Collingwood School is the only Round Square school in the Greater Vancouver. The founding schools of Round Square committed to equipping youth for leadership and service in a democracy by helping them to prepare for life despite hardships, dangers, and emotion of the moment. Today, countless students take part in conferences, service projects and exchanges and continue to carry the spirit of Round Square in them. For more information on the history and heritage of Round Square, visit here.
Round Square schools are characterized by a shared belief in an approach to education built around six themes, the IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership & Service), drawn from the theories of the educationalist Kurt Hahn.
The Round Square IDEALS underpin the Discovery Framework, which supports schools in developing and structuring holistic programmes that build character, competencies and life-skills in our students. Learn more about the Round Square IDEALS - Visit Here
Six of our Morven students recently traveled to the Round Square International Conference in London, England. They share their experiences and reflections through the lens of the IDEALS below.