Our mission is to inspire, nurture, challenge, educate and empower students in order to help them live more conscious, compassionate, inclusive, fulfilling and interesting lives. We strive to create a school community that embraces these same values.
We currently offer a wide range of programs in Drama (including Theatre Company and Improv) Music (including Band, Jazz Band and Choir) Visual Arts (including Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Printmaking, Media Arts and Photography) and Dance.
We are a collaborative group of expert specialist teachers who support each other in our commitment to improving our programs and improving the quality of student life at our school. We make progress in this regard by embracing active experimentation and exploration in the visual and performing arts.
We strive to improve our teaching practices and our programs continually, supporting each other in professional development and idea sharing and in promoting, advocating for and protecting visual and performing arts programs in our school.
We are committed to enriching the cultural life of Burnaby Central through the continued development and improvement of our programs, cross curricular and extra curricular activities, special projects and visiting artists, field trips and school and community based performances, festivals and competitions.
We embrace dialogue, collaboration and cooperation with all departments, teachers, students, parents, staff and administration.