What are extracurricular activities?

Generally, extracurricular activities take place before or after school.

Many schools offer these types of programs, which can include ESL help, sports, clubs, music, theater, student government and many others. Sometimes these are called co-curricular activities. Sometimes they happen during the regular school but generally they take place before or after school.

The programs are usually open to all students and are supervised by a teacher.

Participating in extracurricular activities at school is a great way for newcomer students to make friends, practise their English and feel part of the school community. As well, many universities and colleges consider a student's extracurricular activities and community involvement when evaluating the student's application for admission or for scholarships.

For more information about extracurricular activities in your school, speak to a teacher or the guidance counsellor.

Many community agencies can help you find information about school for your children. To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for "settlement services" in your area.

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Last updated: October 29, 2015 4001205