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EXPERIENCE

2019-20

RUNDLE COLLEGE

Kindergarten - Grade 12


WELCOME Thank you for your interest in the programs we offer at Rundle College. We are excited to share why we believe Rundle is one of the best educational institutions in Canada. We hope the next few pages will help you experience what it means to be part of our Rundle community and how a Rundle education will benefit your son or daughter.


Contents Head’s Welcome ...............................................................................................................................................................................................2 Rundle’s Pathways to Learning.................................................................................................................................................................3 The Rundle Experience..................................................................................................................................................................................4 Giving At Rundle................................................................................................................................................................................................6 Welcome to Rundle Academy...................................................................................................................................................................8 Sample Senior High Timetable..............................................................................................................................................................30 Rundle Academy Admission Requirements and Procedures.............................................................................................32 Welcome to Rundle College Primary ................................................................................................................................................34 Welcome to Rundle College Elementary........................................................................................................................................44 Additional Rundle Programs...................................................................................................................................................................56 Welcome to Rundle College Junior High........................................................................................................................................57 Welcome to Rundle College Senior High.......................................................................................................................................65 Sample Senior High Timetable..............................................................................................................................................................80 Rundle College Admission Requirements and Procedures.................................................................................................82 Rundle Graduates...........................................................................................................................................................................................84

Our Mission

To create a nurturing, engaging environment that provides an enriched, personalized education, preparing students for an ever-changing world.  Rundle College will: • help students discover their potential; • challenge them to attain their best; and • celebrate with them when they do.

Our Vision Shaping inspired minds and unparalleled character

Our Values Together: Be Kind, Be Curious, Be Well

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Head’s Welcome Dear students & families, Our current educational landscape offers many quality choices for our children’s education. For those of you continuing the journey with Rundle College, thank you for choosing our program. I hope that you and your children continue to enjoy the ‘Rundle Experience.’ For families new to Rundle, let me share the essence of the ‘“Rundle Experience” with you and reinforce the benefits of the very important educational choice you have made. In 1985, Dr. W.J. Collett and Dr. R.C. Conklin set out to create a world class educational institution where students could reach their full potential. Their vision included small class sizes and students taught by the most talented and dedicated teachers. Our founders believed that, through this essential combination of class size and instructional excellence, students would be stewarded to achieve their very best. To this day, we have an unwavering focus on the shaping of inspired minds and unparalleled character in each and every one of our students. It is our hope that each student who attends a Rundle College Society school will be an engaged member of our school community. To us, engagement means taking part in each of our ‘Pathway to Learning’: Character, Academics and Co-Curriculars. Character At Rundle, character comes first. Our students’ pursuit of strong character through our values, Together: Be Kind, Be Curious, Be Well, is central to their success in our program and in our world. We believe that, above all else, a child who embodies fine

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character will go forward and not only live a happy and fulfilled life; they will also have an opportunity to change the world for the better. Academics Academics have always been the focus of our programs. The academic results of Rundle College students consistently rise above the provincial averages on subjectspecific diploma exams, a direct reflection of the quality of instruction our students receive and their commitment to their studies. In alignment with our values, students are supported as they embrace interests beyond academics. Rundle College’s program of studies provides students with time to focus on mental and physical wellness, volunteering, athletics, co-curricular clubs, and humanitarian pursuits. Co-Curricular Co-curricular pursuits balance the equation. Admittedly, none of Rundle’s programs are community schools, so we aim to create community in our schools. We build this community by providing co-curricular opportunities in the form of clubs, activities and teams. There is an amazing diversity of experiences for students to get involved in; from academics, to the arts, to athletics, to character pursuits, there is something for every student at Rundle. We believe that each of our small programs offers a big experience.– Through the pursuit of excellence on the pathways to learning, we hope that we will develop Renaissance learners whose grades are impressive, but they are the least impressive thing about them. Dr. Collett and Dr. Conklin were visionaries. Every day, every member of our community continues the tradition of excellence in education that they championed. I look forward to welcoming you and your family to the Rundle community. Sincerely, Jason B. Rogers Headmaster, Rundle College Society


Rundle’s Pathways to Learning Academics is at the core of our programs; however, at Rundle we aim for a balanced approach between academics, co-curricular, and character programs. We believe our students are so much more than just the grade on their paper and encourage them to develop many talents and choose kindness above all.

“Work hard to make your grades extraordinary. Work twice as hard to make sure they are the least impressive thing about you.” Drew Dudley

CHARACTER

ACADEMICS

CO-CURRICULARS

The purpose of our character education program at Rundle is to create a kind and caring community where everything is organized around developing positive and healthy relationships among and between students, staff, and parents.

Rundle engages our students’ minds, helping them to discover their passions and potential. Through rigorous academic programs, students have every opportunity to become the scholars, scientists, and business and community leaders of the future.

The extensive co-curricular program at Rundle is offered within and alongside the curriculum. Students participate in various artistic, athletic, character, and intellectual pursuits as part of the well-rounded education at Rundle.

We believe that social and emotional learning is just as important as academic learning. Moreover, we want to inspire our students to become committed to moral and ethical behaviours and give them opportunities to practice these desired behaviours.

The performance of Rundle students on provincial exams and the success of Rundle alumni who receive top scholarships and bursaries from leading postsecondary institutions reflects the profound impact the Rundle environment has on students’ learning.

What our students experience and learn alongside peers prepares them for success in every aspect of their personal lives — and sets the foundation for careers that may not even exist today.

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The Rundle Experience Together: Be Kind, Be Curious, Be Well Our value statement guides our thoughts and actions. By following these simple words, we strengthen character. We truly believe one’s character is central to a life of fulfillment, happiness, and success. Throughout Rundle, you see this value statement come to life in our students’ learning and actions.

Rundle College is a private, university preparatory, co-ed, day school with a proven model of mentorship and guidance. We offer a highly sought after, internationally acclaimed educational program that cultivates well-rounded, future-ready, global-minded graduates — the confident learners, critical thinkers, and savvy world citizens who will play important roles in shaping tomorrow’s world. The scholars, scientists, business and community leaders, artists, musicians and athletes of the future are in Rundle classes today. What they experience and learn alongside peers prepares them for success in every aspect of their personal lives — and sets the foundation for advancement along career avenues that may not even exist today. Rundle engages our students’ minds, helping them to discover their passions and potential. Through rigorous academic programs, exciting and challenging physical activities, campus and community events, and co-curricular opportunities, students have every opportunity to build their character and demonstrate who they are as individuals. Through athletics, fine arts, travel and exchange programs, clubs, leadership opportunities, participation in research, cultural exploration and more, the rich Rundle learning environment enhances learning and expands students’ perspectives of the world around them — and the wealth of possibilities ahead.

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Small class sizes inspire achievement At Rundle, learning happens formally and informally, and through a multitude of channels. Small class sizes offer the ideal environment for interaction among teachers and students, and encourage students to find their voice and share their ideas. Teachers get to know their students, understand the learning style in which each thrives, and know what motivates students to reach higher and achieve more. Students are invited to ask questions and to express opinions in and outside the classroom. The performance of Rundle students on provincial exams and the success of Rundle alumni who receive top scholarships and bursaries from leading post-secondary institutions reflect the profound impact Rundle’s environment has on students’ learning.


Our Fabric: Personalized Learning and Teaching Excellence According to the founders of Rundle College, Dr. Collett and Dr. Conklin, the key to improving education in the 1980s came down to two elements: the size of the institution and the characteristics of the teachers. These gentlemen were true visionaries, and a significant part of the success of Rundle College over the past three decades comes from the school staying focussed on these two elements. Dr. Collett and Dr. Conklin formed their ideas through their university work. They noticed that group sizes within institutions increased in stages that were observable in character. Smaller groups were more intimate in character and had more frequent contacts within the group. Since teachers could get to know their students in small groups, they naturally began to personalize their teaching for each student. Dr. Collett and Dr. Conklin determined that class sizes of 12 to 15 students

was ideal for providing an optimal, individualized learning experience where all students could feel empathy and see the points of view of others. Dr. Collett and Dr. Conklin also observed that of all the variables one could imagine in a school, the characteristics of the teacher came through as the most important. All other things being equal, the most successful teachers were those who could see the world through the eyes of the students. These teachers demonstrated that people were more important than material things or lesson plans. Rundle College has sought these teachers ever since, and we are proud to provide a faculty that is among the best teachers in the province. Based on the book, A Cottage that Became a Campus - Rundle College, the First 25 Years by Dr. Rodney C. Conklin.

Leadership Team Jason Rogers Headmaster, Rundle College Society Gary Sylven Assistant Headmaster, Rundle College Society Lisa Danis Principal, Rundle College Primary Program Ron Clark Principal, Rundle College Elementary Program

Claire Allen Principal, Rundle College Junior High Program Allison Belt Principal, Rundle College Senior High Program Jamie Burla Principal, Rundle Academy Program

Professional Associations & Partnerships

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Giving at Rundle Our Culture of Generosity

At Rundle, developing a culture of giving within our community is crucial to maintaining our leadership in education. Our goal is to provide students with a well-rounded education. In order to offer engaging and innovative educational experiences for your child, we rely on generous gifts from supporters of Rundle. It is with this support that we can help our students discover their full potential. Tuition and grant revenue fund the operations of the school. Rundle requires additional funding from our generous donors to support • • • •

enhancements to our exceptional programs; financial assistance for current Rundle families in need; necessary capital to improve or expand our facilities; and new projects.

We hope that your Rundle experience will inspire you to give back and enrich the lives of current and future students. At Rundle, the opportunities are endless.

How to Give Donations can be made online at www.rundle.ab.ca/support. Donations over $25 are eligible for a tax receipt. For more information about our giving opportunities, please contact our Director of Alumni and Advancement, Mr. Aaron Goettel, at 403-291-3866 or giving@rundle.ab.ca.

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Opportunities for Giving - What Speaks to You? Our Rundle families generously support programs that align with their values and passions. Whether it’s the robotics program, providing bursaries for deserving students, or contributing to our capital campaigns, our families give to enrich not only their child’s experience, but to leave their legacy at Rundle. We invite you to find what speaks to you and be part of our culture at giving at Rundle. The funds below are part of our annual Vision & Values Campaign. Donors also have the opportunity to support any program not included in the annual Campaign. The Annual Campus Fund supports the enrichment of selected projects and programs at our campuses each year. Gifts to this fund are immediately used to support needs in technology, academics, athletics, professional development, facility enhancement, and clubs.

Makerspace

The Headmaster’s Fund is an annual fund to support diverse programs in the areas of greatest need. Each year the fund’s initiative is determined by the Headmaster. Last year’s fund supported many programs focusing on our school community’s wellness.

Wellness Task Force

Rundle Academy Redesign Capital Campaign was launched in 2018 to support the innovative facilities enhancements at our Rundle Academy campus.

Flexible Classrooms

We are excited to partner with IDEO and Future Design School, the world’s leading experts in design, and are excited to provide our Academy students and faculty with modern, dynamic, and flexible spaces in our learning community. The Rundle Endowment/Bursary Fund is a sustainable fund that provides tuition assistance for students who continue to make a significant positive impact on our Rundle culture but no longer have the financial means to afford a Rundle education. Your contribution to this fund leaves the lasting legacy of helping many more students achieve success at Rundle.

Class of 2019 Bursary Donors

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Rundle Academy Learning Environment Rundle Academy is a part of Rundle College Society and provides a premier educational experience for students in Grades 4-12 with diagnosed learning disabilities. We help students reach their potential in this academic program.

Academy

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Grade 4–12 on One Campus Rundle Academy offers Grade 4 –12 education on one campus, providing seamless grade-to-grade transitions from Rundle Academy Elementary to Rundle Academy Junior/Senior High. Students move through their learning journey in a place with which they are familiar, surrounded by teachers and peers they know — and who know them. Students forge deeper relationships by being part of a student community and do not need to learn new rules or a new school culture as they progress through each grade. In the most important ways, Rundle will always be Rundle.


School Handbook

Rundle Academy is located in the quiet residential community of Altadore. Students have access to

The Rundle College School Handbook provides complete information about academic regulations including

• a full-sized gymnasium • a performing arts space • a technology centre • numerous brand new classrooms • an innovative learning commons For parents, one campus for a child’s Grade 4 through 12 schooling means deeper relationships with teachers who truly come to know their child. Many Rundle families have students at both Rundle Academy and Rundle College and have strong connections with the entire Rundle community.

Welcome to Rundle Academy

Campus Amenities

• attendance • homework/assignment expectations • academic integrity • student evaluation and grading • exam policy • Student Code of Conduct • inclusivity • withdrawals, course changes and transfers This publication is available through Moodle, our online parent portal, found on the Rundle website at www.rundle.ab.ca/My Rundle.

School Uniform Rundle College is a “uniform school” and students wear their uniforms with pride. Each program has its own unique component to the standard uniform, from the ties to the much-anticipated black vests for our graduating class. Students are required to be in uniform each day unless specifically advised otherwise.

Athletics: Rockies Pride! A member of the Calgary Independent Schools’ Athletic Association, Rundle is renowned for the strength of its athletics program. Numerous athletic teams combine both Rundle Academy and Rundle College students to develop a strong program. Many graduating student athletes continue their athletic pursuits at post-secondary institutions across Canada.

Student Celebration At Rundle, we believe that celebrating student success and achievement is fundamental to educating well-rounded citizens of good character. Every year, the Rundle community celebrates all aspects of student achievement at the Academic and Athletic Awards Ceremonies. Numerous scholarships and bursaries are awarded to exceptional students who contribute to our school and who continue to give back to their local and global communities. Some scholarship recipients are chosen by Rundle faculty, while those that are awarded for future post-secondary study are based on student applications.

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STUDENT SERVICES The mission of Student Services at Rundle is to provide academic guidance, career and post-secondary advising, and social/emotional counselling. This mission aligns with the goal of Rundle to help students discover their potential and prepare them for an ever-changing world.

Role of Student Services Within the Student Services department at Rundle, school counsellors are available to assist with • • • • • •

Social and Emotional Counselling Academic Support Career Exploration and Post-Secondary Advising Peer Counselling High school planning Connections to external resources

Counsellors in Student Services also work closely with faculty and administration on school-related matters such as tracking student progress, monitoring academic and personal development, and crisis intervention

Career and Post-Secondary Support Student Services at Rundle provide comprehensive career and post-secondary support for students from junior high through high school. Grade 10 Career Direction and Exploration • Self assessments • Research • Review high school course plan • Connect high school plan with university requirements • International admission support • Standardized testing (SAT, ACT, UKCAT) Grade 11 Career Exploration and Post-Secondary Planning • Individualized support with admissions, transcripts, scholarships • Parent and student presentations • Connections with post-secondary representatives Grade 12 One-On-One Support with Post-Secondary Admissions • Individualized support with admissions, transcripts, scholarships, accessing accommodations • Parent and student presentations • Connections with post-secondary representatives

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CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS The purpose of our character education program at Rundle is to create a kind and caring community organized around developing positive and healthy relationships among and between students, staff, and parents. We believe that social and emotional learning is just as important as academic learning. Moreover, we strive to inspire our students to become committed to moral and ethical behaviours and give them opportunities to practice these desired behaviours.

Elementary Program

Rundle Academy’s Elementary program supports character and leadership development with our annual orientation camp, the Roots of Empathy program, Rundle Academy’s 100 Steps to the Summit, Student Ambassador Program, and Kids Helping Kids club.

Junior High Program

Rundle Academy’s Junior High program supports character and leadership development with our annual orientation camp, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Rundle Academy’s CORE Value program, 100 Steps to the Summit, Student Ambassador Program, and Kids Helping Kids club.

Senior High Program

Rundle Academy’s Senior High program supports character and leadership development with our annual orientation camp, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Rundle Academy’s Student Ambassador Program, Kids Helping Kids club, Grade 6/12 buddies, and Peer Support. Art 30 students participate in an 8-week program with Opening Minds Through Art. This intergenerational art-making program pairs our students with people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders.


RUNDLE GIVES BACK

HEAD’S LIST

All Rundle Academy students from grades 4-12 volunteer throughout the year with the residents at Wentworth Manor. This program allows students to see the long-term impact of their time and effort and permits them to form ongoing connections with the residents.

The Head’s List celebrates the success of our students and their adherence to the mission, vision, and values of Rundle College Society. Students are acknowledged for their success in the areas of co-curricular activities, character development, and academic achievement.

In addition, students participating in our Kids Helping Kids club support a number of initiatives throughout the year including the Families and Schools Together program, Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids, Hull Homes Christmas Hamper Program, and Seniors Secret Service.

The process and requirements are unique depending on the program and the student’s division; however, the universal components include an adherence to high academic standing and evidence of the pursuit of our values: togetherness, kindness, curiosity, and wellness. Students who qualify for the Head’s List are recognized at their school’s awards day and on a special display in their school. Graduating students receive a letter of recognition from Rundle College Society detailing their accomplishment of earning the distinction of being on Rundle College Society’s Head’s List.

STUDENT CELEBRATIONS At Rundle, we believe that celebrating student success and achievement is fundamental to educating well-rounded citizens of good character. Every year, the Rundle community celebrates all aspects of student achievement at the Academic and Athletic Awards Ceremonies. Numerous scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year to exceptional students who contribute to our school and who continue to give back to their local and global communities. Some scholarship recipients are chosen by Rundle faculty, while awards for future post-secondary study are based on student applications.

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Academy Elementary Courses The following pages detail courses for students in Grades 4–6.

Elementary Co-Curricular Programs Below is a sampling of the co-curricular programs offered at Rundle College Elementary this year. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students.

Arts: Art Club, LEGO Club Intellectual Pursuits: Mindfullness Club, TedX Rundle Academy, STEAM Club

Athletics: Badminton Club, Basketball Club, Intramurals (non-competitive athletics), Volleyball Club

Character: Counsellor’s Corner, Kids Helping Kids, Student Council

GRADE 4

Art Art is an important part of the culture at Rundle. Grade 4 projects are often based on activities in students’ Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science classes. Homeroom teachers collaborate with the art specialist to plan art pieces that extend students’ learning in core subjects. Students are encouraged to find the artist within while learning artistic techniques and creating imaginative pieces.

Language Arts Expanding reading comprehension and writing skills is the primary focus in Grade 4. Using Barbara Mariconda’s Empowering Writers program, the year starts with a focus on narrative writing. Basic writing skills such as spelling, conventions, and sentence structure are emphasized as students learn how to write interesting, descriptive, and captivating stories, using the writing diamond as their guide. They then learn to apply their skills to expository writing, following the expository pillar to keep their work organized, informational, and interesting. Students also learn skills and strategies to improve their understanding of both fiction and nonfiction reading. They also work on projects related to the novels and have many choices in how they would like to share their knowledge.

Field Trips Many exciting, educational, and entertaining in-class and off-campus field trips supplement the Grade 4 subject material. To begin the year, students get to know each other during the muchanticipated overnight orientation camp. Throughout the year, students participate in winter activities, join our Academic Fair, and visit the Calgary Zoo, Clay 4 Kids, and Telus Spark. The Teachers’ Pet organization comes to our campus to enhance the Science program.

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Literacy Program Elementary students focus on reading development. Our program is differentiated to support areas of development for students (e.g., phonetics, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary development).

