Options

Options/Complementary Courses

Grade 5 and 6 CTF Classes for 2023-2024

 

If your child IS NOT in Sport for Life or Performing Arts, they will be enrolled in Career and Technology Foundation courses.  

The following Career and Technology Foundations classes are being offered to students in Grades 5 and 6 for the 2023-2024 school year.  These programs are offered on a semester basis, so students will take one option each semester.

 Foods $35

The Foods 5 course concentrates on nutrition and preparation of simple recipes. Students have the opportunity to develop skills regarding selection, safe handling, preparation, and service of a variety of baked foods. 

The Foods 6 course is a continuation of Foods 5 which continues discussion of nutrition and preparation of simple recipes. Students have the opportunity to develop skills regarding selection, safe handling, preparation, and service of a variety of baked foods.

 

 Art $20

Students will have an opportunity to draw, paint and sculpt in a variety of media.  Guest artists will be invited to instruct and assist students.

 

All grade 5 and 6 students will take Music classes, and all students in the 5/6 English program also take French as a Second Language.

Grade 7 and 8 Complementary Courses 2023-2024

Grades 7 and 8 Complementary Courses 2023-2024

Students not enrolled in our Sport for Life or Performing Arts programs will take two option classes each semester.  Communication regarding options choices has been sent via email

Grades 7 Options 2023-2024

We are pleased to offer exciting options that enhance our student’s education at St. Theresa. Sports-related courses will allow our students to explore a wide range of physical activities, while not limiting them to just one sport. As well, St. Theresa continues to offer a selection of courses in the arts, languages, technology and science. We are proud to offer many interesting choices that appeal to the diverse interests of our 21st century learners, while remaining a faith-centered, Catholic school.   

 Fine Arts Courses-Grade 7

 

Drama Semester 2 only

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one, come all to a class that will have you using your head, your voice, your facial expressions and body movement to convey meaning, entertain the masses and generally have fun. At the grade 7 level students are introduced to drama through six main areas of study: movement, speech, improvisation, acting, theatre studies and technical theatre, as per the Program of Studies. This is a participation based class where students gain self- confidence through various orientation exercises and activities.  This class will participate in some workshops and field trips with the Performing Arts program.

$60

 

Musical Theatre Semester 1 only

Taken from the General Music - Program of Studies, Musical Theatre allows students to "explore and develop musical skills using a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music". Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of acting, singing and dancing- all at the same time! The course provides students a variety of experiences that develop self-expression, creativity, communication, through music and drama. Students will participate in some workshops and field trips with the Performing Arts program and take part in the Production.

$70

 

Art

This course focuses on three major components of visual learning: Drawings (the ways we record visual information and discoveries), Compositions (the ways images are put together to create meaning) and Encounters (where we meet and how we respond to visual imagery). Students will have many opportunities to draw, paint and sculpt in various media. The program is further designed to allow students to be creative, to develop skills and knowledge, and to develop appreciation and respect for the artistic efforts of others.

$20

 

Sports-Related Courses-Grade 7

 

Sports Performance

The purpose of the Sports Performance Course is to provide student athletes an opportunity to learn a wide variety of knowledge, skills and attitudes that support the maximization of physical, social, cultural and emotional potential through lifelong, non-traditional sporting endeavors. Through a combination of theory and practical exposure, students enrolled in the course will learn about sport development through the study of:

  1. Current training principles and nutrition
  2. Performance enhancement tools
  3. Sport injuries as they apply to the athlete
  4. Performance evaluation techniques
  5. Personal and group development through leadership skills and Volunteerism

Cost: $100 (includes cost of admission, use of facilities and transportation to facilities)

 

Languages – Grade 7

 

French

Students will engage in various language activities, grammar and tasks. Using games, oral-based activities and word associations, students will be able to read, comprehend and speak fluently and spontaneously. The units covered at this level are “School”, “People Around Me”, “Weather”, and four holidays and celebrations.

Each student MUST supply his/her own French/English dictionary (Larousse Pocket Dictionary; printed in France).

No Cost

 

Ukrainian Language and Culture

Students continue their studies in the Ukrainian bilingual program so they will be able to use Ukrainian language confidently and competently in a variety of situations for communication and personal satisfaction. They will be actively engaged in a variety of fun and interactive activities and language learning games. Students will learn through themes that appeal to their interests and needs (food/restaurants, pop music, fashion, entertainment/recreation, friendship/self). An understanding and appreciation of Ukrainian culture is emphasized through exploring the areas of art, drama, music, sports, technology and much more through the Ukrainian culture. Taught predominantly in Ukrainian, students will become performers, creators, historians of Ukrainian culture. They will explore what it means to be a Ukrainian in a modern world, while enhancing their Ukrainian language speaking skills.  Students participate in a variety of hands-on projects and attend field trips to enhance their well-rounded Ukrainian language experience. This course is a required course for grades 7 Ukrainian bilingual students.

No Cost

 

Science & Technology – Grade 7

 

Robotics

Based on the Electro-Assembly CTS curriculum, students will be delving into the world of robotics through the First Lego-League’s Robotics for Youth. In FIRST LEGO League (FLL), students are immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem and build autonomous LEGO robots that perform a series of missions. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning.

