Fall Sports Wrap Up: Engaging Outside of the Classroom
Allan Hardy, Principal
We had some great individual accomplishments in cross country, led by Grade 9 student Robyn Perry, who finished first in the CIS Championships and 6th in the provincial finals. The Under 14 Boys’ Soccer team won the Division III championship and our Under 20 Girls’ Soccer team played Division I, which meant they were playing much bigger single-gender schools. The team made it as far as the semi-finals, where they lost narrowly to St. Clement’s.
Our volleyball and basketball teams had their season complicated by the completion of construction in the gyms, which resulted in less practice time and fewer home games. Despite this setback, students and coaches of these teams adapted wonderfully, and all of our basketball and volleyball teams made the playoffs.
Overall, close to 40% of our students participated in a fall sport. This level of engagement outside of the classroom is important for a number of reasons. Not only does it build community and school spirit, but there is a growing body of research that indicates that academic achievement improves when students engage in a balanced extracurricular program outside of school.