• General

                              Welcome to ROMS Athletics! 

    News: Updated June 3, 2018

    Track and Field City Finals Schedule 2018

    Track and Field Permission Package 2018 Link

    Also, go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca for detailed info on badminton playoffs and track and field season information.

    Track and Field: June 4 - June 8

    Time Slot

    Monday

    4

    Tuesday

    5

    Wednesday 6

    Thursday

    7

    Friday

    8

    Morning

    8:15am- 8:55am


    T & F - all events (8:15) Last Practice of Season

    Track and Field City Finals









    Lunch

    1:16pm - 1:55pm


    Grade 6/7 Intramurals

    ALL DAY (8:30am - 4:30pm)









    After school

    3:08 - **



    @ UVIC




    ** Only students who qualified in the through ROMS badminton tournaments will attend the City Playoffs at SMUS. Mr. Menzies has determined our roster at this time and has handed out player packages to students who will attend the City Playoffs.

    Please see rugby and badminton section for 2018 details.

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    Please go to the Lower Island School Sports Association's website for league details including game schedules and rules:

    lowerislandschoolsports.ca

    Parent Drivers and Volunteers: Please ensure you have up to date Criminal History Checks on file with the school. Go to the Saanich Police Department's website to print off the most up to date CRC form. See the ROMS office for details regarding this policy and process.

    Saanich Police Department Website link

    Scroll down to view the sports and activities we offer at Royal Oak Middle School.

  • Athletics Overview

                                                                                        

    ROYAL OAK

     ATHLETICS

    2017/2018


    Dear Parents/Guardians:


    Welcome to the 2017/2018 school sports season! As a new year begins, we would like to invite you and your child to engage with the school community by participating in Royal Oak Middle School sports. Throughout the next 10 months, we will be offering and supporting opportunities for ROMS students to represent their school on teams and in individual sports. From beginner to advanced, we encourage students to get involved, developing their athletic and leadership skills while being physically active and fit. Furthermore, clubs and teams at ROMS offer great opportunities for students to make new friends while having lots of fun, and contributing to a more positive school experience.


    Beginning next week, we will be starting our first season of sports followed by many others throughout the year. The season schedule for each activity is as follows:


    Fall

    Winter

    Spring

    Soccer (Sept - Oct)

    Volleyball (Jan - Mar)

    Badminton (Apr-May)

    Cross Country (Sept Oct)

    Swim Club continued (Sept - Mar)

    Rugby (Apr-May)

    Basketball (Oct - Dec)


    Field Hockey (Apr -May)

    Grade 8 Rowing with Greater Victoria Youth Rowing (Sept - Nov)


    Track and Field (May-June)

    *Swim Club (Sept - Mar) Run by Pacific Coast Swimming @ Commonwealth Pool


    Mountain Biking (Apr-June)

    *Swim club may be solely and independently run by Pacific Coast Swimming this year. Royal Oak will not have any supervisory role or responsibility however supports its students in this great program.


    Transportation:

    With some games played at other schools around Greater Victoria, teams will need transportation to and from these locations. Parents are encouraged to drive their own child to away games. However, we acknowledge the convenience and benefit of carpooling, and also realize it can be difficult for some parents to be available to drive their son or daughter at around 3:00pm. Thus, teams will require volunteer parent drivers (“designated team drivers”) to help provide transportation to children who are not able to have their own parent/guardian do this. It is School District 63’s policy that any adult who drives a ROMS student to or from a school event, other than their own family members, must have submitted both a completed Criminal Record Check to the school office, as well as have met the requirements and completed form 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle. If you are able to help be a designated team driver, please contact the school office for further details of how to complete the process above. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated.


    Parent & Community Volunteers Needed!!!


    Parent and Community Coaches:

    In the year ahead, we anticipate high student turnout to participate on ROMS teams. While many teachers volunteer their time to coach, we require parents and community members to take on coaching roles to help meet student demand. This allows us to offer a larger number of teams, and help more students who would like to play get the opportunity to do so. At Royal Oak, we do our best to accommodate all interested students on teams, however we need volunteer coaches to reach this goal. At the moment we need supervisors/coaches for soccer ASAP!!


    If you would like to be involved in any way with coaching a Royal Oak team this year, please contact me (Ian Menzies - ROMS Athletics Director) at imenzies@sd63.bc.ca. I will be happy to answer any questions and/or concerns you may have. I will also assist you throughout the season with coaching duties, responsibilities, and direction (if needed) along the way.


    Websites:


    ROMS Athletics

    For additional information on Royal Oak sports, and to stay informed throughout the year, please visit the Athletics webpage, accessible through the main ROMS website. Here you will find team information and forms, as well as other information and resources to help you throughout the year.

    Go to royaloak.sd63.bc.ca > Click on Athletics > Choose the tabs relevant to your interest.


    Lower Island Middle School Sports Association

    This is the governing body for school sports in Greater Victoria. Schedules for leagues will be posted here, as well as information regarding league rules and regulations.


    Go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca


    Royal Oak has a long and distinguished history of participation in athletics, and in its 152th year we hope to continue this strong tradition. The contributions volunteer coaches make to Royal Oak is greatly appreciated by students and staff, and we really look forward to working with you this year!


    I look forward to the start of another exciting and active year of ROMS Athletics!


    Warm regards,



    Ian Menzies Carmen Sparanese

    Teacher, Athletic Director Teacher, Athletic Director

    Royal Oak Middle School Royal Oak Middle School

    imenzies@sd63.bc.ca csparanese@sd63.bc.ca



  • Mt. Bike Club (April-June)

    2017 season: Wednesday afternoons at Heartland bike park April - June with Mr. Kenny and Ms. Mah.