Mathematics In grade 4, students learn about numbers from 10,000 down to one hundredth. They work to understand and identify number patterns, solve problems using whole numbers and decimals, and compare and describe fractions. There is a strong focus on basic math operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.


wheels, axles, wedges, and screws is applied to create a complicated process to complete a simple task. Other Science units are Lights and Shadows, Waste in Our World, and Plant Growth and Changes.

Also supplementing the mathematics program is the ST Math program that first teaches mathematical concepts visually, then connects the ideas to symbols and language making mathematical problem solving accessible to all students, regardless of skill level or language processing ability.

Social Studies

Music In Grade 4, students continue to work on rhythm and beat, and are introduced to metre changes within a piece. They explore intervals and melodies based on the C-major scale and learn basic chords used to accompany melodies. Musical terms are applied to concepts such as tempo, dynamics, and tone colour. Students become skilled at listening to musical selections and at identifying form. Body movements are used to represent understanding and appreciation of musical expression. Students practice their skills through singing and by playing the recorder, ukulele, non-pitched percussion instruments, and barred Orff instruments.

Physical Education

Academy Elementary

Students apply skills as they learn about measuring area, perimeter, and time. They also work to understand the characteristics of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. The fun and challenging online Mathletics program supplements concepts learned in class.

Grade 4 Social Studies takes students on a journey to learn all about Alberta. Students learn mapping skills, how to gather information from various resources, and how to understand ideas from different perspectives, all while learning about the province’s history, geography, and natural resources.

Technology Technology is intentionally integrated into daily work and across subject areas. Information, study materials, and worksheets are available through Moodle. Each student has their own iPad, which is loaded with various educational apps and tools. Students use Active Boards, whiteboards, Book Creator, iMovie, Green Screen, and various other apps to create interesting and interactive projects, and to share their learning with peers and teachers. Students also have access to a comprehensive digital library. Digital citizenship and internet safety are emphasized throughout the year as students learn to create and share work through Gmail and Google Docs.

Physical Education occurs four days a week at Rundle Academy, with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in various activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives. Grade 4 students develop skills through co-operative games, team sports, and individual activities. They gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in a variety of traditional activities including volleyball, basketball, t-ball, baseball, wrestling, badminton, fitness, rhythmic gymnastics, and kickball. Specialists are invited to Rundle to teach dance throughout the year.

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GRADE 5 Field Trips Many exciting, educational, and entertaining in-class and off-campus field trips supplement the Grade 5 subject material. To begin the year, students get to know each other during the much-anticipated overnight orientation camp. Throughout the year, students participate in winter activities, the Academic Fair, and visit the Calgary Zoo, Clay 4 Kids, and Telus Spark. The Teachers’ Pet organization comes our campus to enhance the Science program.

Art Art is an important part of the culture at Rundle. Grade 5 projects are often based on activities in students’ Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science classes. Homeroom teachers collaborate with the art specialist to plan art pieces that extend students’ learning in core subjects. Students are encouraged to find the artist within while learning artistic techniques and creating imaginative pieces.

Language Arts A wide variety of daily literacy activities are built into students’ morning routines, including reading comprehension passages, paragraph editing, and silent reading. Barbara Mariconda’s Empowering Writers program is used to focus on expository writing. Narrative writing is reviewed and practiced. Throughout the year, figurative language is taught and discussed while reading novels and writing. Poetry is read and discussed, and students present poetry to their peers. Grammar is taught throughout the year. Bi-weekly vocabulary and spelling units reinforce dictionary use and learning about synonyms and antonyms.

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Literacy Program Elementary students focus on reading development. Our program is differentiated to support areas of development for students (e.g., phonetics, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary development).

Mathematics Grade 5 students engage in activities to show and describe numbers to 1,000,000, solve problems using whole numbers and decimals, and compare and describe fractions. Measurement is explored with a focus on perimeter, area, and volume of rectangles. Students sort shapes and describe and perform reflections, rotations and translations of 2 dimensional shapes. Basic mathematics facts are emphasized, performing twodigit by two-digit multiplication, as well as long division. Students write and solve one-step equations with wholenumber solutions, and interpret and create double-bar graphs. Experimental probability or theoretical probability are used to solve problems. The fun and challenging online Mathletics program supplements concepts learned in class. Supplementing the mathematics program is the ST Math program, that first teaches mathematical concepts visually, then connects the ideas to symbols and language making mathematical problem solving accessible to all students, regardless of skill level or language processing ability.

Music In Grade 5, students expand their knowledge of rhythm and beat to include dotted notes and syncopation, and are introduced to new scales and their related minor scales. Singing in simple harmonies and with expression is a focus throughout the program, enabling students to improvise using their voices and various other instruments. More complex forms are introduced through listening exercises. Reading parts while singing and recognizing simple chord progressions is emphasized. Original descants are often added to songs students are already familiar with. Students continue practicing their skills through singing and by playing the recorder, ukulele, non-pitched percussion instruments, and barred Orff instruments.


Physical Education

Technology

Physical Education occurs four days per week at Rundle Academy, with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in various activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives.

Technology is intentionally integrated into Grade 5 study, across all subject areas. Students have their own Google Apps for Education accounts, giving access to cloud-based storage and composition tools for online collaboration. Technology features significantly in projects such as creating personal videos to explain science concepts and sharing student-created online videos.

Grade 5 students develop skills through co-operative games, team sports, and individual activities. They gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in traditional activities, including volleyball, basketball, t-ball, baseball, wrestling, badminton, fitness, rhythmic gymnastics, and kickball. Specialists are invited to Rundle to teach dance throughout the year.

Science

Each student has their own iPad, which is loaded with various educational apps and tools. Students use Active Boards, whiteboards, Book Creator, iMovie, Green Screen, and various other apps to create interesting and interactive projects, and to share their learning with peers and teachers. Students also have access to a comprehensive digital library. Digital citizenship and internet safety are emphasized throughout the year as students learn to create and share work through Gmail and Google Docs.

Grade 5 Science starts with a unit on Chemistry as they explore physical and chemical changes and the natural world. This understanding leads into the second unit where students explore the realm of electricity by building circuits with batteries, light bulbs, and wires. Students finish the unit with battery car races. Further experiments demonstrate the connection between electricity and magnetism as a simple electromagnet is built. Students continue exploring the natural world in the Weather Watch unit, where they investigate and interpret various weather phenomena. The year wraps up by splashing around in Wetland Ecosystems while learning about the diverse life in this misunderstood habitat.

Social Studies Throughout the year, students explore Canada and its regions, seeing our nation’s history through the experiences of Canada’s Aboriginal, French, British, and immigrant groups. They develop a sense of belonging and awareness of how the multiple stories of Canadians contribute to citizenship and identity. Note-taking and study skills are a focus throughout the year and students are tested at the end of each unit. Mapping skills are learned with a focus on Canada, latitude and longitude, as well as the oceans and continents of the world.

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GRADE 6 Field Trips Field trips enrich the learning experience and are an extension of Rundle’s academic and extracurricular programs. To begin the year, students get to know each other during the much-anticipated overnight orientation camp. Field trips vary from year to year, and some past trips for Grade 6 students have included visits to Weaselhead Flats, Telus Spark, the Calgary Zoo, and Youthlink.

Art Art is an important part of the culture at Rundle. Grade 6 projects are often based on activities in students’ Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science classes. Homeroom teachers collaborate with the art specialist to plan art pieces that extend students’ learning in core subjects. Students are encouraged to find the artist within while learning artistic techniques and creating imaginative pieces.

Language Arts In Grade 6, functional and narrative writing skills are developed with a focus on sentence structure, conventions, and vocabulary. A variety of texts are studied during the year including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Literacy Program Elementary students focus on reading development. Our program is differentiated to support areas of development for students (e.g. phonetics, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary development).

Mathematics Students continue to expand their understanding of place value, numbers (decimals, fractions and whole numbers), mathematical patterns, and geometrical shapes and transformations. Simple algebra (which will be further developed in Grade 7) is introduced. Problem-solving is explored in each unit, and basic operations are practiced throughout the year.

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Course Units • Big and Small Numbers • Ratios, Fractions and Percents • Multiplication and Division of Decimal Numbers • Patterns and Relations • Data Analysis and Probability • Measurement, Shapes and Transformations Supplementing the mathematics program is the ST Math program, that first teaches mathematical concepts visually, then connects the ideas to symbols and language making mathematical problem solving accessible to all students, regardless of skill level or language processing ability.

Music In Grade 6, various rhythmic styles are explored in a unit on ostinatos. New scales used in different genres and styles of music are introduced. An emphasis is on phrasing throughout a song and on more-complex chords that can be used to accompany songs. In addition to practicing note reading, students are exposed to musical symbols and words that appear on octavos and band sheet music.

Physical Education Physical Education occurs four days per week at Rundle Academy, with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in a various activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives. Grade 6 students develop skills through co-operative games, team sports, and individual activities. They gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in traditional activities including volleyball, basketball, baseball, wrestling, badminton, fitness, rhythmic gymnastics, and kickball. Specialists are invited to Rundle to teach dance throughout the year.

Science Students in Grade 6 use the scientific method to understand the world around them, and several field trips throughout the year relate to the science curriculum. Students take part in classroom experiments and discussions as well as in large individual projects.


Course Units • Trees and Forests • Solar System • Evidence and Investigation • Air and Aerodynamics • Flight

Social Studies In Grade 6, students are introduced to the principles of historical and contemporary democracy. The impact of past societies on the present form of government is explored. Geography skills are also further developed. Students are challenged to think critically and to formulate their own opinions on various issues.

Technology Technology is intentionally integrated into core subjects and across all subject areas. Students develop basic coding skills and use different programs to meet academic objectives. All students have their own iPad loaded with various educational apps and tools along with access to a class set of laptops. Students use Active Boards, whiteboards, Book Creator, iMovie, Green Screen, and various other apps to create interesting and interactive projects, and to share their learning with peers and teachers. Students also have access to a comprehensive digital library. Digital citizenship and internet safety are emphasized throughout the year as students learn to create and share work through Gmail and Google Docs.

Course Units • Democratic Values • Provincial Government • Municipal Governments • Ancient Athens • Iroquois Confederacy • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms • Citizen Involvement

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Academy Junior High Courses The following pages detail courses for students in Grades 7, 8, and 9. Required Electives • Art • English Language Arts • Computer Science/Coding • Mathematics • Drama • Physical Education • Fitness • Science • Foods • Social Studies • Information Processing • Music • Outdoor Education • Photography

CODING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE Students use Scratch to create animations, games and stories. Once they learn the basics of coding (loops, sequence, functions, conditional operators, debugging, etc…) students further strengthen their skills in projects of their own choosing. Some examples of advanced projects that include

• using Scratch to create advanced and complex works of art, animations, games and stories.

• using Javascript to create games playable through a web browser.

• using Javascript or Python to create original music using Junior High Co-Curricular Programs Below is a sampling of the co-curricular programs offered at Rundle College Junior High this year. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students. Arts: Art Club, Gardening Club, Music Club Intellectual Pursuits: Maker Club, TedX Rundle Academy, Eastern Canada Trip Athletics: badminton, basketball, co-ed soccer, cross country, fitness club, football, golf, intramurals (non-competitive athletics), rugby, track and field, volleyball, wrestling Character: Kids Helping Kids, Rundle Ambassadors, Student Council

ART The Art option will focus on exposing students to the elements and principles of art through a variety of techniques and mediums. Students will be guided through a number of projects and art experiences which link to art movements, processes, and styles. Projects may include, but are not limited to, drawing in different media, acrylic and/ or tempera painting, watercolour painting, printmaking, and 3-dimensional construction.

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EarSketch This is an opportunity for students to be creative, problem solves and to have fun all while learning a new language. No prior coding experience is necessary.

DRAMA Students learn various of drama skills throughout the term. Classes are specifically designed to teach theatre arts and how they support, reinforce, and enrich one’s life. Confident public speaking, creativity, and ensemble work are skills that help students develop self awareness and influence how one is perceived by others.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS Students develop proficiency in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. Distinct units of study introduce students to a wide variety of texts. The close reading of these texts to understand literal and figurative meaning is a focus throughout each grade level. Students have opportunities to experiment and gain confidence with different writing and oral skills. The curriculum also offers students opportunities to reflect on their learning which encourages independent and critical thinking.


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English Language Arts 8 Students are introduced to the essay form and the writing focus shifts to organizing, building, and transitioning ideas. Texts studied include poetry, short stories, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and film.

English Language Arts 9 Students work on mastering fundamental essay-writing skills in preparation for the Alberta Provincial Achievement Test as well as for senior high school. Texts studied include poetry, short stories, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and film.

Literacy Program Rundle Academy’s Junior High literacy program supports students’ reading, numeracy, and writing skills development. Each program is differentiated with targeted and individualized instruction.

FITNESS This course is designed to introduce students in grade eight and nine to the world of strength training. Resistance training benefits youths 14-16 since it improves muscular coordination, bone density, and strength. The goal of this option is to lift safely, properly and with a focus on correct technique. With a grasp of the basics, students will learn principles that will give confidence in a weight room setting. The course will be broken down into the following; • Introduction to a weight room • The what, how and when to lift • Bodyweight exercises • Speed and Power • Introduction to strength sports

FOODS In the Food Basics module, students begin orientation to the kitchen with emphasis on safety and sanitation, organization, and time management. Students prepare a variety of foods based on Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating.

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The basic elements of writing are emphasized with a focus on sentence and paragraph construction. Texts studied include poetry, short stories, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and film.

Throughout the module, life skills such as decision-making, time management, and interpreting instructions are emphasized. Teacher and self-evaluation will be based on project work, effort, and attitude.

INFORMATION PROCESSING The Info. Pro course for grade 7’s is best learned through applications, activities, and hands-on projects. Students develop and apply important knowledge, skills, and attitudes to create well designed and aesthetically effective messages through graphic design, photography, stop- motion animation, videos, and multimedia projects. The course engages students in learning opportunities where they discover their interests in practical and purposeful ways. Students will learn • that, although technology is often complex, it is simply “a way of doing things” • about the impact of technologies in their lives and workplaces • how to determine which processes, tools and techniques to use, and when to use them • how to use and apply information and communication technologies to problem solving, decision making, inquiring and researching in the context of other subject matter

MATHEMATICS Mathematics 7 Students develop a strong number sense (working comfortably and interchangeably with whole numbers, decimals, integers and percentages). They also build a strong algebraic foundation that will be augmented further in Grades 8 and 9. Course Units • Number Relationships • Fractions and Decimal Numbers • Percentages and Circle Graphs • Integers • Linear Relations and Equations • 2-Dimensional Geometry • Probability and Statistics

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Mathematics 8 In Grade 8, there is continued emphasis on number sense as students further hone their understanding of the relationship between fractions, percentages, decimals/ratios, as well as algebra (ratios, rates and proportions, linear equations and percentages). Course Units • Integers • Fractions and Rational Numbers • Exponents, Roots, Pythagorean Theorem • Ratios, Rates and Proportions • Solving Linear Equations • Linear Relations • 3D Drawings, Surface Area, Volume • Data Analysis and Probability • Transformations • Percentages

first aid, the benefits of active lifestyle choices, and alternative environment activities such as winter hiking, snow shelters, indoor wall climbing, kayak and canoeing, cycling, hiking, backpacking skills, and various outdoor living skills. Environmental, wildlife and wilderness conservation topics are discussed throughout the semester. Students should be physically able to partake in activities such as hiking, cycling and snowshoeing. Students are also responsible for acquiring personal outdoor clothing appropriate for both winter and spring weather.

PHOTOGRAPHY This option provides students the opportunity to explore introduction to photography with brand new Canon Rebels. Students focus on understanding composition, rule of thirds, perspectives, and photo editing using Adobe Lightroom.

Mathematics 9 In Grade 9, there is a strong emphasis on algebra (polynomials, linear equations, inequalities and relations). Students deepen and strengthen their algebraic skills in order to be well prepared for high school. Course Units • Rational Numbers • Powers and Exponents • Polynomials • Data Analysis • Linear Equations and Inequalities • Linear Relations • Measurement • Circle Geometry

MUSIC Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Already know how and want to work on perfecting your skills? This option will allow students to work on their individual and group performance skills. Students also use technology such as Garage Band, to arrange and compose music.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION In this introductory program, students learn basic outdoor living and self-care skills such as outdoor trip preparation, hazard awareness, emergency care skills, basic rope work,

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION Physical Education in Grades 7, 8, and 9 is integrated with health components throughout the school year. Through participation in varied activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. Students gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in various of activities including fitness testing, team handball, creative games, weight/circuit training, dance, cricket, yoga, badminton, flag football, volleyball, track and field, health education, basketball, rugby, indoor lacrosse, wrestling, outdoor education, and swimming. The values of fair play, cooperation, self-discipline, and sportsmanship are foremost. Emphasis is placed on developing the key components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, power, coordination, and agility.

SCIENCE Science 7 Science 7 focuses on the natural sciences. Throughout the year, students continue developing the fundamental skills of scientific inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking, sustainability, safety, collaboration, and respect for various perspectives.


Course Units

• Interactions and Ecosystems • Plants for Food and Fibre • Heat and Temperature • Structures and Forces • Planet Earth Science 8 Students are encouraged to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavours. They are inspired to use science and technology to acquire new knowledge and to solve problems so they may improve the quality of their own lives and the lives of others. Students become more knowledgeable about the wide spectrum of careers related to science, technology, and the environment. Course Units • Mix and Flow of Matter • Cells and Systems • Light and Optical Systems • Mechanical Systems • Fresh and Saltwater Systems

Science 9 Students are encouraged to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavours. They are inspired to use science and technology to acquire new knowledge and to solve problems so they may improve the quality of their own lives and the lives of others. Students become more knowledgeable about the wide spectrum of careers related to science, technology, and the environment. Building on previous learning, several new concepts, including genetics and the periodic table, are introduced, and the integration of mathematics is increased.

Course Units • Diverse Peoples • Toward Confederation • After Confederation

Social Studies 8 Students examine issues related to contact between societies with differing worldviews. The focus is on exploring elements of worldview and how these views are expressed by people living in different times and places. Students also reflect on their own worldviews and assess the influence the past has on the present. Current events are explored throughout the year. Course Units

• Origins of a Western Worldview: Renaissance Europe • From Isolation to Adaptation: Ancient Japan • Worldviews in Conflict: The Spanish and the Aztecs Social Studies 9 Students explore the Canadian political and justice systems, economics, environment, and decision-making. Course Units • Governance and the Justice System • Rights, Responsibilities and Immigration • Economics, Consumerism and Decision-Making

Course Units • Matter and Chemical Change • Biological Diversity • Space Exploration • Electrical Principles and Technologies • Environmental Chemistry

SOCIAL STUDIES Social Studies 7 This course is a comprehensive examination of Canadian history preceding and following Confederation. The concept of intercultural contact is introduced through an examination of migration and immigration. Social Studies 7 forms the foundation for the continued dialogue on citizenship and identity in Canada, and current events receive continual focus throughout the year.

