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About the School
About the School

 

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For important school announcements and information, please go to "School Home."

Goals:

  • The purpose of Elgin Park Secondary School is to provide opportunities which will enable learners to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become self-reliant, responsible, creative and contributing members of our dynamic democratic society.

  • We believe in a strong partnership between home and school. We want parents involved in their children's education to help us understand the needs and expectations of the community as well as those of their children.

  • We will provide a positive supportive environment where students can become involved in a variety of rewarding educational activities. This includes classroom, co-curricular, and extra-curricular experiences, with a particular focus on leadership development.

Accomplishments and Initiatives:

  • To improve students' sense of social responsibility with respect to cultural diversity.

  • To increase students' sense of social responsibility with respect to commitment to school expectations and building a sense of "team".

  • Academics: In 2004-2005, nearly 50% of students were on the "A" or "B" Honour Rolls; students scored higher than the School District and Provincial Averages in 15/16 Provincial exams for both Grade 10 and Grade 12. Nine students scored 100% on the Mathematics 12 Provincial Exam! Elgin students earned 46 Provincial Scholarships. Elgin offered Advanced Placement courses in English/Literature, Calculus, French, and Human Geography. Eighteen students cored "5's" on their Advanced Placement Exams in May 2005. All students participated in an inspiring presentation on literacy by well-known Canadian author David Bouchard.

  • Music: Excellent cross-cultural music tour to Costa Rica; Grade 10's won best junior band at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival; at Musicfest Canada the band was awarded 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals; best junior tombone player at the Surrey Jazz Festival, best senior alto saxophone player at the Surrey Jazz Festival; guitar program continues to grow, attracting new music students each school year; the band performed with distinction at the Surrey Concert Band Revues as well as the Kiwanis Jazz and Concert Band Festival.

  • Athletics: Junior Girls' Basketball Team won the Provincial title and the Junior Boys' Basketball Team placed fourth in BC. In Senior Volleyball, Elgin Park Girls placed fifth in the Province, and Senior Boys, fourth. In Rugby, the Senior Boys' team traveled to Australia and earned fifth place in the Province. In 2005-2006, Elgin Park is proud to offer, for the first time, a swimming team, Grade 9 Rugby, and Senior Boy's Soccer.

  • Arts: Participated in the "Communities in Bloom" trash can painting project in White Rock and in the Vancouver Art Gallery student symposiums based on the exhibition "Massive Change"; held a Gala Theatre Opening to celebrate the arts at Elgin Park and in our community; participated in the Surrey Secondary Students' Art Show at Surrey Central, an event co-sponsored by the Surrey Arts council; Elgin students' work was displayed at the BCTF Building in Vancouver, Semiahmoo Mall, and at the Earl Marriott Art Show.

  • Film & TV: Skills Canada Regionals - Gold and silver 2005, Skills Canada Provincial - Gold 2005, Skills Canada National - Silver 2005; Zoom Film Festival - First Place, BC Student Film Festival - First Place.

  • Drama: Over 700 tickets sold for the December 2004 production of "Cabaret"; student production of "Lockers" in March 2005; "Is there a Comic in the House?" in May 2005.

  • Cooperative Education: Art Co-ops for Grade 11 students.

  • Clubs: Chess, Drama, Christian, Destination Imagination, Grad Council, Knitting, Mural, Newspaper, Outdoor, Photography, Peer Leadership Counsellors, Running, Science, Solutions Society, Student Council, Weight Room, Writing, Yearbook

  • Social Responsibility: Elgin Park Orcas raised over $23,000 to help Tsunami victims in South East Asia over 3 days in January, 2005. The Semiahmoo Rotary Club topped up our donations to $36,000, the amount needed to rebuild a school in a devastated region of Thailand. Students Grades 8-12 and parents participated in a most compelling Katy Hutchison presentation "The story of Bob" in April 2005. Grade 8 and 9 students participated in the BC Lions program "Lions in the House" where they explored themes including bullying, setting goals, and commitment to school. April was also "Cultural Mosaic" Month with activities like international soccer games, dance shows, singers, face-painting, ethnic breakfasts, scavenger hunts, multi-lingual announcements and a whole-school multicultural luncheon. Elgin Park adopted 11 families for Christmas Hampers.

Session info
Time: 12/11/2017 8:35:47 PM
Host: AS80
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