Parent Meetings. February 23 for parents of incoming Grade 9 students - 6pm in the Carihi Multipurpose Room

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Carihi Secondary School

Course Guide


Carihi Secondary School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and challenging learning

environment in which diversity is celebrated and individuals are encouraged to maximize their

potential and become positive contributors to the social, cultural and economic fabric of society.

Parent Meetings

February 23 for parents of incoming Grade 9 students - 6pm in the Carihi Multipurpose Room


As a new or returning student to Carihi, you have many opportunities ahead of you on your path to graduation. We are very proud of our school and the choices that are available to students. There is an opportunity for every student at Carihi to excel in an area that they are passionate about or interested in. We have a committed staff that provides a wide array of academic and extra-curricular programs and as such, I encourage you to explore all of the different and unique programs that Carihi has to offer.

The process you are currently engaged in – course selection – is very important. Please take the time to carefully read the course booklet, gather information, and select courses that are appropriate to your interests and abilities. Staff such as counsellors and administrators are available to assist you through this process. Please ask questions and make informed choices.

Carihi is a fantastic school filled with wonderful students and

staff. We look forward to working with you in the 2015-16 school year and helping you achieve your academic goals as you prepare for the next phase of your life.

Have an enjoyable and memorable year! Mr. Sean Toal


Welcome to Carihi Secondary School!


Your main goal in education should be to keep your options open for an incredibly diverse and ever changing world. In high school you have more control in designing your year through the selection of courses. While some courses are required for all, others are offered as electives, allowing you to explore a subject of interest or something absolutely new and exciting, including extra-curricular activities.

Carihi presents a wide array of course options and interesting

course combinations in alternative settings, as you will find

looking through this booklet. Staying on top of your studies and completing courses on time will allow you to take full advantage of our varied course selection, and our exceptional staff will

provide you with the required support to find success in your

learning endeavours.

Please read through the booklet carefully, consider your options and take advantage of our counsellors, administrators and other staff to guide you through the process. We all look forward to joining you on your learning path over the next school year and will be there to support you through your struggles and celebrations.

Have an excellent year, Mr. F. Schaub


District Programs 4

Carihi School Services and Programs 5 Province of B. C. Graduation Program 6

72Ways 2 Learn 7-11

Electives at Carihi 12

Grade 9 Program 12-13

Carihi Courses at a Glance 14

Course Descriptions

Art 15-17

Digital Media 17-18

English 18-19

Home Economics / Food Services 19

Human Services 20 Languages 21-22 Math 22-23 Performing Arts 24-25 Physical Education 25-26 Sciences 26-27 Forestry Program 28 Social Studies 29 Nautical Sciences 30 Technical Education 31-32

Dual Credit Trades Programs 33-34 Extra Curricular Activities 35

Courses from Eblend 36

What are you going to do when you finish sec. school 36 Making the Grade - finding success in School 37

Scholarship and Bursary Information 38

My Credits for Graduation 39

Table of Contents



District Programs

Robron Centre


This home-schooled program offers a number of core courses to grade 10-12 students who for various reasons cannot do the courses at school. These correspondence courses are supported by teachers at Robron Centre. See page 36 for more eBlend courses.

Alternate Programs

There are a number of alternate programs at the Robron Centre available to students. Students currently enrolled will require a referral from their present school. Students no longer in school should make an appointment at Robron.

Continuing Education This adult program is offered to students 18 years old or older who need to upgrade a course mark or are looking to complete their high school diploma. The courses are self-directed with the support of teachers at Robron Centre.

Special Education

Other services available through this district office include those

of school psychologists, physiotherapist, speech therapists, and visual and hearing impaired specialists. All can be reached at 286-4400.

Youth Worker

The Youth Worker supports and advocates for students needing assistance with managing everyday situations that impact their ability to function and grow in positive ways. Students receive guidance with social, emotional and academic challenges through a collaborative approach towards achieving their personal success in school and the community.

French Immersion

Carihi offers the continuation of the French Immersion Programme begun at the elementary and middle school levels. Students enroll in the following courses:

- Gr. 9 Français langue 9, Sciences Humaines 9, Sciences 9, and Mathematiques 9

- Gr. 10 Français langue 10, plus 2 of the following 3 courses: Sciences Humaines 10, Planning 10 (French) or Sciences 10 (depending upon student requests not all three courses may be offered)

- Gr. 11 Français langue 11, and Sciences Humaines 11 - Gr. 12 Français langue 12

Please see the course listings for detailed information.

Successful completion of these courses earns the student a bilingual high school diploma which gives him/her the right to attend a French University.

Courses that are failed must be repeated before a student may enroll in the next level course.

Students who wish to leave the French Immersion programme and who seek FSL credit should see a counsellor for options prior to the beginning of the semester.




Counselling services are available for every student in the school through the counsellors. These services include assistance with course planning, post-secondary planning, career exploration, and personal counselling.

The counselling team at Carihi is committed to providing resources and support for students as they make the major transition from adolescence to adulthood. Students may book appointments through the Student Services secretary. Parents and guardians are urged to contact the counsellors at any time with concerns regarding the progress of their son or daughter.

Career Development

Carihi’s Career Facilitator is available in the Career Centre to help guide students in the exploration and selection of a career. In addition to providing individual consultations and classroom presentations, he coordinates Work Experience, Career Preparation, and the Cooperative Education Program. The secretary in the Student Services area can assist you in making an appointment to discuss your career future with your Career Facilitator. You may wish to check the course descriptions in this booklet to determine which subject areas currently offer Career Preparation options.

First Nation Youth Workers

Students of aboriginal ancestry are urged to access the services of our First Nations youth workers for help with academic and

personal concerns. Leave a message at the main office of Carihi

(286-6282) or drop in to room E124.

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab offers both the Study Skills course and the ACCESS course.

In our Study Skills course, you will spend the first half of the

class engaged in lessons designed to help you learn strategies to enhance your school success. Areas explored include organizational skills, study skills, test taking strategies, time management and goal setting. The second half of the class provides you with support in your current classes.

Our ACCESS course is a life skills program designed to give you reading, writing and math skills that will help you learn skills you will be able to use in the workplace. Some examples of the skills explored include reading schedules, reading labels,

filling out applications, calculating time worked and wages.

Entry into the program is based on consultation with counsellors, administration, teachers, and parents. Successful completion of either of these two programs will earn you four credits towards graduation.


