Students at Golden Secondary School begin second semester

Our first semester is complete, final exams have been written, and students are attending second semester classes.

  • Feb. 5, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Our first semester is now complete, final exams have been written for courses ending in January, and students are attending second semester classes.

In addition to a whole variety of core courses and elective courses, we are fortunate to have two Senior Outdoor Education classes this semester, led by Mr. Tom Freebairn.

The students in this class will learn the skills of ice-climbing, rock-climbing, canoeing, winter camping, and wilderness survival skills.

It has become a very popular course for our local students and our visiting international students.

We also have an introductory class, Junior Outdoor Education, that is designed for students in Grades 9 and 10, which is also a popular elective.

We said good-bye to 10 of our international students as their stay with us has come to an end.

We welcomed six new international students for second semester.

We have a number of students who volunteered to be their buddies for the orientation activities, which included a tour of GSS, sharing information about our school, explaining our schedule, and introducing the new students.

It is very exciting to have the diversity of cultures in our School!

We have begun the process for the 2013-14 school year course selections.

On Wednesday, February 13th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., we will have a student and parent Course Selection Evening.

This is a great opportunity to drop by to ask questions, learn about the process, and make good decisions for next year’s courses.

We have staff available to meet with students and parents to discuss individual situations. All of the course selections are due Friday, February 15th.

Students will enjoy a long weekend coming up with BC Family Day – a new holiday – on February 11 and then a Professional Development Day on February 12. Students will return to school on Wednesday, February 13.



Feel free to call the School at any time if you have questions, comments or feedback: 250-344-2201.



Iris Trask

Principal Golden Secondary School