Off-Site and Extra-Curricular Activities

Throughout the school year, as part of the program offered by Collingwood School, students have the opportunity to participate in activities off campus. You will be informed in writing of any off campus activity. A list of the activities is outlined below. Other activities that do not pose more risk than the ones already outlined below may be added throughout the year.

Teacher leaders accompanying these off campus trips bring a cell phone for emergency contact, a list of students with serious medical conditions as well as a first aid kit in the event of minor injuries.
Activities that require an overnight stay, for example Outdoor School or Grade 6/7 Quebec Trip will require parents / guardians to complete an informed consent document, in which the specific risks, as well as the steps that the teachers and chaperones will take to mitigate those risks, will be outlined.

Transportation will ordinarily be by school buses operated by companies contracted by the school. In addition, Collingwood School employees who have a Class 4 driver’s licence and who have a Driver’s Abstract on file with the school are permitted to drive the 20 passenger mini buses. The school has established guidelines for operating these vehicles safely including limiting the number of hours an employee is permitted to drive while with students. Transportation of students in 15 passenger vans is not allowed. Parents should contact the school’s transportation manager, Jim Packer (email: jim.packer@collingwood.org) with any concerns.

Junior Kindergarten Activities Location
Community visit – example venue: Thrifty Foods North and West Vancouver
Carousel Theatre Vancouver
Burnaby Art Gallery Burnaby
John Lawson Park West Vancouver
Ecology Center Visits Greater Vancouver Area
Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver
Stanley Park Vancouver
Grouse Mountain North Vancouver
Metro Vancouver Nature Excursions Greater Vancouver Area
Morven Campus activities Morven Campus – West Vancouver
Kindergarten Activities Location

Nature Detective Walk

Stanley Park, Vancouver

Pumpkin Patch

Aldor Acres, Richmond

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Vancouver

Service Trips

Example: Ambleside Beach, Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Morven Campus Activities

Morven Campus – West Vancouver

Rehearsals and Performances

Kay Meek Theatre – West Vancouver

Arts Centre Performances

Various venues

Carol Service Rehearsal and Performance

West Vancouver United Church

Grade 1 Activities Location

Scavenger Hunt

West Vancouver

Burnaby Art Gallery Tour

Burnaby

Carousel Theatre

Vancouver

Service Trips

Example: Ambleside Beach, Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Morven Campus Activities

Morven Campus – West Vancouver

Rehearsal and Performances

Kay Meek Theatre – West Vancouver

Arts Centre Performances

Various venues

Carol Service Rehearsal and Performance

West Vancouver United Church

Grade 2 Activities Location

Nature Walk, Yew Lake Trail

Cypress Mountain

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver

VSO Performance, Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver

Carousel Theatre

Vancouver

Service Trips

Example: Ambleside Beach, Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Morven Campus Activities

Morven Campus – West Vancouver

Rehearsals and Performances

Kay Meek Theatre – West Vancouver

Arts Centre Performances

Various venues

Carol Service Rehearsal and Performance

West Vancouver United Church

Grade 3 Activities Location

Planetarium Show and Walkthrough

Vancouver

Science World Workshop and IMAX

Vancouver

Burnaby Village Pioneer Village

Burnaby

VanDusen Gardens Workshop, Walk, Scavenger Hunt

Vancouver

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Vancouver

Museum, Galleries and Expos

Various Venues – Greater Vancouver Area

VSO Performance, Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver

Service Trips

Example: Ambleside Beach, Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Morven Campus Activities

Morven Campus – West Vancouver

Choir Performances

Various venues

Rehearsals and Performances

Kay Meek Theatre – West Vancouver

Arts Centre Performances

Various venues

Carol Service Rehearsal and Performance

West Vancouver United Church

Grade 4 Activities Location

UBC Museum of Anthropology

Vancouver

VSO Performance, Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver

Maritime Museum

Vancouver

Whytecliff Park, Habitat Study

West Vancouver

Grouse Mountain, First Nation Habitat

North Vancouver

Cheakamus Centre

Brackendale, B.C.