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Academy Senior High Courses The following pages detail course offerings in grades 10, 11 and 12 Required

• Career and Life Management • English Language Arts • Mathematics • Physical Education (10) • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) • Social Studies Electives • Art • Career and Technology Studies • Design Studies • Drama • Music • Outdoor Education • Physical Education (11, 12) • Spanish • Sports Performance

Senior High Co-Curricular Programs Below is a sampling of the co-curricular programs offered at Rundle College Senior High. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students. Arts: Art Club, Music Club, Film Club Intellectual Pursuits: Maker Club, TedX Rundle Academy, International Travel Athletics: badminton, basketball, cheer team, co-ed soccer, cross country, fitness club, football, golf, intramurals (noncompetitive athletics), rugby, track and field, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, wrestling Character: Kids Helping Kids, Peer Support, Rundle Ambassadors, Student Council

Our Academic Philosophy Our students are accepted into highly competitive postsecondary programs throughout the world on the basis of their final marks in our academic program, including the diploma exam program. The academic results of Rundle College students consistently rise above the Provincial averages on subject-specific diploma exams, a direct reflection of the quality of instruction our students receive and their commitment to their studies.

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Rundle College’s decision not to offer IB or AP programs is rooted in our values and our history of success with students as we focus on the program of studies mandated by the Province of Alberta. We support and challenge students in the areas of their passions. Academically, this is done through our enriched programs, where students join like-minded individuals in their pursuit of excellence, tackling topics and activities that go beyond the confines of the curriculum. In alignment with our values, students are supported as they embrace interests beyond academics. Rundle College’s program of studies provides students with time to focus on mental and physical wellness, volunteering, athletics, co-curricular clubs, and humanitarian pursuits.

ART Students’ art is exhibited around the school, and there are opportunities for public exhibits at special events, band concerts, and the senior fine arts show.

Art 10

Art 10 // FNA1400 // 5 credits Students investigate the elements and design principles of art to acquire knowledge and skills in drawing, designing, painting, sculpturing, and demonstrating colour theories and principles. Techniques developed through practical application are used to solve abstract problems, resulting in the creation of several art projects. Prerequisite: none.

Art 20

Art 20 // FNA2400 // 5 credits The visual arts involve expressing one’s self, feelings, experiences, and ideas through images. Students use the elements and principles of design to create purposeful effects and to make new and meaningful images. In this foundation course, students develop basic art skills by creating art images through drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, and design. Students are encouraged to observe, discuss, and create images. Prerequisite: Art 10.

Art 30

Art 30 // FNA3400 // 5 credits Students create art images that communicate their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Students develop greater


CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT Career and Life Management

Career and Life Management // PED0770 // 3 credits

Career Directions Expansion

Career Directions Expansion // CTR2310 // 1 credit

Career Directions Transitions

Career Directions Transitions // CTR3310 // 1 credit Completing Career and Life Management comprises three components, totals five credits, and is required for high school graduation in the Province of Alberta. At Rundle College, all grade10 students are required to take Career and Life Management, Career Directions Expansion, and Career Directions Transitions. Career and Life Management equips students to make sound personal and professional decisions and also develops their ability to apply effective thinking and communication skills. Students develop a positive selfconcept and an understanding of personal interests, values, aptitudes, and abilities. Independent personal management is promoted, and students develop the ability to make choices and accept challenges that consider significant others, values, responsibilities, and resources. They gain an awareness of health as a resource for everyday living, and learn health maintenance’s connection with personal well-being, realizing goals, satisfying needs, and coping with change. The career-focused aspects of the course develop knowledge about career options and enable students to determine personal career strategies. Students gain an awareness of the relationships between personal economics, lifestyle, and occupational planning. Please note: Because this program encourages students to focus on how they see themselves, how they cope with life’s challenges, and how they relate to others, areas which may be considered sensitive or controversial may well arise. Rundle strives to deal with these issues appropriately. Students are encouraged to discuss sensitive issues with their parents or guardians.

Course Themes

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knowledge and skills in drawing, design, painting, 3-dimensional sculpture, composition, printmaking, and commercial art. Art 30 students also develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of art history. This course sets the foundation for building an art portfolio. Prerequisite: Art 20.

• Careers and the World of Work • Human Sexuality • Independent Living • Relationships • Self-Management • Well-Being

DESIGN STUDIES Design Studies // OTH1999 // 3 credits

Design Studies - Students will learn how to use digital technology and manual tools to design, manipulate and fabricate useful, everyday objects. Past projects have included, 3D printed LED flashlights, Custom made pencil cases and bicycle single speed modifications. Skills explored in the course may include, but are not limited to, CAD (Computer-Aided Design), technical drafting (2D & 3D), design concepts, electric circuit design, simple machines, woodworking, sewing and 3D printing.

DRAMA Drama fosters students’ positive self-concept as they explore life through assuming roles and acquiring dramatic skills. This imaginative exploration involves setting up, “acting out” , and communicating within a dramatic situation. Students then reflect on the consequences. This reflection provides the platform for self-development. Students have opportunities to perform at the Remembrance Day ceremony, the Christmas Gala, and the Spring Production.

Drama 10

Drama 10 // FNA1410 // 5 credits Drama at the senior high level emphasizes the development of the individual as a creator, performer, historian, critic, and patron through dramatic forms of expression learned in junior high. Drama at the senior level is a combined course with 10-, 20-, and 30-level students in one class. Prerequisite: none. Course Units • Acting and Improvisation • Film Study • Movement and Speech • Orientation • Technical Theatre and Design

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Drama 20

English Language Arts 10-2

Drama 20 // FNA2410 // 5 credits

English Language Arts 10-2 // ELA1104 // 5 credits

Drama 20 continues students’ development as a creator, performer, historian, critic, and patron through dramatic forms of expression learned in junior high and in Drama 10. Drama at the senior level is a combined course with 10-, 20and 30-level students in one class. Prerequisite: Drama 10.

English Language Arts 10-2 continues to immerse students in the study of language and literature undertaken in previous grades. This course fosters students’ fundamental reading, writing, and language skills, guiding them to explore the importance of literature as well as a variety of literary contexts. Specifically, this course is geared towards students with practical and personal interest in English literature. Overall, the course challenges students to use language clearly, correctly, and efficiently in functional, persuasive, and personal situations.

Course Units • Acting and Improvisation • Film Study • Movement and Speech • Orientation • Technical Theatre and Design

Drama 30

Drama 30 // FNA3410 // 5 credits Drama 30 extends students’ development as a creator, performer, historian, critic, and patron through dramatic forms of expression learned in junior high and subsequently in Drama 10 and Drama 20. Drama at the senior level is a combined course with 10-, 20- and 30-level students in one class. Prerequisite: Drama 20. Course Units • Acting and Improvisation • Film Study • Movement and Speech • Orientation • Technical Theatre and Design

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS English Language Arts 10-1

English Language Arts 10-1 // ELA1105 // 5 credits Integrating the study of literature and language, this course emphasizes skill development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing. Students are provided with a wide variety of challenging texts: poetry, short stories, novels, Shakespearean drama, modern drama, films, and nonfiction. Knowledge of texts is applied to writing personal responses and critical essays, where students are encouraged to think critically and creatively. Achieving the expectations of reading and writing at the senior high level is the focus, but the guiding principles are to provide a broader perspective of humanity and to inspire students to become open-minded, lifelong learners. Prerequisite: English Language Arts 9.

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English Language Arts 20-1

English Language Arts 20-1 // ELA2105 // 5 credits Building on the foundation of English Language Arts 10-1, this course continues to integrate the study of literature and language, emphasizing skill development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing. Students are provided with a wide variety of challenging texts: poetry, short stories, novels, Shakespearean drama, modern drama, films, and nonfiction. Knowledge of texts is applied to writing personal responses and critical essays, where students are encouraged to think critically and creatively. Preparation for Grade 12 and, ultimately, post-secondary education is the focus, but the guiding principle is to provide a broader perspective of humanity and to inspire students to become open-minded, lifelong learners. Prerequisite: English Language 10-1

English Language Arts 20-2

English Language Arts 20-2 // ELA2104 // 5 credits This rigorous course helps students build skills for practical application of English Language Arts in their personal or working life. Emphasis is on effective spoken and written communication, peer-to-peer communication, and critical thinking as applied to literature and the world around them. The course has been embedded with opportunities to learn and build skills in a way best suited to individual learners.

English Language Arts 30-1

English Language Arts 30-1 // ELA3105 // 5 credits English Language Arts 30-1 continues students’ skill development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing. It integrates the study of literature and language, providing students with a wide variety of challenging texts: poetry, short stories, novels, Shakespearean drama, modern drama, films, and nonfiction. Knowledge of texts is then applied to writing personal responses and critical essays, where students are encouraged to think critically and creatively.


Preparation for the Diploma Examination and for postsecondary education is the focus in this culminating course, but the guiding principles are to provide a broader perspective of humanity and to inspire students to become open-minded, lifelong learners. Prerequisite: English Language Arts 20-1.

English Language Arts 30-2

English Language Arts 30-2 // ELA3104 // 5 credits This course is an acceptable entrance subject for many college and technical programs. It includes reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing, but emphasizes practical skills for daily communication. Course content includes a modern or Shakespearean play, a novel, or book-length nonfiction, short stories, a feature film study, and informative nonfiction.

Mathematics 20-1

Mathematics 20-1 // MAT27921 // 5 credits Mathematics 20-1 is for students who plan to enter postsecondary programs, such as engineering, mathematics, sciences, and some business studies that require advanced mathematics skills. It provides the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills needed for Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31.Prerequisite: Mathematics 10C (65%+ recommended). Course Units • Sequences and Series • Trigonometry • Radical Expressions and Equations • Rational Expressions and Equations • Quadratic Functions and Equations • Analysis of Functions, Equations and Inequalities

Writing Enrichment

Mathematics 20-2

The Writing Enrichment course supports students in the development of their writing skills. Designed to align with both the English Language Arts and Social Studies curricula, Writing Enrichment develops students’ critical thinking skills as well as their ability to communicate clearly through the written word.

Mathematics 20-2 builds on key concepts from Mathematics 10C. Learning through problem solving is the key focus. Students develop and refine their own mathematical methods and use vocabulary to explain how they solve problems.

Writing Enrichment // OTH1999 // 3 credits

MATHEMATICS Mathematics 10 Prep

Mathematics 10 Prep // OTH1999 // 3 credits This course bridges Math 9 and Math 10C. It allows students the opportunity to review and refine the math concepts required to be successful at the 10C level.

Mathematics 10C

Mathematics 10C // MAT1791 // 5 credits Students gain the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills needed for success in Mathematics 20-1. This is also an introductory course to pre-calculus mathematics. Course Units • Polynomials and Factoring • Real Numbers, Exponents, and Radicals • Coordinating Geometry and Linear Equations • Systems of Linear Equations • Relations and Functions • Measurement and Trigonometry

Mathematics 20-2 // MAT2792 // 5 credits

Course Units:

• Measurement • Geometry • Numbers and Logic • Relations and Functions • Statistics • Research Project Students continue acquiring the mathematical processes of communication, making connections, mental mathematics, problem solving, visualization, and using technology as a tool. Mathematics 20-2 is designed for students wishing to pursue a career that does not require Calculus.

Mathematics 30-1

Mathematics 30-1 // MAT3791 // 5 credits Mathematics 30-1 is for students planning to apply for post-secondary programs requiring calculus and advanced mathematics skills, such as engineering, mathematics, sciences, and some business studies. Students transfer knowledge and make connections among various topics.

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The focus is on demonstrating advanced algebra skills, mathematical literacy, comprehension, and reasoning. Mathematics 30-1 may be required for post-secondary calculus courses. Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-1. Course Units • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions • Permutations and Combinations • Relations and Functions • Trigonometric Functions • Trigonometric Equations

Mathematics 30-2

Mathematics 30-2 // MAT3792 // 5 credits The Mathematics 30–2 course emphasizes the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills for daily life, direct entry into the workforce, and post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. In Mathematics 30–2, algebraic, numerical, and graphical methods are used to solve problems. Technology, such as graphing calculators, enable students to explore and create patterns, examine relationships, test conjectures, model, and solve problems. Students are expected to communicate solutions clearly and effectively when solving both routine and nonroutine problems. Students are also expected to apply mathematical concepts and procedures to meaningful life problems. It is important to realize that it is acceptable for students to solve problems in different ways and that solutions may vary depending upon how the problem is understood. Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-2. Course Units • Logical Reasoning and Set Theory • Probability • Permutations and Combinations • Relations and Functions : Rational Equations • Relations and Functions : Logarithmic Functions • Relations and Functions : Exponential Functions • Relations and Functions : Polynomial Functions • Relations and Functions : Sinusoidal Functions • Math Research Project

Mathematics 31

Mathematics 31 // MAT3211 // 5 credits Mathematics 31 emphasizes the theoretical and practical development of topics in the algebra of functions, trigonometry, differential calculus, and integral calculus. It bridges the gap between the course-numbered streams of the Mathematics 10-1, 20-1, and 30-1 level courses and the Calculus courses offered by post-secondary institutions. Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-1.

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Course Units • Limits and Rates of Change • Derivatives • Applications of Derivatives • Extreme Values and Curve Sketching • Trigonometric, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions • Differential Equations and Area • Integrals

MUSIC

General Music 10/20/30

General Music 10 // FNA1424 // 3/5 credits General Music 20 // FNA2424 // 3/5 credits General Music 30 // FNA3424 // 3/5 credits Various musical topics will be covered throughout the course such as playing instruments, performing, writing songs, and using GarageBand. There will be two performance opportunities; performance songs are chosen based on student interest.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Physical Education 10

Physical Education 10 // PED1445 // 5 credits Physical Education at Rundle College enables students to enhance their quality of life through active living, exposure to a wide variety and choice of activities, and developing skills and positive attitudes in both individual and team pursuits. Activities include flag football, hiking, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, wrestling, dance, yoga, track and field, rugby, soccer, team handball, fencing, badminton, kickball, and low-organized games. In addition to these activities, students earn their certification in CPR. Emphasis is placed on developing key components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, power, coordination, and agility. Prerequisite: none.

Physical Education 20

Physical Education 20 // PED2445 // 5 credits Building on the foundation of Physical Education 10, the course enables students to enhance their quality of life through active living, exposure to a wide variety and choice of activities, and developing skills and positive attitudes that promote engagement in lifelong recreational pursuits. Activities include fitness, handball, bowling, tae kwon do, racquetball, squash, aquatics, tennis, golf, ice hockey, kayaking, batting cages,


ultimate Frisbee, yoga, badminton, curling, low-organized games, and a variety of team and individual activities. Emphasis is placed on developing key components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, power, coordination, and agility. Prerequisite: Physical Education 10.

Physical Education 30

Physical Education 30 // PED3445 // 5 credits Physical Education 30 further enables students to enhance their quality of life through active living, exposure to a wide variety and choice of activities, and developing skills and positive attitudes that promote engagement in lifelong recreational pursuits. Activities include fitness, handball, bowling, fencing, racquetball, squash, diving, tennis, golf, speed skating, sailing, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, yoga, badminton, billiards, curling, low-organized games, and a variety of team and individual activities. Emphasis is placed on developing key components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and strength, flexibility, power, coordination, and agility. Prerequisite: Physical Education 20.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine // see modules for course numbers // 5 x 1 credit Sports Medicine is offered to Grade 12 students and consists of five modules focusing on the fundamentals of health services and what this means to “client” and athlete care. Students learn how body systems operate and how to properly care for each system during recreational and sportrelated activities, including focusing on the technical side of injury management. This consists of acquiring skills such as taping, wrapping, assessing potential injuries, exploring the role of the athletic therapist, and how to treat injuries and rehabilitation procedures. Students gain practicum hours with school sports teams. Course Units • Caring for Body​Systems (CCS1030) • Health Services Fundamentals (HSS1010) • Injury Management (REC1020) • Musculoskeletal System (HCS1050) • Technical Foundations of Injury Management (REC1030)

SCIENCE

(Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science)

Science 10

This introductory science course is the basis for all other science courses at Rundle. Students continue to expand their knowledge of science and its relationship to technology and society. They further develop the broad-based skills needed to identify and analyze problems, to explore and test solutions, and to seek, interpret, and evaluate information. Prerequisite: Science 9. Course Units

• Energy and Matter in Chemical Change • Energy Flow in Technological Systems • Cycling of Matting in Living Systems • Energy Flow in Global Systems

Biology 20

Biology 20 // SCN2231 // 5 credits The world around us is explored from the perspective of ecosystem interactions, such as photosynthesis that converts light energy into chemical energy like glucose, and cellular respiration that takes glucose and turns it into the energy that drives the human systems in the form of ATP. This energy runs human systems like muscles and respiration. Students expand their knowledge of science and its relationship to technology and society. They develop the broad-based skills needed to identify and analyze problems, explore and test solutions, and seek, interpret, and evaluate information. Prerequisite: Science 10. Course Units • Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere • Population Change and Evolution • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration • Human Systems 1 • Human Systems 2

Biology 30

Biology 30 // SCN3230 // 5 credits Students study aspects of the living world from the molecular level to complex ecosystems. They continue to develop their skills in scientific inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking, sustainability, safety, collaboration, and respect for various perspectives. Prerequisite: Biology 20 (or equivalent). Course Units • Nervous and Endocrine Systems • Reproduction and Development • Cell Division, Genetics, and Molecular Biology • Population and Community Dynamics

Science 10 // SCN1270 // 5 credits

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Chemistry 20

Chemistry 20 // SCN2796 // 5 credits This course ties many scientific disciplines together by describing events at a molecular level. Students work through structured laboratory activities and reports, experimental design projects, and solving mathematical problems related to predicting yields. Prerequisite: Science 10.

post-secondary level. It helps to explain much about the world in which we live. Prerequisite: Physics 20. Recommended grade of grade of 75%+ in Physics 20 and Math 20-1. Course Units • Momentum and Impulse • Forces and Fields • Electromagnetic Radiation • Nuclear Physics

Course Units • Diversity of Matter and Chemical Bonding • Forms of Matter: Gases • Matter as Solutions, Acids and Bases • Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Changes

SOCIAL STUDIES

Chemistry 30

Globalization has significantly influenced the modern world. Students examine the origins of globalization and its impact on lands, cultures, human rights, and quality of life. They identify multiple perspectives on globalization and re-examine their roles as responsible and active citizens. Prerequisite: Social Studies 9.

