Grade 9


This course requires students to trust themselves and others in order to express and reflect on thoughts, feelings and beliefs, to take risks within a dramatic context; and to express themselves through varied forms of dramatic communication. Students will use the building blocks of drama to study events and issues related to their own lives. Students will learn and perform the following: improvisation, reader’s theatre, commercials, pantomime, choral reading, monologues and play building.


Drama is a multimodal and expressive art form. Through this art form, students will develop their skills using transformative learning opportunities that include physical, emotional, intellectual, and intuitive exercises. It is the goal of this course to promote and encourage the use of the following: language, movement, concentration, analysis, self-expression, collaboration, communication, imagination, self-confidence, responsibility and creativity.


In addition to course work, students are given the opportunity to attend live local assemblies and workshops as well as view professional productions.


The purpose of this course is to foster in students the ability to communicate coherently in the French language. The four main skills that we will be focusing on this year are:

1- Comprehension Écrite- (Reading)

2- Procuction Écrite –( Writing )

3- Comprehension Orale –( Listening) and Production Orale –( Speaking)


The instructional approach that we will be using to develop these communication competencies is L’Approche Communicative Expérientielle. This approach is based on preparing students to do a task, accomplishing the task, and then reflecting on what has been learned. As such, students will be expected to participate in the skills development process and will be evaluated on their participation. Students will be evaluated on a continual basis throughout the school year. There will be a formal mid-term exam in November and a final exam in January

Grade 9 ELA

The main objective of the course, through the study of language arts, is for each student to be able to understand and appreciate language and to use it competently and confidently in a variety of situations for communication, personal satisfaction and learning. It provides students with the opportunity to think critically and independently. It offers students opportunity to gain the practical skills they need to meet the demands of an information society. Throughout the course, the students will engage with and compose texts that inform, persuade, analyze, foster understanding and empathy, reflect culture, express feelings and experience, and bring enjoyment.

Reading is Thinking: 

The Reading is Thinking framework is designed to support educators in addressing the literacy needs of students in high school so that students develop the necessary attitudes, knowledge, skills, and strategies to be successful in their learning across curriculum. It focuses on three Big Ideas:

Thinking about Self
Students develop their identities as confident, engaged and motivated readers within their diverse communities.

Thinking about Text
Students develop the characteristics and practices of proficient readers before, during and after reading within and across disciplines.

Thinking about the World
Students will develop critical reading/literacy in order to
  • develop deeper understandings of a variety of text in order to express and substantiate personal positions
  • solve problems, make decisions, resolve conflicts, and take action in their world.

Canada in the Contemporary World

Social Studies are defined as a study of people in relation to each other and to the world in which they live. The focus of the grade 9 Social Studies curriculum is centered on Canada and what it means to be Canadian. The course also examines Canada’s role as a global citizen and what that means to us as individuals.

Phys.Ed./Health Ed.


This course will attempt to cover the outcomes of the Grade 9 and 10 Phys. Ed. Curriculums, through planned and balanced programming to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for a physically active and healthy lifestyle for all students.


This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. Students will learn scientific theories and conduct investigations related to cell division and reproduction; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the universe and space exploration; and the principles of electricity

Concert Band

Students perform in a traditional Concert Band setting, playing a wide range of diverse musical compositions. Students learn based on "recursive learnings", constantly building on and improving skills they already have as well as learning new material. There are opportunities to travel to Festivals throughout the year.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts education develops important disciplinary and cross-curricular competencies for learning and living well together in an interconnected world.  Research indicates that well-designed visual arts education contributes to learning engagement, self-efficacy, and a wide range of positive academic, social, and emotional effects. Visual Arts education offers learners a diverse, unique, and powerful ways of perceiving and making meaning about the world through practices that include drawing, illustration, work on paper, painting, media arts, textile art .  These practices offer multiple ways for learners to engage with, connect with, and respond to their world through various approaches and in diverse visual arts education contexts.  Visual Arts education is not just about learning the language and practices of the visual arts, “it is about addressing who we are as people, embracing differences, encountering numerous cultures, interacting and collaborating with others, and inviting response”. 

Math 10

Grade 9 Mathematics (10F) is a foundation course to prepare students for multiple possible pathways in Grades 10 to 12. Units of study will include: geometry, exponents, linear relations, equations and inequalities, scale and similarity and statistics and probability

Intro to Automotive Technology

Course Description: The content in this course is designed for students wishing to sample automotive technology. Students are introduced to safety, tools and equipment, automotive systems and service procedures.

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