Monthly Archives: November 2014

Team Handball Season Ending

Thanks to all those students that came out to play team handball this year.  We had a great season and both teams showed great improvement.  All players showed great strength and determination.  The girls’ team turned out to be a group of fantastic passers and team players!  Way to go girls!  The Boys’ team was “the little team that could”, especially only having nine players.  Well done boys!

All players will have two more opportunities to play.  Our friendship tournament is being help on Dec. 3rd, 2014 at Sansome School from 1:10-3:30pm.  The two teams will also play against the teachers during the last week of school before winter break.

A special thanks to Mme Flynn for all her help coaching this season!

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Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Nov. 17th – Nov. 21st)

This past week students continued to work on their throwing/catching skills.  The K-2 students continued to play a variety of games to work on those skills.  Students in grade 3-5 played Quidditch, the game made popular from the Harry Potter series of books/movies.  Some classes have started using their iPads in the gym to do daily assessments of their fair play, as well as self-assessments of how their body is reacting to the exercise they are doing in class.

Both team handball teams have continued to play well in their league games.  They will have a week off from games next week followed by the friendship tournament on Dec. 3rd, 2014.  Best of luck to both teams!

Dancing With The Stars School Fund Raiser

Check out the video below created by M. Sorokowski’s Grade 5 class.  This year we will be Dancing with The Stars to raise funds for all the fun activities we have throughout the year.  See you December 2nd!

National Jersey Day

November 28th, 2014 is National Jersey Day.  Students are encouraged to wear a jersey or sports related shirt to school that day.  Last year seven St. James – Assiniboia schools had 100% participation amongst their staff and students.  Let’s see if we can do it this year!

Schools need to submit photographic proof that day and will be judged on % participation, originality, overall impact and artistic merit.

Go Browning Go!

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Nov. 12 – Nov. 14)

During this very short week students continued to work on their throwing and catching skills. Students played a variety of games including Spaghetti and Meatballs, Individual Pin Guard, Team Handball and a few others.  They also had the opportunity to meet M. Steven Koester, our new PE teacher at ÉRB who will be working half-time for the remainder of the school year.


Both Team Handball teams had their first games, and did a fantastic job!  All players were great role models of good sportsmanship and well represented our school.

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Nov. 3rd – Nov. 7th)

As we transition into November, we are transitioning in Phys. Ed. classes too.  Last week we started making the move from the transportation skills (running, skipping, galloping, hopping) to manipulation skills (throwing, catching).  Students in grades K-2 participated in a variety of activities to work on their throwing and catching.  Some of the highlights include Angry Birds and Mission Impossible Dodgeball.

Our grade 3-5 students have started their own unit.  The end goal of the unit is to better understand the game of Team Handball.  Students started with some lead up games including: Omnikin Football, and Endzone Ball.  In the coming week they will be playing Mini Team Handball and finishing up by playing an actual game.  We will also throw in a game or two of Quidditch, the highly popular game from the Harry Potter series.

In intramural news, our École Robert Browning Premier League soccer has finished up the round robin portion of the season.  The top teams in grades 3, 4 and 5 will play versus the teachers in the coming two weeks.  Thanks to all those students that came out to play!

Last week In Phys. Ed. (Oct. 27th-Oct. 31st)

Hope that everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!  Last week in Phys. Ed. students continued to play a variety of Halloween-themed games and also had a chance to go for a walkthrough of the maison hauntée.  We’ve also finished up our evaluations of some of the basic transport skills (running, skipping, galloping, hopping). These are the skills that will make up the “movement” portion of term 1’s reporting.

Next week we will finish up evaluations for term 1 and will start to look at some of the manipulation skills (throwing, catching, striking).  Students will also finish up intramural soccer by playing matches against the staff.

Team Handball season starts up next week on Nov. 12th and 13th.  Hope to see you out cheering on our teams!