West Humber Collegiate Institute (Gr 09 - 12)
1675 Martin Grove Rd, Etobicoke, ON
ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH EFFORT
West Humber is a dynamic secondary school that fosters active learning through interaction and involvement. Students and staff are most proud of the school culture. The focus is on treating each other with respect and dignity. The caring and supportive environment allows students to feel at home while at school and to do their best as they prepare for the world ahead. The school has a well-established, positive and active partnership with the community. Our mission statement is: "WE CARE". Our goal is to equip every student with the academic and social skills needed to be successful, to understand the value of lifelong learning, to develop healthy interpersonal relationships and to be prepared for a rapidly changing workplace.
Our students are empowered to take intiative and be leaders in our community. We offer a three-level Leadership Certificate Program that gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership and organizational skills. Collaborating together, students plan and organize many events throughout the year that are designed to cultivate school spirit, and promote student involvement in the community. The school also offers Grade 9 Albion Hills and Grade 10 Camp Manitou Leadership Programs where senior students have an opportunity to facilitate and mentor younger students.
Our full year program allows for the flexible development of academic skills with curricular pathways leading to student success through university, college, apprenticeship and employment. Our comprehensive curricula prepares students for a changing world by developing skills in problem solving, leadership, critical and creative thinking, using new technologies constructively, while adapting to social change and promoting a healthy lifestyle. High level academic programming has led our graduates to success at university and college in math, science, business, technology, world studies, humanities, the arts and international languages.
MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE
We offer all the courses in the math and science curricula and use SMART boards for enhanced learning. There are opportunities for students to demonstrate their skills beyond the classroom by participating at Mc Master, York and Guelph universities for engineering, science and math competitions. We also have the FIRST Robotics program - TEAM 1514 who compete annually.
ENGLISH, SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES
Our courses offer exciting and relevant reading materials which provoke insightful discussions to help our students understand factors that contribute to social change and encourage them to become active citizens. Students will learn to develop strong writing, critical thinking and research skills through a variety of media.
BUSINESS, COMPUTER STUDIES & TECHNOLOGY
Our courses in these disciplines allow students to develop strong leadership, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Classrooms are equipped with computers where students have an opportunity to work with current software programs and use new technologies. Ethical business practices and social activism are incorporated into the curriculum.
We have a dynamic visual and media arts, photography, drama, dance and music program. Students can participate in professional workshops and many field trips. The Steel Band is often invited to perform at professional caliber shows and we have one of the few Drumline programs in the TDSB. Our Motown-Jazz band combine an exciting blend of pop, funk, jazz and steel drums.