The Halton District School Board is organizing a virtual celebration of Robert Bateman High School (2004-2020) on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 7 p.m.
in lieu of an in-person event, given current public health restrictions on large gatherings. Robert Bateman High School will close its doors at the end of June 2020 after 16 years; with students moving to nearby Nelson High School and the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) students moving to Burlington Central High School.
The closing celebrations will recognize and honour the diversity and talents of current and former students and staff. These include:
- Tributes to the school and community by current and former members of the school’s administration and the HDSB
- A photo tour of the school building
- Memories of the role the school has played in the lives of current and former students and staff
Robert Bateman High School students, staff and alumni are encouraged to share their memories of RBHS with a picture or short video sent to the organizing committee via email at RBHScelebrations@hdsb.ca by Tuesday, June 2.
These memories will be included in the online school closing celebrations.
Current students, staff, and alumni who wish to have an artifact or piece of memorabilia from Robert Bateman HS are encouraged to visit the RBHS Memorabilia and Artifact website
to see what is available and learn how to request an item. The website will be live on Monday, May 25. Please check back as items will continue to be added.
If schools are able to move forward with large in-person gatherings for graduating students this fall, in accordance with public health guidelines, the HDSB plans to incorporate school closing activities into that event.
For additional information, contact:
Robert Eatough, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456