Chemistry 30 // SCN3796 // 5 credits Chemistry 30 deals with energy change and systems as well as organic chemistry. Students continue improving their inquiry skills by designing labs and solving mathematical problems related to predicting yields and the extent of equilibria. Students also develop awareness of social, environmental, economic, and legal issues related to chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 20. Course Units • Organic Chemistry • Thermochemistry • Oxidation and Reduction (Redox) • Equilibrium/Acids and Bases

Physics 20

Physics 20 // SCN2797 // 5 credits Energy is the theme common to all units in Physics 20 with change, diversity, equilibrium, matter, and systems also playing a role. Energy in its many forms causes change and determines the kind of change matter and systems undergo. The major concepts enable connections to be drawn among the four course units. Prerequisite: Science 10. Recommended grade of 75%+ in Math 10C. Course Units • Kinematics • Dynamics • Circular Motion and Gravitation • Mechanical Waves

Physics 30

Physics 30 // SCN3797 // 5 credits Physics 30 is a university preparatory course for students planning to pursue further physics courses at the

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Social Studies 10-1

Social Studies 10-1 // SST1771 // 5 credits

Concepts/Events Studied • Historical Globalization Case Studies (slavery, Scramble for Africa, the Industrial Revolution) • Modern Responses to the Legacies of Globalization • Globalization and Economic Development (capitalism, free trade, trade agreements) • Human Rights, Democracy, and Globalization • Impact of Media and Technology • First Nations • Globalization as it Relates to Current Events

Social Studies 10-2

Social Studies 10-2 // SST1772 // 5 credits Students explore historical aspects of globalization as well as the effects of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights, and quality of life. Students also explore the relationships created by globalization, citizenship, and identity. The infusion of multiple perspectives allows students to examine the effects of globalization on people, particularly on Canadians. Students develop skills to respond to issues emerging in an increasingly globalized world.

Social Studies 20-1

Social Studies 20-1 // SST2771 // 5 credits Nationalism has significantly shaped the modern world. Students examine the principles of nationalism and its subsequent effects on individuals, cultures, human rights, and international relations. They identify multiple perspectives regarding nationalism and re-examine their roles and responsibilities as active citizens. Prerequisite: Social Studies 10-1.


Concepts/Events Studied

• Types of Nations and their Impact on Identity • Historical and Contemporary Revolutions Including the French Revolution

• First and Second World Wars • Genocides Throughout History • Ultranationalism • Internationalism and International Organizations • Nationalism as it Relates to Current Events

Social Studies 20-2

Social Studies 20-2 // SST2772 // 5 credits Students examine historical and contemporary understandings of nationalism in Canada and the world. They explore the origins of nationalism as well as the impacts of nationalism on individuals and communities in Canada and other locations. Examples of nationalism, ultranationalism, supranationalism, and internationalism are examined from multiple perspectives. Students develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism.

Social Studies 30-1

Social Studies 30-1 // SST3771 // 5 credits Students explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems, as well as various past and current events, enable students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Understanding the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship encourages students to respond to emerging global issues. Prerequisite: Social Studies 20-1. Concepts/Events Studied • Current Events • Democratic and Non-Democratic Systems • First Nations • Private and Public Enterprise Economic Systems • Terrorism • The Cold War

Social Studies 30-2

Social Studies 30-2 // SST3772 // 5 credits Students examine the origins, values, and components of competing ideologies. They explore multiple perspectives regarding relationships among individualism, liberalism, common good, and collectivism. An examination of various political and economic systems allows students to determine the viability of the values of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship encourages students to respond to emergent global issues.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Sports Performance // OTH1999 // 3 credits The focus on this course is an in-depth understanding of factors related to sports performance and fitness. Through a combination of theory and practical exposure to areas of weight-training, sprint-training, and alternative activities, students learn about and experience physiological development related to sport.

SPANISH Spanish Language and Culture 10-3Y Spanish Language and Culture 10-3Y // SPN1345 // 5 credits

Students with little or no Spanish language background develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. A balanced foundation in language learning skills, as well as an appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures, develop while students learn to converse comfortably in Spanish. Prerequisite: none.

Spanish Language and Culture 20-3Y Spanish Language and Culture 20-3Y // SPN2345 // 5 credits

Previous language skills are reinforced and built upon enabling students to develop more sophisticated skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing in Spanish. Through studying elements of grammar, vocabulary and verbs, students’ Spanish skills are used in increasingly authentic environments. Students also explore Spanish-speaking cultures of the world. Prerequisite: Spanish 10-3Y.

Spanish Language and Culture 30-3Y Spanish Language and Culture 30-3Y // SPN3345 // 5 credits

This is the final chapter in the three-year Spanish Language and Culture route. Course content strengthens students’ ability to converse, comprehend, read, and write in Spanish, as well as to express more sophisticated ideas and arguments. High levels of grammar, vocabulary, and verbs are studied. Upon completion, students have an increased level of proficiency in Spanish and can use advanced grammatical structures, bind novel expressions, and communicate at a higher level. Prerequisite: Spanish 20-3Y.

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Sample Senior High Timetable Sample Timetable for Students with a Science Focus Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

ELA 10-1

Social 10-1

ELA 20-1

Social 20-1

ELA 30-1

Social 30-1

Science 10

Math 10C

Elective Course

Biology 30

Physics 20

Physics 30

Spanish 10

Biology 20

Spanish 20

Spanish 30

Math 30-1

Math 31

Math 20-1

Phys Ed 20

Elective Course

Phys Ed 30

Phys Ed 10/CALM 20

Sample Timetable for Students with a Fine Arts Focus Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

ELA 10-1

Social 10-1

ELA 20-1

Social 20-1

ELA 30-1

Social 30-1

Science 10

Math 10C

Chemistry 20

Math 20-1

Math 30-1

Chemistry 30

Elective Course

Drama 10

Drama 20

Writing Enrichment

Drama 30

Study Period

Drama 10

Elective Course

Elective Course

Elective Course

Phys Ed 10/CALM 20

Mandatory Courses:

Additional Core Courses:

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Career and Life Management English Language Arts 10-1/10-2 English Language Arts 20-1/20-2 English Language Arts 30-1/30-2 Mathematics 10C/20-1/20-2 Physical Education 10 Science 10 Social Studies 10-1/10-2 Social Studies 20-1/20-2 Social Studies 30-1/30-2

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Biology 20/30 Chemistry 20/30 Mathematics 30-1 Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Physics 20/30

Elective Courses: • Art 10/20/30 • • • • • • •

Career and Technology Studies Design Studies Drama 10/20/30 Music 10/20/30 Physical Education 20/30 Recreational Leadership Spanish Language 10/20/30 (3-year program) • Sports Performance (Grade 11 and 12) • Writing Enrichment


Timetable Worksheet Sample Timetable for: _________________________________________________ Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

ELA 10-1*

Social 10-1*

ELA 20-1*

Social 20-1*

ELA 30-1*

Social 30-1*

Science 10*

Math 10C*

Math 20-1*

Math 30-1

Phys Ed 10 (M, W, F) CALM 20 (T, R) *mandatory courses

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Academy Admissions

Academy Admissions Requirements and Procedures R+ Students

Step 3 - Interview and Student Tour

Rundle Academy welcomes applicants who demonstrate • an applicable learning code (diagnosed ADHD and/or learning disability) • exceptional leadership qualities and diverse interests • a keen interest in academics and Rundle Academy • co-curricular participation • a desire to volunteer and accept new challenges • an intent to pursue post-secondary education

Selected candidates are invited to attend a family interview and student tour.

Registration and Enrollment Applications to Rundle Academy are accepted on an ongoing basis; however, it is strongly suggested that tours and applications be completed by November 15th as spaces are limited in some grades. Rundle Academy typically receives more applications than placements allow.

Application Process Step 1 - Attend a Parent Tour Begin by booking a tour through our website. Go to http://rundle.ab.ca/schools/academy/admissions and click on the link.

Step 2 - Application* In order for an application to be deemed complete and to be considered further, it must include • a completed online application form • a copy of the student’s psychoeducational evaluation and IPP • a copy of the student’s birth certificate or Canadian visa/landed immigrant form • a recent photograph of the student • the last two years of the student’s final report cards • the most recent Provincial Achievement Test results, where applicable • a $100 non-refundable application fee * Applications open each September for consideration for the following academic year.

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Step 4 - Offer Rundle Academy advises families as soon as this process is complete and a decision has been made. Offers of acceptance come from the Admissions Office.

Deadlines We recommend that applications are submitted by the deadlines indicated below due to our limited openings and the number of candidates. November 1: Siblings, Alumni Children November 15: Early Decisions After November 15: Remaining Decisions After November 15, we continue accepting applications for all grades. Applicants are contacted if there are any openings available.

Transfer Credit Credits earned at schools outside Alberta are reviewed by Rundle College using Alberta Education guidelines to assess whether they qualify for transfer to a corresponding Rundle course. For additional information, please contact academyadmissions@rundle.ab.ca | 403-250-2965.


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Rundle College Primary Learning Environment K–12 on One Campus Rundle College offers K–12 education on one campus, allowing seamless grade-to-grade transitions from Rundle College Primary/Elementary to Rundle College Junior/Senior High. Students move through their learning journey in a place with which they are familiar, surrounded by teachers and peers they know — and who know them. Students forge deeper relationships by being part of a student community and do not need to learn new rules or a new school culture as they progress through each grade. In the most important ways, Rundle will always be Rundle.

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Campus Amenities The Rundle College Primary/Elementary program (Kindergarten - Grade 6) is located in the W.J. Collett School. Built in 2016, the W.J. Collett School is a modern facility with a striking balance between long corridors, breakout and community spaces, skylights, and angles. With exceptional mountain and meadow views, the architecture of the W.J. Collett School has been featured in AWARD Magazine and considered for numerous industry awards.


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multiple gymnasia a performing arts space a technology centre an artificial turf playing field

School Uniform Rundle College is a “uniform school” and students wear their uniforms with pride. Each program has its own unique component to the standard uniform, from the ties to the much-anticipated black vests for our graduating class. Students are required to be in uniform each day unless specifically advised otherwise.

Athletics: Junior Cobra Pride! The success of our Rundle athletics comes from within — from within our athletes, our coaches, our alumni, and our community. The Rundle College Junior Cobras Sport Development Program was introduced in the Spring of 2016 to foster a love of sport and nurture the athletic talents of Rundle’s youngest athletes. Through this grassroots initiative, the Rundle College community comes together to positively influence our future stars and build an exceptional athletic program.

STUDENT SERVICES The mission of Student Services at Rundle is to provide academic guidance, career and post-secondary advising, and social/emotional counselling. This mission aligns with the goal of Rundle to help students discover their potential and to prepare them for an ever-changing world.

Role of Student Services Primary/Elementary A counsellor is available to Primary/Elementary students on a referral basis. The counselling team provides crisis intervention services, if required.

Role of Student Services Junior/Senior High

Welcome to Rundle College

Rundle College students have access to

Within the Student Services department, counsellors share a number of roles, yet have specialties within the department. School counsellors are available to assist with • Social and Emotional Counselling • Academic Support • Career and Post-Secondary Support Counsellors provide short-term counselling support for students in a number of different areas including, but not limited to, conflict resolution, depression, self-harm, and grief and loss. The team works closely with administration on schoolrelated matters such as tracking student progress, monitoring academic and personal development, and crisis intervention. Academic support is offered to students in groups and individual sessions, as per directed by the department. There is also significant support offered to teachers to aid students’ academic development in the classroom. In addition, the department provides comprehensive career and post-secondary support for students from junior high through high school: Grade 9 High School Planning • Goal setting and learning styles assessment • High school course plan Grade 10 Career Direction and Exploration • Self assessments • Post-secondary and career explorations • Review high school course plan Grade 11 Career Exploration and Post-Secondary Planning • Strong Interest Inventory • Post-secondary research • Connect high school plan with university requirements • Canadian and international admission support Grade 12 One-On-One Support with Post-Secondary Admissions • Individualized support with admissions, transcripts, and scholarships • Parent and student presentations • Connections with post-secondary representatives

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CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS The purpose of Rundle’s character education program is to create a kind and caring community organized around developing positive and healthy relationships among and between students, staff, and parents. We believe that social and emotional learning is just as important as academic learning. Moreover, we strive to inspire our students to become committed to moral and ethical behaviours and give them opportunities to practice these desired behaviours.

Primary/ Elementary At the Primary/Elementary level, our character education program is called Mountains of Character. We have taken our Rundle Society values of Together: Be Kind, Be Curious, Be Well and incorporated other character traits that we feel are important to develop at the primary/elementary level. The six Mountains of Character traits are curiosity, perseverance, gratitude, wellness, kindness, and integrity. Primary Program: This character program is highlighted in various ways. The teachers are encouraged to share stories and picture books on the relevant character word. At monthly school assemblies, the character trait for that particular month is highlighted with a video, song, or other visual presentation. There is a Buddy Program where older and younger students get together to work on various activities. Teachers are encouraged to hold class meetings to build community, teach conflict resolution, and problem solve. The school also reaches out to the community in such ways as donations for UNICEF and Adopt a Family. The primary division also has a Wall of Fame where every student’s character strengths are highlighted with a photo of students, and a description of their strengths. Elementary Program: In our Elementary Program we recognize students who have demonstrated the Mountains of Character traits in their daily lives. Also, each term, students are given a challenge that they can work on at home. For example in term one the students are given a STEAM challenge which coincides with our curiosity trait. Each day, our principal reads a quote on the announcements that relates to the current focus character trait. Students displaying considerable character receive certificates at monthly assemblies. Finally, when we do elementary-wide group activities, students are given challenges that are based around our character program.

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Junior/Senior High At the Junior/Senior High level, there are many opportunities for students to further develop their character and leadership skills. Junior High Program: STARters (Succeed Together at Rundle) is a group of 24 multi-grade students who take on a leadership role in our school’s STAR character program. They organize and lead challenges, activities, and messages that inspire our students to further develop their own character strengths. STARter commitments include participating in monthly community volunteer experiences outside of school time. The L.E.A.D.E.R.S Council (Leadership, Experience, Activities and Development for Every Rundle Student) is a student council program providing leadership experience, activities, and development opportunities for every Rundle College student. The goal of the program is to add value to the students’ academic endeavors by providing a variety of social, school spirit, and philanthropic experiences that challenge them to be well-rounded students and positive citizens within their school community. WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) is a leadership opportunity for grade 9 students at Rundle College. Students apply to be a member of the group and work on several initiatives throughout the year. WEB Ambassador are responsible for welcoming and touring guests around the campus as well as helping incoming grade 7 students feel comfortable with their transition into junior high school. Senior High Program: Rundle College Prefects are ambassadors of Rundle College. They are elected Grade 10, 11 and 12 students who aim to create a positive, inclusive, and inspired school community by working closely and directly with the administration, faculty, and students of Rundle College. Prefects assist in the organization of school events and the fostering of school spirit. CAUSE, our service learning group, exposes members to a range of service learning experiences so they may better understand the needs of the community, learn what they are passionate about, and develop skills to contribute to both their local and global communities.


Peer Support is a group of students committed to fostering Rundle College’s just and caring culture. An extension of Peer Support is our Peer Tutoring program for our Junior High students. Senior High students are paired with students to assist with academics, study skills, and test taking strategies.

STUDENT CELEBRATIONS

The Duke of Edinburgh Award challenges students to discover hidden talents, develop untapped leadership potential, make a difference in the community, and explore the wonders of the great outdoors. Our Duke of Ed Club facilitates the students’ personal journey to achieve this award.

At Rundle, we believe that celebrating student success and achievement is fundamental to educating wellrounded citizens of good character. Every year, the Rundle community celebrates all aspects of student achievement at the Academic and Athletic Awards Ceremonies. Numerous scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year to exceptional students who contribute to our school and who continue to give back to their local and global communities. Some scholarship recipients are chosen by Rundle faculty, while awards for future post-secondary study are based on student applications.

RUNDLE GIVES BACK Our entire Rundle community is involved in volunteerism and has given back 1000s of hours of service within Calgary and around the world. Rundle College Primary partners with many local organizations to provide volunteer support:

• We Care Club - Wentworth Manor • Adopt-a-Family at Christmas • Sandwich making for the Drop-In Centre • Food drive for the veterans around Remembrance Day

HEAD’S LIST The Head’s List celebrates the success of our students and their adherence to the mission, vision, and values of Rundle College Society. Students are acknowledged for their success in the areas of co-curricular activities, , character development, and academic achievement. The process and requirements are unique depending on the program and the student’s division; however, the universal components include an adherence to high academic standing and evidence of the pursuit of our values: togetherness, kindness, curiosity, and wellness. Students who qualify for the Head’s List are recognized at their school’s awards day and on a special display in their school. Graduating students receive a letter of recognition from Rundle College Society detailing their accomplishment of earning the distinction of being on Rundle College Society’s Head’s List.

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College Primary Courses The following pages detail courses for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Art

Arts: Choir, Ukulele Club, Performance Clubs,

Freely exploring art materials as well as creating some more structured projects provides children with a creative outlet for self-expression while also exposing them to tried-andtested techniques. Kindergarten art places a strong emphasis on building fine motor skills. Art projects are often linked to classroom activities and themes, and art is often integrated with music or French for special cross-disciplinary lessons. A spring art exhibition showcases all Rundle Primary students’ work each year, centred on a theme relevant to the school or the community.

Bird Club, Beautiful Oops Club, Craft Club, Drama Club

French

Primary Co-Curricular Programs Below is a sampling of the co-curricular programs offered at Rundle College Primary. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students.

Intellectual Pursuits: LEGO® Club, Dinosaur Club, STEAM Club, Global Explorers Club, Junior First LEGO® League, Environment Club

Athletics: Junior Cobras (volleyball, basketball, wrestling, rugby), Intramurals (non-competitive athletics)

Character: Kids 4 Kids, We Care, Reading Buddies, in-house leadership experiences

KINDERGARTEN Field Trips Children participate in multiple field trips. Visiting places such as the Bow Habitat Station and the Leighton Art Centre enhance units of study and provide opportunities to explore the community beyond the classroom. Rundle College’s full-day Kindergarten program offers three Kindergarten classes, each with a maximum of 15 students. The program adheres to Alberta curriculum standards and also embraces the value of differentiated and enriched learning for all students. An energetic and dedicated team of educators provides a dynamic and challenging program fostering the intellectual, social, and personal development of all young students.

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In Kindergarten, children acquire the foundations of the language, via thematic units that are reviewed and expanded in subsequent years. AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) method is a gesture-based approach that looks in depth at one particular story. It is used because teaching through story appeals to younger children and encourages students to make connections with the language.

Health Kindergarten students learn about what makes a person sick and what keeps their bodies safe, healthy, and happy. Hand washing, teeth brushing, nutrition, and learning to deal with emotions are covered. To further enhance the learning experience, a “Healthy Me” in-school field trip is provided by an organization called Teacher’s Pet.

Language Arts Introducing the phonetic alphabet through an individualized phonics program fosters a love of reading. Children learn to read books by reading the pictures, retelling a story, or actually reading the words, and our students are exposed to a wide variety of wonderful books. Following the Daily 5 program, a framework for structuring literacy time to develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently, students choose from options including Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing and Word Work. The program inspires productive, highly engaged students who are developing a true love of literacy.


Mathematics

Music The foundation for understanding and experiencing the fundamentals of music — rhythm, melody, harmony, expression, and movement — is set in Kindergarten. Students spend considerable time discovering their singing voices, dancing, and playing musical games. The primary goal is to get students comfortable singing and performing with their peers. Instrument use includes small percussion instruments and djembes (drums).

Physical Education Physical Education occurs every day at Rundle with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in various activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives. Kindergarten Physical Education focuses on developing locomotor skills, non-locomotor skills, and basic manipulative skills. The emphasis is on team building, sportsmanship, co-operation, self-discipline, and fair play. These attributes are taught through chasing-and-fleeing games, invasion games, co-operation games, striking games, outdoor pursuits, and individual activities. Yoga is taught to each class once a week for 40 minutes.

