A huge congratulations to our Senior Boy's Basketball team, coaches, and managers. As you can tell by the description of their final game below, our Senior Boys worked hard and played hard. While I know that this is because they are fantastic young people, I also know that the person who brings out their best qualities is the coach, Jeff Gourley. Thank you for all that you do for our community.
February 2015 Courier Article - Basketball Coach Gourley Always Putting Kids First
And now from Coach Gourley . . . .
Yesterday afternoon your Tupper Tigers
played their final game of the season at the Provincial Championships at the
Langley Events Centre. Their opponent on the day was the # 6 ranked, Condors of
Prince George's Duchess Park Secondary. Up for grabs - 5th or 6th at the Provincial Championships.
This was a match made in basketball heaven
for the final game of the season between two evenly matched teams. It was a see-saw
affair right from the tip off as the two teams exchanged baskets and the lead
on several occasions.
The Tigers lead 26 - 22 at the end of the first quarter but the Condors went
into the break with a 1 point advantage at 42- 41.
The Tigers put their foot to the floor and
entered the fourth quarter leading by 10, 68 - 58, but the Condors were not
going to go home without putting up a fight. With six ticks left on the clock
and your Tigers inbounding the ball with a 1 point lead 75 - 74, they turned
the ball over and it was the Condors chance for heroics. The Prince George
team inbounded the ball got the shot up but it rolled off the rim and junior
forward Jovan Dhillon snatched the rebound to end the game with a 5th place
finish for your Tigers at this year's championships.
Leading the team on the day were junior
guards Norben Bulosan and Gaurab Acharya with 26 and 24 points a piece.
Acharya was named player of the game for his efforts. Later in the evening
he was named to the 2nd team all-star team.
We are so proud of our boys for battling so
hard all year long. With the obstacles and injuries they had to overcome,
many other teams would have simply given up but the boys worked harder and
played fiercely throughout the playoffs even while missing so many key players up until the Provincial Championships.
To come into the tournament ranked 10th in
the province and defeat #9 Clayton Heights, #7 Duchess Park and #5 McMath the
finish was somewhat of a story book ending to the year.
We say good bye to seniors Paul Santos,
Neerav Kaila, JJ Roldan, Benson Laconsay and captain Ranell Sebastian but
starting this Wednesday we will be greeting center Matthew Dunkerly's fellow
junior teammates to the senior ranks to begin preparation for next season.
The Tigers would like to thank all the educators, administrators, and students who came out to the LEC to support us as
well as throughout the year.
We would like to thank the Physical Education department at Tupper, especially Ms. Wong for juggling the gym schedules and for
all their support.
To all the parents who were there through
the thick and thin of the season with rides, food and over all support - thank
A very special thank you to parent manager
Kehl Peterson whose help, dedication, organization and support has no way to be
Last but not least, a huge shout out, thank
you and all out love and respect to the most amazing Associate Coach any one
could ask for. Thank you Patrick Cumaual from all the players, parents and
Another year goes into the history books
and preparation has already begun for next year as your Tigers have been
invited to every major tournament in the province so far!
Coach Jeff Gourley
Hear the R.O.A.R.S.
Charge Into Quarter Finals!
night your Tupper Tigers charged in the Provincial Semi Finals with a 90 – 70
win over the Night Riders of Surrey’s Clayton Heights Secondary. Leading
the team on the night was junior guard Norben Bulosan with 14 and 8 assists.
Bulosan was named player of the game for his performance. Next on the score
board was junior guard Gaurab Acharya with 13 points and 8 assists.
Forward Simon Crossfield returned to action for the fist time since January 13th
when he fractured his foot and put up 11 big points which included 3
treys! Junior forward Jovan Dhillon celebrated his birthday with 11
points as well. Rounding out the scoring in double figures were senior Benson
Laconsay & sophomore Matthew Dunkerly with 10 points each.
the Tigers are pitted against the #1 team in the tournament when they face the
Bulldogs of Byrne Creek at 8:15 at the Langley Events Center.
is the largest High school sports event in Canada with over 1200 athletes
competing for 4 provincial titles all at once! On Saturday evening there
will be 6000 live fans in attendance and 28,000 watching on line and your
Tigers are in the mix for the title.
Hear the R.O.A.R.S.
As we move into February, timelines and deadlines for applying to Tupper are a popular question at our Main Office. Please find links below to information about the two most commonly asked questions. Both the Cross Boundary process and the Mini School Acceptance process are determined by the District.
