About I.E Weldon Secondary School

CURIOSITY, INDUSTRY, ENLIGHTENMENT

I. E. Weldon Secondary School is committed to an educational program through the combined efforts of students, parents, staff, and the community.

We believe that all students can learn in a safe environment that nurtures, challenges, and enables individuals to achieve their full potential.   Students will develop skills that allow them to function effectively as responsible citizens in a global and technological society.  Moreover, it is our goal to instill in our students a taste for learning and a curiosity about the world that will last a lifetime.

 

NATURE OF WELDON

isaac_smOur school opened in 1971 with additions completed in 1985, 1995, and 2002.  The school was named for a prominent local lawyer, Isaac Earnest Weldon, who left a generous bequest of money to the Victoria County Board of Education, with the stipulation that the interest generated annually would be divided amongst graduating students in the County advancing to post-secondary education.  Both Mr. Weldon and the school have come to be highly regarded for a philanthropic spirit.  Students and staff contribute generously to Plan Canada, which supports children in developing countries around the world. Weldon ranks as one of the top contributing schools in Canada. We routinely raise significant funds through the following events: The Terry Fox Run, United Way campaign, Hoops for Heart, and Big Bike for Heart and Stroke.  We also maintain a close relationship with A Place Called Home.

 

I.E. Weldon Secondary School prides itself on the commitment of staff towards the academic and extra-curricular accomplishments of its students.  Diversified programs focusing on academics, the arts, co-operative education, personal development and technical studies meet the individual needs of students.  We offer a full French Immersion Program.   Our International Baccalaureate Diploma is a rigorous Grade 11 and 12 international curriculum involving six subject areas.  It provides highly motivated students with the opportunity to develop skills that will lead to increased success at university. The Practical, Academic and Life Skills program provides students many opportunities to develop physical, social and employ-ability skills.  Students in the area of Technical Studies are very active as they work towards a trade through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.  We also offer a Specialist High Skills Major in construction, transportation and the Arts and a variety of dual credits through Fleming and Durham College.

Extra-curricular programs provide opportunities for students pursuing a diverse range of interests.  In the school’s history, we have distinguished ourselves as participants at the local and provincial levels.  These accomplishments have provided a basis for the on-going school spirit at Weldon –

“Go Wildcats”!