School District No. 43 Coquitlam
Roy Stibbs Elementary School
I was there in Grade 1 and 2.
It burned down in (1996?) by arson. They had to rebuild a new one.
Mountain View Elementary School
I was there from Gr. 3 through 7.
**My favorite year was Gr. 7. We had a lot of fun including camping at
Capilano. I went to Hong Kong that year too. Our teacher (we were her
first class she taught as a registered teacher) got married about half
a year after we left. We had built a few planters lined with wooden poles
but they took it all down around 1996 or something.
Grade 6 was probably the worst. But I did have fun when we went to
Dr. Charles Best Junior Secondary School
I was there from Gr. 8 through 10.
It became "Charles Best Middle School" starting in 1996.
**The course I should have taken was Power Mechanics instead of Foods. The
latter was a total waste of time. The only thing I liked about it was the
labs where we get to cook stuff.
**Grade 10 was my favorite year. The most memorable time was going on Mr.
Hill's Science 10 field trip to 3rd Beach in Stanley Park. The sky was
clear and it wasn't even cold (for a Janurary). You could see from across
the water the nightlights of downtown while listening to the soft waves
rushing to shore. It was marvelous.
Electronics was fun as well. We made an LED circuit complete with a gamepad
style controller. We then attached the circuit to a box which somebody wore
over the head and then controlled his movements just by making the
different LEDs light up. It was hilarious!
Business Ed was quite good too. I copied drawings of two of my favorite
dreamhomes (from the "Street of Dreams") which I had visited previously.
In French, we had lunch at Jean-Pierre's Restaurant in Bentall Centre in
downtown. The restaurant is no longer there now.
It was a senior secondary school (gr. 11-12), but since 1996 it became a [high] school educating gr. 10 through 12.
A good school with strong academic performance records (in the past anyway).
**The courses I should have taken were Data Processing 11 & 12 instead of
(or plus) CSc. 11. Would've been a lot more practical I think.
Accounting 11 was so easy that it wasn't even a joke like I originally
thought it would be.
**Also took Biology 11 during the summer at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary
School in Vancouver. It was pretty good because we ended up not being
able to do any labs whatsoever. We did a little report which ended up
being ignored after it was marked.
The highlight of Bio 12 was the piglet dissection. Somebody tied a string
around its mouth which was already ripped open and then hung the thing
(without wrapping it up with damp paper towels) inside the fridge. It
shriveled up after the weekend and we could nearly see through the skin.
Actually I saw it on Friday and announced it but I was completely ignored
**It would've been better if I took a general in Economics and a general in
Computer Science. I could then also broaden my range of courses even more.
Subject Interest Rating
1- Excellent, 2- Pretty Good, 3- Okay, 4- Not that good, 5- Sucks
Post-Secondary Institutions I would have gone to:
That would have kicked if I actually went to UT!
Post-Secondary Application Service
Post-Secondary Institutions I actually went to:
Original intention was a biochem major, but...
And after UVic...
Options I have considered...
Places I would dream of studying at... :-)
The National Academies
National Research Council Canada
Nat'l Institute of Standards & Technology
BRINT (Business & Technology Search)
Peterson's Education Center
Econ Dept's offering PhD's (Cdn & US)
Economic Institutions & Dept's (World-wide)
World-wide Colleges & Universities
Ass'n of Cdn Comm. Colleges
Ass'n of U's & Colleges of Canada
UVic's Taiwanese Association
Open Learning Agency
Post-Secondary Application Service