Floor Hockey instruction and in-school competition is held yearly at Donalda School, and begins in November.
Objectives of the Donalda School Floor Hockey program include: achieving a physically active life style; achieving and maintaining of a health-enhancing level of physical fitness; movement skill competency; knowledge, understanding and application of movement concepts and principles; responsible personal and social behavior, understanding and respect for differences; cultural awareness, understanding of the role of physical activity in providing opportunities for enjoyment; and, challenge, self-expression, social interaction, work and leisure.
Cross-country running instruction is offered yearly at Donalda School beginning in March. Inter-School competition is also offered.
Curling instruction and competition are held yearly at the Donalda Curling Rink, which is only a few blocks from the school. These begin in January.
The four positions on a curling team are ìLeadî, ìSecondî, ìThirdî, and ìSkipî. For those unfamiliar with ìThe Roaring Gameî, included below is a brief overview of the responsibilities of each of these positions.
Curling Instructions Closely Followed at Donalda School
Duties of the Lead
- Goes for hot chocolate, pop, and chips at the request of any other member of the team.
- Cheerfully pays for the above items.
- Gets to the rink early, and puts the rocks down on the ice.
- Cleans off the Skipís rocks before he shoots.
- Tells the Skip at least four times during each game what a great curler he is, and what a rare privilege it is to play with him.
Duties of the Second
- Without waiting for instructions, automatically performs any duties of the Lead that that lowly person neglected to carry out.
- Harasses the opposing Skip by asking him pointless questions as heís getting ready to shoot.
- Looks after the transportation of all brooms, except that of the Lead.
- Is prepared to lend the Skip his sweater, should the Skip become chilled.
- Picks up all the straws on the ice prior to any member of his team shooting.
Duties of the Third
- Supplies transportation to and from the rink.
- Supervises all the snow shoveling or towing, should the car become stuck or refuse to start.
- Cheerfully lends money to the Lead and Second, should they run short.
- Sees that the Lead and Second do not conspire to say anything derogatory about the Skip, or indicate anything other than total satisfaction with his performance.
- Stand close to the opposing Third and Skip when they are in conference in an attempt to learn their strategy.
Duties of the Skip
- Take credit for all games won.
- Fairly distribute blame for all games lost between the Second and the Third. (The Lead is too insignificant to assume any accountability).
- Give indistinct and confusing signals to his team when they are preparing to throw, so the Skipís questionable strategy will never become obvious to spectators.
- Bawl out and abuse each member of the team at the top of his lungs at least three times during each game, whether they deserve it or not.
- Set aside sufficient time each weekend to familiarize the team, and anybody else within earshot, of the good old days when he was considered ìBrierî material.
Softball instruction and in-school competition is held yearly at Donalda School, and begins in June.