- Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School
Infobox Education in Canada
name= R C Palmer Secondary
motto= "A Tradition of Excellence"
streetaddress= 8160 St. Albans Rd
postalcode= V6Y 2K9
School District 38 Richmond
trustee= Linda McPhail
principal= Bert Weins
viceprincipal= Maureen Lee, Rob Laing
schooltype= high school
teamname= Palmer Griffins
Navy blue, Baby blue
Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School is a
secondary schoollocated in Richmond, British Columbia, Canadawhich educates students in grades 8-12.
The school hosts a basketball program for students that replaces the regular P.E. course with an all-basketball program and teaches the fundamentals, tricks, and plays of the sport. Recently, the senior basketball team have made it to the 63rd Annual
Telus-BCHSBBA Boys Provincial Basketball Championships, held in the PNE Agrodome. [cite web|url=http://www.bchsbba.com/leagues/2192/graphics/2007%5FAAA%5FDraw.pdf|title=2007 Telus AAA Boys Championship Draw|author=BC High School Boys Basketball Association]
JAX Club and "JAXOLA"
Recently, the JAX Club (formerly known as the Japanese Exchange Club), headed by B. Fukazawa, has been supplied by
Thomas Kempersoda in an exclusive brand called "JAXOLA", to promote interest of the club and Palmer. Almond cookies branded as "JAXOOKIES" have also been released.
CADD teacher Myq Clift hosts the Robotics Club, which specializes in creating combat robots (à la Robot Wars). Members compete against each other as a form of weekly practice, and they take part in various competitions, some as far as
Seattle. [cite web|url=http://botleague.net/events.asp|title=Event Calendar|author=The Robot Fighting League]
The school also hosts a district-wide soccer academy, run in association with Total Soccer Systems (TSS), [cite web|url=http://www.totalsoccersystems.com/page.php?source=3&pageid=9|title=R.C. PALMER SOCCER ACADEMY|author=Total Soccer Systems] for students to obtain soccer skills from high-quality coaches. The program can be taken as an alternative to the Physical Education course.
Notable former students
Edison Chen, Hong Kong-based singer and actor [cite web|url=http://www.nndb.com/people/265/000135857/|title=Edison Chan on NNDB]
Bobby Singh, Canadian footballguard for the Calgary Stampeders[cite web|url=http://www.richmondfirst.ca/singh.htm|title=Bobby Singh Biography|author=Richmond Voters First Society] and school trustee for School District 38 Richmond[cite web|url=http://public.sd38.bc.ca/~contedcat/|title=Richmond Continuing Education|publisher=School District 38 Richmond|accessdate=2008-04-02]
* [http://palmerweb.sd38.ca/ Official homepage]
* [http://www.totalsoccersystems.com/ Total Soccer Systems]
* [http://www.rcprobotics.info/ Robotics Club homepage]
* [http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/pwnagefeelsgood/ JAX Club homepage]
* [http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/reports/pdfs/student_stats/03838024.pdf Enrollment Reports]
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