A wide variety of optional
cadet training programmes are offered to students who have completed their
Green and Red Star qualifications:
This optional program offered
for the full year, is conducted by Gold Medallist Piper Jim McGillivray
and a talented staff of instructors. The programme includes beginner
piping and drummer training which will lead eventually to participation
in either the Junior or Senior Pipe Band. Cadets may begin participating
in this program in Grade 6 and continued participation is at the discretion
of the Director of Piping. Cadets in Grade 11 and 12 without previous experience,
NOT eligible to participate. For more
information check out the Piping and Drumming
You may also select the bagpipes
as your instrument for an academic music credit and if this is of interest
to you, please talk to Mr. McGillivray or your advisor. And each summer,
SAC is the home of the Ontario
School of Piping.
This is now a full year
AMR credit program for cadets at any level under the direction of the Director of
Music. The band performs at the Cadets in Concert show, Church Parade, Headmaster's Parade and
Climbing takes place on our new climbing wall in the Yuill gymnasium.
Training is usually conducted as part of the Silver Star training programme,
supervised by one of our many qualified instructors. During the warm seasons,
our High Ropes course is also part of the programme.
This program is conducted
in the fall and winter terms and is open to cadets in Grade 11 and higher.
There is an additional cost for this program.
This program is conducted
in the fall and winter terms and is open to cadets in Grade 11 and higher
who are 16 years of age or older. There is an additional cost for this
program which is conducted by YOUNG
DRIVERS OF CANADA.
Cadets in Grade 11 or above
who have completed their Red Star qualification have the opportunity to
qualify for their First Aid Certification. One course will be offered
in the winter term.
Marksmanship Team / Biathlon
in Grade 11 or above who have completed their Red Star qualification may
apply to participate on the Corps Marksmanship Team which will train and
compete using target rifles under the coaching of Major
McCue. This is
a fall/winter term activity. Team size is limited and training will most
likely be scheduled outside of the cadet period. You can check out the
details of the the National
Cadet Marksmanship Program.
Gold Star qualified cadets
serve as supervisors and instructors for each of the star training courses.
Cadets will be assigned a specific course and platoon at the beginning
of the term and will also be expected to assist with field exercises throughout
Cadets at any level who meet the age
requirements may participate with the program which will mostly be outside of
normal cadet training periods. The Program is open to all young people between
the ages of 14 and 25 and is made up of four sections: community service, skills
development, physical fitness, and expeditions. Within these four sections there
is a vast choice of activities to pursue. This enables participants to develop
an individual, balanced programme suited to their own needs and interests.
Unique to the Program is the opportunity for each participant to set his or
her own goals and challenges, within general parameters, so as to foster
independence, responsibility, accountability and accomplishment. There are three
levels of the Award, Bronze, Silver and Gold, each requiring an increased time
commitment. The contact officer for this program is Major McCue.
For more information including
the requirements, check our Duke of Edinburgh
Award Program page.
A team of cadets is required
for the fall, winter and spring terms to assist with the Battalion administration
including attendance records and other task under the direction the Deputy
Commanding Officer. Those interested will normally be Red
Star qualified and be in Grade 10, 11
or 12 and must apply to Major