École Broxton Park
School (K–9)

Options Courses

Broxton Park offers a variety of options courses to our students. Options on offer vary by year based on staff availablity and student interest. 

If you wish to switch from one option course to another, please submit an Options Change Form. All forms for all three terms are due Friday, September 16.

Term 1

Art (Mlle. Graff)

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

Outdoor Education (Mme. Bauer)

Outdoor Ed is a course that is divided between in-class theory and out of the classroom practical learning. It introduces students to the principles of fire building; from collection of fuel, to sources of ignition, building styles and elements of a fire. We also explore a unit on backpacking, the options available for clothing and gear, as well as the differences between them.

Students will also be taught the basics of navigation using compasses and topographic maps, with a final unit on the “Enemies of Survival”. Students will be evaluated by their participation and attitude, projects, tests and will have the chance to participate in at least one off-site activity.

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

From Judoka to Sensei (Mme. Woodward)

In these Judo sessions the judoka (students) will learn 3 basic ne-waza (ground techniques) and 5 tachi-waza (standing techniques). In addition to learning these techniques the participants will 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 10 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: $20

Fusion Fall Ball (Mme. Pawlusiak)

Students will develop their own basketball skills in order to in turn share their skills by creating instructional videos to be used in earlier years' Phys Ed. They will also design and animate a skill development camp and intramural league for Grades 4-6.

Term 2

Floor Hockey (Mlle. Graff)

The floor hockey option offers an environment for skill development, including teamwork, through play and competition. It will also develop leadership and organizational skills as students work towards creating opportunity for other students outside of our option to compete in floor hockey.

Can You Improvise? - Improv Based Drama Class (Mme. Nielsen) 

In this course, students will practice their drama skills (as outlined in the Drama curriculum for Jr. High) in preparation for an improv show that will be offered to other students within the school.

Course Fee: Cost of Field Trip - TBA

Foodies Unite! (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 (Mme. Bauer)

This course will allow students to learn the basic knowledge, terminology and practise skills in the world of curling. It requires teamwork, strategy and perseverance to be able to play. This is a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages, no experience necessary to join!  If curling is something that you have always wanted to try, or you want more time on the ice, sign up! It will be a blast!

Course Fee: $20

The Science of Crime (Mme. Pawlusiak)

Learn the basics of the crime solving process such as examining and documenting a crime scene, collecting evidence, interviewing techniques, and a variety of other aspects involved in this multi-disciplinary process.

Course Fee: $20

Term 3

Disc Sports 2.0 (Mlle. Graff)

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.

Radio and Video Broadcasting (Mme. Nielsen) 

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 see if this may be a path for you.

Course Fee: Cost of Field Trip - TBA

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

Outdoor Education (Mme. Bauer) 

Outdoor Ed is a course that is divided between in-class theory and out of the classroom practical learning. It introduces students to the principles of fire building; from collection of fuel, to sources of ignition, building styles and elements of a fire. We also explore a unit on backpacking, the options available for clothing and gear, as well as the differences between them.

Students will also be taught the basics of navigation using compasses and topographic maps, with a final unit on the “Enemies of Survival”. Students will be evaluated by their participation and attitude, projects, tests and will have the chance to participate in at least one off-site activity.

Course Fee: $20

Foodies Unite! (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