leadership

Leadership retreat at Bark Lake

Leadership retreat at Bark Lake

Columbia’s leadership teams are preparing to visit our Outdoor Leadership Education Centre, Bark Lake. Later today, students from our four school Prefect leadership teams – Service Prefects, Athletic Prefects, Residence Activity Prefects, and Student Council – will depart for a four day leadership retreat. .

Students help Sodexo Stop Hunger

Students help Sodexo Stop Hunger

Throughout the month of April, Columbia’s leadership classes partnered with our Sodexo team to raise awareness for a critical issue affecting millions of people worldwide, hunger.

Members of the leadership team helped promote school activities and events to the school community in support of Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Servathon fundraising campaign. Selling treats during the lunch hours and holding raffles were among the many ways students contributed to the campaign.

Supporting local food banks

Food Drive challenge

Columbia’s Leadership classes are asking their peers to give back to the local community by participating in a Home Room Food Drive Challenge in support of Sodexo’s Stop Hunger campaign. Throughout the month of April, students have been asked to donate non-perishable food items to their home room classes, all of which will be distributed amongst the city’s various food banks. The home room class that donates the most items, measured in weight, will receive a special prize.

Homeroom Food Drive challenge

Homeroom Food Drive challenge

Students at Columbia International College are on a mission to restock the shelves of local food banks. Students are being challenged to donate as many non-perishable food items as they can to help the local community by participating in the school’s Homeroom Food Drive.

Winter Camp 2015

Winter Camp 2015

March break is a welcomed winter vacation for many students the country, allowing them to rest and regroup before they begin to prepare for the end of the term.

A small group of Columbia students had a unique break as they spent part of their March Break enjoying the great outdoors at Bark Lake Leadership Centre!

Bark Lake leadership retreat

Bark Lake leadership retreat

Members of our school’s leadership teams spent the weekend at beautiful Bark Lake, Columbia’s outdoor leadership training centre.

51 students who currently hold a position on one of five leadership teams - Student Council, Service Prefects, Athletic Prefects, and Residence Activity Prefects School – were invited to attend the four day leadership retreat at Bark Lake. The retreat focused on building students’ communication, teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills by participating in a series of indoor and outdoor activities.

Creating leaders at Bark Lake

Creating leaders at Bark Lake

Last week, members of Columbia’s school prefect leadership teams were invited to attend a leadership retreat at the school’s outdoor leadership training centre, Bark Lake.

Fostering leadership

Fostering Leadership

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." —John Quincy Adams

Columbia is confident the 16 students who participated in this year’s Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program will use their newly acquired skills in leadership and personal and career development to make significant contributions to their school and local communities.

Training leaders

Training Leaders

Leadership is a large part of the academic and extracurricular programming here at Columbia. We encourage leadership throughout our school and hold numerous leadership retreats to develop and prepare students for their roles in leadership positions.

This past weekend, Columbia held a Leadership Retreat on Saturday, May 31 for students currently involved in leadership roles. The Retreat took place in the Ainsliewood building and was designed to foster leadership skills amongst students. Along with attending workshops, students participated in activities that focused on;

Students receive Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Students receive Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

During last week’s graduation ceremony, Columbia students were recognized for their participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program.

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