Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc

School Activities

Joan of Arc Academy offers an assortment of activities to enrich the students’ school experience.

 

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Sports

The students have a wide variety of athletic opportunities at the Academy.  They participate in the cross country running, volleyball, soccer, rugby, badminton leagues and tournaments, ski trips, skating on our rink made by parent volunteers, and more!

Clubs and Contests

Girls participate in a variety of clubs including; chess, math and science clubs, used-book exchanges, mini-enrichment courses at universities and colleges, and national math contests.

Students regularly use the school garden that they all took part in building in the spring of 2014 both as part of the Environment Club and integrated into class.

Our choirs under the leadership of our music specialist consistently earn high marks and awards at the Kiwanis Music Festival and are invited to sing at venues in the Ottawa area such as Ottawa 67s games and Parliament hill for Remembrance day.

Charitable Activities

Our girls participate in fundraising and charitable activities such as Dictée PGL, Jump Rope For Heart, the Walkathon, in support of the school and Project Tembo, Toy Mountain, as well as visits and presentations at West End Villa.

Art

Joan of Arc students can take part in programs such as art, drama, dance and musical activities that include the school choir. Each year the girls present several plays and participate in various performances such as the Christmas Concert and the very impressive Joan of Arc Talent Show. Girls may also sign up for piano lessons or for after-school violin lessons with Ottawa Suzuki Strings.

Outings

Our students get to experience all that Ottawa has to offer as we often go on field trips throughout the city.  We also bring specialists to the academy in order to enrich the learning experience.

School Spirit

We have a wide assortment of fun and educational activities such as non-uniform days, Semaine de la Francophonie celebrations, , workshops and presentations by guest speakers on subjects such as pottery, nutrition, yoga, The Power of Anti-Bullying.

In early October, the student council and the Head Girl are elected following electoral campaigns, bilingual speeches and elections by secret ballot.