Principal’s Message

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!

2018-19 school year was a stellar year of academic excellence, extra-curricular and co-curricular
honours. Many of our students and teams excelled not only at the regional level but also at the
provincial, national and international level. As we begin a new year, we look forward to continuing
the excellence in program and success that our WCI Vikings have and will continue to experience.

Our staff and students are committed to our Mission Statement:

“To Value Diversity, Work Towards Excellence and Inspire a Passion for Living”

This is clearly evident in the magnet programs that we offer: Strings, Extended French and English
Language Learners programs. WCI is pleased to offer both English as a Second Language and our
newest addition in the 2018-19 school year, English Literacy Development (ELD) magnet programs
to increase our breadth of student programming. We continue to offer both the pre-AP (Advanced
Placement) and AP courses to our students as well as the opportunity for students to write the AP
examinations in early May.

Besides possessing an extremely strong Academic program, our focus on Activities, Arts and
Athletics allow us to ensure a rich high school experience for all of our students. Over 53 different
clubs and 20 athletic teams were available in 2018-19 school year and we encourage all of our
students to increase their enjoyment of high school by joining in these opportunities.

For all of our incoming Grade 9s and our new registrants, we encourage you to be involved in the
school – embrace all the opportunities to experience academic success and participate in the wide
assortment of school activities – these will provide rich experiences and lasting memories during
your high school years.

To WCI parents, your involvement in your student’s education is important. As a school, we
encourage and value communication between the parent/guardian, student and teacher. Feel free
to contact your student’s teacher and/or vice-principal if you have questions or concerns. In
addition, joining WCI’s School Council is another way to be further involved in your child’s school.
For more details, check out the school council quick link on the WCI website homepage.

Looking forward to another fantastic year with the staff and students of WCI.

 

Mrs. Heidi Kolb
Principal, WCI