The library provides a welcoming study, reading and work space for students and staff. It offers a wide selection of

up-to-date novels and non-fiction books, plus provides access to

many current news, academic and reference articles via online databases. Students may also download ebooks to their own devices and borrow pre-loaded MP3 players which contain a

variety of fiction audiobooks. Before school, after school and

during breaks students are welcome to use the library computers and printer to work on and print school assignments. Students are invited to ask the teacher-librarian, for assistance when researching or just looking for a good book to read! The library catalog, which includes ebooks and access to databases, is online at

Skills For Life (SFL)

SFL program stands for Skills For Life. We support the students in their career and life goals. We are a community based program and our students integrate into regular classes, work in small groups in our support room or individual program options. We have our students out on community based work experiences, as well as attending part time at North Island College. We provide opportunities for Carihi students to work as student teaching assistants. Our students are incredibly successful at Carihi because of the level of support they receive from the Carihi students and staff.

Flex Program

The Carihi Flex program offers students the ability to work on courses on-line through eBlend in a structured environment with teacher support. This self-paced setting requires a high degree of motivation and self-discipline. Students are placed in Flex after meeting with a counsellor and the Flex teacher and are required to take the Online Learning Strategies course.

The following courses are currently available through Flex: Accounting 11 Law 12

Biology 11/12 Math (A & W) 10 & 11 Business Computer Applic. 11 Math (Fnds) 10 & 11 Chemistry 11 Math (Pre-cal) 11 & 12 Communications 11 & 12 Earth Science 11

Planning 10 Economics 12 English 10, 11 & 12 Psychology 11 Family Studies 12 Social Studies 10 & 11 Geography 12 Science 10

History 12

English Language Learning

The ELL class is for students who have grown up speaking a language other than English. In ELL, students will practice listening, speaking, reading and writing in order to improve their ability to communicate in English.


Province of British Columbia Graduation


The B.C.Ministry of Education requires students graduating with a Dogwood Diploma to have successfully completed 80 credits of grades 10 to 12 course work. These courses are broken into two sections: required courses and elective courses.

Required courses (4 credits each) are: English 10 Social Studies 10 Science 10 a Mathematics 10 Physical Education 10 Planning 10 English 11 or Communications 11 a Social Studies 11 a Science 11 a Mathematics 11 English 12 or Communications 12 Graduation Plan*

Elective courses (4 credits each) may be chosen by students from grade 10 to 12 in addition to the required in accumulating the minimum 80 credits for graduation. These elective credits must include one Applied Skill or Fine Art course and have least 3 grade 12 level courses.

Applied Skill or Fine Art a grade 12 course another grade 12 course a third grade 12 course A minumum of 4 other courses

Minimum total credits

Credits: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 16 80 *To acquire these 4 credits, students must complete the

following mandatory standards:

1. 150 minutes per week of physical activity, for grades 10/11/12,

2. A graduation transition plan that will help students set goals for post-secondary education or career pursuits,

3. 30 hours of work experience or community service, 4. The appropriate assignments from Planning 10, 5. An exit interview.

Promotion Policy

Previous to attending Carihi, students were not retained in the event that they did not demonstrate a successful standard of learning in the course. This policy ends at secondary school. At Carihi, students are expected to

demonstrate successful mastery of learning outcomes as prescribed by the Ministry of Education. Students who are not successful in meeting outcomes for a course will work with staff on a plan to meet those outcomes. Students in the graduation program must pass courses in order to receive credit towards their program.


Please note: All students are encouraged to make the most of their years at secondary school by achieving their best in

a slate of courses that will give them the best chance to pursue a vibrant and fulfilling post-secondary path. This is often

done by taking much more than 80 credits, exploring possible future endeavours well in advance of graduation and



Experiential Learning in School District 72 - District Course Offerings

These district programs are open to high school students in

School District 72 (Carihi, Timberline, and Robron Centre) who are looking to experience their learning in a non-traditional school environment. These programs allow students to explore strengths, passions, and interests while enjoying the experiences of a lifetime all while earning credits towards graduation. School District teachers lead the way by teaching these innovative courses in conjunction with community and district partnerships. These courses are scheduled as part of the students’ school day and are located at various places in the district. If you are interested in one of these programs, please

find out more information by contacting a counsellor at the

school or the teacher in charge of the program.

Students from any school in the district can take part in these programs. Please note that some programs charge fees and may require an application process. These programs run at different times of the year and will require an appointment

with a counsellor to ensure that the programs fits with your

overall graduation plans.

Nautical Sciences

Nautical Sciences runs all day for the spring semester and is open to students in grades 10, 11, and 12. The class will be set up as a small business appraising, repairing, and mar-keting donated sailing equipment. The sailboat and sailing equipment will be used to learn about different nautical sciences while acquiring sailing skills. Students will have to apply (with resume, portfolio, cover letter and a reference letter) for different technical postings (3 positions minimum) including: secretary, accountant, mechanic, plumber, pro-pulsion technician, painter, seamstress, rigging technician, chemical handling, electronic technician, media specialist, interior decorator, and marketer. The program will provide opportunities to learn in a project based alternative setting emphasizing team work, goal setting and the practical appli-cation of skills. Students in this program will earn 16 credits towards graduation.

Location: Robron Centre (semester 2) see pg. 30


Are you tired of the traditional classroom setting? Do you wish you could be outside learning? This is the class for you! This is a 2 block, 8 credit course that has a project based learning focus. Students will be using a hands on learning approach, building skills while earning their Sus-tainable Resources 11/12 credit and a Forestry 11/12 credit. Location: Carihi and outdoors (semester 1) see pg. 28

Hockey Academy

District 72 is offering a Hockey Academy to the students of Campbell River. It is open to both male and female players of varying abilities who wish to enhance their individual core hockey skills as well as develop off-ice conditioning and

training habits. Certified and trained coaches will facilitate

the on-ice and off-ice training. Students in grades 9 - 12 from district schools, Carihi, Timeberline, and Robron Centre, are eligible to apply. Please note that there will be a fee for this program. For further information please contact John Bowers at 250-286-6282.

Location: Carihi and Strathcona Gardens (semester 1) see pg. 25


Carihi DRIVE (Digital Recording Integrated Video and English) is a half-day dual credit course designed for students who are

interested in a film career. DRIVE is for mature, passionate artists who are interested in completing English with a film focus. Students immerse themselves in all aspects of filmmaking

while earning credits in both English 10 or English 11 and Video Productions.

DRIVE is for career-minded Grade 10,11 or 12’s only.

