Student life at Pickering is vibrant and dynamic. Based on the Four Pillars of Faith, Freedom, Friendship and Fun the student life program at Pickering College is designed to challenge students to be active participants in their school experience, to encourage mentorship amongst our Junior and Senior students and to celebrate the diversity within our community.
The student life program is developed and delivered by students with the support of staff advisors. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 are taught leadership skills formally in the classroom and informally through all aspects of school life.
Students in Grades 4 through 12 are eligible for election to the Junior or Senior Student Committee. To provide leadership experience for a greater number of students Pickering College also offers opportunities through clubs such as the Youth Action Organization, on sub-committees such as the Intramural Committee and on councils such as the Arts Council and the Athletic Council. Students in residence may choose to apply to be appointed to the Residence Life Committee; a committee that guides the residence program, and curriculum.
At Pickering College we believe that the key to building a strong community is by creating opportunities to bring students, staff and families together to get to know one another. By doing so each member becomes more committed to the community - from this grows tolerance, respect and trust.
This year’s committee enjoyed record attendance at events such as the senior semi-formal our Coffee House. Students have raised awareness and funds to support charitable initiatives such as Sandgate Women's Shelter, the Newmarket Food Pantry, and The Small Project. They have organized multicultural dinners, celebrated Chinese New Year, organized and run a full school Sports day replete with House Camps and have cheered on our many championship teams.
Every child has the potential to be an active, contributing member of their school community and beyond the Four Pillars. We believe our role is to nurture the light within each child to encourage them to develop to their fullest, to be engaged citizens and to be curious about the world around them.