    • Rowing (Sept-Nov)

      ROMS Rowing Fall 2016

      Grade 8 rowing is run by the Greater Victoria Youth Rowing Society in association with Claremont Secondary School. The first meeting of the year will be right at the beginning of the year. Please listen carefully to the announcements next week for a time and location. Practices and regattas will be on the weekends and there are only 17-18 spots available for the grade 8 team. First come first serve! Students who complete all required steps and hand in their permission forms, information forms, and receipts first will be recorded and have a higher likelihood they will be accepted into the program. Applicants can begin to hand their required forms in Monday morning Sept 12 to Mr. Large.

      Please see attached information package for further details regarding the 2016 season.

      Please be prepared to have a land practice on days when the weather prevents going on the water. Tighter fitting clothing is recommended when in the boats for there are many parts of the rowing skull that lose clothing could be caught on. Also, students are advised to bring flip flops, running shoes, warm clothing, and a hat.


    • Swim Club (Oct-March)

      ROMS Swim Team

      Welcome to the 2017/2018 season for the ROMS swim team. In partnership with Pacific Coast Swimming, this is an opportunity for Royal Oak students to further develop their swimming skills. They will also have the chance to represent their school by participating in four PCS F.A.S.T swim meets throughout the season. Swimming is a prominent activity in the Royal Oak area, with an Olympic training facility just down the road from the school. Our hope is that students will be inspired to pursue swimming throughout high school and beyond, while being active, making new friends, and having fun. The season runs from Oct 10th - the Mar 4th swim meet.


      Parent/Adult Supervisors:

      Before our Royal Oak swimmers jump into the pool, we require parent volunteer participation to help supervise our swimmers at their practices and swim meets. It is SD63’s policy that we have one parent or adult supervisor representing the school at practices and meets, and that his supervisor has an up to date Criminal Record Check on file with the school. This position is not a coaching role, but to be there as a Royal Oak representative to observe that everything is running smoothly, and to generally assist our swimmers. Volunteers with or without a background in swimming are welcome and encouraged to get involved. Last year we had 6 parent supervisors who rotated through a schedule to meet this requirement, and this year we hope to have the same arrangement. Please contact Mr. Menzies (imenzies@sd63.bc.ca) ASAP if you are able to help this season, and you will be provided with additional details. Your contributions would greatly be appreciated by our Royal Oak swimmers.


      Practices and Registration:

      Morning practices will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30am to 8:20am at the Commonwealth Pool, and coaching and direction will be provided by Pacific Coast Swimming. All students will be required to register with Pacific Coast Swimming, and also pay a fee of $110 to cover insurance, coaches, a team t-shirt, and facility costs before participating. All swimmers for ROMS are required to pay this fee under Swimming Canada's policy. Their insurance and privacy protection policies require this each season. Students will also be required to complete a SD63 field trip permission form and a ROMS medical and code of conduct package before participating. Students must hand in all school forms, PCS registration forms, and a $110 cheque at the first practice on Oct 10, or they can hand them into Mr. Menzies before this. (Cheques must be made out to SD63). See below for additional info on costs and participation.


      Swim Meets This Season:


      F.A.S.T. Meet Dates (All at Saanich Commonwealth Place):

      #1 Sunday Nov 19th 10:00am-1:00pm         #2 Sunday Dec 17th 10:00am-1:00pm

      #3 Sunday Jan 28th 10:00am-1:00pm         #4 Saturday Mar 4th 10:00am-1:00pm


      The swim meets consist of:

      25m of each Free, Back, Breast, Fly and Kick a 50m Free and 4x25m relay

      ● A certificates for each swimmer at each F.A.S.T. meet

      ● Ribbons at the F.A.S.T. Championship meet

      ● A treat for all participants at the end of each meet


      Costs and Participation: F.A.S.T. program cost remains at: $60.00 per student for one practice session per week. $110.00 for students swimming 2 sessions per week.


      Students who would only like to participate in the swim meets must fill out all required forms and pay a fee of $50. If they are already part of a swim club (and duly insured) they would not need to fill out the forms. If they are not registered with a swim team currently they would have to fill out our forms and become registered. The $50 fee would cover a team T-shirt, and participation in all 4 meets.


      Please direct all your questions about the F.A.S.T. program to Pacific Coast Swimming Programmer Ian Mattock (imattock@gmail.com)


      Transportation:

      Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from practice and swim meets. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to a school-related event, must have a completed criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. If you would like to complete a CRC so you can drive additional players to games, and for any other school-related field trip throughout the year, this would be a big help. Please contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become eligible to drive for school events/field trips.


      We aim to begin practices on Tuesday, Oct 10th and we look forward to a great season ahead. Please visit the ROMS athletics website for updates and schedules.


      Kind Regards,


      Ian Menzies

      Athletics Director

      Royal Oak Middle School

      imenzies@sd63.bc.ca



      • Basketball (Oct-Dec)


        ROMS Basketball 2017


        Welcome to the 2017 basketball season! We are excited to get the season started and will be holding team sign up and selection practices soon. Students who sign up for a team are expected to be able to commit to practice and game schedules. ROMS students will likely have the option to join a competitive or recreational team at either the 6/7 or 7/8 level. The hope is that every ROMS student who would like to play will have the opportunity to do so.


        Competitive Teams: Have 1-2 practices per week (before/after school, or at lunch).

          Play 7-8 games from late October to early December.

          Play 2-4 playoff games in December.


        Recreational Teams: Have 1 practice per week (before/after school, or at lunch).

           Play 3 jamborees on three dates throughout November.


