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Centennial Musical Theatre Presents Mamma Mia!

January 18, 2024

February 8 - 10 and February 14 - 17 All shows start at 7pm except for the Saturday February 10 matinee starts at 1pm. Staff/Senior/Student tickets are $15 Adult tickets are $18​ Mamma Mia is a romantic comedy, featuring popular songs from ABBA such as 'Honey, Honey', 'I Have...

First Week of School - 2023/2024

August 30, 2023
​ First Week of School ​Please see the complete document containing Startup information for this school year attached to this announcement Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year.pdf. ​ We will be beginning our regular FLEX schedule in the second week of school, and so Wednesday and Friday will have these adjusted start...

Dry After Grad Fundraiser - Neufeld Farms

March 07, 2023
Please see the attached flier to support this year's Dry After Grad: 
Neufeld Fundraiser 2023.pdf

Grad Photo Booking Open Now

October 12, 2022
​Grad Photos will be taking place in the Artona mobile studio at Centennial from December 1st - 12th. 
Please use the following link to book your sitting:​ 

Parent/Teacher Interviews – October 19

October 04, 2022
2:00-3:45pm – TEAMS/Virtual meetings only 4:30-6:30pm – In-person meetings at Centennial only Please book through the School Appointments booking site (linked below) Please refer to email sent from Karen Edgell on Oct. 4 for more detailed information School Appointments

Centennial Graduation Events Summary 2022

May 24, 2022

Hello Centennial Grad-Families,                                                                                          May 20, 2022
Please, find below a Summary of events, fundraisers and ways to help organize your child's upcoming graduation. Your ACTION is required! Please, PURCHASE TICKETS for the events listed below AS SOON AS POSSIBLE on School Cash Online. Deadlines are approaching fast....

Purchase Grad Dinner Dance & Commencement Tickets

May 18, 2022
​Please use the link to School Cash Online to access purchase for these events.​ 

Valedictorian Process for Grad 2022 has Begun

May 06, 2022

2022 VALEDICTORIAN SELECTION PROCESS NOMINATION QUALIFICATIONS: Must be in good standing to graduate as of June 2022 (no 'I' Reports, no courses that have been failed this year)
4 teacher nominations
NOMINATION PROCESS: Interested potential nominees must submit the following to be considered for nomination:
Teacher Nomination Forms (4) (this...

Dry After Grad Fundraiser - Neufeld Farms

May 06, 2022
​The  Centennial Dry After Grad Committee has partnered with Neufeld Farms for a fundraising opportunity.  Perfect time to kick off the barbeque season with the pickup date just before the May long weekend. Stock up your freezer for the summer! Pick up date:  May 19 th between 6 and 6:30 pm...


February 23, 2021
The Daily Health Check has been updated. Please continue to conduct a daily health check each morning before attending school and stay home if you are feeling ill. 


October 19, 2020
​Artona will be booking times for individual grad photos from November 29 th – December 13 th , 2020. Please see the following link or scan the QR codes on the posters around the school to book your times.  More information here:

Self-Identification Letter-Indigenous education

September 15, 2020
​ Please see the attached with respect to Indigenous student self-identification.  Ensuring students and families self identify as having ancestry allows us to better address the diverse needs of all our Indigenous students. Coquitlam School District 43 is committed to the academic success, cultural connection and socio-emotional development of all Indigenous...

Student Collection/Return of Belongings (June 22 - 25)

June 09, 2020
Students will be invited to collect or return items to the school from June 22-25 as per the schedule and details attached. Due to COVID 19, it is important that when students arrive, they maintain physical distancing and depart from the school grounds once they have returned or collected their belongings....


June 02, 2020
​Please see the attached file for all information about the Grad 2020 Timeline.

Grad Timeline 2020.pdf

Yearbook Needs Your Help

March 25, 2020
This is an urgent request for help with content.   Our deadline is looming and we are challenged with replacing/completing the spring content that was planned.
Please send photos and stories ASAP. Please make sure the send photos in as large a file size as possible (often email will compress images, if...


December 06, 2019
January 29, 2020  Room A209,  6pm  - 7pm  ​
For more information email Mr. K. Peterson-



September 26, 2019


September 26, 2019
​Please see the details below regarding parent information night ​​​ Parent Orientation Night 2019.pdf


September 18, 2019
​For any students who missed picture day in September, photo retakes will take place in the foyer on October 4th.

Welcome to Dream it Be it! Conference for teen girls (Grades 9 to 12) in the TriCities

September 17, 2019
Welcome to Dream it Be it! This is a one day event of inspiration and exploration. Soroptimist International of the TriCities is hosting this free conference for teen girls (Grades 9 to 12) in the TriCities to explore a variety of career possibilities they may not even be aware of!​​​


September 05, 2019
​ Welcome Back Letters Minister of Education Rob Fleming ​wishes all students and their families all the best for the year ahead. Read more here.​
SD43 Superintendent of Schools Patricia Gartland welcomes all students back to school. Read more here.
Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation Government has approved the Vaccination Status...

Course Change Requests

August 29, 2019
​There will be very few course changes.  Our staffing and course offerings are based on the students' Spring selections, plus we are limited by class size and composition regulations.  Furthermore, students were given an opportunity in May and June to review their course requests for accuracy. Criteria for changes: Course changes...

Funding Announcement for New Elementary School and Three Additions

May 10, 2019
​The Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Education today announced funding for a new elementary school in Coquitlam's Burke Mountain and three classroom additions for other School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) schools. Totaling $73.3 million, the announcement includes a new elementary school for the Sheffield-Partington area of North Coquitlam...

Fraser Health Update re: Measles

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019
Dear Students, School Staff, and Parents,

As you have heard, there is a measles outbreak at three schools in Vancouver. Please note that this is a localized outbreak and that students who are attending schools not connected to the outbreak have not been exposed. There is no evidence of...


December 12, 2018
Attached is the Newsletter for second Term.   December 2018 Newsletter.pdf

Numeracy Assessment FAQ

December 07, 2018
​Attached is the updated Numeracy FAQ for 2018/2019

Winter Weather Information

November 28, 2018
​Please read the attached file with winter weather information for 2018-2019.

November Newsletter

November 05, 2018
​Please find the November Newletter attached.  November 2018.pdf

Parent Teacher Conference Booking

November 05, 2018
Parent Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 6th from 2:30-4:30pm and 5:30-7:30om.  Students are encouraged to attend these sessions with a parent.  
Go to  or go to our Quick Links to book appointments.​


October 12, 2018
To ensure that every student and adult in our community enjoys the time around Halloween, we would like your assistance in reinforcing these guidelines with your children, for student safety and school climate reasons: Students in costume should be easily recognizable and/or identify themselves to any staff members when queried. By...

Grad Portraits

September 25, 2018
Grade 12s you must book an appointment online for your grad photos! Do it today! Portraits times run Friday Oct. 5 – 18, 2018. Here's the link: See Ms. Denholme if you have questions. BOOK TODAY!

1988 - 30th Grad Reunion

September 13, 2018
​Centennial Class of 1988 30th Grad Reunion: '88 grads, come out for a fun evening! Saturday, November 3, 2018 6pm to 1am at: Micky's Public House  $30 includes: - entrance - beef, veggie or chicken burger - fries or a salad - live band at 10pm For tickets, email: Tickets are...

Parent Orientation Night - Sept 20

September 12, 2018
​Whether you are a new or returning parent/guardian, we invite you to join us for our Parent Orientation Night.  This will be held at 6pm on Sept 20/18 and is a good opportunity to meet with teachers and administrators, to review school initiatives, share perspectives and topical issues of common interest.  Please see...

Homeroom Designation 2018-19

August 30, 2018
​Homerooms are designated alphabetically, by Grade.  Please check the attached list to find your Grade and surname, to determine your designated Homeroom.  Thank you.

Football training camp starts Aug 20

August 13, 2018
​High School Football is just around the corner! Any Centennial students interested in playing for the Centaurs this year, please contact for details. The main training camp starts Aug 20. ...

Grade 9 Orientation - Aug 30 at 11am

July 18, 2018
Grade 9s ... don't forget to attend an orientation ( for students only ) on Aug 30.  Come to the foyer, just inside the main entrance to the school, at 11am.  Parents can drop off students along Poirier St or in our drop off/pick-up driveway between Poirier St and King Albert...

My School Day app

July 18, 2018
​Download the free 'My School Day' app from the App Store or Google Play.  This app replaces the Student Agenda book and is your online organizer.  Make sure to allow it to receive notifications if asked - we will send important reminders, information and alerts through notifications.

FAQs - for students and families

July 17, 2018
You may find answers to commonly-asked questions in this document FAQs - for students and families.pdf

App - My School Day

July 10, 2018
​This year we are moving to a new app (My School Day).  On your phone or tablet, go to the App Store or Google Play and search for "My School Day".  Install it- it's free!  Select BC, SD43 Coquitlam, Centennial Secondary from the list provided.  Make sure to allow it to...

Dry After Grad thank you

June 28, 2018
​The Centennial Dry After Grad Committee would like to acknowledge and thank the many individuals and businesses for their generous donations in support of a safe and fun-filled Dry AfterGrad event. And a very special thank you to the MANY parent volunteers, teachers, staff and administration at Centennial who volunteered their...

Secondary School Summer Programs 2018

June 14, 2018
​Engaging and quality learning opportunities await students this summer!  All courses are taught by fully qualified teachers in a safe and friendly school environment.  Courses start in July.  For exact dates, times and locations, visit Coquitlam Summer Learning website at    

Letter from Board of Education to Grade 12s and their parents re vandalism

June 01, 2018
June 2018 Dear Grade 12 Students and Parents/Guardians of Grade 12 Students: The month of June is here and the time for celebrating our students' accomplishments is upon us. For the past thirteen years, students have cultivated their reputations by putting efforts into academic endeavors, philanthropic pursuits and gaining insight and...

Raising Digitally Responsible Youth

May 10, 2018
May 24th, 7pm Heritage Woods Secondary Theatre 1300 David Ave, Port Moody For Parents of School-Aged Children Register for free using your SchoolCashOnline account to reserve your seat! Only 285 seats available! Go to: PARENTS: Do not miss this free event! With society heading in a direction of being constantly...

YOLO (Youth Offering Listening Opportunities)

May 10, 2018
  Y.O.L.O (Youth Offering Listening Opportunities) As a parent have you wondered …….. How can I talk with my youth about substance use? How come youth use substances? How can I improve communication with my youth? What new strategies can I use in parenting my youth? Come on out and listen...

Welcome to our Annual Music Cabaret!

April 16, 2018
​ CENTENNIAL MUSIC DEPARTMENT'S 7 TH  ANNUAL CABARET   Make plans to come and join us  Friday May 11 th , 6:30 – 10:30pm  for a night of dinner, prepared by our own culinary arts department, and dancing. Featuring Centennial's Jazz Bands, Jazz choirs and selected ensembles performing in Centennial's "Great Hall"....

Summer Learning 2018

April 05, 2018
​Summer School Programs 2018 Courses start July.  For exact dates, times and locations, visit our website: Secondary Program:  Secondary Skill Building and Remedial - registration begins May 1st
Grade 10 Advanced (High School) Credit and Online Fast Track - registration begins May 4th
Grade 11 Advanced (High School) Credit and Online Fast...

Parent & Caregivers' Circle

April 05, 2018
Parent & Caregivers' Circle
FREE Education and support for parents and caregivers who are  concerned about their youth's substance use .
Participants will: 
- increase their knowledge about substance use
- find support from other parents/caregivers
- build skills in effective communication
- learn to manage tough emotions
- foster healthier life balance WHEN:  Wednesday...