Cost: $40.00

 

Career and Technology Studies-Grade 7

 

Fashion

Students will gain knowledge about sewing machines, pressing equipment and fabrics/various yarns/textile arts and crafts and their care. They will explore areas such as design, production, merchandising, textiles, and accessories. The course will include the assembly of a simple project using a pattern.

Cost: $50.00; includes all supplies required and the purchase of the final sewing project

 

Foods

This course concentrates on nutrition and preparation of simple recipes and the role of food in physical wellness and fitness. Students have the opportunity to develop skills regarding selection, safe handling, preparation, and service of a variety of foods.

Cost: $50.00

 

Construction

Students learn woodworking skills in the construction lab. The students will be given instruction in the safe operation of hand and power tools, layout and project assembly. Emphasis is placed on safetyhowever students will be able to take advantage of the full woodshop to build several different projects.

Cost: $80.00

 

Style & Self Care

Students will have the opportunity to learn how caring for their body, minds and selves, leads to an overall, well-rounded life experience. They will learn how to properly fuel their bodies through a balanced diet and exercise, as well as how to deal with stress. Students will participate in field trips, and will have guest speakers to help them learn about how to properly care for their skin, nails and hair.

Cost: $50

 

 Grade 8 Options 2023-2024

We are pleased to offer exciting options that enhance our student’s education at St. Theresa. Sports-related courses will allow our students to explore a wide range of physical activities, while not limiting them to just one sport. As well, St. Theresa continues to offer a selection of courses in the arts, languages, technology and science. We are proud to offer many interesting choices that appeal to the diverse interests of our 21st century learners, while remaining a faith-centered, Catholic school.   

Fine Arts Courses-Grade 8

Musical Theatre Semester 1 only

Taken from the General Music - Program of Studies, Musical Theatre allows students to "explore and develop musical skills using a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music". Students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of acting, singing and dancing- all at the same time! The course provides students a variety of experiences that develop self-expression, creativity, communication, through music and drama. Students will participate in some workshops and field trips with the Performing Arts program and take part in the Production.

$70

Drama - Semester 2 only

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one, come all to a class that will have you using your head, your voice, your facial expressions and body movement to convey meaning, entertain the masses and generally have fun. At the grade 7 level students are introduced to drama through six main areas of study: movement, speech, improvisation, acting, theatre studies and technical theatre, as per the Program of Studies. This is a participation based class where students gain self- confidence through various orientation exercises and activities.  This class will participate in some workshops and field trips with the Performing Arts program.

$60

 

 

Art

This course focuses on three major components of visual learning: Drawings (the ways we record visual information and discoveries), Compositions (the ways images are put together to create meaning) and Encounters (where we meet and how we respond to visual imagery). Students will have many opportunities to draw, paint and sculpt in various media. The program is further designed to allow students to be creative, to develop skills and knowledge, and to develop appreciation and respect for the artistic efforts of others.

$20

 

Sports-Related Courses-Grade 8

Sports Performance

The purpose of the Sports Performance Course is to provide student athletes an opportunity to learn a wide variety of knowledge, skills and attitudes that support the maximization of physical, social, cultural and emotional potential through lifelong, non-traditional sporting endeavors. Through a combination of theory and practical exposure, students enrolled in the course will learn about sport development through the study of:

  1. Current training principles and nutrition
  2. Performance enhancement tools
  3. Sport injuries as they apply to the athlete
  4. Performance evaluation techniques
  5. Personal and group development through leadership skills and Volunteerism

Cost: $100 (includes cost of admission, use of facilities and transportation to facilities)

 

Science & Technology – Grade 8

 

Robotics

Based on the Electro-Assembly CTS curriculum, students will be delving into the world of robotics through the First Lego-League’s Robotics for Youth. In FIRST LEGO League (FLL), students are immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem and build autonomous LEGO robots that perform a series of missions. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning.

Cost: $40.00

 

Career and Technology Studies-Grade 8

Fashion

Students will gain knowledge about sewing machines, pressing equipment and fabrics/various yarns/textile arts and crafts and their care. They will explore areas such as design, production, merchandising, textiles, and accessories. The course will include the assembly of a simple project using a pattern.

Cost: $50.00; includes all supplies required and the purchase of the final sewing project

 

Foods

This course concentrates on nutrition and preparation of simple recipes and the role of food in physical wellness and fitness. Students have the opportunity to develop skills regarding selection, safe handling, preparation, and service of a variety of foods.

Cost: $50.00

 

Construction

Students learn woodworking skills in the construction lab. The students will be given instruction in the safe operation of hand and power tools, layout and project assembly. Emphasis is placed on safetyhowever students will be able to take advantage of the full woodshop to build several different projects.

Cost: $80.00

 

Style & Self Care

Students will have the opportunity to learn how caring for their body, minds and selves, leads to an overall, well-rounded life experience. They will learn how to properly fuel their bodies through a balanced diet and exercise, as well as how to deal with stress. Students will participate in field trips, and will have guest speakers to help them learn about how to properly care for their skin, nails and hair.

Cost: $50

 

Leadership

Leadership is an option that students will gain skills in becoming a leader. Students will have the opportunity to explore what leadership means within a school context and gain skills that will set them up for success. An important aspect of being a leader is to help others by displaying empathy for their circumstances and being able to provide support without letting such circumstances impact the helper/leader. This course encourages students to be confident, supportive, and positive in our school. 

No Cost