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ARTS & ACTIVITY

The Arts & Activity Program is a choice for students to explore their creativity, innovation, and self-expression through a variety of art and music activities.  

 Students (in grades 3-6) focus on core subjects in the morning and in the afternoon look forward to working individually and on group projects to create and invent, respond to, and present, with access to a wide range of musical and artistic tools and processes.

 In music, students will be involved with the systematic development of musical skills, and creative expression through performance, listening, evaluating, and composition.

In art, students will learn captivating visual art skills and concepts, with a focus on reflection, depiction, composition, and expression.   By learning to see differently and the means to view the work of others, fosters an appreciation of multiple perspectives and solutions and respect for individual, cultural, and artistic diversity.

The Art & Activities Program will provide a learning environment to build on creativity and invention, to see differently, to envision, to persist, to problem solve, to be playful, to learn from challenges, and to communicate in a variety of modes, for a more powerful repertoire for invention and self-expression.  Skills and attributes acquired or enhanced in the Art & Activities Program will certainly be of value in the core subject areas.

 

 

 

 

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program is North America's only sports alternative program combining both academics and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  The program is designed for all students in Grades 3 through 9 and provides the opportunity to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques in a safe and controlled environment.  Our program helps young adults improve their "Self".  Self-defense, self-esteem, self-confidence and self-discipline.  Students will also demonstrate an improvement in strength, flexibility, and body awareness. 

The program has been designed to help students develop character traits such as respect, rectitude, courage, benevolence, perseverance, fortitude and effort.  On average, students receive between 4 to 6 hours of Jiu-Jitsu instruction per week!  The remaining time is spent in the classroom working on physical and mental health related topics.

If you are interested in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletics please contact:    

Curtis Malin - curtis.malin@epsb.ca 

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ELITE ATHLETE

 At Donnan, we offer programming that allow for student-athletes to maintain a partnership between Academics and Athletics.  

Student-athletes learn and train in an environment of like-minded peers. At Donnan, ELITE student-athletes focus core subjects in the morning, and participate in their program of choice in the afternoons.  Student-Athletes are involved in Gymnastics, Figure Skating, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, and Diving.  We provide flexible timetabling, partnership with local gym clubs and a modified calendar to maintain their academic and athletics schedules.

 

If you are interested in the ELITE Athletics please contact:

Corrie Yusypchuk -corrie.yusypchuk@epsb.ca

 

 

HOCKEY

Donnan Hockey is Edmonton's only public school elementary hockey academy. Operating out of Donnan Elementary School, Donnan Hockey provides student-athletes with a combination of high-end academics and sports training from grades 3-6. Donnan Hockey provides programming based on phases, with each phase focusing on different themes and units to provide the foundation for the complete athlete. When Donnan Hockey student-athletes aren’t on the ice they receive off-ice training including time on our skating treadmill, exposure to multiple sports and activities to foster physical literacy and classroom sessions that focus on character building, leadership and goal-setting.  ‌‌

 

If you are interested in the Donnan Hockey please contact: 

Jory Stuparyk -   jory.stuparyk@epsb.ca

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LACROSSE

Academic and Athletic Development in conjunction with Donnan School and Vimy Ridge Academy, is excited to announce the launch of the the Donnan Lacrosse Athletic Development (LAD) Program .  The Donnan LAD program will be available for Grade 5 and 6 students who are interested in combining the skill development of lacrosse with overall athletic enhancement.  The objective of the program will be to develop a foundation of lacrosse skills while working on overall movement and sport skills, which leads to physical literacy.  

Student-athletes will be exposed to both field and box lacrosse, while being led through numerous other sports to build upon their active lifestyles.  Each student-athlete will receive on average six lacrosse sessions per month, while combining other physical activities and in-class sessions.  

If you are interested in the Lacrosse Athletics please contact:

Jason Knight -   jason.knight@epsb.ca

Paul Rai  -   paul.rai@epsb.ca

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SPORT FIT

The Sport Fit program at Donnan School is a unique multi-sport program.  It is designed to allow students from Grades 3-6 learn the values of long term athletic development in a variety of environments.  Students focus on core subjects in the morning, and explore options and a variety of sports and activities in the afternoons.  Sport Fit is based on fitness, skill development, participation and sportsmanship, not to mention a good dose of health and wellness.  Students are given the chance to develop all of the essential skills necessary for the complete athlete.  It is ideal for students who want to sample a vast array of sports, or for students who want to cross train and focus on a specific sport. 

 

If you are interested in the Sport Rec Athletics please contact:

Lara Ruppell - Lara.Ruppell@epsb.ca