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Handsworth Secondary School

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School type
Public, high school

Area trustee
Mike McGraw


+1 604-903-3600


John Lewis

Dr. Dave Overgaard


Number of students

Funding type
State school

1044 Edgewood Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 1Y7, Canada

School District 44 North Vancouver

School board
School District 44 North Vancouver


Handsworth secondary school

Handsworth Secondary School is a high school in the district of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and part of School District 44 North Vancouver. As of September 2010, the school reported 1423 students enrolled in Grades 8–12.


Handsworth Secondary School is close in proximity to the Upper Mackay Creek Park. It is also located within 5 minutes' drive of Grouse Mountain to the north and the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the south. The school is accessible via Capilano Road, exit 14 off BC Highway 1. The nearest public transit routes are TransLink Buses #232 and #236 which stop at the corner of Capilano and Edgewood Road, a short walk from the school.

Welcome to handsworth secondary school


Handsworth offers courses in a variety of subjects, including the humanities, sciences, language arts, business, fine and performing arts, and computer technology. The performing arts program performs an original play every year at Centennial Theatre.

Handsworth also offers several Advanced Placement courses: Calculus AB, Computer Science, English Literature, English Language, French, Microeconomics, Chemistry, Physics 1, Physics 2, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting, 3-D Design Portfolio, and 2-D Design Portfolio.


The Handsworth Royals' athletic department is proud of its programs, which are rich in tradition, leaving a legacy of excellence in both participation and competition. The school has teams in football, rugby union, rowing, wrestling, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, swimming, mountain biking and soccer. Every year, the Carson Graham Eagles football team play their rivals, the Handsworth Royals, in the Buchanan Bowl. The very first Buchanan Bowl was played in 1987 and is named after Mr. James Buchanan, a teacher and administrator who worked at both schools and died in 1986.

Past championships include: 2014 - Field Hockey - Senior Girls AAA 2013 - Field Hockey - Senior Girls AAA

  • 2011 - Field Hockey - Senior Girls AAA
  • 2011 - Field Hockey - Senior Girls AAA
  • 2010 – Volleyball – Senior Girls AAAA
  • 2010 – Basketball – Senior Girls AAA
  • 2010 – Football – Bantam Boys
  • 2009 – Volleyball – Senior Girls AAAA
  • 2009 – Soccer – Senior Girls AAA
  • 2009 – Basketball – Senior Girls AAA
  • 2008 – Volleyball – Senior Girls AAAA
  • 2008 – Soccer – Senior Boys AAA
  • 2007 – Football – Senior Boys AA
  • 2007 – Volleyball – Junior Girls AAA
  • 2006 – Soccer – Senior Boys AAA
  • 2006 – Basketball – Senior Boys AAA
  • 1996 – Football – Senior Boys AA
  • 1993 – Volleyball – Senior Girls AAA
  • 1979 – Football – Senior Boys
  • 1973 – Football – Senior Boys
  • 1973 – Football – JV Boys
  • 1970 - Basketball - Bantam Boys
  • Notable alumni

  • Mike Ayley, Bass Player in MMVA and Juno Award winning band Marianas Trench
  • Cameron Bancroft, actor
  • Ian Bird, 2-time Olympian
  • Sarah Chalke, actress
  • Rebecca Clarke, novelist
  • Tavish Crowe, Co-writer of Grammy Award nominated song Call Me Maybe
  • Brandi Disterheft, Juno Award winning bassist and composer
  • Blythe Hartley, 3-time Olympian and bronze medalist
  • Martin Jones, professional ice hockey goalie for the San Jose Sharks and 2-time Stanley Cup winner
  • Lise Léveillé, Olympian
  • Mike Mahood, 2-time Olympian
  • Colin McKay, professional skateboarder
  • Brent McMahon, 2-time Olympian
  • Peter Milkovich, 2-time Olympian
  • Anna Rice, 2-time Olympian
  • John JP Poliquin, music video director
  • John Pyper-Ferguson, actor
  • Trevor Martin, 2-time Carleton University intramural champion
  • Renee Rosnes, 4-time Juno Award winning pianist, composer and arranger
  • Robert Sacre, professional basketball player who last played for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans
  • Mason Trafford, professional soccer player
  • Paul Wettlaufer, 2-time Olympian
  • Chris Winter, Olympian
  • Eugene Wong, professional PGA Tour Canada golfer
  • Kevin Smith, Former NHL player 1995-2007.
  • Mike Lim, Handsworth student council President 2014
  • References

    Handsworth Secondary School Wikipedia

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