Kuper Academy - Extracurricular Activities
At Kuper, we emphasize the importance of developing a variety of skills and abilities and we work hard to maintain an atmosphere in which students can enjoy learning while simultaneously developing the competencies that they will need for a productive future. We encourage each child to try new activities over the course of his/her time at Kuper.
Over thirty clubs and activities provide students with the opportunity to learn about topics that interest them and help them to feel good about themselves. We find that participation develops a sense of belonging that encourages students to thrive both academically and socially.
In the elementary school, there are many activities and clubs for students to try throughout the course of the year. These include The Busy Hands Club (knitting), Curling Club, Scrapbooking, Geography Bee, Chess Club, Folk Dancing, Drama, Cooking Club, Jewelry Club, Gardening Club, Ceramics Club, Babysitting Course, Dance and Painting Club. Sports offered throughout the seasons are basketball, soccer, ice hockey, tennis, curling and table tennis.
The Kuper high school encourages all students to participate and to try something new as they continue to develop in new ways over the course of their high school education. Kuper Academy clubs and student groups within the high school include: Student Council, Historical Society, Aviation Club, Tech Team, Improvisation Team, Rock Band, Jazz Band, Yearbook Committee, Free The Children, Board Games, Sewing Club, Kuper Actors Guild, Debate Team, Visual Arts Club, Law Club, CPR Course, Blood Drive Club, Leukemia & Lymphoma Drive, Film Festival, Grad Committee, Poetry Club, Glee Club, DJ Club and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Sports offered throughout the seasons are ice hockey, tennis, basketball, soccer, golf, swimming, lacrosse, football, track and field and cross country running. Non competitive sports include skiing, table tennis and ball hockey.
No matter what activity they prefer, Kuper students become citizens of the world through experiential learning and by participating in the community that surrounds them.
Kuper Klubs and Groups 2019-2020
|Group||Who to talk to?||Location / Times|
|Auto Club||Mr. Dixon||Please see Mr. Dixon for details.|
|Aviation||Mr. Pearce||Simulator in Mr. Pearce's office / Various Fly Days during the Year|
|Book Club||Ms. Cichanowicz||Please see Ms. Cichanowicz for details.|
|Bullet Journalling (planning and organization skills)||Ms. Cichanowicz||Please see Ms. Cichanowicz for details.|
|Chess||Mr. Welik||Day 1 & 3 in room 204 (2nd lunch)|
|ComicCon||Mr. L. Harris||Day 3 Second Lunch in Room 106, Day 5 First Lunch in Room 102|
|Concerts||Ms. Wissenz||Please see Ms. Wissenz for details.|
|DJ Club||Mr. Tedford||Please see Mr. Tedford for details.|
|Duke of Edinburgh Award||Ms. Cichanowicz||Please see Ms. Cichanowicz for details.|
|Encounters with Canada||Mr. L. Harris||Please see Mr. L. Harris for details.|
|Engineering||Mr. Louvaris||After school, various days; check room 006|
|English Tutorials||Ms. Wakeling||Day 4 Senior Lunch in room 106|
|Glee||Ms. Wissenz||Please see Ms. Wissenz for details.|
|Grad Committee||Mr. J. Harris||Please see Mr. J. Harris for details.|
|Green Team||Ms. Hawkins||Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 in room 104|
|GSA||Mr. Rother||Please see Mr. Rother for details.|
|Holiday Door Competition (Halloween and Christmas)||Ms. Owen||TBA|
|Homework Helpers||Mr. Pearce||Please see Mr. Pearce for details.|
|Improvisation en français||Mme Duclos||Please see Mme Duclos for details.|
|Kuper Actor's Guild||Ms. Shiller||Please see Ms. Shiller for details.|
|Kurling 4 Kids||Mr. Rother||Please see Mr. Rother for details.|
|Kurrently Kuper||Lorna Johnston||Library during lunches|
|Latin Rythms Dance Class||Sra. Rodriguez||Please see Sra. Rodriguez for details.|
|Leukemia and Lymphoma Group||Mr. Pearce||Meetings as required in Mr. Pearce's office|
|Major Fundraiser Committee||Mr. L. Harris||Please see Mr. L. Harris for details.|
|Math Club (Lunchtime)||Mr. Louvaris, Mr. Moniodis||Please see Mr. Louvaris, Mr. Moniodis for details.|
|Math Tutorials (After school)||Various||Schedule is posted on the door of room 103|
|Multicultural Day||Ms.Vir||Please see Ms.Vir for details.|
|One Book at a Time||Mr. Carter||Please see Mr. Carter for details.|
|Operation Veteran||Mr. Franzese||Please see Mr. Franzese for details.|
|Roadies||Mr. Pearce||Please see Mr. Pearce for details.|
|Rock Band||Mr. Weiss||Please see Mr. Weiss for details.|
|Science Fair Support Club||Mr. Phillips||Please see Mr. Phillips for details.|
|Senior Science Tutorials||Mr. Harris or Ms. Moore||Day 1, Second Lunch with Ms. Moore, Room 017. |
Day 5, Second Lunch with Mr. Harris, Room 022.