Art Gallery Visits

Various venues – Greater Vancouver Area

Salmon Release

West Vancouver

Service Trips

Example: Ambleside Beach, Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Morven Campus Activities

Morven Campus – West Vancouver

ISABC Public Speaking Competition

Vancouver area or Vancouver Island location: TBA

Choir Performances

Various venues

Rehearsals and Performances

Kay Meek Theatre – West Vancouver

Arts Centre Performances

Various venues

Carol Service Rehearsal and Performance

West Vancouver United Church

Grade 5 Activities Location

Science World, IMAX Theatre

Vancouver

VSO Performance, Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver

Salmon Release

West Vancouver

Britannia Mines

Britannia Beach

Author Talks

Kay Meek Theatre – West Vancouver

Art Gallery Visits

Various venues – Greater Vancouver Area

Playland

Vancouver

Morven Campus Activities

Morven Campus – West Vancouver

ISABC Public Speaking Competition

Vancouver area or Vancouver Island location: TBA

Service Trips

Example: Ambleside Beach, Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Choir Performances

Various venues

Rehearsals and Performances

Kay Meek Theatre – West Vancouver

Arts Centre Performances

Various venues

Carol Service Rehearsal and Performance

West Vancouver United Church

Grade 6 Activities Location

Destination Imagination

Various venues – Vancouver Area

Art Gallery Visits

Various venues – Greater Vancouver Area

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Vancouver

Telus World of Science

Vancouver

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

UBC – Vancouver

Salvation Army Drop Off/Donation

Vancouver

MacDonald Creek

West Vancouver

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver

Playland

Vancouver

Service Trips

Example: Ambleside Beach, Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge

North Vancouver

Morven Campus Activities

Morven Campus – West Vancouver

Young Round Square

Various local venues (Grouse Mtn., local merchants, Rogers Arena etc.)

ISABC Public Speaking Competition

Vancouver area or Vancouver Island location: TBA

Choir Performances

Various venues

Kiwanis Music Festival Performance Visits

Various Venues – Greater Vancouver Area

Rehearsals and Performances

Kay Meek Theatre – West Vancouver

Arts Centre Performances

Various venues

Carol Service Rehearsal and Performances

West Vancouver United Church

Grade 7 Activities Location

UBC Regional Science Fair

Vancouver

Grouse Mountain, Science

West Vancouver

Art Gallery Visits

Various venues – Greater Vancouver Area

Round Square – We Day

Rogers Arena – Vancouver

Morven Campus Activities

Morven Campus – West Vancouver

Young Round Square

Various local venues (Grouse Mtn., local merchants, Rogers Arena etc.)

ISABC Public Speaking Competition

Vancouver area or Vancouver Island location: TBA

Choir Performances

Varied venues

Kiwanis Music Festival Performance Visits

Various Venues – Greater Vancouver Area

Rehearsals and Performances

Kay Meek Theatre – West Vancouver

Arts Centre Performances

Various venues

Service Trips

Example: Ambleside Beach, Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

Carol Service Rehearsal and Performances

West Vancouver United Church

Brief Description of Activities

Performances at the Kay Meek Centre

Wentworth students have the opportunity to attend dress rehearsals for the shows produced by the Performing Arts Department. Accompanied by faculty and staff, students are transported by school bus to the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver.

Terry Fox Run

Wentworth students grades JK - 7 participate in the Terry Fox Run in late September. Students complete a number of laps, staggered by age, by running around the field. The entire event is supervised by the Physical Education specialists and the classroom teachers. The school nurse is also on hand in the event of a medical incident.

Jump Rope for Heart

Under the supervision of the Physical Education Department and grade 10 – 12 student leaders from the
Morven Campus, students in grades K - 5 jump rope for 15 – 30 minutes to raise money for the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of British Columbia. Rest time is provided should the students find it difficult to continue.

Sports Day

All students grades JK - 7 participate in the Annual Sports Day in June. Supervised by faculty, staff and parents,
events include relays and throwing activities, jumping events, “Dress the Teacher” and a Tug of War event for
the grades 2 to 5. The school nurse attends this event and cell phones are on hand to speed communication with
Emergency Services.

