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Churchill IB Programme Graduates Continue the Tradition of Excellence

The 16th graduating class of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute is continuing the tradition of excellence established by the initial graduating class.

An official graduation ceremony for Churchill International Baccalaureate students, full diploma, and diploma subject, will be held on Saturday, December 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the in the Galileo Room at the Italian Cultural Centre at 132 S. Algoma Street.

Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme students continued to excel in the required International Exams. Thirty-one students undertook International Exams in May 2017, subsequent to their studies and submitting assessments both oral and written over two years. Twelve of the 31 students completed and will receive an IB Diploma and the remaining students were incredibly successful in attaining diploma subject certificates.

“In addition to the outstanding results earned writing the International exams, our students continue to exceed the world average since the inception of the program at Churchill,” says Clarke Loney, International Baccalaureate Coordinator.

The average combined grade obtained by IB students at Churchill was 5.56 on a 7 point scale with the world average at 4.5.

“The IB diploma is recognized world-wide as a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise,” says David Isherwood, Principal of Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute. “Graduating students of the IB are often recognized with University credits and scholarships in universities both in Canada and abroad.”

The IB Programme, offered at Superior Collegiate and Vocational Institute in 2018, is free for students of all jurisdictions in Thunder Bay. Students must complete the grade 9 and 10 IB courses and may continue on to the IB Programme with the recommendation of their intermediate teachers. Successful students in the IB Programme must also have the motivation and self-discipline required to succeed and complete this course of study.

For more information about the International Baccalaureate Programme, please call Clarke Loney, International Baccalaureate Coordinator at 624-4523.