|Service Trip||Ms. Cichanowicz||Please see Ms. Cichanowicz for details.|
|Sewing||Mrs. Da Silva||Please see Mrs. Da Silva for details.|
|SOS||Mr. Dixon||Please see Mr. Dixon for details.|
|Staff v Student Soccer Matches||M. Khalifa||Kuper Turf-When? Listen for announcements|
|Student Council||Mme Leneveu||Please see Mme Leneveu for details.|
|Table Tennis Tournament||M. Khalifa||Please see M. Khalifa for details.|
|Tech Team||Mr. Tedford||Please see Mr. Tedford for details.|
|Variety Show||Ms. Owen||Please see Ms. Owen for details.|
|Visual Arts Clubs (Junior & Senoir)||Ms. Nguyen, Ms. Cohen & Ms. Day||Junior Art Club: Lunch on Day 3s |
Senior Art Club: Lunch on Day 6s. Both are in the Art Room (#219)
|We Club||Ms. Wakeling||Day 6 Senior Lunch in room 106|
|Weight Training / Fitness Room||Mr. Adamson||Lunches and after school in the Fitness Room|
|Yoga||Ms. Brothers||Sign up outside 209|
|Film Club||Mr. Pearce||Sign up outside 210|
Extracurricular Activities in the Kuper Elementary
Kuper is very pleased to offer a variety of extracurricular activities at the lunch hour or after school.
Cross Country Running
Students train weekly at a local hill to develop the skills that will allow them to excel in a final competitive race on Mount Royal.
Students will get to work on their basketball skills through practices and games.
Yoga is a natural and healthy way to exercise, relax, focus and strengthen the children’s mind and body connections. It is taught by a certified yoga instructor.
Students work on improving players’ technical skills and agility through proven drills and fun games all while playing in a team environment.
Sportball is a multi-sport program that introduces children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular sports: baseball, football, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Sportball helps children develop socially as well as physically, through a curriculum developed to reinforce self-confidence free from the pressure of competition. Designed for children, the program provides a skill-driven, high energy and fun-filled curriculum.
Breakdancing offers fun and exciting workouts that improve rhythm, strength, endurance as well as building self confidence.
Adapted Tennis and Adapted Karate
We are also very proud to offer two adapted sports programs for those students that need a smaller ratio, a slower paced teaching or more 1:1 instructional attention.
Dynamic moves will keep feet moving and bodies grooving to the beat! "Zumba Kids" is a latin inspired fitness program that is fun and kid friendly. A great introduction to choreography and teamwork. Special theme weeks will be a sure favourite!
Using the Micro:Bit program students learn to code thus creating games, animated toys and other programs.
Students make a digital newspaper. Students get to work on their interviewing, writing, photography and computer skills in this club! The club runs weekly and issues are published monthly.
The elementary library hosts Book Club 6 times per year. The Cycle 3 students are invited to have lunch in the library while we discuss plots, characters, likes/dislikes and watch interviews with the authors. Students are free to choose all or some of the 6 novels to read.
Chess is a fun activity as well as a tool to stimulate concentration, memorization, imagination and logical thinking. An organized learning program with levels from beginner to advanced. Practical play forms a part of the lessons.
School Musical or School Play
Students work weekly for the year to put on a spectacular show in the Spring. The show includes many students from the singers and actors to the students who create and paint the sets or do the lighting, music or costumes!
All Aboard Games
Unique and exciting co-operative board games where students in small groups work together toward a collective goal. Develops creative thinking, cooperation and social skills.
