Welcome to Virden Collegiate Institute

“Modeling respect, learning and responsibility to motivate students to become productive, caring citizens.”

About Virden Collegiate Institute

Virden Collegiate Institute is a school of approximately 305 students.  The school is proud to provide a wide variety of programming in the performing arts, visual arts, physical education, sciences, mathematics, language arts, French, power mechanics, industrial arts, business education, home economics, technology and social studies.  Alternative education classes and evening mature student classes are offered on campus.  Students are provided in-house support services such as public health nurses, student support workers, career counselors, guidance counselors, First Nation liaison workers and mental health workers.

School Day Schedule 2015/2016

8:48 Morning Alert Bell
8:50 – 9:55 Period 1
9:55 – 10:04 Break
10:04 – 11:08 Period 2
11:08 – 11:12 Transition Break
11:12 – 12:16 Period 3
12:16 – 1:15 Noon Break (Period 4)
1:15 – 2:19 Period 5
2:19 – 2:28 Break
2:28 – 3:32 Period 6

Keown’s Korner

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

“The final push is on!!

As we head into the last month, there is no doubt that things do fly by at VCI. It is hard to believe that we are at this point already, but it is here so we need to make sure everyone is digging in to close strong on the 2015 – 2016 school year.

Grads – thanks to some strong work by your Grad executive – I think we are almost ready for the big day (Tuesday, June 28th).  Need to finish up the decorating plan, make sure the tickets are in order, and oh yeah – finish strong in our classes (Provincial exams, Final projects, and Final exams!)  No matter what the future plan is – finishing strong in Grade 12 is always a good idea.

For my Grade 9 – 11 students, I am hoping to get that timetable in your hand by the first week in June, so let’s make sure you get all the credits in the bank for this year not causing any challenges for the futures years to come.

Parents – we are having our ACSL AGM on Monday, May 31st, everyone welcome!!

A huge thanks to the VCI staff – I know this is a tough time of year, but your professionalism is what keeps things headed in a positive direction.

As always any questions, concerns, or feedback please drop me an email or stop in!

Take Care

Mr. Keown

Diplomas Offered at V.C.I.

High School:  Students who successfully complete 30 credits while also fulfilling the requirements of the High School Program graduate with a Manitoba High School Diploma.

Technology Education: Students who successfully complete 30 credits while also fulfilling the requirements of a Technology Education Program (Power Mechanics or Business) graduate with a Technology Education Diploma.

Special Achievement: A Fort La Bosse School Division Special Achievement Diploma is awarded to students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the High School and/or Technology Education Programs and complete more than the minimum number of credits for graduation.  A Gold Achievement Diploma is awarded to students that achieve 35 or more high school credits!

Dual Diploma: Students who successfully complete the requirements of BOTH the High School and Technology Education Programs will receive both diplomas.