Grade 7 Option Course Descriptions & Fees 2016-17

APP SAVVY 7

Semester ($10 fee)

This course uses a project based and problem solving approach to teach students a variety of technology and Web 2.0 skills that go beyond basic computer skills. Through individual and group work, students will learn applications that increase their understanding of and ability with technology.

ART 7

Semester ($13 fee)

Art students will be active artists in the studio working on creative and thematic projects based on drawing (various styles & media), painting (tempera & watercolor), sculpture (clay & paper), design (elements & principles), and art history (art timeline). Students will compose art images with an emphasis on creative thinking and craftsmanship.

BAND 7

Full Year ($30 minimum fee/$125 maximum fee - final cost dependent on participation in optional band trip, does not include instrument rental/purchase)

Learn to play a concert band instrument and explore a variety of music styles, supported by team-building activities in listening, reading, creating, and valuing music. Perform in concerts, a festival, and enjoy an optional overnight trip. No previous experience required. Please note that Band 7 is a pre-requisite for Band 8.

GRAPHIC DESIGN 7

Semester ($10 fee)

This course is for those who may be interested in pursuing an art career in cartooning or illustration. Students will have an opportunity to explore their art abilities through line, shape, texture and colour with the emphasis being on line art, design, and anime. Students will create flip books, superheroes, personified objects, and comic strips with and without the use of technology tools.

DRAMA 7

Semester ($15 fee)

The drama program fosters a positive self-concept in students by encouraging them to explore life and express themselves. Students will learn a variety of dramatic skills and how to assume roles. They will participate in short plays and small group activities to develop basics skills and a level of comfort.

ENVIRONMENTAL OUTDOOR EDUCATION 7

Semester ($35 minimum fee/$135 maximum fee - final cost dependent on participation in optional camping trip)

This course consists of three components, environment (living things & ecological processes), outdoor (basic knowledge, skills & attitudes for safe, comfortable, outdoor experiences) and personal/team development (understanding, respect, and appreciation for self & others). The course will include field trips, indoor and outdoor activities, as well as classroom projects. An optional overnight camping trip is also an important part of the course.

FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 7

Full Year (no fee)

In French a thematic approach is used to develop comprehension skills (listening/reading) and production skills (speaking/writing). Students will be required to participate in oral classroom activities and complete written assignments. Note that French 7 is a pre-requisite for French 8.

PERFORMING ARTS 7

Semester ($30 fee)

This class gives a firsthand look at all elements involved in putting on a large scale theatre production. Whether you love acting, directing or set construction/painting, this class allows you to focus on that passion and play a key role in next year’s big show.

RECREATIONAL FITNESS 7

Semester Course ($45 fee)

This course is open to students who have previously demonstrated a positive attitude and genuine interest in PE. Course content includes fitness and training principles, sports safety, and an appreciation for sports leisure activities. It will encourage a healthy attitude combined with fair play and sportsmanship in recreational activities. Students will participate in a wide variety of sports and fitness activities, both on and off site. Please note that swimming is a required element of this course. Students who cannot swim will be given basic skill instruction in order to participate.

SPORTS ACCELERATION 7

Semester Course ($20 fee)

The goal of the course is to allow students to gain an understanding of sports training, anatomy, and physiology as well as have practice time for team sports. They will be instructed in and practice proper training in every discipline of sporting mastery. Students will gain greater knowledge of nutrition, anaerobic and aerobic training, as well as technical sport practice so they may implement personal training for their chosen team sport.