École Broxton Park
School (K–9)

Options Courses

Welcome to the 2018-2019 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.

Students can select their preferred options via the online form starting on Friday, September 7 at 5pm. Any student who does not have internet access or has not completed the form for any other reason will be guided through the process at school on Monday, September 10

We always try to place students in their first choice of options, but there are courses that become oversubscribed every year. We work on a case-by-case basis using first, second and third choices, student need, individual situation, and other factors to reach a fair outcome.

Below you will find a list of the options offered with their descriptions and the costs associated. Options fees must be paid by the second week of each course for students to participate. There is a free option choice every term. 

Term 1

Geeking Out (Mlle Crowley)

Being called a geek is a bad thing, right? WRONG! Geeks rule the world!

From mad scientists to crazy inventors, you can find us geeks everywhere. So, come embrace your inner geek as we explore multiple science experiments, like making slime, balloon-powered cars, potions, strategy games and more!

Course Fee: $10

Can You Improvise? (Mme Inglis)

Do you love leaving real life behind and adopting a character? Come explore the world of drama!

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

Course Fee: Free

Art & Graffics (Mlle Graff / Mme Nielsen)

Explore color, line and composition. Learn basic techniques in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional perspective.

Work with different media:

  • Pencil
  • Charcoal
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic
  • Pastel
  • Sculpture

Come create! Come make art.

Course Fee: $20

Volleyball Clinic (Mme DeBeaudrap)

Come learn how to dig, rally and volley in this skill improvement course. 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: Free

The Hungry Games (Mr. Rogatschnigg, Mlle Crowley)

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

Term 2

Makerspace and Technology (Mme Inglis)

Makerspace allows students to combine materials, various forms of technology and engage in hands-on problem-solving activities that have real-world relevance.

We begin by creating an arcade using nothing but recycled materials, and then gain an introduction to computer programming, game design and robotics.  

Student interest will drive what areas we explore, which could include game design, web design, computer programming, stop motion animation and much more. Scratch, Pixlr Editor, Google Drawing, and Tinkercad are just some of the technologies we will explore. No previous experience is required.

Course Fee: $5

And One (Mlle Graff / Mme Nielsen)

Students will develop their own basketball skills, then share what they have learned by creating a product to be used by younger grades in Phys Ed and/or designing and putting on a skill development camp and intramural league for Grades 4-6. Ballers gotta ball.

Course Fee: Free

Movement and Music (Mme DeBeaudrap)

Movement and Music will teach you different concepts of interpretive dance and choreography. We will also look at the concept of non-verbal expression through art. Students will work together to perform a dance production at the end of the unit that will be presented to our Early Years classes. The course fee will enable a choreographer to come in and help with the performance.

Course Fee: $10

Fit for Life (Mme Watt)

Come discover all the means to stay active in our community.

In this challenge, you will discover new activities as well as design, implement, and log your own fitness plan, incorporating wise food choices, sleep, and a variety of physical fitness practices. As a final activity, you will use everything you have learned to plan a mini-lesson for younger students, where you demonstrate some of your new skills and ignite their passion for active living.

Course Fee: $10

The Hungry Games (Mr. Rogatschnigg, Mlle Crowley)

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

Term 3

Outdoor Ed (Mme Inglis)

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 outdoor adventuring as they explore 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 projects they complete. They will have the chance to participate in at least one off-site activity.

Course Fee: $20

Home Ec'd or Get Wrecked (Mlle Graff / Mme Nielsen)

Come and try out a huge range of skills. Choose your own projects to apply these new skills. And come ready to compete in the Home-Ec off.

What skills you say? Life skills - macrameing, crocheting, sewing, meal planning, cooking, dinner etiquette and more!

Course Fee: $10

Triathlon

Students will learn about Triathlon while practicing biking, running and swimming. They will then teach other classes from Grade 1-3 about the sport.

Students will also have the option of participating in Parkland School Division's Kids of Steel Try-Me Try-Athlon for an additional cost. Please note that a functional bicycle is required for this course.

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: Free

The Hungry Games (Mr. Rogatschnigg, Mlle Crowley)

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
 

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