McRoberts Secondary School
Hugh McRoberts Secondary School, officially "École Secondaire Hugh McRoberts Secondary School", is a Canadian school in Richmond, British Columbia.
Named after Hugh McRoberts, an early settler on Sea Island, this secondary school (grades 8 - 12 in British Columbia) is one of the two schools in Richmond that offer the French Immersion Secondary School program (the other being McMath). McRoberts is situated at Garden City Rd. and Williams Rd. and is a member of School District 38 Richmond.
Hugh McRoberts Secondary School opened on November 30, 1962 and was converted into a full-fledged secondary school in the mid-1990s, with the first class of the new grade 8 - 12 program graduating in 1997. The high school was partially renovated in 1999.
The school logo and mascot is a "Striker", which is depicted as a mounted knight carrying a lance or a claymore. The logo had previously been a shamrock, but was reportedly changed because it was felt that this did not adequately convey the competitive nature of the school's athletic clubs.
The school offers various sports teams which students can join include basketball, volleyball, rugby, soccer, field hockey, track, badminton, ultimate frisbee, tennis, table tennis and golf. Other clubs include Computer Programming Club, Reach For The Top (a trivia club), Math Club, Comic Club, Global Leadership Club, Business Club Physics & Engineering Club, and Art Club. McRoberts also has a struggling Theatre and Music department due to funding cuts by administration over recent years.
In 2006, the Fraser Institute evaluated Hugh McRoberts Secondary as the highest ranking school compared to other secondary schools in Richmond, with an average ranking of 8.3 out of 10.0 for all schools in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. More details on Wikipedia