Lots of Activity at Golden Secondary!

Principal at Golden Secondary School, Iris Trask, updates on happenings at the school.

Iris Trask

Principal at Golden Secondary School

Students have many opportunities to challenge themselves at GSS in order to reach their potential in a variety of areas.

We offer a wide range of academic courses, but students may also choose to explore additional learning outcomes in certain senior courses and then write Advanced Placement exams.

We have a number of students writing AP Exams this week in areas such as Calculus, Chemistry and Biology. This is just one example of the numerous areas that students may pursue at GSS.

Our Senior Outdoor Education class has been learning climbing skills using our climbing wall in the gymnasium and last week they spent three days at a local rock climbing area near Spillamacheen.

In February, the classes went to this same area to ice climb and spent a night winter camping.

Upcoming trips include a canoe trip in late May and a smaller select group will travel to Skaha for more rock climbing.

This class has become so popular that we now run two senior classes in spite of our declining numbers at GSS.

Our Concert Band has been visiting Nicholson Elementary and Lady Grey Elementary in order to share information about our music program and encourage the Grade 7s to sign up for Grade 8 band.

So far, we have 12 students who have indicated Band 8 on their course selection forms, and another six to eight who have expressed interest. This is very exciting for our band program!

Our Leadership class, in conjunction with the Community Youth Action Group, has organized an Amazing Race to take place on Thursday, May 24, in the afternoon.

Student teams will solve a number of clues that will take them to various locations within the centre of town where they will complete challenges, and then return to GSS for a barbeque.

All students will be encouraged to sign up for this event, and will require parent permission forms to be signed.

We have just over six weeks left of classes before Provincial and School exams begin.

Students will be working hard to complete assignments and projects and study for exams between now and then.

If parents have any concerns with their child’s progress, please contact the School.



Upcoming Dates:

May 14th 7:00 p.m. PAC Meeting (all parents


May 31st Distance Learning Course


June 18th 7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony

June 19th Last Day Classes

June 28th 7:00 p.m. Graduation Ceremony

June 29th 7:00 p.m. Graduation Prom