Junior School Sports 2020-21

Sports Program Principles

  • Each child is valued for their contributions.
  • Each child will have a meaningful amount of playing time.
  • Students will receive quality coaching to promote age-appropriate skill development.
  • Each child will be required to set goals that take hard work.
  • The athletic environment will provide each child access to positive social interactions.
  • Capable young athletes will be enriched by their experiences.
  • Children with different learning styles, emotional needs and physical challenges will be supported.
  • Where selection is required, alternative opportunities will be created so that all children can enjoy a competitive experience.
  • Opportunities will be provided to all genders.

This year, unlike any other year in recent memory, presents challenges but also new opportunities in the way that we present our programs. Given the current provincial health restrictions and safety protocols, competitive after-school sports with other schools will not be possible in Term 1. We will, however, be able to offer practices in your child’s cohort.

Term 1 Weekend Sports

We will be offering weekend sports in our Junior School gym starting on Saturday, September 26, 2020. On Saturdays, the students will be learning and playing soccer. On Sundays, our coaching staff – Chris Horwood and Jayme Forrest - will be leading our Fundamentals of Sport program. Regrettably, parents will not be allowed into the school to watch the practices. To help us plan for the number of students attending, please send Mr. Barber an email indicating your intention to have your child join these programs – [email protected].

We will offer practices on the following weekends:

  • September 26-27
  • October 3-4, 17-18, 24-25
  • October 31 - November 1
  • November 7-8, 21-22, 28-29

The timing for these practices will be as follows:

  • Kindergarten: 9–9:45 am
  • Grade 1: 10–10:45 am
  • Grade 2: 11–11:45 am
  • Grade 3: 12–12:45 pm
  • Grade 4: 1–1:45 pm
  • Grade 5: 2–2:45 pm

Term 1 After-School Sports

After school sports clubs are offered for our students in grades 4 and 5. These clubs will be held in cohorts and will continue to follow the protocols that are used in the regular school time.

Grade 4s will practice from 3:15 to 4:15 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays on the following dates:

  • September 22, 25, 29
  • October 2, 6, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
  • November 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 27

Grade 5s will practice on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15 pm on the following dates:

  • September 21, 24, 28
  • October 1, 5, 8, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
  • November 16, 19, 23, 26.

The students will start with soccer, then, as the weather changes, they will move into the gym and play badminton and other fun games. We are excited to be able to offer these programs to your children and look forward to working with them this year.