Middle Year’s enrichment classes take swing at tradition
In Grades 6-8, students are offered the opportunity of participating in a variety of enrichment classes. Each student is enrolled in three different classes each year.
“Everything is an experience. You learn something different from everything you do!”
Over the years, the courses have evolved, and have included Cooking, Current Events, Zumba, Outdoor Education, Fine Art, Water Colours, Digital Art, Programming, Ipad App Smash-Up, Multicultural Cooking, Catholic Apologetics, Jazz Choir, Music Technology and Sports Psychology. This year, we are pleased to be offering Muay Thai Boxing under the direction of Ms. Sarah Carter.
Ms. Carter is an amateur boxer from Ontario. Please follow the link to view her own Amateur Thai Boxing event. Go, Chargers! K-Town 4
a “Journey with Christ in Excellence, Love and Transcendence”
The mission of SCCS includes taking a “Journey with Christ in Excellence, Love and Transcendence”. Many of our students have embraced this mission personally, making it a part of their daily commitment to the “best versions of themselves”.
The following are a few of our students’ recent outside-of-school successes:
Phoenix Flames 7/8 team – B side Champs!!!!
Phoenix Flames 8A1 – City Champs!!!!
St. James Bourkevale Canucks – Minor Atom City Hockey Champs!!!
St. Vital Vics – City Champs!!!
Tuxedo Lightening Minor Bantam – City Champs!!!
11 Boys Black – City Champs!!!
Manitoba Catholic Schools Athletic Association – Boys B side Champs!!!
Winnipeg South Chiefs AAA Baseball – on the 2017 13U PeeWee Roster!!!
Winnipeg Music Festival:
Vocal Boys Class – 12 and under Gold!!!
Piano (several) – Gold!!!
especially if you have the right supports!
This year, twenty of our young violinists were selected to perform with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The process for preparation was carefully managed by Ms. Sham the SCCS Violin Teacher, who met with the students after hours to learn the repertoire. A violinist from the WSO came out to a rehearsal as well.
Then, it was time. The students loaded a bus, and went to their first rehearsal with the WSO.
“It was awesome!” “I can’t believe I was playing with the symphony!” “It was loud!” “We sounded great!”
The concert was sold out, and over 1600 were in attendance. Ms. Sham led the group out on stage, and the students looked and acted as professionals. Together, they shared a special look – Ms. Sham described it as a “moment” she will treasure. The performance was over too soon. The bus ride back to school was quiet as the experience was processed and the memories filed. Dreams do come true, and music does change lives.
… at the annual Female World Sport School Challenge Tournament.
Five years ago, SCCS students were invited to support the St. Mary’s Academy Flames Hockey Team at their first annual Female World Sport School Challenge Tournament. And without too much ado, Dr. Penny rented buses and brought almost the entire school to cheer the team on. Now, five years later, it has become our treasured tradition as a “sister” school to support the team at this tournament. SCCS students are responsible for providing the Opening Anthems to kick-off the tournament. Yes, we still take busloads of students to cheer on our favorite school team!
The experience was especially poignant this year, as a SCCS alum, Kyra Theissen, a student in Grade 12, was the SMA team captain. We have her family to thank for the Learn-to-Skate program and Hockey Skills program being offered at SCCS….see earlier blog posts for the details.
The team earned a bronze medal. Way to go, Flames! As the school chant requests, we “pray for you!”