Extracurricular activities provide a great opportunity for students to make new friends and develop a sense of belonging. We hope they will learn many meaningful lessons that come from being involved in a school club.
Me to We Club
Me to We is a branch of Free the Children. Students will help organize and plan socially responsible school wide events that raise awareness as well as supporting local and international charities. Events include things like a canned food drive for the Tri-City Food Bank, a coin drive for clean water in developing nations, clothing drives for used sporting equipment. The key thing is that they are student developed and student driven events.
The program is open to 40 participants. Meetings will be announced at a later date
and the club runs throughout the year.
Go Girls is a mentoring program run through Big Sisters of BC along with the Coquitlam School Board. It is designed to encourage physical activity, healthy eating choices, and the development of a positive self-image for girls aged 11 to 14. It is an eight session program led by 19 to 25 year old woman who are screened and trained by Big Sisters. Each session will be run after school, once a week for approximately 2 hours. Days are decided by the participants. The program runs throughout the year as student interest warrants.
Hillcrest Spirit Squad
The Spirit Squad at Hillcrest is a student leadership group. We meet once a week during instructional time (usually B block) to plan school events like dances or spirit assemblies. In general, Hillcrest has one major spirit assembly per term. Highlander Games, our version of the International Gathering of the Clans, is held in October. In February, there is a staff vs. student hockey game where the entire student body goes up to Poirier Centre and watches the game. In May this year, we will be having a Mini-We Day which follows our Social Responsibility goal.
As well as these events, Spirit Squad organizes 4 or 5 dances a year, promotes Wacky Wednesdays, and helps out with other school functions like the Terry Fox Run and Rembrance Day. The school Clans also participate in a Spirit Point competition throughout the year. Teams are awarded Spirit Points for various citizenship activities around the school. Each term there is a winning clan that receives an ice cream party and a Dance Dance Revolution party
Spirit Squaddies, as they like to be called, must attend all meetings and are responsible for any work missed in class. Squaddies also report back to their classes about various activities.