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Our School Story

Our History

Steveston-London Secondary School (SLSS) opened in September 2007.  SLSS was created after a merger between two well-established secondary schools – Steveston Secondary (est. 1956) and Charles E. London Secondary (est. 1974).  Both former schools established strong traditions of excellence in academic, fine arts and visual arts, extracurricular student accomplishments and socially responsible endeavours.  Current students and staff learn and work in a modern, renovated and expanded facility (15,700 sqm) that was completed in 2008.  The building is the largest school in the district and includes many outstanding features - two full-sized gyms, a weight room, a 168–seat theatre, two science super labs, and a learning commons library.  

Our Context

Steveston-London Secondary School is a community of learners that celebrates diversity in all aspects of school and life. Our school mission is to provide a caring, relevant and engaging learning environment that enables all learners to develop their ability to think critically and independently, to communicate, to collaborate and to make decisions. Demonstrating care, respect, empathy, integrity and social responsibility is foundational to our identity as a learning community. Students are the heart of all we do. Building relationships that create a culture of cooperation and shared understandings allows us to keep our focus on the learner. It is our guide in how we work together to make decisions and to create learning opportunities. Positive student engagement in the school community is integral to our success and our role in the broader community.

Who are we? As of September 2022, there are over 1100 students enrolled at SLSS in grades 8 through 12, including International students as part of the Richmond International Education program. Our students have multi-abilities and are from different ethnicities and backgrounds. The diverse learning needs of our students are supported by a committed and caring staff who provide rich curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. We recognize that students learn in different ways. Learning is both an individual and collaborative process. Our school is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for students to develop their voice and agency as members of our community.

Our Values

A core value of Steveston-London Secondary School is: Demonstrating care, respect, empathy, integrity and social responsibility is expected of all members of our community.  Since the amalgamation of the two schools, Steveston and London, the ethos of “care” and “respect” has been consciously developed, enacted upon and reinforced.  Care and Respect are school-wide expectations of how students, staff and other members of the school community conduct themselves in the school, in the community and globally.  Care and Respect are also the values that form the basis of how decisions are made and problems are resolved at SLSS.

Since becoming Steveston-London, the diverse population of Sharks has demonstrated care and respect, taken the learning and extra-curricular opportunities provided by the staff and contributed to the school being a great place to learn and a school they can be proud of.  The video below captures the essence of school culture at SLSS as described by the voices of our students and staff. Thank you to Alicia Chan and her production team for showcasing our school community.

 

SLSS Mission Statement:
(Created by staff, students and parents and published in May of 2011)

Our School Mission:
At Steveston-London Secondary School, our purpose is to provide a caring, relevant and engaging environment to enable all learners to develop their ability to think critically and independently, to communicate, to collaborate and to make decisions.

Our Core Values:
• Students are at the heart of all we do.
• Our school is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for every member of our community.
• These principles of learning will guide our practice: people learn in different ways and at individual rates; learning requires the active engagement of the learner; and learning is both an individual and a collaborative process.
• Demonstrating care, respect, empathy, integrity and social responsibility is expected of all members of our community.
• Collaboration and community building are the foundations of our decision-making processes.

Our Vision:
All graduates of Steveston-London Secondary School are to be educated citizens.  This includes young people who are:
• Critical thinkers, who understand, value and take responsibility for their own learning;
• Literate and able to communicate information from a broad knowledge base;
• Thoughtful and capable of solving problems and making decisions;
• Capable of creative thought, expression and innovation;
• Able to utilize computers and information technologies to enhance their learning and communicate with others;
• Socially engaged, empathetic, cooperative and respectful of others, regardless of differences and able to consider both a local and global perspective;
• Skilled and self-motivated, and can contribute to society generally, including the world of work, by being flexible and adaptive to change;
• Responsible for their own health and strive for physical and mental well-being.

Our Action Posts

JEDI Mural

Posted: Mar 13 2024

Social Responsibility Day

Posted: Jul 6 2023

Grade 8 Camp

Posted: Jul 6 2023

Our Evidence Posts