Welcome to a New School Year!

Principal of Golden Secondary School welcomes students back for another year.

  • Sep. 13, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Iris Trask

Principal of Golden Secondary School

I am very excited to welcome everyone to a new school year! Of particular note, this year marks the 20th Anniversary of Golden Secondary’s new school, which opened in September 1991. Many of you will remember the old school, parts of which still live on in the renovated College of the Rockies and the Rec Plex. There are numerous stories of the big move down the street as many local Goldenites  graduated at GSS around this time. We will be having a celebration on Thursday, September 15th, beginning at 11:10 in our school gym and followed by a barbeque lunch served in the courtyard. Everyone is welcome…please RSVP by calling the school at 344-2201. We would love to have you join in our celebration!

This year is shaping up to be another great year with some new staff members, a new look to the forum, 26 international students and a new batch of grade eights, excited to start high school! We welcome Mr. Darryl Smith, our new Vice-Principal, Mrs. Heidi Kimber (Math/Physics) and Mr. Todd Wilson (Career Counselling/Social Studies). We are also pleased to have Mrs. Caroline Carl-Osborne (Science) and Mme. Renaud (French) back from their one year leaves. Teachers and support staff were engaged in Professional Development activities on August 31, September 1 and September 2. This provided a wonderful opportunity for staff to gain new ideas and strategies in order to stay current with the best teaching practices. This helps us to work towards our school goal: Every student at Golden Secondary School will cross the Graduation Stage with dignity, purpose and options.

Feel free to contact the school if you are interested in coaching, hosting an international student, volunteering, or have input /feedback that you would like to share.  I look forward to working with our students, parents, and community members in the upcoming 2011-12 school year!

 

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