Elizabeth Ballantyne offers many extra-curricular activities to its students during class time, at lunch and after-school.
Chess club meets once a week with Chess masters from Association Echecs et Math. They give a 12 week course to a beginners and an advanced group. They accompany our students to local tournaments, at which our students have enjoyed some success.
Teaching Robotics at EBS started over ten years ago with the use of RCX kits. When Lego introduced the NXT, Elizabeth Ballantyne was one of the first schools in the English Montreal School Board to incorporate them into their Robotics Club. This year we are very well equipped, with over a dozen EV3 kits that allow over twenty-five students to enjoy building and programming robots that compete in various robotics competitions.
All cycle 3 students at Elizabeth Ballantyne School are encouraged to join the Robotics Club. The students who join the club must demonstrate the motivation to learn, the commitment to come on regular basis, and the readiness to work in a group and have fun. They will enjoy a vibrant and hands-on Robotics Club that meets once a week. This select group of students will work hard to represent our school at a robotics competition held each year.
For several years now, EBS students have competed in the Robo-Junior competition or the Zone 01 competition. Our teams have perform very well in the OnStage, Search and Rescue, Soccer and Sumo competitions, bringing home many medals.
The school covers all costs associated with the club, as well as the fees for joining the competitions. The Robotics Club is under the supervision of one of our science and technology teachers, Kayla Gribbon.
Every year, the grade 6 six teachers set up a Yearbook Committee and work together in order to create a special memory book for graduation. This is a lasting keepsake for the graduating students filled with writing, drawings and photographs.
Sports and Physical Activities
All these activities are held at lunch time and supervised by our Phys Ed teacher, M. Fortin. For each sport, there is a league with teams, a schedule and a playoff. As a reward for the winning teams, they get to compete against staff members, in front of a huge crowd in the gym.
- Floor Hockey
Skating Activities (December & February) & Skate-A-Thon
EBS is fortunate to be able to use the Montreal West arena which is situated near the school. Every Friday for several months, teachers are invited to skate with their respective classes. A Skate-A-Thon is held (beginning of March), to raise funds for the Montreal West Children’s Library.