For students and staff in our junior high schools, promoting school spirit and pride is an important way for students to feel connected to their school. One way this is accomplished is by participating in athletics.
Athletics showcase skills developed by students in schools. Student-athletes have the opportunity to learn physical skills and team tactics, which are perfected during long hours of practice. Students also learn important social and life skills when they are part of a group. Goal setting, time management, and coping with different types of stress associated with competition are just a few of the skills learned.
To provide structure and organization for athletes and to maintain fair, ethical practices in a competitive environment, junior high schools are members of the Calgary Catholic Junior High School Athletic Association (CCJHSAA).
The Association recognizes the importance of using athletics to enhance the overall wellbeing of the student by ensuring that safe and fair practices are followed. Interscholastic athletics, as a recognized part of the school program, provides a venue to recognize and celebrate the various abilities of students, promote student leadership and foster positive sportsmanship.