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A Collingwood education is designed to stretch our students in all aspects of their lives. Our students are prepared for the challenges ahead as they expand their horizons across the globe in pursuit of promising and meaningful futures.

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JK/K Open House, Wednesday October 11. Register now!

A bright future begins here.

We invite you to register for our upcoming JK/K Open House (space is limited) or drop-in to an upcoming Gr. 1-12 Open House. You'll learn more about our Four Strands of Academics, Arts, Athletics and Service and how our approach leads to happy, well-rounded children who are excited to go to school. For information regarding admission for all grades, visit collingwood.org/admissions.

Register for our upcoming JK/K Open House here.

New! Headmaster's Blog

Introducing the one stop shop for some of Rob Lake's musings—find weekly blog posts, book recommendations (and reviews), articles, videos, art, photography and more.

This week:

  • Find Your Own Path, by Rob Lake
  • The first article in a 6-part series about Artificial Intelligence
  • Current and recommended readings
  • TED Talk by John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders


Read Lake's Take here.

Cavs Display Signs Of Genius At ISA Championships

The senior soccer team's 5th place finish at the ISA Championships is not going to go down as one of the school's great historical sporting moments, but there were enough positive signs that Coach Lake came away from the weekend in a very optimistic frame of mind. In fact, the team was incredibly close to playing for a medal. A penalty-shot loss against West Point Grey on Saturday morning prevented the team from earning a berth in the bronze medal game.

In all their games, the Cavs demonstrated that they are capable of some great soccer. There were some defensive miscues that cost them dearly, but when the team built their attack from the back and kept the ball moving quickly along the ground, they looked good. Even more impressive for so early in the season was how their constant defensive pressure caused turnovers that led to terrific goals or goal-scoring opportunities.

The Cavs opened with a 2-0 win over Glen-Lyon Norfolk. Imraan Karmali scored the team's first goal of the tournament. Massimo Beltramo then scored to assure the victory.

In Game 2, the Cavs faced a very athletic Brentwood side. BCS were big, strong and fast and this caused some issues for Collingwood. However, when pressured the BCS players turned the ball over. After falling behind 1-0, Brent Anderson harassed a BCS defender who made a wayward pass. Sam Howard pounced on this and smashed the ball into the net to tie the game.

Collingwood's pressure defence created a number of second-half chances, but these opportunities were squandered. After just missing a great chance, the Cavs were caught out on a BCS counter-attack and this led to the winning goal.

On Saturday morning, the Cavs knew that a win over WPGA would mean a shot at the bronze. After falling behind 1-0, Aleem Karmali buried a shot off a goal-mouth scramble and the Cavs were right back in the game. Things were looking dire for Collingwood until Brent scored in the last minute of play to send the game to penalty shots. Sadly, Brent and Ollie White were the only Cavs to score in penalties so the Wolves advanced.

In their final game, the Cavs faced Aberdeen Hall from Kelowna. Collingwood was completely dominant for the entire game, but did not score until mid-way through the second half when Jack Mathisen scored a beauty on a thunderous blast from just outside the 18m box. He followed this up minutes later with another impressive strike. Casra Mohammedrezai finished off the scoring after some deft footwork allowed him to split two Aberdeen defenders whereby he slotted the ball cooly into the back of the net.

The Cavs now face St. Thomas Aquinas in their first league game on Thursday. Coach Lake is confident that the Cavs will use this weekend's tournament as a springboard to a great season in the tough North Shore league.


Kane Vidalin, Nick Jessel, Derek Punter, Adam Lewis and Jack Mathisen give the Cavs a veteran presence that is so needed in senior soccer.


Imraan Karmali and Massimo Beltramo were all smiles after scoring in the opening game of the ISA's.

House Olympics POSTPONED!

Attention Grade 8-12 Parents & Guardians.

Due to unforeseen circumstances (weather), we will be postponing the House Olympics Event until next Tuesday, September 26th.

Tuesday, September 19th will be a regular school day and students should arrive in number two attire. Sorry for any inconvenience.

3rd Annual House Olympics Day
Tuesday, Sept. 26th
12:30pm-3:00pm
Morven Campus


This will be a regular school day for all students. They will have all 5 of their regularly scheduled classes, but the periods will be shortened to allow for the afternoon event. Classes will begin at 8:30 am and the Olympics will finish for 3:10 pm.

All students are asked to wear their civvies clothes in their HOUSE Colours:
  • House t-shirt on top and sports attire on the bottom.
  • Running shoes for all!

