Clubs & Activities
Clubs provide opportunities for students to develop their expertice in a variety of areas. Please read more below to find description of each club.
Note: Students must maintain good behaviour, attendance and relationships with the staff and students in order to be considered for these privileges. The school reserves the right to allow or not allow students to attend or participate in school-sponsored activities or other occasions where students are representing John D. Bracco School at any time.
Advanced Music Club
This club is for motivated musicians who want to extend their skills beyond music class and/or form bands then rehearse together. Students will have the opportunity to pursue lead guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums or singing. Music club practices are held at various times including lunch, before and after school. Occasionally, students will practice on a Saturday afternoon if a big performance is coming up and extra practices are required. Students do not have to be registered in a music class to join; however, regular home practice is a must.
This club meets to discuss, show, and promote anime in a community setting and may also focus on broadening Japanese cultural understanding.
This club helps students become better helpers for their friends, family and community. Members learn how to talk about problems and issues that they face and know who to go to for help.
This club provides an opportunity using dramatic studies to enhance student confidence and imagination through active expression. Students will be collaboratively working with their peers and teachers towards the production of a school play.
GSA (Gender & Sexualities Alliance)
This club provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.
During lunch break, students are welcome to participate in intramural activities in the gym. There will be a variety of activities to choose from, including team games, individual challenges and home room team building games. The theme for each month is as follows:
Sept/Oct - Welcome Back Homeroom Challenges
Nov - Western Days
Dec - Winter Fun
Jan - Paralympics
Feb - Olympics
Mar - March Madness
Apr - NHL (Noodle Hockey League)
This club is a Citadel Theatre program offering a glimpse into the world of professional theatre. Students are dropped off at the Citadel three chosen evenings throughout the school year. They first enjoy a light supper and pre-show presentation by working professionals from the Edmonton Theatre community. After watching the performance, students are invited to stay for a Q&A session with members of the cast and crew.
Youth Leadership Program (sponsored by Toastmasters International)
This is an informal course in the art of Leadership and Communication. Students will meet after school to prepare and deliver a number of speeches, in addition to taking on roles as they relate to leading a meeting. The focus is on developing a voice which can be heard and understood, in addition to recognizing the importance of the qualities of effective leadership.