Description About Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School
Welcome to Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School strives to motivate all students to embrace learning through challenging and relevant educational experiences in supportive environments.
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School staff work together cooperatively as a larger school community to help students achieve their unique potential and become thoughtful, contributing, and fulfilled members of a much larger society.
Principal: Ms. A. Ogden
In 1959 when Tupper opened, it was indeed a facility that was state of the art. It had rooms and programs for laundry and dry cleaning, electricity and electronics, carpentry and millwork, and power mechanics and industrial power. It had both junior and senior music rooms. It had a library that was on one side of the hall that has now been moved to the other. As well, the breezeway and classrooms were added to the eastern end of the original building. During the 1990s, once again Tupper changed its ‘look’ – reinforcing structures were added to the outside of the building so that if an earthquake or seismic event occurred, the building was well prepared. In 2008, the look of the school was completed by the addition and dedication of a totem pole in front of the school.
Mi-Jung Lee - Korean Canadian television personality, currently an anchor and producer at CTV British Columbia
Dave McKay - former Major League Baseball player, a current coach with the St. Louis Cardinals
Jim Chu - Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department (2007 - 2015)
DJ Kemo, Juno-award winning DJ/ Producer.
Harjit Sajjan - Canadian Minister of National Defence (2015 - Present)
Derek Corrigan - Mayor of the City of Burnaby (2002 - 2018)
Tupper Tech: Tupper Tech provides career-focused grade, 12 students, the opportunity to gain experience in the trades while working towards a full-time apprenticeship. Working on a Day 1 / Day 2 rotation, students rotate each day between "hands-on" education and academic classes. Many students are cross enrolled within other schools in the district, spending one day at Tupper, while returning to their home school for academic classes.
Mini School: Established in 2000, Tupper's Mini School Program seeks academically motivated students looking for a challenge in the learning environment. Mini students attend enriched academic courses, however, classes such as Physical Education and various electives are spent with the main school body
Tupper benefits from a wide range of community partners (including Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, Hillcrest Community Centre, and Mount Pleasant Community Centre) who offer educational support and extracurricular activities for students. In addition, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School Community Schools Team offers direct support to vulnerable youth allowing them to participate in activities both during and after the school day. These activities include athletics, camps, clubs, field trips, homework support, and mentoring opportunities. Student participation in these activities is correlated with overall student success through measures such as school connectedness, social equity, student conduct, and in particular, successful grade‐to‐grade transitions.
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