejia - economics professor
- Barbara Dunkelman - Rooster Teeth personality
- Fred Brathwaite - professional hockey player (former NHL player)
- Roshell Bissett - film producer
- Dan Kanter - guitarist
- Patrick Hayden - scientist
- Kim Brunhuber - CBC reporter
- Ian Black - CBC meteorologist
- Anthony Lemke - actor
- Jacob Solomon - Public influencer
- Robert Livingstone - sport business producer / journalist
- Tyler Moss - professional hockey player (former NHL player)
- Sandra Oh - actress
- Darren Pang - retired NHL player
- Jeff Zywicki - professional lacrosse player
- Sekou Kaba - Olympic hurdler
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