Participating in after-school activities is important to the social and mental development of all children.
Some of the clubs and activities offered at Saint Boniface include, Battle of the Books (BOB), Rhythm Band, Choir, Drama productions, Quiz Bowl, Safety Patrol, Altar Servers, Basketball, Baseball, Spirit Squad, Chess Club, Girl Scouts, & Boy Scouts.
Please look over the Extra Curricular Activities listed on the website. We want your children to be happily involved in their favorite activities.
There are many benefits to participation in extracurricular activities, including:
When children participate in sports and outdoor activities, they get good exercise and learn life-long habits of keeping mentally and physically fit. Combined with other life skills like learning how to eat right, will ensure that children know the basics of living a healthy lifestyle.
Many different activities can provide an outlet for creativity and problem-solving. Obvious choices are arts and crafts, music, performing arts, but other activities like sports and collecting can teach problem-solving skills. The best activities for your children are those that encourage their natural curiosity and interests.
All activities take place in a relaxing environment or promote healthy methods for dealing with stress. In an increasingly complex and pressure-oriented world, the more we are able to find positive ways to deal with stress, the better we are.
When children learn new skills and engage in social activities, they become more self-confident. Learning social skills like cooperation, negotiation, and conflict resolutions in a fun and relaxed environment will help them interact appropriately with others – a skill valuable in all aspects of life from home life to the workplace.
Team Spirit and Camaraderie
Teamwork is increasingly more important in home life as well as at work. Team sports require children to work together to achieve a common goal and remove the focus from the individual to the team. These aren’t the only activities that teach teamwork, though. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts teach these important skills as well as some other activities like drama and dance.