Athletics

Athletic Newsletter

Our Athletics Program relies on volunteer staff and parent coaches. If you are interested in coaching any of our Athletic Programs, please contact Monterey’s Athletic Director, Jason Gammon, at jgammon@sd61.bc.ca

Monterey has an excellent reputation for its strong and well-organized extra-curricular Athletics Program,  which includes cross country running, basketball,  volleyball,  field hockey, rugby, ultimate frisbee and track and field. This is thanks to the value placed on athletics in the Oak Bay community as well as the dedication of Mr. Gammon as Athletic Director, the commitment of our many teacher, parent, and community coaches and the support provided by our Student Athletic Leadership Program under the guidance of Mr.  Gammon.  While there is certainly a competitive aspect to the Athletics Program as we play against schools throughout the district and southern Vancouver Island, the main focus at the middle school level is on participation, skill development, furthering personal fitness and exploring different types of sports.

During morning and lunch recess, for those with “free time” (when not practicing on an athletics team or playing Intramurals or participating in one of our many clubs or music ensembles), we want to encourage as much recreational play at break-times as possible. To that end, our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) has purchased recreational equipment – balls, frisbees, skipping ropes, etc – for student use at recess breaks.  Thank you Monterey PAC!

For more information on middle school athletics in SD61 please go to the Lower Island Middle Schools Sports Association (LIMSSA) website: https://lowerislandschoolsports.ca/middle-schools/

For upcoming & current Athletics activities, see weekly “Monterey Athletics” link above.