        *Please consider the weekly schedule below for designated game days this season. Players are expected to be available to play after school on these days*


        Monday

        Tuesday

        Wednesday

        Thursday

        Friday

        Grade 7/8 Boys

        *Grade 7/8 Girls

        Comp and Rec

        Grade 6/7 Girls

        Comp and Rec

        Grade 7/8 Girls

        Comp and Rec

        Grade 6/7 Boys

        Comp and Rec

        No Scheduled Games

        *Grade 7/8 Girls teams primarily play on Wednesdays, but can have games scheduled games on Monday too.


        Team Coaches for 2017:

        Grade 8 Boys Competitive Team: Carmine Sparanese - csparanese@sd63.bc.ca

        Grade 7/8 Girls Competitive Team: Herb Schuetze and Steph Kalabric - hschuetze@shaw.ca, skalabric@gmail.com

        Grade 6/7 Boys Competitive Team: Sterling O'Sullivan - sterling@simpsoncontrols.com
        Grade 6/7 Girls Competitive Team: Carly Hunter and Ann-Marie Fuller - chunter@sd63.bc.ca,  amfuller@sd63.bc.ca

        Grade 6/7 boys rec team: Ian Menzies - imenzies@sd63.bc.ca

        Grade 7/8 boys rec team: Ben Stanchfield - bstanchfield@sd63.bc.ca

        Grade 7/8 girls rec team: Karen Dallimore - kdallimore@sd63.bc.ca

        Games: Games begin at 3:45pm sharp and are typically over by 5:30pm. Getting to away games, we rely on parents to drive their own children. Please read transportation details below. Players may need to leave block 4 class 15 minutes early to travel to away games. While we aim to give each player ample playing time in games, playing time for competitive teams may not be equal and will be based on the coach’s discretion.


        Practices: Practices will be set by coaches and can occur before school, at lunchtime, or after school. Player are expected to show up on time and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Once games begin, we will be hosting quite frequently and this will limit after school practices. Therefore, morning practices are more likely to be scheduled.


        Team Selection Practices: We encourage all students of varying ability, and who are interested in basketball, to fully participate on the team they are selected for. Whether competitive or recreational, basketball offers a fun engaging experience where youth can develop many skills applicable to all sports, and social and team settings.

        Continued...

        Competitive and recreational teams will be selected at designated practices where coaches will assess ability and select a player to an appropriate team. The selection for teams will also consider level of commitment and grade.


        Transportation and Designated Team Drivers:

        Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from away games. However, some players will need assistance getting to and from the away games. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to or from a school related event, must have a completed criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. If you would like to complete a CRC so you can help drive additional players to games, and drive for any other school related field trip throughout the next two years, this would be a big help. Please contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become a team designated team driver.


        Coaches Needed!!!:

        While we have several teacher coaches lined up for competitive teams, we also require parent volunteers to help coach, organize, and supervise our teams. We rely on volunteers to ensure that we can have enough teams to meet student demand to play basketball. There are many students who would like to play, however, we can only take a limited number if we do not have enough coaches. Currently, we are looking for additional girls and boys recreational basketball coaches for all grades to allow these teams to happen. Please email Mr. Sparanese (csparanese@sd63.bc.ca) by Oct 10th if you are able to help coach a ROMS team.


        Player Responsibility: Players are expected to listen carefully to announcements and attend team meetings. They are also expected to contact their coach ahead of time if they are unable to attend a practice or meeting, or are unsure of a detail. While organization can be a challenge for some middle schoolers, coaches are busy and do not have the time to frequently track down each individual player to notify/remind them of team information. At meetings coaches hand out permission forms and obtain parent contact information to communicate team details, schedules etc... so it is important that  students who want to play attend team meetings and listen to announcements.


        We look forward to an exciting season ahead! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Also, visit the ROMS athletics webpage and the Lower Island Middle School Sports Association websites for additional details. (http://www.lowerislandschoolsports.ca). The basketball league coaches meeting will take place in early October and schedules will be posted soon after.


        Warm Regards,


        Carmine Sparanese Ian Menzies

        Athletic Director, Teacher Athletic Director, Teacher

        Royal Oak Middle School   Royal Oak Middle School

        csparanese@sd63.bc.ca imenzies@sd63.bc.ca





        • Volleyball (Jan-March)


              

          ROMS Volleyball 2018

          Introduction Notice



          Dear Parents/Guardians,


          Your child has shown interest in playing on a ROMS volleyball team this season. We are excited to get the season started, and will be holding team sign up and selection practices soon. Students who sign up for a team are expected to be able to commit to practice and game schedules. ROMS students will likely have the option to join a competitive or recreational team at either the 6/7 or 7/8 level. The hope is that every ROMS student who would like to play will have the opportunity to do so.


          Competitive Teams: Have 2+ practices per week (before/after school, or at lunch).

            Play 7-8 games from late January - March.

            Play 2-4 playoff games in March .


          Recreational Teams: Have 1+ practice per week (before/after school, or at lunch).

             Play 3 jamborees on three dates throughout Feb & March.


          *Please consider the weekly schedule below for designated game days this season. Players are expected to be available to play after school on these days*


          Monday

          Tuesday

          Wednesday

          Thursday

          Friday

          Grade 7/8 Boys

          Comp and Rec

          Grade 6/7 Girls

          Comp and Rec

          Grade 7/8 Girls

          Comp and Rec

          Grade 6/7 Boys

          Comp and Rec

          No Scheduled Games


          Games: Games begin at 3:30pm sharp and are typically over by 5:30-6:00pm. Getting to away games, we rely on parents to drive their own children. Please read transportation details below. Players may need to leave block 4 class 15-20 minutes early to travel to away games. While we aim to give each player ample playing time in games, playing time for competitive teams may not be equal and will be based on the coach’s discretion.


