New bike racks installed on campus

New bike rack installed on campus

A small addition has been made to the Ainsliewood building – a new bike rack!

Installed earlier this week, the new bike rack is now located at the front of the Ainsliewood building. The new location is conveniently situated in front of the Campus Safety Office for the safety and convenience of Columbia’s students and staff.

Over the next few weeks, new bike racks will also be installed at the Pine Hall Boys and Pine Hall Girls residences, as well as at the new Cedar campus.

Bicycle safety tips

Community service at Columbia

Community service at Columbia

Community involvement is an important part of student life at Columbia International College (CIC). We encourage our students to give back to the community by volunteering with various organizations and groups across the City of Hamilton.

Executive Student Leader positions now available

Executive Student Leader positions now available

Columbia International College is looking for a dynamic group of students who are interested in playing a vital role in the school community to fill Executive Student Leadership roles.

Members of the Executive Student Leadership team will be responsible for promoting character and leadership throughout the school. They will work together to enhance the student experience, the school community and promote school pride. Executive Student Leaders will also:
• work with the Student Development Staff
• plan and run activities in the school

Duke of Edinburgh Award program

Duke of Ed. - Fall 2015

Are you looking for a challenging and unique opportunity? Do you want to achieve personal goals in community service, skills, fitness, and adventure? If so, consider participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Level Award program.

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program?
The Award Program encourages personal development and community involvement for young people aged 14-24. It strives to teach responsibility and commitment while fostering personal development and is composed of four components:
• Service (helping people in the community)

Heat Advisory in effect

Heat Advisory in effect

A Heat Advisory has been issued for the City of Hamilton as daytime temperatures remain in the low to mid thirties. With the humidex, temperatures can reach forty degrees Celsius making it difficult to spend too much time outdoors.

To reduce your risk of heat-related illness, the City recommends you:
• Drink lots of water
• Wear a hat and lightweight clothing
• Limit physical activity during the day
• Spend time in air-conditioned locations

JMS August Calendar

Classes for Columbia’s senior students resume Monday but our Junior Middle School (JMS) students can enjoy a few more days of summer as JMS classes begin on August 31. To ensure students are well-prepared for the upcoming school year, JMS students will be in an intensive English Preparatory Course for just over one week (Aug. 17-26) to help them improve their oral and written skills.

Other important August dates are listed below;
17-26: JMS Intensive English Preparatory Course

August Orientation

August Orientation 2015

Orientation and Registration is now in full swing at Columbia. For the past week, staff members, teachers, and current students have been welcoming new students and parents from across the world to both our school and the City of Hamilton.

Back to school tips

Back to school tips

Columbia is excited to welcome students back to its campus next week as fall 2015 classes resume on August 17. To help students get a head start on the new school year, here are some useful back to school tips:

1. Ask questions. For many students entering a new school can be intimidating. The best way to learn your way around school and the city is to ask questions. Remember that teachers, staff and fellow students are all here to help you.

Columbia featured in local news

Columbia featured in local news

Last week, Columbia International College’s newest facility – the Longwood Sports Complex - was featured in the Hamilton Spectator.

Located on the corner of Main St. W. and Longwood Rd. S. in Hamilton, just down the street from the Ainsliewood and Maple buildings, the former car dealership was renovated into an activity complex earlier this year.

The complex is currently being used for recreational purposes giving students greater opportunities to play sports such as basketball, ping pong, as well as participate in fitness and team building activities.

Amazin' August

Amazing August

Columbia’s staff is hard at work preparing for a new school year.

Tomorrow the school will begin to welcome students from across the world in preparation for the new school year.

New and returning students can look forward to exceptional academic programming and outstanding extracurricular opportunities in new and newly renovated facilities.

To help students and parents prepare, important dates are provided below.

6-14: Registration and Orientation for new students

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