About Us

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Robert Bateman Secondary School has a rich tradition of inspiring excellence in students, since 1993.  Situated in east Abbotsford, B.C., Robert Bateman Secondary currently enrolls approximately 1000 students in grades 9-12.  Bateman offers a diverse array of programs to meet the needs of our students, including academics, applied skills, fine arts and athletics. Some of our unique programs are: Advanced Placement (AP), Golf academies, MARVEL - an anxiety program, Musical Theatre, Broadcasting,  Career and Trades Programs, International Program, Learning Support Services, English Langauge Learners, Sports Specific Training, Link Crew and Student Leadership. The school supports a rich culture of learning through collaboration, that is reflected throughout the school community and the continual expansion of opportunities for learning and helping students discover their passions in life. We have a diverse student body which lends itself to a well-rounded educational experience.

Bateman’s motto “Eye to Eye with Respect” is more than just a statement, but a belief that is a guiding principle in the school culture. Teachers provide multiple opportunities for learning through both formative and summative assessments, giving students the tools to succeed as learners.  Our staff are embracing the move towards more inquiry in our classrooms as we continue to challenge our students to grow in all the areas of their core competencies (communication, collaboration, creativity, being critical and reflective, personal awareness and responsibility, personal, and cultural identity, and social awareness and responsibility).  In a commitment to lifelong learning, staff also participate in collaborative professional development (Staff Learning Opportunities / SLO) where we are working on inquiry in passionate areas to better their own professional development and practice.  Our staff are embracing the new B.C. curriculum as they help to develop our new district initiatives: blended learning, student voice, and social emotional learning.

Robert Bateman Staff Values: 

  1.  Growth Mindset/Self-Motivation/Critical Thinking
  2. Respect
  3. Perseverance/Resiliency/Grit
  4. Social Consciousness
  5. Independence/Personal Responsibility Robert Bateman 

Staff Commitments to Students: 

  1.  Provide a safe and respectful environment.
  2. Model and inspire life-long learning.
  3. Encourage students to be socially responsible and appreciate their roles as global citizens.
  4. Promote self-reflection, perseverance, and autonomous learning.
  5. Provide a variety of opportunities to help students achieve their goals.


In addition to all the wonderful opportunities in the classrooms, staff and students share an interest in many different avenues of extra-curricular activities. We have clubs showcasing student passions in music, art, drama, digital productions, environmental stewardship, student leadership, travel, and volunteerism.  Bateman students take part in many district career programs and Skills Canada Competitions, where we have received several medals. Our Key Club is instrumental in many fundraising activities, like Halloween for Hunger and Operation Christmas Child.  Bateman sports teams consistently compete at the provincial level in both the junior and senior divisions of Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby, Hockey, and Golf.  Student athletes have won many scholarships for their efforts and dedication to their chosen sport.  Bateman graduates have also been awarded numerous private scholarships and financial aid from a variety of post-secondary institutions.