Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School opened in 1959, the school is named in honour of Sir Charles Tupper, Canada's 6th Prime Minister. Originally serving only grades 7, 8 and 9, the school grew to include grades 10, 11 and 12 by 1965.

COVID-19 ALERT: To get information about school limits visit the school website.

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

History:

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.

Notable Alumni:

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)

Programs:

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.   

Tips:

Read ahead and prepare questions for each class. Find out which chapter your teacher is covering tomorrow and read it before going to class. That way you become familiar with the material and can ask questions to clarify things you don’t understand.
Use a highlighter to draw attention to important information or write your questions on sticky notes.

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School Information

What do students and parents think about Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School?

Average rating: --

No review

Facilities:
0
Importance of Sports:
0
Importance of Arts:
0
Quality of teachers:
0
Atmosphere:
0

Add your Review about Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School:

You need to Login or Sign up to add your review!

Login or Signup

How do I contact Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School

Location

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School has

  • Founded in 1959
  • 1k (approximately) students
  • Rating and Review
  • Future updates

Grades and Fields

Location

Canada British Columbia Vancouver

Share

Save

School Tweets

Search others

Report this school or content

Related Schools

John Oliver Secondary School
Vancouver

John Oliver Secondary School

The school was originally called South Vancouver High School
(Secondry) High School
Eric Hamber Secondary School
Vancouver

Eric Hamber Secondary School

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take i
(Secondry) High School
Kitsilano Secondary School
Vancouver

Kitsilano Secondary School

Kitsilano Secondary School has two goals, first student enga
(Secondry) High School
Gladstone Secondary School
Vancouver

Gladstone Secondary School

Gladstone Secondary School is a public secondary school loca
(Secondry) High School

Report school content

Login or Signup

Login/Signup with Google Login/Signup with Twitter Login with E-mail Signup with E-mail