Oakville, ON | Grades NS - 8 | Shortlist
Since my daughter is only in the toddler program and entering casa next year, we have not had the opportunity to participate in a lot of extra extra curriculars. However, they do offer lots of activities outside of class times. For ex: a family skating afternoon, family bbq, etc.
Although we did not have sports teams at Clanmore due to the size of the student population, there was always a way for us to develop outside the classroom. Brisk walks, gym class, clubs, cross country, track and field, class field trips, independent projects are only a few of the activities that come to mind when looking back on the extracurricular that were offered at Clanmore. Now they have sports teams, theater plays, student run coffee shops, trips to New York to participate in debates, co-op opportunities, interviews in the community to learn about different businesses and employment. As the school grows the opportunity constantly grows with it. The school just keeps getting better and better!
Competition for the sake of competing has little value. Competing with one's self to continuously improve and move forward is of great value. The extracurricular programs at Clanmore encourage collaboration while recognizing that kids like to bask in achievement that is real and relevant. My kids enjoy the sometimes rough and tumble world of soccer on the rolling hill or playing hoops. What they benefit from most is being challenged to better each time they attempt an activity and grow from where they were previously.