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Summer literacy courses

Summer literacy courses

The 2015 Ontario Secondary School Literacy course (OLC40) will begin this week at Columbia.

The course is designed for those students who were unsuccessful in writing the OSSLT in March. Students who pass the course will meet the provincial literacy requirement and will be eligible to graduate.

Students enrolled in the course will read a variety of materials and produce several pieces of writing to develop literacy skills needed to participate and succeed in society. The dates and time of the course offered at Columbia are listed below:

Jumpin' June

Jumping Jume

Our summer semester has begun and our Student Development team is busy organizing a number of fun activities and events. Students will have the opportunity to participate in trips, community service events and in school activities all month long. Check out the great events happening this month;

June
5: Bayfront Park trip
6: Canada’s Wonderland trip
11-12: June Graduation Photos
11: International Cuisine Series: Canada
12: Jurassic Park movie trip

CIC students impress author Lawrence Hill

CIC students impress author Lawrence Hill

Last semester, Ms. Pivniceru’s Writer’s Craft class received a heartfelt message from renowned Canadian author Lawrence Hill.

Students in this class wrote a film review of the CBC series The Book of Negroes, based on Hill’s award-winning novel of the same title. Ms. Pivniceru was so pleased with the quality reviews and analysis of her students’ that she forwarded a few of them to the author. Hill was also impressed by the students’ work and sent the following message:

Summer semester tutors now available

Summer semester tutors now available

Beginning today -Monday, May 25- school tutors will be available in school and in residence for students enrolled in summer semester classes.

School tutors will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Ainsliewood building on weekdays. Tutoring in residence will be offered Monday to Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

36th annual Graduation Ceremony

36th annual Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2015 May graduating class!

On Thursday, May 14, hundreds of Columbia International College students proudly celebrated one of life’s milestones, high school graduation.

Parent orientation sessions

Parent Orientation Sessions

While we just said goodbye to hundreds of May graduates, we are welcoming a whole new set of students today as they prepare for the summer semester.

New students are spending the day with members of Student Development while parents are meeting with staff, Managers and Department Heads.

Sessions are running throughout the day and will take place in the Ainsliewood building, room 102.

Time Location Activity
8:30-9 a.m. Room 102 Welcome Assembly & Principal’s Address

Live stream tomorrow’s graduation ceremony

Live stream tomorrow’s graduation ceremony

Tomorrow – Thursday, May 14 - Columbia will welcome university representatives from across Canada, parents from around the world, and many guests as it celebrates its 2015 May graduation ceremony.

Residence patio party

Residence patio party

Over the weekend, Columbia’s Pine Hall residents celebrated the end of the school year by attending an outdoor summer gathering.

Held on the patio of the Pine Hall Girls residence, students took the advantage of the weekend’s warm temperatures and spent the afternoon hanging out with friends, listening to music, snacking on fruits and treats, playing board games, and enjoying the outdoors. Students also showed great character traits like inclusiveness and caring by involving all residents in their afternoon activities.

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.

JMS students raise money for communities in Sierra Leone

JMS students raise money for communities in Sierra Leone

Columbia’s Junior Middle School (JMS) students recently held a unique Kiss a Goat fundraising campaign designed to support communities in Sierra Leone.

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