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Summer Semester Offers Enriching Experience In and Out of Classroom

By May 20, 2024June 14th, 2024No Comments

Summer vibes are in full swing at Columbia International College as our six-week May Summer semester begins on May 16th! We’re thrilled to welcome new students and see returning students continue to excel both inside and outside the classroom.

Experiential Learning

Grade 12 Calculus classes were tasked with finding an optimal open-topped box as part of an optimization challenge. The goal was to create an open-topped box with the maximum volume given a sheet of material. The students had to physically create a box using the sheet of material provided. They also had to write a fully worked solution showing how they knew it had a maximum volume. The first team to complete the challenge won a prize.

In Ms. Averyanova’s ESL class, students transformed into chefs and hosted their own cooking shows with kitchen and food props. From slicing and simmering to spatula and strainer, they explained every step using the verbs and nouns they‘ve learned in class.

Athletic Program A Hit

From Week one, students kicked off summer with a bang. From thrilling go-kart races to elegant tennis matches and picturesque rounds of golf, we’ve had it all.

Students have received guidance from professional trainers to improve their chipping and putting skills at Chedoke Golf Club. Principal Diana Reid also joined in for some fun on the greens.

Huge shoutout to all our participants for bringing their A-game and making this summer unforgettable. Let’s keep the momentum going!

Skill Learning 

The Culinary Kitchen brimmed with aromas as Chef Max demonstrated how to cook chicken fried rice this afternoon. From washing and chopping to sautéing, students followed step by step, mastering another essential life skill. Learning to create delicious meals not only satisfies cravings, but also equips our students with greater self-sufficiency for university life.

Treat Tuesday

Treat Tuesday at Student Life Development (S244) is a highlight of summer school! Students get to enjoy freshly made treats like sundaes and fruit cups, topped with probiotic yogurt and honey.

These refreshing and nutritious snacks bring smiles to their faces and provide them with the energy to navigate through the extended summer school hours!

Annual Summer Semester Event

The Summer leadership team will be running their annual Summer Semester Event on Wednesday June 12th from 12:00PM-1:30PM.

This event will focus on promoting Mental Health and will feature the following:

  • Yoga Lessons (S125)
  • ‘Inside Out’ Screening (Gym)
  • Lemonade and Ice Tea Food Truck (Back Field)
  • Open Board Games (S244)

All students and staff are welcome to participate in the activities. If you have any questions please stop by the SLD office and we will be happy to help

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