Career & Technology Foundations (CTF) Options
**options are subject to change based on student interest and teacher availability.
Fine Arts Complementary Courses
Instrumental Music: This option allows students to grow in the knowledge and application of music through learning a wind, brass or percussion instrument.
Acting and Drama: Explore various forms of drama through games and exercises used by actors. Expose yourself to elements such as improvisational theatre, stage plays, characterization, comedy-theatre and staging.
Art: This option allows students to explore the language of visual arts through design, painting, drawing and sculpture techniques
Workout club was introduced this year. Using our new weight room, we are aiming to become stronger both physically and mentally. Students from Grade 6 to Grade 9 come to support and encourage each each other in developing healthy bodies and minds. It’s a great way to spend some time with friends.
Science Club is another new club introduced this year. We will be problem solving and creating projects for the Science Olympics in February.
Games Club continues on Fridays in the réseau. Students can play a variety of board games with friends during the lunch recess.
Homework Club takes place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Students can complete assignments or study for their classes. There’s always a teacher supervisor to answer questions.
Leadership Club takes place every Monday. The students in this group publish a monthly newsletter that can be found on the school website. They also plan school spirit events, such as Hat Day, and school dances.
Art Club meets on Wednesdays. These students are looking forward to showcasing their talents for the school community.
Life Club Among other diversity and justice issues, this group will be engaged in activities which support students to continue to build inclusive communities, aligned with our Catholic social teachings.
Glee Club This enthusiastic group of individuals meets weekly to share their talents and their love of music. They look forward to performing at community venues, as well as at the Heart of Glee fundraiser in March.
Our school is represented by junior and senior level teams in a variety of sports such as basketball, volleyball and soccer. Holy Cross Crusaders have won many championships over the years. We are proud of our tradition of excellence, integrity and fair play.
APPLE School / APPLE League
Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating (APPLE) Schools, is an innovative school-focused Comprehensive School Health initiative.
Healthy, active kids learn better! Developing a healthy school community starts with the school, parents, and the community being dedicated to helping improve the healthy eating and active living behaviors of the school as a whole.
APPLE League: This programme is founded on an inclusive multi-grade physical education. Activities are purposefully planned so all students are successful. The benefit of this in-class programme is that students who generally don’t see themselves as athletes are enthusiastic and willing to take risks in participating, thereby building an active-minded community with a healthy dose of competition and school spirit. The APPLE League teams create their own logo and team chant, and also earn points for team spirit, sportsmanship and full participation on a weekly basis. Every Thursday, teams compete against each other. When teams are not playing, they enjoy presentations by outside organizations and services. These presentations focus on mental health, physical literacy, or physical activities. A final APPLE Olympics ends the year, and the team that has accumulated the most points throughout the year is presented the APPLE award. Not only do our students benefit from increased physical activity, but our entire community benefits from the positive energy and school spirit.