March 15, 2018
A reminder to any student currently parking over at the Vanier Centre to register their vehicle with the office.  We also ask that students be respectful of the staff/students/facilities as they have been very generous in letting our staff and students share their parking lot.

BCCPAC Advocacy - April 9, 2018

March 15, 2018
Free Parent Info Session for all parents of District 43 students online registration is required for everyone attending DATE: Monday, April 9, 2018 TIME: 7:00—8:30pm (doors open 6:30pm) LOCATION: Gallery Room—Winslow Centre 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam

English 12 Provincial Rewrite

March 14, 2018
English Provincial Re write. To those grade 12 students who did not pass or were not able to write the January communication 12 or English 12 Provincial Exam, there will be an opportunity to rewrite this coming April. English 12: April 26 th Communication 12: April 27 th If you are...

Construction Update

March 14, 2018
​ The deconstruction of the old Centennial has moved into full swing with machines carefully disassembling the building. It is a bittersweet moment as the previous building is the home to many happy and important memories. The process has become a popular viewing experience for many in the school and surrounding...

Summer Learning

March 14, 2018
​Please open the attached PDF for more information.

Numeracy Exam

January 16, 2018
Hello Centennial Parents, Attached is a One page document that aims to provide information regarding this year's Numeracy Assessment. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email Mr. Ben King at Thank you. Numeracy Exam FAQ.pdf ...

A message from Jon Bruneau, our Principal

December 21, 2017
Dear Centennial Community;   It's with mixed emotions that I announce my departure from Centennial. As of February 1 st , 2018, I will be moving to Riverside Secondary, and Mr. Anthony Ciolfitto will become your new Principal. All of the Vice-Principals remain: Ms. Farnell, Mr. King, and Ms. Zimmer.  ...

Important District Information for Centennial

November 16, 2017
Please follow the link to a district announcement regarding possible changes to Centennial community.​

Schedule for this week (Sept 6-7-8)

September 05, 2017
Greetings Parents/Students;
Today went very well, thanks to our polite students and professionalism of staff and Artona.
Tomorrow, we are following a special schedule (see below), with a short homeroom to start the day. Please go back to your same homeroom location at 8:25am. Attendance is mandatory to maintain your registration...

Welcome back information for Parents and Students

August 29, 2017
​Hope you had an awesome summer, Centennial Community! Please see the attached file for tons of information about our opening day in the new school: Sept 5, 2017. Welcome_Back_Information_2017_Parents_Students.pdf

Grade 9 Orientation

August 29, 2017
Grade 9's... don't forget that this Thursday, August 31, 2017 is our orientation and pizza lunch. Come to the new school front entrance at 10am. Sorry... kids only. Parents can drop off students along Poirier or in our drop off driveway between Poirier and King Albert. We should conclude by 11:30...

Grad '87 30th reunion

June 22, 2017
Centennial class of '87 is having their 30 th reunion on August 26. Tickets & info here:

Letter to Parents and Guardians from the Provincial Health Officer

June 19, 2017
Please read the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.

Grad Dinner/Dance & After Grad Tickets - Deadline to Purchase Extended to May 30.

May 17, 2017
Tickets for the Grad Dinner/Dance and After Grad will be on sale from May 22 - 30.Tickets can be purchased online under 'Student Fees'.   Dinner Dance tickets are $135 for Centennial students and $145 for guests.  After Grad tickets are $40.  ​

SD43 Letter to Parents re: '13 Reasons Why'

May 01, 2017
Please read the attachement from SD43 regarding the show ' ​13 Reasons Why' ​

Commencement Ceremony -June 21st at 7 pm

April 26, 2017
Held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver.  Grads need to be at the Theatre ​no later than 6 pm., with the Gown, Cap and Sash.  Grads receive 2 complimentary tickets.  Additional tickets can be purchased online for $5.00 each, at this website, under the heading 'School Fees'. ...

Parent Teacher Conferences are on April 6

March 31, 2017
Our new online reservation system is now up and running. It's brand new, so we are hoping for minimal disruption in website functionality. If you have any issues, please try the site again after a few minutes. Here is the site address:

Click here ...

Postponed Parent Night

February 08, 2017
Just a reminder that tonight's Course Planning Information night for current Grades 9-11 students' families - has been postponed until next Thursday, Feb 16, due to the threat of an ice storm this evening. Stay safe!

Guidebook 2017

February 01, 2017
Our new guidebook contains all the previous guides all in one place: Course Handbook, Student Agenda Book,  and Code of Conduct. The last 40 pages are course descriptions. When you select your courses, please use the official Course Selection Form that will be handed out in-person at school to each student....

Semester Two Schedules for Students

January 25, 2017
​Click this link to check your timetable for semester 2:

Extreme Weather Information

December 02, 2016
​ Winter Weather Ahead! Schools are not routinely closed due to snow or other inclement weather conditions. All schools in School District 43 (Coquitlam) will remain OPEN, if at all possible, during winter weather, including snowfall.   However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due to extreme weather....

BC Cooperative Education Club

November 17, 2016
​ BC Cooperative Education club The first introductory meeting will be this Friday, Nov 18, right after school.  Check with Mr. Rueger for more information.  

Grade 12 Parent Night Presentation Slides

November 08, 2016
For anyone who missed the evening for parents of Grade 12 students, please find the powerpoint slides uploaded as a PDF file in our Publications section.

PAC Meeting Sept 26

September 22, 2016
Greetings parents. We really need to see parents come out to the PAC meeting this September 26th at 7pm in the Library. If we are not able to vote for an executive, the PAC might lose $30,000. Please consider attending this first meeting. You will be able to hear about all...

Parent Night Tonight - Thursday, Sept 22

September 22, 2016
We are looking forward to greeting all parents tonight. Come to the main entrance (parking is easiest if you choose to walk the last block if possible). Once inside, you can confirm your child's timetable and room locations, and then proceed to the RED GYM for introductory remarks from the Principal....

Grad Photos coming soon!

September 21, 2016
From  NOVEMBER 2nd to NOVEMBER 10th - at Centennial, Grad Photos will be taken.  Go to to book your sitting date and time.​

Start-Up Info for ALL Students

August 26, 2016
Welcome back, Centennial students! As we approach the end of August, you will be wondering about the coming year at Centennial. Here is some basic info for all to know. INFO FOR ALL STUDENTS: We are using an APP this year as our agenda book and students calendar. Please install the...

Summer Updates for All

July 13, 2016
Greetings from Centennial,   Now that your summer is well underway, we invite you to read the year-end newsletter. It can be found on our school website, or by clicking this link: Coming soon in the Centennial Community… Meet and Greet with our very own Olympian, Shallon Olsen (Grade 11...

Eurotour 2017

February 23, 2016
Eurotour 2017: It’s with great pleasure that Mrs Ciardullo and Mrs Thomas announce Eurotour 2017: England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece. Year after year, we continue to see the value of travel. Year after year, we see how the students benefit in so many ways. You are invited to attend our Informational...

Power Outage at Centennial, Thursday Evening:power returned 7 pm Classes as usual tomorrow

December 03, 2015
Power has been restored to the school. Classes as usual tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 4th.

Superintendent's Letter to Parents re Two Non-Instructional Days

November 19, 2015
Please see the attached letter from the Superintendent regarding the change to our 2016 calendar, adding two new Pro-D dates (no school for students).

Newsletter online

November 01, 2015
Please follow this link to see our November newsletter! Click here Also... clocks have moved back one hour over Halloween weekend.

vollunteer opportunity with the Coq. Skating club

September 28, 2015
Volunteer Opportunities Await your Response The following volunteer opportunities are currently available for you to fulfill your minimum 10 hour volunteer committment (exluding Canskate, Pre-Power and Power Skating) Music Players for Junior, Intermediate and Senior Afternoon Freeskate Sessions   BC/YK Sectional Championships - Nov 5 - 8 contact

Douglas application workshop today

September 18, 2015
in the Career Center 3:05 next to the counsellors offices

Tutorial Wednesday

September 15, 2015
Tutorial starts tomorrow, September 16th.  Starting at 8:45 am. Students should attend a tutorial session with at least one of their teachers. The teachers are in their classrooms waiting to help support you. It is our school's recommendation that all students attend tutorial. Our teachers are here to help. Period 1...


September 13, 2015
Lockers will be issued by Ms. Zimmer in the courtyard, at lunch and after school this week starting Monday, Sept. 14. It is done using a paper list, as we had issues with the electronic assignment system last week. Grade 9's and 10's will share a locker, and will need to...

Centennial Hockey Academy

September 02, 2015
Welcome to the 2015-2016 Hockey Academy season. Centennial Hockey Academy will run in second block before our common lunch this year. The first week of school will consist of classroom orientation only. No on ice or dry-land gear needed. All students will meet in room 122 on Wednesday Sept 9 for...

New Principal

July 31, 2015
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jon Bruneau to Centennial as the new Principal effective August 1st. Jon is a secondary man through and through, but has also worked worked as a teacher at elementary and a Vice-Principal at secondary in Vancouver, and as a VP at Pinetree secondary...

Mr. Zambrano's departure

July 14, 2015
Hello Centaurs, Many of you may have already heard, but for those of you who have not, I, Robert Zambrano, will be leaving Centennial, effective July 31, to become an Assistant Superintendent in SD 43. It has been an absolute privilege working in this school, in this community, with this staff...

Agenda Art Contest

July 03, 2015
Congratulations to former grade 12 student, Cindy Wei!! She is the winner of the agenda contest and a $100 prize. In second place is former grade 12 student, Anna Yang. She wins a $50 prize. Grade 12 student, Touba Jafary came in third place. She wins $25.   Finally, grade 11 student,...

News and Notes-June10th

June 10, 2015
News and Notes –June 10 th 2015   Daytime Awards-June 11th Class and grade awards will be handed out tomorrow in the Red Gym.   A list of award winners has been posted on the office windows for over a week.   This is the schedule for tomorrow.   Parents are welcome to attend.   Period...

A letter to Gr. 12 parents from the Board Chair

May 08, 2015
Hello Gr. 12 parents, Please read the attached letter from school board chair Judy Shirra, and please have a discussion with your son or daughter about its content.   Over the years at Centennial, our Gr. 12’s have been exemplary citizens in the last weeks and days of school, and we expect...

Centennial Football Registration

April 24, 2015
2015 CENTENNIAL FOOTBALL REGISTRATION ·          All items below need to be taken care of prior to getting equipment: o    REGISTRATION needs to be completed o    2015 FEES / PARENT and EQUIPMENT DEPOSIT §   ALL PAST OUTSTANDING FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL. §   EQUIPMENT DEPOSIT CHEQUE -...

Summer Learning Registration Opening Dates

April 14, 2015
SUMMER LEARNING 2015 ONLINE Registration Dates (6:00 a.m. Opening) Grades 9 and 10 Remedial & EAL:   May 19 Grades 9 and 10 Skill Building:   May 28 Grade 10 High School Credit:   May 5 Grade 11 High School Credit:   May 8 Grade 12 High School Credit:   May 12   We are offering new...

Parent Teacher Interviews

April 10, 2015
Parent Teacher Interviews are Thursday, April 16 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.   CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (604) 936-7205 during the following times:   Monday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   * Please know the names...

Non Sanctioned Trips Abroad

April 09, 2015
S-Trip and Breakaway Tours   2015-16 Trips Abroad   Some of you may be aware of a Grad/high school student trips planned for around the Winter Vacation and for Spring Break 2016, by  companies called S-Trip and Breakaway Tours.   These are not Centennial School trips, and they have no affiliation with the school...


