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

“It is how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.”

Spring has come early, and with Spring Break upon us – I like how it is feeling. (let’s hope it continues!!)

Just a reminder to student that the last day to hand assignments in for 1st term is Thursday, April 7th – get them done!!

Grads – the pace of second semester is picking up so enjoy the break and come back ready to close out your High School career in a positive fashion.

A huge congrats to our Basketball squads for another successful year, with Zone Championships and Provincials medals – Job well done!!  Thanks to all of the volunteer coaches, who made it all possible and a thanks to the parents who cheered, drove, organized, and supported the season – great to see!

Badminton, Fastball, Baseball and soccer getting fired up, and don’t forget about Aida coming soon – stay tuned!!

Grade 9 Registration – just making some final touches on what the registration options will be for our new Grade 9’s for next year, and will be out to visit you later in April.  Exciting times!! Reminder there will be a parent information night on Monday, April 11th @ 7:00 in our multipurpose room.

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.