OUTDOOR PURSUITS 7, 8 & 9
The aim of the Outdoor Pursuits course is to develop the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes of individuals, so that they will be self-confident, capable and committed to setting goals, making informed choices in preparation for lifelong educational experiences. This course is offered to provide students the opportunity to have daily activities, to enhance cooperative learning, to work on research skills, to teach leadership through projects and to be exposed to alternative activities not covered in Physical Education. The grade 7 Outdoor Pursuits is both classroom and activity based. Individuals must be willing to take part in group activities and in individual indoor and outdoor activities in a variety of settings.
Some of the activities that may be offered include: soccer, broomball, x-country skiing, snowshoeing, ringette, orienteering, flag football, archery, co-operative games, and field lacrosse.
OUTDOOR PURSUITS – HOCKEY (Skills) 8 & 9
The Hockey Skills option is offered for three periods during the six-day, thirty-six period timetable for the full school year. It is intended for students both male and female who wish to advance their knowledge of hockey and their skill level. Hockey Skills focuses on three main areas: Physical Conditioning: dry land training, power skating, nutrition and flexibility; Hockey the Game: rules and strategies of the game; Hockey Skills: fundamentals of playing the game.
Please note that this is not an elite level program option. However, it is intended for boys and girls with minor hockey experience, who are willing to commit both time and energy beyond the regular school day. From early October to May students will travel to one of St. Albert’s indoor ice surfaces for on-ice training. Students must supply their own CSA approved hockey equipment. As this is a hockey knowledge and skills option, drills and scrimmages will be essentially non-contact in nature. However, due to the nature of common drills and the game itself, some incidental physical contact is unavoidable. For this reason, acceptable on-ice behaviour is required to ensure participation in this option. When not on indoor ice, students will be involved in related classroom activities or outside, either on our neighbouring outdoor ice or on the adjacent playing fields.
NOTE: There must be sufficient numbers of students registering for this option in order to offer it. A $50.00 fee to help offset the cost of yellow bus transportation is mandatory. Outdoor Pursuits activities will run in 1st and 3rd terms.