There are a number of clubs for students to be involved in at Pickering College. In the Junior School, clubs are offered on an informal basis during the recess time after lunch or during the sports period. Clubs that are offered may vary from term to term, and from one year to the next, as they are based on the interests of both students and faculty. Clubs could include activities such as chess, crafts, cooking, video-making, photography, astronomy, computer games, and knitting.
In the Middle School and Senior School, some clubs are considered to be part of the Co-curricular Program, while others meet on a more informal basis.
The Senior Green Team
The Senior Green Team focuses on promoting environmental awareness and improving the environment within the school and local community. Chairs by an appointed student, some of the ongoing initiatives are:
- Completing regular waste and energy audits for the school
- Endeavouring to decrease our school’s food waste production
- Green actions such as planting and harvesting a garden and banning plastic water bottles
- Earth Week; a week of activities to raise awareness for environmental issues
Pickering College has made a concerted effort to ensure green initiatives and environmentally-focused education is embedded into our culture. Pickering College has been awarded Platinum Certification by EcoSchools Canada for our sincere and effective approach to increasing environmental awareness and to decreasing our school's environmental footprint. An EcoSchools Canada coordinator position tasks the chosen student to oversee and complete a challenging application process. To learn more about EcoSchools Canada, visit https://ecoschools.ca/.
Youth Action Organization (YAO)
Through this student driven club, those with an interest in social justice and environmental issues can gather together to raise awareness and improve the school, local, and global communities.
YAO educates the student body on various issues and has participated in campaigns such as:
- The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
- Valentine’s Day Candygrams to raise funds for a local charity
Senior Arts Council
Led by an appointed chair, the Senior Arts Council endeavours to support, promote and celebrate the Arts at Pickering College. They support the Student Committee by making banners, posters and decorations for events. As well, they organize and facilitate Artstravaganza Week (mid May) to celebrate the Arts as a whole.
Students who participate in the Yearbook Co-curricular Program diligently research, compile, create and edit the yearbook for the given school year. The leadership roles of Editor and Photo Editor are appointed.