DRIVE is affiliated with the Capilano University Film and

Television School in Vancouver, one of the most prestigious

post-secondary film schools in BC

Location: Carihi and Shaw Cable. (semester 1)

Martial Arts and Conditioning

Martial Arts and Conditioning is open to students in grades 10-12 and will offer an introduction to a variety of martial arts, and combat sports. There will be a focus on wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and Muay Thai kickboxing, as well as aerobic and anaerobic conditioning and weight train-ing. The course will take place three days a week at Pure Martial Arts and Fitness, and two days at school. The sports, combined with the conditioning, will serve to improve the

general fitness and health of students, as well as lay the foun -dation for future involvement in these sports. There is a fee of $215 per student to cover costs associated with the course. Financial assistance is available in certain circumstances. For more information, please contact Mr. Murphy at

Location: Timberline and Pure Martial Arts (semester 1)


District Course Offerings Cont’d

International Co-op

If you have an interest in working internationally then consider this program. The International Co-op program is taken in two parts. Part 1 allows you to learn about a country and do work experience placements here in your home town. In Part II Students will be partnered with businesses here in

Campbell River and we will endeavour to find a similar work

placement for you in your host country. Countries being con-sidered for travel at this time include: China, Korea, Brazil, Italy, Australia, New Zealand. The work experience travellers must successfully complete the course work to be eligible to travel. This course meets outside the timetable. This is also a great opportunity to practice and learn another language. Location: Timberline and abroad (after school program)

House Construction

This 2 block course will introduce you to the various trades involved in home building, and earn you 8 graduation credits. In teams, you will design and build a ‘tiny home,’ includ-ing framinclud-ing, plumbinclud-ing, electrical, dry wallinclud-ing, sheathinclud-ing &

roofing. You will also be introduced to alternative building

methods. This is a great course to sample several trades, or as a basic home maintenance introduction. It is also a great precursor to ACE-IT construction.

Students will have taken ‘Introduction to Technology’ before taking this course.

Location: Carihi (semester 2)

Culinary Arts

Learn how to cook in a professional commercial kitchen. As a team we produce food for the school cafeteria. You will circulate through 6 different sections and have a chance to make a variety of dishes including soup, salad, sandwich, short order and bakery. Develop hands on skills you can put on your resume to help get a job. Learn how to grow food and make delicious, nutritious meals from the harvest. You will gain practical valuable skills to feed yourself for the rest of your life. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a chef you can connect to the Ace-It program and get a head start on your training.

Location: Carihi (available semester 1 and 2)

Outdoor Adventures 11

Outdoor Adventures will take full advantage of the amazing natural world surrounding Campbell River to help each stu-dent reach their potential, academically, physically and glob-ally. It is a student focused, one semester course designed

for those who seek adventure. This first semester course

works in a range of environments from the classroom to the mountains, from paddling through lakes to rock climbing and winter camping safety courses. We will also be involved in community work. Through all these locations and activities we will study; history, geography, english and the environ-ment. Grade 11 students are welcome to apply. It is expected that a large interest will be shown as this course is open to the district and as such an application and interview will be required.

Government exam: Yes - SS 11

Location: Timberline and outdoors (semester 1)

Stream to Sea 11

Which animals link our streams, forests and oceans together? Is there a way I can do much of my learning outside doing hands on activities? What does it take to be a marine biolo-gist? I wonder if I could get some practical work experience

and certification that might help me get a job that I really

love? All these questions are answered in the new Biology course at Timberline called Stream to Sea. You not only get a Biology 11 credit, but also an elective credit. How great is that? It will be 2 blocks in a row which means more time

for field trips. You’ll investigate the biology of our Forests,

Streams, and Oceans. The entire course is meant to introduce you to how we study these areas, what professionals within

these fields actually do and lets you try it out for yourself. It

links you to local community groups doing all sorts of cool activities, and gives you a window into your own futures. You

will receive an official Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)

Stream Keepers course accreditation, and a Level 1

Natural-ist certificate through the Discovery Passage Aquarium! That

means you can gain volunteer experience and maybe even a job there for the summer! It is an academically rigorous course but you also need to be excited about being outside. We’re looking for positive, enthusiastic learners who are inter-ested in exploring possible futures in Biology or just curious about life. There will be practical hands on exams as well as more traditional readings, quizzes and tests. Space is limited so apply now so you don’t miss your chance to have a really unique experience!

Location: Timberline and outdoors (semester 2)


Careers and Skills Training in School District 72

Explore Secondary, Post-Secondary, and Dual Credit Options

Students in Campbell River are fortunate to have dedicated staff to assist with the transition from high school to whatever comes next for our students. Our career centres provide a number of transitional courses and opportunities that allow students to experience

career fields of their choice. Students can earn graduation credits while exploring the world of work and/or post-secondary training.

Co-operative Education


Preparation for transition and change is the main objective for Cooperative Education. It is a hands-on method of learning that allows students to earn secondary school credits towards their graduation by combining in-school studies with related work experiences. Students apply to be considered for a cooperative education program during the course selection procedure and an application and interview are part of the process. Students will be given 40 hours of in-class career exploration/ pre-employment training necessary for their work experience and for employment after graduation from high school. Following the classroom portion students will have the opportunity to complete 250 hours of evaluated work experience. The work placement will be determined after conferencing with the student about their requests. Two school courses (8 credits) are awarded for the successful completion of this afternoon


Planning 10

A required course for graduation, Planning

10 is a semester-long “map” to finding

your way in the big world. The curriculum offers practical skills and useful knowledge about everything from what to eat to how to save your hard-earned cash. Planning 10 loads you up with information about mental and physical health, relationships and sexuality, and career exploration and educational planning. The course

also takes an in-depth look at finances,

offering information about taxes, loans, RRSPs and more. Finally, Planning gives students the opportunity to participate in work experience, giving a hands-on lesson about employment and life in the workplace. Get yourself ready to “launch” in Planning 10.

Course type: required

Graduation Transition

Four components comprise a student’s Graduation Plan:

1. 30 hours of work experience which can be paid work or volunteer hours.

Students seeking assistance in finding

a place to accumulate these hours can contact the Career Facilitator in Student Services.

2. 150 minutes physical activity per week for grades 10, 11 and 12. 3. A graduation transition plan that will help students set goals for post-secondary education and career pursuits. 4. An exit interview.

Course type: required

Work Experience 12


This four credit course is designed to enable students to explore careers of their choice and to gain valuable employability skills. It requires a strong commitment to self-initiative and responsibility. Students are required to complete 120 hours of work experience. Students may work at one or several placements and complete the hours during school time, after school or on weekends. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of hours worked. Credit will be given to documented hours only. Complete a registration form and submit it to your Career Facilitator. Course type: gr. 12 applied skill elect.

