Grade 8 / 9

The following options courses are available to students in Grade 8 and 9 during Term 1 of the 2021-2022 school year. Read through the course descriptions, then use the Grade 8/9 Option Registration Form to choose the courses you'd like to register in.

Art and Design

Students will plan and design an authentic advertisement for an already existing product, exploring different art mediums, including technology, in their search for the best medium to represent their subject matter and create a compelling design.

Course Fee: None


In junior high drama, we explore movement, speech, technical theatre and theatre studies. We will do this in a variety of ways, including a small performance at the end of the term. 

Course Fee: $10

Fashion Studies

Do you love picking and choosing clothing and have ever thought of design you own fashions? Do you want to change how clothing is designed, produced, shared and used? This is your chance to be part of innovating the fashion industry! Students will have the opportunity to design and create, draw and complete a wardrobe.

Course Fee: $25


Students will learn the techniques they need to be a cooking expert! This challenge will allow them to explore their inner foodies as they create delicious recipes for a chosen clientele. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of ingredients to enhance their palette.

Course Fee: $40


In this Grade 8 and 9 option, we will explore the 13 regions of France and find out what makes each of them unique. Join us in sampling some different regional foods from around the country. Grow your French language skills with some words and phrases you will need to travel around in a French city. Play games that the French enjoy in their leisure time! We will discover France in a whole new way. 

And of course, we will continue using daily games to help you build new language skills and practice what you’ve learned before. So grab your backpack and passport and come along! Beginner French learners are welcome!

Course Fee: $15


Students will complete various woodworking, metalworking and electronic projects. Various skills will be needed to complete these projects.

Course Fee: $27


In this class, you will create a personal portfolio that reveals and outlines your strengths for helping others.  You will receive training in the skills of leadership, assisting others, making successful personal relationships with younger students and teaching reading and math/LA activities. You may be assigned to work with a younger student from our school to help with school work.  Of course, there is always time for playing friendly games and building relationships.

Course Fee: None

Spin for Life

Students will develop fitness leadership skills through participation in a variety of spin classes. They will learn how different workouts can improve their cardiovascular health in different ways. Some of the workouts the students will be exposed to are interval training, endurance training and strength training. The students will also learn about cycling metrics like power (wattage), heartrate (BPM), speed (km/hr) and cadence (RPM). After developing the necessary skills and knowledge on the bikes, students will gain the confidence to be able to lead others in a bike fitness class.

Course Fee: None