Course Options

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE INFORMATION

Option Sheet

Options choices are to be completed online.

Please email our school office for information and to get our Complementary Course link sent to you.

St. Jean Brebeuf School Mailbox = st.jeanbrebeuf2@cssd.ab.ca

School secretary = kimberlee.faba@cssd.ab.ca

 

ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION - STUDENTLEADERSHIP 
  • If you have a passion for giving back to the community and would like to develop your leadership skills, then this course is for you! This course combines principles of social justice, enterprise & innovation, and communication technology as you and your peers investigate opportunities to make a positive impact within our school and broader local community. Students who take this course will plan, design, create, and implement solutions for relevant real-world challenges in a project-based learning environment. Volunteer opportunities with local organizations may also be explored throughout the school year.
ART
  • Grade 7 Art program provides students with the opportunity to experience the main elements of the curriculum: Drawings, Compositions and Encounters – through a wide variety of interesting projects and media. Students are given differing projects which may both integrate with other subject areas and/or allow for personal creativity, self-expression, skill building and craftsmanship. Various materials and activities are used to provide a comprehensive, well-rounded Art experience for students.
  • Grade 8 Art projects, while continuing the curricular expectations of Drawings, Compositions and Encounters, provide students with extended and more challenging opportunities for creative self-expression. Students build their skills through activities such as drawing, perspective, sculpture and design, through wide range of tasks and projects geared toward providing them with the experience of a variety of media. There is no prerequisite for students to have taken Art in Grade 7 in order to participate and enjoy Art in Grade 8.
  • Grade 9 Art program culminates with enhancing the main elements of Drawings, Compositions and Encounters through the continued mastery of skills combined with creative expression. Projects provide further opportunity to sharpen skills and push the limits of imagination, while allowing students to enter into more critical analysis of Art coupled with deeper challenges to their creative thinking. No prerequisite for this year is required; projects will be adapted to individual students’ abilities.
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (Photography)
  • Are you ready to “strike a pose” and learn more about photography and other methods of visual and audio design? Communication Technology is a class associated with Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) that allows students to explore their interests and passions as they learn about various career possibilities and occupational areas. Students will discover and develop skills related to technologies used to design, construct and relay a message for the purpose of connecting, informing, entertaining or selling products. This program includes the principals of design, including balance, emphasis, proportion (scale), repetition (rhythm/pattern), unity, contrast, harmony, proximity and variety; elements of design, including line, shape (2-D) or form (3-D), colour, texture, depth (perspective), light, direction (motion), mass (visual weight), tone (black and white) or value (colour) and space (positive and negative); audio and video concepts; use of tools and methods for communicating messages.
DRAMA
  • You don’t have to be a star, or even want to be one. Drama offers something for everyone. Build your communication skills, learn to present yourself in a group setting, and learn to act while having lots of fun. In drama we play games and do scenes with character work, costumes, sets and lights. We even make movies and rock videos!
 HOCKEY CANADA SKILLS ACADEMY*
  • The hockey skills program follows Hockey Canada’s national curriculum. The course is taught before school in the morning and runs into period one. The program is taught by a St. Jean Brebeuf teacher and instructors from Hockey Canada Skills Academy. Although you do not have to play community hockey, it is expected that you have your own equipment and are able to ice skate confidently. The estimated cost of the program is $675.00 to defray the cost of ice rental, transportation, on-ice assistants, and materials. Hockey jersey and socks are provided. Payment will be accepted with school fees in September – online preferably or by cash or cheque. There is a non-refundable $30 deposit required at time of registration. A separate registration process is required. Please contact the school for more information and/or registration forms.
RECREATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • Develop skills useful for coaching, fitness leadership, sports performance, athletic therapy and leading recreational activities. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to gain personal fitness skills and knowledge through an enriched Physical Education program. Students will be empowered to make choices, meet challenges and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness and movement activity for a lifetime. Emphasis is placed on learning personal fitness, including health-related fitness and wellness concepts, self-assessments and activities.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE CULTURE (ILC)
  • Italian Language Culture (ILC) provides students with the opportunity to practice their new language in a dynamic and interactive setting. Students practice speaking, reading, writing and listening activities within an Italian cultural setting which includes sampling foods and participating in events like Carnevale.
FRENCH (FSL)
  • The French Second Language program in grade 8 offers the students the opportunity to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the French language through participation in a variety of interactive activities.  Through ever increasing world travel and the need for diversified skills in our workforce, students are benefiting from the ability to communicate in a second language. Students also are able to develop an understanding of another culture through engagement in field trips where possible. 
 DRAMA
  • Act, dance and sing! Create and perform original performances and do script work and participate in a major performance at Christmas. Join others who have a passion for theatre and love to be involved in "the show!” Experience in all three areas is not necessary as we work on all core areas in class. A passion for theatre is the main requirement for registering in this course.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: STRINGS*
  • PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE MUSIC REGISTRATION FORM at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vQi9pNf8D9T4hz-3...
  • St. Jean Brebeuf offers the only junior high string program in the school district. Students have the choice of violin, viola, cello, or bass as a main instrument. All students who study strings have the opportunity to play in the school orchestra and small ensembles. No previous music background is required, just a desire to play and enjoy making music. Strings instrumental rental fee is $100.00/instrument which covers the use of a District owned and maintained instrument for the duration of the school year. Payment will be accepted with school fees in September – online or by cash or cheque.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: BAND*
  • PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE MUSIC REGISTRATION FORM at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vQi9pNf8D9T4hz-3...
  • The Band program offers the choice of flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, bassoon, trombone, baritone, tuba and percussion instruments. Students may rent instruments from the school or use their own. Classes run as full band rehearsals with an emphasis on performance. No previous music background is required, just a desire to play and enjoy making music. Band instrument rental fee is $100.00/instrument. Payment will be accepted with school fees in September – online or by cash or cheque.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC RENTAL INFORMATION
  • The instrumental fee allows parents to ensure their child is playing on an instrument that is properly serviced, sanitized and in good working order. Any student who owns his/her own instrument is not required to pay this fee. Any student who selects or chooses to play percussion (drums) must automatically pay the $100.00 fee as they will be using a broad variety of District owned and maintained equipment as well as having access to “Take Home Percussion Practice Kits.”
  • Students who need to rent instruments will be assigned a specific one, a contract will be sent home within the first week of school and once the contract is returned with a parental signature and the fee, students will be allowed to play.
  • Music teachers are not permitted to allow a student to play without a completed and paid contract.