Cross Boundary Applications
Mini School Applications
Applying to Tupper as an In Catchment Student
Students living in the Tupper catchment are automatically transferred to Tupper from their elementary feeder school. We ask that students fill out an application form to indicate their elective choices as well as if they require any additional support for their learning. It is important to submit the application form as soon as possible (the soft deadline was January 31) so that we can build a timetable that meets the requests of students. Students coming from Tupper's elementary feeder schools were given the application forms in January and those forms were to be returned to the elementary school and were picked up by Tupper's Vice Principal.
Families will be receiving communication from the school in the summer via email and phone. Information about the first day of school will also be posted on the Tupper website. Students will receive a copy of their timetable on the first day of school.
Tupper Secondary School
419 East 24th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C. V5V 2A2
Telephone: (604) 713-8233 è Fax: (604) 713-8232
November 20th, 2017
To the Parents/Guardians of Tupper Grade 12 students,
Events and School Leaving Ceremony
This year marks the culmination of 13 years of public
education for our grade 12 students and their families. We are all excited
about the coming year where the grade 12 students are planning their futures by
investigating potential options for next year. For families, it is a time to be
proud of their children for their hard work, successes and perseverance. This
will be evident at our School Leaving Ceremony on June 15th, 2017
where we will honour our students for their accomplishments.
We want all of our grade 12 students to participate in
this years’ grad events (i.e. Grad Fun Nights, Grad Cruise – April 28, Dinner
Dance – June 15th) and the School Leaving Ceremony as they are
important events for both the student and their families. Students, however, must meet some basic
expectations to be eligible to participate.
Our expectations include:
- Attending all
classes regularly and on time
- putting forth
best efforts to meet the academic requirements of the classroom
ROARS (our School Code of Conduct)
If grade 12 students do not meet these expectations,
they will jeopardize their participation in grad events. These expectations are
not set up to be punitive towards our students, but to encourage our students
to develop positive study and work habits to be successful and focussed until
the end of the school year. We will be
monitoring all of the grade 12 students’ progress and if a student is not
meeting the expectations, we will meet with the student and their family to
create an action plan to support student success. Our goal is for all of our
grade 12 students to participate in grad events and the School Leaving
We encourage you to have a discussion with your child
about these expectations and their plan to exceed them. If you have any
questions or concerns regarding our expectations for your child, please contact
me at 604-713-8233. Thank you for your support in making this year memorable
and a positive experience for your child.
Ms. A. Ogden
see the letter below from the Minister of Education regarding the change in
scheduling for the implementation of the Graduation Years (Gr. 10-12)
curriculum implementation 2018-19.pdf
acknowledgement that we work, learn, and play on the unceded and traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),
sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh) and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Coast Salish)
back to a new school year! September is
one of my favourite months in that it brings the beginning of a new school year
and the possibility of so many opportunities.
I look forward to seeing our returning students and staff on September 5
and to meeting all of the 191 grade eight students who will be joining the Sir
Charles Tupper community.
All students are scheduled to attend their Homeroom at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5th. This homeroom should last for approximately 30 minutes. Our grade 8 students should come to the small gym at 9:00 a.m. on September 5 for their full morning orientation session with their Link Crew team. They will be guided to their Homeroom class by their Link Crew Leader.
June we said goodbye to two retiring teachers - Mr. Campbell and Ms.
Maretic. As September approaches, I wish
them well as they start a whole new ‘beginning of the school year’ tradition. We also have a number of new-to-Tupper educators
joining our school. Please welcome the
following staff members: Ms. Batko
(French), Ms. Bhatti (Life Skills), Ms. Desai (Vice Principal), Mr. Green
(Tupper Alternate Program), Mr. McAlpine (Business), Ms. Metzner (Diverse
Learners), and Ms. Read (Dance). Ms. Kim
(Applied Skills, English), Ms. Lau (Tupper Young Parents), and Ms. Lau
(Business), are also returning from leave.
The Tupper staff work collaboratively to create a wide variety of
opportunities for all of our learners and I am very excited to continue to work
with them in supporting learning within the context of the new (and draft)
curricula. Please visit http://www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca/
to learn more about the changes to the curriculum.
