All students are encouraged to become involved in the numerous activities and clubs at the school.
Jazz Band auditions start in September.
School-wide auditions for the drama production start in mid to late November - Production is in March or April.
Avalon Instrumental Music students provide a "Knight" of Music in December.
Athletics at Avalon include a lunch hour intramural program. Intramurals run September through June, Monday to Friday from 12:35 to 1:00 p.m. The activities are organized by grade.
Students receive sign-up sheets in their physical education classes. Intramural activities have included basketball, soccer, floor hockey, dodgeball, volleyball and badminton.
Art Club - students do not have to be "artistic" or "talented" They do not have to be in the art option, they need only be enthusiastic and responsible!
Concert Bands 7, 8 and 9 - have a long history of excellence at Avalon. The bands are consistent winners at festivals and are invited to perform as special guests for music conventions, festivals and concerts! Recent awards include Gold Awards, Most Promising Young Band, Best Performance of a Canadian Composition, Superior Awards, Best Sightreading, and Best Junior High Band. The concert band is a co-curricular activity open to all band students.
Drama Club - Do your interests lie in acting, designing or improvising, or simply as a spectator, then we have something for you! Theatre experience is not required, bring your enthusiasm and a keen interest to participate. For our yearly production you can audition for a role, be part of a crew on set design, or costume creation.
Improv Team- No experience necessary! Grade 8s and 9s are invited to audition. We attend at least one tournament each year, at which our students compete against other schools. This is always a lot of fun and a terrific learning experience.
Maclab Enterprises Students Club - Each year, the Citadel offers a subscription to six mainstage plays for Junior and Senior High School. Students are provided a pre-show discussion, taking them into the backstage world of the productions, and following each performance, a special Talk Back session with the actors, creative team and crew from the productions.
Library Club - Love books and like to have a good time? Have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes at the library? Satisfy your curiosity by becoming a Library club member.
Peer Support Team- Avalon's Peer Support Team includes everyone. Several student volunteers, working with a supervising teacher, assist other students in resolving interpersonal problems.
Tech Club - The Avalon Techies is a student club that meets during the noon hour and after school. The club is open to students in all grades!
Yearbook - Offers students a book that records memorable events at Avalon. Students are given an opportunity to contribute in both the creative and editorial decisions required to produce a quality book.
Grade 9: Tour De France - Grade 9 students have an opportunity to participate in a trip to France (students do not need to be in either the immersion or FSL programs. For the past sixteen years, a trip to France has been organized for any grade 9 students who wish to go; they do not need to be in either the immersion or FSL program. Students experience true French culture during two different home stays.
Costa Rica - The grade 8 trip is open to any grade 8 student who qualifies. Each year students will attend a different location. Students may experience Space Camp with a trip to Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec City on which they will spend three days and nights at Montreal's Space Camp; or a trip to Hawaii where they will visit the NASA Observatory in Hilo, visit Pearl Harbor, go on a night volcano walk. A trip to Florida will take students to the Kennedy Space Center and the trip to Costa Rica trip will take students on an amazing visit to the rainforests.
Quebec Homestay Program For French Immersion Students - The homestay program allows students to experience first hand the culture, language and history (over 400 years) of Quebec. They will have the opportunity to prove to themselves how much their language skills have developed over the years through the French immersion program.
Ski Trip - This one night/two day trip to the Rockies is open to grade 8 and 9 students with a positive record of appropriate behaviour and is supervised by staff members. Previous trips have been to Banff and have been supervised by four staff members. The cost varies according to the cost of transportation, lift ticket and accommodation.