April 07, 2015
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID The counselling department will host an information session on local scholarships and financial aid on Thursday, April 9 at the BEGINNING of Period 3 and after school in Room 126.

Senior Grad Clothing: Final Opportunity!

March 31, 2015
This is your final chance to order Centennial Senior grad clothing.  Final orders need to be submitted on-line by midnight Tuesday, April 7 th .  Order HERE !  

SD43 Budget Consultation Process

March 30, 2015
Please review the following attachment for details and meeting times.


March 25, 2015
​ Congratulations to the following former Centennial Students who are recipients of $1000 Secondary School Apprenticeship Grants. Nine of the twenty-six winners were from Centennial. Erfan Dibaie Savannah Disanjh Adrian Fitzpatrick Daniel Fox Andre Poitras Rajan Prasad Ivy Tsui Aaron Van Veen Cooper Worobetz Best wishes on your path towards trades...

International Bear Day: Saturday, April 4th, 2015

March 25, 2015
The North Shore Black Bear Society would like to invite parents and students to participate in the first International Bear Day Festival.   It is a free admission event. There will be family activities during the day, from 12:00 to 4:00pm.    In the evening, we are happy to have three respected researchers...

Organic Recycling Awareness Poster Contest

March 25, 2015
As of January 2015, a Metro Vancouver mandate established that all organic waste must be processed separate from other garbage waste. In response, School District 43 has implemented organic recycling procedures in all its schools across four municipalities to meet the Metro Vancouver requirements. To increase awareness around this, SD 43...

Grad Commencement date confirmed!

March 23, 2015
We have confirmed the date for the Commencement Ceremony.   June 24th, at 7pm.  Orpheum Theatre.   Specific details to follow in May. 14 weeks to go!!

Mount Royal University rep visit March 3, 3:10

March 02, 2015
a admissions rep from Mount Royal will be giving info and answering questions in the Career Centre at 3:10 March 3

Ace - it Cook

March 02, 2015
2015-2016 Centennial Ace-it Professional Cook Program Meeting There will be a meeting on Wednesday March 4th 2015 at 8:45 am for all grade 10/11 students interested in taking the Ace-it Professional Cook Program at Centennial next year. We will be reviewing the application process and answering questions regarding this program. Breakfast...

BCIT info session March 3 Tues. 1 pm

February 24, 2015
  We are having an info session for students who are interested in pursuing further automotive related studies at BCIT.  If you know of students who might be interested, the session will take place on Tuesday, March 3 rd , 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Centennial’s library.

Immunization Forms Due (grade 9's only)

February 16, 2015
Grade 9 Parents, if you have not handed in the immunization form that your son/daughter brought home last week, please get it in by tomorrow.   There is a drop box in the office for completed forms.   Immunizations happen this Wednesday.   Thank you in advance!  

Workshop: Parents as Career Coaches

February 11, 2015
TERRY FOX COMMUNITY OF SCHOOLS PRESENTS: PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES Wish you could be a more effective career coach for your child? WHAT: This free program introduces parents to the concept of coaching: an appropriate role you can assume when guiding and supporting your children's career journeys, with practical tools and...

AP Exam Registration for Non-Centennial Students

February 11, 2015
·        Registration for non-Centennial students will be from March 9 th to March 24 th , and is on a first come, first serve basis . ·      Register and pay, in person, at the Centennial office.   No registrations will be taken over the phone or by e-mail . ·      Register early...


January 29, 2015
Eurotour 2016: ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, ITALY, GREECE Travelling abroad is a unique and exciting learning experience. It will expose you to many new places, people, and ways of life! This exciting itinerary is jam packed with famous landmarks and historical sites. You and your parents are invited to attend an Information...

Interested in Ordering Centennial Spirit Wear?

January 27, 2015
​Click on the attachment for pictures and information. Or go to and then click on Centennial School.

Information Sessions for Transitioning Students

January 20, 2015
​Please open the following attachments to learn about transitioning/informational events available for intellectual and developmentally disabled students. Stepping Up to Secondary is on January 27th Making the Most of Secondary is on February 3rd Planning for Life After High School is on February 10th Transition Fair is on February 26th

SD43 Cross Catchment Process for the 2015/2015 School Year

January 12, 2015
Please open the following attachment for information on the cross catchment process.

Get Your Christmas Tree Chipped and Support Centennial's Music Department

January 02, 2015
Where: Coquitlam School Board Office Parking Lot When: Sunday, January 4th from 9 - 4 pm

Parent Education and Support from SHARE

December 15, 2014
​ Please see the attachment about an opportunity to attend parenting classes (eight sessions) about youth and substance use. Starts on January 12th. Register if you're interested.    

December Newsletter

December 11, 2014
see attached

Centennial Scarves $25!

December 02, 2014
Centennial Scarves Just in time for the cold weather and Christmas.   These Ruffneck Scarves are of exceptional quality, and will make a great gift.   $25.   Available in the office    

News and Notes Nov 25th

November 25, 2014
News and Notes Nov. 25th Missing Cell Phones Each week we have students turn 1-2 cell phones into the office, that were either left behind or misplaced by others.     Most phones are returned to their rightful owner;   however, since the spring,   we have collected 12-15 that have gone unclaimed!   They are...

Mandarin Scholarship/loan workshop

November 25, 2014
高貴林學校局新移民安頓服務項目舉辦 的 免費國語講座 Free Mandarin Workshop Offered by SD43 SWIS program 加國學生獎學金與貸款面面觀 Scholarships and Student Loans in Canada  獎學金的類別 Categories of Scholarship  申請獎學金需要注意的事項 Important things in applying for scholarships  學生經濟援助的類別 Different types of student loan  申請方法和步驟 Application procedure 主講嘉賓: 梁楊彩明 三聯市亞裔家長協會主席 Speaker : Ms. Salina Leung President...

Centennial Cares Christmas Food Drive

November 24, 2014
Centennial Cares Christmas Food Drive   Centennial School will once again be creating Christmas Hampers for over 30 families in our community. These hampers will provide much needed food; household items and grocery cards for families who would otherwise go without. Centennial has a long history of generous giving to our Christmas...

Call for Parent Teacher Interviews!

November 12, 2014
CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (604 -936-7205) (PLEASE KNOW THE NAME S O F Y O U R C H I L D ’ S T E A C H E R S ) Fri. Nov. 14 and Mon. Nov. 17 from 9:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m. ONLY Tues. Nov. 18 from...

November Newsletter

November 12, 2014
Please see the attached newsletter.  We had a wonderful Remembrance Ceremony last Friday.  Our students were sincere and serious in the acknowledgement of the day. 
Reports were distributed to students today.  To see when to make an appointment for Parent Teacher Interviews on Nov. 20th, check out the details in...

Report Cards went home today

November 12, 2014
Students were to pick them up at homeroom.   They are now available at the office for those who were absent. 

RCMP Youth Academy

November 12, 2014
The RCMP is offering a “ Police Youth Academy ” for
grade 11 and 12 students from April 1 - 9, 2015, inclusive. This program is designed to place the students in a simulated RCMP training environment as well as role-playing the realities of policing. The students that successfully complete...

Gr. 9 Take Our Kids to Work Nov 5th!

October 29, 2014
See the attached.  Students came home with this info Oct 29th. 

Community Forum

October 27, 2014
Tri-City Transitions is seeking ways they can be more accessible to the Korean, Polish, Farsi and Chinese communities within the Tri-Cities. There will be a Community Forum on Wednesday, November 5th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hyde Creek Recration Centre at 1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam. Please view...

Oct 29th at Centennial-Event canceled due to sudden speaker unavailability.

October 23, 2014
SCHOOLS AS A SETTING FOR PROMOTING POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH BETTER PRACTICES AND PERSPECTIVES Fostering Positive Mental Health Environments Recent better practice research across health and educational domains assert the importance of moving beyond a problem-focused approach. This shift towards a more positive view of mental health involves the recognition that people’s...

Cent Spirit wear is back!

October 22, 2014
The Centennial School spirit store is now on-line!  There are a number of new items, including many from Nike!  We have a limited time for this sale, so orders need to be in by Sunday November 2 nd .  Everything will be delivered before the December break, so it will make...

Fall Athletes Register Now!

October 17, 2014
  Please register for all Fall Athletic Teams-soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country at !   Athletics at Centennial is using a new registration system through This system enables parents to register their children and take care of waiver forms and payment of fees.   Failure to register by...

Bottle Drive this Sunday!

October 17, 2014
Front of the school-10am to 4pm.

Parent Education Group Coming Up

October 14, 2014
ACT 2 will be holding the education group: Parent/Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Injury: Understanding and helping your child .    Enquiries may be made to Shahla Mazlouman MA, CCC at 604.937.7776.   Please refer to the attachment for additional details.  

Senior Sail

October 06, 2014
This Gr. 12 bonding ritual is set for Oct 18th from 8pm-11pm.  Tickets are $50 and permission forms must be signed by parents before students are able to purchase tickets. The permission form,also contains other important information. 

Dry AfterGrad meeting

October 06, 2014
There will be a meeting for all parents interested in helping organise the Dry AfterGrade for our grade 12's.  All parents are welcome to attend and help out.  The meeting is on Wednesday, October 8th at 7 pm in the library.

Free Transit for Students Next Week

October 01, 2014
IWALK transit promotion From October 6-10, all elementary school students and high school students with valid GoCards can ride across the entire transit network for free. This offers a fantastic opportunity for field trips and walking events for children of all ages.   With the late start back-to-school, some Grade 8 students...

Football: It's Not Too Late!

September 25, 2014
Centennial Football   It's not too late for any students interested in playing football at Centennial this year! The season has started, but we are happy to accept new players from grade 9, 10, 11 and grade 12! Please contact Coach Cameron ( ) if you would like to receive...

Football Fundraiser-Meat Sale!

September 23, 2014
Fundraising for Football-Meat Sale and more! From time to time this year, you will see some fundraising events which involve our football program.   We have an active and involved parent group which is determined to continue in the rich tradition of Centennial football, and they are eager to support the program...

Tuesday to Thursday Class Schedule

September 22, 2014
Please see attached   School starts at 8:25-Period 1

Grade 12 Lockers

September 19, 2014
Lockers If you are a grad, or you had a grade 12 sibling at the school last year, please ask them if they left anything behind in their locker.   We will hold their belongings in the area outside the youth worker’s office for two weeks.   After October 7 th , items...

Homeroom Designation

September 19, 2014
Consult the attachment to identify your homeroom

Centennial Start-up Information

September 19, 2014
Please carefully read the information about school start-up

Information on Schools Reopening

September 19, 2014
​Please read the following attachment for information on schools reopening for the year.

Information on Schools Opening for Classes

September 16, 2014
​Please read the attachment re. September 22nd.

Centennial School Information Update

September 08, 2014
Please read the following attachment for information on opening procedures specific to Centennial.

Football Uniform Fundraiser-Scrapbooking!

August 26, 2014
See the attached for a great and fun event on October 4th!  All the details in the flyer. 

Gr. 9 Information

August 25, 2014
Gr. 9 Orientation We are hoping to be able to offer the Gr. 9 orientation this week, as scheduled for Thursday August 28 th , 10am to Noon. Should the school be behind picket lines, however, it will be postponed.   We will try and update you to its occurrence as quickly...

