Getting prepared for a well earned break

The Principal of Golden Secondary School talk about breaks for students and what is happening in April at GSS.

  • Mar. 13, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Iris Trask,

Principal, Golden Secondary School

Students have been working hard on all of their coursework, completing assignments and projects, writing quizzes and tests, and studying so that they are ready for final exams in June.

In addition, our Grade 12 students have been applying to Post-Secondary Institutions, applying for Scholarships (beyond the local ones), and putting a lot of thought into their future plans.

Our local scholarship application process will begin in April.

On February 29, every student and staff member in the school received a personalized compliment and a Sparkler drink in celebration of our “Love is Louder” Pink day.

This focus on the positive aspects of relationships and the idea of treating each other with kindness was emphasized within the School community.

This ties in nicely with our ongoing focus on Restorative Action processes as an alternative to traditional discipline.

With Restorative Action, students learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and how to repair harm they have created with others. We have been seeing some positive results!

Last year, nine students from our French Immersion program travelled to Martinique to experience the French culture and language for 10 days.

As part of this exchange, in February this year, we had a visit from 13 students and two supervisors from Martinique.

These students had a wonderful visit in Golden, experiencing snow for the first time as well as many Canadian activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, hockey, and trips to Banff and Fairmont.

Thanks to the Homestay families who welcomed these students into their homes.

On the sports front, we have had great successes during the winter season!

Our Junior Boys’ Basketball team won the East Kootenay Junior championship and was invited to an invitational Provincial tournament March 7-10.

Our Junior Boys’ Bantam team also won the East Kootenay Bantam championship. Congratulations boys!

Our Junior Girls’ Basketball team placed third and our Senior Boys’ Basketball team placed fourth.

All of our teams played well and had a good season.

A huge thanks to all of the coaches for their hard work and dedication to coaching our athletes.


Upcoming Dates:

Last school day before Spring Break

Friday, March 16th


School re-opens after Spring Break

Monday, April 2nd


Good Friday (no school)

Friday, April 6th


Easter Monday (no school)

Monday, April 9th


Spring Dance

Tuesday, April 10th


Semester Two-Term Two begins

Tuesday, April  10th


Professional Development Day

Friday, April 13th


Parents’ Advisory Council Meeting

Monday, April 16th


Mrs. Trask visits the Grade 7 classes

Wednesday, April 19th and Thursday, April 20th


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