Please note that due to the pandemic, most student leadership opportunities have been suspended for the 2020-2021 school year.
Student engagement, ownership, and accountability are enhanced through leadership and mentoring opportunities. There are several ways for students in the middle years to get involved in their learning community.
Students are encouraged to apply for a variety of leadership positions. Applicants should submit a typed letter to the Leadership Selection Committee outlining why they are well suited for the position. Training for leadership roles will be provided when necessary.
Student Patrols (Grades 5 and 6)
Patrols are at local crosswalks helping students get to school safely. Our patrols have been honoured with several awards from the Winnipeg City Police over the past five years.
Athletic Council (Grades 5,6,7 and 8)
Participants help to program and implement our lunchtime intramural sports. Responsibilities include scorekeeping and refereeing. Training is provided.
Student Secretary (Grades 6,7 and 8)
Students answer phones and greet visitors in the school office during lunch hour.
Lunch Monitor (Grades 6,7 and 8)
Lunch monitors spend their lunch hour in one of our primary classes, eating with the students and helping the lunch supervisor. Up to 2 lunch monitors are needed for each classroom, kindergarten to grade 3.
Student Leadership Council (Grades 6 - 8)
Our Student Leadership Council invites all students from grades 6 to 8 to join. The council learns leadership skills. This group organizes and leads activities for the entire student body. They host assemblies, social justice initiatives, environmental initiatives and much, much more!
Morning Announcements (Grades 6 - 8)
Each morning, students deliver morning announcements to our school population. Students volunteer in pairs for this role, delivering announcements for a period of one week at a time.
Yearbook Committee (Grade 8)
This committee is responsible for designing the grade 8 yearbook and the grade 8 farewell video. They meet during lunch hour, monthly from October to April and weekly from April to June. Several positions are available on this committee.
Students in grades 5 – 8 are role models or “Big Buddies” to students in the early years classes. Buddy activities include reading together, working on projects, and celebrating special occasions.
At St. Ignatius, we offer fun, challenging ways for students to learn and grow through a range of clubs. These clubs include all grade levels. They each meet once a week, for a six week period.
- Running Club
- Craft club
- Debate Club
- Chess Club
- Coding Club
- Math Club
- Green Team
- Social Justice
- Board Games Club
Students in Grades 3 & 4 are invited to participate in our choir program. The choir leads the school at school liturgies throughout the year. They also perform on many special occasions such as the Christmas Concert, Grade 2 First Communion, Grade 3 First Reconciliation, the volunteer tea in May, the Grade 8 Farewell and at our annual choir concert in June. The choir is led by Mrs. Rachelle Matychuk and is accompanied by Mrs. Susan Cave.
Students in Grades 5 through 8 are invited to participate in senior choir. This choir practices all year and performs at all special school functions such as the Christmas Concert, Grade 2 First Communion, Grade 3 First Reconciliation, the volunteer tea in May, the Grade 8 Farewell and at our annual choir concert in June. The choir is led by Mrs. Michele Lampertz and is accompanied by Mrs. Susan Cave.
This is a very special group of young men. They have the opportunity to show off their voices and perform songs that they love. This choir also performs at all special school occasions such as the Christmas Concert, Grade 2 First Communion, Grade 3 First Reconciliation, the volunteer tea in May, the Grade 8 Farewell and at our annual choir concert in June. The choir is led by Mrs. Michele Lampertz and is accompanied by Mrs. Susan Cave.
Concert Band Program
Beginning Fall, 2019
Band brings richness to school communities. Concert band is an instrumental ensemble ranging from 40 - 80 musicians and consisting of brass, wood wind, percussion instruments. Making music is for everyone and brings people together. Being a part of Band creates a sense of belonging and being part of a team.
Band promotes self-confidence, a sense of accomplishment and many other important life skills.
The St. Ignatius School Band will be led by Mr. Giovanni Verrelli.
Private Music Lessons
A convenient way for your child to attend piano and/or voice lessons. Our private music lessons occur during the school day, and are co-ordinated by the music teacher. Lessons are scheduled weekly to ensure students don’t miss the same subject repeatedly in the school day cycle.
The music instructor will pick your child up from class, and walk them to and from the music room for their 30-minute lesson.
Piano Lessons — $25 per session
Mrs. Susan Cave is a RCM certified teacher with 25 years experience in piano and theory. She worked at Taubers Music School for 10 years as a senior piano instructors, where she also adjudicated festivals and exams. Mrs. Cave taught a private music program at Balmoral Hall for 2 years, and runs a private music school in her home for the past 15 years. Her students range in ages from 5 years to adult. Mrs. Cave will prepare students for all levels of piano exams as well as the theory co-requisites exams.
Voice Lessons — $25 per session
Ms. Ainsley Wray is an experienced voice instructor. She has a Masters of Music from the University of Toronto with a major in Voice Performance. She teaches voice on a private basis. She studied with Tracy Dahl.