MTMS offers a wide variety of sports programs, extracurricular activities and community service opportunities.
Extended School Day
MTMS’s extended day model gives our students an extensive support structure that enables them to grow and thrive. Throughout the year, there are roughly 40 enrichment opportunities available. Past enrichment electives have included: art, First Nations drumming and dancing, Battle of the Books, photography, entrepreneurship (Mother Teresa Engaging Community), inter-school sports activities (including volleyball, soccer, basketball and track), Chess Club, cooking, computer coding and much more.
Athletics – The MTMS Blues
Involvement in athletics and team sports encourages our students to be active and helps them to develop leadership skills and team work no matter their role on their team. MTMS participates in a number of extra-curricular sports as part of the Regina Catholic School (RCS) league. These include: aerial football, badminton, basketball, cross country, volleyball, track and field.
The Blues name originated in reference to the blue colour that is synonymous with Mother Teresa Sisters of Charity and the three stripes of blue that embody their habits. The winged "B" represents MTMS athletes.
Buffalo Boys and First Nations Dancers
The Buffalo Boys began as an after-school program at MTMS in 2016, led by Evan Whitestar and now, years later the group has flourished, learning and creating new songs delivered through their own unique drumming. Similarly, First Nations dancing at MTMS began in 2017 with the guidance and teachings of Paulete Poitras. Each student practices their own unique dance style; Fancy, Jingle and Traditional. More students are looking to engage in meaningful connections to their First Nation culture and MTMS helps facilitate these opportunities with local Indigenous artists and Elders in the community. Through these collaborative efforts, the Dancers also have a chance to design and create their own unique Regalia, learning about the traditions involved in making Regalia and what it represents. Learning life lessons through experience and teachings delivered as part of the drumming and dancing are honouring the Truth and Reconciliations Reports “Calls to Action” in a real and authentic way. Teachings promote values such as honesty, humility and integrity, and moreover, how one can incorporate these values into their everyday lives. By living the values of the drum and those learned through dancing, MTMS students are becoming resilient young leaders who are coachable, teachable and employable. When MTMS students perform at the Canadian Western Agribition, at halftime during a Roughriders game, or at a community event, they exemplify what a healthy lifestyle embedded in First Nations culture and education looks like. The Buffalo Boys and First Nations Dancers provide a space for students to learn cultural practices, share in traditional ways and have pride in who they are.
The Summer Program is a critical component of Mother Teresa Middle School’s unique education model. The summer Land-Based Learning Retreat and programming provides optimized time for exploration, learning and enrichment. The summer programs are run by MTMS staff and volunteers. These programs ensure students’ experience hands on learning to reinforce the core curriculum and more notably, offer various avenues for enrichment through new experiences.
Each student is expected to participate in community service events each year, learn about the social issues surrounding the initiatives they serve and reflect on their experiences.
Existing service partnerships include:
- Eden Care Communities
- MLT Aikins & the Regina Food Bank
- Mother Teresa Engaging Community (MTEC), an after-school program that aims to provide support to initiatives around Regina