Mad Science invites your children to have fun with awesome science experiments! They will have the chance to discover the strengths and weaknesses of their senses and even play tricks on them. They'll learn how objects react to heat, explore electricity and magnetism and more!
Students learn to the world of comic book creations and discovery techniques to draw eyes, noses, mouths to proportion of their characters. They learn how to draw special effects, sound effects, speech bubbles, backgrounds and how to work with perspectives!
Students learn the secrets on how to draw this particular style of comic books that originated in Japan.
Holiday Card Making
Students use cardstock, stickers, stamps, ink and lots of embellishments to make beautiful handmade holiday cards.
Students create a wide variety of projects such as wish bracelets, headbands, earrings, necklaces & more ! They use materials such as beads, cat’s tail, paracord and more.
Create crafts beyond weirdness! Monster hands, flying saucers, mega robots and out of this world bottled alien specimens are just a few of the weird and bizarre projects you will create in the Weird Zone !
This is time to allow students to shine ! Do you sing, dance, play an instrument, have a unique talent? Students try out and those that WOW are invited to showcase their talents in front of the entire school at the Kuper talent show.
This introductory course focuses on speaking and listening skills, learning greetings, numbers, colours and some other useful vocabulary. Students also learn a bit about life in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries around the world. The students learn through conversation, games and role-play.
Students are able to participate in our holiday chorus and showcase their voices at nearby retirement homes to bring joy to the seniors.
Activities offered during lunchtime (11:00-11:45 or 12:00-12:45)
Sportball (K5, Gr. 1-2-3)
Sportball is a Multi-Sport program that introduces children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular sports: baseball, football, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Sportball helps children develop socially as well as physically, through a curriculum developed to reinforce self-confidence free from the pressure of competition. Designed for children, the program provides a skill-driven, high energy and fun-filled curriculum.
Yoga (K5, Gr. 1-2-3)
A certified yoga instructor offers a children’s yoga program. Yoga is a natural and healthy way to exercise, relax, focus and strengthen the children's mind and body connections.
Zumba (Gr. 1-2)
“Zumba Kids” is a latin inspired fitness program that is fun and kid friendly. A great introduction to choreography and team work.
Breakdancing (Gr. 3)
Offered at Kuper Academy by “Break City”. The activity consists of fun and exciting workouts to improve rhythm, strength, endurance as well as building self confidence. The goal is not only to teach proper dance technique but to introduce their students to this incredible dance culture, giving them the tools to get inspired.
All Aboard Games (Gr. 1)
The future of board games, nothing like the games you may have at home. The children get to explore unique and exciting board games, develop their own strategies and challenge their friends.
Chess (Gr. 1)
Chess is a fun activity as well as a tool to stimulate concentration, memorization, imagination and logical thinking. The instructor uses a learning program with levels from beginner to advanced.
Sheltoons Cartooning (Gr. 1-2)
Sheltoons has over 30 years experience teaching students. The children draw and create different cartoon characters. Each student leaves with their projects and a Sheltoon drawing book.
Mad Science (Gr. 1-2)
Junior scientists learn about the world around them. They discover new experiments every week and receive an awesome take-home item to continue learning at home.
French Games and Songs (K5)
In this activity, the Kindergarten students play games using the French vocabulary they learned in class and enjoy singing new French songs.
Chantons et Dansons (Gr. 1)
The grade one students learn French songs with gestures and dancing steps. This activity increases the students French vocabulary and fluency in a fun environment.
Parlons Français (Gr. 1)
The grade one students practice having conversations in French in different contexts (i.e. at the restaurant, on the phone,etc.).
Micro Soccer (Gr. 1-2)
Coach Ryan will work on improving players’ technical skills and agility through proven drills and fun games all while playing in a team environment.
Activities offered after school (3:00-4:00)
Cooking Class (Gr. 2)
In this activity, the children mix and create some fun recipes. The students receive an apron that they get to keep. If your kids get cooking now, chances are they will keep this good habit as they grow older.
Healthy Snacking (K5)
This class teaches children how easy it is to make a fun snack. Each child is given their very own chef’s knife (nylon plastic) and during each class they will make one simple, fun and healthy snack.
Math Whiz (Gr. 2)
During this activity the students play different games related to the concepts taught in class. This gives the students the opportunity to practice different skills in a fun and relaxed environment.