Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute
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|Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute|
Winston Churchill CI (main entrance)
|2239 Lawrence Ave East
Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2P1, Canada
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
|Area trustee||David Smith|
|Vice principal||Ken Mulgrew
|School type||Public High school|
|Enrollment||1021 (Spring 2007)|
Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute is a public high school in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario. Although the language of instruction is English, 59 percent of the students do not use English as their primary language, and 26 percent have resided in Canada less than five years. As of Spring 2007, there were 554 male students and 467 female students.
Churchill is host to many special events such as the Churchill Cheer, a December event where money is raised for charities, and the Cultural Connections Week. The school has a lot of extra curricular activities and participates with the TDSB night school program. Churchill also has hands-on and computer courses such as Auto Shop, Wood Shop, Electronics, Machine Shop, Computer Electronics, Computer Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.
Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute opened in 1954. While the school was named after the British Prime Minister during the Second World War, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, the school's name does not have a Sir; it is simply Winston Churchill C.I. The school started with 23 classrooms and an enrolment of 690 students. As of 2004, Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute has 75+ classrooms and an enrolment of 1200 students.
Sports and Clubs
Winston Churchill C.I. has a wide variety of sports and clubs. Student Activities Council, Churchill Bull Dog Council (CBC) are among the student clubs. There are also many sports teams at Churchill such as Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, and many others. After many years a football program has been reintroduced, with Churchill teaming up with Bendale BTI.
Colours and Mascot
The school colours are white and purple. The Churchill mascot is the Winston Churchill Bull Dog. The school has a big painting in the Upper Gym with a giant painting of a Bull Dog.