What follow is a collection of photos from Science Fairs at Prince Charles elementary school, Surrey (Whalley), BC, Canada, with various annotations. Onwards:
Grade 4, Trolley Transit
I had just transferred from Harold Bishop elementary to Prince Charles shortly before and was determined to “make my mark” and put together this project which foreshadows the ALRT / Skytrain construction in Greater Vancouver (if you look close at the map, you’ll see the proposed line), as well as documents the historical legacy of streetcars (still my fave mode of public transport), and shares some various Buzzer news updates and other transit intell and ephemera. I was awarded 4th place in the grade – while noble i was determined to be on the podium each time thereafter.
What follows are class and extra-circular club/activity photos from Prince Charles Elementary School in Surrey (Whalley), BC, Canada.
Note: I moved to this school from Harold Bishop in the middle of Grade 4 – i attended Mr. Thiel (who was Principal iirc and also taught a class as a pinch-hitter – something to do with the previous prinipal having a heart attack while chasing errant children…) at Harold Bishop and then Mr. Chandler’s class at Prince Charles – due to the vagaries of photo scheduling, no photo exists.
Note: i was technically closer to Cedar Hills or Senator Reid elementary school but Mom wanted me going to Prince Charles as they had a reputation for being a “top school” with special rigorous programs and activities. I was in a lot of activities (cross-country, band, chess, indoor track, library, science fair) but not sure if this was the case. Regardless, i won *all* the prizes there.
Annotation re: Grade 6: i remember this being a fun year and i recall a load of these folks. And whoa, a lot of “middle part” hair. I lived at 12310 95th ave which was a dead-end and featured a great area for street hockey games). Cedar Hills and Senator Reid schools were both closer but i attended Prince Charles Elementary as it (apparently) featured more extra-circulars and advanced programs and walked to school about 40 minutes.
Annotation re: Grade 5: scant recollection of this year aside from Mr. Reimer being a serious and thoughtful teacher, primarily for science topics.
Class photos from Harold Bishop Elementary School in Surrey (Guildford), BC, Canada. Note: i’m the one in specs (the *only* one) and styling outfits, often sitting with girls or in the “goalie position”.
My best pal Chris Goodman is the one with the blonde bowl haircut, buddy Gordie is in the K & 3/4 photos too. A few other faces i recognize including Anita, Erica, Sandy, Cliff… I lived at 10545 154th street (which was unpaved then) and walked to school about 20 minutes.
Note: Grade 3 seems missing… Mrs. Johnson was also the teacher if i recall correctly.