Delview Secondary

8-12 English

9111 - 116 Street
Delta, British Columbia
V4C 5W8
phone: 604-594-5491
fax: 604-597-4374
Principal: Morgan Kyle

Mission Statement:

Delview is a community which provides all individuals the opportunity to learn, develop self-esteem, and experience success in an atmosphere of cooperation, mutual respect and open communication.

History of School:

When Ernie Marshall, the school's first principal, was asked in 1969 to come up with a name for the first junior high school to be built in North Delta, he called for suggestions from parents and students. Only two suggestions resulted: "Riverview" and another suggestion containing "Delta" in the name. "Riverview" had an unfortunate connotation )a provincial hospital for the mentally ill bore the same name), so Ernie spliced Delta together with Riverview and came up with Delview. The school icon, A Norse Raider, reflected the Scandinavian roots of the original European settlers who came to the Annieville/Sunbury area to fish.

Delview opened with classes held at North Delta Secondary in September of 1969, with students attending afternoon classes between 12:30 and 5:30 pm while everyone waited completion of the new school being built on 116th street. In February of 1970, the students and staff moved into their new building. Mr. Marshall was provided a budget of $130,000 to equip the entire school.