We had the head coach for Calgary Team Handball, Khalil El Haddoui, join us in our grade 8, 7 and 6 physical education classes to ensure we had a chance to properly learn this amazing sport. It was fantastic to see our student-athletes embrace handball and show great understanding and creativity along with their skills and athleticism! Last Thursday we had the chance to play the full game on the sport-court at Visions Sport Center.
With this foundation set, we will be sure to look for exhibition matches against any other interested schools. Students interested in learning more are invited to check out Coach Khalil’s Tuesday night practice sessions at Visions (7:00-8:30pm). Please email Mr. Humeniuk for more information.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
FRI. MAR. 11 – Non-instructional Day; NO CLASSES for students
FRI. MAR. 11 – High School Curling Playoffs @ 1-5PM
MON. MAR. 14 – Healthy Hunger: Noodlebox (Richmond); Mucho Burrito (Currie)
TUES. MAR. 15 – Townhall, Fun Lunch, Non-uniform day
WED. MAR. 16 – Edmonton Stingers Basketball game; bus leaves NP (Richmond) @ 6:30PM
THURS. MAR. 17 – St. Patrick’s Day: Wear your Green!
THURS. – FRI. MAR. 17-18 – High School Outdoor Ed./Media Arts trip to Ribbon Creek
FRI. MAR. 18 – Last Day of School before Spring Break
MAR. 19 – APR. 3 – Spring Break; SCHOOL CLOSED
MON. APR. 4 – Classes Resume
Outdoor Education/Media Arts Grade 9 – 12
The Outdoor Education and Media Arts option students in Gr. 9-12 will be traveling to Ribbon Creek in Kananaskis on Thursday, March 17th to Friday March 18th. This overnight backcountry trip will include hiking and the Media Arts students will have the opportunity to video backcountry surroundings and activities. In addition, students will share a common experience, create lasting positive memories and bond as a group.
Please return by March 18
Re-registration packages have been emailed out. We anticipate our retention rate will continue to be very strong. If you have any questions about next year at all, please reach out to Mr. Devost at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have had active interest from new families and will open registration up to them on April 4.
High School Highlights
Jack was awarded the player of the week for eSports last week and a gift card to EB Games for his efforts, performance and mentorship in Mario Kart. Congratulations Jack!
Thank you Germán Cammcho with Calgary City FC for teaching the HIgh School students about futsal, and inspiring some of the North Point students at MRU last Friday during their Phys. Ed. class.
FIBA BCLA Basketball Game
Opportunity to Watch World Class Basketball
North Point is excited to invite all students and their families to a professional basketball game being held at WinSport, which is in our neighbourhood. Calgary is not a basketball city and to have such a unique experience is quite exciting. There are only 15 tickets left! Use the form to reserve your spot ASAP!
When: Wed. March 16 @ 7:30PM
Where: WinSport Arena
Cost: $20 each
Bus leaves North Point @ 6:30PM
You MUST reserve your tickets by completing this form.
To find out more information about the BCLA and this game with a recap from their previous encounter, covered through CBC, click here.
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In addition to handball in Physical Education, we kicked badminton off in style with the Gr. 6, 7 and 8 students making good use of the fantastic facilities at SAIT during their Physical Education classes. This opportunity has been helpful as they try this sport, learn the rules and develop the skill and understanding required. Our younger students are trying out badminton in our own gym with portable badminton nets.
In CISAA Sports, our basketball teams wrapped up the season last week with a string of close games and amazing moments. Gr. 8 boys were in a tight pool that traded wins and lost out in a tough round robin, while the Gr. 7 team breezed to a bronze medal after being defeated in the semifinal by a single point. The improvement in skill was matched by their growth in character and it is all thanks to the leadership, values and enduring energy that Coach Qureshi brought to the boys! A handful of players from these teams attended the U of C Dinos Game on Friday night! This was a great way to end the week and watch some entertaining basketball. There is another even bigger opportunity to catch some international basketball next Wednesday at WinSport. This is a school wide and family event – see the section above for more details.
Our North Point High School Curling Team begins their playoffs on Friday and the season wraps up next Wednesday (March 16th). The commitment from this team and the sportsmanship they have demonstrated has received praise from other coaches and players! Good Luck and have fun until the end of this city championship!
The next sport in CISAA play is Badminton! North Point Badminton teams for Gr. 7, 8, 9, & High School will have after school practices/matches in April. Stay tuned for more information on this and other upcoming CISAA sports!
This week North Point welcomed Emmett P. to the eSports team, he contributed to the 4-2 win over Springs Studio from Colorado. North Point eSports takes on Lyman High School from Wyoming, USA next week.
Thank you for your support through the Master Chocolat Chocolate Bars sales as well as the subscriptions to the Dunvegan Gardens Farmer’s Market boxes! Both fundraisers are ongoing. If you’d like a few more chocolate bars, just let the front office know. To receive a Farmer’s Market Box, sign up on Dunvegan’s website. (don’t forget to indicate the correct Navigator team!)