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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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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.

One Week To Spring Fair!

If you haven't bought your tickets yet, no better time to do it than now. Visit www.collingwood.org/springfair to purchase your tickets, wristbands, and preorders.


Here's a look at the fun activities and tasty treats you can look forward to...

TO DO!

- KIDS ZONE -
Face painting, an interactive DJ, cartoon artist, 3 Bouncy Castles, the Tom Lee Ukulele table, and the Art Project

- BOUNCY LAND -
Human bowling, a bungee trampoline, field activities, Wipeout game, an inflatable bouncy Corn Maze, a giant Jenga, Basketball, Ring toss, and much more

- GRAD MIDWAY -
Radar hockey, pie-throw, baseball toss, cow-milker, rope-a-bull, or visit the duck pond for the little ones.
This is where you'll find Acting Head of School, Ms Lisa Evans and Interim Head of Wentworth Mr Cavalluzzo, in the dunk tank!

- FARM ZONE -
Visit the adorable animals, walk the pig and say hello to Timmy the miniature pony. Don't forget to stop by the Petting Zoo

- PONY RIDES -
One of the few times a year you can climb a hay bale and ride a pony

- BANDSTAND -
Skilled Collingwood musicians and dancers showcasing their talent on stage!
Show your skills at a pie-eating contest – you need to sign up in advance to compete

- DIGGERLAND -
Hands-on experience at Collingwood's very own Diggerland! Fully trained, experienced operators on hand to show you excavator basics.

- CUPCAKE WALK -
Musical chairs with a delicious Cupcakes Bakery cupcake as the prize!
- BOTTLE STALL -
Spin the wheel and you could go home with a premium spirit... or a jar of mayonnaise...
-THE COLLINGWOOD CLOSET -
Shop high-end pre-owned designer treasures for women, men, and children!
These new and gently used pieces, including clothing, handbags, shoes, sunglasses and accessories are each a true find

-THE SPORT STOP-
Are you looking for sporting gear? Come look through new & gently used sporting goods to find the piece you are looking for!

-RIDE THE ROYAL CAV EXPRESS -
Hop on this mini train connecting you from the front entrance to the Petting Zoo and Diggerland. A fun way to get back and forth from the attractions at the Fair!

- VINTAGE WINE AUCTION -
Check out our premium wine auction and bid on our exclusive vintage offerings including an elegant Cristal Magnum

- SPRING FAIR BASKETS -
Bid on beautiful gift baskets curated by the Collingwood community to be sold at Fair. Each basket comes with a theme

- COLLINGWOOD KEEPSAKES -
Come by the Keepsakes display and bid on the most highly coveted mementos in Collingwood history!

- GENERAL STORE: YOUNG MAKERS MARKET -
Stop in at the Young Makers Market to see what our budding entrepreneurs have in store for you!

TO EAT!

- MORVEN STREET MARKET -
Stop by for a treat! At the Morven St Market, our artisanal food, beverage and craft vendors' focus is on natural, local, and organic. Some of the top delish items:

Gaia PiesTwo Daughters Bakery
Honey's DoughnutsTea Lani
Popcorn StandWild Frog's Coffee
Better with Ice CreamHealthy Holistic Hooch Kombcha
Glory Juice


- EAT – Good food is a celebration of life! -
Come to EAT where you can take down mouthwatering gourmet grass-fed burgers and hot dogs from Romers Grill, Italian-style pizza, a Tacofino food truck, and fresh salads

- THE CANDY SHOPPE -
A rainbow selection of mouthwatering candies (gummies, sours, etc) supplied by Huer!

- BEER GARDEN -
Stop by the Local craft beer and cider garden and select a local brew while mingling with friends and family

- GAIA KITCHEN PIES -
Ingredients are NATURAL, with pure butter - no shortening or lard used here (and absolutely no fillers!).
You can't go wrong with either Blueberry or Apple Pie... or both!

Get ready for a fun-filled day with so much to do, see and experience!
A final reminder there's PARCEL CHECK at the entrance, so you won't have to carry your items throughout the day.


See you at the fair!
World Scholar's Cup

Last weekend some of our students participated in the World Scholar's Cup and came home with a few medals. Well done!

Here's a list of many of the awards our students received:

Debate Champions Medal: 3rd Jena ; 5th Athens: 7th Anisa

Writing Champions Medal: 11th Jena; 24th Anisa; 26th Athens

Challenge:
- Arts Medal: Anisa; Jena
- Social Studies Medals : 3rd Jena
- Science Medals: Athens
- Special Area : 3rd Athens
- All Subjects : Jena; Athens

Top Debate Teams: 1st Jena, Anisa, Athens

Top Writing Team: 2nd Jena Anisa Athens

School Top Scholar: Jena

Champion Scholars Medal: 2nd Jena; 6th Athens; 8th Anisa

Vancouver Round Overall Team: 5th Jena Anisa, Athens

Grad 2018 Fundraiser


This year's 2018 Grad class is pleased to offer affordable hanging baskets just in time to brighten up Mother's Day or cheer up any yard for springtime. All profits will go to Covenant House, so let's beat previous years' sales!

