Since opening in 1999, technology has been at the heart of all Rick Hansen Secondary School’s programs and activities. Information technology is used to shape the teaching and learning environment.
Rick Hansen students represent a wide range of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Students can participate in a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities including archery, volleyball, the Sears Festival, the Diversity club, student mentors, computer animation and robotics club.
Rick Hansen staff are committed to working with students to help them reach their full potential. The school’s mission is to prepare all learners to be thinking, caring, flexible individuals who can meet the challenges of the 21st century. The school’s values are: STEWARDSHIP: An orientation towards service to others and taking personal responsibility for our actions. TECHNOLOGY: The use of information technology to shape the teaching and learning environment. OPPORTUNITY: Recognition of the individual and differing needs of all members of our community and that learning should address the whole person. RESPONSIVENESS: A mindset that change is a part of life and a chance to learn. Trying new things is part of the learning journey. METACURRICULUM: A bias towards higher-order knowledge which defines what quality knowledge work is for students. Students are explicitly taught about thinking strategies and are engaged in constructing meaning.