Extra-mural Sports

Grade 5 students at Hillcrest are given the opportunity to participate in a limited spectrum of extra-mural sports. Last year both volleyball and basketball had a schedule and tournament. Other sports opportunities are cross country running and track and field which are organized at the district level by the elementary athletic association.


Throughout the year, the staff at Hillcrest attempts to provide opportunities for all students to engage in a variety of physical activities outside of the regular classroom program.  These activities include dances, fun day events, and intramural sporting challenges.  These activities change with the seasons and generally take place during the lunch hour.  Their aim is to promote life-long physical fitness and health, while developing good co-operation and sportsmanship skills and attitudes.

Special Events

A number of traditional events have been established at Hillcrest School over the years.  These may change, however, from time to time depending on the goals and needs of the staff, parents, students, and community.

Examples are:

  1. September – Terry Fox Run
  2. February – Pirate Loppet
  3. October – U.N.I.C.E.F. Fundraising event
  4. December – Christmas Concert
  5. April – Spring Carnival
  6. May – Parent ‘Thank You’ Tea
  7. June – Year End Assembly (Grade 5 students)
  8. June –Staff Appreciation Luncheon

A number of cultural performances are also held throughout the year.  Parents are welcome to attend these.

Code of Conduct for Spectators (Policy #280)

The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) believes that inter-school competition provides students with opportunities to pursue excellence, engage in physical activity, and develop their teamwork and leadership capacity.

It is important that these opportunities occur in an environment that is appropriate and positive, and that learning and fair play are a priority. Spectators at all school competitions are expected to support this philosophy and to adhere to the following Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct:

  1. I will show respect for my team’s opponents and supporters.
  2. I will remember that participants play sports for their enjoyment, and that they are not playing to entertain me.
  3. I will have realistic expectations, and will remember that players are not professionals and cannot be judged by professional standards.
  4. I will respect the officials’ decisions and I will encourage participants to do the same.
  5. I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort or I will remain silent.
  6. I will behave in a manner that supports the players, coaches, officials, or other spectators.
  7. I will show respect for others by keeping my cheering at an appropriate volume and not use prohibited noise-making devices, such as aerosol air horns, loud speakers (megaphones), whistles, and laser pointers).
  8. Should a situation arise with regard to the above, the game shall be stopped (at an appropriate time), and it shall be the responsibility of the home team administration, game director (if applicable), or home team head coach to immediately deal with the problem at hand. There shall be no penalty sanctioned regardless.
  9. Enforcement of the Spectator Code of Conduct ultimately falls to the school principal.