Science Kindergarten students naturally wonder about the science around them, and teachers demonstrate energy science activities to encourage scientific inquiry and direct learning. Students pose questions, work to find the answers, and are introduced to the scientific method

College Primary

Children are naturally attracted to the science of numbers and patterns. Kindergarten mathematics progresses in difficulty, introducing children, as they are ready, to different mathematical concepts using a variety of manipulatives. Daily 5 Math structures time so students develop deep conceptual understanding and mathematical proficiency through five different choices: Math with Teacher, Math by Myself, Math with Someone, Math Writing, and Math Technology. Students work independently toward personalized goals, and the teacher meets individual needs through whole-group and small-group instruction, as well as one-on-one conferring.

through numerous experiments. They are encouraged to ask “Why?” and “What would happen if?” Making predictions and using simple equipment and tools to gather data, they discuss their observations and record them using pictures and simple words. Living creatures and plants are part of the classroom environment; each classroom has a “nature table” enabling children to learn about nature through real-life experiences.

Social Studies Students explore being unique and the characteristics and interests that unite members of communities and groups. They learn to value their unique characteristics, interests, gifts, and talents, and to appreciate those of others. They examine what makes them unique individuals by exploring and reflecting upon a key question: “What are my gifts, interests and characteristics, and how do they make me a unique individual?” Children’s awareness and appreciation of the global community is nurtured, offering them and their families an opportunity to celebrate different cultures.

Technology Students are introduced to responsible technology use through classroom iPads. Math concepts are reinforced through Mathletics and Math Ninja programs. Each student has a Raz-Kids account where literacy skills are enhanced through a variety of online-levelled books. Students learn how to safely log in and log out of personal accounts and to do basic research.

GRADE 1 Field Trips Field trips in Grade 1 supplement and sometimes review curriculum. The Teacher’s Pet organization leads several in-school field trips in which students participate at stations and have fun with parent volunteers. Out-of-school trips vary from year to year and may include visits to Heritage Park, Telus Spark, the Calgary Zoo, and the Leighton Art Centre.

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Art Students continue to explore art and materials, engaging in both self-expression and more process-based and structured lessons. They experience choice as an artist while also seeing tried-and-tested techniques. Students are introduced to some historical or contemporary artists. In Grade 1, Art is often tied to the Science, Social Studies, or Mathematics curriculum, and students also take part in some cross-curricular lessons with the Music and French programs. An annual spring exhibition (centred on a theme relevant to the school or community) showcases all Rundle Primary students’ art work.

French AIM (the Accelerative Integrated Method), is a gesture-based approach that looks in depth at one particular story. This is a continuation of the Kindergarten language program and provides an engaging introduction to French. Language continues to develop through thematic units which are integrated with other subject areas and expanded on each year.

Health Grade 1 students learn about expected and unexpected social behaviours through the Superflex program which promotes social thinking. They become familiar with the social hero called Superflex and learn how to combat social villains called Unthinkables. This is an engaging way to teach students about character traits and classroom expectations.

Language Arts A wide variety of daily literacy activities are built into Grade 1 morning routines including phonics, an individualized spelling program, writing, reading, and printing. Students challenge themselves at their individual literacy level by taking part in Daily 5 literacy blocks, practicing specific Language Arts concepts through choices including Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, and Word Work. Students also use Raz-Kids, an online reading tool to enrich their learning.

Mathematics Students learn about numbers to 100, patterns and relations, and shapes and space. Grade 1 learners are challenged at their individual levels through Daily 5 Math, which structures time to develop deep conceptual understanding and mathematical proficiency through five different choices: Math with Teacher, Math by Myself, Math with Someone, Math Writing, and Math Technology. There is a strong emphasis on knowledge of basic addition and subtraction,

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as well as on reading and understanding the operations needed to solve basic word problems. The online Mathletics program is used to supplement concepts learned in class.

Music Students are introduced to the Solfège system of notesinging, as well as basic rhythm notations. Elements of the Orff and Kodály methods are intertwined to build a strong foundation of pitch recognition and sense of rhythm. Many singing games and basic composition skill development are incorporated into Grade 1 Music. Instruments used include Boomwhackers, djembes (drums), and small percussion instruments.

Physical Education Physical Education occurs every day at Rundle with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in a variety of activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives. Grade 1 focuses on developing locomotor skills, nonlocomotor skills, and basic manipulative skills. The emphasis is on team building, sportsmanship, co-operation, selfdiscipline, and fair play. These attributes are taught through chasing-and-fleeing games, invasion games, cooperation games, striking games, outdoor pursuits, and individual activities. Students gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in traditional activities such as crosscountry running, soccer, basketball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, netball, cricket, dance, Tae Kwon Do, rhythmic gymnastics, and in some non-traditional games. Yoga is taught to each class once a week for 40 minutes.

Science Using the framework of the four season, students learn about colours, senses, construction, and the needs of plants and animals. Inquiry-based learning centred on engaging, exploring, extending, evaluating, and explaining takes place both indoors and outdoors. To further enhance the learning experience, organizations such as Teacher’s Pet and Bricks 4 Kidz also offer in-school hands-on lessons. Basic coding skills are introduced and explored.


Social Studies Grade 1 students learn about changes in their communities: how they are connected to a variety of communities, how to relate the past to the present, and how their world and their families have changed over time. There are many opportunities for discussion and for students to make connections to their own lives by bringing in personal items from home. Students also experience the past by visiting a one-room school house at Heritage Park. To further enhance the learning experience, an in-school Me and My World program offers various hands-on activities.

Technology Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum in Grade 1 and is used intentionally to enhance programs and to further engage students in learning. Programs including Raz-Kids, Mathletics, and Safari are used frequently. Students learn about digital citizenship and internet safety through their work on the iPads.

Wellness Wellness activities are offered to children who are picked up from Rundle from 2:50-3:10 p.m. — it’s a relaxing way to finish off a day of active learning and hard work! Students engage in mindfulness activities such as yoga, fitness games, meditation, relaxation, and colouring.

GRADE 2 Field Trips Field trips extend and enhance the Grade 2 curriculum in all areas. Out-of-school field trips vary from year to year, and past trips have included visits to Telus Spark, the Calgary Zoo, Fort Calgary, and Heritage Park. In-school activities have also been offered by the Teacher’s Pet organization.

Art Students continue their exploration of art in Grade 2 through process-based or technical projects, with time to express themselves more freely using a variety of media. Peerreflection and self-reflection are introduced, and students take a closer look at both contemporary and historical artists. Art projects are sometimes based on the Science and Social Studies curriculums, and there are also connections with

the Music, French, and Yoga programs. An annual spring exhibition (centred on a theme relevant to the school or community) showcases all Rundle Primary students’ art work.

French Students begin to study the French language solely through integrated theme-based learning. Units introduced in earlier years are expanded upon, and some new and exciting units on various aspects of the students’ world begin. These units provide an introduction to language that students will continue to develop in Grade 3 and in the Elementary French program.

Language Arts Grade 2 Language Arts uses the Daily 5 and CAFÉ (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding Vocabulary) framework, which gives students choices within a structure to take ownership of their learning. Literacy blocks enable students to practice specific concepts through choices including Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing and Word Work. They also write complete narratives using Barbara Mariconda’s Empowering Writers program, and using their journals for writing and poetry activities throughout the year.

Mathematics The Grade 2 Mathematics curriculum covers multiple units that strengthen and extend all mathematical skills as well as the ability to use math in daily life. Students explore various math strategies while creating a strong number sense. Numeracy awareness is developed as they learn to use their math skills and strategies in their daily lives.

Music In Grade 2, students begin reading more notes on the treble staff while still making connections to the Solfège system for singing notes. Time signatures and some dotted rhythms are introduced. Many singing and dancing games incorporate movement and play. There is more focus on pitched instruments with the introduction of xylophones and ukuleles. Students also explore creative composing by writing their own song lyrics for various projects throughout the year.

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Physical Education Physical Education occurs every day at Rundle, with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in a variety of activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives. In Grade 2, the emphasis is on team building, sportsmanship, co-operation, self-discipline, and fair play. These attributes are taught through chasing-and-fleeing games, invasion games, co-operation games, striking games, outdoor pursuits, and individual activities. Students gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in traditional activities such as cross-country running, soccer, basketball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, netball, cricket, dance, Tae Kwon Do, and rhythmic gymnastics. Yoga is taught to each class once a week for 40 minutes.

Science The Grade 2 Science curriculum consists of five different units: Exploring Liquids, Buoyancy and Boats, Magnetism, Hot and Cold Temperatures, and Small Crawling and Flying Animals. With guidance, students investigate and record procedures and observations using pictures and words, making generalizations based on their observations. Students love to experiment and work with hands-on materials such as watching and recording their observations as live caterpillars go through their life cycle.

Social Studies Grade 2 students investigate life in three diverse communities within Canada, and discover how people live in each community, and reflect on the country’s diversity. Using their understanding of their own community, students explore and compare Inuit, prairie, and Acadian communities. They discuss and research each community’s geography, culture, language, heritage, economics, and resources.

Technology Technology is intentionally used to enhance the Grade 2 curriculum across all subject areas. Students use Google Docs, slides, email, and numerous apps to create stories, presentations, and posters and to organize and display different information.

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GRADE 3 Field Trips Field trips align with curriculum objectives to enhance the students’ learning experience. Field trips vary from year to year, and past trips include visits to Bow Habitat Station, Telus Spark, Calgary Tower, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, National Music Centre, and Grotto Mountain Pond.

Art In Grade 3, students continue developing skills through free expression and more structured projects. Multi-step projects occur over several weeks, so students see a more complete piece evolve. The connections between Art and Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics are often investigated, and there are collaborative lessons with the Music, French, and Yoga programs. Students take a closer look at how different areas of study strengthen one another and continue to practice self-reflection and the giving and receiving of constructive peer feedback. There is a more in-depth look at some contemporary and historical artists and the interpretation of their work. A spring art exhibition, showcasing all Rundle primary students’ work each year, centres on a theme relevant to the school or community.

French Students continue to expand on theme-based units they were introduced to in previous years while also learning in some new units. They also begin some aspects of basic grammar. It is expected that, by the end of Grade 3, students are able to express themselves in simple language and develop strategies to better learn and communicate in French. The program develops a love and excitement for the French language and prepares students for Grade 4.

Language Arts The foundation of Grade 3 Language Arts is the individualized Daily 5 and CAFE (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding Vocabulary) framework. Students complete reading and writing activities such as Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work, and Work on writing.


A more structured writing program includes both narrative and expository writing based on Barbara Mariconda’s Empowering Writers program. Learning to write a variety of sentence types and expanding on vocabulary enables students’ writing to become more complex, and spelling and grammar are integrated into daily lessons.

Mathematics Grade 3 Mathematics offers a foundation in basic facts, problem-solving, and concept-based learning. Critical thinking and the importance of understanding strategies are emphasized, and Math lessons are differentiated and customized to specific classroom needs. Teacher-directed lessons, independent tasks, and co-operative games and activities are offered daily.

Music Grade 3 Music focuses on note reading and playing, and more complex rhythms are introduced, including dotted notes and sixteenth notes. Students are given many opportunities to put their theory knowledge and practical skills to work as they learn to play instruments such as the djembe drums, ukulele, and recorder. While developing musical literacy skills, students also develop their ear for recognizing harmonic combinations, accompaniments, and rhythm patterns.

Physical Education

Science Grade 3 Science consists of five units: Rocks and Minerals, Animal Lifecycles, Hearing and Sound, Testing Materials and Designs, and Building with a Variety of Materials. Students explore concepts through hands-on projects and activities. The scientific method is emphasized as students engage in experiments, which encourage curiosity and exploration of the world around them.

Social Studies Social Studies in Grade 3 builds on learning from previous years. Students learn global awareness by studying countries around the world including Peru, Ukraine, Tunisia, and India. Making connections between their own lives and those of others is an integral part of the program. The concept of quality of life is explored to expand students’ awareness of different cultures.

Technology Technology is intentionally integrated across all Grade 3 subject areas. Digital citizenship is emphasized to ensure students use technology to enhance their learning in a responsible manner. Students complete online research and learn to present information in a variety of ways. They regularly use programs including Glogster, Google apps, RazKids, Mathletics, and Kahoot.

Physical Education occurs every day at Rundle, with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in a variety of activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives. Throughout Grade 3, the emphasis is on team building, sportsmanship, leadership, co-operation, self-discipline, and fair play. These attributes are taught through chasing-andfleeing games, invasion games, co-operation games, striking games, outdoor pursuits, and individual activities. Students gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in traditional activities such as including cross-country running, soccer, basketball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, netball, cricket, dance, Tae Kwon Do and rhythmic gymnastics. Yoga is taught to each class once a week for 40 minutes.

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Rundle College Elementary Learning Environment K–12 on One Campus

Campus Amenities

Rundle College offers K–12 education on one campus, offering seamless grade-to-grade transitions from Rundle College Primary/Elementary to Rundle College Junior/Senior High. Students move through their learning journey in a place with which they are familiar, surrounded by teachers and peers they know — and who know them. Students forge deeper relationships by being part of a student community and do not need to learn new rules or a new school culture as they progress through each grade. In the most important ways, Rundle will always be Rundle.

The Rundle College Primary/Elementary program (Kindergarten - Grade 6) is located in the W.J. Collett School. Built in 2016, the W.J. Collett School is a modern facility with a striking balance between long corridors, breakout and community spaces, skylights, and angles. With exceptional mountain and meadow views, the architecture of the W.J. Collett School has been featured in AWARD Magazine and considered for numerous industry awards.

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Rundle College students have access to multiple gymnasia a performing arts space a technology centre an artificial turf playing field

School Uniform Rundle College is a “uniform school” and students wear their uniforms with pride. Each program has its own unique component to the standard uniform, from the ties to the much-anticipated black vests for our graduating class. Students are required to be in uniform each day unless specifically advised otherwise.

Role of Student Services Junior/Senior High Within the Student Services department, counsellors share a number of roles, yet have specialties within the department. School counsellors are available to assist with • Social and Emotional Counselling • Academic Support • Career and Post-Secondary Support

Athletics: Junior Cobra Pride!

Counsellors provide short-term counselling support for students in a number of different areas including, but not limited to, conflict resolution, depression, self-harm, and grief and loss.

The success of our Rundle athletics comes from within from within our athletes, our coaches, our alumni, and our community.

The team works closely with administration on schoolrelated matters such as tracking student progress, monitoring academic and personal development, and crisis intervention.

The Rundle College Junior Cobras Sport Development Program was introduced in the Spring of 2016 to foster a love of sport and nurture the athletic talents of Rundle’s youngest athletes.

Academic support is offered to students in groups and individual sessions, as per directed by the department. There is also significant support offered to teachers to aid students’ academic development in the classroom.

Through this grassroots initiative, the Rundle College community comes together to positively influence our future stars and build an exceptional athletic program.

In addition, the department provides comprehensive career and post-secondary support for students from junior high through high school:

STUDENT SERVICES The mission of Student Services at Rundle is to provide academic guidance, career and post-secondary advising, and social/emotional counselling. This mission aligns with the goal of Rundle to help students discover their potential and to prepare them for an ever-changing world.

Role of Student Services Primary/Elementary A counsellor is available to Primary/Elementary students on a referral basis. The counselling team provides crisis intervention services, if required.

College Elementary

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Grade 9 High School Planning • Goal setting and learning styles assessment • High school course plan Grade 10 Career Direction and Exploration • Self assessments • Post-secondary and career explorations • Review high school course plan Grade 11 Career Exploration and Post-Secondary Planning • Strong Interest Inventory • Post-secondary research • Connect high school plan with university requirements • Canadian and international admission support Grade 12 One-On-One Support with Post-Secondary Admissions • Individualized support with admissions, transcripts, and scholarships • Parent and student presentations Connections with post-secondary representatives

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CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS The purpose of Rundle’s character education program is to create a kind and caring community organized around developing positive and healthy relationships among and between students, staff, and parents. We believe that social and emotional learning is just as important as academic learning. Moreover, we strive to inspire our students to become committed to moral and ethical behaviours and to give them opportunities to practice these desired behaviours.

Primary/ Elementary At the Primary/Elementary level, our character education program is called Mountains of Character. We have taken our Rundle Society values of Together: Be Kind, Be Curious, Be Well and incorporated other character traits that we feel are important to develop at the primary/elementary level. The six Mountains of Character traits are curiosity, perseverance, gratitude, wellness, kindness, and integrity. Primary Program: This character program is highlighted in various ways. The teachers are encouraged to share stories and picture books on the relevant character word. At monthly school assemblies, the character trait for that particular month is highlighted with a video, song, or other visual presentation. There is a Buddy Program where older and younger students get together to work on various activities. Teachers are encouraged to hold class meetings to build community, teach conflict resolution, and problem solve. The school also reaches out to the community in such ways as donations for UNICEF and Adopt a Family. The primary division also has a Wall of Fame where every student’s character strengths are highlighted with a photo of students and a description of their strengths. Elementary Program: In our Elementary Program we recognize students who have demonstrated the Mountains of Character traits in their daily lives. Also, each term, students are given a challenge that they can work on at home. For example in term one the students are given a STEAM challenge which coincides with our curiosity trait. Each day, our principal reads a quote on the announcements that relates to the current focus character trait. Students displaying considerable character receive certificates at monthly assemblies. Finally, when we do elementary-wide group activities, students are given challenges that are based around our character program.

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Junior/Senior High At the Junior/Senior High level, there are many opportunities for students to further develop their character and leadership skills. Junior High Program: STARters (Succeed Together at Rundle) is a group of 24 multi-grade students who take on a leadership role in our school’s STAR character program. They organize and lead challenges, activities, and messages that inspire our students to further develop their own character strengths. STARter commitments include participating in monthly community volunteer experiences outside of school time. The L.E.A.D.E.R.S Council (Leadership, Experience, Activities and Development for Every Rundle Student) is a student council program providing leadership experience, activities, and development opportunities for every Rundle College student. The goal of the program is to add value to the students’ academic endeavors by providing a variety of social, school spirit, and philanthropic experiences that challenge them to be well-rounded students and positive citizens within their school community. WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) is a leadership opportunity for grade 9 students at Rundle College. Students apply to be a member of the group and work on several initiatives throughout the year. WEB Ambassador are responsible for welcoming and touring guests around the campus as well as helping incoming grade 7 students feel comfortable with their transition into junior high school. Senior High Program: Rundle College Prefects are ambassadors of Rundle College. They are elected Grade 10, 11 and 12 students who aim to create a positive, inclusive, and inspired school community by working closely and directly with the administration, faculty, and students of Rundle College. Prefects assist in the organization of school events and the fostering of school spirit. CAUSE, our service learning group, exposes members to a range of service learning experiences so they may better understand the needs of the community, learn what they are passionate about, and develop skills to contribute to both their local and global communities.


Peer Support is a group of students committed to fostering Rundle College’s just and caring culture. An extension of Peer Support is our Peer Tutoring program for our Junior High students. Senior High students are paired with students to assist with academics, study skills, and test taking strategies.

STUDENT CELEBRATIONS

The Duke of Edinburgh Award challenges students to discover hidden talents, develop untapped leadership potential, make a difference in the community, and explore the wonders of the great outdoors. Our Duke of Ed Club facilitates the students’ personal journey to achieve this award.