Secondary School



Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) is a career program that gives students the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while still in high school, and to earn high school credits for doing so. A Secondary School Apprenticeship involves part-time work within a trade – something many secondary students are doing anyway. Think about it: you can be earning money and learning valuable skills doing a job you love, getting high school and post-secondary credits for it, and pursuing other academic courses at the same time. Imagine how much more meaningful school will feel, and how far ahead you’ll be when you graduate. SSA can give you a great head start on a career – you could be up to two years ahead of your peers in a career in the trades if you participate. Complete a registration form and submit it to your Career Facilitator.

Course type: gr. 12 applied skill elect.

Must already be in an apprenticable



ACE-IT is a new industry training program just for secondary school students that allows you to get a head start on your post secondary education as well as gain practical and in-demand skills while in secondary school. Through an ACE IT program, you can take courses that will give you credit towards both secondary school graduation and towards completion of the level 1 technical industry training program. Complete a registration form and submit it to your Counsellor or Career Facilitator.

Additional stipulations apply, please

check with the Career Facilitator.



Post-Secondary and Dual Credit Options

Earn high school credits, while receiving tuition free post-secondary programs!

Dual Credit options are a way for students to earn post-secondary credits while still attending high school. Students will receive grade 12 credits in addition

to their post-secondary credits, which count towards fulfilling graduation

requirements. Opportunities range from apprenticeship training to 1st year courses that are transferrable to most universities. These programs are run through North Island College and can be arranged through a school counsellor or career facilitator.

The following North Island College trades and technology programs are available for students. Students may be able to complete level 1 of the following programs while in high school. *Students should see the Career Facilitator in grade 10 or early in their grade 11 year to go over the

prerequi-sites of the program, its availability, and to fill out the underage application forms for North Island College. For further information about a specific

program please visit

 Aircraft Structures Technician Certificate  Automotive Service Technician Certificate  Carpentry

 Culinary Arts / Professional Cook Certificate  Drafting

 Electrical

 Electronics Technician Core Certificate

 Heavy Duty & Commercial Transport Mechanics Certificate  Plumbing & Piping Entry Certificate

 Welding Level C

* Advanced planning with the Career Facilitator is required to ensure the prerequisites of program are met prior to starting the program

**More detailed descriptions of these programs are available in the back of this booklet. see pgs. 33 and 34

ACE-IT Programs

University 1

Spend the morning at North Island College and earn both graduation credits and post-secondary credits that can be applied at NIC or any of their partner institutions...and best of all these courses will be offered tuition-free! This opportunity is open to grade 12 students in their second semester as a transition program to post-secondary studies. Interested students will need to apply for this dual credit program and should have completed English 12 in semester 1.

Specific course offerings may vary, but will likely include a first year English

and one other course such as Psychology. Students will be monitored by a Carihi teacher who can offer support for students as they get used to post-secondary education.

NIC Dual Credit Courses

Essay Writing And Critical Analysis ENG-115 ENG 115 involves the study of university level critical analysis and the production of expository and persuasive writing appropriate to university level discourse across the curriculum. A variety of rhetorical models are studied and practiced. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation and the writing of a research paper.

Prerequisite(s): C in English 12

Introductory Psychology PSY-130

3 hours lecture, or distance (D), 3 credits. This course covers the first half of Introductory Psychology. Topics include Critical Thinking, Neuroscience and Behaviour, Nature vs. Nurture, The Developing Person, Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning and Memory.

Prerequisite(s): C in English 12.

Mathematics 115 Ma 115

This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics. It is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of statistics, as well as an awareness of the practical applications of statistics in such

diverse fields such as the biological and social

sciences, business and engineering. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and bivariate analysis.

Prerequisite(s): C in English 12

These courses have typically run after school in second semester or may be part of the University 1 Program.


Applications for Dual Credit Courses are due by September 21, 2015. Please see the Career

Department for an application. Students interested in these programs should indicate that on

their course selection sheets.


Coastal Forest Resource Certificate Program

Campbell River – Winter/Spring 2016

The Coastal Forest Resource Certificate program is designed for individuals

seeking an opportunity to enter a rewarding career in the forestry sector. The

training is designed for individuals who have a desire to work in the field

and are seeking an opportunity to gain the fundamental skills to pursue entry level forestry positions with opportunity for advancement. The program is

comprised of instructor led theory, field studies and practical applications.

The industry informed curriculum encompasses Coastal Harvesting Systems, Field Skills, Forest Resources, Health and Safety to include industry

certi-fications, Road Design, Forest Ecology, Timber Cruising, Industry Engage -ment and Employ-ment Success. Student will be required to supply personal

gear. Tuition fees will apply to this formal certificate program.

Early Childhood Education Program

In this 10-week program you will learn to care for infants and pre-school to school-age children under the guidance of early childhood educators. Coursework includes essential skills training, (two early childhood education courses, listed below, which will count as credit toward college programs). Students are encouraged to enroll in the Co-op Ed work experience 12 program and do a work placement in kindergarten classes.

The course will run after school in a similar format to other dual credit courses like Psychology 130 and English 115. NIC is providing SD71 and SD72 students with this amazing opportunity. The courses indicated above are part of the ECE

program and also the ECE Assistant program. Participants would be guaranteed a seat in the ECE Certificate program during

their September intake. ECC-114


This course offers an overview of philosophical and theoretical orientations that have influenced specific approaches to child

guidance. Concepts related to these approaches will be discussed and students will be able to apply guidance strategies in their practice experiences. There will be a focus on encouragement and prevention.

Co-requisite – Eng. 12 ECC-168


This course provides opportunities for students to examine overall health, safety and nutritional practice in early childhood settings. Emphasis will be placed on studying policies and practices that promote health, safety and well-being of children.

At-tention will also be given to educator’s reflection on personal wellness, modeling and promoting a healthy and safe environment

for young children. Co-requisite – Eng. 12

Dual Credit Options Cont’d


Introduction to Trades

An applied program providing an introduction to trades, with students receiving an orientation to trades, post-secondary program options and career opportunities spanning the trades. Students will complete core theory, personal and site safety, basic tool usage, while engaging in applied hands-on learning in a shop environment. Students will receive an orientation to such trades as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and cabinetry.

A variety of industry certificates are included

in the program such as First Aid, WHMIS, and Transportation of Dangerous Goods. Students will be required to supply personal safety gear to include safety-toed leather work boots/shoes, safety glasses, pens, pencils, three-ring binder, calculator and paper, tape measure and work clothes (coveralls). Tuition fees will apply to this training program. Please see the Career Facilitator for more information.


