Athletic Mission Statement
To promote the values of teamwork, leadership, competition, sportsmanship, respect and honouring the game. To offer the necessary experience required to build confidence towards pursuing a healthy active lifestyle.
The Athletics Department provides an opportunity for all students to take part in sports, and tries to instill the values of fair play, dedication, courage, passion, and working together for a common goal of being all they can possibly be. We want to nurture and appropriately channel the ‘competitive urge’. Students are directed to follow the instruction of coaches who consistently encourage a determination to overcome obstacles. Such training prepares our students to be ready for whatever they encounter in the real world. The department strives to foster a sense of loyalty and pride among our students, parents, teachers and alumni.
Lower School, Prep School and Upper School Athletics
Our varied programmes provide unlimited opportunities for the aspiring athlete. The School mascot, the mighty Gryphon – representing speed and majesty with its body of a lion and head of an eagle – symbolizes the combining of intelligence with strength and a positive attitude.
All students from Grades 3 to 12 are encouraged to try out and participate on a Gryphon team.
From Grade 3 on, students will have learned the basics of many sporting activities, and students continue to learn more intricate plays and are encouraged to be more competitive as their Gryphon career progresses. At the senior level, students will be coached competitively and motivated to win, without crossing the ‘win at all costs’ threshold.
At Bayview Glen we have a positive, spirited, high-energy, competitive athletic team environment. We teach and coach our students on the values of fitness and good sportsmanship.
Our competitive teams are:
- Field Hockey
- Track and Field
- Ultimate Frisbee
Bayview Glen’s Physical Education Uniform Policy
Students must have the following pieces of clothing at school at all times to take part in Physical Education classes:
- Bayview Glen gym t-shirt
- Bayview Glen sweatshirt/windjacket
- Bayview Glen mesh shorts
- Bayview Glen sweatpants/windpants
- white athletic socks
- indoor running shoes
- outdoor running shoes
Although all pieces of clothing will not always be worn in gym class, students are to be prepared with outer layers (sweatshirts and pants or windsuits), in case they are needed. Physical Education classes rotate from indoors to outdoors and students will be told when the transition is to take place. In the winter, students must wear their sweatpants/windpants over their shorts and sweatshirts/windjackets over their t-shirts while travelling to the Gym or Bubble. They may even desire to wear an additional coat on chillier days.
Note for Parents: Mandatory Uniform Windsuit
All team members will be required to have a windsuit. The windsuit completes the professional look of the school’s players as they represent Bayview Glen. The windsuits may also be worn as a Physical Education uniform. The windsuit is mandatory attire for each and every member of the squad to wear for contests whether home or away. You may pre-order your child’s windsuit through the Guild Shop in advance at 416.443.1030, Ext. 620.
CISAA Code of Sportsmanship
Rules, Opponents, Officials, Team and Self.
Honour the Game!
- The golden rule in sports is to treat others as you would like to be treated.
- the knowledge and acceptance of the rules of any game must be regarded as mutual agreements, the spirit of which no one should try to evade or break
- no advantages are to be sought over others, except the advantage of superior skill
- officials and opponents must be regarded and treated as honest in intention
- decisions of officials, no matter how unfair they may seem, must be accepted absolutely by players, coaches and parents
- visiting teams and spectators are honoured guests, and should be treated as such. They should also behave as such
- to win is always desirable, but to win at any cost utterly defeats the purpose of the game
- every team must learn that losing can be a triumph, when the best has been given
- fair and clean play occurs by eliminating unnecessary personal aggression, fighting and obscene language
- coaches, players or spectators who do not fully support this code have no place in our representative matches
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Paul Slovenski, Director of Athletics, at email@example.com or 416.386.6615.