Our Co-Curricular Clubs (CCC) are organized into three categories that are in line with the IB Program. They are Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS). Participation in CCC’s is expected for all students in Grades 4 to 11. Each student is expected to select a minimum of 2 CCCs. There may be exceptions due to outside school commitments that we will consider on an individual basis. Grade 10 and 11 students will also be asked to take a student leadership role in leading clubs. At St John’s Academy, we are committed to offering CCCs free of charge when they are offered at school by our staff. In the case of CCC activities offered off campus, information will be sent home regarding date, time and fee details.
Why Offer Co-Curricular Clubs to students
- To explore interests and maybe even find a passion for something.
- To get to know other students from your own grade, or even other grades, that you otherwise would not connect with.
- To provide more opportunity to become a well-rounded individual.
- To learn a new skill and help to relieve academic stress.
- To support further academic pursuits in a comfortable setting and more time with the teacher
Fitness Club is offered to students looking to get healthier, physically fit and/or enhance their training related to their chosen sport and activity. Students will be expected to attend one after school and one lunch session per week. Students will receive guidance around strength and conditioning, as well as be provided with information around current thoughts in exercise, nutrition and hydration. Be changed and ready for a workout! (Mondays)
Art Club is an after-school club for students interested in expanding their creative experiences in the visual arts. Art Club promotes imagination, creativity and production. You do not have to have any prior art experience to join the Art Club. This is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved and learn about different art techniques. (Wednesdays)
Waterfront and Outdoor
Waterfront and Outdoor Club is offered to students who are interested in learning the basic skills of canoeing, kayaking and sailing. There is a possibility of going off campus for sailing (a fee may apply in this case). We will also include risk management, planning and preparation for trips, hiking, camping, survival skills, shelter building, fire building, trail building, tree care, etc. Please be changed into non-cotton clothing, have a rain jacket with you and water shoes are also recommended. This will be offered again in the spring. (Thursdays)
The club will focus on doing a design project with OUR Ecovillage that will count towards the community service component of the award during the second term. Please note that in the third term we will prepare for the Adventurous Journey and students that have opted for Duke of Edinburgh in either first and/or second term (i.e. students do not need to have completed both terms to be involved) will be invited to attend. (Wednesdays)
Home Economics Club
Home Economics is a club where we cook, sew, knit and study how to run a household. This activity will have three teachers and each teacher will bring a different skill set and activities. The main objective will be to have fun and learn skills that will help you be productive in your home. (Mondays)
Chinese Language Club
The Chinese Language club runs at lunch times on Wednesdays, when our kitchen provides Chinese food. This club is run by our wonderful Chinese students. It’s a fun time to eat with friends and learn Chinese! (Wednesdays)
Craft Card Making Club
Students have the opportunity to create tailor made cards or calendars. This is a chance to express feelings into art. (Wednesdays)
Interact Club is a leadership club that is sponsored by the Rotary Club, a club started by business leaders around the world to make their communities a better place. The Interact Club gives students a chance to work with the local community on projects or other ideas to make the Cowichan Valley better. There are other Interact Clubs at other local high schools, so joint projects could be planned. (Thursdays)
Mathematical Tutoring Club
The mathematical hyperspace has become the mathematical mellow space. Tutoring for all levels will be offered. Students can sign up for the term or they can come on an ad-hoc basis. It is recommended that students previously identified as needing extra help sign up for the term. (Wednesdays)
The Prep / Study Club
The Prep/Study Club is for students who want to improve their English speaking skills, writing skills, poetry skills, and grammar understanding. This is also a club where students can do homework and get help. (time TBA)
Nature / Gardening Club
Students will continue planting a herb garden so we can enjoy delicious, healthy teas. We will also get to know some medicinal secrets and enjoy the treasures of the forest by making Maple syrup and fir needle syrup. (Thursdays)
Basketball Club will be offered on Thursdays alternating between lunch and after school for students to develop their skills, gameplay, exercise and have fun. (Thursdays)
Practical Chemistry Club
Students will experience the joys of organic chemistry by exploring chemical reactions making Sauerkraut, Soap and more. Limited to 10 participants. (Mondays)
Performing Arts Club
Do you have a talent you want to develop? Whether you want to develop your acting skills, work on your musical stylings, finesse your performance in front of (or behind) a camera, or dance, this club is for you. Facilitated by trained teachers both from within the school and the broader community as needed, you will have the opportunity to stretch yourself the artistic direction of your choice. (Mondays)
Macramé / Textiles Club
Students will have the opportunity to explore the craft of knots and how they have been used and can be used. Students will have the chance to explore textiles and have the opportunity to see a fabric artist, a weaver, a fabric store, and Indigenous handicrafts, and make a project. (Thursdays)
Badminton Club will be offered on Mondays for students to develop their skills, exercise and have fun. You can join with a badminton partner or as a single player. (Mondays)