Bluevale Collegiate Institute

Infobox Education in Canada
name= Bluevale Collegiate Institute

imagesize= 200px
motto= Main Entrance
streetaddress= 80 Bluevale Street North
city= Waterloo
province= Ontario
postalcode= N2J 3R5
areacode= 519
phone= 885-4620
fax= 885-1969
schoolboard= Waterloo Region District School Board
principal= Kathy Young
grades= 9-12
mascot= Norm, the knight
teamname= The Knights
colours= maroon, light blue and white
founded= 1972
enrollment= 1450
enrollment_as_of= 2006

Bluevale Collegiate Institute is a public high school in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Run by the Waterloo Region District School Board, Bluevale is the largest high school in Waterloo with approximately 1,450 students (2007-08) and teaches grades 9-12. The school opened in 1972 under the direction of principal Robert Chilton. As of 2003, the principal is Kathy Young.

Motto and colours

The school colours are maroon, powder blue and white, and the school's motto is "Non Quis Sed Quid", meaning "It's not who you are, but what you are." Bluevale's mascot is a knight, named Norm.

Academic programs

* OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program)
* Co-op: students can chose from a variety of placements in many different employment settings
* German
* Spanish
* Computer Science Programs
* Native Canadian Studies
* Photography
* Arts programs such as Dance, Drama, Vocal and Instrumental Music
* Enrichment Opportunities
* Advanced Placement Courses (also known as "AP" courses)
* Geomatics (students up to date, industry standard software such as ArcGIS 9)

Arts programs

The school has one of the largest arts/music programs in the Waterloo Region District School Board offering five different choirs, four bands, and three small ensembles. The main choir (Bluevale Singers) alone has over 180 members. The music program features an award winning Jazz Quartet, which achieved gold status at MusicFest Canada in both 2005, and 2007.

Notable alumni

*Todd Brooker - An Olympic skier, who was a member of Canada's national ski team from 1976-1987. He won three Alpine skiing World Cup titles. He was one of a group of top Canadian skiers referred to as the Crazy Canucks. [ [ Alpine Ontario Alpin ] ]
*Jennifer Button - Olympic swimmer
*Captain John Couch - Pilot of Canadian Airforce who's pCC-130 Hercules plane crashed near Alert, Nunavut, killing four crew members on impact, and later claiming Couch's life due to exposure to harsh Arctic weather. Before dying, Couch gave his supplies such as his coat to the surviving crew members to assist them until rescuers arrived.
*Victor Davis - Olympic gold medal winner in swimming.
*Jennifer Fratesi - Olympic swimmer [] ]
*C. Ernst Harth - Character actor known for such films as and Thir13en Ghosts.
*Sunil Kuruvilla - Playwright who has done screenplays for Showtime and CTV. [ [ Playscripts, Inc. - Sunil Kuruvilla ] ]
*Julian Radlein - Player for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League. [ [ Hamilton Tiger-Cats :: Official Site of the Tiger-Cats ] ]
*Steven Rice - National Hockey League [ [ Steven Rice's profile at ] ]
*Guillermo Verdecchia - Playwright has won the Governor General's Award for English language drama and a Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award. [ [ Guillermo Verdecchia ] ]
*Mike West - As a member of the Canadian Swim Team, he won a Bronze Olympic medal in 1984. [ Bluevale Collegiate profile (PDF)]


External links

* [ Official site of Bluevale Collegiate Institute] - Includes [ school profile (PDF)] , which contains enrollment, program, and alumni information.

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