Sir Robert Borden High School

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Sir Robert Borden High School
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Address
131 Greenbank Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8R1
Canada
Coordinates 45°19′56″N 75°46′52″W / 45.332254°N 75.781074°W / 45.332254; -75.781074Coordinates: 45°19′56″N 75°46′52″W / 45.332254°N 75.781074°W / 45.332254; -75.781074
Information
Founded 1969
School board Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Superintendent Frank Wiley[1]
Area trustee Donna Blackburn
Administrator Toni Bernard
Principal Wendy Verreault
Staff 20
Teaching staff 65
Grades 7-12
Enrolment 825 (2018)
Language English, French Immersion
Hours in school day 9:00 am to 3:08 pm Monday to Friday
Campus Suburban
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
Website

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.[2]

Programs offered[edit]

  • Bilingual Program
  • Cooperative Education
  • Extended French
  • Learning Disabled Program
  • Semestered

Notable alumni[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-12-15. Retrieved 2005-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Staff - Sir Robert Borden HS". sirrobertbordenhs.ocdsb.ca. Retrieved 2018-02-08.