Prince of Wales Secondary School

Prince of Wales is named in honour of the Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the Canadian throne. The ostrich feather and crown symbol, and the Ich dien motto of the school are identical to those of its namesake. Prince of Wales opened for classes in September 1920 at its original site, which is now Shaughnessy Elementary School. In 1960 it moved to its current location, which had previously been a golf course.

Our Code of Conduct guides the behavior of our school community.  This includes activities at school, during school-organized or sponsored activities, and behavior beyond these times (including on-line behavior). Every member of our school community, including students, staff and parents has a role in upholding these values which are aimed at ensuring a safe, caring and orderly school and/or learning environment.
The Prince of Wales Code of Conduct was developed and is supported by staff and students. The Prince of Wales Code of Conduct promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation in respect to discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the school environment.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Prince of Wales Secondary School is to provide a safe, supportive learning environment within a diverse school community.  This community will foster self-esteem, co-operation, and mutual respect, and will allow students and staff to pursue self-discovery and excellence. 
The human and physical resources of the school will support the intellectual, aesthetic, social, physical, and emotional growth of all students so that they may become life-long learners and worthwhile contributors to the larger community





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