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Virden Collegiate Institute | Literacy, Equality, Integrity

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Virden Collegiate Institute | Literacy, Equality, Integrity


Welcome to Virden Collegiate Institute

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

Contact Information for Family Support:

For those families who might need further support and assistance during this time of grieving, here are some resources you may access:

  • Local Resources for Children, Adolescent and Adults:
  • Child & Adolescent Community Mental Health Worker – 748-4346 or after hours at Child & Adolescent Treatment Center at 1-204-727-3445 or toll free 1-866-403-5459
  • Adult Mental Health – 748-4345
  • Foster’s Counseling – 1-204-728-3758
  • Family Services – 748-2321
  • Local clergy

Keown’s Korner!

Welcome to second semester!  I think we have everyone’s timetable adjusted to the best of our ability, and are clear on the credit achievement goals for this semester.  (Note:  The deadline for dropping courses is 10 days into the semester or after the first summative assessment, otherwise the student may receive either an incomplete or failing grade on their transcript)  Thanks for the support by staff and parents in making these adjustments!  Final marks have been shared with report cards, so if you have not yet seen your child’s report please let the school know.  Our Basketball season is in full swing, with hopefully some provincials in the future for some of our squads.  Our Curling boys are off to provincials – Good Luck to Brooks, Carson, Levi, and Will!! Our hockey season has come to a close with our boys making improvements from last year and made it to the championship playoffs – well done!! Once again – thanks to all of the parents and coaches who support our teams, without you we just couldn’t make it work.

Grads – let’s keep working hard to finish strong – this last semester will fly by!!

As always any questions or concerns please let me know!!

Take Care

Mr. Keown

                          “Action expresses priorities!”



About Virden Collegiate Institute

Virden Collegiate Institute is a school of approximately 330 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 2013/2014

8:48 Morning Alert Bell
8:50 – 9:55 Period 1
9:55 – 10:05 Break
10:05 – 11:10 Period 2
11:12 – 12:17 Period 3
12:17 – 1:15 Noon Break (Period 4)
1:15 – 2:20 Period 5
2:20 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:35 Period 6


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 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: Fort La Bosse School Division Special Achievement Diplomas are 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.  Two categories are:

(1) Silver – 32 credits

(2) Gold – 34 credits or more

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

  • Coming Events

    March  2015
    • Daylight Saving Time starts

    • Commonwealth Day

    • St. Patrick's Day

    • St. Patrick's Day

    • Admin/PD Day

      Description: No school for students. Staff at work

    • Spring Break

      Description: No school for students or staff

    • Spring Break

      Description: No school for students or staff

  • Latest News

    • Private Music Option

      Students in Manitoba schools have the option to earn up to four (4) Private Music Option credits provided they have accomplished specific standings through the Royal Conservatory of Canada or Conservatory Canada as outlined on the Manitoba Education and Literacy website. These credits (PMO 12G, 22G, 32S and 42S) are considered to be Options Supplementary […]


    • VCI Weather Station

      A new weather station was installed at the school in November. High and low temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind speed and atmospheric pressure are all available in real-time using the link below. Wind chill values are also provided. This station will provide actual Virden weather conditions, unlike websites where values are listed for Virden but based […]