          Practices: Practices will be set by coaches and can occur before school, at lunchtime, or after school. Players are expected to show up on time and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Once games begin, we will be hosting quite frequently and this will limit after school practices. Therefore, morning practices are more likely to be scheduled.


          Team Selection Practices: We encourage all students of varying ability, and who are interested in volleyball, to fully participate on the team they are selected for. Whether competitive or recreational, volleyball offers a fun engaging experience where youth can develop many skills applicable to all sports, and in social and team settings. Competitive and recreational teams will be selected at designated practices where coaches will assess ability and select a player to an appropriate team. The selection of teams will also consider level of commitment, grade, and team composition.


          Transportation and Designated Team Drivers:

          Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from away games. However, some players will need assistance getting to and from the away games. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to or from a school related event, must have a completed and up to date criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. If you would like to complete a CRC so you can help drive additional players to games, and drive for any other school related field trip throughout the next two years, this would be a big help. Please contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become a team designated team driver.


          Coaches Needed!!!:

          While we have several teacher coaches lined up for teams, we also require parent volunteers to help coach, organize, and supervise our teams. We rely on volunteers to ensure that we can have enough teams, with reasonable numbers of players on them, to meet student demand to play volleyball. There are many students who would like to play, however we will need to resort to taking all players and very large teams if coaching needs are not met. Coaching experience is not required for volunteers and Mr. Menzies will assist with practice ideas and administrative duties. Currently we are looking for additional girls and boys recreational volleyball coaches/parent supervisors for all grades to allow these teams to happen. Please email Mr. Menzies (imenzies@sd63.bc.ca) by Dec 22nd if you are able to coach a ROMS team. Please see reverse for additional details.


          Player Responsibility: Players are expected to listen carefully to announcements and attend team meetings. They are also expected to contact their coach ahead of time if they are unable to make a practice or meeting, or are unsure of a detail. While organization can be a challenge for some middle schoolers, coaches are busy and do not have the time to frequently track down each individual player to notify/remind them of team information. At meetings coaches hand out permission forms and obtain parent contact information to communicate team details, schedules etc... so it is important that  students who want to play attend team meetings and listen to announcements. Players and their parents are responsible for ensuring Mr. Menzies has an up to date email on file with which parents can be contacted.


          We look forward to an exciting season ahead! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Also, visit the ROMS athletics webpage and the Lower Island Middle School Sports Association website for additional details. The volleyball webpage will be updated with 2018 information soon. (http://www.lowerislandschoolsports.ca). The basketball league coaches meeting is on October 11th. Schedules will be posted soon after.



          Warm Regards,


          Ian Menzies

          Athletic Director, Teacher

          Royal Oak Middle School  

          imenzies@sd63.bc.ca




          • Rugby (April-May)

            Grade 6/7 Boys Rugby Manager: Mr. Menzies(imenzies@sd63.bc.ca)


            2018 6/7 Boys Rugby Coaches are: James Campbell (ROMS Parent) and Paul Spencelayh (ROMS Parent). Both coaches have experience with rugby and with coaching a variety of amature sports. They can be reached at: spencelayh@shaw.ca and campbellsknt@telus.net.

            ROMS Boys Rugby 2018


            Dear Parents/Guardians,


            Your son has joined the Royal Oak Eagles Grade 6/7 Rugby team for the 2018 season. Rugby is growing very fast around the world and is a prominent sport in Victoria. This is a great opportunity for students to learn skills and play this great sport. Please familiarize yourself with the inherent risks and particularities associated with this sport by going to playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/ and rugbyready.worldrugby.org. Our aim is to keep Rugby as safe as possible and we follow strict guidelines to do so. Players and parents are asked to review the following information, complete the attached forms, and return to Mr. Menzies as soon as possible! Mr. Menzies can be contacted at imenzies@sd63.bc.ca


            League: The team we are entering into the Lower Island Middle School Sports Association’s Rugby League will play in the 100lbs - 130lbs division. Weight limits and parameters are strictly followed and enforced due to liability reasons. Students who are below or above this weight will unfortunately not be allowed to play in league games.


            Coaches: James Campbell (ROMS Parent) and Paul Spencelayh (ROMS Parent). Both coaches have experience with rugby and with coaching a variety of amature sports. They can be reached at: spencelayh@shaw.ca and campbellsknt@telus.net.


            Practice Schedule: Monday after school 3:15pm - 4:30pm Please check the Royal Oak Athletics website frequently and listen to school announcements carefully for updates and changes.


            Game Schedule: The Grade 6/7 under 130lbs division will play on Wednesdays. Play dates are: Wednesdays April 11th, Wednesdays April 18th, Wednesdays April 25th, Wednesdays May 2nd, and Wednesdays May 9th. Locations TBA.


            There will also be an all day jamboree in May (Date and Location TBA)

            The schedule will be released soon. Players must be prepared to travel to any middle school in the Greater Victoria area. The schedule will be available along with additional details at lowerislandschoolsports.ca


            • Games are scheduled to start at 3:40pm and are typically over by 5:30-6:00pm.

            • Players are required to wear a mouthguard, cleats, athletic shorts and shirt, and are advised to bring a water bottle.

            • All players must have a mouth guard. Players cannot participate in practices or games without a mouth guard.


            Please see the Royal Oak Athletic webpage, and the Lower Island School Sports (lowerislandschoolsports.ca) for more information.