Letter from the Superintendent-This Week

August 25, 2014
Please see the attached letter from the Superintendent about the labour dispute.     As a school, we must proceed as if we will begin on September 2; however, should the school be behind picket lines this week, we will not be following through with activities for students that were already planned.   To...

Registration Message, Homeroom List, and Start-up News

August 20, 2014
Please see the important attached information to compete the required forms for your child for school this year.  Please also consult the attached Homeroom Designation list before completing the forms, as you will need your child's homeroom number for the form.  Finally,  also review the attached Centennial Source for information with...

Registration Update

July 10, 2014
In August, please return to this site for updates regarding registration for September. Also, a phone call and an email will go home in August to alert you to what is required for registration. We are asking that at that time, all parents register their child online via this site. Assistance...

Report Card Pick Up

July 02, 2014
An abbreviated Report Card will be available for all students on Friday, July 4 th .      Reports for the following grades will be available for pick up in the Courtyard at the following times.    Please be on time. Gr. 9:   9am-9:30 Gr. 10:   10am-10:30 Gr. 11:   11am-11:30 Gr. 12:   12pm -12:30...

News and Notes-June 27th

June 27, 2014
School Hours At the time of writing it seems as though there will no picket line on Monday, June 30 th , or potentially for the rest of next week. We need to stress that this could change; however, with no picket line we would expect a full complement of secretarial...

No Report Cards Yet

June 24, 2014
The school calendar did say that reports were to be picked up tomorrow, Wednesday the 25th.  However, due to the uncertainties in the labour situation, all student marks are not available at this time. We are sure to get greater clarity in the coming days, but there is no report card...

Important Announcement on Provincial Exams

June 23, 2014
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, To ensure the quality and validity of marking for Grade 10 and 11 Provincial exams, the Ministry of Education has decided to alter sections of exams that students will have to complete.   ENGLISH 10 Students will complete multiple choice questions in Part A and B of...

Yearbook Distribution

June 23, 2014
Yearbooks! We wish to distribute yearbooks to grade 9-11 students on Thursday, June 26 th at 9:30 am, at the Poirier Rec Center Recreation Rink (not the main rink, but the rink next to the curling rink).   We do not want students crossing the picket line for non-essential service business (ex:...

Teacher Strike Information

June 17, 2014
Please read the following attachment for information on upcoming exams and information pertaining to the current teacher strike.   In addition, Exams: Provincial exams will proceed as planned. Consult the school website for days and time. Students are to enter the school via the front entrance, up the stairs off Poirier, one...

DATE CHANGE: Grad Assembly and BBQ

June 13, 2014
We have been advised that it is probably not wise to have students cross a picket line for non-essential service activities like the planned assembly on Tuesday.   As it is our understanding that the teachers will not have a picket line on Monday June 16 th , we are changing the...

Possible Student Walkout

June 03, 2014
Coquitlam schools will be in session tomorrow (June 4), and it is our expectation that students will be in class. We fully respect student voice and their legitimate right to share their concerns. However, if your teen is considering being part of the walkout please have a conversation with them that...

Centennial's Show and Shine

June 03, 2014
What: Show and shine car show with proceeds going to the Geoff McElgunn Scholarship ​When: Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Dogwood Parking Lot Registration starts at 4:30 pm and is $15 per vehicle T-shirts are $20 Come out and enjoy hotdogs, burgers, beverages (by donation) and...

City of Coquitlam Summer Events

May 26, 2014
JUNE 12 Victoria Community Hall Summer Kick Off: FREE Meet your neighbours and find out what programs are happening in the neighbourhood this summer! There will be live music, kids’ activities and family fun. WHEN: June 12, 2014 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM WHERE: Victoria Community Hall, 3435 Victoria Drive,...

Coquitlam Youth Orchestra Auditions

May 26, 2014
When: Friday, June 13, 2014 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam Who: Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion Go to for more info and to REGISTER FOR THE AUDITION.

Hatchery's Hot Trivia Night

April 22, 2014
Please refer to the attachment for details about this fun opportunity to lend support at this fundraiser for the Mossom Creek Hatchery from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23rd at Centennial School.

Volunteers needed for the Fingerling Festival: Saturday, May 3rd

April 22, 2014
Volunteers are still needed for the 23rd annual Fingerling Festival being held on Saturday, May 3rd. Over 4,500 visitors and more than 60 environmental organizations will be in attendance. Kids help to release 40,000 fingerling (juvenile) salmon into Noons Creek and there is entertainment throughout the day. It's lots of fun!...

Summer Learning 2014: Important Information

April 07, 2014
  SUMMER LEARNING 2014 ONLINE Registration Dates (6:00 a.m. Opening) Grades 9 and 10 Remedial & EAL:  May 20 Grades 9 and 10 Skill Building:  May 29 Grade 10 High School Credit:  May 6 Grade 11 High School Credit:  May 9 Grade 12 High School Credit:  May 13   We are offering new...

Try It: Synchronized Swimming Event, April 11th

April 07, 2014
Please read the attachment for more details.

After Grad Plant Fundraiser!

April 01, 2014
Please read the attachment for information on ordering the beautiful Devry planters, seeds and greenery. Make your garden beautiful and support the After Grad cause. These planters make an excellent Mother's Day gift!

School District Mountain Biking Team

March 31, 2014
SD43 District Mountain Biking Team   The SD43 Mountain Biking team for students in grades 8-12 from any of our middle and secondary schools or alternative schooling platforms is being run again this year. Last year’s events went very well and I’m looking forward to an opportunity to coach athletes who wish...

Eurotour 2015: UPDATE!

March 14, 2014
EUROTOUR 2015: UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!!   Eurotour 2015:  England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece Very few spots remaining for this incredible 18 day European Showcase! See Mrs Thomas or Mrs Ciardullo ASAP if you are interested. Priority will be given to students who will be in Gr. 12 or 11 next year....

Board of Education Budget Process 2014/2015

March 13, 2014
Please review the attached letter; it provides details regarding the upcoming Board of Education meetings for the 2014-15 budget process.   .

Social Studies Europe Tour: Spring Break 2015

March 13, 2014
SPRING BREAK: QUEST 2015   Are you interested in European History? Do you want to visit major European cities ?  Join Ms. Chambers and Ms. Mattson on an exciting tour of Western Europe that will include World War I and World War II sites, including visits to Amsterdam ,...

Football Fundraiser - Manure Sale

March 12, 2014
How to Order: To order online go to You can also order and pay in person at the Centennial School Office during office hours (the school office will be open during spring break). About our team and why we are fundraising: Centennial School has a long and proud tradition in...

KidSport Used Sporting Goods Sale

March 06, 2014
Just a reminder that KidSport Tri-Cities is holding their much anticipated Annual Spring Used Sporting Goods Sale, Presented by Westminster Savings: Saturday, March 8th, from 10am until 1pm Riverside Secondary School , 2215 Reeve Street, Port Coquitlam Admission is by donation or item for the Food Bank If you or your...


March 04, 2014
EUROTOUR 2015 : IRELAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, ENGLAND, FRANCE This exciting 17 day educational tour will take place during SPRING BREAK 2015 . Please come to an informational meeting on Monday, March 10 at 7:00 pm in Centennial Theatre. Students must be accompanied to the meeting by a parent. See Mrs. Ciardullo...

Interested in Donating Cash or Prizes to AfterGrad?

February 05, 2014
Many of Centennial’s 2014 grads will be attending the 22 nd annual Dry Aftergrad Event at Centennial School, midnight on Saturday, June 21 st , 2014. Parents on the Dry Aftergrad Committee would like to invite interested families or community members to support our 2014 graduates by donating prizes or cash...

Sun Run Training for Students...and Staff

January 31, 2014
Did you make a resolution to get into better shape in 2014? Well, here's a great opportunity! New Year, new goals? Come join this year's Vancouver Sun Run ! You can walk or run with your friends, get a t-shirt and listen to great bands along the route! You can register...

Black is the new Pink! Anti bullying shirts are in!

January 16, 2014
Black is the new Pink!   Get your new SD43 black with pink lettered “Love is Louder than Bullying 24/7” t-shirts now! (see attached for pic) Pay your $10 at the office, pick up your shirt and be ready for February 26th, traditionally known as Pink Shirt Day. Limited sizing. If you...

Information About Registering for Coquitlam Minor Baseball

January 10, 2014
Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball Association has been around for just over 50 years and our registration is now open for the 2014 season We have 3 levels of baseball to suit every player’s needs: 1)       For the player looking high level competition 2)       For the player looking to improve their skill level...

Concerned about your child's substance abuse?

January 08, 2014
Attached is a flyer advertising SHARE’s upcoming Parent/Caregivers’ Circle for those concerned about their youth’s substance use. The group will commence on Tuesday January 21 at SHARE’s Clarke Street office.  Please see the flyer for more details. 

Grad Clothing Orders

January 07, 2014
Grad Clothing Order Time is Here!   Go online to order and pay for your Centennial student designed Grad 2014 Clothing.   Deadline is January 20 th .   See the attached for more details.  Samples for sizing will be available.   

Fitness Opportunities for Teens

January 07, 2014
New teen fitness programs starting in January 2014 Starting this January, Coquitlam Parks, Recreation & Culture is offering new teen fitness programs for youth ages 13 – 16.   Teen Time in the Weight Room Daily from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. youth between the ages of 13 – 15 are welcome...

Agencies and Resources Available to Support Families

December 19, 2013
​The Holiday Season, while a joyous time for many, can come with stresses for children and families. Please open the attachment for links to a variety of resources that might be helpful.      

Google Home Page Art Competition

November 13, 2013
At Google, doodles are an exciting part of the Google Homepage .  We are pleased to invite your school to take part in the Doodle 4 Google ‘ if I could invent anything, I would invent.. . ’ competition, which offers school pupils across Canada the chance...

Free Water Polo Event (Girls Only)

November 13, 2013
Event takes place on November 23rd, 2013.   **Please see the attachment for more information.

How to Keep Your Kids Safe: May 15th is CANCELLED

November 04, 2013
​There will be two parent evenings: February 4th and May 15th 2014 when Kevin Cameron will be talking to parents in the Tricities (further details to follow). Please refer to the following attachment for some tips regarding Cyberspace Bullying and what you can do.

Grade 12 Grad Rings

October 31, 2013
Jostens will be here on November 19 th and 20 th during periods 3 and 4 in the alcove.   To order a ring you will need a $20 deposit.   Go online to so you can create and personalize your Grad ring!   Call Annette at 604.341.4321 if you have...

Please join us for the McGill University and the Western University Information Sessions next week

October 08, 2013
McGill University Information Session Date: Tuesday, October 15th Time: 12:30pm Place: Career Resource Room 121   Western University Date: Thursday, October 17th Time: 3:15pm Place: Career Resource Room 121   Everyone is wellcome to attend!

Parenting Classes

October 07, 2013
Are you finding it difficult to communicate with your teen? Are challenges arising that make having a good relationship with your teen difficult? Please take a look at the attachment for an upcoming Parenting Skills Session. Where: Pinetree Secondary School Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM Registration Info: Please read the flyer...

Centennial Student Spirit Wear-Order My Gear! (OMG)

October 01, 2013
Centennial Student Spirit Wear-Order My Gear! (OMG) It is that time of year to order Student Spirit Wear Online!   This year we have a new items, and a slight change in design, and colour.   Samples and sizing are available in most items, and will be available for viewing in periods 3...

Parenting our Kids in the 21st Century

September 18, 2013
See the attached for information relating to a wonderful presenter, Kevin Cameron.   Seats are limited so reserve quickly for September 26th.

