Clubs & Extras
Below is a sample of some of the clubs at WOSS
Eco Schools is an environmental club dedicated to promoting environmentally-friendly actions in the White Oaks School community to allow WOSS to maintain its Ontario Eco School degree of certification. This student led club meets once a week after school to work together and organize various "green" initiatives. New members are always welcome!
Culturefest provides an opportunity to celebrate the different cultures at WOSS through cultural booths, food and performances by White Oaks students. The event will be held on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 6pm in the South Cafeteria. Listen for announcements in Semester 2 regarding meeting and audition dates for those of you who would like to perform and/or participate at Culturefest. Performances vary from dances, singing, spoken poems and other forms. You are also welcome to create a booth with information on a country you would like to represent and have cultural food present for tasting.
Students new to Canada or anyone interested in meeting people from around the world are invited to join the Newcomer Club. Meetings are usually held during lunches and offer the opportunity to meet new people, engage in fun activities and find out more about opportunities at WOSS and in the community. The club also hosts an annual newcomer orientation day and several outings throughout the year.
Dance Team is a place for students who love to dance. We learn combos, take classes, students can share their choreography and work on their performance skills. We hold auditions at the start of the year, but anyone who is interested should see Miss Carson, since we have openings throughout the school year. We work in all styles and participate in a variety of performance opportunities. For example, dance team has put together pieces for the Remembrance Day, Earth Day and Holiday assemblies, for Culturefest and even the Creating a Scene festival. During years when the school puts on a musical, we will also help to choreograph the show and students will have a chance to perform!
Computer Science Club
The purpose of the computer science club is to gather people interested or knowledgeable in computer programming, as well as learn and collaborate with other students and share experiences. On a typical day, the group may gather together and participate in group logic activities. Our group provides equal attention to newcomers and advanced programmers, we split into different groups for advanced and newcomers, this way we can ensure that no one is left out. We gladly accept new members, and everyone is welcome to join!
Have you always wanted to relax and restore your energy levels while getting a great workout? If your answer is yes, then the WOSS Yoga Club is for you! Each week, our class will stretch and tone your muscles while bringing calmness to the body and mind. All levels are encouraged and welcome. Namaste.
Positive Space Group is our WOSS Gay Straight Alliance. Here, students and staff meet to discuss ways to improve the positive, accepting vibe of our school, to do art and activism projects, discuss current events and help to make White Oaks a place where people of diverse identities can work to build the kind of school that is welcoming for all people. The alliance is for ALL people who support diversity; the presence of allies is equally important to providing a student voice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, gender non-conforming and questioning students.
Awareness & Activism Association
The Awareness and Activism Association is a group of students who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world through means of raising awareness and acting. With an eclectic mix of students, the focuses of the club ranges from gender issues, to poverty, to self-esteem, to mental health awareness. Major events and small-scale activities include, Coffee House, Random-Act-of-Kindness Attacks (RAK Attacks) and Busking for Change. We meet in room A128 every Tuesday after school year-round.
The White Oaks Drama Council is a club for students interested in participating in behind-the-scenes activities associated with Drama here at WOSS. We run social events, publicize the plays, organize drama spirit wear, and offer audition workshops. New members, regardless of drama experience, are always welcome.
The Executive Drama Council is a leadership group appointed by the staff that plans and organizes general council meetings. Each member has a specific title/portfolio (ie: President, Publicity Rep, Costume and Prop Management, Front-Of-House Management, Social Planner, etc...)
The White Oaks Anime Club meets on a weekly basis to watch, talk, and learn about Anime films and Japanese culture. We run special anime trivia events, dress-up days, and parties for all members to enjoy!
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White Oaks Debate is one of the school’s largest clubs, welcoming all who are interested in public speaking, argumentation and discussion. Meetings take place Tuesday’s for junior debaters (grades 9 and 10) and Thursday’s for senior debaters (grades 11 and 12). Debaters engage in a variety of issues ranging from current events and politics, to sports and economics. Debate offers a wonderful opportunity to improve your presentation and analytical skills, while also having fun. As both provincial and bilingual-provincial debate champions, alongside consistent results at tournaments like the University of Toronto, Queens and McGill debating championships, White Oaks undoubtedly offers one of the best Debate programs in Ontario. A week long Debate Camp is also hosted at White Oaks during the summer. For more information contact Mr. Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.