At Rundle, we believe that celebrating student success and achievement is fundamental to educating wellrounded citizens of good character. Every year, the Rundle community celebrates all aspects of student achievement at the Academic and Athletic Awards Ceremonies.

RUNDLE GIVES BACK Our entire Rundle community is involved in volunteerism and has given back 1000s of hours of service within Calgary and around the world.

Numerous scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year to exceptional students who contribute to our school and who continue to give back to their local and global communities. Some scholarship recipients are chosen by Rundle faculty, while awards for future post-secondary study are based on student applications.

Rundle College Elementary partners with many local organizations to provide volunteer support:

• We Care Club - Wentworth Manor • Adopt-a-Family at Christmas • Sandwich making for the Drop-In Centre • Food drive for the veterans around Remembrance Day

HEAD’S LIST The Head’s List celebrates the success of our students and their adherence to the mission, vision, and values of Rundle College Society. Students are acknowledged for their success in the areas of co-curricular activities, , character development, and academic achievement. The process and requirements are unique depending on the program and the student’s division; however, the universal components include an adherence to high academic standing and evidence of the pursuit of our values: togetherness, kindness, curiosity, and wellness. Students who qualify for the Head’s List are recognized at their school’s awards day and on a special display in their school. Graduating students receive a letter of recognition from Rundle College Society detailing their accomplishment of earning the distinction of being on Rundle College Society’s Head’s List.

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College Elementary Courses The following pages detail courses for students in Grades 4–6.

Elementary Co-Curricular Programs Below is a sampling of the co-curricular programs offered at Rundle College Elementary this year. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students.

Arts: Drama Club, Yearbook, Knitting, Choir Club Intellectual Pursuits: STEAM Club, Book Club, Library Club

Athletics: Junior Cobras (volleyball, basketball, wrestling, rugby), Intramurals (non-competitive athletics), Running Club, Outdoor Education (Gr. 6), Fitness Club

Character: Mindfulness, We Care, Leadership Club (Gr. 6)

GRADE 4 Field Trips Many exciting, educational, and entertaining inclass and off-campus field trips supplement the Grade 4 subject material. Field trips vary from year to year. Some past trips for Grade 4 students have included trips to WinSport, Telus Spark, and an overnight trip to Drumheller. Throughout the year, Teachers’ Pet has also come to our campus to enhance the Science program.

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Art Art is an important part of the culture at Rundle. Grade 4 projects are often based on activities in students’ Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science classes. Homeroom teachers collaborate with the art specialist to plan art pieces that will extend students’ learning in core subjects. Students are encouraged to find the artist within while learning artistic techniques and creating imaginative pieces.

French Students expand on theme-based units using a variety of techniques and technology. The emphasis in Grade 4 is on developing oral communication skills and listening comprehension. Students expand on grammar through reading and writing activities that develop linguistic knowledge. They take part in cross-curricular lessons with other subjects, making connections with Music, Art, Physical Education, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. Students become aware of language learning strategies that can be used to acquire other modern languages. Every three years, the French department organizes an all-day Carnaval, celebrating French culture and developing cultural understanding and intercultural competence.

Language Arts Expanding reading comprehension and writing skills is the primary focus in Grade 4. Using Barbara Mariconda’s Empowering Writers program, the year starts with a focus on narrative writing. Basic writing skills such as spelling, conventions and sentence structure are emphasized as students learn how to write interesting, descriptive, and captivating stories, using the writing diamond as their guide. They then learn to apply their skills to expository writing, following the expository pillar to keep their work organized, informational, and interesting. Students also learn skills and strategies to improve their understanding of both fiction and nonfiction reading. During the year’s two novel studies, students focus on comprehension questions and vocabulary development. They also work on projects related to the novels and have many choices in how they would like to share their knowledge.


Homework centres on students’ monthly book talk project, which focuses on a different book genre and presentation format. The project includes an oral presentation shared with students’ homeroom class.

STEAM STEAM — an interdisciplinary approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering Art, and Mathematics — is integrated into core subjects in each Elementary grade at Rundle. STEAM education is a growing force in today’s world, both in the classroom and in industry, augmenting learning and future success. Through STEAM, students use authentic, real-world problems and construct creative and innovative solutions. Teachers work with Rundle’s STEAM Lead Teacher to blend problem-solving into the curriculum.

Mathematics Grade 4 students learn about numbers from 10,000 down to one hundredth. They work to understand and identify number patterns, solve problems using whole numbers and decimals, and compare and describe fractions. There is a strong focus on basic math operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These are tested weekly through “fast facts” quizzes and the Master’s Club program. Students apply skills as they learn about measuring area, perimeter, and time. They also work to understand the characteristics of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. The fun and challenging online Mathletics program supplements concepts learned in class.

Music In Grade 4, students continue working on rhythm and beat and are introduced to metre changes within a piece. They explore intervals and melodies based on the C-major scale and learn basic chords used to accompany melodies. Musical terms are applied to concepts such as tempo, dynamics, and tone colour. Students become skilled at listening to musical selections and at identifying form. Body movements are used to represent understanding and appreciation of musical expression. Students practice their skills through singing and by playing the recorder, ukulele, non-pitched percussion instruments, and barred Orff instruments.

Physical Education Physical Education occurs every day at Rundle, with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in a variety of activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives. Grade 4 students develop skills through co-operative games, team sports, and individual activities. They gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in a variety of traditional activities, including volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, field hockey, t-ball, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling, cricket, handball, netball, badminton, broomball, fitness, rhythmic gymnastics, and kickball. Specialists are invited to Rundle to teach dance, yoga, and karate throughout the year.

Science Throughout Grade 4 , students learn about problem-solving, the scientific process, and how to effectively communicate in science. Students learn about Simple Machines, a program unit highlighted by Rube Goldberg projects, in which knowledge of inclined planes, levers, pulleys, wheels, axles, wedges, and screws is applied to create a complicated process to complete a simple task. Other Science units are Lights and Shadows, Waste in Our World, and Plant Growth and Changes.

Social Studies Grade 4 Social Studies takes students on a journey to learn all about Alberta. Students learn mapping skills, how to gather information from various resources, and how to understand ideas from different perspectives, all while learning about the province’s history, geography, and natural resources. The Social Studies curriculum is highlighted by two projects. For Multicultural Fair, students research a country of their own heritage and share their information, traditions, and treats with peers, teachers, and parents. In Create-A-Culture, students apply their knowledge of culture to create their very own unique nation.

Technology Technology is intentionally integrated into core subjects and across all subject areas. Students develop basic coding skills and use different programs to meet academic objectives. Digital citizenship and internet safety are emphasized throughout the year.

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GRADE 5 Field Trips Field trips enrich the learning experience and are an extension of Rundle’s academic and extracurricular programs. Trips vary from year to year, and some past trips for Grade 5 students have included visits to the Calgary Landfill, Camp Chief Hector, the Calgary Corn Maze, Jubilee Auditorium, WinSport, and Telus Spark.

Art Art is an important part of the culture in Rundle Elementary. Grade 5 projects are often based on activities in students’ Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science classes. Homeroom teachers and the Art specialist plan art pieces that are extensions of the learning students undertake in core subjects. Students are encouraged to find the artist within while learning techniques and creating a wide variety of artistic pieces.

French Students expand on theme-based units using a variety of techniques and technology. New themes are also added. The emphasis in Grade 5 is on further developing oral communication skills and listening comprehension. Students expand on grammar through reading and writing activities to develop linguistic knowledge. They take part in crosscurricular lessons with other subjects, making connections with Music, Art, Physical Education, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. Students become aware of language learning strategies that can be used to acquire other modern languages. Every three years, the French department organizes an all-day Carnaval, celebrating French culture and developing cultural understanding and intercultural competence.

Language Arts A wide variety of daily literacy activities are built into students’ morning routines, including reading comprehension passages, paragraph editing, silent reading, and cursive writing. Barbara Mariconda’s Empowering Writers program is used and half of the year focuses on expository writing.

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In the Medieval Times unit, students learn and write an expository essay on a topic of their choice. Narrative writing is reviewed and practiced. Throughout the year, figurative language is taught and discussed while reading novels and writing. Poetry is read and discussed, and students present poetry to their peers. Grammar is taught throughout the year and the online NoRedInk program is used to teach and review concepts. Bi-weekly vocabulary and spelling units reinforce dictionary use and learning about synonyms and antonyms. Each unit has a quiz to reinforce study and testtaking skills. Homework centres on students’ monthly book talk project, which focuses on a different book genre and presentation format each month. The project includes an oral presentation shared with students’ homeroom class.

STEAM STEAM — an interdisciplinary approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering Art, and Mathematics — is integrated into core subjects in each Elementary grade at Rundle. STEAM education is a growing force in today’s world, both in the classroom and in industry, augmenting learning and future success. Through STEAM, students use authentic, real-world problems and construct creative and innovative solutions. Teachers work with Rundle’s STEAM Lead Teacher to blend problem-solving into the curriculum.

Mathematics Students engage in activities to show and describe numbers to 1,000,000, solve problems using whole numbers and decimals, and compare and describe fractions. Measurement is explored with a focus on perimeter, area, and volume of rectangles. Students sort shapes and describe and perform reflections, rotations, and translations of 2 dimensional shapes. There is a strong emphasis on basic facts and performing two-digit by two-digit multiplication, as well as long division. Students write and solve one-step equations with whole-number solutions, and interpret and create double-bar graphs. Experimental probability or theoretical probability is used to solve problems. The fun and challenging online Mathletics program supplements concepts learned in class.


Music

Social Studies

In Grade 5, students expand their knowledge of rhythm and beat to include dotted notes and syncopation, and are introduced to new scales and their related minor scales. Singing in simple harmonies and with expression is a focus throughout the program, enabling students to improvise using their voices, as well as a variety of other instruments. More complex forms are introduced through listening exercises. Reading parts while singing and recognizing simple chord progressions is emphasized. Original descants are often added to songs students are already familiar with. Students continue to practice their skills through singing and by playing the recorder, ukulele, non-pitched percussion instruments, and barred Orff instruments.

Throughout the year, students explore Canada and its regions, seeing our nation’s history through the experiences of Canada’s Aboriginal, French, British, and immigrant groups. They develop a sense of belonging and awareness of how the multiple stories of Canadians contribute to citizenship and identity. After learning about all of Canada’s regions, the “How will you survive?” small-group project challenges students to become “immigrants” to Canada in the late 1800s or early 1900s. After figuring out what region they are in, they develop a plan to survive and hopefully thrive, using only what they brought and the resources available to them. Students then become presenters, sharing their experience with other immigrants coming to their region. Note-taking and study skills are a focus throughout the year and tested at the end of study on each region. Mapping skills are learned with a focus on Canada, latitude and longitude, as well as the oceans and continents of the world.

Physical Education Physical Education occurs every day at Rundle, with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in a variety of activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives. Grade 5 students develop skills through co-operative games, team sports and individual activities. They gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in traditional activities, including volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, field hockey, t-ball, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling, cricket, handball, netball, badminton, broomball, fitness, rhythmic gymnastics, and kickball. Specialists are invited to Rundle to teach dance, yoga and, karate throughout the year.

Technology Technology is intentionally integrated into core subjects and across all subject areas. Students develop basic coding skills and use different programs to meet academic objectives. Digital citizenship and internet safety are emphasized throughout the year.

Science Grade 5 Science starts with a unit on Chemistry and exploring physical and chemical changes and the natural world. This understanding leads into the second unit where students explore the realm of electricity by building circuits with batteries, light bulbs, and wires. Further experiments demonstrate the connection between electricity and magnetism, as a simple electromagnet is built. Students continue to explore the natural world in the Weather Watch unit, where they explore and interpret various weather phenomena. The year wraps up by splashing around in Wetland Ecosystems while learning about the diverse life in this misunderstood habitat.

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GRADE 6 Field Trips Field trips enrich the learning experience and are an extension of Rundle’s academic and extracurricular programs. Field trips vary from year to year, and some past trips for Grade 6 students have included visits to the Bennett Centre (a unique hands-on learning environment in Edmonton), the Calgary Landfill, the Corn Maze, Jubilee Auditorium, and Telus Spark. An engaging trip to Ottawa also has been taken in the past.

Students continue to expand their understanding of place value, numbers (decimals, fractions and whole numbers), mathematical patterns, and geometrical shapes and transformations. Simple algebra (which will be further developed in Grade 7) is introduced. Problem-solving is explored in each unit, and basic operations are practiced throughout the year. Course Units • Big and Small Numbers • Ratios, Fractions and Percents • Multiplication and Division of Decimal Numbers • Patterns and Relations • Data Analysis and Probability • Measurement, Shapes and Transformations

Music

Art Art is an important part of the culture in Rundle Elementary. Grade 6 projects are often based on activities in students’ Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science classes. Homeroom teachers and the Art specialist plan art pieces that will be extensions of the learning students undertake in core subjects. Students are encouraged to find the artist within while learning techniques creating a wide variety of artistic pieces.

French Students expand on theme-based units using various techniques and technology. New themes are added. In Grade 6, students develop oral communication skills and listening comprehension, and there is an increased emphasis on reading and writing skills. They take part in cross-curricular lessons with other subjects, making connections with Music, Art, Physical Education, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. Reference to language learning strategies that can be used to acquire other modern languages continues throughout the year. Every three years, the French department organizes an all-day Carnaval, celebrating French culture and developing cultural understanding and intercultural competence.

Language Arts In Grade 6, functional and narrative writing skills are developed with a focus on sentence structure, conventions, and vocabulary. A variety of texts are studied during the year including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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In Grade 6, various rhythmic styles are explored in a unit on ostinatos. New scales used in different genres and styles of music are introduced. An emphasis is on phrasing throughout a song and on more-complex chords that can be used to accompany songs. In addition to practicing note reading, students are exposed to musical symbols and words that appear on octavos and band sheet music.

Physical Education Physical Education occurs every day at Rundle, with healthy choices and active living integrated throughout the school year. Participating in a variety of activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lifestyles today and throughout their lives. Grade 6 students develop skills through co-operative games, team sports, and individual activities. They gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in traditional activities including volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, field hockey, t-ball, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling, cricket, handball, netball, badminton, broomball, fitness, rhythmic gymnastics, and kickball. Specialists are invited to Rundle to teach dance, yoga, and karate throughout the year.

Science Students in Grade 6 use the scientific method to understand the world around them, and several field trips throughout the year relate to the science curriculum. Students take part in classroom experiments and discussions as well as in large individual projects.


Course Units • Trees and Forests • Solar System • Evidence and Investigation • Air and Aerodynamics • Flight

Social Studies In Grade 6, students are introduced to the principles of historical and contemporary democracy. The impact of past societies on the present form of government is explored. Geography skills are also further developed. Students are challenged to think critically and to formulate their own opinions on various issues. Course Units • Democratic Values • Provincial Government • Municipal Governments • Ancient Athens • Iroquois Confederacy • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms • Citizen Involvement

Technology Technology is intentionally integrated into core subjects and across all subject areas. Students develop basic coding skills and use different programs to meet academic objectives. Digital citizenship and internet safety are emphasized throughout the year.

STEAM STEAM — an interdisciplinary approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering Art, and Mathematics — is integrated into core subjects in each Elementary grade at Rundle. STEAM education is a growing force in today’s world, both in the classroom and in industry, augmenting learning and future success. Through STEAM, students use authentic, real-world problems and construct creative and innovative solutions. Teachers work with Rundle’s STEAM Lead Teacher to blend problem-solving into the curriculum.

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Robotics @ Rundle

Robotics/Coding Scope & Sequence From Kindergarten - Grade 12

80% of JOBS IN THE NEXT DECADE WILL REQUIRE

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

GRADE 1 Dot KINDERGARTEN Code-A-Pillar

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GRADE 4-12 3-D Printing GRADES 2/3 Dash

GRADE 6 Spheros GRADE 5 Makey Makey /Arduino

GRADE 7 Air Block


At Rundle, we provide our students with the required skills to help them navigate a technology-driven future. Robotics and coding are integrated into the curriculum beginning in Kindergarten to encourage inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. As they journey through Rundle, students become thoughtful risk takers, experimental learners, collaborators, and problem-solving creators.

For those students that are looking for an enriched robotics/coding experience, our c.Lab program offer extensive Curiosity Camps for our youngest students. The Robotics program at the Jr./Sr. High creates opportunities for students to follow their passions and express creativity through technology. Our Robotics team travels nationally to compete in competitions and to showcase their skills honed at Rundle.

GRADE 10 Media & Communications Drone Coding

GRADE 8 Co Drone GRADE 9 Charpu Style QuadCopter mBOT Ranger

GRADE 12 Flying Machines of the Future GRADE 11 First Robotics

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College Additional Programs

Additional Rundle College Programs At Rundle, we believe that a well rounded educational experience enables our students to grow and flourish. We also recognize that sometimes great learning can take place outside the hours of 8:00AM and 3:00PM. To support the vision of helping students to find their passions and engage in a well-rounded pursuit of education, we are pleased to offer our Before and After Care Program along with the c.Lab (Curiosity Lab) at Rundle.

BEFORE & AFTER CARE Rundle College offers an exemplary Before and After School Care Program for Rundle College students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Our carefully designed program cultivates curiosity and inspire a passion for learning, creating, making, and doing.

C.LAB AT RUNDLE The c.Lab at Rundle College offers two unique mind and body programs: Curiosity Camps and Junior Cobras. Both provide a full range of innovative enrichment opportunities in the areas of wellness, innovation, and academics. Furthermore, our programs encompass a growth mindset philosophy thus building the foundation required for a life of sustained learning, perpetual curiosity, and conscientious citizenship.

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Curiosity Camps All of our Curiosity Camps are driven by cutting-edge research and best practices and have been designed by learning scientists. These innovative programs are designed to increase capacity and ignite passions for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in a holistic way that encourages mindfulness, global citizenship, and character.

Junior Cobras The success of Rundle Athletics comes from within – from within our athletes, our coaches, our alumni, and our community. The Rundle College Junior Cobras Sport Development Program was introduced in the Spring of 2016 to foster a love of sport and nurture the athletic talents of Rundle’s youngest athletes. Through this grassroots initiative, the Rundle College community has come together to positively influence our future stars and build an exceptional athletic program.

Sport & Steam Summer Camps The c.Lab at Rundle also offers Junior Cobra and Curiosity Camps throughout the summer for children in grades 1-6 who attend Rundle or other schools in the city.


College Junior High

Rundle College Junior High Learning Environment K–12 on One Campus Rundle College offers K–12 education on one campus, allowing seamless grade-to-grade transitions from Rundle College Primary/Elementary to Rundle College Junior/ Senior High. Students move through their learning journey in a place with which they are familiar, surrounded by teachers and peers they know — and who know them. Students forge deeper relationships by being part of a student community and do not need to learn new rules or a new school culture as they progress through each grade. In the most important ways, Rundle will always be Rundle.