Electives at Carihi

Grade 9

Welcome to Carihi!

Students at Carihi are fortunate to choose from a wide variety of electives that offer opportunities to explore and to ex-cel. We encourage students to experience a number of our introductory courses, particularly in grades 9 and 10 in or-der to decide which areas to explore more fully. Of course, introductory courses are open to students in all grades and are designed to be a starting point for students. Intermediate and advanced courses are designed for students with some previous experience in those areas. As well, a number of our courses are multi-grade with the idea that like-minded students can share their interests and passions regardless of where their skills are on the continuum.

Introductory Courses

• Introduction to Drama

• Introductory Video Productions

• Introductory Digital Media

• Introduction to Technology

• Introduction to Engineering

• Introduction to Applied Sciences

• Introductory Robotics • Spanish Level 1 • Art Foundations • Introductory Textiles

Multi-Grade Offerings

• Writing 9-12 • Cafeteria/Culinary Arts 9-12 • Food Studies 9-12 • Baking 9-12 • Crafts 9-12 • Guitar 9-12 • Dance 9-12 • Hockey 9-12 • Baseball 9-12 • Soccer 9-12 • Basketball 9-12 • Advanced Textiles 10-12 • Volleyball 9-12

Our hope is that Grade 9 students take advantage of all that Carihi has to of-fer. We strive to make the transition from middle school to high school a suc-cessful one in preparation for students to enter into the Graduation Program. Students at Carihi have the opportunity to choose from a number of different programs, and as a result, we want students to make informed decisions with

regards to which classes and programs they are most interested. Elective choices for Grade 9 students at Carihi are determined by the program they are in. For example, students in the French Immersion program must take 6 required courses and have room in their timetable for 2 electives. Sim-ilarly, students who choose Band as one of their electives will then take Eng-lish every other day and have only 2 elective choices. Same for students who choose to take Junior Leadership, which is paired with Physical Education. Things tend to get more complicated when students wish to be involved in more than one of these areas. For example, French Immersion Band students will only have room in their timetable for 1 other elective, and although

stu-dents may choose a sport specific PE class, scheduling does become difficult.

We strive to meet the wishes of students with regards to course selection, so, please see a counselor to discuss what options are available.

For elective choices, we encourage Grade 9 students to take our introductory courses, and suggest that they sample other introductory courses in Grade 10. These introductory courses lead to more advanced study in Grades 11 and 12.

Electives Occurring Outside of the Timetable

• Sports Leadership 9-12 (mornings, lunch, and after school)

• Leadership 10-12 (mornings)

• Peer Support 10-12 (after school)

• Musical Theatre 9-12 (after school)

• Concert Band 10-12 (mornings)

• Jazz Band 10-12 (mornings)

• NIC Dual Credit courses such as English 115 and Psych 130

Please remember that course offerings at Carihi

are driven by student selection - choose carefully

so we can program the courses you want!



English Track Student

English 9


Math 9


Science 9


Social Studies 9


a PE 9 choice


Electives (select 3)




Alternatives (select 2)

_________ _________

Grade 9 Program

District 93 Student

English 9


Mathematiques 9


Sciences 9


Sciences Humaines 9 _________

Français Langue Premiere 9_____

a PE 9 choice


Electives (select 2)



Alternatives (select 2)

_________ _________

French Immersion Student

English 9


Mathematiques 9


Sciences 9


Sciences Humaines 9 _________

Français Langue 9


a PE 9 choice


Electives (select 2)



Alternatives (select 2)

_________ _________

All electives run for the full semester. Students are to fill in all blanks. Students should select at least one course from the Fine

Arts Electives and one course from the Applied Skills Electives. Remaining courses may be chosen from any of the elective boxes. It is highly recommended that a student consider choosing a language elective to keep post-secondary opportunities open.

Fine Arts Electives

Art Foundations

Introductory Digital Media Introduction to Drama Guitar 9

Crafts 9

Introduction to Video Productions Writing 9

Dance 9

Applied Skills Electives

Introduction to Applied Sciences Culinary Arts/Cafeteria

Introduction to Engineering Food Studies 9

Introduction to Technical Education Robotics 9

Introductory Textiles Baking 9

Physical Education Choices

PE 9/10 Boys PE 9/10 Girls Conditioning 9/10 Boys Conditioning 9/10 Girls Soccer 9/10 Co-ed Basketball PE 9 - 12 Baseball PE 9 - 12 Hockey Academy 9-12 Volleyball 9-12 Band Elective

Band 9 is a year long course and will be delivered with English 9. Each course will be taught on alternate days.

Language Electives

French 9 Kwa Kwala 9

Spanish Level 1

Leadership Elective

Junior Leadership is a year long course and will be delivered with PE 9. Each course will be taught on alternate days.



Carihi Courses at a Glance

Grade 9 Required Courses: English 9 Mathematics 9 Social Studies 9 Science 9 Fral 9 (Fr. Imm) Fralp 9 (Franc) a PE 9 course Electives Art Foundations Intro Digital Media Intro Video Prod

Writing 9 Cafeteria 9 Food Studies 9 Baking 9 Crafts 9 Intro Textiles Junior Leadership French 9 Spanish Level 1 Kwa Kw ala 9 Intro to Drama Guitar 9 Band 9 Dance 9

Intro to App Sciences Intro to Robotics Intro to Technology Intro to Engineering Grade 10 Required Courses English 10 a Math10 course Social Studies 10 Science 10 Fral 10 (Fr. Imm.) Fralp 10 (Franc) Planning 10 a PE 10 course Electives Art Foundations Intro Digital Media Intro Video Prod

Writing 10 Cafeteria 10 Food Studies 10 Baking 10 Crafts 10 Intro Textiles Junior Leadership Leadership 10 French 10 Kwa kw ala 10 Guitar 10 Concert Band 10 Jazz Band 10 Dance 10

Intro to App Sciences Intro to Robotics Intro to Technology Intro to Engineering Woodwork 10 Metal 10 Auto 10 Yearbook 10 Foundation Ceramics Music Comp 10 Sports Leadership 10 Acting 10 Peer Support 10 Drive Program Nautical Program Grade 11 Required Courses English or Comm 11 a Math 11 course Social Studies 11 or FNS 12 a Science 11 course Fral 11 (Fr. Imm.) Fralp 11 (Franc) Electives all PE courses all Intro courses

