SD#71 Participating Schools:

  • Cumberland Community School
  • Lake Trail Community School
  • G.P Vanier Secondary
  • Highland Secondary

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) teaches students from grades 4 to 12 archery safety, technique, concentration, self-improvement and proper use of equipment. Through NASP®, schools can be certified to turn their gymnasiums into international-style archery ranges so students can learn this unique skill.

The objectives of the NASP® are to improve self confidence, motivation, concentration, focus, academic performance, and increase attendance in school.

Coonsider contacting Courtenay Fish & Game Club to bring your students to the outdoor range.  Non-NASP participating schools can participate in their Archery 101 activity, NASP participating schools have access to the outdoor archery range and 3D forest course.

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CIBC Wood Gundy School Cross Country Ski Program​​

This is an opportunity for students grades 3-9 to learn outside the classroom, to develop new physical and cognitive skills, and experience a sub-alpine winter environment with their peers.

The program consists of three 2-hour sessions. Lessons are taught by certified instructors. Students are taught safety and the basics of XC skiing in a fun atmosphere. Classic skiing and skate skiing techniques are learned.​

***GOGrantsConsider pairing with winter nature based activities for other half of day***

Contact Serina Allison for more details around planning activities.

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Contact: Andrea 

VI-Paddling-Comox Valley Branch offers introductory to advance dragon coat paddling programs for youth within our school district. They are located on beautiful Comox Lake out of Comox Lake Campground.  The coaches are professional high-level paddlers that make the experience fun and exciting.   The programs are 1.5 to 2 hour and available for grades 4-12, costing $15/student.  There is one 10 person boat and one 20 person boat. Please contact Andrea to work out details.​

***Consider matching this activity with a camping experience with Comox Lake Wilderness Society & campground OR the Courtenay Fish and Game Club***

***GoGrant funding available if paired with nature based activity’s. ***

Contact Serina Allison for more details,

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iRide In-School is designed to teach basic cycling skills and safety awareness to students over three school days. To a maximum of six classes, each class receives three 45-60 minute training sessions over three days and works their way through the fun and exciting challenges of iRide. Our curriculum is recognized by the BC Ministry of Education’s Prescribed Learning Outcomes and targets students in grades 4 to 6. Sessions can be run on all-weather fields, grass fields, and paved areas. The program is designed for students who can already ride; however, those still learning will work their teacher, with support from our staff, to fast-track their skills and confidence and join the rest of their class when they’re ready.​  If students do not have their own bikes and safety gear iRide in-school programs provide bicycles and helmets for students to use during the program​.