The mission of the After School Sport and Arts Initiative (ASSAI) is to invest in enriched after school programming that enhances participants’ overall health, learning, and well-being. Funded by the Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development, ASSAI supports participating school districts to offer safe, accessible, high-quality, and fun programming that meets the needs of their school communities.  DASH BC is responsible for the delivery of the ASSAI and is committed to ensuring all BC students realize their full potential as healthy learners who feel connected and engaged in their school communities.

Objective:
To develop and deliver after school programming in sport and arts for students in Kindergarten to grade 8 who face barriers to participation due to financial, geographical, cultural, family circumstances, behavioural and other factors.

SPORT PROGRAM CURRICULUM
The curriculum refers to the activities that will be delivered to participants. The curriculum focuses on introducing fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills at an age appropriate level. Cooperative games and the introduction of a variety of sport activities are recommended. Participant input is used in determining what sport programs will be offered.

ARTS PROGRAM CURRICULUM
The curriculum refers to the activities that will be delivered to participants. Activities are in the art form or cultural practice that is the Arts Leader’s area of expertise.
The term “arts” covers a broad range of art forms, including:

  • Performing arts (theatre, music, dance);
  • Creative writing;
  • Visual arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, carving, photography, media arts); and
  • Fine-arts crafts (pottery, weaving, textiles, mosaics, jewelry)

2016-2017 Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Participating

  • Bayview Elementary
  • Brechin Elementary
  • Fairview Elementary
  • Forest Park Elementary
  • Gabriola Island Elementary
  • Georgia Ave. Elementary
  • Park Ave. Elementary
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary
  • Rock City Elementary
  • Uplands Elementary
  • North Oyster Elementary

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER- PLEASE ASK AT YOUR SCHOOL OFFICE