Organized Team Sports
As student interest and adult assistance exist, SCS has offered the following organized team sports: Floorball for grades 3-6, soccer for grades 5-8, basketball for grades 9-12. Floorball has been an after school program which has also included the opportunity to play against sister school Valley Christian Academy. Both the middle school soccer team and the high school basketball teams have played competitively in leagues among local public school teams.
We are privileged that the local business community supports an initiative to provide ice time to local area schools throughout the winter months at the local 8th Hussars Arena. From this, SCS is able to offer a regular skating program to elementary students throughout the winter as well as a number of skating opportunities for Junior and Senior High students.
Poley Mountain Ski Resort is located about 20 minutes from SCS and offers day-long learning to ski events to local schools. From time to time, as there is interest, students from grades 3 to 12 at Sussex Christian School are able to participate in this program.
Annual Spring Play
Each spring, students of Sussex Christian School perform a drama production for the public. Over the years, SCS has performed “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” as well as its sequel, “The Horse and His Boy”. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, “The Prince and the Pauper”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and a modern-day comedic version of “Sleeping Beauty” have all been recent plays presented by SCS students.
On alternating years, the cast focuses on high school students in the Theatre Arts class, with students from other grades rounding out the cast with the more minor roles. It is always a pleasure to have even our youngest junior kindergarten students participate in chorus-type roles to enhance the production.
This year, SCS is excited to undertake its first musical performance with Theatre Arts students taking the lead roles. “The Wizard of Oz” will have two public performances, May 6th and 7th.
Every spring, high school students are given the opportunity to experience the history and culture of our region. Past trips have visited New York city, Ottawa, and Philadelphia.
Students especially at the high school level have the opportunity to participate in a number of groups that help hone their leadership skills.
Elections are held each year for students in Junior and Senior High to serve their fellow students through Student Council. Student Council organizes student activities for the annual Fall Festival an School Spirit weeks. They also give leadership to special fundraisers throughout the year. This year, Student Council spear-headed a three day “Hearts for Haiti” focus in which SCS raised $1250 for Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January.
High School students who have a positive testimony for the Lord, a talent in music and an interest in leadership may audition for the school Worship Band. Students participate in leading worship in some chapel services. Typically, they also participate in the annual Christian School Sunday, and the Graduation and Awards Ceremony.
Students who have an interest in photography and wish to practice their skills in design and layout may choose to be part of the Yearbook Committee. This committee plans photography of events in the life of the school, then organizes them into the published yearbook.