*Please note! Due to COVID related procedure and guidelines, clubs will not be running as normal at this time. When it is safe to do so, we will re-institute these opportunities.
Gaming Club - Do you play tabletop games, board games, card games (MTG, Yugioh, etc), or are you interested in D&D and other forms of role-playing games? Come to room 312 during lunch on a Tuesday to share your passion for these games, or to have a space to play and introduce others to your game. There are some games already available to be played with 2-6 players.
DISCLAIMER: Online games will not be played at lunch in this club. You cannot participate in games while eating so we can keep games in good condition for others, but you can eat your lunch in the room.
Debate Club - Students learn the art of respectful argumentation while preparing for inter-school competition at ADSA (Alberta Debate and Speech Association) competitions.
Drama Club - Grade 7-9 students are invited to develop their creativity, public speaking, and stage presence through improv games, theatre exercises, and script work.
Announcement Club - The Samuel W. Shaw Announcements Club provides opportunities for students to be a part of our daily school news, to ensure that all staff and students are being informed of upcoming events and clubs, as well as some fun jokes and inspirational quotes. This club runs every morning at 8:30 AM until 9:00 AM.
Students are expected to show up on time for their designated date for announcements and help with the production and running of our daily news cast. There will also be opportunities for additional news opportunities and video production throughout the year to advertise special events and important information that will be shown on our school televisions.
We Act - We Act is a student-driven club to help create change in our community, country, and globally. Working with We Schools students ignite their passion for making our world a better place.
SEAs Sailing Education Adventures -
Samuel W Shaw School will offer a West Coast program for grade 9 students in the coming school year. The trip combines training and experience in Science, Outdoor Education, Leadership, Social Studies, Math, Language Arts and PE. The trip’s philosophy matches that of the school – the focus is on learning, human and social values and development of personal skills. The program offers a unique combination of theoretical and practical learning and development.
Proposed date is September 30th to October 4th, 2019
During the trip, students live and work on board the vessels. They sleep and eat on board, and care for the upkeep of the ship. Students learn to sail, navigate and communicate on the water. They are instructed in sea kayaking and have history and ecology lessons. Activities include shore walks and inter-tidal study as well.
Colouring Club - Grade 5 - 9 students are invited to let go of any worries and relax and colour! All colouring materials will be provided for participants.
Choir – Do you like to sing? Have we got the club for you! Come and join us on Wednesdays at lunch in the Band room to have a great time singing with your friends. Choir is open to all students in grades 5-9.
Jazz Band - Jazz band is open to band students in grades 8&9. Develop your musical skills and learn about jazz music at the same time!
GSA Club: Grade 6-9 students. We meet once a week at lunch as a safe space for anyone who needs support. This club runs as a peer support club for all students and especially our LBGTQ students and allies. There are three teacher facilitators there to help students. We also run whole school activities throughout the year supporting human rights.
Science Fair: “Where would our world be without Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)? The Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) inspires youth to discover their potential in these STEM fields, attracting bright hardworking students to grow their great ideas into initiatives they can take into the larger world.” - CYSF, 2019. Grade 5-9 students at SWS who are passionate about STEM are encouraged to join us biweekly Thursday at lunch in Mrs. Farrell’s room Portable 8. Projects are self-directed and students are expected to complete a lot of the work at home. When we meet at school our four science teachers will work with students to organize and carry out their plan!