Our school offers options to suit our students’ unique learning needs, interests and abilities. All of our courses follow the Alberta Programs of Study. 
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Complementary Courses for 2019-2020

The following courses will be offered for the fall and winter of 2019-2020.  The middle years between elementary and high school are an excellent time for students to take some risks as learners and try new learning experiences.  We encourage all of our students to take new risks and expand their thinking and perhaps uncover a passion or talent.

Students entering Grade 7 - we encourage you to think about the advantages of Band and French as you prepare for high school. Both courses offer you many high school opportunities and open many doors for you in high school.  Students often get to Grade 10 and wish that they had taken these courses or at least one of them in junior high. 

We encourage ALL Rideau Students to take at least one of Band or French if not both. If students take both Band and French, they will still be able to take at least two additional complementary courses, (one each term).

As students consider their choices, they do not have to have any experience.  Our teachers are dedicated to helping our students as new learners and to support our students as they grow in new experiences.

Students must have thought through their choices and be prepared to make selections by February 8.  Students are to choose one course per term from each section A,B,C.

Example:

Term 1 Fall / Comp. A
Band 
Term 2 Spring/Comp. A
Band
Term 1 Fall/Comp. B 
Foods    
Term 2 Spring/ Comp. B
Outdoor Education
Term 1 Fall/Comp. C
French  
Term 2 Spring//Comp. C
French

Students taking Band and /or French must choose the course for both fall and spring terms.  There is one section of Band and there are two sections of French to choose from.

The School will be helping students to make their course selections in MyCBE / PowerSchool.  

Grade 7

Complementary A

Choose 1 of:

  • Band (full year)
  • Art
  • Construction
  • Fashion

Complementary B

  • French (full year)
  • Foods
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary C

  • French (full year)
  • Construction
  • Foods
  • Outdoor Education

Grade 8

Complementary A

Choose 1 of:

  • Band (full year)
  • Art
  • Construction
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary B

  • French (full year)
  • Foods
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary C

  • French (full year)
  • Construction
  • Foods
  • Art

Grade 9

Complementary A

Choose 1 of:

  • Band (full year)
  • Construction
  • Fashion
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary B

  • French (full year)
  • Foods
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary C

  • French (full year)
  • Construction
  • Foods
  • Art

Complementary Course Descriptions            

Rideau Park School is committed to offering all of our students equal opportunity.  Program fees should not impact student choices.

Art

Designed for students with various abilities who wish to develop their creative skills and express ideas through several forms of art. The course will begin with a study of basic drawing techniques required to draw, paint and sculpt, using a variety of artists as inspiration.

Band: (Full Year Course) 

Have you ever played an instrument?  Are you an accomplished musician?  Would you like to try? The concert band brings together students of all experience levels and will explore exciting and challenging music including popular and movie music. Students are not expected to have pre-music experience. Extra fun activities include band clinics with professional musicians, several performance opportunities, band camps and a senior band trip.  Rideau Park works with schools to accommodate instrument rental. 

Culinary Arts (Foods)

Students will learn tips and techniques for successful meal planning and cooking. They will apply their knowledge to plan, create and assess their own meals. The benefits of healthy food choices will be a primary focus of the course. No previous experience is required. 

Enterprise and Innovation

This course provides hands-on opportunities to develop creative thinking skills. Students will work independently and in small groups to creatively tackle a design issue or problem. They will practice the skills involved in the design process; design, create, appraise, and articulate in a variety of hands on projects. This option has been a student favorite for years! 

French (Full Year course)

Students gain confidence in their abilities to comprehend written and spoken French through an interactive communicative approach based on story-telling, music, games, film and cultural study.  French is a three-year program beginning in Grade 7 that culminates in a Grade 9 trip to Québec and allows students to earn 5 credits for French 10 in high school, enrolling immediately in French 20. 

CTF - Construction

Construction allows for students to apply a variety of skills and concepts in a project-based program. In this course, students will develop appropriate shop tool safety.  They will have an opportunity to design objects through drafting different views and 3 dimensional orthographic projections. As a student moves through the various projects they will design, create and appraise their work. 

Fashion

Students who choose this complementary course will learn and implement the fashion design process. Topics include famous designers, fashion figures, and clothing elements. Students will work with a variety of mediums including pens, markers, and watercolor to begin a fashion portfolio. Students will also learn the beginning elements of sewing and garment construction including classic hand sewing techniques and more advanced techniques on the sewing machine, culminating in the completion of a final sewing project.

Environmental and Outdoor Education Program

The Environmental and Outdoor Education Program provides students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes important for their entire lives. It is a primary goal of this course for students to learn how their interaction with the outside world has lifelong effects on themselves as well as the environment at large. Students will be required to assume many responsibilities for both individual and group welfare. They will make decisions from a personal, group and societal standpoint and examine the consequences of these actions, as well as the importance of their relationship with the environment. The course will include field trips, outdoor activities as well as classroom projects.

