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See the Churchillian, our daily bulletin for meeting time and place.

Amnesty International
Anime Club
Art Society
Badminton Club
Bio Club
Cancer Society
Chemistry Club
Chess Club
Christian Life Club
Churchill Chronicle

Citizens of SWC
Climbing Club
Debate & Speech Club
Earth Club

Fitness Centre
Gardening Club
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
German Club
Grad Committee

Interact Club
Launch X
Math Club & Contests
Me to We

Model UN
Muslim Youth Club

Physics Club
Poetry Club
Principals Advisory Council

Reach for the Top
Robotics Club
Science Cafe
Science Fairs & Contests

Student Leadership
SWC Music Students' Network

Table Tennis

United for Africa
Volunteer Churchill
Yoga - Wellness


Amnesty International    
Anime Club

Wednesday at lunch

The Anime Club is a place for fans to socialize with a wide range of people who share your love for the genre. This club is student driven and welcomes those interested in films, gamining, card play, drawing, cosplay, AMV and so much more. We have many events occurring almost every month during the school year. We meet every week but you can drop in and out as your schedule allows.
Badminton Club   The Sir Winston Churchill Badminton club welcomes any registered students to join. It is for recreation and fun. We have practices on scheduled Friday evenings in our school's main gymnasium. Students will have to register for the club and arrange their own transportation. They will have to wear appropriate sport attire (including indoor sport shoes) and bring their own racquets. Students do not have to attend all the practices or stay for the entire practice session. Registration will be taken place every September (1st semester) and February (2nd semester).
Bio Club   If you love biology and/or are interested in enrichment activities or a career in the biological sciences, then this club is for you. We have been exploring evolution, and are beginning our preparation for the national Biology exam which is written in April. We also spend time discussing issues that arise from course work, and we do field trips when weather permits. Dissections are coming this semester.
Chess Club   Players of all skill levels are welcome to join the Chess Club by visiting room 242 during lunch on Tuesdays. We spend a great deal of time discussing the best moves in different situations, in order to play with more proficiency. Friends of players are more than welcome to come cheer on their friends!
Christian Life Club   We meet on Tuesdays at lunch in room 229 for fellowship, prayer, discussion, planning and exploration of the bible. We have planned and hosted praise and worship evenings in the Theatre after school, which we hope to continue. Our goal is to grow in faith and courage as we learn about Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit in the context of Sir Winston Churchill.
Citizens of Churchill  

Our club strives to educate and assist new students around Churchill, while providing hospitality and friendship, to make students feel welcome. Some of the things we do:

  • educating and helping new students
  • developing friendship
  • welcoming committee
  • hospitality
  • promoting Churchill
  • leadership
  • showing kids around school
  • helping take “new kid” stress away
  • assistance
Climbing Club The climbing club focuses on technique, strength building, health and fun. The club meets at the Stronghold Climbing Gym to use their indoor climbing wall. Two certified climbing instructors provide assistance to ensure that safety standards are met and to coach students on climbing techniques. The spring session begins Thursday, April 3 and runs for 8 consecutive Thursdays. On 7 consecutive Tuesdays (starting April 8th) students in the club will also have the option of attending a yoga class from 3:30 to 4:30 here at the school that focuses on developing strength, flexibility and balance.
Debate Club  

Don't you just think that debating is the greatest thing ever? Perhaps you might beg to differ, by showing a palm raised and holding an imaginary wig? Hey, if you have the gift of gab, or just want to learn how to destroy the competition with your witty banter and thoughtful repartees, then this is the club for you!

We meet every week after school and plan to compete in several competitions this year.

Earth Club   Are you as green as Kermit the frog? Make a positive change in the environment that starts with YOU!
Fitness Centre


Did you know that Sir Winston Churchill has a fitness centre that students can use? Our newly renovated centre offers circuit training, free weights and spin bike sections.
Gardening Club   Mondays at lunch in room 235
Gay Straight Alliance   The Gay Straight Alliance is a safe place for everybody to come together and engage as a part of a diverse community. GSA is a safe space; you can eat lunch with friendly peers, free of judgement, and discuss current global situations regarding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer (the LGBTQ) community. As a club, we are planning several group volunteering and fundraising activities, to get ourselves involved in the community at Churchill and in Calgary. The door is always open and we have incredible access to resources that help answer LGBTQ-specific and sexual health related questions. Everybody is welcome; come on Tuesdays and eat lunch with us!
German Club If you are interested in the German language, history, and culture, come and join us. You will have a chance to meet with others and explore fascinating aspects of everything that is German. Come on Mondays at lunch room 227 and practice or work on your German skills and take part in interesting activities. You do not have to have any German language skills at all to join.
Interact Club  


Grad Committee   Someone has to give those speeches and plan your awesome grad. Might as well be YOU! This is a fairly important commitment as YOU will be planning and doing the legwork for YOUR graduation class. If you are keen to have the best grad ever, this is your club!
Math Club & Contests  

The Math Club hopes to give students opportunities to interact with other students who share similar interests and have fun with math. Mondays at lunch in room 231.

It will provide training for students to compete in provincial, national, and international math competitions. These competitions include the Canadian Open Math Challenge, Alberta High School Math Contest, American Math Contests 10/12, Cayley, Fermat, and Euclid Contests. Strong results in these competitions can lead to awards, monetary prizes, and scholarships to universities.

Model UN  

The Model UN club allows students to experience international diplomacy and negotiation. All SWCHSMUN Conference information is kept up to date via the SWCHSMUN website.

