École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District

NEW YORK CITY MARCH 11 - 18, 2021     Cancelled
Screen Shot 2020-04-06 at 11.02.58 AM.png
Grad 2021 Performing Arts trip to New York City is cancelled.
Please visit the Drama Trip page HERE.

PERU March 13 - 26, 2020     Cancelled

Peru 2020.png 

The Argyle and Handsworth trip to Peru, March 13 to 26, 2020 has been cancelled.

TALL SHIP ADVENTURE April 27 - May 1, 2020     Cancelled

Italy 2020    Cancelled
The Handsworth trip to Italy, March 12 - 20, 2020 has been cancelled.

JAPAN EXCHANGE 2020    Cancelled

Japan 2020.jpg

The Grade 9 Handsworth trip to Japan has been cancelled.

Handsworth Japan trip (cancelled).pdf

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.

Fine Arts Italy - David.jpg


Tall Ships 2018

SALTS 2018 1.jpeg

SALTS 2018 2.jpeg

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

Paris-Barcelona 2019.png

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!

Venice - Italy 2018.jpg

Central Europe 2016

​​Europe 2016.JPG

 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