The Olympics will include such classic events as "The Obstacle Course", "Potato Sack Race" and the ever-popular "Tug-of-War". Other events include "Spike ball", the "Caber toss", and "Hungry Hippo". Students and teachers will also meet head-to-head in the Ludwig Cup Challenge tug-of-war contest to conclude the day's events.

We look forward to a fun and spirit-filled day!
Lisa Evans
Head of Morven
Terry Fox Run Sept. 28th
Collingwood School

Annual Terry Fox Run / Walk
Thursday, September 28, 2017
-Terry Fox-
'A Single Dream. A World of Hope'

'Together we can outrun Cancer!'

At this time of year, many schools across Canada fundraise for the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research. Our goal in participating in this event is to increase our students' awareness toward the legacy of Terry Fox, to foster both enthusiasm and spirit within our school community and to encourage participation on all levels. Our Terry Fox event will be held at both of our Collingwood Campuses on Thursday, September 28, 2017 during regular school hours.

How You Can Donate:

We are doing all online donations this year as they make fundraising for this event easy to track and visible to our Collingwood community. To access this link, please click here.

Tax receipts will automatically be issued by the Terry Fox Foundation for online donations of $20.00 or more.

Thank you once again for your support.
Madison Mailey wins U-23 World Title with Canada Eights

Madison Mailey has been having a very good summer on the water. First, she was named to the Canadian U-23 rowing team and now her boat has won the World title. Here is a news release from Northeastern, where Madison attends university:

Northeastern women's rowing's Madison Mailey helped Team Canada capture the gold medal in the eights at the 2017 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria last weekend.

"We are really proud of Madison for the work ethic and perseverance it took to make the Canadian Eight and win the World Championships," said head coach Joe Wilhelm. "She has been a great competitor for Northeastern over the past three years, and the experience she has gained this summer will be invaluable for her and our team."

Mailey (Lions Bay, British Columbia), rowing out of Burnaby Lake Rowing Club, competed with Caileigh Filmer, Stephanie Grauer, Payne, Morgan Rosts, Antonia Frappell, Julia Vander Hoeven, Laura Court and Karen Lefsrud.

"Standing on the podium with a gold medal around my neck, knowing we set a U23 world best time, is a feeling I will never forget," Mailey said. "I am very excited to bring what I have learned over the past six weeks back to Northeastern for my last year as a Husky!"

The crew kicked things off on Thursday by posting a world best time in its opening heat to advance directly to Sunday's A Final. After the United States posted a world's best time in the heat prior to Canada taking the water, the Canadians responded with a time of 6:00.13, beating the American boat by .22 seconds. After battling with Germany at the start of the race, Canada powered through the last 1000m in first.

Canada continued its dominance in Sunday's final, winning the gold by open water after separating from the United States and Russian crews. The Canadians battled with the USA through to halfway mark of the race, but the American boat lost their rhythm following an issue with a seat to ensure victory for Canda.

Mailey stroked the first varsity boat throughout the 2017 season, helping the crew capture its fourth straight CAA Championship with a victory in the 1V to advance to the NCAA Championships. At nationals, the first varsity took fifth place in the 'C' level final to finish the season 17th in the nation. The crew also captured the silver medal at the Eastern Sprints.

During the spring season, Mailey collected All-CAA and First Team All-CRCA accolades.


Madison is in the first row - 3rd from the right. (Photo from Northeastern Rowing Website)

Grade Wide Coffee Mornings

The format for coffee mornings this year has changed! Rather than having each class organize their own individual meetings, Parents' Council will be hosting grade wide coffee mornings. This will be your opportunity to meet the parents in your class, learn about the new and exciting initiatives this year, sign up for volunteer opportunities and ask any questions you may have about the coming year.

Your class or grade reps will be reaching out to you provide further information. Please save the dated listed below for your grade specific coffee meeting. JK to Grade 7 meetings will be held in the FSC at Wentworth Campus, commencing at 8:45am.

Grade 3 - Wednesday, September 13th

JK and K – Monday, September 18th

Grade 1 & 2 – Wednesday, September 20th

Grade 4 & 5 – Monday, September 25th

Grade 6 & 7 – Wednesday, September 27th

Grade 8 & 9 - Friday, September 29th


For more information on Parents' Council events, visit here.

Collingwood at a Glance

A Collingwood education stretches students from an early age in all aspects of their lives, challenges them to venture into the unknown and provides them with a rigorous university preparatory curriculum. Our students are prepared for the challenges ahead as they expand their horizons across the globe in the pursuit of promising and meaningful futures.

  • 1:8

    Teacher to Student Ratio
  • 20

    Average Class Size
  • 26

    # of AP Courses Offered
  • 31

    Provincial Athletic Championships
  • 1,260

    # of Students
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