Writing 11 Cafeteria 11 Food Studies 11 Baking 11 Crafts 11 Leadership 11 French 11 Kwa kw ala 11 Guitar 11 Concert Band 11 Jazz Band 11 Dance 11 Yearbook 11 Intermediate Art Foundation Ceramics Advanced Art

Advanced Video Prod Music Comp 11 Advanced Textiles 11 Sports Leadership 11 Spanish Level 2 Acting 11 Psychology I Psychology II Military History 11 any Science 11 Adv Robotics Woodwork 11 Metal 11 Auto 11 Forestry/Sus Res 11 Fabrication 11 House Construction Nautical Program Peer Support 11 Grade 12 Required Courses English or Comm 12 Electives

all Grade 10 electives all Grade 11 electives all PE courses Work Exp 12 Co-op 12 Psychology I Psychology II Family Studies 12 Spanish Level 3 Calculus 12 Advanced Acting 12 Concert Band 12 Jazz Band 12 Music Comp 12 any Science 12 Geography 12 Comp Civ 12 First Nations 12 History 12 Peer Support 12 Writing 12 Cafeteria 12 Food Studies 12 Baking 12 Crafts 12 Leadership 12 French 12 Kwa kw ala 12 Guitar 12 Military History 12 Adv Textiles 12 Auto 12 Metal 12 Woodwork 12 Fabrication 12 Nautical Program House Construction Forestry Program


Course Descriptions

Art Foundations

ART FOUNDATIONS is open to all students, with or without previous art experience. With teacher direction, drawing and painting are basic to this course. Extended studies from observation, imagination, and fantasy in a variety of media will be pursued. Enrichment units in visual expression areas such as graphic design, printmaking and sculpture will be presented. A study of visual language (the elements and principles of design) together with some art history and critical response will be related to all units of study. This semester course is a recommendation to all other art courses.

Foundation Ceramics and


This course is designed for students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 with or without previous art experience. With teacher direction, students will explore techniques and materials used to create three-dimensional art. Students will work from observation, imagination and fantasy using a variety of traditional and non-traditional media. A study of the elements and principles of design together with Art History will be related to all units. Students entering FOUNDATION CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE will have the opportunity to pursue Advanced Ceramics and Sculpture after the completion of this course.




Students enrolled in the Visual Art programs at Carihi will experience a wide range of materials, techniques and processes ranging from traditional to experimental. Drawing and mark-making form a major part of the program along with painting, printmaking, mixed-media, and sculptural work. Art history is also taught at each grade level and is integrated into key units of study. Visiting artists and guests are also invited into our studios to share their expertise and enrich the program.

In addition to building strong technical skills in a variety of media and techniques, students in the Visual Art program learn to develop their thinking and problem solving skills in relation to their art making. As the years advance the students explore themes, ideas and concepts that are both engaging and personally relevant. As a result the ability to discuss personal ideas and

art works play an increasingly significant role in the advanced program.

All Visual Art students in the program have the opportunity to participate in a number of exhibitions throughout the school and the annual Tidemark Theatre exhibition each spring.

Students who are interested in pursuing visual art in post-secondary schools in fields as diverse as architecture through anima

-tion, fine arts and a variety of design fields are encouraged to enroll in the Advanced program after completing the preparatory

courses suggested in the course booklet.

Intermediate Art

INTERMEDIATE ART is open to all students who have successfully com-pleted ART FOUNDATIONS. Students will develop their observa-tion and accuracy skills as they prog-ress through a variety of classroom assignments such as: life drawings,

perspective drawings, portraiture, figure

drawing and painting. A wide range of drawing and painting media may be used such as graphite, charcoal, India ink, pastel, oil pastel, color pencils, watercolours, acrylic and spray paint. Students will continue to develop com-positional understanding by applying the elements and principles of design to their sketches/drawings. A variety of art-ists will be studied as students discover how they are relevant in art history and to the individual student’s work. Recommendation / Preparatory Course: Art Foundations

Advanced Ceramics and Sculp


ADVANCED CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE is intended for students who have successfully completed FOUNDATION CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE and wish to extend and intensify their studies in three-dimen-sional art. Students will be expected to progress and achieve based on their per-sonal experiences in three-dimensional design. With instructor permission, independent study opportunities exist

for students with a concentrated interest

in a specific three-dimensional area.

Recommendation / Preparatory Course: Foundation Ceramics and Sculpture Note: Portfolio Presentation

Advanced Art

For students who have completed Art Foundations and Intermediate Art. This course includes students who have chosen to specialize in design, draw-ing, painting or 3-dimensional design. Students work independently with teacher guidance, this course is meant to provide students with an experience equivalent to a college introductory

course within a specific concentration.

Students are expected to be independent learners who are willing to do what it takes to complete at least 15 works of art through the semester, illustrating a

diversified number of skills within their specific chosen concentration. In this

course, students will assemble a portfo-lio of their art work for college admis-sions, art exhibits, or personal use. Preparatory courses: Art Foundations, Intermediate Art

Note: Portfolio Presentation

A sketchbook is required for all

art courses at Carihi!



“If you don’t do your

home-work, you’re going to miss

your foul shots.”

- Larry Bird

Applied Skills 11 - Costume

Design and Construction, Spe

-cial FX, and Photography


This unique course will contain 4 individual sections all connected to exploring and documenting the creative design elements connected to transform-ing and/or enhanctransform-ing the appearance of a person.

A special effects make-up artist applies make-up on actors and performers to aid in the characters’ theatrical transforma-tions. Inspiration for the make-up may come from scripts, sketches and charac-ter design sessions.

A costume designer will create the look of each character by designing clothes and accessories that the actors and per-formers will wear during a performance. Depending on the style and complexity, costumes may be newly created or upcy-cled from existing pieces. Costumes need

to reflect the personalities of the charac -ter and should provide the audience with information about the character.

A small unit on the use of prosthetics (wigs and altered features) will be ex-plored and if time permits an introduc-tion to construcintroduc-tion techniques of pros-thetics.

Photography will be used as both a meth-od of documenting the learning process

and of capturing the all finished work in

a manner that is an artistic portrait. It is recommended that students have their own digital cameras to use for this course (camera phones are not acceptable). For hygiene purposes students will be re-quired to purchase their own makeup kits (brushes and make-up).

A list of course supplies will be available before the course begins.

Course type: applied skill elective

Digital Media


“If you are passionate about pushing yourself, then D.R.I.V.E. is meant for you!”

