Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

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Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
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Non Nobis Solum
Not For Ourselves Alone
Address
730 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1B9, Canada
Information
School board TDSB
Superintendent Rauda Dickinson
Area trustee Josh Matlow
Principal Peggy Aitchison
Vice principal Ms. Forster
Mr. Vanek
School type High School
Grades 9-12
Language English
Mascot Falcons
Colours Blue and gold         
Founded 1946
Homepage http://www.fhci.net/

Forest Hill Collegiate Institute (FHCI) is a semestered public high school of about 950 students and 55 teachers located in the Toronto, Ontario neighbourhood of Forest Hill, Canada. It is part of the Toronto District School Board. Prior to 1998 it was within the Toronto Board of Education (TBE).[1]

Student leadership[edit]

Student Council[edit]

The Student Council executive is selected in spring by an election for the next year following election campaigns and assemblies. Executives positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer/Secretary, Social Representative, Sports Representative and Junior Vice-President. The Student Council carries out and plans activities such as Hillstock.

School prefects[edit]

Elections for school positions are held in the spring for the following year. Teachers and current prefects vote on who will be elected as a prefect. Twenty-five prefects are usually selected. However, in years where teachers find it extremely difficult to narrow the field to twenty-five, a few more are chosen.

Music Directorate[edit]

A body of students are committed to the management of music related activities. Positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer(Ledoux), Secretary, Band Representative, Strings Representative, Vocal Representative, Stage Crew Manager, Student Council liaison and Members At Large.

Clubs[edit]

The school has student run clubs and activities like the Investment Club, Jewish Culture Club, Environment Club, Model UN Club, People For Good Club, Math Club, Science Club, Chess Club, Gay Straight Alliance club, Art club, and Video Club.

Co-operative program[edit]

FHCI offers a cooperative program that allows students in grades 11 and 12 to gain work experience. Each student that participates in this program receives 2.0 credits out of 4.0 for one semester. Students are able to choose the field in which they want to work and in turn get matched by the supervising faculty member. Students put both working hours and class hours into the program.[2]

Events[edit]

School events include:

  • Hillstock, a celebration for students and staff to celebrate the end of a school year. Students usually receive year books on this day. It is tradition that the Student Council plans Hillstock, while the prefects assist during its operations,
  • The Prom takes place on the last Thursday of May, with Hillstock occurring the day after,
  • Commencement (graduation) takes place on the Thursday before the week of Thanksgiving in October,
  • United Way Week and The Funky Dance Marathon,
  • School musical production,
  • Issues Day, April 26.

Notable alumni[edit]

Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ "Secondary Schools." (Archive) Toronto Board of Education. November 12, 1997. Retrieved on July 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Cooperative Education. "Forest Hill Collegiate Institute Website". Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Joanna Slater (July 30, 2012). "With roots in Canada, a key advisor helps Romney push for the presidency". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  4. ^ Fillion, Rubina Madan (2013-03-08). "The Best Tweets for Your Money". Barron's. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°42′11″N 79°25′17″W / 43.702976°N 79.421266°W / 43.702976; -79.421266