Campus Amenities The Rundle College Junior/Senior program (Grades 7-12) is located in the R.C. Conklin School. Built in 2005, the R..C. Conklin School is modern facility located on 20 acres of land boasting exceptional mountain and meadow views, a parklike setting, and close proximity to high speed and bus transit. Rundle College students have access to • • • •

multiple gymnasia a performing arts space a technology centre an artificial turf playing field

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School Uniform Rundle College is a “uniform school” and students wear their uniforms with pride. Each program has its own unique component to the standard uniform, from the ties to the much-anticipated black vests for our graduating class. Students are required to be in uniform each day unless specifically advised otherwise.

Athletics: Cobra Pride! A member of the Calgary Independent Schools’ Athletic Association, Rundle is widely known for the strength of its Cobra athletics program. Graduating student athletes often continue their athletic pursuits at post-secondary institutions across Canada and abroad.

School Handbook The Rundle College School Handbook provides complete information about academic regulations including

• attendance • homework/assignment expectations • academic integrity • student evaluation and grading • exam policy • Student Code of Conduct • inclusivity • withdrawals, course changes, and transfers This publication is available through Moodle, our online parent portal, found on the Rundle website at www.rundle.ab.ca/My Rundle.

STUDENT SERVICES The mission of Student Services at Rundle is to provide academic guidance, career and post-secondary advising, and social/emotional counselling. This mission aligns with the goal of Rundle to help students discover their potential and to prepare them for an ever-changing world.

Role of Student Services Junior/Senior High Within the Student Services department, counsellors share a number of roles, yet have specialties within the department.

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School counsellors are available to assist with • Social and Emotional Counselling • Academic Support • Career and Post-Secondary Support Counsellors provide short-term counselling support for students in a number of different areas including, but not limited to, conflict resolution, depression, self-harm, and grief and loss. The team works closely with administration on schoolrelated matters such as tracking student progress, monitoring academic and personal development, and crisis intervention. Academic support is offered to students in groups and individual sessions, as per directed by the department. There is also significant support offered to teachers to aid students’ academic development in the classroom. In addition, the department provides comprehensive career and post-secondary support for students from junior high through high school: Grade 9 High School Planning • Goal setting and learning styles assessment • High school course plan Grade 10 Career Direction and Exploration • Self assessments • Post-secondary and career explorations • Review high school course plan Grade 11 Career Exploration and Post-Secondary Planning • Strong Interest Inventory • Post-secondary research • Connect high school plan with university requirements • Canadian and international admission support Grade 12 One-On-One Support with Post-Secondary Admissions • Individualized support with admissions, transcripts, and scholarships • Parent and student presentations Connections with post-secondary representatives


CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS The purpose of Rundle’s character education program is to create a kind and caring community organized around developing positive and healthy relationships among and between students, staff, and parents. We believe that social and emotional learning is just as important as academic learning. Moreover, we strive to inspire our students to become committed to moral and ethical behaviours and to give them opportunities to practice these desired behaviours.

Junior/Senior High At the Junior/Senior High level, there are many opportunities for students to further develop their character and leadership skills. Junior High Program: STARters (Succeed Together at Rundle) is a group of 24 multi-grade students who take on a leadership role in our school’s STAR character program. They organize and lead challenges, activities, and messages that inspire our students to further develop their own character strengths. STARter commitments include participating in monthly community volunteer experiences outside of school time. The L.E.A.D.E.R.S Council (Leadership, Experience, Activities and Development for Every Rundle Student) is a student council program providing leadership experience, activities, and development opportunities for every Rundle College student. The goal of the program is to add value to the students’ academic endeavors by providing a variety of social, school spirit, and philanthropic experiences that challenge them to be well-rounded students and positive citizens within their school community. WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) is a leadership opportunity for grade 9 students at Rundle College. Students apply to be a member of the group and work on several initiatives throughout the year. WEB Ambassador are responsible for welcoming and touring guests around the campus as well as helping incoming grade 7 students feel comfortable with their transition into junior high school. Senior High Program: Rundle College Prefects are ambassadors of Rundle College. They are elected Grade 10, 11 and 12 students who aim to create a positive, inclusive, and inspired school community by working closely and directly with the administration, faculty, and students of Rundle College. Prefects assist in the organization of school events and the fostering of school spirit.

CAUSE, our service learning group, exposes members to a range of service learning experiences so they may better understand the needs of the community, learn what they are passionate about, and develop skills to contribute to both their local and global communities. Peer Support is a group of students committed to fostering Rundle College’s just and caring culture. An extension of Peer Support is our Peer Tutoring program for our Junior High students. Senior High students are paired with students to assist with academics, study skills, and test taking strategies. The Duke of Edinburgh Award challenges students to discover hidden talents, develop untapped leadership potential, make a difference in the community, and explore the wonders of the great outdoors. Our Duke of Ed Club facilitates the students’ personal journey to achieve this award.

RUNDLE GIVES BACK Our entire Rundle community is involved in volunteerism and has given back 1000s of hours of service within Calgary and around the world. All Grades 7-12 students participate in Rundle Volunteer Days, and many students continue to give their time to community service projects as members of Rundle’s CAUSE Club and as part of Rundle’s International Service Travel program. Rundle partners our students, staff, and Rundle families with many local organizations to provide volunteer support: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Brenda’s House Calgary Drop-In-Centre Calgary Food Bank Calgary Pathways Cleanup Calgary Zoo Children’s Cottage Volunteering Community Kitchen - Good Food Box Program Feed the Hungry Food Bank Grow Calgary Kerby Centre Mustard Seed Salvation Army Toy Angels

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STUDENT CELEBRATIONS At Rundle, we believe that celebrating student success and achievement is fundamental to educating well-rounded citizens of good character. Every year, the Rundle community celebrates all aspects of student achievement at the Academic and Athletic Awards Ceremonies. Numerous scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year to exceptional students who contribute to our school and who continue to give back to their local and global communities. Some scholarship recipients are chosen by Rundle faculty, while awards for future post-secondary study are based on student applications.

HEAD’S LIST The Head’s List celebrates the success of our students and their adherence to the mission, vision, and values of Rundle College Society. Students are acknowledged for their success in the areas of co-curricular activities, , character development, and academic achievement. The process and requirements are unique depending on the program and the student’s division; however, the universal components include an adherence to high academic standing and evidence of the pursuit of our values: togetherness, kindness, curiosity, and wellness. Students who qualify for the Head’s List are recognized at their school’s awards day and on a special display in their school. Graduating students receive a letter of recognition from Rundle College Society detailing their accomplishment of earning the distinction of being on Rundle College Society’s Head’s List.

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College Junior High Courses The following pages detail courses for students in Grades 7, 8, and 9. Required Electives • English Language Arts • Art • Drama • Mathematics • French • Physical Education • Instrumental Music • Science • Spanish • Social Studies

Junior High Co-Curricular Programs Below is a sampling of the co-curricular programs offered at Rundle College Junior High. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students.

Arts: Jazz Band, Art Club, Drama Production, Yearbook Club, Vocal Ensemble

Intellectual Pursuits: Speech and Debate, Reach for the Top, Spanish Club, Can you Dig it?, Science Olympics, Cardboard Boats, Chess Club, International Puzzles and Games

Athletics: Intramurals (non-competitive athletics), cross country, volleyball, golf, football, basketball, badminton, wrestling, rugby, co-ed soccer, track and field, athletic travel teams

Character: WEB, Ambassadors, L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Council, STARters Service, Animal Rescue, Eco/Enviro Club

ART In Grades 7, 8, and 9 Art, students explore three major components of visual learning: drawings, compositions and encounters. These integrated components provide a framework from which students participate in the visual search for meaning and for a unified visual statement. Students explore art as a means of communication for a community through time and across cultures.

DRAMA Junior High drama introduces basic concepts and skills. Students explore multiple dramatic mediums such as movement, speech, improvisation, acting, technical theatre, and theatre history.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS Students develop proficiency in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. Distinct units of study introduce students to a wide variety of texts. The close reading of these texts to understand literal and figurative meaning is a focus throughout each grade level. Students have opportunities to experiment and gain confidence with different writing and oral skills. The curriculum also offers students opportunities to reflect on their learning which encourages independent and critical thinking.

English Language Arts 7 The basic elements of writing are emphasized with a focus on sentence and paragraph construction. Texts studied include poetry, short stories, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and film.

English Language Arts 8 Students are introduced to the essay form and the writing focus shifts to organizing, building, and transitioning ideas. Texts studied include poetry, short stories, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and film.

English Language Arts 9 Students work on mastering fundamental essay-writing skills in preparation for the Alberta Provincial Achievement Test as well as for senior high school. Texts studied include poetry, short stories, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and film.

FRENCH French as a Second Language This course is for students who have little or no background in the French language. Students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing.

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Students are evaluated in each of these strands. Elements of grammar, vocabulary, and verbs are included. The ultimate goal is to reinforce and build language skills that can be used in increasingly varied situations.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Instrumental Music offers a sequential and developmental approach to music instruction. Each level builds on previous learning and experiences. By completing all three years, students achieve the expected competency for entry into Instrumental Music 10 at the senior high level. Band — At the Grade 7 level, students are introduced to wind and percussion instruments. In this beginner course, students learn how to assemble, play, and care for their instrument of choice. In Grades 8 and 9, students continue to practice and improve on the skills learned and the musical concepts taught. Wind and Percussion Instruments — Students develop aural, technical, theoretical, interpretive, and synthesis skills. This is done in three progressive levels corresponding with Grades 7, 8 and 9.

MATHEMATICS Mathematics 7 Students develop a strong number sense (working comfortably and interchangeably with whole numbers, decimals, integers, and percentages). They also build a strong algebraic foundation that will be augmented further in Grades 8 and 9. Course Units • Number Relationships • Fractions and Decimal Numbers • Percentages and Circle Graphs • Integers • Linear Relations and Equations • 2-Dimensional Geometry • Probability and Statistics

Mathematics 8 In Grade 8, there is continued emphasis on number sense as students further hone their understanding of the relationship between fractions, percentages, decimals, ratios, as well as algebra (ratios, rates and proportions, linear equations and percentages).

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Course Units • Integers • Fractions and Rational Numbers • Exponents, Roots, Pythagorean Theorem • Ratios, Rates and Proportions • Solving Linear Equations • Linear Relations • 3D Drawings, Surface Area, Volume • Data Analysis and Probability • Transformations • Percentages

Mathematics 9 In Grade 9, there is a strong emphasis on algebra (polynomials, linear equations, inequalities and relations). Students deepen and strengthen their algebraic skills in order to be well prepared for high school. Course Units • Rational Numbers • Powers and Exponents • Polynomials • Data Analysis • Linear Equations and Inequalities • Linear Relations • Measurement • Circle Geometry

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Physical Education in Grades 7, 8, and 9 is integrated with health components throughout the school year. Through participation in varied activities, students develop an appreciation for physical education, physical fitness, outdoor education, and health-related topics. Students gain a working knowledge of the rules and skills inherent in various activities including fitness testing, team handball, creative games, weight/circuit training, dance, cricket, yoga, badminton, flag football, volleyball, track and field, health education, basketball, rugby, indoor lacrosse, wrestling, outdoor education, and swimming. The values of fair play, cooperation, self-discipline, and sportsmanship are foremost. Emphasis is placed on developing the key components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, power, coordination, and agility.


Physical Education 7 In addition to participating in core activities, students in Physical Education 7 take part in a canoe and kayak day at the Calgary Canoe Club. In the fall, students engage in the Positive Playgrounds day. Here, Grade 7 students are mentored by our Grade 10 students who lead them in a series of organized games throughout the day. Additionally, swimming at Glenmore Pool takes place in early winter.

Physical Education 8 In addition to participating in core activities, students in Physical Education 8 travel to Cheakamus, a 420 acre ecological reserve in the Paradise Valley outside of Squamish, B.C. The program includes nature-based and outdoor activities, youth leadership, recreation, and other hands-on experiences intended to instill respect and appreciation for the natural world.

Physical Education 9 In addition to participating in core activities, students in Physical Education 9 take an autumn Outdoor Education School trip to Camp Chief Hector. In the spring, students spend a morning at the Olympic Hall of Fame at WinSport as part of the Canada Olympic School unit.

SCIENCE Science 7 Science 7 focuses on the natural sciences. Throughout the year, students continue developing the fundamental skills of scientific inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking, sustainability, safety, collaboration, and respect for various perspectives. Course Units

• Interactions and Ecosystems • Plants for Food and Fibre • Heat and Temperature • Structures and Forces • Planet Earth Science 8 Students are encouraged to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavours. They are inspired to use science and technology to acquire new knowledge and to solve problems so they may improve the quality of their own lives and the lives of others. Students become more knowledgeable about the wide spectrum of careers related to science, technology, and the environment.

Course Units

• Mix and Flow of Matter • Cells and Systems • Light and Optical Systems • Mechanical Systems • Fresh and Saltwater Systems Science 9 Students are encouraged to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavours. They are inspired to use science and technology to acquire new knowledge and to solve problems so they may improve the quality of their own lives and the lives of others. Students become more knowledgeable about the wide spectrum of careers related to science, technology and the environment. Building on previous learning, several new concepts, including genetics and the periodic table, are introduced, and the integration of mathematics is increased. Course Units

• Matter and Chemical Change • Biological Diversity • Space Exploration • Electrical Principles and Technologies • Environmental Chemistry

SOCIAL STUDIES Social Studies 7 This course is a comprehensive examination of Canadian history preceding and following Confederation. The concept of intercultural contact is introduced through an examination of migration and immigration. Social Studies 7 forms the foundation for the continued dialogue on citizenship and identity in Canada, and current events receive continual focus throughout the year. Course Units • Diverse Peoples — Students learn how the diversity of peoples played a role in the origins of Canada, including First Nations, Inuit, French, and British peoples.

• Toward Confederation — Students explore key events that affected relationships among the early peoples and which shaped Confederation, the agreement that eventually founded Canada.

• After Confederation — Students explore the ideas of citizenship that shaped Confederation and consider how events and policies since 1867 have shaped Canadian society.

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Social Studies 8 Students examine issues related to contact between societies with differing worldviews. The focus is on exploring elements of worldview and how these views are expressed by people living in different times and places. Students also reflect on their own worldviews and assess the influence the past has on the present. Current events are explored throughout the year. Course Units

• Origins of a Western Worldview: Renaissance Europe • From Isolation to Adaptation: Ancient Japan • Worldviews in Conflict: The Spanish and the Aztecs Social Studies 9 Students explore the Canadian political and justice systems, economics, environment, and decision-making. Course Units

• Governance and the Justice System • Rights, Responsibilities and Immigration • Economics, Consumerism and Decision

SPANISH

Spanish as a Second Language This course is for students who have little or no background in the Spanish language. In class, students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing and viewing. Students are evaluated in all these strands. The primary goals are to develop a balanced foundation in language learning skills, an appreciation for the Spanishspeaking cultures of the world, and acquiring solid, basic language skills that will enable students to converse comfortably in Spanish.

SENIOR HIGH HONOURS PROGRAM Our Honours Program elevates the learning experience for Senior High Students. Our high standards in fulfilling the objectives of the Alberta Education curriculum are integral to our students’ success at the post-secondary level across the country and beyond. In addition to meeting the expectations of Alberta Education, we offer a variety of opportunities for students to explore in an area of personal interest, linked to their postsecondary and career aspirations. Such explorations may be included as a component of a course they are enrolled in, additional coursework that allows them to study at an advanced level, or excursions and activities that lay outside the typical timetabled day. Our Honours Program allows us the flexibility to respond to the ever changing education, societal and scientific environments in which our students dwell. Through such a program, we can immerse our students in areas of study that are both authentic and current. Alberta Education credits are offered in some, but not all, of these honours offerings. Regardless if credits are offered or not, evidence of completion of work that goes above the standards can serve as significant differentiators in a competitive, postsecondary environment. Students must follow our application process to indicate their interest in honours. Students will be selected based on their suitability for the program to which they are applying.

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College Senior High

Rundle College Senior High Learning Environment K–12 on One Campus

Campus Amenities

Rundle College offers K–12 education on one campus, allowing seamless grade-to-grade transitions from Rundle College Primary/Elementary to Rundle College Junior/Senior High. Students move through their learning journey in a place with which they are familiar, surrounded by teachers and peers they know — and who know them. Students forge deeper relationships by being part of a student community and do not need to learn new rules or a new school culture as they progress through each grade. In the most important ways, Rundle will always be Rundle.

The Rundle College Junior/Senior program (Grades 7-12) is located in the R.C. Conklin School. Built in 2005, the R..C. Conklin School is modern facility located on 20 acres of land boasting exceptional mountain and meadow views, a parklike setting, and close proximity to high speed and bus transit. Rundle College students have access to • • • •

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For parents, one campus for a child’s K through12 schooling means stronger connections with teachers who truly come to know their child. If more than one child is at Rundle, the challenges of multi-school scheduling are eliminated.

School Uniform Rundle College is a “uniform school” and students wear their uniforms with pride. Each program has its own unique component to the standard uniform, from the ties to the much-anticipated black vests for our graduating class. Students are required to be in uniform each day unless specifically advised otherwise.

Athletics: Cobra Pride! A member of the Calgary Independent Schools’ Athletic Association, Rundle is widely known for the strength of its Cobra athletics program. Graduating student athletes often continue their athletic pursuits at post-secondary institutions across Canada and abroad.

School Handbook The Rundle College School Handbook provides complete information about academic regulations including

• attendance • homework/assignment expectations • academic integrity • student evaluation and grading • exam policy • Student Code of Conduct • inclusivity • withdrawals, course changes, and transfers This publication is available through Moodle, our online parent portal, found on the Rundle website at www.rundle.ab.ca/My Rundle.

STUDENT SERVICES Role of Student Services Junior/Senior High Within the Student Services department, counsellors share a number of roles, yet have specialties within the department. School counsellors are available to assist with • Social and Emotional Counselling • Academic Support • Career and Post-Secondary Support Counsellors provide short-term counselling support for students in a number of different areas including, but not limited to, conflict resolution, depression, self-harm, and grief and loss. The team works closely with administration on school-related matters such as tracking student progress, monitoring academic and personal development, and crisis intervention. Academic support is offered to students in groups and individual sessions, as per directed by the department. There is also significant support offered to teachers to aid students’ academic development in the classroom. In addition, the department provides comprehensive career and post-secondary support for students from junior high through high school: Grade 9 High School Planning • Goal setting and learning styles assessment • High school course plan Grade 10 Career Direction and Exploration • Self assessments • Post-secondary and career explorations • Review high school course plan Grade 11 Career Exploration and Post-Secondary Planning • Strong Interest Inventory • Post-secondary research • Connect high school plan with university requirements • Canadian and international admission support Grade 12 One-On-One Support with Post-Secondary Admissions • Individualized support with admissions, transcripts, and scholarships • Parent and student presentations • Connections with post-secondary representatives

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SENIOR HIGH HONOURS PROGRAM Our Honours Program elevates the learning experience for Senior High Students. Our high standards in fulfilling the objectives of the Alberta Education curriculum are integral to our students’ success at the post-secondary level across the country and beyond. In addition to meeting the expectations of Alberta Education, we offer a variety of opportunities for students to explore in an area of personal interest, linked to their postsecondary and career aspirations. Such explorations may be included as a component of a course they are enrolled in, additional coursework that allows them to study at an advanced level, or excursions and activities that lay outside the typical timetabled day. Our Honours Program allows us the flexibility to respond to the ever changing education, societal and scientific environments in which our students dwell. Through such a program, we can immerse our students in areas of study that are both authentic and current. Alberta Education credits are offered in some, but not all, of these honours offerings. Regardless if credits are offered or not, evidence of completion of work that goes above the standards can serve as significant differentiators in a competitive, postsecondary environment. Students must follow our application process to indicate their interest in honours. Students will be selected based on their suitability for the program to which they are applying.

