Show off your WIC Wolves pride by trying out for a team, or support our athletes by cheering them on from the stands!

As a WIC student, you will have plenty of opportunities to get your athletic spirit on! Our coaches are passionate about our teams and will help you to develop a lifelong love of physical activity on your journey to athletic excellence. So get your green on and get ready to be part of Wolf Country!

Term 1 TeamsTerm 2 TeamsTerm 3 TeamsTerm 4 Teams
Cross CountryGrade 7 Girls BasketballJunior BadmintonJunior Rugby
Junior GolfGrade 7 Boys BasketballSenior BadmintonSenior Rugby
Senior Golf7/8 Girls BasketballJunior RugbyTrack & Field
Grade 7 Girls Volleyball7/8 Boys BasketballSenior Rugby7/8 Soccer
Grade 7 Boys Volleyball8/9 Girls BasketballTrack & Field8/9 Soccer
7/8 Girls Volleyball8/9 Boys BasketballField Hockey (Girls)
7/8 Boys VolleyballSenior Girls Basketball
8/9 Girls VolleyballSenior Boys Basketball
8/9 Boys Volleyball
Senior Girls Volleyball
Senior Boys Volleyball

Drama. Instrumental Music. Visual Arts.

As a WIC fine arts student you will imagine, create and reflect while developing both the verbal and nonverbal abilities necessary for enhancing problem-solving and higher-order thinking skills.

At WIC, we focus on engaging you in a process that encourages the development of strength of mind, cooperation, innovation and self-motivation — all necessary components for success in life. Programs are offered at all grade levels; greater emphasis is placed on mastery of concepts and skills as you advance through the process. The arts education experience at WIC will engage you in a process that will develop the discipline and motivation that will contribute to your success both in school and for the rest of your life.

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OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Take your learning beyond textbooks, lectures and classroom simulations. During Outdoor Education you will be involved in new and dynamic experiences. Our hope is that you will gain an appreciation for outdoor living, travel and general recreation; regardless, we are certain you will gain lifelong skills in leadership, teamwork, resiliency and decision making.

Here’s what Outdoor Education looks like throughout the year:

Photography credit: Dylan Abel

As a Grade 8 student…

you will head out into Kananaskis Country later in the spring enjoying two days of hiking and rock climbing, experiencing your first WIC overnight campout.

In Grade 9…

you will spend two nights in Kananaskis Country in the late winter cross-country skiing and learning about functioning in a winter environment.

When you become a senior student…

you will be busy in September preparing for your Outdoor Education experience. As a Grade 10 student, you will head out on a three-day backpacking trip which will prepare you for your Grade 11 and 12 options: you may choose from among advanced backpacking, scuba diving, canoeing, mountaineering, sailing, mountain biking, and day trips.

HOCKEY OPTION

If you are an avid, competitive hockey player who wants to maintain a strong academic focus then we have the perfect option for you. 

In partnership with Summit Hockey Academy, WIC has implemented a Hockey Option. By taking this route you will be involved in a high-level hockey skills program while building a rigorous academic foundation.

Summit Hockey Academy provides you with world-class skill development designed to work in conjunction with your school schedule here at WIC. Programming is based out of the Acadia Recreation Complex in South Calgary.

For more information about WIC’s hockey option, visit http://www.summithockey.ca/.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

There are significant leadership roles at all grade levels, not only in the daily activities of the school but also in WIC’s many special events. Furthermore, WIC promotes programs such as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award which encourages young leaders and helps them to rise to new challenges. 

At WIC, we encourage you to follow your passion and contribute in a meaningful way not only to the WIC community but to the world beyond. WIC, therefore, cultivates individual student growth by providing amazing leadership opportunities. From formal leadership positions in groups within the school to a multitude of informal leadership roles in various co-curricular activities, sports teams and events that occur during our school year, you will have plenty of opportunities to discover the path that most excites you.

Depending on your grade level, you are encouraged to apply for leadership positions in the following clubs:

Faculty Advisory Council (Grades 7 – 12)

Give back to the WIC community and increase student leadership opportunities by providing a forum for formal student voice.

Global Awareness Club (Grades 7 – 12)

Raise awareness about a variety of issues that are occurring all over the world.

Peer Support (Grades 7 – 12)

Make a difference for your peers in the WIC community; training is provided.

Prefect Council (Grade 12)

Become an ambassador of WIC by embodying our culture of confidence, creativity and connection. As a Grade 12 Prefect, you will represent WIC to other students, parents and the Calgary community.

Roots & Shoots (Grades 7 – 12)

Make a positive change for the environment, for animals and for our communities, making our world a better place.

Students’ Council (Grades 7 – 12)

As part of Students’ Council, you will have your voice heard within WIC. Each year the Executive Committee is elected from students in every grade who represent the student body.

West Island College Athletic Association
(WICAA) (Grades 7 – 12)

If you have a passion for athletics WICAA is the place for you. As a WICAA executive member, you will help with our intramural program and with athletic events that take place throughout the year.

2016 CAIS Leadership Conference hosted by WIC.

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES

Discover the beauty of language.
French Immersion. French and Spanish as a second language.

Does the thought of having the ability to communicate with people from different origins and backgrounds excite you? WIC’s International Languages program will expose you to languages through a variety of life experiences. We want you to be confident when travelling, to engage in authentic interactions with individuals whose native language is different from your own, to become aware of your cultural identity, and to achieve your career goals by being able to compete confidently in a multilingual market.

French and Spanish are part of our core curriculum at WIC, but you may also opt to learn Mandarin, German, American Sign Language and others throughout the year by joining diverse WIC clubs. The opportunities are endless for you to broaden your language horizons.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Extend your humanitarian reach. Be part of a truly unique global classroom experience. WIC’s foundational International Studies program is designed to give you hands-on learning experiences around the world where you can foster mutual respect and understanding for different cultures. As part of the International Studies service learning experience, you can be part of one-of-a-kind humanitarian projects that will make a lasting difference in those communities for years to come.

Since its inception as Travel Studies in the early 1990s, WIC’s International Studies program has sent more than 1,000 travelers abroad to learn without limits and make the world a better place. Past destinations of the program include: Belize, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, England, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Romania, Samoa, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, USA, and Vietnam.

Certificate of International Studies

This distinguished certificate of completion was created to honour the intellectual, emotional and physical engagement of our students in international service learning, and is given each year to our qualified graduates. Participation in a minimum of two international service learning experiences, completion of related coursework, and study of a second language at the formally recognized 30 level during your time at WIC will make you eligible for the Certificate of International Studies.

In 2018, more than 125 WIC students will set out to make the world a better place in:

  • Japan (Grade 9)
  • Ecuador
  • Nepal
  • Vietnam

In 2017, more than 125 WIC students set out to make the world a better place in:

  • Japan (Grade 9)
  • China
  • Morocco
  • Peru

 

See a review of the 2017 trips by clicking here.

See a review of the 2016 trips by clicking here.