Guiding Principles for Continuous Development of the Recreation Program:
- To keep the primary aim of our schools as the guiding light in the operation of physical activities for our children, participation in sports programs MUST “...exist to provide an educational atmosphere which fosters the spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, physical and social growth of all our students to enable them to live and contribute as responsible Catholics in any society”. Participant behaviour during athletic pursuits must reinforce and extend this philosophy – not destroy it. As a department, we must ensure that any barriers to implementation are addressed.
- To serve the total recreational needs of all students through a carefully planned program of activities which reaches the largest number of individuals, the greatest number of times and has such breadth and variety to serve all interests.
- To serve the recreational needs of children with physical and developmental disabilities by including them in all recreational activities and modifying events and equipment where necessary.
- To emphasize events and activities that will have both in-school value and later adult carry-over attraction. These events must be sponsored and operated in such a way that the maximum in enjoyment, social value, and sportsmanship will prevail. Health is to be carefully safeguarded at all times.
- To address any forces that may reduce the maximum of sociability and good will among all students and staff members participating.
- To monitor and evaluate the most efficient methods for arrangement of competition, encouraging competition for the fun of playing and not for possible rewards.
Intermediate House-League "3-On-3" Basketball
January 28, 2020 (Intermediate Boys) - CCH Double Gym
January 29, 2020 (Intermediate Girls) - CCH Double Gym
Junior and Intermediate
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Stronach Community Recreation Centre
Adaptive Indoor Boccia (pronounced ‘Botcha’) is very similar to Outdoor Boccia with a few modifications. It is a non-contact, target-driven sport which relies on skill and subtlety, rather than size, strength or speed and it can be played by all ages and abilities.
The tournament is offered to Junior and Intermediate Boys and Girls. One (1) child with special needs and two (2) teammates will form a team of three (3).
Boccia (Adaptive) Resources
Elementary Cross Country Meet
Dates: October 7 - 10, 2019
Location: Regina Mundi College
Philosophy: The department of Physical Education organizes and operates this event under the philosophy of maximum participation. It is assumed that any school wishing to enter this activity will make great efforts to encourage as many children as possible to participate.
Cross Country Meet Facts
- Event began in 1966
- Close to 7,000 participants from 54 schools take part each year
- Participants are between the ages 9 & 13 (Grades 4 - 8)
- A Fitness Walk is offered to give every student the opportunity to participate in this event
Cross Country Resources
Dance Fest is an opportunity for teachers and their students to share and celebrate dancing. Dance Fest is not a competitive situation, but rather an opportunity for an entire class of children to participate in a function designed to provide an extension to the dance taught in the instructional program. Dance Fest serves as a vehicle through which “dance ideas” can be shared in an atmosphere of joy and celebration. There is also an opportunity to integrate the Physical Education Curriculum with the Arts Curriculum.
Dates and Locations TBA
Dance Fest Resources
Floor Hockey has a record for being one of the most popular house-leagues offered. Registrations in the tournaments have increased each year.
2020 Tournament Dates:
Tuesday, April 23 (Junior Girls), Wednesday, April 24 (Junior Boys), Thursday, April 25 (Int. Girls), Friday, April 26 (Int. Boys)
Location: ***NEW LOCATION: Stronach Arena 9:30 a.m.***
Floor Hockey Resources
The purpose of this activity is NOT to create a highly competitive situation, but rather to do the following:
1. Give students a reason to practice and perfect their gymnastic movements beyond the point that is normally demanded by the in-class situation.
2. Provide both students and teachers with the opportunity to observe students from various schools so that a wide variety of gymnastic ideas may be shared among interested people in our schools.
Instructional Programs: Swimming and Skating
Swim to Survive
"Five-a-side" soccer is a House-League offered to the Junior Boys and Girls (Grades 4, 5 and 6). The game is very similar to soccer, with a few modifications.
November 5 (Junior Girls) and November 6 (Junior Boys)
Location: BMO Centre
9:30 a.m. Start Time
Approximately 320 students from 20 schools participated in the 2018-19 Annual Elementary Recreational 5-A-Side Soccer Tournaments. Experienced and recreational players were given a chance to show their skills at the BMO Centre last week. Congratulations to all of the participants. Special thanks to all of the LEAP students from CCH who acted as referees for the tournaments.
Tchoukball encourages one aim, the avoidance of conflicts and the perfection of play. During the course of the game the players are not permitted to interfere with players of the other team; they may not intercept a pass, interfere with the person carrying the ball or stop a player from taking a shot. The defending team instead positions themselves to defend the ball against the Tchouk!
Date: November 7, 2019 Location: BMO Centre
Approximately 225 students from 16 schools participated in the 2018-19 Annual Recreational Intermediate Mixed Tchoukball Tournament. Congratulations to all of the participants. Special thanks to all of the CCH students who acted as referees for the tournament.
Track and Field
TD Stadium, Western University
Track and Field Resources
Junior and Intermediate Modified Volleyball
Modified volleyball is offered to the Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Intermediate Mixed.
2019 Tournament Dates:
- Tuesday, December 3 - Intermediate Mixed
- Wednesday, December 4 - Junior Boys
- Thursday, December 5 - Junior Girls