Not All Learning Happens in the Classroom

Inspired by the Jesuit value of educating the whole person, St. Bonaventure’s College offers dynamic extracurricular programs that foster leadership, extends the classroom experience and builds community. Skills and experiences that may not be gained through the prescribed provincial curriculum – such as time management, social and life skills and cooperation – are addressed in these programs to help students strike an important balance between their academic and social lives. Additionally, students have the opportunity to try something new or explore and expand their interests and talents. These programs are offered in a nurturing environment where friendships flourish.

Clubs are subject to student participation and new clubs are formed based on student interest. Each year there are opportunities for teachers as well as students to propose new extracurricular club ideas. In addition, parents are always welcome and encouraged to share their talents and knowledge by volunteering to run or help out with different extracurricular initiatives.

K-6 Programs

Our K-6 teachers offer a variety of programs which run Monday through Thursday from 3:15pm – 4:00pm. Some examples of the 2017-2018 offerings include:

  • STEM (K-2) – Students engage in hands on activities which help to increase their interest and competency in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Active (K-3) – A weekly 45 minute physical fitness program.
  • Art Club (3-4) – Students create a variety of arts and crafts.
  • Board Game Club (4-6) – Students engage in cooperative learning and develop problem solving skills while playing various games such as Chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, etc.
  • Homework Haven (4-6) – Junior High students, with teacher supervision, help elementary students with their daily homework and studies.
  • Math Club (4-6) – Students engage in fun filled math activities and games which extend beyond the prescribed curriculum.

 

7-12 Programs

Junior and Senior High students can avail of programs such as:

  • Social Justice Committee – Students engage in charitable works and strive to create awareness of global injustices.
  • Student Council – Students are elected to represent the entire student body and encourage the development of school spirit through participation.
  • Computer Programming – Students engage in video game design.
  • Debate Club – Participants work to develop skills in persuasion, speaking, reasoning, synthesis, research, writing, listening and leadership skills.
  • Drama Club – Students are offered a positive learning experience in the dramatic arts, culminating in a spring production.
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club – Students participate in storytelling as they develop decision-making skills in this team-building game of imagination.
  • Gardening Club – All aspects of our school garden – which provides organic, locally-sourced produce to a food bank and our own weekly salad bar – are maintained by this group of students.
  • Choir – Students with an interest in choral performance have the opportunity to join any of several choirs which perform both in the school and the community.
  • Instrumental Band – St. Bon’s band program allows students to learn a new instrument or build on their existing instrumental skills while developing discipline and responsibility. Our bands perform both locally and internationally.
  • Student Ambassadors Program – Volunteers from grades 7-12 help to make new students feel welcome as they join our community as well as assisting the Admissions Team by providing tours to prospective families.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award – Our school supports and offers the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Program, which encourages youth to develop positive skills and lifestyle habits.