Complementary Courses

Complementary Courses for 2019-2020

The following courses will be offered for the fall and winter of 2019-2020.  The middle years between elementary and high school are an excellent time for students to take some risks as learners and try new learning experiences.  We encourage all of our students to take new risks and expand their thinking and perhaps uncover a passion or talent.

Students entering Grade 7 - we encourage you to think about the advantages of Band and French as you prepare for high school. Both courses offer you many high school opportunities and open many doors for you in high school.  Students often get to Grade 10 and wish that they had taken these courses or at least one of them in junior high. 

We encourage ALL Rideau Students to take at least one of Band or French if not both. If students take both Band and French, they will still be able to take at least two additional complementary courses, (one each term).

As students consider their choices, they do not have to have any experience.  Our teachers are dedicated to helping our students as new learners and to support our students as they grow in new experiences.

Students must have thought through their choices and be prepared to make selections by February 8.  Students are to choose one course per term from each section A,B,C.

Example:

Term 1 Fall / Comp. A
Band 
Term 2 Spring/Comp. A
Band
Term 1 Fall/Comp. B 
Foods    
Term 2 Spring/ Comp. B
Outdoor Education
Term 1 Fall/Comp. C
French  
Term 2 Spring//Comp. C
French

Students taking Band and /or French must choose the course for both fall and spring terms.  There is one section of Band and there are two sections of French to choose from.

The School will be helping students to make their course selections in MyCBE / PowerSchool.  

Grade 7

Complementary A

Choose 1 of:

  • Band (full year)
  • Art
  • Construction
  • Fashion

Complementary B

  • French (full year)
  • Foods
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary C

  • French (full year)
  • Construction
  • Foods
  • Outdoor Education

Grade 8

Complementary A

Choose 1 of:

  • Band (full year)
  • Art
  • Construction
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary B

  • French (full year)
  • Foods
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary C

  • French (full year)
  • Construction
  • Foods
  • Art

Grade 9

Complementary A

Choose 1 of:

  • Band (full year)
  • Construction
  • Fashion
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary B

  • French (full year)
  • Foods
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Outdoor Education

Complementary C

  • French (full year)
  • Construction
  • Foods
  • Art

Complementary Course Descriptions            

Rideau Park School is committed to offering all of our students equal opportunity.  Program fees should not impact student choices.

Art

Designed for students with various abilities who wish to develop their creative skills and express ideas through several forms of art. The course will begin with a study of basic drawing techniques required to draw, paint and sculpt, using a variety of artists as inspiration.

Band: (Full Year Course) 

Have you ever played an instrument?  Are you an accomplished musician?  Would you like to try? The concert band brings together students of all experience levels and will explore exciting and challenging music including popular and movie music. Students are not expected to have pre-music experience. Extra fun activities include band clinics with professional musicians, several performance opportunities, band camps and a senior band trip.  Rideau Park works with schools to accommodate instrument rental. 

Culinary Arts (Foods)

Students will learn tips and techniques for successful meal planning and cooking. They will apply their knowledge to plan, create and assess their own meals. The benefits of healthy food choices will be a primary focus of the course. No previous experience is required. 

Enterprise and Innovation

This course provides hands-on opportunities to develop creative thinking skills. Students will work independently and in small groups to creatively tackle a design issue or problem. They will practice the skills involved in the design process; design, create, appraise, and articulate in a variety of hands on projects. This option has been a student favorite for years! 

French (Full Year course)

Students gain confidence in their abilities to comprehend written and spoken French through an interactive communicative approach based on story-telling, music, games, film and cultural study.  French is a three-year program beginning in Grade 7 that culminates in a Grade 9 trip to Québec and allows students to earn 5 credits for French 10 in high school, enrolling immediately in French 20. 

CTF - Construction

Construction allows for students to apply a variety of skills and concepts in a project-based program. In this course, students will develop appropriate shop tool safety.  They will have an opportunity to design objects through drafting different views and 3 dimensional orthographic projections. As a student moves through the various projects they will design, create and appraise their work. 

Fashion

Students who choose this complementary course will learn and implement the fashion design process. Topics include famous designers, fashion figures, and clothing elements. Students will work with a variety of mediums including pens, markers, and watercolor to begin a fashion portfolio. Students will also learn the beginning elements of sewing and garment construction including classic hand sewing techniques and more advanced techniques on the sewing machine, culminating in the completion of a final sewing project.

Environmental and Outdoor Education Program

The Environmental and Outdoor Education Program provides students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes important for their entire lives. It is a primary goal of this course for students to learn how their interaction with the outside world has lifelong effects on themselves as well as the environment at large. Students will be required to assume many responsibilities for both individual and group welfare. They will make decisions from a personal, group and societal standpoint and examine the consequences of these actions, as well as the importance of their relationship with the environment. The course will include field trips, outdoor activities as well as classroom projects.

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