The educational community of Fisher Branch Collegiate, in partnership, will work to foster inclusive educational and social opportunities for students to develop as active participants in the ever changing global society.
Fisher Branch is a community school serving approximately 150 students in Grade 5-12. Our student population has a diverse mix of heritages and ethnicities. FBC has supportive parents and hardworking school staff who strive to ensure the success of all students in their care. We offer a full academic program as well as optional subjects of industrial arts, home economics, art and dramatic arts. We also use web based distance education courses to supplement optional subjects for our students. If we don’t offer a course, students can purchase this through the independent study options. We actively encourage students to participate in courses at high school that provide internships and work options such as Career and Technology courses and High School Apprenticeships. More students are participating each year and learning valuable employment skills working outside of the school.
Fisher Branch Collegiate offers a Gr 5-8 Middle Years Program and a Grade 9-12 Senior Years Program. Middle and senior years students have separate learning facilities but share common areas that include our library, gymnasium, home economics lab and industrial education spaces.
Teachers and students enjoy having access to a wide range of technologies in their classrooms. All Grade 9-12 students have their own laptops and Middle Years students have access to class sets of iPads and laptops on a sign out basis. Each teacher also has a tablet PC laptop. We have wireless access for all school equipment but we also have internet access for those who want to bring their own device to use at school. Technology is a regular choice within the classrooms at FBC.
We are very fortunate to have students who believe in the importance of being active. Through the Tell Them From Me Surveys that our school participates in we rank much higher than similar schools across Canada for the active participation. We offer a wide range of sports – both intramural and competitive – from grade 5- 12. It is through the support of staff and community volunteers that we are still able to maintain our participation.