Here at Columbia Academy, we know that many valuable learning opportunities exist beyond school curriculum. We provide a number of activities and clubs that add to the fun and variety of students’ academic lives.
The activities that are provided are appropriate to the season. For example, in summer we hold a school barbecue in Stanley Park and volleyball on the beach; in winter, we organize a ski trip. At any time of year, teachers will take students on field trips to cultural events, the outstanding Vancouver Public Library’s main branch, and so on. As we are located in one of the world’s most diverse and beautiful cities, there are many activities available all year round.
The school also encourages students to set up clubs that reflect the students’ own interests, including anything from programming to politics or photography to fashion design. Such clubs provide an environment for people to socialize, work together, and learn more about their common interests.
In addition to the student-led clubs, there are a number of clubs set up by the school. These clubs are led by teaching staff or approved external experts, and have included topics such as Toastmasters’ Club, Photoshop Club, Meditation Club, Food Science Club, and Laughing Yoga Club, to name a few. The precise school clubs that are offered each semester vary based on student interest and the number of club registrants.
Student clubs and school clubs normally meet after school or on the weekend, and both are a valued part of our educational programming.