Georges Vanier Secondary School
|Georges Vanier Secondary School|
Woodbine Junior High School
3000 Don Mills Road
|School type||Public Middle school|
Public High school
|Motto||Scholarship, Spirit, Social Responsibility! We believe it! We live it!|
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
(North York Board of Education)
|Area trustee||Ken Lister|
|School number||3345 / 1021118|
3446 / 921360
|Principal||Vanier: Tamara Grealis |
Woodbine: Michelle Fraser
|Colour(s)||Maroon and Gold |
Red and Green
|Team name||Vanier Vikings|
Georges Vanier Secondary School (also named as Georges Vanier SS, GVSS, Georges Vanier or Vanier) and Woodbine Middle School (shortly called as Woodbine M.S., WMS and Woodbine) are two public schools consisting of a junior high school (Grades 6 to 8) and high school (Grades 9 to 12) located in North York district of Toronto, Ontario. Owned and Operated by the North York Board of Education (which is now merged into the Toronto District School Board), the school was named after Canada's first French-Canadian Governor General, Georges Vanier. Attached to the Vanier-Woodbine campus is the North-East Year Round Alternative Centre.
Opened in 1966, Georges Vanier was selected by the Canadian Education Association as one of 21 exemplary schools across Canada. The school offers specialized programs such as MSC2, Stem +, Program 2 Art, "One World Youth Arts Project" program, BSc@Van, and the "Focus on Information Technology (FIT)" program, in addition to offering an Advanced Placement program and a Centennial College Partnership program. The school also provides 3 Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) programs: Advance, ICT, and Aviation & Aerospace. These programs give students the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications. A Smoke bomb incident happened at the school on June 7, 2018 during the lunch period, The two perpetrators have still not been caught.
- Ravi Baichwal, Chicago-based news anchor for ABC News, former national reporter and anchor for CTV News.
- Kirk McLean, the goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks that lead them to the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals.
- Mark McKoy, Track & Field Olympian
- Benny Hinn, TV evangelist and faith healer.
- Geddy Lee, lead singer and bassist of the rock band Rush
- Alex Lifeson, guitarist of the rock band Rush
- Maurice LaMarche, two-time Emmy-winning voice actor for Futurama, also Emmy-nominated in 1998 for his voice acting work as "The Brain" in Pinky and the Brain.
- Howie Mandel, comedian and Deal Or No Deal host, attended for half a year, and Vanier is the unnamed high school he references as the one to which he called in contractors for an estimate for an unauthorized addition to the east wing. He was expelled for the prank.
- Thomas Cully, Executive Producer for Devil Seed, Senior Producer on Designing Spaces, Senior Producer on Military Makeover hosted by Montel Williams, Senior Producer on The Balancing Act, Senior Producer on Inside the Blueprint
- Garth Richardson, Grammy-nominated engineer, Juno-nominated and Juno-winning music producer
- Alannah Myles, recording artist and songwriter best known for the 1989 hit single, "Black Velvet"
- David Bendeth, award-winning music producer, writer, mixing engineer and recording artist
- Gord Stellick, Media personality and former manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club
- Norman Findlay, Toronto lawyer and corporate director
- Leighton Hope, Canadian sprinter and Olympian
- Brian Saunders, Canadian sprinter and Olympian
- Rob Salem, long-time entertainment columnist with the Toronto Star; host on the Drive-In Classics movie channel
- , georges vanier ss website, 07:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
- School, Georges Vanier Secondary. "Georges Vanier Secondary School > Special Programs > MSC2.ca". schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
- School, Georges Vanier Secondary. "Georges Vanier Secondary School > Special Programs > SHSM". schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
- , tdsb page for schools, 07:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)