This introductory course is designed for students in grade 9 wishing to develop their leadership skills through sport and recreation management. Through participation in a variety of classroom sessions and recreational activities, students will have an opportunity to develop their communication, teamwork, planning, organizational, and leadership skills. Students will receive training as both major and minor officials for a variety of sports. Students will also organize intramural activities, athletic games, tournaments, and other school events. This course will also offer an introduction to first aid. Students will be required to do a minimum of 25 service hours beyond the regular scheduled class time.
Leadership 11 (B/AA)
Admission to this course may require application and teacher recommendation. This course is designed for students wishing to further develop their leadership skills through school and community service. Students will participate in a variety of classroom sessions, and have the option of participating in several team building field trips. Students will have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills by planning, organizing, and leading school wide events. Students will lead project teams that will run events such as Grade 9 Orientation, the Terry Fox Run, Halloween Week, the Christmas Food Drive, and Advisory Challenges. Students may be certified as both volleyball and basketball referees. Students will be required to provide a minimum of 25 service hours beyond the regular scheduled class time.
Peer Tutoring 11 (B/AA)
This course provides students with a chance to experience what it is like to teach and to help themselves grow as individual learners by helping others. Students should possess intelligence, effective problem-solving skills, empathy, and initiative. In the class, they will be expected to demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, understanding, and strong interpersonal skills. Students will be required to use the school portal to maintain a reflective journal of their work and investigate a learning issue relative to the students they are supporting. Students should apply for this course with a subject area of strength and support letter from a teacher in that course area.
Peer Tutoring 12 (B/AA)
This course is an extension of Peer Tutoring 11. Students wishing to earn credit for Peer Tutoring 12 will be expected to demonstrate a higher level of skill attainment in the areas of problem-solving and interpersonal skills.