Extra-Curricular Activities

  • The importance of providing students opportunities to participate in activities at school, outside the classroom, has been well documented by educational research. Through participation in extra-curricular activities students can become more connected to their school community, increase their self-esteem, raise their status among their peer group, and this has also been connected to increased academic success. At St. James & St. Ann’s School we believe this research to be true, and provide a variety of extra-curricular activities for students to participate in ranging from the fine arts, to sports, to interest-based clubs. There truly is something for everyone to participate in!

  • Clubs and Activities

    At St. James & St. Ann’s School we recognize that children have a wide variety of interests and talents which are important to explore.  We offer a number of clubs and activities to meet these needs.

  • Games Club

    The Games Club was introduced during the 2019-2020 school year and was very popular!  On Fridays after eating lunch, students come and play some popular board and card games with their friends.

  • Readers Are Leaders

    This is a reading challenge sponsored by the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese.  Students in Grades 6 and 7 who love to read should consider this activity.

  • Thunder Dance Squad

    During the 2018-2019 school year St. James & St. Ann’s School introduced the Thunder Dance Squad for students in Grades 4 – 7.  They practised and performed throughout the spring, and had so much success that in 2019-2020 a Mini Thunder Dance Squad will also be introduced. 

  • Robotics
    During the 2015-2016 school year, St. James & St. Ann’s School introduced a robotics club to the students.  There was an overwhelming interest in this club, and we had students who were brand new to robotics, as well as those who already had a very good understanding of coding, participate in this new club.  We can’t wait to offer this to students again in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Art Club

    There are two Art Clubs at St. James & St. Ann’s School, one for students in Grades 3 and 4, and the other for students in Grades 5 – 7.  They focus on clay projects, water colours, oil painting, drawing techniques and much more.  Students use materials and processes not available during school visual arts sessions, and then display their work for all to enjoy!

  • Sports

    At St. James & St. Ann’s School we believe the purpose of extra-curricular sports is to build skill development.  With an inclusive philosophy in mind, any child who wants to participate is welcomed to join the various teams.  We offer a wide range of extra-curricular sports including the following:

    • Soccer
      for boys and girls in
      Grades 4-5
    • Volleyball
      for boys and girls in
      Grades 5-7
    • Basketball
      for boys and girls in
      Grades 4-7
    • Badminton
      for boys and girls in
      Grades 6 and 7 (this is an intramural sport)
    • Track and Field
      for boys and girls in
      Grades 2-7