Additional Areas of Study
Music & Drama
The focus of these subjects is the development of the person with a particular emphasis on the development of self-confidence and self-esteem.
Class work includes developmentally appropriate work in the four main areas of listening, voice development, movement and instrument playing. Music literacy is introduced and developed.
Piano and other classes may be offered by qualified and experienced teachers to those individuals wishing to study these subjects during school hours.
Art is an integral part of classroom work. Children are encouraged to develop their art skills and use them in their work. Three afternoons a week the art studio is open and the art teacher is available to assist students with additional artistic projects in support of their classroom studies. Art lessons are also offered biweekly, and on these days, the children devote the afternoon work period exclusively to their artistic endeavours.
The French programme used at the Elementary level is called the AIM language learning programme. It is centred upon the use of gestures, stories and music as a basis for language acquisition. There is an equally strong emphasis on all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), however listening and speaking activities always precede the reading and writing activities. In this way students acquire meaning and develop accurate pronunciation.
The program consists of work in the following areas:
- Body awareness
- Gross motor development
- Co-operative game playing
- Physical fitness (as per the Canadian Fitness Guide, Health & Nutrition)
- Health and nutrition