Parent Orientation

September 17, 2013
​See the attached for infomation regarding Thursday's Parent Orientation. Join us at 6:15pm for dessert, a small chat with Mr. Zambrano at 7pm and then meeting the teachers thereafter.

Homeroom Designation - 2013/14

September 11, 2013

Photo Order Forms

September 04, 2013
​Parents, if your child did not bring home at the Photo Order Form, these are available for pick up at the Centennial office.

Grade 9 Message August 29th

August 29, 2013
Please see the attachment

Agenda Cover Contest Winners

June 19, 2013
A big thank you to all the students who put in an entry for the Agenda Cover Contest.  There were many great designs from which to choose.   The winner of the 2013/2014 design and the $100 prize is grade 10 student, Emily Hong.   Congratulations also go out to the following runner...

The 3rd Annual Show & Shine Car Rally: June 7th

June 03, 2013
Once again the annual Show & Shine will be held at Centennial.  Like in past years, you can register your car any time after 4 p.m. for a cost of $15.  There will be a fabulous barbeque and the public can access the show from 6 to 9 p.m.   All proceeds...

Dry After Grad Fundraising Event: Ford Drive One

May 22, 2013
Centennial Secondary School’s Dry Aftergrad 2013 is partnering with Metro Ford to host a “Ford Canada Drive One” event on Saturday, June 1 st , 2013, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event is being held in the school parking lot off Winslow Avenue (right across the street from the...

Summer Learning Middle and Secondary SKILL BUILDING registration DATE CHANGE

May 15, 2013
Elementary registration will still occur on May 28th; HOWEVER, Middle and Seondary Skill Building registration will now be on May 30th.

The Centennial Fun Fair - Thursday May 30. 2013

May 15, 2013
The Centennial Fun Fair 570 Poririer Street @ 4:30pm-8:30pm May 30 th , 2013   Centennial’s Entrepreneurship 12 Class is hosting “The Centennial Fun Fair” for everyone to come out and show a little school spirit! It’s a community wide event, so bring along your friends and family members to help support...

Centennial Football

May 13, 2013
Centennial Football   For all students interested in playing football in the fall, the Centennial football spring camp will be starting shortly.  This camp is a great opportunity for students that may not have any prior football experience to get an idea of what it is like to play at the high...

Summer Learning 2013

May 09, 2013
SUMMER LEARNING 2013 Thank you for your patience with summer registration is this morning. Despite the slow-down between 6-7:30 am yesterday, registration is now working smoothly. While some time slots are full, registration space is still available in all courses at either Centennial, Gleneagle or Online Fast Track.  

Dry After Grad FUNdraiser at Chapters

May 06, 2013
Check out the following flyer for an easy and great way to support the After Grad!

DeVry Greenhouses Fundraising for Centennial's Dry After Grad

April 16, 2013
The Centennial School Dry After Grad Committee has arranged for DeVry Greenhouses to once again work with us to provide a fundraising activity that will enable those of you who are interested to purchase lovely planters and hanging baskets just in time for Mother's Day .  We are offering to arrange...

Information and Registration Dates for Summer School

April 10, 2013
SUMMER LEARNING 2013 ONLINE Registration Dates (Start @ 6:00 a.m.) Grade 10 Credit Courses: May 7 th to June 28 th Grade 11/12 Credit Courses: May 9 th to June 28 th Grade 9/10 Remedial: May 21 th to June 28 th (Access code from counsellor required) Grade 8-10 Skill Building:...

Centennial receives $10, 000 grant for Salmon Project.

April 09, 2013
Centennial School is pleased to announce that the Centennial Salmon Project and Fish and Wildlife 11/12 course has received a $10, 000 grant from the Habitat and Conservation Trust fund to enhance the learning opportunities for its students.    Centennial School is in the unique position of being the only school in...

Grad Clothing Last Gasp!!

April 09, 2013
If you did not get a chance to order your Grad Clothing, now you have one more chance!      Go online at by April 15 th to order.    Order minimums must be met in order for Skyline to proceed, and a refund will be given if the order will...

Grad Commencement 2013

April 04, 2013
The Grad Commencement for this year will be on Tuesday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Cent Compliments for yearbook

April 02, 2013
Have you appreciated something that someone has done for you at Centennial? Have you been impressed by an individual or a group at our school? Please enter your compliments about people and accomplishments about Centennial Secondary here . They may just appear in the yearbook! Deadline for compliments is...

Jr. Girls Soccer Spirit Wear

April 02, 2013
Please see attachment to view out 2013 Soccer Spirit wear. Go to to order your gear!

Parent Teacher Interviews: Calling to Make an Appointment

March 14, 2013
If you would like to book time to see a teacher(s), please call the school at the following times:   Thursday, April 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Centennial Boys Curling win Provincial title!!

March 03, 2013
Congrats to our boys team on the Provincial Gold Medal attained in Curling. After round robin play locked the Centaurs into a three way tie for first, a draw to the button win guaranteed them a spot in the final. A tense final vs Frances Kelsey saw us come away with...

School District #43: Logo Competition

February 26, 2013
Do you have a creative mind?  An artistic vision?  The district is looking for submissions for a new logo to reflect the "learning without boundaries" concept it has embraced.   The contest is open to all students from 5 - 18 years of age.   Submissions are due on Friday, April 5th, 2013...

Pink Shirt Day-February 27th

February 21, 2013
On Feb. 27th, all of BC will be wearing Pink Shirts to help stand up to bullying and intolerance.  If you have pink wear it on Wednesday! If you would like to purchase a pink shirt, we will have some for sale on Monday and Tuesday for $10, in the alcove...

IMPORTANT Change to the Calendar: After Grad Meeting

February 20, 2013
The After Grad Meeting originally scheduled for this February 21 st has been MOVED.   The After Grad meeting will now be held on Thursday, February 28 th , 2013 in the Centennial Library at 7:00 p.m. instead.  Parents welcome to attend; there are many ways to get involved in this worthwhile...

This Monday is a Statutory Holiday: Family Day

February 04, 2013
If you are looking for a family event to take part in, there are some events available around Coquitlam.  Please see the following flyer for details.

February 8th-Early Dismissal

February 01, 2013
Just to remind everyone that on February 8th, students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm, to facilitate the Gr. 8 orientation at Centennial.   All classses will run that day, but will be shortened to accomodate the early dismissal.

Interested in Completing an Effective Parenting Class?

January 31, 2013
Please see the attached brochure for information on available sessions.

School Clothing is back by popular demand!

January 29, 2013
See the attached for info.   Same products as last time.  Get all your gear before Spring Break!

Grad Gear is here!!

January 29, 2013
Grad Gear is Here!!!   Centennial designed Grad Clothing is finally here!!   See the attached for info.    Order on-line at Skyline Athletics.    In a few days you can g o to our school site and click on the link to get your order placed and paid for.   Deadline is February 11 th...

Start of Semester 2

January 29, 2013
Semester 2 will begin on Thursday, January 31.  Although students should have picked up their timetables over the last few weeks, they should report to Homeroom on Thursday at 8:25am to pick up the latest version.  Room numbers and teacher names for classes may have changed. 

Math Resource for Parents

January 21, 2013
The district has worked to create a site that will help parents support their children with the Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10 course (Math 9 is currently under construction as well).  The site hosts on-line support lessons that students, teachers and parents can look at to support and enhance the learning...

Follow us on Twitter

January 19, 2013
@Centennial43 for school news @Centaurathletic for athletics news @centvox for student government news

Into the Woods Tickets on sale now!

January 15, 2013
Into the Woods, our musical, has its tickets on sale now.   They are available during periods 3 and 4 in the
alcove, and thereafter, at the office.     Adults $15, Seniors and Students $12.   Show dates are Feb 7, 8, 9, and 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm.  

End of Semester Schedule Adjustments

January 15, 2013
End of Semester Schedule Adjustments   Traditionally at the end of the first semester, there have always been 5 days before the start of the second semester in order for students to catch up on missing work, attend tutorials,  write Provincial exams, and for grade 12’s to complete their GTP Interviews.  While...

Timetables for Semester 2

January 12, 2013
Timetables for second semester will be distributed by grade over the next week, in the courtyard, the first half hour of periods 3 and 4. Gr. 12-Tuesday, January 15, Gr. 11-Thursday January 17 and and Grade 10, Monday January 21.  Grade 9's will pick them up, Wednesday Jan 23.  No course...

Information: Class of 1967 and 1968 Reunion

January 09, 2013
Reunion 2013 Centennial High School Great Trek Participants, Staff and Students of Classes 1967 and 1968 Welcome!   REGISTRATION Advance registration has advantages for you and the reunion organizers. You can save $15.00,  and the organizers will know how much food to order.   * Early bird cost, $50.00 per person (Early bird...

Night School Courses for Adults

January 08, 2013
Coquitlam Continuing Education offers many academic, high school credit courses during our Night School program at Gleneagle Secondary and Montgomery Centre.   Second-semester courses start on February 7 th so register early. Courses are available to adult students – tuition-free* for most students.     *Check us out at ...

School is Officially Open Today

December 19, 2012
The district decision to close needs to occur by 6:30 a.m. so that families can plan and make alternate arrangements should schools be closed.  While the District tries to make the best decision with the information we have, the weather changes quickly for the worse or for the better.   Schools are...


December 18, 2012
Current weather forecasts show a clearing until between 3 and 4 pm today.     At that time, snow is likely to begin and will continue through the evening .   Currently, there is a snowfall warning for up to 20 cm or more in various regions of the our area tonight and early...

Santa Hat Day is Monday!

December 15, 2012
Wear your Santa Hat on Monday. Lots of other Christmas fun throughout the week.

Smart But Scattered Presentation for Parents/Students grade 9 - 12

December 07, 2012
Who: Parents and Students grades 9 - 12 What: Presentation (see attached poster) When: December 12, 2012 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Where: Gleneagle Secondary School How Much: $5   Please email Ms. Quirien Mulder ten Kate to register (payment due at the Gleneagle office by December 10th) ...

Grad Write-ups Due Wednesday December 19, 2012

December 04, 2012
Grade 12's please click on the link in the student link section below. The link will take you to a page where you can enter the Grad comment you would like to have published with your yearbook photo. Comments are due December 19, 2012 - don't miss out!

RCMP Youth Academy Applications Available

November 06, 2012
Grade 11 and 12 students interested in a career in policing should consider applyiing for this opportunity. The program runs from March 26th to April 3rd, 2013. This program is designed to place the students in a simulated RCMP training environment as well as role-playing the realities of policing. Students will...

Centennial Clothing is here!

October 26, 2012
Order your Centennial clothing today.  Orders online only until Nov. 4th.  See the attachment for more details, or go to   See Mr. Zambrano if you have any questions

List of 2012 After Grad Donors

October 23, 2012
Please take a look at the following attachment to see a list of donators to the After Grad Program in 2012.  As they have been contributors to Centennial's After Grad success, you may want to use their businesses in the future.

Fright Night

October 18, 2012
Once again you have an awesome opportunity to save $4.00 on Fright Night at the PNE if you buy your tickets online.   Through buying your tickets online, one dollar of every sale will benefit the After Grad!   Go online at .   You will need a user code (you...

October Notes

October 15, 2012
Please see the attached for important October information

Halloween is here!

October 15, 2012
Please read the attachment on appropriate attire. 

Grade 9's Take Your Kid To Work Day

September 27, 2012
November 7th, 2012, is the national day to "Take Your Kid to Work!"  Grade nines will have the opportunity to glance into the workplace and discover the links between education and their own futures.  Parents, you may want to talk with your supervisor, employer, or union representative ahead of time to...

