SSSAD

Our school sports teams are governed by the Saskatoon Secondary Schools Athletic Directorate (SSSAD). The SSSAD provides a competitive environment for student athletes. Students try out for positions on these teams, with coaches selecting the team rosters. Our school competes in the following SSSAD sports:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Curling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

SSSAD website

Philosophy

  • The Athletic Program at Holy Cross High School shall be based on the following premises:

  • Christian values and fair play direct our athletic program, and therefore must always prevail.

  • Inter-scholastic athletics is an important part of the overall educational program.

  • The inherent goal of high school athletics is to help young people develop skills that will be significant and positive factors throughout their lifetime.

  • Inter-scholastic athletics provides an enrichment opportunity for students who display strong interest and aptitude in athletics.

  • While athletics is one of the key areas in the total operation of the school's program which is exposed to public display, focus will remain on the personal development of the student, rather than on enhancement of the school's prestige.

  • Community-building through cooperative programs and friendly competition with other schools is the goal of this program.

  • Participation in the Athletic Program is a privilege that participants must reciprocate with responsible deportment, full commitment and the display of Christ-like values.

Objectives of the Athletic Program

  • To help students learn to cooperate and compete with others in a Christ-like manner.

  • To help students in the development of lifelong learning through athletic skills and their application.

  • To help students develop a strong work ethic and sense of commitment.

  • To help students develop life skills such as courage, commitment, honesty, humility, positive leadership, discipline, teamwork, and fair play.

  • To help students experience the full joy of preparation and participation in athletic competition.

  • To help students pursue post-secondary athletic opportunities.

  • To help the student body develop a vibrant school spirit.