            ROMS Girls Rugby 2018



            Dear Parents/Guardians,



            Your daughter has joined the Royal Oak Eagles Girls Rugby team for the 2018 season. Rugby is growing very fast around the world and is a prominent sport in Victoria. This is a great opportunity for students to learn skills and play this great sport. Please familiarize yourself with the inherent risks and particularities associated with this sport by going to playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/ and rugbyready.worldrugby.org. Our aim is to keep Rugby as safe as possible and we follow strict guidelines to do so. Players and parents are asked to review the following information, complete the attached forms, and return to Mr. Menzies as soon as possible! Mr. Menzies can be contacted at imenzies@sd63.bc.ca



            League: Girls Rugby is not yet a Lower Island Middle School Sports Association sanctioned sport as it is not prominent enough yet to meet the requirements. However, Spencer Middle School teacher Leanne Bilous coordinates jamborees for girls teams to attend and participate in playing games. As some schools do not have enough girls players to field a team, they may be combined with other schools if player numbers are low. The overall aim is to get more girls playing and enjoying rugby in Victoria.



            Coaches: The coaches we have arranged for the girls team are community coaches from the local club Castaway Wanderers (http://cwrugby.com/). David Keta (davidketa12@gmail.com) and Riley Turchet (rileyturchet@yahoo.ca). Both have significant experience with rugby and we are lucky to have them take this on.



            Practice Schedule: To be determined/confirmed after Spring Break, but will likely be after school and on Monday or Tuesday.



            Continued...

            Game Schedule: Play days will be Wednesdays, from 3:30-5. The person in brackets is attached to the venue, and will set up the fields.

            The first two playdays will determine which teams are in what category: Competitive or developing.

            Competitive teams look like:

            -girls with some rugby experience (either school or club)

            -larger, stronger athletes that pick up the game quickly.

            Developing teams look like:

            -girls with little to no rugby experience

            -smaller athletes that may benefit from playing competitors more their size and strength.

            April 11th:  Central Middle school (Topher Mackintosh)

            April 18th: Macdonald Park-James Bay Rugby Club (Tom Woods)

            April 25th: Juanda Fuca Rec-Westshore Rugby Club (Leanne Bilous)

            May 2rd: Glanford Middle School (Mica Seaburg)

            May 9th: Wallace Field-UVIC (Jane Reese)

            May 17th: Final Jamboree at Westshore (Leanne Bilous)

             

            A more concrete schedule for who is playing who will be determined after the first two dates.



            Players must be prepared to travel to any middle school in the Greater Victoria area. The schedule will be available along with additional details at lowerislandschoolsports.ca


            • Games are scheduled to start at 3:40pm and are over by 5:00pm.

            • Players are required to wear a mouthguard, cleats, athletic shorts and shirt, and are advised to bring a water bottle.

            • All players must have a mouth guard. Players cannot participate in practices or games without a mouth guard.


            Please see the Royal Oak Athletic webpage, and the Lower Island School Sports (lowerislandschoolsports.ca) for more information.


            Player permission packages will be handed out after Spring Break.



          • Badminton (April-May)


                    

            ROMS Badminto

            n 2018

            Dear Parents/Guardians,


            Your child has joined the Royal Oak Badminton team this year. We are excited to start the season, and look forward to providing a positive, engaging experience of learning and developing new skills.


            The practice schedule will be posted weekly around the school and on the ROMS Athletic webpage. Some practices will be grade specific and others will allow for inter grade play. Additional practices may be added and posted on the announcements and on the PE office door. Throughout April, there will be three league jamborees versus visiting schools all at Royal Oak. Towards the end of April there will be a City Playoff tournament for each grade for qualifying students, and then the City Championships in early May.


            2018 Badminton Schedule:

            League Jamboree  # 1 Wednesday April 11 @ ROMS vs Journey

            League Jamboree # 2 Wednesday April 18th @ ROMS vs Cedar Hill

            League Jamboree # 3 Thursday April 26th @ ROMS vs Arbutus

            City Playoffs: Gr.6  Monday April 30 @ SMUS, Gr. 7 May 1 @ SMUS, Gr. 8  May 2 @SMUS

            City Championships: Monday May 7th @ SMUS


            Due to the high number of students interested in playing badminton this season, we will need to coordinate and limit who will represent Royal Oak at league jamborees. Coaches will select a jamboree roster based on attendance (coach's discretion), and the number of students who want to participate. Our aim is to have as many students involved as as possible, however there may only be room for each student to attend one league jamboree if we have a very high level of student interest. For the City Playoff Tournaments and Championships, schools are allowed a limited number of entries in each division. Consequently, students will be required to qualify in order to participate and represent Royal Oak in these events. Qualifying matches will be held throughout April to determine our rosters. Nevertheless, we will provide as many practice and in house match opportunities as possible to ensure reasonable playing time for each student.


            *Permission forms will be handed out at a later date to qualifying students who will play in City Playoffs and Championships as they will take play at schools other than ROMS.*


            Getting to the City Playoffs and Championships, athletes will rely on parent drivers. With these events happening across town, we encourage qualifying athletes to communicate with their parents about transportation arrangements well before an event. Parents who drive children who are not their own, must have a Criminal Record Check filed with the school to do so. You can get application forms from the school office and there is no cost for the criminal record check.  Please email Mr. Menzies if you are able to help drive to any away events this season, and for details on how to get a CRC filed with the school.


            We look forward to an exciting season ahead! Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Please visit the ROMS athletics and the Lower Island Middle School Sports Association (LIMSSA) website for additional details and schedules. (http://www.lowerislandschoolsports.ca)

            ______________________________________________________________________

            Badminton Details and Schedule


            • 2 teams (doubles) and 2 players (singles) per grade and gender can represent their school in Playoff and Championship tournaments.

            • Divisions per grade are: Girls Singles, Boys Singles, Girls Doubles, Boys Doubles.

            • Players who play in the doubles division cannot play in the singles division and vice versa.

