Mr. Tim Van Kleeck

Science / Physical Education / Outdoor Education

In Science, students explore and investigate big questions related to the world around them. When students learn through the lens of science, they move beyond factual recall and develop the science-related attitudes, skills and knowledge needed to solve problems and make decisions. Students become lifelong learners through maintaining their sense of wonder about the world around them.

They explore, investigate and find out how things work in order to answer questions and satisfy their curiosities. Learning about science provides a framework for students to deepen their understanding and interpret the world around them. At each grade level, students explore topics related to: change; energy; matter; systems; interactions/relationships; forces; and diversity.

Grade Seven Science

  • Program of studies
  • Units of study:  Interactions and Ecosystems, Plants for Food and Fiber, Heat and Temperature, Structures and Forces 
  • Students should anticipate weekly assignments and quizzes and unit exams
  • Early in the school year, there will be a major focus on student's lab and classroom skills
  • Current information, classroom news, and course content is found on our Science D2L page

Grade Nine Science

  • Program of studies
  • Units of study: Biological Diversity, Electrical Principles, Space Exploration, Matter and Chemical Change, Environmental Chemistry
  • Students should expect weekly assignments and quizzes as well as unit exams and broad based project assignments
  • Current information, classroom news, and course content is found on our Science D2L page

“The aim of education is to develop the knowledge, the skills and the positive attitudes of individuals, so that they will be self-confident, capable and committed to setting goals, making informed choices and acting in ways that will improve their own lives and the life of their community” (Secondary Education in Alberta: Policy Statement, 1985). Outdoor Education is an activity-based course provides opportunities for in-depth practical studies and experiences. This direct approach should appeal to all students, particularly those who learn best from physical involvement. Students will be required to assume many responsibilities for their learning by building personal skills and through assuming responsibility for individual and group welfare. Decision-making skills will be emphasized. These include personal, group and societal decisions and involve students in examining the personal and interpersonal consequences of their actions, as well as the importance of their relationship with the environment. 

Outdoor Education

  • Program of studies
  • Fall semester Outdoor Education is a place based course that involves active student and parent engagement
  • The main focus of Outdoor Education is a West Coast Sailing Trip in October

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