Welcome to Grade 9

Grade 9 (Class of 2024)

IDU Summative Assessment for Grade 9

IDU Summative Assessment for Grade 9

Grade 9 students have begun the summative assessment for their IDU which has explored traumatic events and how people and communities respond to them. We will be creating an exhibition of student writing as well as videos that highlight different events and how the...

Explosive Canons

Explosive Canons

As mentioned in the broadcaster last week, MYP classes have been involved in composing musical canons over these past two weeks. We learned what exactly a canon was by watching the following video: Here are some examples of works in progress which show a fantastic use...

Design

Design

Students have been working hard while working remotely from home. I feel these last 2 weeks has been a reminder of how much we appreciate being face to face at school.... Most classes have been DEVELOPING IDEAS while at home. That means documenting their product...

MYP Support Class in Grade 9

MYP Support Class in Grade 9

We needed to engage in a bit of competitive fun at the end of this week so we had a table top competition. It was a single elimination event that relied on precision and care. Winners advanced until we had a final matchup. Emy was the champion, in addition to being...

Busy week in Design

Busy week in Design

After the long weekend, students were busy evaluating and completing the final pieces of work for their design challenge..... Grade 9 /10 started new units. Grade 7. Students created their own surveys using google forms. Then classmates watched their stop motion video...

CHOIR & BAND

CHOIR & BAND

We are continuing practicing! Singing and playing at safe distance in the open air for future performances ( hopefully)!

Critical thinking and creative writing in grade 9

Critical thinking and creative writing in grade 9

Grade 9 has been engaged in an interdisciplinary unit with I&S for the past few weeks. While they get the factual information about various genocides around the world in their history class, in English, we read creative pieces written on these subjects and also...

MYP Design

MYP Design

A shortened week meant working hard to complete our products. Students have been working hard to turn their ideas into reality..... Grade 7 stop motions are nearly complete..... looking forward to the finished movies... Grade 8 photo stories are finished and now they...

Designers have been creating their products this week…..

Designers have been creating their products this week…..

So after much research and planning, students have moved onto creating their products. In some ways this is the most challenging part, to take an idea and create it in reality. But not for our students and they have been getting stuck in. Below is a sample of planning...

Art in a Changing World student art show

The first science unit of the year ended a couple weeks ago. Students explored the concept that changes to the natural world have consequences. They considered the impact on the human experience of art and how we express ourselves. We paid particular attention to the...

G9 starting a new unit!

G9 starting a new unit!

The return to on-campus learning coincided with the start of a new unit! Students in Grade 9 have brought or found interesting objects and are drawing them from observation in their new sketchbooks. What will this new unit be about? What kinds of learning will take...

Grade 9 end of our quarter 1 unit

Grade 9 end of our quarter 1 unit

In grade 9 science, we have just finished our quarter 1 unit. Our focus has been on the consequences of our changing environment. We learned about the facts of invasive species and global warming on the natural environment and on human populations. In particular,...

New Information for PE

New Information for PE

For those of you in school, please be aware of the following for PE lessons; There will be no changing facilities. You need to come to school with your PE Kit on. I also strongly recommend that you bring a deodorant spray that you can use after class. You will not be...

La Musique Française

La Musique Française

Grade 9 French students agree that listening to music is a great way to relax. In their unit on hobbies, many discovered that they enjoy listening to similar types of music, including music by French artists. To practice their listening skills, students were tasked...

Design = Finish Summative Assessment

Design = Finish Summative Assessment

It’s has been a challenging term for students and teachers working remotely but the students have really adapted well and produced some outstanding work which they should be proud of. For the last week of the term, the G7 to G10 have been working on their summative...

Design MYP

Design MYP

A busy week after the impromptu long weekend. All grades are coming to the end of the criteria A. In between completing tasks in their process journals, students have been playing Kahoot games focused on Sustainability Goals, COVID 19 and Quizlet featuring the MYP...

Design : Inquiring and Analysing

Design : Inquiring and Analysing

A snap shot of students activities across the program... G10 have been finishing their research plans for their websites that will be hosted by the school. The intention is to raise awareness of the UN sustainability goals by creating a webpage. Each student has been...

Grade 9 MYP English

Grade 9 MYP English

After weeks of researching background/contextual information, presenting to classmates and learning some drama related literary terms, this week we started reading the play. It definitely is an interesting experience to read our separate parts from each of our homes...

Design Week 3

Design Week 3

All grades across design are into their first unit of the year. We are exploring UN Nations Sustainability Goals and The Covid pandemic. Grade 7 = Explored the design cycle through a mini exercise of creating their own logo. They then were introduced to their unit...