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​​​Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities allow our students to pursue passions and interests that fall outside the normal curriculum. These activities can include special interest clubs, arts, music and athletics. Our school is proud to offer a variety of extracurricular opportunities that enhance our students' learning experiences.​​

Extracurricular

Clubs and Co- and Extra-Curricular

There are many opportunities available at JGD for students to be involved in school life beyond the classroom. Activities sponsored by Leadership/ Student Council (STUCO) include assemblies, charity drives, special events, intramurals and tournaments. Clubs vary from year to year, based on student interest, but include such opportunities as Yearbook, Green Chiefs Environmental Club, MacAfrica, and the Speech and Debate Teams. Athletic teams may vary from year to year depending on the availability of coaching expertise and student interest. However, typical teams include Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, Badminton, Swimming, Field Hockey, Soccer, Rugby and Track & Field.

Leadership/ Student Council (STUCO)

Leadership at Diefenbaker provides a voice for students on issues affecting our student population. Two Leadership Representatives liaise with our School Council. Leadership initiatives support community building, both locally and internationally, and provide student activities to enhance the school’s culture of excellence. 

Serving the Community (Local / Global)

At John G Diefenbaker, we believe that it is important for students to have a balanced high school experience and that getting involved and giving back to community are critical to achieving this balance. Diefenbaker students make it a priority to get involved in their communities at every level. Not only do students gain incredible life experience through getting involved, but they are also able to use these activities to distinguish themselves in their post-secondary applications and on their curriculum vitae. Moreover, it is important to note that some scholarships look specifically for student community involvement. The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a student led group with the mandate to get involved in community—an excellent place to start as you balance your academic, your athletic, and your outreach commitments. If you have a specific area of interest that inspires you to get involved, please let us know how we can help!

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