The SWC Model UN Club has a team wiki, which is a good source of current information. You will need to log in with your credentials given to you by the club. Talk to Mr. Gilchrist or Mr. MacGregor for more information. This information is private and only accessible to MUN members

  Helpful Links
  • Gale e-Books Link
  • CIA World Fact Book
  • U of C HSMUN
    Muslim Youth Club  

    Muslim Youth Club meets every Friday after classes for prayer.  This is a great way for students at Churchill to meet other Muslim youth and connect with them.  Upcoming events are discussed and holidays are celebrated.  Everyone is welcome.

    Poetry Club  

    Mondays at lunch in room 243.

    Robotics Club    
    Science Cafe

    The Science Café is a relaxed and friendly place to join in discussions with leading scientific experts, teachers, parents and friends, while listening to live music and enjoying some free café food. Come and join us – all are welcome!


    • build relationships between staff/students/parents/science community
    • motivate and engage student learning
    • connect classroom learning with real life applications
    • increase depth of understanding
    • provide opportunity to question science facts and ethics
    • prepare students for science-related decisions in everyday living
    • stimulate student career choices
    • highlight and reflect on recent scientific advancements
    • encourage an attitude that science as an exciting and necessary life long learning endevour
    • improve student communication skills
    Science Fairs & Contests  

    Each year Sir Winston Churchill is fortunate to have a variety of students compete and be successful in Calgary Youth Science Fair held in spring at the University of Calgary.  Students perform their own unique experiment on their own or in teams of two under the divisions of  Life and Health Sciences, Physical and Chemical Sciences, Mathematical and Computing Sciences, and Consumer Goods/Food Sciences.  Meetings start in the fall to provide students with ample opportunity to improve their ideas and meet various deadlines.

    Science Olympics  

    Science Olympics is a competitive and fun event where a series of problem solving challenges are solved by teams. Students are required to apply their knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in creative ways to meet challenges.

    Science Olympics is first and foremost a club for science-minded and "outside the box" thinkers. Students organize themselves into teams of four to six members in order to compete at various competitions: Chevron Science Olympics hosted by the Telus World of Science (teams of four), Science Olympics hosted by APEGGA (teams of five), SET Challenge hosted by the University of Calgary (teams of six composed of two grade 10s, two grade 11s, and two grade 12s).

    Speech Club  

    No weekly meeting. For individual coaching please see Ms. Cole to arrange a time in room 224.

    Student Leadership  

    The mission of the Student Leadership Team is to develop a sense of school spirit and community at SWC.  We plan and host a variety of school-based events designed to allow students to get involved; activities like; Welcome BBQ’s, Talent Shows, Seasonal Activities, Remembrance Ceremonies, and many more.  Come and see how you can get involved.

    Students seeking a more in-depth Leadership experience should ask about the CONNECTIONS Multicultural Environmental Leadership Program.

    SWCMSN (Sir Winston Churchill Music Students' Network)  

    This is the group of band and choir students who meet regularly all year (selected Fridays after school) to organize/support/provide the following activities.  The list includes, but is not limited to:

    1. Remembrance Day Ceremony cooperatively with Ms. Boissoneault and Student Leadership.
    2. Music Recital Weeks cooperatively with Ms. Moes and International Language presentations

    3. Music for Grad (in conjunction with Grad Committee)
    4. Oktoberfest Music Camp
    5. Concerts and outreach to the Junior High Schools and Elementary Schools, including the Family of Schools Concert
    6. Community requests for music performances  (when possible).
    7.  Band Student group fundraising for those who are having difficulty covering the costs of the band program
    Table Tennis  

    Drop in table tennis begins Wednesday, September 24 at lunch in the aux gym. A schedule of subsequent drop in days will be posted on the aux gym door.

    The SWC table tennis club focuses on creating interest, confidence and skills towards all kinds of people who wish to take part in table tennis. It's competitive, recreational and a great place to socialize. Just come and join us during lunch in the aux gym on Monday or Wednesday. If you don't know how to play, don't worry. Although we do not have a professional coach, we have a well-trained member at school that can teach you just about all the skills you need to become a confident player. You can also practice with any club member at your will. If you currently don’t have your own paddle, don’t worry. You can either borrow one from the sport office. If you want to get your own, go search an online store or purchase from a store right here in Calgary.

    Also, you might want to participate in some Open Events in Calgary, visit the Alberta Table Tennis Association (ATTA).

    Volunteer Churchill  

    Volunteer Churchill is a school based club that helps to facilitate volunteer experiences for our students. We contact various organizations throughout the city to help arrange safe, meaningful experiences for our students. There is an array of projects to choose from both in the school and out in the community.

    Volunteer opportunities are advertised at General Meetings during noon hour, every second Thursday in the school theatre. Students sign up for the projects on a first-come, first served basis

    In order to volunteer for out-of-school projects, you need to have a parent consent form signed. This is available on the Facebook group and from Ms. Lee in room 216.

    If you are an outside organization looking for responsible youth volunteers, please contact Ms. Lee at arlee@cbe.ab.ca or 403.289.9241 ext. 2508

    Year Book    
    Yoga - Wellness  

    You are invited to participate in our Yoga program, offered to both staff and students. The classes are drop-in, so don't worry if you miss a week. The classes are beginner friendly with challenges added for those who have a bit more yoga experience.

    Please bring something comfortable to wear and a yoga mat. If you don't yet have a mat, there wil be some to lend.



    Updated: December 2018