Athletics

 

OLGC BASKETBALL

Registration for OLGC Basketball is NOW OPEN. All students in grades 5th - 8th are encouraged to come out for either the boys or girls basketball teams. Students of ALL skill levels are welcome. The deadline for registration is September 30th. Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed for certain teams, so if you are interested, please contact Paul Audet at paulsaudet@gmail.com

https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=olgcsports

Our Lady of Good Counsel Athletic Board can be reached at Athletics@olgcnj.org 

The OLGC Athletic Board is seeking new Board Members. Members oversee the sports program at OLGC and coordinate the various sports. Applicants need to be a Parishioner or OLGC parent. Having a child playing an OLGC sport is not a requirement, but helpful. Board usually meets once a month at 8:00PM.  If interested, please complete this form. Please contact Paul Audet at paulsaudet@gmail.com with any questions.

For more information about the following athletics below, reach out to our Athletic Board and they will put you in touch with our coaches.

  • Parish Basketball League

  • Girls Field Hockey

  • Boys Baseball

  • Soccer

  • Softball

  • Cheerleading


Vet Training Program

Children are fascinated by animals and display a deep passion for animal welfare and well-being at an early age. The HousePaws Vets in Training Program embraces the human animal bond through interaction and education.

By providing hands-on experienced based education to each student in the program the children are empowered to explore the human animal bond and the many facets of veterinary medicine. 

K-2 Form 3-4 Form 5-8 Form


Writers Workshop

Battle of the Books

TBA


Students interested in the program meet weekly or biweekly after school in the library beginning in mid-fall.  Meetings consist of book discussions, question writing, and mini-competitions along with friendly conversation, snacks, and fun!  In January or February, the two teams are chosen. Each team consists of six students and one alternate who will represent OLGC and attend the competition in the spring.

Please watch the weekly updates for more information about the meetings.  And click to view the Battle of the Books titles for7th and 8th grade. All titles are available in the school library.


Theater

For students in grades 5-8, Good Counsel presents a musical every spring that allows students to either perform on-stage in the production’s Cast, where they can act, sing, and dance, or to work off-stage and back-stage on the Stage Crew, where they can help create, build, paint, and move sets. 

The 2019 musical was HAIRSPRAY!

Visit www.MoorestownTheaterCompany.org to purchase tickets to this production, which is listed under “Counsel Stage” on the MTC website.


Mad Science Club

Our Mad Science Club sparks imaginative learning when school is out! Our hands-on, one-hour science programs sponsored by Mad Science of NJ are themed around a particular area of science and include such topics as rocketry, magnets, polymers and even the science of toys.

Children in Grades 1-4 engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty and more. Our Mad Science Club after-school program offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be!

Our Mad Science Club After-School Program…

  • is hands-on and inquiry-based

  • Meets national, state and provincial science curriculum standards

  • is led by trained, qualified and dynamic instructors

  • Uses unique equipment and original materials

  • is age-appropriate and loved by children



Musical Activities

Hand Bell Choir

The Hand Bell Choir is open to students in the 7th and 8th grade. The choirs provide musical accompaniment for the school liturgies and prayer services throughout the school year.  Rehearsals incorporate ringing technique and musical literacy.  The Hand Bell Choir meets once a week during lunch recess.  For more information please contact Mr. Steve Lucasi at the Music Office; 856-235-5395 or email lucasis@olgcnj.org

Girls’ Chapel Choir

The Girls’ Concert Choir is open to girls in 5th through 8th grade.  The Choir performs at school liturgies, prayer services and special events throughout the school year.  Rehearsals incorporate vocal technique, musical literacy and harmonization.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesday mornings before school from 7:45am to 8:20am.  For more information please contact Mrs. Christina Fox at the Music Office; 856-235-5395 or email cfox@olgc.me

Cantors

The OLGC Cantors is a select ensemble of 7th and 8th grade students who lead the music at school liturgies and prayer services throughout the school year.  The cantors rehearse on Tuesdays during lunch recess.  For more information please contact Mrs. Christina Fox at the Music Office; 856-235-5395 or email cfox@olgc.me

OLGC Band

The OLGC Band is open to students in 4th through 8th grade.  The following instruments are offered:  flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, orchestral bells and percussion.  Band rehearsals are held on Monday mornings before school from 8:00am to 8:30am.  Group instrumental lessons are on Mondays throughout the school day.  The Band performs two concerts during the school year as well as on other special occasions.  The band program is run by Northeastern Music Programs and is taught by Mr. John Spanjenburg.  For more information please contact Mr. John Spanjenburg at the school office, 856-235-7885, or visit Northeastern Music Programs on the web at www.nemusicprograms.com/(610) 942-2370.