"Toonie for Terry!!"

September 26, 2012
The Terry Fox Run for Centennial School will be held on Friday, September 28th.  Students are encouraged to bring a toonie to school in support of the fight against cancer.  If everyone brings a toonie, we will raise close to $3000 for this worthwhile cause.

Parent Orientation Night

September 14, 2012
Next Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. is our Parent Orientation Evening.  You should have received an important schedule in your start up package to use to help you have a successful and enjoyable evening.  If you did not receive one, or you have misplaced the sheet, please open the attachment,...

Class of 1972 40th Reunion!

September 06, 2012
Please refer to the attachment for information on this upcoming event.

SPC Cards are Back!! But Not For Long!!

September 06, 2012
Half of the cards have sold; don't miss out!   Would you like to support the Dry AfterGrad in a way that benefits you, too?  Pick up an SPC Card for $9 and start saving at over 100 locations (fashion/dining/beauty etc).  Drop by and take a look at the businesses you can...

Hog Wild About Reading

August 28, 2012
Please see the attached flyer about the Sunday, September 9th, 2012 fundraiser to support the purchase of books.

Final Report Card Pick Up Time - Thursday, June 28th

June 25, 2012
Report cards are available for pick up, in the courtyard, at the following times on Thursday, June 28th :   - Grade 12s @ 9am - Grade 11s @ 10am - Grade 10s @ 11am - Grade 9s @ noon   After Thursday all report cards will be in the main office ready...


June 08, 2012
After Grad is shaping up to be an AWESOME event!  In order to ensure it is everything you want it to be, please be sure to get your waiver form in so you can enjoy EVERYTHING about After Grad including our mechanical bull .   Attached to this message is the waiver...

Exam Feedback Being Sought and Reminder to Grade 12's About PSI's

May 29, 2012
PROVINCIAL EXAM BULLETIN   A Provincial Exam Bulletin has been posted to the Exams website under “Popular Topics”: and is attached to this email.   This bulletin is designed to answer the questions most commonly asked by students regarding provincial exams results, transcripts, August exams, Provincial Scholarships, etc. Please share...

Floor Hockey at the Poirier Sports Complex

May 25, 2012
Floor Hockey will be available for students aged 13 - 18 on Thursdays from June 7th - 28th 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring your own stick or borrow one of their sticks For more information call 604.927.6027  

Centennial School's Second Annual "Show and Shine"

May 25, 2012
Centennial Secondary’s Second Annual “Show and Shine   Geoff McElgunn retired last year after teaching Auto and mentoring countless students at Centennial for th past 35 years. The Show & Shine was created with the hope that it would become an annual event at the school, to support students pursuing careers in...

2012 Memories!

May 19, 2012
Yearbook Sneak Peek! Don't miss out.  Buy yours today!

Summer Learning 2012

May 17, 2012
Good morning,   Summer Learning has had to adjust their registration process for grade 11/12 course registrations as the server couldn’t handle the extremely high volume of requests.  The following message has been posted on the   website.     Summer Learning 2012 Thank you for your patience.  Due to extremely high...

Term 5 Report Cards

May 16, 2012
Term 5 report cards will be handed out in Home Room at 3pm on Thursday, May 17th.   Term 5 grades reflect a snapshot of the regular and ongoing assessment in classes.  The June report card will be an end of semester grade with a summative course mark.  If you have any...

Awards Night

May 11, 2012
Please note that the Awards Night originally planned for June 7th will go ahead in its regular fashion; however, the date has been changed to:   Thursday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m.   Thank you.

"Ford Drive One" After Grad Fundraiser

May 07, 2012
The After Grad Committee is doing one last fundraiser for the year that is incredibly easy.  If you are interested in helping out, all you have to do is come down to Centennial, fill out a form (no, you will not be innundated with Ford emails :)), and take a brand...

Summer Learning Information

May 01, 2012
Summer Learning 2012 ONLINE Registration Dates (Starts at 6:00 a.m.) Grade 10 Credit Courses: May 15 th to June 28 th Grade 11/12 Credit Courses: May 17 th to June 28 th Grade 9/10 Remedial: May 29 th to June 28 th (Online registration this year) Grade 8-10 Skill Building: June...

Beautiful Floral Baskets: After Grad Fundraiser

April 13, 2012
**Note: "For further clarification regarding payment,  unfortunately, we are unable to pay by credit card on the website, so please pay for the plants by cash or cheque made payable to Centennial Aftergrad and dropped off at the office prior to May 2.  Whatever the order totals, please add 12% HST....

Parent/Teacher Interviews

April 12, 2012
Dear parents,   Report Cards  were distributed to students at a homeroom at 3pm, on Wednesday April 11 th .    If your child has not yet received their Report Card, they can pick them up at the office during regular school hours.   As a result discussions and agreements prior to the end...

Attention Grade 11/12 Parents re. Upcoming NON SANCTIONED Trips

March 30, 2012
Hello Grade 11/12 Parents, Some of you may be aware of  “Grad Trips” planned for this January and for Spring Break 2013, sponsored by a companies called S-Trip and Breakaway Tours.  These are not Centennial School trips, and they have no affiliation with the school whatsoever.  Recently a representative from S-Trip...

EUROTOUR 2013 Information

March 28, 2012
We are pleased to announce next year’s EUROTOUR 2013 .  During Spring Break 2013, we will explore parts of GREECE AND ITALY. During our 2 week tour, we will visit many of these countries most famous landmarks. In our experience as teachers, we have found that the benefits of travel for...

After Grad Fundraiser: Buying PNE Tickets Online

March 27, 2012
The PNE makes fundraising easy and efficient.  They will collect money on our behalf every time a member of our school purchases an online ticket using our one of a kind promotion code.  At the end of the year, the PNE will send a cheque for the total monies collected from...

After Grad Fundraiser: Pub Night at the Spike Pub

March 27, 2012
Who : YOU (Parents supporting the After Grad)    What: Pub Night Fundraiser (a $10 ticket will get you a choice of dinners (see below).  Beverages are available for purchase)   Where: The Golden Spike Pub on St. John's St. in Port Moody   When: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m....

Board of Education Meeting (rescheduled)

March 05, 2012
The Board of Education meeting that has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 6th will be cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27th.

Strike Information

March 01, 2012
Please read the following attachment for information on the upcoming teacher strike.  This information will be emailed/called out to all parents.   

9, 10, 11 Parent Night Presentation

February 21, 2012
If you missed the parent presentation on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. you can access the presentation in PDF form under "Publications".  As the Math Program continues to undergo Ministry revisions, please contact a counsellor or administrator for the most up-to-date information.

Acquiring Timetables

January 25, 2012
Semester 2 Start-Up   Over the last few weeks of Semester 1, students were given the opportunity to pickup and review their schedules for next semester.   They also had several days to attempt to make course changes if they felt it was necessary to do so.   We expect the majority of students...

Information on Centennial's Hockey Academy

January 13, 2012
Please peruse the attachments for information on our hockey academy.  Whether you're coming from one of our feeder schools, or you attend Centennial and have an interest, this might be the program for you!   There is an information night on February 15th at 6:00 p.m. in room 102 at Centennial.

Grade 12 Parent Night

January 11, 2012
Hello parents of our graduates,   In just under 6 months your little lovelies will be graduating high school!   In order to communicate some important bits of information, we typically hold a parent evening dedicated to all things related to Graduation. This year’s meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 24 th...

Semester 2 Timetable Distribution

January 06, 2012
Timetables will be distributed in the courtyard on the following days to the applicable grade level.  Pick up times and the specific process will be shared with students via announcements and posters in the school.  We thank you in advance for your patience as the process of distribution will be different...

Yearbook Grad Write-Ups

January 04, 2012
Grade 12's submit your grad write-up for the yearbook today!   Details: There is a limit of 250 characters including spaces and punctuation.
Comments must be appropriate for public consumption.  Comments must be written in English.
You can only submit a comment for yourself .  Do not submit one on behalf of...

Music Department Tree Chipping Fundraiser

January 03, 2012
Br i ng Y o ur C h r is tm as Tr ees T o t he C e nt e nn ia l Mu sic D epa rtm e nt’ s A nnu a l TREE CH IPPI NG   FUNDR AIS ER D a t e: S un day...

New School Info Session: January 17th, 2012 6 - 7:30 p.m.

December 15, 2011
Building for the Future Centennial Secondary School will be rebuilt and you are invited to an
information session to see the new school design. Construction is projected to begin in Fall 2012. We would like your feedback
on the new school design, for you to see how the Neighbourhood Learning Centre...

International Baccalaureate Program in School District #43

December 07, 2011
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) International Baccalaureate Program   Information Meeting for Grade 8 and 9 Students and Parents Wednesday, January 4 th or Thursday, January 5 th , 2012 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Port Moody Secondary School Students interested in entering the IB Program for talented and highly motivated students...

Christmas at Centennial

December 01, 2011
Please read the following attachment to make yourself aware of the fun, festive activities available at Centennial this holiday season.

Increase in the Graduation Completion Rate in Coquitlam

December 01, 2011
Please read the following attachment about Coquitlam's Completion Rate from our Superintendent, Tom Grant.

Superintendent's Message regarding November report cards

November 21, 2011
Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Tom Grant.

Christmas Jazz Cabaret: Thursday, December 15th

November 17, 2011
If you are interested in a night of delicious food and a jazz cabaret, please peruse the following attachment for information on signing up.   Where:  Centennial Courtyard When:  Thursday, December 15th, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.    Ticket information is contained in the attachment

Library overdues

November 15, 2011
The Centennial Library emailed notices last Thursday to all students who have overdue library materials.  Please return or renew all overdue materials.  Students with overdues cannot sign out new materials.  Students will be assessed the replacement cost of materials that are lost or damaged.  Overdue lists are posted in the library...


November 15, 2011
This is it!!   The final week to sign up for the Zumba fundraiser (a fast growing activity that combines FUN and fitness).   It’s this Friday night!!   It’s $10 if you sign up early and $15 at the door.   Come out to this 7:30 to 8:30 class in the red gym and...

November Interim Report Cards

November 08, 2011
Dear Parents / Guardians:
Attached please find a letter from Superintendent Tom Grant regarding district wide practice for the November Interim Report cards. Due to provincial teacher job action the Centennial reporting timeline and report card you typically receive in November will be adjusted for the upcoming reporting period. For...

Grad 2012 Clothing Sale is Here!!

November 07, 2011
The Grad Clothing is being organized by two of our Centennial grads: Adriana Kanlic and Kelsey Koerner. They are selling sweatpants, T-shirts, and hoodies in a variety of school colors with the specific logo. Size and color samples are available for fitting/viewing and Order forms will be available at the office,...

Grad Portraits

November 07, 2011
Centennial Class of 2012 GRADUATION PORTRAITS     Graduation portraits will be taken from November 21 thru November 29 in room 57.  You must be photographed to have your photo in the yearbook and on the official Graduation Wall Composite.   You will have the option of having a complete sitting that includes 16...

SPC Cards for Sale tomorrow, Thursday, November 3rd

November 02, 2011
Come out tomorrow between 10:30 and 1:30 to purchase your SPC cards for a mere $9.  SPC cards will get you big discounts at your favourite stores AND help to support the AfterGrad.  Everyone who purchases a card gets a 20% off coupon at Old Navy AND a $10 off coupon...

Penny Drive Challenge

October 28, 2011
Penny Drive Challenge   Starting this Monday the 31st at high noon we will start the Penny Challenge with Terry Fox Secondary.  Bring all of your pennies to the office up until noon on November 4 th and then that evening at the Centennial vs Fox football game the two schools will...

