École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District

PERU March 14 - 26, 2020
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Hola amigos!  If you are interested in joining us for a trip to Peru during Spring Break 2020, please come to the Handsworth Learning Commons/Library on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM.  Students are invited bring their Parents and/or Guardians.  Please contact Ms. Abernethy tabernethy@sd44.ca or Ms. Cretu rcretu@sd44.ca for more information.  Please note the Peru trip will depart on Saturday, March 14 and return on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

TALL SHIP ADVENTURE April 27 - May 1, 2020

Ahoy All! The Grade 10 SALTS Tall Ship sailing trip has become a tradition here at Handsworth and next year we will be celebrating our 21st voyage. SALTS has confirmed that they will again sail from Victoria to North Vancouver! If your child is going into Grade 10 in September 2019 and are interested, please carefully follow the directions on the SALTS Tall Ship 2020 information sheet. We only have spots for 25 boys and 25 girls. An initial deposit of $400 will secure your spot, deposits will be accepted beginning Monday, July 15, 2019 through your student's Cash On-Line Account. Priority will be based in order of deposits received. For more information please contact thank you, Mark Hansen, Sponsor Teacher markhansen@sd44.ca


Italy 2020
Handsworth is proud to organize the 20th anniversary trip to Italy (March 11-19, 2020)!!!  Students will experience a gondola ride down the canals of Venice, be inspired by the art and architecture of renaissance masters in Florence and ancient Rome! There will be an information meeting on May 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM in the Learning Commons/Library.  For more information contact Mr. Audia in Room 208 or at saudia@sd44.ca.  ITALY Itinerary March 11-19, 2020.pdf

JAPAN 2020
Interested Grade 8 Students and their Parents are invited to attend a Japan Exchange 2019/2020 information meeting in the Learning Commons/Library on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM. 
Application forms for next year's Japan Exchange are due by Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Please contact Mr. Forsyth at mforsyth@sd44.ca if you have any questions regarding next year's Japan Exchange.

SALTS 2019



20th Anniversary


April 29-May 3, 2019

Ahoy All!

Tall ship sailing with SALTS has become a tradition at Handsworth and this year we celebrated our 20th voyage.  Over one thousand Handsworth graduates, current students, and alumni have been incredibly fortunate to have participated in this unique and amazing experience!

On this anniversary SALTS cast sail from Victoria and finished the trip in North Vancouver at the LONSDALE QUAY!  This is a first for SALTS to have changed an arrival destination for any High School, and it is a very exciting addition to this inspirational and environmentally educational voyage.

Please contact Mr. Hansen mhansen@sd44.ca if you have any questions.

See photos of our 20th Anniversary Voyage by clicking HERE!

Follow the 20th Anniversary Voyage by clicking HERE!

For specific information about the trip please visit www.salts.ca.

Italy - Fine Arts Trip 2019

The Fine Arts Department is planning a trip to Italy during Spring Break, March 2019.  Visiting Rome, Florence, Venice and Verona.  Students and their parent/guardians are invited to attend a pre-trip meeting on January 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Music Room.  For more information contact Mr. David Bradshaw at dbradshaw@sd44.ca or Ms. Teresa Anton at tanton@sd44.ca.

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Japan 2019

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2019 Dates: April 2 – 16th.

Please contact Mike Forsyth @ mforsyth@sd44.ca or Troy Burtt @ tburtt@sd44 for more information.

2019 Japan Weblog: https://handsworthjapan2019.wordpress.com/

For more information please contact teacher organizer, please see Mr. Forsyth in Room 227 or email at mforsyth@sd44.ca.

Tall Ships 2018


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Hi Parents and Trainees,

Tall Ship Itinerary April 23 - 27, 2018:  Tall Ship 2018 Itinerary.pdf

During the voyage the ship's route can be tracked online, and from time to time excerpts from the Captains' Logs will be posted.  Here are the links to the tracking website for the trips:

Pacific Swift

Pacific Grace

The YB tracking device on the Pacific Grace is awaiting repair.
For this week, please follow our journey here Marine Traffic

Mr. Hansen, Tall Ship Sponsor

Paris/Barcelona 2019

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Students interested in a trip to Barcelona and Paris during Spring Break next year (2019) are invited to an informational meeting Friday, April 6th in Room 143 (right next to the main office).  Please contact Ms. Louise Owen at lowen@sd44.ca for more information.

Italy 2018

Students enjoyed a trip to Italy, March 13 to 21 visiting Venice, Florence and of course Rome!  The highlights of the trip to Italy are available here:  All Roads Lead to Rome!

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Central Europe 2016


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 During spring break, 45 students and 4 teachers took a remarkable journey through Central Europe.  Their itinerary included Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.  They summited Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, took a canal cruise through Amsterdam, visited castles and monuments and enjoyed some of the finest chocolate and cheese in the world.  The focus of this trip was on modern European history as the students learned about such things as the horrors of World War 2 in Dachau, the Cold War in Berlin, and legacy of the Habsburgs in Austria.  The group would like to acknowledge the hard work put in by Mr. Carlson to make this trip happen.  For more details on the experience, please visit the blog that was kept throughout the trip at https://.handswortheurope2016.wordpress.com