Recreation Academy

Introducing Our Recreation Academy Program - Grades 4 to 9

Introducing Greater St. Albert Catholic School's Recreation Academy! Located at Holy Family School, Sister Alphonse Academy, Richard Fowler and Vincent J Maloney.  Recreation Academy helps students keep physically active and promotes a healthy lifestyle. In addition, it provides a fun and convenient way to learn new sports, supports long-term athletic development and helps kids develop and expand their physical abilities.

Two days a week every week at HF and SAA but three days a week at RSF and VJM, students will have the opportunity to experience:

  • Archery             
  • Athletics
  • Bowling
  • Billiards
  • Paddling
  • Cross Fit
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Curling
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kick Boxing
  • Lacrosse
  • Pilates
  • Rugby
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skating
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Scuba Diving
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Water Polo
  • Waterski and Wakeboard
  • Yoga
  • Snowboarding

What is a Recreation Academy?
The Recreation Academy is an alternative program providing students with the opportunity to enhance their activity experiences during the school day. Using numerous adventurous indoor and outdoor activities students will be able to experience activity in a variety of settings that will enhance physical literacy and promote life long healthy living.

Who can attend? Do I have to live in the attendance area?
Any grade 4 to 9 student passionate about active living. As long as you live in the school catchment area you can attend.  

Is there a fee and what is it?
The fee for the program will be no more than $160.00 per month at VG and SAA. RSF and VJM is $230 per month. This fee will cover all programming costs, transportation and non certified instruction. The fee will also cover some clothing the athletes receive.

When does it start?
The program will start in September of school year.

Do I have to be physically fit?
Student athletes registering for this program should be passionate and excited about trying a variety of activity from rock climbing to scuba diving and everything in between.

Can I register for the Academy if I'm not currently at a District School?
Any student can register for the REC academy, if they register they have to also register at either VG, SAA, RSF, or VJM school. We accept students of all faiths.

What happens if I get injured and can't participate the whole year?
Fees are paid on a monthly basis, if an injury is long term and prevents a student from participating monthly fees will be refunded on a per month basis.

Is there busing to the school?
Vital Grandin has cross boundary busing for a fee only.

Questions?
Please contact:
Geoff Giacobbo, Recreation Academy Coordinator
ggiacobbo@gsacrd.ab.ca
Phone: 780-459-4478