AfterGrad "Smile" Card Fundraiser

October 26, 2011
Centennial After Grad is offering a unique fundraising idea for families, staff, neighbors, anyone!   In partnership with Thrifty Foods, we have special “Smile Cards” available immediately.   Your Smile Card is like a pre-purchased gift card, where you will “load” or pre-purchase an amount of money onto this card.   You can load...

SPC and Zumba

October 25, 2011
The SPC Card fundraiser is soon coming to a close!  If you want a fantastic discount card that will save you all kinds of money, get out and purchase a card for $9 on the following dates: Wednesday, October 26 th ; Friday, October 28 th ; and Tuesday, November 1...

ZUMBA: AfterGrad Fundraiser

October 13, 2011
Let's ZUMBA!!   Come out for an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance class all in  support of the Centennial AfterGrad.   Concession, door prizes, 50/50 draw and lots of fun!!   Friday, November 18th from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Red Gym at Centennial Secondary School.   Tickets are $10 in advance and...

October Report Cards

October 12, 2011
At this time, report cards for October 27th will not be distributed to students due to the current BCTF Phase 1 job action.   While you will not receive a standard Centennial report card, your child's teachers are keeping up to date with assessment and evaluation practices and the information is...

AfterGrad Fundraiser: Check out Fright Night!!

October 11, 2011
Do you enjoy the thrill of Fright Night , hosted by the PNE?  Purchase discounted tickets online using our promotional code and you will also be supporting Aftergrad.   Our promotional code is advertised in the Centennial Today (and cannot be published online).   Centennial’s promotion code will enable employees/members to purchase discounted...

Free Tutoring for Students!! Read the attached flyer for details

October 05, 2011
As you know tutoring is expensive and many students need the help.   We have a FREE tutoring program for Gr 9 to 12 students who need the extra help with their studies.   A certified teacher with the assistance of Gr 11/12 and University peer tutors are there to assist students with...

After Grad Meeting this Wednesday Night!

October 04, 2011
If you're looking for a way to connect to the school and help out, this may be the committee for you!  The After Grad Committee meets monthly to plan the After Grad Event that follows the grads' dinner dance.  It's a safe, fun party with lots of events, activities and prizes!...

Photo Information

October 03, 2011
Dear parents,   Photos and Student ID  have been available for pick up for one week already.  If your child has not yet done so, please have them pick up their Photo Package or Student ID/Go card at the office  during their lunch block.  This week will be the final opportunity  to...

A HUGE Thank You goes out to all of Centennial School's After Grad Supporters!!

September 28, 2011
Please open the attachment to look at the list of sponsors and consider supporting them in return.  Thanks!

Grouse Grind Cancelled- Hockey Academy

September 27, 2011
The Grouse Grind will have to be rescheduled again due to the trail being closed for the day. Regular classroom day for both Hockey Academy blocks. Classes in session in room 102.

Grade 12 Video Students: Check this out!!

September 19, 2011
Here is an After Grad contest that could have your school winning major cash for your After Grad event.   Students work to put together a short, three minute video with an anti-drinking and driving message.   Details, rules and deadlines are posted at the following link:

After Grad Fundraiser!

September 16, 2011
Once again, the After Grad Committee is putting on the SPC Card fundraiser.  Students can buy SPC Cards for $9.00 and $3.00 will go right back to our fundraising efforts for the school’s After Grad event.   SPC Cards offer students discounts in literally several hundred stores students frequent, such as Aldo,...

Thursday, September 29th is "Crazy, Sustainable Commute" Day 2011

September 16, 2011
Thursday September 29th is the Crazy Sustainable Commute 2011 Join us for a one-day challenge in having some serious fun getting to work or school! The Crazy Sustainable Commute is a campaign to get us all thinking creatively about fun ecofriendly alternatives for our daily travel. We hope to inspire commuters,...

Current Information for Parents about Job Action

September 15, 2011
During Phase 1 job action, teachers will continue to carry out their normal classroom duties, including delivery of the BC curriculum · During this phase, teachers will not be required (under the Labour Relations Board Essential Services Act) to participate on any administration or school district organized meetings; to supervise students...

Important Parent Information

September 14, 2011
Dear Parents,   I would like to formally welcome you back to Centennial for the 2011/2012 year.   Although the year has started off a little differently than usual, we are very happy to see your kids back with us, and welcome the new ones to our building.   They have had a fantastic...

Football on Friday, September 16th: Live Broadcast

September 13, 2011
Centennial's Football game against Eastside Catholic Secondary in Sammamish will be broadcast live!!   Follow the game at the following link:   The play by play will be done by University of Washington broadcaster Mike Brown and the analyst working next to him will be former Seattle Seahawk Dave Wyman.   It should...

Reminder Regarding Centennial's Bell Schedule

September 09, 2011
Please review the school calendar indicating the dates when our school bell schedule will be different then the regular bell schedule.  You can see a monthly calendar by clicking the Calendar heading on our Home Page. Please note: "Friday Tutorial Schedule" is not a weekly event.  

Centennial Grad Class of 1976 Reunion (35 years)

September 08, 2011
35 Year Reunion October 15 th , 2011 6:00 pm – 1:00 am Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam   Please contact Gale Pipe at for further information.

12th Annual Hog Wild for Reading

September 06, 2011
Please review the attached poster for information on the 12th annual event taking place September 18th.

First Week Bell Schedule

September 02, 2011
Tuesday   Students report to their Home Room at the appropriate time before making their way to the Blue Gym.  Start of year registration items will be processed in the gym.  Any students paying fees by Visa or debit card need to do so at the main office.   Wednesday & Thursday   Students...

Job Action and the Start of School

September 01, 2011
Centennial parents and students:   This is an important message with regards to our school schedule next week.  As you may or may not know, teachers will be initiating Job Action next week, by refraining from conducting administrative work.  Without going into all the details and the specifics of the actions, we...

20-Year Reunion for the Class of 1991

August 24, 2011
20-Year Reunion for the Class of 1991   Attention Class/Grads of 1991  It is our 20 Year Reunion!   When: Friday October 14th, 2011 (starts at 7pm) Where: Executive Inn Plaza                405 North Road, Coquitlam, V3K 3V9 Details: Ticket Price is $60.00 until noon on October 11th.  Tickets purchased after this date will...

30 Year Reunion for the Grads of 1981

July 13, 2011
Attention Grads of 1981, 30 Year Reunion!             September 24, 2011           Executive Inn Plaza  Coquitlam B.C.   Visit our Facebook Page "Centennial School Reunion Grads of 1981" for information and tickets!  Or email Sue Olds:   Tickets must be paid in advance ! ...


June 21, 2011
Date: Wednesday, June 29th, 2011   Please refer to the following schedule to find out when you come in to  the Courtyard to pick up your report card:   Grade 12's: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.   Grade 11's: 9:45 to 10:15 a.m.   Grade 10's: 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.   Grade 9's: 11:15 to 11:45 a.m....

Agenda Cover Contest Winners

June 16, 2011
Congratulations to everyone who put together an entry for the agenda cover contest.  The competition was stiff this year and the committee had much to discuss and evaluate before a decision was made.  Congratulations to the following winners:   3rd place goes to Grace Tsang winner of $25 2nd place goes to...

After Grad: Last Day to Buy Tickets!

June 13, 2011
Tuesday, June 14th is the last day to buy a ticket (see Ms. Close after this date).  See the attached flyer for additional information.

Class of 1971

May 30, 2011
Unofficial class reunion will take place on Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Blue Mountain Park.  Bring the family and a frisbee.   Contact Stan Philips for more information. ...

Check out the April Catalyst!

April 29, 2011
Pick up your free copy of Centennial's award-winning student newspaper from a newsstand today! In this month's issue read about:  What local federal candidates had to say at a school all-candidates' meeting; the adventures of this year's Eurotour travellers; a proposal to change the timetable for next year; the school's new...

Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?

April 21, 2011
Yearbooks are on sale in the main office for $50.00   They will be distributed in June.   Some students might think they have ordered a book but may not have paid for one yet.  A list is posted on the window of the main office that has the names of people on...

Centennial's First Annual Show 'N Shine - Geoff McElgunn Auto Scholarship

April 20, 2011
Date: Friday, June 3 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Centennial School   Free Admission for spectators.   All proceeds go to the first annual Geoff McElgunn Auto Scholarship (yes, you heard it right; Geoff McElgunn is retiring after 35 years of teaching at Centennial!)   Pre-registration for participants will...

Centennial's Open House

April 11, 2011
Check out the flyer to get info on an exciting opportunity coming up on Thursday, May 12th...Centennial's Open House!

Smoking Survey 2011

February 03, 2011
Centennial School was selected to take part in a smoking survey.  Please read through the following attachment for information about the Youth Smoking Survey put out by the University of British Columbia. 

GRAD BABY PHOTOS - Deadline Mon. Feb. 28!

January 12, 2011
Grade 12's the yearbook class would love to have your baby photo in the yearbook beside your grad portrait.  You can drop them off in a silver box in the Counselling Area .  Write your name and division on the back of the photo so we can get it back to you...

YEARBOOK GRAD WRITE-UP - Deadline Mon. Feb. 28!

January 09, 2011
Centennial 2011 Grads please submit your write-up for the 2011 yearbook. Deadline is Feb. 28. To submit your writeup click THIS LINK .


January 05, 2011
Please peruse the attached file for the district's cross catchment process.

Budget Presentations

January 05, 2011
The Board of Education invites public input into the 2011-2012 budget at the following Board meetings: Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Feb. 22, Mar. 15 7:30 p.m. School Board Office 550 Poirier St., Coquitlam To appear as a delegation, please contact Gail Dowler at or 604-939-9201, ext. 261

School Clothing Order Update

December 16, 2010
Dear parents,   Our School Clothing supplier assured us that all orders would be delivered before Winter Break.  Unfortunately, it seems that  this will not be the case.    We hope to have school clothing available for pick the first week back in January; please check the website for pick up dates and...

District Snow Policy

November 19, 2010
Snow and Inclement Weather Policy   In the event of heavy snow, ice or extreme temperatures, a decision on school closures will take place as soon as possible after 6:00 a.m. that day.   ·          Check the district website at beginning shortly after 6:00 a.m. ·         ...

Centennial Clothing Orders

November 15, 2010
Centennial Clothing Orders….Just in time for Christmas!   Centennial clothing orders will be taken daily in the Alcove for the next two weeks. Samples are available for viewing and sizing.  See the attached order forms for products and options.  Cheques can be made payable to Centennial School. Our supplier has promised us...

Hockey Fundraiser

November 15, 2010
“ Game For Gary”   The Centennial Secondary School Hockey Academy has organized an event to encourage and help support Gary MacKenzie through his battle with Cancer. We hope to raise money through a friendly hockey game and donate the funds to a cancer facility of Gary’s choice.     Centennial Hockey Academy Team...

Parent/Teacher Interviews: Bake Sale Fundraiser

October 29, 2010
P.A.W.S. (Protection of Animal Well being and Safety) is hosting a bake sale from 3 to 7 p.m. the night of the parent/teacher interviews.  If you're looking for something sweet and/or a great cause, pick up a treat at the parent/teacher interviews!

Gr. 9 Take Our Kids To Work Day

October 25, 2010
Nov. 3, 2010 is "Take Our Kids To Work"   If you would like to participate in this day, please bring this signed consent form to the main office before November 2.   Parents should read  this information package prior to November 3rd.

