Collingwood School

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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Registration Open

Collingwood School Summer Camps

Weekly Sessions:
July 3-August 17

Offering participants an enriching academic, active and fun summer experience for children aged 4-10.

  • Open to all, friends & family
  • Half day and full day options
  • Urban Gardeners, Toy Designers, Rocket Launchers, Math Olympics, Canvas Painting and more!

Visit here for all the details.

Countdown to Spring Fair

6 weeks away!
April 28, 2018

Collingwood Keepsakes

Get ready to bid on the most highly coveted mementos in Collingwood history! During the past two decades, Collingwood Keepsakes (formerly known as Collingwood Collections and Collingwood Platters) have been a much-anticipated auction item at our school fundraisers, seeing some of the most competitive bidding on each of it's collection items. For this year's Spring Fair, Collingwood parent volunteers have been working with your children to help create these treasured souvenirs that you can bid on at the fair! This tradition began with every grade at Wentworth taking part, even including all the senior students at the Morven campus for a few years. This year, students from each class of JK, Grades 3, 7, and 12 are individually creating their own beautiful artwork on respective class platters, popcorn bowls, picture frames, and cookie jars from Bella Ceramica - 17 pieces in total! Themes for these much-loved keepsakes include "When I Grow Up...", "How do I look in My Uniform?", "What I will Miss About Collingwood?", and much more... On April 28th, come by the Collingwood Keepsakes booth (first floor by the University Guidance office) and bid on these beautiful creations - each item a unique keepsake of your child's year, presenting the names and artwork of classmates and friends. These classics are highly useful while making delightful kitchen or family room decor!

Call to Volunteer:

What makes our Spring Fair so memorable year after year?! YOU. Our lovely Collingwood parents are the backbone of our biggest fundraiser of the year. Our fair is, and has always been, 100% organized and supported by volunteers. This year's Spring Fair Volunteer Sheet is now available so please sign-up for one (or a few!) of our fun events leading up to, and day-of, the Spring Fair! It's a wonderful way to get to know your fellow Collingwood parents while giving to the school. Please click below and sign-up!


Winter Explore 8 - Week 4 Highlights

March 5-9 marked the last week of Grade 8 Winter Explore. On Monday, students headed up Cypress Mountain for a fun day of skiing! Tuesday was a preparation day at school, where they practiced lighting stoves, prepared their gear and planned for the trip.On Wednesday morning, the students headed to Manning Park for their overnight wilderness adventure!

Trip Highlights:
The group had fun skiing in the fresh powder and using the T bar. They enjoyed playing the "hug a tree" game that focused on building group trust and increased students' awareness of their natural surroundings. The group got creative and designed some fun snow art on surrounding trees. Students helped celebrate Annalise's birthday with warm wishes and tasty brownies!

Below are our week four award winners. This is an amazing accomplishment for these grade 8 students! Please congratulate them if you see/teach them.

Alpine Provincials

Highlights from our Provincial Championships at Sun Peaks this past week.
[Olivia Tiller pictured in action]

Congratulations Addie Tiller on your Bronze medal and way to go team!

Cavs Beat Lord Byng To Open Rugby Season

The senior rugby team scored ten tries in a victory over Lord Byng yesterday. Since the teams were playing three 20-minute periods and experimenting with lineups, converts were not taken. Thus, the Cavs came away with a 50-10 win.

Coaches Speirs, Larisch and Murray were thrilled with this excellent start to the season. The team used its forward strength to neutralize the hard-running Byng forwards. Time and time again, Byng controlled the play for multiple phases only to see the Cavs eventually turn over the ball and spin it wide for glorious long-distance tries.

Cole Young led the way with three tallies. All of them were on long runs where Cole used his great speed and sidestep. Ethan Lucke scored two tries. His first involved a terrific in-and-out move, while his second came after some brilliant handling by his teammates. Joel Abdel-Barr, Lucas Okano, Cam Bruk, Jack Allen and Matt Frost all scored as well.

The Cavs will now face Carson Graham in an exhibition game on Tuesday before playing their first league game against Tupper on Thursday.

Cole Young opened the 2018 season with three terrific tries.

Way to Go Robocavs!

Over the weekend of February 17 & 18, our Robocavs participated in a Provincial Qualifier competition hosted at Enver Creek Secondary. Our junior team had a fantastic run, making it to the semi-finals and finishing 3rd. Our intermediate team had an amazing showing scoring 186 points in the skills competition. This won them the Skills award with 3rd ranking in Canada and 13th in the world for skills. The intermediate team then went undefeated and finished first in the qualifying rounds! They followed this by choosing a solid alliance partner and winning the championship. Their skills, their play, and their robot so impressed the judges that they won the Excellence award. These all qualified them for provincials, and if they maintain a world ranking in skills above 35th they qualify for worlds. Keep up the good work Robocavs!

New Acting Head of School
Collingwood's Board of Governors has appointed Lisa Evans as Collingwood's Acting Head of School. Lisa, a dedicated educator, is part of the fabric of our community, having been with Collingwood for 25 years. As Head of the Morven Campus since 2001, Lisa has been responsible for the day to day operations of the Morven Campus.

Lisa is passionate about her relationships with students, family, staff and faculty. A self-described coach at heart, Lisa loves working with students on recognizing their strengths and pursuing their passions, while focusing on areas of improvement. Lisa's philosophy is seeing students as individuals, being fair while firm, and holding our students to a high standard of personal conduct and as positive contributors to our school community.

Lisa is co-founder of Collingwood's successful Encounter Program—a student-led retreat that focuses on personal growth and development, and has coached countless high school, regional, UBC Junior Varsity and BC teams for Field Hockey. She was a member of the Canadian Women's National U-21 Field Hockey Squad and the UBC Women's Field Hockey Varsity Team.

Lisa received her BA double major in English and Social Studies, and Bachelor of Education: Secondary School (English and Social Studies) before working on her Masters in Educational Administration—all from the University of British Columbia.

As Acting Head of School and Head of the Morven Campus, Lisa will lead our experienced Senior Team as they continue Collingwood's important work of preparing young people for meaningful lives.

Ms. Evans pictured here with Head Boy, Michael, and Head Girl, Neeki.

Unishop Collection & Sale Dates

Unishop Collection:
Tuesday, April 10
Morning drop-off
Both Campuses

Unishop Sale:
Wednesday, April 11
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Foundation Student Centre (FSC), Wentworth Campus
(Wentworth & Morven sizes)

Please note, in addition to school uniforms, we will also be collecting pieces for outdoor school and the Explore Program:
  • gently used (clean) hiking shoes
  • waterproof pants and jackets for outdoor school or simply for outside time for the younger grades
  • -12 rated adult sized sleeping bags
  • adult sized thermarests
  • 60L multi-day packs

Visit our Unishop page here for more information.

Congratulations Speirs!

Our very own Dave Speirs will be inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame this coming May along with his fellow 1991 Canadian Men's National Rugby teammates.

Read the North Shore News article 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