École Broxton Park
School (K–9)

Options Courses

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! This year we are offering a variety of CTF courses (options) to expand your child’s knowledge and provide them with opportunities to experience something new.

Our CTF options are all either based on Alberta Education approved courses or are locally developed courses with specific learning outcomes. They are a way to explore different subjects and activities that students may want to pursue in the future.

Course descriptions will be reviewed in class, and are available below, as well as on our Facebook page. Should you require a paper copy, please have your child pick one up in the office.

Please note that a maximum fee of $21 will be charged for each course, but exact fees per course can be found in the course descriptions.

Please work with your child to complete the CTF Course Selection Form: determine their top three choices per term and indicate them in the appropriate section on the registration form. Once the form has been filled out and signed, please return it to the office directly starting Friday, September 8.

For courses that are oversubscribed, we will place students in the order that their form was received. Every effort will be made to ensure that your child receives at least one of his/her top three choices.

Term 1

Volleyball (Mme. DeBeaudrap)

Students will learn about the sport of volleyball, practice volleyball skills, and put on a volleyball clinic for K-6 classes who wish to participate.

Course Fee: $0

Foods (Mme. Pawlusiak)

Hungry? We will be exploring and creating some easy to prepare meals that leave PB and J sandwiches in the cupboard. You will learn about meal nutrition and finding a balance between good food and good taste. As a chef, you will share in the production of meals, and also in the responsibility of proper and timely clean up. Sound yummy? Sign up.

Course Fee: $20

The Business of Beauty (Mme. Watt)

This challenge will lay the foundation for students to create a successfully running salon and esthetics business within the school. They will create a business plan highlighting the services offered and the financial and marketing strategies involved. The challenge will also allow students to develop the techniques and skills required in order to provide the services to others.

Course Fee: $20

Guitar (Mr. Loge)

Students will learn the basics of playing guitar. In addition to strengthening students' performance skills, this course will also focus on developing students' ability to read music. Basic chords and strumming techniques will be introduced through songs.

Course Fee: $0

Art (Mme. Graff & M. Doucet)

Explore color, line and composition. Learn basic techniques in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional perspective. Work with different media: pencil, paint, pastel, and sculpture. Come create! Come make art.

Course Fee: $20

Term 2

Skating (Mme. DeBeaudrap)

Students will learn about skating, practice skating skills and put on a skating clinic for Grade 2-6 classes who wish to participate.

Please note: Skates and helmets must be worn; some are available for use through the school.

Course Fee: $0

Science of Crime (Mme. Pawlusiak)

Students will learn about different aspects of crime and crime scene investigation (fingerprinting, blood types, motivation, police work etc.) and use their knowledge, teamwork and skills in practical applications of this field.

Course Fee: $10

Foods (Mme. Watt)

Hungry? We will be exploring and creating some easy to prepare meals that leave PB and J sandwiches in the cupboard. You will learn about meal nutrition and finding a balance between good food and good taste. As a chef, you will share in the production of meals, and also in the responsibility of proper and timely clean up. Sound yummy? Sign up.

Course Fee: $20

Curling / Winter Sports (Mme. Graff & M. Doucet)

Students will learn about various winter sports with a focus on curling. No experience or special equipment is necessary - just clean shoes and warm clothes.

Course Fee: $21

Percussion (Mr. Loge)

Students will be introduced to rhythm through non-pitch percussion instruments. In addition to focusing on performance, this course will also allow students to expand their music reading ability, develop techniques and explore various musical styles and histories.

Course Fee: $0

Term 3

Triathlon (Mme. DeBeaudrap)

Students will learn about Triathlon while practicing biking, running and swimming. They will then teach other classes from Grade 1-3 about the sport. They will also have the option of participating in Parkland School Division's Kids of Steel Try-Me Try-Athlon. 

Course Fee: $20

Broadcasting (TBD)

Have you ever wanted to share important news and information with others, and thought that you may be interested in getting involved in radio or TV newscasts? Here is your chance to learn some of the basics and try it for yourself first-hand. Come to Radio and Video Broadcasting, where you can find out if this may be an ideal career path for you. 

Course Fee: $10

Foods (Mme. Pawlusiak)

Hungry? We will be exploring and creating some easy to prepare meals that leave PB and J sandwiches in the cupboard. You will learn about meal nutrition and finding a balance between good food and good taste. As a chef, you will share in the production of meals, and also in the responsibility of proper and timely clean up. Sound yummy? Sign up.

Course Fee: $20

Disc Sports (Mme. Graff & M. Doucet)

Learn the basics of various disc sports such as Ultimate, Tips, Disc Golf and others. Hone your skills practicing different throws and catches, then take it to the next level and come up with your own new and innovative disc sport and implement it - teaching it to your peers.

Course Fee: $4

From Judoka to Sensei (Mr. Loge & Mme. Yamada)

In these Judo sessions the judoka (students) will learn three basic ne-waza (ground techniques) and five tachi-waza (standing techniques). In addition to learning these techniques, the participants will also be shown how to use the concept of Kuzushi (pulling a person off balance) to successfully execute techniques efficiently using minimum effort.  

During the course of the program we will also be encouraging the judoka to demonstrate the following ten Judo values:

  • Honesty
  • Humbleness
  • Respect
  • Politeness
  • Seriousness
  • Bravery
  • Self-control
  • Helpfulness
  • Friendship
  • Teaching

Students will develop and implement a plan to teach several of their Judo techniques to students in younger grades. The Judoka will become the Sensei.

Course Fee: $15
 

For more information contact:
Linnaea Nielsen, Assistant Principal
École Broxton Park School
Phone: 780-962-0212
Email: lnielsen@psd70.ab.ca