Grade 9 Option Descriptions

CTF Construction Technologies Grade 9

The Grade 9 Construction course builds on the skills introduced during their time in the Grade 7 or 8 program. Students will explore more complicated procedures and techniques in order to transform common materials into more challenging projects. Students may have opportunity to work with computers and our CNC machine to design and carve portions of their projects. Come out and see what the machines in your shop can really do. Please note that students who did not get a chance to take Industrial Education in Grade 7 or 8 can still take this course.

Creative Sewing

Find your inner crafter by experimenting with fun fur, felt and other fabrics to create fun projects. Previous sewing experience NOT needed!


Leadership gives students the opportunity to develop the skills and strategies and appreciate the importance of making a positive contribution to the school and local community. This may include the following: recycling, school ambassadors, student/teacher support, technology, displays, school-wide activities. Fulfilling these responsibilities, they will experience the pride of seeing a task from its inception to its fruition.

Outdoor Education

This option offers activities that will focus on the outdoor setting. Throughout the semester, we will explore a variety of activities like outdoor games, biking, climbing, skating, etc. Be prepared to be outside during all weather conditions.

Band 1 (Novice)

This band class is for students who are new to band or students who feel they need to get a better grasp on instrumental basics before moving into the woodwind or brass band classes.

Band 2 (Woodwinds)

This band class is for students who play flute, oboe, clarinet or alto sax and have at least one year of previous band experience.

Band 3 (Brass/Percussion)

This band class is for students who play trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, tenor sax, bari sax, bass clarinet or percussion and have at least one year of previous band experience.


This is a continuation of French from grade 8. Students will focus on…… speaking/understanding/writing:

  • Learning gestures associated with each new vocabulary word
  • Oral practice of high frequency French vocabulary
  • Regular use of verbs in the present tense (avoir, aller, être, faire and regular –er, -ir and –re verbs)
  • Practice of some past tense and near future phrases
  • Forming questions using “comment”, “qui”, “combien” and “est-ce que”
  • Identifying personal subject pronouns
  • Associating gender to nouns
  • Practicing word order of phrases
  • Letter and number review
  • Answering questions in French
  • Story reading and reenactment
  • Testing of vocabulary words and story comprehension

Physical Education (Daily PE)

Students who wish to have Physical Education on a daily basis are encouraged to take this option. This will be a continuation of the Physical Education class you take on day 1. Students who take this PE class will not have to fill out a daily journal of their physical activity outside of school hours.

Excellence in Sports

In this course, students will be active all the time. The majority of our classes will be spent developing different aspects of conditioning, team strategies, sport skills, and overcoming personal or team challenges. This will be achieved through various games, activities and fitness challenges. Students should come to class in proper gym strip, ready to

work, and with a positive attitude.

CTF – Fashion Design

This course is all about learning how to sew. Students will start with learning how to hand-sew and create a sock monkey and emoji stuffie. After they will move on to learn how to operate a sewing machine, learn how to use it and then create their own pair of pj pants. Students will be required to purchase their own fabric for their final sewing project.

Yearbook/Multimedia 9

This course will look at the nature of technology, how to use and apply a variety of technologies and how it can impact self and society. Technology is about how tasks are performed; the processes, tools, and techniques that alter human activity. Students will focus upon the following and, in the process, create the school’s yearbook and other media:

  • Creating and editing text boxes
  • Creating and editing photo boxes
  • Editing photos
  • Creating and editing templates
  • Taking photos
  • Use of colours, shapes, and effects to create a cohesive message/display
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