            **Please See lowerislandschoolsports.ca for additional information**


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            May

            30 *Gr.6 Playoff  Tournament

              @ SMUS

            1 *Gr.7 Playoff   

             Tournament

              @ SMUS

            2*Gr.8 Playoff*   

             Tournament

              @ TBD

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             Championships







            • Track & Field (April-May)


                       

              ROMS Track and Field

              2018



              Track and Field Permission Package 2018


              Dear Parents/Guardians,


              Welcome to the 2018 Track and Field season. We are excited to begin practicing soon and anticipate high turnout for practices and meets.

              Practices will be before school, after school, and occasionally at lunch recess. Schedule TBA and posted on the ROMS Athletics webpage and around the school soon.


              2018 Track Meet Dates: Meets are @ UVIC Centennial Stadium

              Meet # 1 Thursday May 10th

              Meet # 2 Monday May 14th

              Meet # 3 Wednesday May 23th

              Meet # 4 Monday May 28th

              City Championships Wednesday June 6th (all day event)


              8 students per grade & gender may represent their school on any given day of qualification.
              *There will be 12 students per age group and gender permitted to enter the 100m for each school*


              Track Events Include: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1200m, 2000m, 4x100m, 4x400m,

                   hurdles.

              Field Events Include: Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump


              **Students are required to attend all qualification practices, for the events they intend on participating in. If they do not attend, they will not be considered for that event**


              On the day of a track meet, participating students are to travel to Uic’s Centennial Stadium after school. Once there, they will receive a team jersey and a sticker label for each event they are participating in. Events typically run from 3:30 until 6:30 pm and follow an event schedule outlined on the Lower Island School Sports Website. Parents and students are advised to bring comfortable clothing for all weather conditions, as it can be very cold, hot, wet, and windy at Uvic’s Centennial Stadium. Students are also advised to bring snacks and a water bottle to each track meet. To qualify for the City Finals, students must be in the top 16 placing and are only allowed to participate in maximum 3 events. Mr. Sparanese will have meetings closer to the City Finals to determine which events qualifying students will participate in.


              Please go to lowerislandshoolsports.ca and the ROMS Athletics webpage for additional information on track meet format and rules!


              Volunteers Needed:

              With the first track meet just over a month away, we are in need of parent supervisors/coaches to support our team. This year we have many students who are interested in participating. Currently we are looking for additional parent supervisors/coaches to meet the interest in Track and Field at ROMS. With such a variety of events, the greater number of adult volunteers we have to help supervise, coach, coordinate, and organize our athletes, the more effective our T&F program will be and the quality of your your child's experience will be greatly improved. In addition, supervisor schedule flexibility will be increased with greater numbers of adults involved. Lastly, we will need parents to help cover supervision and coordination responsibilities at our track meets. Please email Mr. Menzies (imenzies@sd63.bc.ca) if you are able to help supervise/ sponsor/coach our team. We are happy to have parent volunteer supervisors/ coaches, regardless of previous Track and Field coaching experience. Our team only requires responsible adults to help supervise and sponsor them. Our coaches would greatly appreciate your help!

              Parent coaches/supervisors who have a Criminal Record Check on file with the school, and who can help us, are greatly needed and appreciated. If you can complete a CRC and participate, this would be a big help. Please contact Mr. Menzies if you are able to assist in this regard. CRCs are valid for two years and allows for driving/supervising for all school teams and field trips.


              Transportation and Designated Team Drivers:

              Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from meets. However, some players will need assistance getting to and from away games. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to or from a school related event, must have a completed and up to date criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. Drivers who already have a CRC on file with the school and who can drive additional players are needed and appreciated. Please contact Mr. Menzies if you are able to assist in driving our team. If you would like to complete a CRC so you can drive additional players to games, and for any other school related field trip throughout the year, this would be a big help. Contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become a team designated driver.


              Player packages including permission forms and additional information will be handed out soon. Please consider the track meet schedule and determine if you are able to participate. Students who would like to just come to practices are welcome.


              Kind regards,


              Ian Menzies

              ROMS Athletic Director

              imenzies@sd63.bc.ca



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              LIMSSA Track Meet Information:

              League Meet information - Start @ 4:00pm at Uvic Centennial Stadium - be there by 3:40 latest

              a) Entry limits: There will be 4 league Meets where athletes in grades 6-8 will be able to qualify for an event under competitive conditions. Athletes may compete in as many events as they wish within the possibilities of the schedule. COACHES AND PARENTS TO ASSIST ATHLETES TO MAKE REALISTIC CHOICES FOR EVENT ENTRY FOR SAFETY, AND SO THAT EVENT SCHEDULES ARE NOT HELD UP.

              8 students per age group & gender may represent their school on any given day of qualification.  
              For the 100m event 12 students per age group & gender may represent their school.

              Athletes check in with event officials, wearing their sticker
              Track events: Upon the completion of their event the sticker will be taken off their shirt and placed on the judges result sheets that will be forwarded to the results press box.

              Detailed League Meets Schedule:

              ***No start times are listed beside events as entry numbers are impossible to predict. . Events will be called over the PA- this will give time for the athletes running first, to time their warm ups more accurately. Field event officials may need to prioritize students that need to compete in a running event. Field event officials get clearance from Commissioners to close a qualifying event on a given day.  Track events are run oldest to youngest in order listed below. Runners will be randomly assigned to heats, mixing schools as much as possible. Field events are run youngest to oldest.

              League Meet #1 - Thursday, May 10th

              Events begin at 4 pm – estimate 6:00 finish
              Track events are run oldest to youngest in the order listed below.

