Guidelines and Expectations
When enrolled in the St. Thomas More Ringette Academy the students will average 8 ice sessions per month. On-ice sessions include ringette fundamentals such as skating, stick-handling, passing, and tactics. On-ice sessions take place in a number of west edmonton arenas. When students are not on ice they are exposed to sport specific fitness training, boxing, yoga, stickhandling and shooting. Every day, players are working on either shooting or stickhandling, and they are learning some new aspects of the game. The academy also provides video analysis of each student’s stride and shooting techniques.
The St. Thomas More Ringette Academy is open to boys and girls at varying levels of skill development. Students take their core academic subjects in the morning and participate in the sports academy in the afternoon. The academies offer dedicated training in the student’s chosen sport as well as cross-training and fitness activities. Admission to the sports academies at St. Thomas More is dependent upon satisfactory standing in academic courses.
To provide students with a catholic education in a supportive and caring environment predicated on Catholic principles such as justice, truth, and righteousness, where students are given opportunities to live their faith, to develop compassion and empathy for others, to strive for excellence in academics, athletics and to develop a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their lives.
The St. Thomas More Ringette Academy takes great pride in our diverse and in-depth coaching methods and techniques. We teach the game at every level, from the basic skills required for the next level, to the aspects that make our game the most challenging and rewarding sport on earth. As each student-athlete varies in his or her method of learning, so too do our methods of teaching vary in accordance with individual character traits and differing personalities. The ice is our classroom, and the educational background driving our instructors ensures an inclusive environment that constantly pushes each individual toward their own personal potential.
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In order to run a quality program, it is imperative that your son/daughter hold themselves to a high standard of behaviour. This has a direct impact on the quality of the program for all involved. The following steps will be taken should your child have a difficult time with this.
1. Three Strike Rule
If the student is reprimanded (verbally or written) the Academy Director will implement the appropriate consequence based on the severity of the offense. A letter will be sent home or a phone call made to inform you that this has occurred and of the next step and/or implemented consequence. Possible consequences include:
1st time offence = Warning - Letter or phone call home & removal from academy for one session
2nd time offence = Removal for 1 week (5 school days-parent meeting)
3rd time offence = Removal from academy
If the students is removed from the Academy for the 2nd or 3rd offense he/she must remain at school as this is treated as an in-school suspension. The student must serve the in-school suspension during which time the student will remain in the office completing homework/assignments until a meeting with the parents can be schedule. At this point the student is also placed on probation until there has been a meeting with his/her parents to discuss potential removal from the Academy and to reiterate Academy expectations.
If any offense is deemed severe enough the Academy director and/or principal has the right and final say to remove the student.
The Student Conduct Policy serves as a guiding document.
Minor Infractions: Missing/incomplete assignments or homework, disruptive classroom and field trip behavior, coming late to school/ice session, etc.
Major Infraction: Repeating minor infractions, missing school/ice session, disrespectful behavior to staff or students, bullying, fighting, etc.