Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
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|Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute|
301 Charles Street East
|School type||High school|
|School board||Waterloo Region District School Board|
Krista Tucker Petrick
|Enrollment||1 858 (November 2017)|
|Colour(s)||Gold, Green and Red|
|Team name||The Golden Gaels|
Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute is a public secondary school in Kitchener, Ontario. It is part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The school is located at 301 Charles St. E. in the east end of Downtown Kitchener, Ontario. It is also part of the Waterloo Region District School Board. The school is also one of only two secondary schools in Ontario with its own campus radio station.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a two-year curriculum, primarily for students aged 16 to 19. Previous to the two years of enrolling into the IB program, students may enroll in taking "Pre-IB" courses. Higher level (HL) courses offered include Biology, Chemistry, History, Psychology, and English. Standard level (SL) courses offered include Mathematics and Math Studies, a choice between French B or Spanish Ab Initio, and a choice between Business Management, Visual Arts, Music, Physics, or Chemistry. The Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge (IB Course), and CAS make up the rest of the IB Diploma.
Sports and clubs
The school's teams are known as the Golden Gaels, and Cameron's mascot is Scotty, the Golden Gael. The school also has a radio station known as "88.5 Gael FM", and provides radio shows daily for the school (morning, and lunch time). The CHCI Debate Team is particularly active, attending Nationals and North Americans four years running. The Multicultural Club also puts on a multi-cultural show every year that draws hundreds of spectators from around the KW area. The school has won 6 straight WCSSAA track and field championships, 5 consecutive CWOSSA appearances for the senior boys curling team, 5 WCSSAA titles in 6 years for the cross country team, as well as OFSAA gold by badminton and tennis athletes.
The school was built in 1967. At the time, it was the largest secondary school built in Ontario in one phase. At the front entrance to the school is a tall three-arch portico constructed out of stainless steel. There are two datestones by the entrance, one of which is inscribed "1867" (Canada's year of confederacy).
The school is located near the Charles Street Transit Terminal, making commuting easy via intercity buses and regional Grand River Transit buses. Main Grand River Transit routes that stop near the school are routes 3, 7, 8, 11 and 22.
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- Aaron Wilson, NLL lacrosse player
- Robbyn Hermitage, Olympic badminton player
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