              Track Events on May 10th:
              800m (All grades - boys and girls)
              200 m (All grades - boys and girls)
              2000 m (All grades - boys and girls)

              Field Events on May 10th:
              Field events are run youngest to oldest in the order listed below. Warm up time will be limited. Please check in with the field event official before you go to track events.

              Long jump – girls gr. 6 (pit 1) athletes get 3 attempts each
              Long jump – girls gr. 7 (pit 2) athletes get 3 attempts each

              Long jump – girls gr. 8 (pit 3) athletes get 3 attempts each
              High Jump – boys gr. 6 (pit 1) max of 9 attempts / athlete
              High Jump – boys gr. 7/8 (pit 2) max of 9 attempts / athlete
              Discus – boys - 3 attempts
              Shot put ( 4lbs gr. 67/ 6 lbs- gr. 8)- girls (outside stadium near 100 m start) 3 attempts

              League Meet #2 - Monday, May 14th


              Events begin at 4 pm – estimate 6:30 finish
              Track events are run oldest to youngest in the order listed below.


              100 m (All grades - boys and girls)
              4x100m – practice - no timers (self-time) (All grades - boys and girls)


              Field events are run youngest to oldest in the order listed below. Warm up time will be limited. Please check in with the field event official before you go to track events.


              Triple jump – girls (pit 1) athletes get 3 attempts each

              Triple jump – boys (pit 2) athletes get 3 attempts each

              League Meet #3 - Wednesday, May 23th


              Events begin at 4 pm – estimate 6:30 finish
              Track events are run oldest to youngest in the order listed below.


              Sprint hurdles in lanes 3 – 9 (All grades - boys and girls)
              1200 m – lanes 1-2 (All grades - boys and girls)
              400 m (All grades - boys and girls)

              Field events are run youngest to oldest in the order listed below. Warm up time will be limited.


              Long jump – boys gr. 6 (pit 1) athletes get 3 attempts each
              Long jump – boys gr. 7 (pit 2) athletes get 3 attempts each

              Long jump – boys gr. 8 (pit 3) athletes get 3 attempts each
              High Jump – girls gr 6 (pit 1) max of 9 attempts / athlete
              High Jump – girls gr 7/8 (pit 2) max of 9 attempts / athlete
              Discus- girls – all grades 3 attempts
              Shot put- boys - all grades (gr. 7/8 = 6lbs, gr 6 = 4 lbs- outside stadium near 100 m start)


              League Meet #4 - Monday, May 28th

              Events begin at 4 pm – estimate 6:00 finish. Track events are run oldest to youngest in the order listed below.

              2000m final**
              check results from May 11 online to determine the top 16 runners for the 2000m. (top 16 plus 2 alternates should attend for boys and girls) If your athlete is NOT going to participate contact the Meet Director.  

              • 4X100 relay qualifying—all schools be prepared to provide workers as zone judges (All grades - boys and girls)

              • other track events as needed to complete

              • 4×400 practice races follow if time permits (self-time) (All grades - boys and girls)

              Qualifying for the Championship from League Meets:

              a)Track Events :In the 80m hurdles, 100m, 200m, 800m, 4×100 , and 1500m 2 flights (A,B) will qualify for the Championship Meet: Top 8 times will be entered into A flight, next 8 times will enter B flight.
              3 alternates will also be named that should consider attending the Championship. 3 alternates will be listed for all running events so that coaches can alert those athletes to the possibility that they may compete if a lane is empty at the Finals. Once an athlete is entered into a heat, they may not run in a different heat.

              b) Qualifiers for the 2000m race on May 24 will be indicated on results that coaches have been sent after May 5, and can also be seen on the website.

              c) 4×400 relay will be held as a timed final at the Championships only. Depending on the number of entries, age groups may be combined. Lanes will be randomly assigned.

              Qualifying cont’d on the next page…

              d) Field Events: Top 12 qualify

              e) School and individual Qualifying limits:
              -Relays – - there is a maximum of 2 teams per school per category (4×400 and 4×100)
              -A maximum 3 athletes per school will be allowed to compete in any (all) individual events
              -individual athletes may qualify in a max of 3 individual events + 2 relays
              ** NOTE: it is poor practice to have students in 3 running events + relay (too physically demanding).
              Many qualifiers have been dropping out (too many events?), so officials will enforce a rule: If an athlete “no shows” at an event for which they have been qualified for and entered into, they are disqualified from all other events.

              If athletes wish to reduce their # of events on race day (sickness or other) they must start the race they are entered in, but they may chose not to finish it. This would not result in disqualification from future events that day.

              Field events: Stickers are given to event official at check in. Note that athletes SHOULD CHECK IN UPON ARRIVAL and will be allowed to leave their field event to compete in a running event, but advance planning from you could help the athlete to finish their field event attempts without interruption for most events.

              ii) Minimum standards: While the league philosophy is to encourage participation, the competition days are not meant to provide athletes with the chance to try events out for the first time. Coaches are not to be giving instructions during the athletes' attempt and should not bring athletes to the competition having had no prior training.

              High Jump: – Minimum start height is: gr 6–100cm, gr 7&8–110cm. Each jumper will be allowed a maximum of 9 attempts- so should judge when to enter the competition and which heights to “pass”. High jump heights will increase by 5 cm increments.  Any athlete leaving high jump for a track event must re-enter the competition at the current height.

              Long Jump: Girls need to be able to jump 3.2 m, Boys is 3.3m.
              Due to the large number of entries, Horizontal (triple and long jump) officials have the right to organize the competitors into groups of 8 so that they take their warm up jump and 3 trials in a timely manner. Only the best attempt only will be measured.

