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Core Curricular Programs
The language arts curriculum emphasizes the key components of reading, writing, listening, viewing and representing in many different mediums. Students are guided to respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.
The math curriculum can be very challenging. To help ease the problems we have experienced instructors that teach the curriculum set by Alberta Learning. There are a number of different topics covered, including number systems, fractions, decimals, algebra, polynomials, etc. Students and teachers work together to achieve the standards as outlined in the math curriculum.
The Alberta science program encourages students at all grade levels to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around us. It attempts to prepare students to critically address science related social, economic, ethical, and environmental issues, drawing on various concepts to illustrate these dilemmas.
In this course students examine various cultures that illustrate the development of humankind in various regions around the world. Through the study of history, geography, economics and social history students look at Japan, Brazil, Canada and Russia. Current Events are also included in each grade.
The Physical Education curriculum emphasizes the ABCD's of physical activity.
Activity Benefits Health Cooperation and Doing it Daily.
Physical activity is vital to all aspects of normal growth and development and the benefits are widely recognized. Students develop social skills and teamwork through game play and co-operative activities. Our school strongly values daily P.E., fitness for all, and student choice.
Complementary Programs - Options
Colonel Irvine is proud of the number of complementary courses it offers. The following is a listing of the courses offered in the complementary time block. (Not all courses are offered at each grade level).
Applied Technology – Inside Computers
Art – Two dimensional
Art – Three dimensional
Computers – Internet - html programming and web design
Computers – Multimedia - digital video, hypertalk, keynote and animation
Leadership / Service
Travel & Tourism