Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School

Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School

Infobox Education in Canada
name= R C Palmer Secondary


imagesize= 250px
motto= "A Tradition of Excellence"
motto_translation=
streetaddress= 8160 St. Albans Rd
city= Richmond
province= British Columbia
postalcode= V6Y 2K9
areacode= 604
phone= 668-6288
fax= 668-6488
email= palmer@richmond.sd38.bc.ca
url= http://palmerweb.sd38.ca/
schoolnumber= 3838024
schoolboard= School District 38 Richmond
trustee= Linda McPhail
principal= Bert Weins
viceprincipal= Maureen Lee, Rob Laing
fundingtype= Public
schooltype= high school
grades= 8-12
language= English
area= Greater Vancouver
mascot= Griffin
teamname= Palmer Griffins
colours= Navy blue, Baby blue
founded= 1952
enrollment= 788
enrollment_as_of= 2007

Robert Cecil Palmer Secondary School is a secondary school located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada which educates students in grades 8-12.

School activities

Basketball Team

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 Kemper soda in an exclusive brand called "JAXOLA", to promote interest of the club and Palmer. Almond cookies branded as "JAXOOKIES" have also been released.

Robotics Club

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]

Soccer Academy

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 football guard 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]

External links

* [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]

References


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