We offer a range of sports, clubs and activities at our school. These extracurricular activities are run by volunteers—our own staff—often with the help of parents or other community members.
Extracurricular activities are a great way for students to meet peers with similar interests. It’s also a chance for students to explore their passions and interests outside of the classroom.
C.A.T. is short for the Cougar Activity Team. This is a group of over 120 students from grades 4-8 that are devoted to demonstrating positive character traits and they organize many of the school assemblies. There are several different leadership opportunities for C.A.T. members. They contribute by creating power points for the assemblies, making morning announcements, decorating bulletin boards, setting up and providing the technical support for the character assemblies, organizing and collecting points for theme days and taking part in leadership building sessions.
It takes a lot of student volunteers to keep the school character activities running well, but we have a really great team! If C.A.T. sounds like the thing for you, don’t forget to put in your application in September. Get involved, commit to character!
Students Making a Change (S.M.A.C.)
The team is a group of Junior and Intermediate students who are committed to making a difference in our community and around the world. Each month the team chooses a different charity to assist by encouraging Cookstown students to contribute new or used items appropriate for the particular campaign. These initiatives have included such things as:
collecting non-perishable food items for local food banks,
saving small personal care products for the women and children’s shelters,
cutting milk bags into strips which can then be woven into small mattresses for third world countries,
collecting used books for shipment to countries that need them for educational purposes,
compiling cleaning products and old towels for wildlife rescue centres and animal shelters, and
making and sending cards to military personnel and their families at important times of the year to show our support for the sacrifices they make on our behalf.
Any student who wants to join the S.M.A.C. team is always welcome. There are usually no less than thirty members who show up for regular work sessions and report to assigned classes every week to pick up donated items. We are very proud of their dedication and hard work, and the amazing results they have achieved.