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In addition to the five base subjects students have the opportunity to choose one complementary subject to study for each quarter. Students can choose from the following courses:

Art 7, 8, 9

Art students will explore art through a variety of media and techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture. Students will learn to apply skills in a way that develops not only their ability to create realistic pieces but also look at art as a form of personal expression.


Active Living 7, 8, 9

Active Living is an activity based course designed for students who wish to experience different physical activities. The course will give students the opportunity to engage in several different activities throughout the term. Our students may go for a walk in the River Valley, try out some indoor Rock Climbing, strike it up at the bowling alley or dip in the pool. 

Food Studies 7, 8, 9

In Food Studies all students will be learning basic cooking skills and techniques as well as the positive benefits of healthy food choices. Students will learn: to understand and follow recipes, proper use of kitchen equipment, kitchen safety, care in handling food, team work, and efficient work habits. Practical lab experiences will emphasize the development of food preparation skills.  Recipes chosen will represent the grade and skill level of the students.

Music 7, 8, 9

The music program provides students with the opportunity to learn guitar, play drums occasionally and sing. Students will develop the skills required to play a repertoire of interesting pieces written in a variety of musical styles. Students can rent a guitar to take home to practice with. Student will be asked to sign a contract for leasing the guitar and any damages that might occur to it. The guitar is return at the end of the term. Alternatively, students may use their own approved guitar.

Computers 7, 8, 9 

Students enrolled in Computer Coding will engage in multiple coding languages and activities based upon grade level. Students in grades 7 and 8 will work through block based programming languages which serve as an introduction to text based coding (primarily Python programming language) in grade 9. Students will practice basic coding concepts such as utilizing loops and conditional statements, implementing incremental change through mathematical operations, and efficiently implementing coded solutions. These skills will help to prepare them for future CTF courses in high school, as well as lay a foundation for post secondary/employment opportunities beyond grade 12.