Small School, BIG Talent

Congratulations to all our sports teams and coaches! Here are the highlights from our phenomenal volleyball and basketball seasons which led to many pioneering moments for our school.
Our sports teams propelled Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy into the spotlight this year! Many sports teams and coaches in the valley and on our island were taken aback by the talent of our athletes. The interest began with our Grade 8/9 girls volleyball team sweeping wins through the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Powell River teams, and ending victoriously with first place at the North Island Zones Tournament. Check out the plaque in our sports showcase in the main entrance to the school. For the first time in Gaglardi Academy’s history, we had a Grade 9/10 junior boys volleyball team which created quite a stir in the district as the boys defeated many historically superior teams. Well done!

Our students continued to impress as the Grade 9 girls basketball team showcased their talents by winning second place at the North Island Zones Tournament, again creating a buzz about Gaglardi Academy. Our school made its own history with its first ever senior high basketball team comprising of our Grade 10/11 boys. The senior boys’ basketball team played many games as they competed in both the junior and senior leagues. They participated in the Ucluelet and Campbell River tournaments ending the outstanding season by ranking in the top 4 of the North Island League. Awesome!

And not to be outdone by their older peers, the grade 6/7 boys’ basketball team capped off an amazing season by winning the Valley Elementary Championship. They defeated Lake Trail 16-6, Huband 18-12, Puntledge 24-14, and then captured the trophy by edging out Robb Road in the final game, 14-12. The team finished the year undefeated with 15 wins and no losses. Amazing! A big shout-out to parents, coaches, teachers, and Ecole Au Coeur de I’ile School for all the support and encouragement given to the students; you helped make the sports season such a success!

Never heard about Gaglardi Academy and are wondering what we are all about? You can learn more at We are a school where your child can be excited about learning and open doors to possibilities. We are a school where parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education. If you are interested, we are now accepting student applications for the 2018-2019 school year, and we also invite you to our “Try Us On For the Day” event on May 8. Phone 250-339-1200 for more information.