École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District

SALTS 2019


20th Anniversary


April 29-May 3, 2019

Ahoy  All!

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

In recognition of this anniversary Salts has confirmed that they will sail from Victoria and finish our trip here in North Vancouver at the LONSDALE QUAY!! This is a first for Salts to have changed arrival destination for any High School and a very exciting addition to this inspirational and environmentally educational voyage.

We still have a couple spots available.

The total cost is $1350* and includes everything!

Included:        Transportation to Victoria Inner Harbour.

                        5 days / 4 nights on a Tall Ships.

                        Junior Sailing Certificate

                        All meals (great food!)

There are a couple of available spots still available.

If you are interested please contact Mr. Hansen mhansen@sd44.ca

Specific information about the trip can be answered by visiting www.salts.ca

Click HERE for more information about the SALTS 2019 trip!

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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Paris - Barcelona 2019.pdf

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