Co-Instructional Guide

In his landmark study The Good School, Dr. Allan King of Queen's University identified a strong extra-curricular program as playing a key role in developing students' sense of belonging and satisfaction. His findings showed that a broad, well-delivered co-curricular program greatly enhances the atmosphere of a school and students' sense of well being. As well, co-instructional activities help students to identify with their school, and participation encourages them to socialize and become friends with fellow students; all these factors contribute to good school spirit.

Blessed Trinity's extensive co-curricular program offers activities of interest to all students in the school. Students are encouraged to participate fully in the athletic, artistic, social and cultural life in the school. Involvement in the school's co-curricular program will enable students to make new friends and develop talents and interests outside the regular school curriculum. Coaching, leadership and supervision of our co-instructional program is provided voluntarily by members of our teaching staff as well as by interested members of our community.

The costs involved are obtained from the school budget, fundraisers and by the students themselves. All clubs and teams welcome Grade 9 students as well as students new to the school. Orientation sessions, LCD monitors in the hallways, school website and the morning announcements keep students posted on club and team activities. Involvement in school activities is recorded for inclusion in the student portfolio, résumé and for consideration in the granting of awards and scholarships.

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