Newton’s Grove School news: January 2016

News from January 2016

NGS Athletics Growth and Development

Dear Parents and Guardians:

There is much happening at Newton’s Grove School this year!  With the move quickly approaching and registrations right around the corner, the Athletic Department has great things to be excited about!

First and foremost, the new double-size gymnasium offers so many more possibilities.  This amazing facility will allow us to continue to deliver a dynamic physical education program enhanced with new and creative activities.  A new gymnasium will also afford us the opportunity to host games and tournaments.  We are looking forward to students, staff, and parents attending home games and cheering our Knights to victory!

We are also excited to announce new extra-curricular activities that will be offered to students commencing next year.  Sports such as Curling, Ice Hockey, Tennis, and Cricket will be added to our already comprehensive varsity program. Students will be able to participate in curling tournaments through the SSAF. Prior to competition, practices and tutorials will be scheduled to help ensure complete understanding of the rules of the sport, build on athletic skills, and instill confidence in our athletes. 

Ice hockey is another sport we would like to develop at Newton’s Grove.  We will start by offering students one practice session a week, giving any student who plays hockey an opportunity to attend.  At first, exhibition games versus other schools will be scheduled and, ultimately, a team able to compete in tournaments will be established.

A great deal of interest has been expressed by students and parents in developing a cricket team.  One of our teachers, along with the help from some parents, will start a cricket team at our new location.  A cricket pitch is conveniently located right beside our new campus, where practices and games will be held. 

Learn to Play Volleyball” will be a morning program offered specifically to junior and intermediate students.  This initiative will ensure that our young student/athletes develop, improve, and refine the basic skills of volleyball at an earlier age. This will serve as a foundation to build on so that they may be prepared to compete on varsity teams in their intermediate years and beyond.

In the years to come, we also plan on joining additional sporting associations which will enable our school to send individuals and/or teams to compete in provincial championships at OFSAA.

In closing, we are confident that athletics at Newton’s Grove will continue to grow and flourish, and it is our wish to see every student become physically active by participating in sports.

GO KNIGHTS! 

Sincerely,

Nick Zero 
Athletic Director 

Steven Barnes                                        Ryan Penner

Pri./Jun. Physical Education Teacher    Inter./Sen. Physical Education Teacher


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