- 2013 D.R.I.V.E. student Drue Wharton

The Digital Recording Integrated Video and English (D.R.I.V.E.) program is a 8 credit, 2 block program at Carihi Secondary. D.R.I.V.E. is for Grade 10 and 11 students. D.R.I.V.E. students push their own pace. You design and/ or choose assignments that let you meet English 10 (or 11) and Video Productions learning outcomes rather than writing tests. The harder you work, the faster

you finish. If you are a highly creative,

task-driven student who earned a C+ or higher in English 9, sign up for D.R.I.V.E.. Interested students will go through an interview process prior to selection to the D.R.I.V.E. program.

DRIVE is for career-minded Grade 10,11 or 12’s only.

DRIVE is affiliated with the Capilano

University Film and Television School in Vancouver, one of the most prestigious

post-secondary film schools in BC. Course type: English and fine arts elective

Introductory Digital Media

Put down that guitar and grab a mouse! It’s time to go digital! Digital Media is a semester long course that allows students to explore the various digital media courses that Carihi offers. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver are some of the art programs that the students can use, as well as Garageband and Logic 8 Express for the more musically minded students. Students will also explore Video Productions at an introductory level. The computers and programs will be made available; all that is needed is the student’s creativity.

Course type: fine arts elective



INTRODUCTORY Video Production is for all students who have an interest in learning to produce media. No previous experience is necessary. Students in Introductory Film and Video have learning experiences that explore the essential elements of video production. Students discover the essence of story and work to express ideas in the visual medium, and explore a variety of roles in working with others to produce collective short video projects.

Course requirements:

A class 10 (minimum 4gb) SD Card Course type: fine arts elective

Advanced Video Production



ADVANCED Video Production is meant for students who have completed the INTRODUCTORY level of Video Productions or Introductory Video Productions at Carihi. Advanced Video students produce documentaries, short narratives, and promotional videos for entry in the BC Student Film Festival. Students also produce programming that will be shown on SHAW TV.

Course requirements:

A class 10 (minimum 4gb) SD Card Course type: f/a elective

Students with specialized

interests in the Computer

Technology area should

see their counsellor and/or

Computer Technology teacher

about possibilities regarding

setting up an independent

directed studies program.




English 9 EN9

English 9 provides a transition between beginning secondary English and senior English courses. Students will be expected to demonstrate more sophisticated communication skills through a greater variety of writing, speaking and listening opportunities. Conventions of effective expository, narrative, and descriptive writing will be further explored, but the focus will be on clarity in exposition. Novels, short stories, and poems will require more in-depth study than previous writings.

Course type: required

English 10


English 10 emphasizes many forms of literature including novels, short stories, poetry and drama. Formal analysis of literature is introduced, along with developing stronger skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking.

Course type: required Government exam: yes

Communications 11


Communications 11 is designed for

students who will probably have difficulty

in completing English 11 successfully. These students receive a more basic course in the English skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Communications 11 is intended for students who are moving toward non academic post secondary programs.

Course type: required or EN11

English 11


English 11 emphasizes literature (novels, short stories, poetry, and drama) as well as practice in writing formal essays. Advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking are also covered in this course.

Course type: required or COM11

Communications 12


Communications 12 is designed for

students who will probably have difficulty

completing English 12 successfully. These students receive a more basic course in

the English skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Communications 12 is intended for students who are moving toward non-academic post secondary programs. Some students who complete Communications 12 do go on to successfully complete English 12.

Government exam: yes

Course type: required or EN12

English 12


English 12 emphasizes literature (novels, short stories, poetry, and drama) as well as practice in writing formal essays. Advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking are also covered in this course.

Government exam: yes

Course type: req u i re d o r C O M 1 2

English 12 First Peoples


English 12 First Peoples is the academic equivalent of English 12. Both of which are equivalent in rigour and high expectations. It is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. It explores First Peoples’ worldviews through the study of various forms of text – including oral story, poetry, dramatic work, dance,

song, film, and fiction and non-fiction

prose, created by local, Canadian, and international First Peoples writers, artists, and cultures.

Course type: required or EN12 or COM 12

Government exam: yes

English Literature 12


English Literature 12 presents a thematic or chronological survey of major British and Commonwealth writers and their works from Classical to Modern times. The course is intended to enable students to develop skills in reading, understanding, discussing and appreciating the literature, particularly poetry and dramas, of times other than our own. Emphasis is placed upon the authors’ relationships to the times in which they lived, to provide an awareness of our cultural heritage and a perspective for contemporary literature. Course type: gr. 12 elective

M u s i c C o m p o s i t i o n a n d

Technology 11/12

MCT 11/12

Do you have a song that you just have to produce and record? Are you a musician who would like to compose your own music? This course is for you. The only prerequisite is the desire to get your musical ideas “down onto tape” and “out to the masses”. Course content will be adjusted to take into consideration the individual student’s needs and musical development. Topics covered will include songwriting, song form and structure, working with the four elements of music, MIDI , and the art of mixing.

Course type: fine arts elective

Yearbook 10/11/12

Students enrolled in this course will par-ticipate in all of the development stages of creating Carihi’s yearbook: planning, photography, editing, creating pages through the use of In Design, marketing, publishing and delivery. The creation of the yearbook requires enthusiastic, committed students who want to create a record of the year through the design and creation of the yearbook. Students will work together as a team to plan each

stage of development from start to finish.

Photography, editing, In-Design, market-ing, publishing are all skills that students will build and use throughout this course.

Course type: elective

Online Learning Strategies


This course is designed to assist students in the development of skills and habits that will help them to be successful in taking courses online. Students who are enrolled in our Flex program are expected to take this course as a co-requisite to the online course they are taking through our Dsitributed Learning School - eBlend. In this course, students will learn about the online learning environment, how to access resources and materials, and how to effectively plan and manage their time.


Home Economics/Food Services

Cafeteria/Culinary Arts

Level 1 -CKT 9 - 12

Level 2 - CKT 9 - 12

Learn how to cook in a professional commercial kitchen. As a team we produce food for the school cafeteria, you will circulate through 6 different sections and have a chance to make a variety of dishes including soup, salad, sandwich, short order, and bakery. Develop hands on skills you can put on your resume to help get a job. Learn how to grow food and make delicious, nutritious meals from the harvest. You will gain practical valuable skills to feed yourself for the rest of your life. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a chef you can connect to the Ace-It program and get a head start on your training..

Course type: applied skill elective

Food Studies 9/10/11/12

Launch yourself into the wonderful world of FOOD and of course EATING! Enjoy planning, preparing and eating a number of diverse foods and meals using various cooking skills and principles. This course is divided into various units including appetizers, pastry, artisan breads, ethnic foods, holiday projects, food safe, sweets, and savories etc.. Students will use the principles of time management, energy, cost and nutrition in food preparation and also begin to understand the use of food in the body and its relationships to good health.