Please check the website frequently as this is the place where new and
updated information is posted and take an opportunity to review the information
included with this letter that outlines our school opening procedures. Students will be given their schedules in
their first Homeroom class on September 5 along with additional
information. School fees are due in the
first week of school. Some forms require
your signature or information before being returned to the office. Please return all forms to the school during
the first week.
addition to the paper agenda, we are also providing students with the
opportunity to use an electronic agenda app.
More information about this will be given to students in the beginning
of the year assemblies and will be sent home to families as well.
Tupper, we are very fortunate to have an active parent community. I strongly encourage all parents/guardians to
attend the monthly Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings. The first PAC meeting will be held on
Wednesday, September 13 at 7 pm in the Staff Lounge. There will be coffee and snacks and all
parents/guardians are welcome.
Ms. Dasai, the Tupper staff, and I look forward to working with you to ensure
success for your child in this upcoming school year. I welcome your input and your feedback. You can reach me at 604-713-8233 or by e-mail
Ms. A. Ogden
All grades 8 and 9 students must complete a self assessment on the Core Competencies.
Tupper students will be reflecting on the self-regulation asset which falls under Personal Awareness and Responsibility. Please click on 2017 Tupper Self Assessment.docx to find the self assessment template. Paper copies of the template can also be picked up in the main office.
Once complete, this document must be uploaded to the student's digital locker, found in the MyEd portal.
Watch a video walkthrough of how to access the self-assessment form and how to upload to your MyEdBC page:
There are three main competencies:
(connecting and engaging with others; acquiring, interpreting and presenting information; collaborating to plan, carry out and review constructions and activities; explaining/recounting and reflecting on experiences and accomplishments)
3. Personal Social
- Creative Thinking (novelty and value, generating ideas, developing ideas)
- Critical Thinking (analyzing and critiquing, questioning and investigating, developing and designing)
- Positive Personal and Cultural Identity (relationships and cultural context, personal values and choices, personal strenths and abilities)
- Social Responsibility (contributing to community and caring for the environment, solving problems in peaceful ways, valuing diversity, building relatiohships)
- Personal Awareness and Responsibility (self-determination, self-regulation, well-being)
Just in case you were still searching for the perfect book to kick back with over Spring Break, here are some suggestions from Ms. Scott (our newest Teacher Librarian).
How to be a Bawse
Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) has released: How to be a Bawse: A guide to conquering life. Wonder what the key to success is? According to Singh, success is fought for, not wished for. Using personal accounts, she demonstrates there are no shortcuts to success.
You can also see Lily speak on April 25 in Vancouver.
even this page is white
You may remember author Vivek Shraya from his book God Loves Hair. even this page is white is a collection of poetry. It is a bold, timely, and personal interrogation of skin―its origins, functions, and limitations. Poems that range in style from starkly concrete to limber break down the barriers that prevent understanding of what it means to be racialized. Shraya paints the face of everyday racism with words, rendering it visible, tangible, and undeniable.
Girl Mans Up
M-E Girard write about a queer teen named Pen who realizes the only way she’ll get people off her back is by standing up for herself – even if that means her relationships with her friends and her family get messed up in the process. It’s also about a gender-nonconforming teen who struggles to own her identity as a girl when she looks and acts like a boy and everyone around her expects her to be one or the other.
Highly Illogical Behaviour
Teen and adult fans of All the Bright Places, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Everything, Everything will adore this quirky story of coming-of-age, coming out, friendship, love...and agoraphobia.
Solomon is a smart and resourceful teen with a love of Star Trek and a supportive family. He also has crippling panic attacks that have prevented him from leaving the house. When he tentatively opens the door to an out-going girl, a Pandora’s box of good and ill come pouring in.
Love Letters to the Dead
For those who loved Fault in Our Stars, Ava Dellaira is sure to deliver.
Laurel's English teacher sets her class an assignment: write a letter to a dead person. Laurel gives it a shot, and then finds herself writing to tons and never turning the assignment in to her English teacher, Mrs Buster. Instead, she unravels her tale to around 10 dead people, including Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Judy Garland and so many other people.
This debut novel written by Neuvel Sylvain is a page-turning thriller. Those of you who loved World War Z are guaranteed to enjoy it.
The story starts with Rose falling through the earth ending up in a square hole, glowing with intricate carvings. What firemen find as they are rescuing Rose is even more perplexing – a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand. Rose grows up to be a physicist and works with a team trying to crack the code of relic. Is it an instrument for lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?