Organized Team Sports
SCS offers opportunities to play basketball, soccer, floorball, and volleyball competitively. These opportunities are available for students of varying ages.
SCS offers 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. Students from grades 3 to 12 at Sussex Christian School are able to participate in this program.
SCS offers recreational swimming and/or physical training activities into the athletic curriculum at the local indoor pool.
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. These programs typically feature students at the high school level with younger students rounding out more minor roles and/ or chorus-type additions to the play. On alternating years, it has been the school’s recent practice to have elementary students participate in a Christmas production. Recent ones have been “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.
A series of awesome school trips are available for high school students. Over the four years from grades 9-12, students have the opportunity for a week-long trip to four different locations:
- New York City has a missions focus; the school partners with an established inner city mission which challenges students in a variety of ministry opportunities suited for them. Students also have opportunity to tour a variety of the well-known places that make up NYC.
- The Pennsylvania trip has more of a cultural flavour. Students gain an exposure to the Amish culture while there. They also have the privilege of seeing a production at “Sight and Sound Theatre”, Broadway quality productions with a Biblical theme. A visit to an area biblical university is also part of the week.
- The Montreal / Ottawa / Quebec City tour has a theme of Canadian history and government. A variety of iconic locations give students a feel for both English and French culture within the Canadian history.
- The Washington, DC trip provides a parallel experience to the Canadian tour, allowing students to be exposed to American history and government.
A trip for students in Grades 5 to 8 has recently been added to the curriculum. This trip is a three-day adventure. Currently, trips include Fortress Louisbourg in Cape Breton, NS and Quebec’s Magdalen Islands.
Leadership Development Program
Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of groups that help develop and hone their leadership skills.
Student Leadership Core
Students in Junior and Senior High may apply to serve their fellow students through Student Leadership Core. This group may be involved in such things as organizing student activities for the annual Fall Festival and School Spirit weeks.
They also give leadership to the various special (full student body) chapels throughout the year. Select members of the Leadership Core have had an opportunity to join in a couple of bus trips involving younger students and invited senior guests from the community. The Principal also likes to have the opportunity to do a concentrated leadership training activity with members of this team.
High School students who have a positive testimony for God, 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, and organizes them into the published yearbook.
A student-lead prayer group meets weekly to pray for the needs of fellow students, and for their school. This group was initiated by students who believe in the power of prayer and have a heart for their fellow students.