Woburn Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement
Our school is committed to academic excellence, responsible citizenship, individual student growth and achievement. We provide a demanding curriculum for a variety of academic levels, and many co-curricular and extra curricular activities. Our clubs and teams excel in athletics, mathematics, technology, computers, music and drama. Our student council is active in the leadership of the Woburn community providing school wide activities, events and assemblies throughout the year. The enthusiasm and initiative demonstrated by our students create a safe and enriched learning environment.
Student Support and the Woburn Community
Student Support at Woburn C.I. is a team effort. Guidance counsellors, the Special Education Department, Student Success and Focus On Success work together to support all of our students to be academically successful.
Student Success Programs assist students’ educational pathways. Credit Recovery and Credit Rescue Programs give students the opportunity to earn credits alternatively. F.O.S provides support to students to help them manage the academic rigour and social, emotional and behavioural expectations of a collegiate setting.
More Information About Woburn Collegiate Institute
Woburn students achieve success in a number of pathways preparing them for the future. Each year, Woburn celebrates a large number of Ontario Scholars and the majority of our students are accepted into the college or university of their choice. An emphasis on literacy and numeracy helps to prepare students for post secondary pursuits.
The Gifted Program and Special Education
Our Gifted Program provides a seamless transition for students coming from the elementary gifted program. We support our gifted students with a dedicated program leader who tracks student progress and consults with the student, teachers and parents.
The Special Education Department provides support and resources for all students with an IEP or IPRC designation.
Literacy/Numeracy Support Courses Gr.9 and 10
Literacy/Numeracy support classes are available for all students after school., added support through locally-developed curriculum. Students are provided with intensive support and constant exposure to literacy and numeracy on a daily basis. Courses cater to an individual’s learning style, readiness and capabilities.
Woburn offers strong co-curricular programing: many leadership opportunities for students on the Athletic Association, Music Council, Prefect Council and Student Government. Students participate in many clubs, teams and activities such as First Robotics, Skills Canada, DECA, Math contests, Science competitions as well as dozens of team sports running throughout the year.
- Robotics Team 188
- DJ CLub
- Drama, Dance and Art Showcases
- Me to We
- Award winning sports teams
- Breakfast Program
- DECA and PEG
- Peer Tutors
Student Life - Where You Belong
Woburn offers over 100 clubs, teams and associations including our Horticulture club, a host of music, dance, drama, visual arts and film clubs, a Library Volunteer program, Reading Circle, Debate team, and S.T.E.P (Students Towards Environmental Protection).
Woburn Student Council, as well as other leadership groups are very active in fund raising initiatives for both local and global charities. The Prefects act as our goodwill ambassadors and provide a welcoming environment for incoming students. They demonstrate leadership in a variety of activities including Commencement; Parents' Night; Curriculum Night; Grade 8 Parents Night; and Grade 9 Welcome Day.
Woburn is a thriving community because of student involvement both in and outside of the school.
WHAT SETS US APART
We are dedicated to our Woburn community and the learning that takes place within our walls on a daily basis. Our curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs help to positively change the lives of our students and prepare them for the future.
Woburn students are exposed to a variety of post-secondary destinations. Through Career Fairs, Co-op, field trips to Trade Fairs, apprenticeship workshops and guest speakers, Woburn students and their parents have the opportunity to explore a variety of post-secondary options to assist with planning for the future. Postsecondary presentations and fairs allow students and parents further exploration of post secondary pathways.
Woburn and its feeder schools have forged tremendous links through music and art workshops, robotics, and computer programming. Many students also have the opportunity to gain credits through co-op placements in the community, some of which are in our elementary schools.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
- Active School Council
- Parent Welcome BBQ for incoming Grade 9 parents
- Two afternoon and evening Parent/Teacher interview sessions
- Grade Eight Parent/Student Information Evening
- Detailed newsletter distributed during the school year
- Summer mailing highlighting Registration Procedures, Fall events, School and Board policies and procedures
- Post-Secondary Parent Information Night
- Guest lectures representing a variety of careers and industries: Firefighters, Parks Commission, Accountancy, Artists, etc.
- Students are very actively involved in fund raising for the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, United Way, Hospital for Sick Kids, Variety Village, Disaster Relief etc.
- Financial support of Woburn Robotics from a number of organizations such as Scotiabank, Bell Canada and Sable Metal Manufacturing