Rodeo Day

All students grades J – 5 participate in the Annual Rodeo Day at the Wentworth Campus in March. Assisted by Grade 5 students and supervised by the Physical Education Department faculty the event includes relays, jumping activities, and team activities.

Intramurals and Daily Physical Activity

Lunchtime intramurals are offered for students in Grade 4-7. Intramural options may include activities such as indoor soccer, basketball, floor hockey, volleyball and badminton.

In addition to the Physical Education curriculum, the school offers Daily Physical activities to students in grades JK–7. Examples of Daily Physical Activities that may be offered include brisk walking, jogging, aerobics, stretching, pilates, yoga, and dance.

Dance Performance at the Kay Meek Centre

All students may have the opportunity to attend dress rehearsals for the shows produced by the Morven Campus Performing Arts Department. Accompanied by their homeroom teachers, students are transported by school bus to the Kay Meek Center in West Vancouver.

Carol Service at West Vancouver United Church

At the end of Term 1, students are transported by school bus to West Vancouver United Church for rehearsals and the annual Carol Service. They are accompanied by their homeroom teachers as well as other faculty.

Collingwood School Athletics

Throughout the year, Collingwood School students are invited to join sports teams. The school staff, Board of Governors, and Coaches recognize the value of these sports teams for the educational, athletic and experiential benefits they provide to students. The safety of all participants is always the primary concern.

Student participation in the Collingwood School sports program includes practices and games at Collingwood School or other designated practice facilities, and day trips to other locations in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.
While attempting to minimize the risk of injury in each sport, Collingwood School also believes that it is important to inform parents of the nature and frequency of injuries that students may sustain while participating in specific sports. It must also be recognized that the nature and extent of injuries are also dependent on the behavior and actions of the individual player.

We encourage parents to contact Nicholas Allen; Director, Wentworth Campus Athletics (email: Nicholas.allen@collingwood.org) to discuss risks, injuries and risk management strategies associated with the sports offered at Collingwood School.

Type of Injury Low Severity Moderate Severity High Severity
bumps, bruises sprains severe concussions
scrapes, abrasions mild concussions eye injuries
minor cuts cuts long bone fractures
minor sprains major bruises spinal cord injuries
broken small bones
Sports Group Frequency of Injury
Track & Field, Golf Occasional Rare Rare
Cross-Country Running
Soccer, Basketball, Frequent Occasional Rare
Volleyball
Prior to participating in the Collingwood School Athletics program, parents or guardians must update their child’s/charge’s medical information. Students who participate in activities with a higher degree of inherent risk (Fishing Club, Swimming, Skiing, Rugby, or Wrestling) will be asked to complete an additional form prior to participating in the sport – this is done online at https://www.collingwood.org/page.cfm?p=2698. Students may undergo baseline testing which will be used in the event of a concussion. Frequency of Injury Definitions:
  • Frequent: This type of injury can occur at almost every game / event / class.
  • Occasional: This type of injury may result a number of times each year.
  • Rare: This type of injury may occur but does not happen every year.
Severity of Injury Definitions:
  • Low: Injuries requiring only basic first aid, which typically heal with no long-term problems. Participants typically continue participating in the activity.
  • Moderate: Injuries of this magnitude may require more than basic first aid, possibly including a visit to the hospital. Participants typically are not able to continue playing in the activity and require some time off from the activity to heal.
  • High: This type of injury typically requires immediate additional medical care at hospital and might require long-term rehabilitation. Students are not able to continue playing in the activity and the injury may restrict their ability to participate in this and other activities in the future.

Transportation

Transportation will ordinarily be by school buses operated by companies contracted by the school. In addition, Collingwood School employees who have a Class 4 driver’s licence and who have a Driver’s Abstract on file with the school are permitted to drive the 20 passenger mini buses. The school has established guidelines for operating these vehicles safely including limiting the number of hours an employee is permitted to drive while with students.

Transportation of students in 15 passenger vans is not allowed.

Collingwood School does not require students to drive to games or other school sanctioned activities where they are representing the school. The coach or teacher leader will arrange transportation for all participants. The school will not assume any liability for any students driving to or being a passenger in another student’s car.

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