The school is definitely more of an island. It is located practically in the middle of a field between Kitchener and Guelph. Students have to take the bus or drive. Because the school is pulling from such a wide range of communities from close by and far away it is not a school that seems overly engaged in the local neighbourhood or community. The extra curricular events are the things that seem to get them more engaged in the communities that they are near and from the cities that students are coming from.
Some senior students (grades eleven and twelve), if they drive in, or if they have friends who drive in, will leave campus during spares and / or lunches to go to one of the nearby fast food restaurants. The options that are available are close enough to drive to, but not close enough to walk to, which I think is a good thing as it would prevent students from skipping class to walk to one of these places.