              Shot Put- students should be able to put the shot a minimum distance- as follows
              Gr. 6 girls 4.5m Gr. 7 girls 5.5m Gr. 8 girls 6.5m
              Gr. 6 boys 5.5m Gr. 7 boys 6.5m Gr. 8 boys 7.5m

              Discus
              Shot Put and Discus: Officials have the right to organize the competitors into groups of five so that they take their warm up and 3 trials in a timely manner. Best attempt-or attempts beyond a minimum distance, only to be measured

              Standards for Running events: - to be determined at the discretion of each school

              Practice Relay races for 4×100 and 4×400 will take place at the end of the League Meet #2 depending on the time available. These practice races will not be timed. Qualifying times will be taken on the relay race day May 31st.


              • Field Hockey (April-May)

                ROMS Field Hockey 2018:

                Practices are Tuesday afternoons 3:15 - 4:30 in the gym. Please go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca for game schedules.

                Please contact Ms. Fuller for details (amfuller@sd63.bc.ca)

                • Soccer (Sept-Oct)

                  ROMS Soccer Practice Schedule Oct 16 - Oct 20 2017


                  Grade 7/8 Girls - Wednesday Sept 20 Before School 8:00am

                  Grade 6/7 Boys - Thursday Sept 21 Before school 8:00am


                  ROMS Soccer Master Tournament Schedule 2017


                  Team

                  Tournament #1

                  Tournament # 2

                  6/7 Girls

                  @ Cedar Hill Middle School – Tuesday September 26 (Game 1 starts at 3:45)

                  Tuesday Oct 17th @ Royal Oak




                  6/7 Boys

                  Thursday, September 29th @ Gordon Head (Game 1 starts at 3:45)

                  Thursday Oct19th @ Monterrey




                  7/8 Girls

                  Wednesday, September 27 at Gordon Head (Game 1 starts at 3:45)

                  Wednesday, October 18 at Gordon Head (Game 1 starts at 3:45)




                  7/8 Boys

                  Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 @ ROMS (Game 1 starts at 3:45)

                  Monday, Oct. 16thth, 2017

                  @ Gordon Head (Game 1 starts at 3:45)



                  Soccer practices for all teams start next week for the 2017 season!

                  *Games are jamboree/tournament format, where 4 teams will attend and play three different matches. Players must be available to play from 3:45pm - 6:00pm. There are only two Jamboree dates scheduled in the LIMSSA Soccer season (TBA).

                  • Practices will take place either before school or after school for approx 1 hour. Students are required to have shin guards and appropriate athletic footwear. Cleats are not required, but recommended (Practice times TBA for all teams).

                  • Teams play 2 tournaments in a season. Tournaments will be after school, begin at 3:45pm, and are typically finished before 6:00pm, dates TBD. Teams play on the following days:


                  Gr 7/8 Boys: Mon    Gr 7/8 Girls:Wed    Gr 6/7 Girls:Tues     Gr 6/7 Boys: Thurs


                  • The league season meeting is on Thursday Sept 15 and the schedule will be determined/confirmed soon afterwards. Stay tuned!

                  • Please go to lowerislandschoolsports.ca for league information and details.


                  Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from tournaments. However, some players will need assistance getting to and from the tournaments. It is SD63’s policy that any adult who drives a Royal Oak student, who is not a related family member, to a school related event, must have a completed criminal record check as well as a 3040-C School Use of a Private Vehicle form on file with the school. Drivers who already have a CRC on file with the school and who can drive additional players are needed and appreciated. Please contact your coach if you are able to assist in driving our team. Also, if you would like to complete a CRC so you can drive additional players to games, and for any other school related field trip throughout the year, this would be a big help. Please contact the school office for details on how to complete a CRC to become a team designated driver.


                  Players are expected to come to games and practices on time and prepared. A ROMS Player Package (Permission, Medical, Player Code of Conduct) will be handed out as soon as the tournament schedule is confirmed. We are excited to begin practices and look forward to a great season ahead. Please visit the ROMS athletics website for updates and schedules, and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


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                  *Mr. Menzies will be attending the LIMSSA Soccer meeting Thursday (sept. 14th) afternoon and will confirm Game Days then. It is very unlikely that game days will change. Parents are also responsible for their child's transportation to jamborees. Designated Team Drivers , drivers who can help drive team members who are not their own child, must have an up to date Criminal Record Check filed at the office and also have filled out a School Use of a Private Vehicle form. Please see Mr. Menzies for direction on this and he will provide you with what you need!

                  • X-Country

                    Updated Sept 25, 2017

                    We are super excited for our upcoming season. We will have practices Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15 am. Please meet ready to go outside the MPR. We would also like for our runners to run at least one other day during the week for a minimum of 15 minutes, on their own time.


                    Students are expected to arrange their own transportation to and from our Meets. If you wish to drive a number of our runners, please ensure that you have a valid Criminal Record Check on file with School District #63, and a driver’s form filled out at the office.  Grade 6 races commence at 3:45, grade 7 races commence at 4, and grade 8 races commence at 4:15. Grade 6/7’s run  ~1.5 kms and grade 8’s run ~2 km. Athletes are also asked to sign up for cookie contribution (post-race) for one of the our Meets. We will have a sign-up sheet at one of the first practices.


                    Race Information:

                    Thursday September 28th Lambrick Park


                    Thursday October 5th Beaver Lake Park


                    Thursday October 12th Cedar Hill Rec. Center


                    Wednesday October 18th Juan de Fuca Rec. Center


                    Thank you and see you at the Cross Country Meets!


                    Sincerely, Ms. Wheatley and Mrs. Smyth



                    • Judo Club

                      Practices are Tuesdays after school 3:15-4:30, and run from Sept - March. Note that there is no practice on the second Tuesday of every month.

                      Coached by Doug Mollard. For additional information please email: dmollard@sd63.bc.ca