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Q1. Why do I have to complete my 40 hours of Community Hours so soon?
A1. The May 23rd deadline is to allow Ms. Primeau - the only person in the office who enters the hours into the system - enough time to process Gr. 10 IB paperwork before the June rush of Gr. 12 student paperwork in advance of June graduation deadlines. The service element of CAS can not be started until the Ontario diploma is met. Be organized and get it done!

Q2. Is it possible to get CAS done in Summer 2017 and Summer 2018 rather than during the school year?
A2. No. CAS does NOT start until September of Grade 11 - September 2017. CAS is about leading a balanced life and balancing academics with extracurriculars. The challenge and the fun of CAS is found in this balancing act. You are not "doing CAS" if you are not doing it every week from September of Grade 11 to April of Grade 12. You will continue with your CAS program during the summer between Grade 11 and Grade 12 but it is not a catch up period and is instead a continuation of your existing CAS program. However, things you might be doing now and / or during the Summer of 2017 may be things you will incorporate into your CAS program in September.


Q1. So many students say that they don't get TOK. I am very uneasy about the course.
A1. TOK is a journey in understanding yourself, in questioning why you believe and think the way you do, and in understanding the world around you in those terms. Not everyone progresses in this journey at the same pace and learning that and experiencing that is part of the gift of TOK. The into to TOK - IB CORE classes in Grade 11 - and the full semester course in the fall of Grade 12 prepares you for the TOK assessments and more importantly supports you in your journey of becoming a more reflective learning and better critical thinker. Having time in which you explore questions and take the risk to think about things in a different way is another part of the gift of TOK. It can be a lot of fun! We will take it one step at a time.......


Q1. What are the Mandatory Reflections all about?

The new Extended Essay curriculum includes a Reflection Piece. Students must have 3 formal sessions with their mentor (about 15-20 minutes each) during the process and reflect upon them in Managebac. These reflections are evaluated by the IB assessors for 6 of 34 possible marks on the Extended Essay. Guidance for what should be discussed in these sessions as well as rough timelines are made available at the start of the process.

These sessions are mandatory, and allow the Candidate to explore issues with their research and writing with the mentor. It also helps ensures the authenticity of the Candidate's work.

Q2. I really like Economics, but I took Psychology instead. Am I allowed to write an essay within Economics?

Generally, no. It's important that all Candidates have a footing in the study of their chosen Extended Essay subject. As such, generally a student should be taking a course within a subject area to write an essay of the same subject. There is an exception however called the PEC (Prior Experience Clause).

The PEC applies if a student is taking optional courses within a subject area that Laurier has IB experience with. (I.e., History, Visual Arts, Music were taught at Laurier and we have IB Trained staff within that subject) Applying for a PEC requires a conversation with the Extended Essay Coordinator and their approval.

In the case of the Candidate wanting to write an essay in Economics, we would ask what background in Economics the Candidate has. Are they studying it as an elective either at Laurier or externally? If there is not enough academic background for that student, the application for a PEC would likely be denied.



MONDAY NOVEMBER 6 2023, 6:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

In The Program:

Doors Open 6:00 pm
Laurier Student Services, SAC & IB Presentations 6:30-7:30 pm
Self-Guided Tour Of The School 7:30-8:30 pm

Please note: Parking is limited
Additional parking is available at St. Ursula Catholic School (215 Livingston Road),
Chartwell Guildwood Retirement Residence (65 Livingston Road), and
Church of the Holy Trinity (85 Livingston Road)

Please note that NO HARD COPIES of application packages will be available as Laurier is on the path of
becoming a Platinum Eco-School.

IB application packages will be emailed to applicants AFTER they register online for the IB Prep Admission
Test. (On-line registration for the Pre-IB Admission Test opens on November 7, 2019.)

Click here for a detailed description of the application steps and due dates.

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The IB Diploma identifies a student as one who has accepted the challenge, engaged it, and succeeded based upon an international standard. Central to the International Baccalaureate Programme is the ‘Learner Profile’, which provides a long-term vision of education. 

Success in the IB Programme requires ability, self-motivation, organization, commitment and interest. Students must be able to balance academic responsibilities with participation in extracurricular activities, and community service.

At Sir Wilfrid Laurier C.I., the IB students have numerous opportunities to develop and enhance the characteristics that comprise the IB Learner Profile through meeting the challenges of the rigorous academic programme, fulfilling the requirements of the IB Core Components (CAS, EE and TOK) and participating in numerous leadership, artistic and athletic initiatives.


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The application process for the 2022-2023 school year is closed.







ib learner profile

The aim of all IB Programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be: 


We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.


We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We excerise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


We express ourselves con­dently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.


We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives-intellectual, physical, and emotional-to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.


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