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.

Recent News

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!

Grade 8 Boys Win ISA Bronze

This past weekend, Collingwood hosted the Grade 8 Boys' and Girls' ISA Championships. This was a true basketball extravaganza as there were two 10-team tournaments going on at the same time. There was fantastic energy in the building all weekend long. Collingwood had two girls' teams in the tournament. Both teams played well but found wins hard to come by. The Grade 8 boys fared much better as they won the bronze medal with a solid win over St. George's B. The team also defeated Stratford Hall, but fell to the eventual champions Southridge in their semi-final. Here is a report from Coach Vidic:

The Grade 8 boys had a great finish to their season with a 3rd place finish at the ISA tournament. The team came together to play some of the best basketball of the season. There was a noticeable improvement on the defensive end. Led by Presley Bosa and Subir Toor, the team took control of the paint area with some solid on-ball defense and rebounding. The speedy Nic Wrixon led the offensive charge with his dribble penetration and shooting. Cooper Armstrong also contributed some timely baskets down the stretch. Overall, a very solid team effort.

Subir Tool demonstrating great box-out technique earlier this year.

Matt Hargreaves goes high for a block against Handsworth in a North Shore league game earlier this year.

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, Jan. 30
Morning drop-off
Both Campuses

Unishop Sale:
Wednesday, Jan. 31
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.

Gr. 9 Winter Explore
December 12-15 marked the second week of Gr.9 Winter Explore! On Wednesday morning the students set off to Whistler Olympic Park for their 2 night winter camping adventure. They were fortunate enough to have sunny weather and beautiful trail conditions.

Trip Highlights:
Students had an amazing time snowshoeing down the Wetland Wanderer trail where they learned about animal tracks and hoarfrost crystals. Fun was had making snow angels (a first for some!) and taking part in a massive snowshoe race. The students enjoyed skiing and many of the newbies picked it up quickly and easily. Nick landed jumps and did 360's! Student led lessons were engaging and feedback was thoughtful and specific. Some of the students were lucky enough to see the spectacular Geminids meteor shower!

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Explore Program.

Kind Regards,

Explore Team

Our Senior Jazz Band entered a Canada wide competition held by the CBC called the music class challenge. It has just been announced that they are one of the top 10 finalists!

View their entry here.

Thank you all so much for the support, and keep sharing the video to get as many views and likes as we can!

Huge shout-out to Jake Francis for putting the video together, Cara Tench for helping with the filming and David Buchan for helping with the Set-Up and recording.
2017 Tartan Fund Video now LIVE!

We are pleased to present the 2017 Tartan Fund video. View here.

Your Tartan Fund investment allows our students to fulfill their potential and tackle new ideas, new opportunities and new challenges. Thank you for your support!

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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