Look for us at the Spring Fair to place an order or order online here, collingwood.org/flowers.

Orders will be available for pick up at Morven Campus Thursday May 10th.

If you have any questions, please email Patty Szybunka.

Prices (taxes included):12" Plastic Baskets($32.00), 14"Cedar Box ($42.00), 16"Moss Basket ($62.00)

Regional Science Fair


Congratulations to the following students for a job well down at the recent Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair.

Student: Henry S.
Project name: Discovering the impact of varying viscosity on the volume dispensed in a microfluidic airway-on-a-chip device
Competition placement: Bronze Medal in the Intermediate Division

Specialty Awards:
1. Games Developer Innovation Award
2. UBC Engineering Award

Student: Gabrielle BK
Project Name: FishFed

Awards:
1. Honourable Mentions
2. Game developer Award

Student: Selina Z.
Project Name: How Stressed are you?
Competition Placement: Gold Medal in the Senior Division

Specialty Awards:
1. UBC Statistics Award

Selina has also been selected at 1 of the 17 students to represent BC in the Canada-Wide Science Fair Competition held May 16 - May 18 in Ottawa. This is a remarkable achievement and a true testament to Selina's abilities; especially given the fact that she has been selected for the second year in a row.

Cavs Defeat Brentwood In Stadium Series

The senior rugby team defeated Brentwood College 34-5 yesterday in an all-important Stadium Series game. The two teams came into the game knowing that the winner of this match can count on being ranked higher at the BC Championships so a lot was on line.

The game started poorly for Collingwood as they mishandled the opening kick-off and found themselves under all sorts of pressure from the tough BCS forwards and their slick backs. However, fortune smiled on the Cavs when Duncan Bustos put in a terrific clearing kick from deep in the Collingwood zone. Good kick-chase defence rattled the BCS back-three and a wayward pass was gobbled up by Ethan Lucke and he streaked 50 metres with the intercept. Duncan Bustos convert made it 7-0.

Mere minutes later, Collingwood followed this up with a sublime piece of back brilliance as they spun the ball wide and Ethan once again galloped down the field for a long-distance try. The Cavs were now up 12-0.

The Cavs followed this up with another terrific try as Cole Young found himself in open field and he put the pedal down and left BCS defenders in his dust. With Collingwood up 17-0, BCS was definitely in shock.

The Cavs added a Duncan Bustos penalty and looked to be going into halftime with a healthy 20-0 lead. However, another excellent kick by Duncan and more good kick-chase defence led to another gift try as a BCS winger dropped the ball and then failed to react to his mistake. Nate Holm swooped in and picked up the ball and scored the simplest of tries under the posts.

The only shadow on this amazing first-half performance was the fact that Tyler Preston left the field with a very serious shoulder injury. This is a huge blow to the team.

BCS found their composure in the second half and it was a tough battle. Collingwood dominated for long stretches but only scored one try. Ethan recorded his hat-trick after Nate put him away for a scamper into the corner of the end-zone.

BCS scored on the last play of the game to make it 34-5.


Graeme Neil-Klein, Cole Young and Cam Bruk celebrate Ethan Lucke's second try of the game.


Cole Soprovich looks to move the ball as most of Collingwood's forwards look on.


Duncan Bustos fakes to Graeme Neill-Klein. Duncan had a terrific game as he masterfully mixed up the offence with crashes, wide movements and tactical kicks.


Nate Holm had a fantastic game as he was sharp offensively and a beast on defence.


Tyler Preston's injury is a huge blow to the team. He was the Cavs #1 jumper and ball-stealer. The rest of the forwards are going to have to step-up since he is out for the season.

India Service Trip

"If you've come here to help me, you're wasting your time. But if you've come here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together".

~ Lilla Watson

One of the most powerful experiences we have in becoming global citizens is to visit a developing country. An immersion into culture and tradition alongside exploring the issues and causes that surround poverty, hopefully planting seeds for a movement to create change.

Over Spring Break, 16 students travelled to India to volunteer with WE Villages. Collingwood's relationship with WE and their Education Pillar in the village of Barind is now into its 8th year. Over the years, our students have engaged in various projects to enhance the school facilities for approximately 50 students who share one class room. This year, our task was to start the build for a kitchen facility on the school grounds. Our 16 students along with teacher chaperones and in-country foremen were a strong building army and tangible progress was made.

While the primary focus of this trip is service, the experience offered so much more. Our students were able to engage with the children and local villagers to get a glimpse into a day in their lives. The WE program also educates our students on the issues surrounding poverty and how sustainable change can be made. Most importantly, our students were made to reflect on how they can step forward as leaders and carry this experience forward.

Our next WE Villages trip will be advertised and accepting applications in mid-May.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to Shannon Bosa if you'd like to know more.

collingwood.org/service/trips-and-clubs


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!


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