Centennial Yard Sale

September 29, 2010
 YARD SALE AT CENTENNIAL (back parking lot)             ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE FOOTBALL TEAM  SALES ARE BY DONATION                        OCT. 3 SUNDAY    8 A M - 1 2 P.M

Centennial 1990 Twenty Year Reunion

September 27, 2010
Centennial 1990 Twenty Year Reunion   Saturday, October 16, 2010 7:00 pm   Executive Plaza Hotel and Convention Center 405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC Tel:  604.936.9399   TICKETS: $55 until October 15  $60 at the door   For ticket purchases and more detailed information, please refer to the the reunion's website:   For cash and...

New Centennial School Rebuild Sites: Public Feedback Meetings

September 01, 2010
Centennial Secondary School is Planning for the Future     The planning process to rebuild Centennial Secondary School is underway.   The School District is considering two options regarding the school site for the rebuilt school:   1.     Current location at 570 Poirier Street; or 2.     Winslow site at 1100 Winslow Avenue.   We are seeking...

Opening Day: Tuesday, September 7th

August 31, 2010
Students attend for their homeroom.   Grade 12 homeroom: 10 a.m. Grade 11 homeroom: 11 a.m. Grade 10 homeroom: 12 p.m. Grade 9 homeroom: 1 p.m.

First Week Schedule for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

August 31, 2010
Period 1: 8:25 - 9:35 Period 2: 9:40 - 10:50 Homeroom: 10:55 - 11:25 Period 3: 11:30 - 12:40 Period 4: 12:45 - 1:55 Period 5: 2:00 - 3:10   Students are expected to be in all scheduled periods including homeroom, for the duration of the period.


July 05, 2010
Congratulations to the following students who won our Agenda Cover Contest for the 2010/2011 Agenda:   1st Place: Rebecca Dong, going into grade 10  ($100) 2nd Place: Sarah Furney, going into grade 12  ($50) 3rd Place: Marissa Burns, graduated 2010       ($25)   Rebecca will see her design on the agenda's cover, and Marissa's...

Report Card Pick-Up

June 22, 2010
Report c ard p ick -u p will be on Tuesday, June 29th ,2010. Students should go to the courtyard to collect their report cards at the following times:
Grade 12 9:00 – 9:30 am
Grade 11 9:45 – 10:15 am
Grade 10 10:30 – 11:00 am
Grade 9 11:15 – 11:45 am

Information on Summer School

June 21, 2010
Tuiton Free Summer Learning 2010 Registration All  face to face courses continue to sign up online until June 30th at 3pm. Registration for full credit online courses ends June 24th at midnight as online classes start June 28th. Registration for Remedial High School Credit Courses, Canadian Studies 10 and Composition 11...


June 16, 2010
Yearbook Available for Pick-Up at These Times: Thursday June 17  - 3:00 Homeroom Friday June 18 - 8:15-12:00 Courtyard June 21-25 - Main Office Students who did not order a yearbook and pay overdue fees/extra assessments by June 15th at 3:30 will not be eligible to receive a yearbook in homeroom...

Important Dates for 2010/2011

June 15, 2010
Please read the following attachment for Pro-D days and holidays in the next school year.

Artwork pick-up

June 11, 2010
Mrs. Charles is advising all students who took art in first and second semester that they should drop by the art room during exam week and pick up all their work left behind.  Every year there are many folders and sketchbooks forgotten, and there is a limited amount of storage space....

Grad Convocation Information

June 11, 2010
Please read the following two attachments for informaton about gown pick up and the Convocation down at the Orpheum on Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Learning Opportunities for the Future: June 9th, 7 p.m.

May 17, 2010
Centennial Secondary School is
Planning for the Future

Centennial Secondary School will soon be re-built,
and we want to hear from the Centennial community about Neighbourhood Learning Centres

In approving the replacement school for Centennial, the Ministry of Education has also committed to looking at Centennial for the Neighbourhood Learning Centres...

May 2010 Newsletter

May 11, 2010
The latest newsletter has been added to the website.  Please click on "About Centennial" and scroll down to "newsletters".

Aftergrad Giftcard Fundraiser

May 04, 2010
GIFTCARD FUNDRAISER   Here is a fundraiser that will give you back exactly what you paid, and help the Graduates at Centennial have a great AfterGrad at the same time.   You receive Gift cards with the face value you have ordered, and the Aftergrad committee will receive a percentage of that face...

Spring Break Survey

April 22, 2010
Parent, student and community input is being sought for possible changes to the local School Calendar for the 2010/11 school year. Please respond to the survey at by noon April 29.

BCIT Programs Night

April 06, 2010
Find out about all the programs offered at BCIT without leaving Coquitlam!   Representatives from BCIT will be on hand at Dr. Charles Best Secondary on Wednesday, April 28th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to answer questions and provide information.

Parent Teacher Interviews and Grad Parent Meeting

April 06, 2010
Parent Teacher Interviews   There are still many appointment times available for Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday April 8th.  Please call the school between 9am and 3pm up until Wednesday at 3pm to book times.   Grad Parent Meeting   In addition, there will be a brief meeting for parents of graduating students at...

Parent Teacher Interviews, Thursday, April 8th

March 24, 2010
Parent Teacher interviews will take place on Thursday, April 8th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  To book an interview please call the Centennial office at 604-936-7205 between March 25th and April 1st from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 pm.  

March Newsletter

March 24, 2010
The March Newsletter has just come out.  Please look under "About Centennial" and click on "Newsletters". 

After Grad Fundraiser

March 18, 2010
The After Grad committee is holding a fundraiser at the John B Pub on Tuesday, May 25 th .   $15 gets you a beverage and a burger (beef, chicken or veggie).   If you’d like tickets, you can pick them up at the next After Grad meeting on Monday, April 12 th...

Career Fair March 18th

February 26, 2010
Parents are invited to this year’s District 43 Career Fair to be held at Centennial on Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 9:30 to 12:45 pm.  Our red gym and courtyard will be set up like a trade show and representatives from industry, public and private post secondary institutions, and professional associations...

Parent Night for Course Programming - Tuesday, February 16

February 10, 2010
Course programming for the 2010/2011 school year is about to begin.  Parents of current Grade 9, 10 and 11 students are invited to attend a programming information night to hear about graduation requirements, course selection and program options, post-secondary requirements, student support services, and much more.   Date:  Tuesday, February 16 Time:...

Important Homeroom Thursday Feb. 11th

February 08, 2010
There will be an very important homeroom at 10:20 am  on Feb. 11th.  Feb 11th is also an Alternate Schedule day, with an early dismissal at 1:30pm. Grades 9-11 will receive course selection information for next year, and pick up report cards.  Grade 12's will receive a graduation event timeline, verify...

February 1st: First day of semester two classes

January 21, 2010
On Monday, February 1st, there will be a short ten minute homeroom at the start of the day to give out student schedules.  Block one will commence at 8:45 a.m., but all other blocks begin and end at their regularly scheduled time.

Travel To Japan - Summer 2010

January 18, 2010
Since 1994, students from Coquitlam secondary schools have been invited to our sister school in Hamamatsu, Japan in the summer. This year, the trip is tentatively planned for July 5 to 19, 2010. Students who wish to go to Japan this summer need to complete the application forms.  They are attached...

Hockey Academy Infomation Evening

January 11, 2010
Please see the attached flyer about our Hockey Academy Open House evening.

After Grad Meeting: Monday, February 1st, 2010

January 11, 2010
Attention Parents!  The After Grad Committee is doing a call out for more volunteers!  In the past, parents have worked together to create a safe, fun, supervised place for students to go after the Grad dinner/dance.  There are so many ways parents can help and/or get involved.  Please come out to...

Grad Friendship Group Photos

January 08, 2010
Lifetouch is offering grads the opportunity to have group photos taken.   To sign up for an appointment time, please see Ms. Morissette in the Counselling area.   Friendship photos will be taken between 3:30 and 9:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20.

Pajama Game Tickets On Sale Now!

January 08, 2010
Tickets are now on sale at the office for Centennial Musical Theatre’s production of The Pajama Game .   It’s a saucy comedy about love and a union’s struggle to get a raise (sounds familiar?!).  It is set in the 1950’s and is chock full of crazy characters, including a knife-throwing supervisor....


January 05, 2010
If you are in Grade 12, the yearbook needs your writeup.  It is due by March 5, 2010.  To submit your writeup click on the "Intranet" button at the top of this page and login.  Then go to the announcements area and look for instructions there.

Yearbook Grad Portraits! (UPDATED)

January 04, 2010
A significant number of grade 12 students have not yet had their grad portrait taken and missed the earlier sessions.  The last grad portrait sessions are January 18th, 19th, and 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Centennial.  Please come to the office and sign up for your session.  This...

Early Dismissal

December 17, 2009
This Friday, December 18th, 2009 is the last school day before the winter holiday.  Students will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m. to commence their vacation.

Christmas Hours

December 14, 2009
The office at Centennial Secondary will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the holidays.  However, on December 24th and December 31st, the office will close at 11:00 a.m.  In addition, the office will be closed on Friday, December 25th, Tuesday, December 29th, and Friday, January 1st.

Congratulations go out the Junior and Senior Football Teams!

December 09, 2009
Last weekend the Centaurs had a great deal to celebrate.  Not only did the Junior Football Team prevail in the finals to become Provincial Champions on Friday, but the Senior Football team was triumphant over Mouat in the finals on Saturday night to also become Provincal Champions!  There will be a...

Term Two Report Cards

December 07, 2009
Due to technical difficulties, report cards will not be distributed tomorrow (December 8th).  They will be distributed in homeroom on Thursday (December 10th).  Thank you in advance for your understanding, and we apologise for the inconvenience. 

We Team's Coffee Order Form

December 01, 2009
All net proceeds go to Free the Children's Brick-by-Brick project which is building schools in Africa. Print off the order form which is linked below and submit it with your payment to Ms. Peach's mailbox. Your order will be filled within 5 school days.

Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Verification Days are Here!!!

November 04, 2009
All students in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12,   your DPA logs will be checked Tuesday, November 17 & Wednesday, November 18 in your block two classes . Your activities should be logged annd should add up to at least 150 minutes per week.  This needs to be signed by...

Call in Dates for Parent Teacher Interviews

October 29, 2009
The call in dates published with the report card were not correct.  The interviews will take place on November 10th, 2009 from 3 - 5 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.   The call in dates are Tuesday, November 3rd and Wednesday November 4th  from 9 - 3 p.m. and 4 -...


October 29, 2009
Grad portrait sittings are by appointment only.  Appointments will be booked on-line from Tuesday November 10 to Thursday November 26.  Students who did not book on-line can go down to Room 57 to speak directly with a Lifetouch representative.   Photos will be taken from Monday November 30 to Friday December 4...

Alternate Day Schedule Details Thursday Oct 22th 1:30 Dismissal

October 18, 2009
Thursday October 22 is collaborative day. The schedule for the day is our Alternate Day Schedule. During the homeroom portion of the day we will have assemblies. The instructions for the homeroom are as follows: 1.        After period 2 all students report to homeroom. 2.        Homeroom teachers will do a quick...

Traffic Requests at Centennial.

October 09, 2009
Please read the attached document about city parking around schools in SD43.  In addition, we request that parents drop-off and pick up students in a safe manner on the street safely,  off school property.    Please do not use the staff or student parking lot to do so, as this becomes a...

SD43 Online Courses

October 09, 2009
If you are taking a online course through SD43 you can register through the SD43 website.  To get there, click here .

Centennial Secondary School

570 Poirier Street, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A8
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