Course type: applied skill elective

Baking 9,10,11,12

How can the exact same ingredients, and exactly the same recipe make such different bakery items? The answer to this puzzle is quite simple.... GOOD BAKERS, especially home bakers, ARE MADE NOT BORN!! This course

concentrates on flour mixtures and the

different methods used in preparing them and includes such things as sweet

and savory yeast breads, muffins, cakes,

cookies, batters and doughs. Note: These products will not be a repeat of items made in the Foods 9,10, 11, 12 course.

Course type: applied skill elective

Crafts 9,10, 11, 12

Do you want to have FUN while learning new techniques and creating one of a kind projects? This course offers a broad range of projects suitable for everyone. It includes recycled and repurposed t-shirts, jeans, scarves, card-making, beading, quilting (rag, paper pieced, applique etc.), string arts, needlework (embroidery, x-stitching), yarnwork (knitting, crotcheting, pictures), tye-dying, candle making, etc. Something for everyone!!!

Note: MOST supplies will be provided.

Course type: applied skill elective

Introductory Textiles 9, 10 ,11, 12

Do you want to learn how to make your own clothes, accessories, or home decorating projects? This course explores basic hand and machine sewing techniques and works towards individualized, independant projects using a variety of techniques, approaches and fabrics. This course can be taken more than once as individuals will build upon their previous knowledge and skills.

Note: All/most supplies are included.

Advanced Textiles 10 ,11, 12

Are you ready to take the next step in garment construction? Do you want to repurpose/redesign some ready made clothes? Or just plain tired of wearing the same thing as everyone else is? In this course, you will learn some of the

finer points designers use in the making

of clothing, creating patterns, and using specialty fabrics. Students will work on their previous knowledge and sewing skills and apply these to their projects. This course is intended for the student who has taken a beginner textiles studies course previously.

Note: The cost of a projects may not be included depending upon the types of projects and fabric selected.


Writing 9-12

If you enjoy writing creatively and expressing your thoughts and opinions,

Writing 9-12 may be a nice fit for you.

In this multi-grade course, beginning and intermediate writers share in the practice of creative and journalistic writing. Your time in the semester will include sampling from a “smorgasbord” (variety of writing styles), including

memoirs, short stories, film reviews,

journalism, and other “bits and pieces” of writing. You will have the opportu-nity to write to a school-wide audience by writing in the student-newspaper called the CariHiLites. If you join, experience writing workshops, building your writing portfolio, and learning new techniques to hone your craft and voice. This class will make you feel as though you are a part of a community of writers and thinkers.

Carihi’s Newspaper – The


Material in this paper is created

by the writing classes of Carihi.

However, if interested in contributing

an article or idea, please see Mr. Pisterzi for details. The CariHiLites is written by students, for students.

External Credits

Get credits toward graduation for activities outside of school! Students can earn external credit through various activities in the community. Some of these


- playing on a Provincial level sports team

- taking driving lessons - upper level piano - upper levels of Cadets

- lifeguarding

- first aid training.

If you think you qualify for external credits, check with Student Services and/or the institution you are associated with.


Human Services

Leadership 10/11/12

Carihi Leadership is a course for students who want to increase their leadership abilities through opportunities that involve our school and local community. It is an activity-oriented course, focusing on organization, communication, teamwork and self-development. Leaders are given opportunities to develop their skills through spirit events and supporting our local and global communities. This course happens outside of the regular timetable on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. (Please note that grade 9 students who are unable to take the Junior Leadership elective course scheduled in the timetable are welcome to join this class).

Course type: applied skill elective

Junior Leadership 9/10

Are you interested in taking a course that makes an impact on yourself and others? Teamwork, problem solving, planning, goal setting, communication, self-awareness and creativity are all developed in our Junior Leadership course. Students will be given opportunities to develop those skills by planning school spirit events, supporting and volunteering in our local community and recognizing Carihi students and staff. As well, some students may be able to attend various student leadership conferences throughout the year.

Sports Leadership 9/10/11/12

The main area of focus is the responsibilities associated with organizing a vibrant intramural program throughout the year. Students in this group will be taught the methodology of coaching. They will assist sports teams and coaches at Carihi and the larger community. Students are expected to be involved in up to 20 hours of coaching. This might be a younger Carihi team, a feeder school, a community team or areas such as Special

Olympics. They will often find themselves

as ambassadors of Carihi. They will

also be taught how to officiate various

sports. The class will be responsible for organizing the School Sports Banquet and a Fun style Olympic day with our local elementary schools. The course is outside the regular timetable with classes taking place on Thursday mornings at 7:30am and during intramurals at lunch time

Peer Support 9/10/11/12


Acts of kindness can go a long way to improving our lives and the lives of others. Peer Support is offered outside the timetable and gives students the opportunity to enhance personal relationships and to make our school and

community a more caring place. Conflict

resolution and mediation, listening skills, developing empathy, team building, public speaking and understanding health issues are some of the areas of study covered in Peer Support. Students are expected to participate in projects and programs to enhance the well being of others in our school, our feeder schools and our community. This course has a substantial “out-of-class” commitment Course type: gr. 11 applied skill elective

“No act of kindness, no

matter how small, is ever


- Aesop


Psychology I PSY11

Psychology I is built around the study of human behaviour. It examines brain function and the stages of human development in order to understand the

influences on who we are and how we

act. Babies bounce in to visit, toddlers toddle through, and the learning happens through projects that are creative and informational. Assignments are given class time for completion. Psychology I is not a prerequisite for Psychology II.

Course type: applied skill elective

Psychology II PSY12

Psychology II continues the study of human behaviour with an exploration of disordered psychological conditions, and the types of theory and practice that have been developed to create well-being and healthy function in each individual’s life. Interesting discussions always happen, group and individual projects are given with a variety of options, and students looking at college or university are given some practical tools to take along with them. Assignments are given class time for completion. Psychology II can be taken without having taken Psychology I.

Course type: applied skill elective

Family Studies 12


Family Studies is a

humanities-based course. It focusses on both personal identity and the formation of relationships within a family, whether that family is biological, chosen, or created. Family Studies explores a variety of concepts including gender, sexuality, value development, role assignment, and cultural literacy. The course offers lots of opportunity to develop opinions and perspectives, and to practice them with a small group of students on the same mission. Assignments are given class time for