GLOBAL ONLINE ACADEMY Rundle College is a proud member of Global Online Academy (GOA), whose programs offer students in grades 11 and 12 a way to pursue their passions, learn with peers from around the globe, and acquire and practice modern learning skills that will serve them well in post-secondary institutions, career, and life. GOA courses are Rundle's courses, taught by experienced faculty from renowned peer schools all over the world.

GOA is what happens when inspired teachers, innovative designers, and ambitious students adapt today’s classroom to tomorrow’s world. GOA is education, Course offerings include • Advocacy • Art, Media, and Design • Architecture | Creative Nonfiction • Bioethics | Global Health • Business • Comparative Politics • Computer Science and Technology • Digital Journalism | Fiction Writing • Energy • Entrepreneurship in a Global Context • Game Theory | Computational Thinking Introduction to Investments • Mathematics • Medical Problem Solving • Macro/Microeconomics • Multivariable Calculus |Number Theory • Neuropsychology • Positive Psychology | Social Psychology • Power: Redressing Inequity Through Data • Psychology • Science and Health • World Languages: Arabic | Japanese

STUDENT CELEBRATIONS At Rundle, we believe that celebrating student success and achievement is fundamental to educating wellrounded citizens of good character. Every year, the Rundle community celebrates all aspects of student achievement at the Academic and Athletic Awards Ceremonies. Numerous scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year to exceptional students who contribute to our school and who continue to give back to their local and global communities. Some scholarship recipients are chosen by Rundle faculty, while awards for future post-secondary study are based on student applications.

This is a new kind of online class where relationships and connections drive students to share their perspectives and learn from those of others. Our faculty also participates in GOA's world renowned professional learning programs as teachers seek to continuously improve their practice as modern educators. unbound.

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CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS The purpose of our character education program at Rundle is to create a kind and caring community organized around developing positive and healthy relationships among and between students, staff, and parents. We believe that social and emotional learning is just as important as academic learning. Moreover, we strive to inspire our students to become committed to moral and ethical behaviours and to give them opportunities to practice these desired behaviours.

Junior/Senior High At the Junior/Senior High level, there are many opportunities for students to further develop their character and leadership skills. Junior High Program: STARters (Succeed Together at Rundle) is a group of 24 multi-grade students who take on a leadership role in our school’s STAR character program. They organize and lead challenges, activities, and messages that inspire our students to further develop their own character strengths. STARter commitments include participating in monthly community volunteer experiences outside of school time. The L.E.A.D.E.R.S Council (Leadership, Experience, Activities and Development for Every Rundle Student) is a student council program providing leadership experience, activities, and development opportunities for every Rundle College student. The goal of the program is to add value to the students’ academic endeavors by providing a variety of social, school spirit, and philanthropic experiences that challenge them to be well-rounded students and positive citizens within their school community. WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) is a leadership opportunity for grade 9 students at Rundle College. Students apply to be a member of the group and work on several initiatives throughout the year. WEB Ambassador are responsible for welcoming and touring guests around the campus as well as helping incoming grade 7 students feel comfortable with their transition into junior high school. Senior High Program: Rundle College Prefects are ambassadors of Rundle College. They are elected Grade 10, 11 and 12 students who aim to create a positive,

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inclusive, and inspired school community by working closely and directly with the administration, faculty, and students of Rundle College. Prefects assist in the organization of school events and the fostering of school spirit. CAUSE, our service learning group, exposes members to a range of service learning experiences so they may better understand the needs of the community, learn what they are passionate about, and develop skills to contribute to both their local and global communities. Peer Support is a group of students committed to fostering Rundle College’s just and caring culture. An extension of Peer Support is our Peer Tutoring program for our Junior High students. Senior High students are paired with students to assist with academics, study skills, and test taking strategies. The Duke of Edinburgh Award challenges students to discover hidden talents, develop untapped leadership potential, make a difference in the community, and explore the wonders of the great outdoors. Our Duke of Ed Club facilitates the students’ personal journey to achieve this award.


RUNDLE GIVES BACK Our entire Rundle community is involved in volunteerism and has given back 1000s of hours of service within Calgary and around the world. All Grades 7-12 students participate in Rundle Volunteer Days, and many students continue to give their time to community service projects as members of Rundle’s CAUSE Club and as part of Rundle’s International Service Travel program.

Rundle partners our students, staff, and Rundle families with many local organizations to provide volunteer support: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Brenda’s House Calgary Drop-In-Centre Calgary Food Bank Calgary Pathways Cleanup Calgary Zoo Children’s Cottage Volunteering Community Kitchen - Good Food Box Program Feed the Hungry Food Bank Grow Calgary Kerby Centre Mustard Seed Salvation Army Toy Angels

THE ASCENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Students develop their own leadership philosophy. The articulation of this philosophy is an individual pursuit. Some students may choose to write a personal leadership credo whereas others may choose to create a leadership vision board. Each student’s project is approved by a faculty advisor. Prior to receiving credit, the leadership distinction candidates are required to present their products to the ‘Distinction in Leadership at Rundle’ panel. Upon completion of the program and all of its requirements, each student receives a personalized letter of reference from the Headmaster of Rundle College Society. The letter of recognition articulates the rigor of the program and the capacity of the individual Rundle Leader of Distinction.

HEAD’S LIST The Head’s List celebrates the success of our students and their adherence to the mission, vision, and values of Rundle College Society. Students are acknowledged for their success in the areas of co-curricular activities, , character development, and academic achievement. The process and requirements are unique depending on the program and the student’s division; however, the universal components include an adherence to high academic standing and evidence of the pursuit of our values: togetherness, kindness, curiosity, and wellness. Students who qualify for the Head’s List are recognized at their school’s awards day and on a special display in their school. Graduating students receive a letter of recognition from Rundle College Society detailing their accomplishment of earning the distinction of being on Rundle College Society’s Head’s List.

At Rundle, we aim to ‘Inspire Leaders.’ One path to inspired leadership is through “The Ascent: A Distinction in Leadership at Rundle.” To earn the “Distinction in Leadership at Rundle”, Grade 12 students complete 10 modules (3 mandatory modules and 7 optional modules). We offer modules that are self-guided, direct instruction, exploratory, and include guest speakers. Each year, the module calendar is published and students are welcome to join any session they wish.

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INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM For students who would like to experience an educational and cultural opportunity abroad, Rundle has an exchange program for students in grade 11 with Caloundra City Private School in Queensland, Australia, and Lathallan School in North East Scotland. In these five to six week programs, students live with a host family and attend school while also having the opportunity to explore cultural and historical sights in the host country. For students in grade 10 and 11 who are enrolled in our Spanish language programs, there is also an opportunity for a five-week language exchange with Agora Lledo in Castellon, Spain. Students must also act as hosts for their exchange partners. This exchange experience allows students to gain new perspectives and understandings of global citizenship while also developing personal skills through independence. Students experience what is means to be an ambassador of our school, city, and country.

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In grade 10 when I was chosen for the Australia Exchange, I had a tough choice to make between my competitive sport and the chance to learn and live in another country; I chose Australia and it's been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Australia gave me the chance to learn independence both as a student and an individual, which helped me through self-studies, preparing for exams, and then for going off to university. Travel in general gives you such an incredible chance for self reflection and allows you to get to know yourself. I know I am so much more confident and self assured because of having the chance to trust and rely on myself. I had the confidence to move across the country for university for the program that best suited me, and to later on travel and live in many countries. The best part of all is getting to make lasting friendships that have brought me back to Australia time and again! I also love showing my students the travel plaque in the Rundle office with my name on it. They get so excited to know they have those opportunities coming to them some day as well! Taryn Knorren, 2011 Alumna Current Rundle College Elementary Teacher


College Senior High Courses Our Academic Philosophy Our students are accepted into highly competitive postsecondary programs throughout the world on the basis of their final marks in our academic program, including the diploma exam program. The academic results of Rundle College students consistently rise above the Provincial averages on subject-specific diploma exams, a direct reflection of the quality of instruction our students receive and their commitment to their studies. Rundle College’s decision not to offer IB or AP programs is rooted in our values and our history of success with students as we focus on the program of studies mandated by the Province of Alberta. We support and challenge students in the areas of their passions. Academically, this is done through our enriched programs, where students join like-minded individuals in their pursuit of excellence, tackling topics and activities that go beyond the confines of the curriculum. In alignment with our values, students are supported as they embrace interests beyond academics. Rundle College’s program of studies provides students with time to focus on mental and physical wellness, volunteering, athletics, co-curricular clubs, and humanitarian pursuits.

The following pages detail course offerings in

• Art • Career and Life Management • Drama • English Language Arts • French • Instrumental Music • Mathematics • Music • Physical Education • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) • Social Studies • Spanish • Sports Medicine • Tech Innovation

Senior High Co-Curricular Programs Below is a sampling of the co-curricular programs offered at Rundle College Senior High. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students. Arts: Jazz Band, Art Club, Spring Drama Production, Yearbook Club, Vocal Ensemble, Photography Club, Choir Intellectual Pursuits: Competitive Speech, Reach for the Top, Bamfield Trip, Robotics, Business Club, University Ambassadors, Student Exchange Program, International Travel Athletics: Intramurals (non-competitive athletics), cross country, volleyball, golf, football, basketball, badminton, wrestling, rugby, co-ed soccer, track and field, athletic travel teams, cheer team Character: Prefects, Peer Support, Peer Tutoring, C.A.U.S.E Club, Junior Cobras, Duke of Edinburgh, Grad Committee, International Travel Trips, Student Ambassadors

ART Students’ art is exhibited throughout the school, and there are opportunities for public exhibits at special events, band concerts, and the senior fine arts show.

Art 10

Art 10 // FNA1400 // 5 credits Students investigate the elements and design principles of art to acquire knowledge and working skills in drawing, designing, painting, sculpting, and demonstrating colour theories and principles. Techniques developed through practical application are applied to solve abstract problems, resulting in the creation of several art projects. Prerequisite: none.

Art 20

Art 20 // FNA2400 // 5 credits The visual arts involve expressing one’s self, feelings, experiences, and ideas through images. Students use the elements and principles of design to create purposeful effects and to make new and meaningful images. In this foundation course, students develop basic art skills by creating art images through drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, and design.

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Students are encouraged to observe, discuss, and create images. Prerequisite: Art 10.

Art 30

Art 30 // FNA3400 // 5 credits Students create art images that communicate their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Students develop greater knowledge and skills in drawing, design, painting, 3-dimensional sculpture, composition, printmaking, and commercial art. Art 30 students also develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of art history. This course sets the foundation for building an art portfolio. Prerequisite: Art 20.

Art 31

Art 31 // FNA3405 // 5 credits Art 31 provides an opportunity for all students to gain knowledge in the discipline of art. Further developing their skill and understanding of art technique, students examine the impact of international influences and modern technology on modern art. Art 31 sets the foundation for an art portfolio. Prerequisite: Art 30.

CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT Career and Life Management

Career and Life Management // PED0770 // 3 credits

Career Directions Expansion

Career Directions Expansion // CTR2310 // 1 credit

Career Directions Transitions

Career Directions Transitions // CTR3310 // 1 credit Completing Career and Life Management comprises three components, totals five credits, and is required for high school graduation in the Province of Alberta. At Rundle College, all students are required to take Career and Life Management, Career Directions Expansion, and Career Directions Transitions. Career and Life Management equips students to make sound personal and professional decisions and also develops their ability to apply effective thinking and communication skills. Students develop a positive self-concept and an understanding of personal interests, values, aptitudes, and abilities. Independent personal management is promoted,

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and students develop the ability to make choices and accept challenges that consider significant others, values, responsibilities, and resources. They gain an awareness of health as a resource for everyday living, and learn health maintenance’s connection with personal well-being, realizing goals, satisfying needs, and coping with change. The career-focused aspects of the course develop knowledge about career options and enable students to determine personal career strategies. Students gain an awareness of the relationships between personal economics, lifestyle, and occupational planning. Please note: Because this program encourages students to focus on how they see themselves, how they cope with life’s challenges, and how they relate to others, areas which may be considered sensitive or controversial may well arise. Rundle College strives to deal with these issues appropriately. Students are encouraged to discuss sensitive issues with their parents or guardians. Course Themes • Careers and the World of Work • Human Sexuality • Independent Living • Relationships • Self-Management • Well-Being

DRAMA Drama fosters students’ positive self-concept as they explore life through assuming roles and acquiring dramatic skills. This imaginative exploration involves setting, “acting out”, and communicating within a dramatic situation. Students then reflect on the consequences. This reflection provides the platform for self-development. Students have opportunities to perform at the Remembrance Day ceremony, the Christmas Gala, and the Spring Production.

Drama 10

Drama 10 // FNA1410 // 5 credits Drama at the senior high level emphasizes the development of the individual as a creator, performer, historian, critic, and patron through dramatic forms of expression learned in junior high. Drama at the senior level is a combined course with 10-, 20-, and 30-level students in one class. Prerequisite: none.


Course Units • Acting and Improvisation • Film Study • Movement and Speech • Orientation • Technical Theatre and Design

Drama 20

Drama 20 // FNA2410 // 5 credits Drama 20 continues students’ development as a creator, performer, historian, critic, and patron through dramatic forms of expression learned in junior high and in Drama 10. Drama at the senior level is a combined course with 10-, 20and 30-level students in one class. Prerequisite: Drama 10. Course Units • Acting and Improvisation • Film Study • Movement and Speech • Orientation • Technical Theatre and Design

Drama 30

Drama 30 // FNA3410 // 5 credits Drama 30 extends students’ development as a creator, performer, historian, critic, and patron through dramatic forms of expression learned in junior high and subsequently in Drama 10 and Drama 20. Drama at the senior level is a combined course with 10-, 20- and 30-level students in one class. Prerequisite: Drama 20. Course Units • Acting and Improvisation • Film Study • Movement and Speech • Orientation • Technical Theatre and Design

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS English Language Arts 10-1

English Language Arts 10-1 // ELA1105 // 5 credits Integrating the study of literature and language, this course emphasizes skill development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing. Students are provided with a wide variety of challenging texts: poetry, short stories, novels, Shakespearean drama, modern drama, films,

and nonfiction. Knowledge of texts is applied to writing personal responses and critical essays, where students are encouraged to think critically and creatively. Achieving the expectations of reading and writing at the senior high level is the focus, but the guiding principles are to provide a broader perspective of humanity and to inspire students to become open-minded, lifelong learners. Prerequisite: English Language Arts 9.

English Language Arts 20-1

English Language Arts 20-1 // ELA2105 // 5 credits Building on the foundation of English Language Arts 10-1, this course continues to integrate the study of literature and language, emphasizing skill development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing. Students are provided with a wide variety of challenging texts: poetry, short stories, novels, Shakespearean drama, modern drama, films, and nonfiction. Knowledge of texts is applied to writing of personal responses and critical essays, where students are encouraged to think critically and creatively. Preparation for Grade 12 and, ultimately, post-secondary education is the focus, but the guiding principle is to provide a broader perspective of humanity and to inspire students to become open-minded, lifelong learners. Prerequisite: English Language Arts 10-1.

English Language Arts 30-1

English Language Arts 30-1 // ELA3105 // 5 credits English Language Arts 30-1 continues students’ skill development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing. It integrates the study of literature and language, providing students with a wide variety of challenging texts: poetry, short stories, novels, Shakespearean drama, modern drama, films, and nonfiction. Knowledge of texts is then applied to writing personal responses and critical essays, where students are encouraged to think critically and creatively. Preparation for the Diploma Examination and for post-secondary education is the focus in this culminating course, but the guiding principles are to provide a broader perspective of humanity and to inspire students to become open-minded, lifelong learners. Prerequisite: English Language Arts 20-1.

FRENCH

French as a Second Language 10 French as a Second Language 10-9Y // FSL1099 // 5 credits

Building on previous French language expertise, students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking,

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representing, and viewing. Elements of grammar, vocabulary, and verbs are studied, enabling students to use French in increasingly diverse situations. This the foundation course that starts students on a journey toward greatly increased proficiency in French. Prerequisite: French 7–9 or equivalent. Course Units • Fine Arts • School Life and Hobbies • Shopping Habits • Travel and Vacations

French as a Second Language 20 French as a Second Language 20-9Y // FSL2099 // 5 credits

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Music students have the opportunity to take part in formal concerts in December and June. There are also a variety of other performance opportunities throughout the year including, but not limited to, Remembrance Day, Athletic events, and graduation.

Instrumental Music 10

Instrumental Music 10 // FNA1425 // 5 credits

Course Units • Consumer Choices and Responsibilities • Fads and Fashion Through Time • Friendship and Social Life • Senses and Feelings

Instrumental Music 10, 20, and 30 is a sequential and developmental approach to music instruction while appreciating and supporting the various abilities and achievements of participating students. Each course level builds on the previous. In Instrumental Music 10, students are immersed in a playing environment that challenges skills and knowledge learned at the junior high school level. Students become comfortable with performing at a higher level and with peers who have more experience. Students develop competencies and strive for excellence in performing, listening, creating, researching, and valuing music. Instrumental Music at the senior level is a combined course with 10-, 20- and 30-level students in one class. Prerequisite: ability to read music.

French as a Second Language 30

Instrumental Music 20

The final chapter of French as a Second Language builds on students’ ability to converse, comprehend, read, and write in French, and to express more-sophisticated ideas and arguments. Higher levels of grammar, vocabulary, and verbs are studied. Students also engage in a novel study of the French classic “The Little Prince.” Students complete the course with an increased level of proficiency in French, having built on previous courses to use advanced grammatical structures, bind novel expressions, and carry linguistic ability to new heights. Prerequisite: French as a Second Language 20 or equivalent.

Continuing with the sequential and developmental approach to music instruction, Instrumental Music 20 prepares young musicians to be the future leaders of their section, focussing on leadership and musicality. Students continue to improve their technical abilities and their general knowledge of music, while increasing their level of responsibility within their section. Students develop competencies and strive for excellence in performing, listening, creating, researching, and valuing music. Instrumental Music at the senior level is a combined course with 10-, 20-, and 30-level students in one class. Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 10.

Building on the framework established in French as a Second Language 10 and preparing students for the next part of their language journey, students expand their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing. Elements of grammar, vocabulary, and verbs are studied, enabling students to use French in increasingly diverse situations. Prerequisite: French as a Second Language 10 or equivalent.

French as a Second Language 30-9Y // FSL3099 // 5 credits

Course Units • Environmental Issues and Possible Solutions • Francophone-Speaking Countries as Destinations and Ecotourism • Future Plans and the World of Work

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Instrumental Music 20 // FNA2425 // 5 credits

Instrumental Music 30

Instrumental Music 30 // FNA3425 // 5 credits Further building on the sequential and developmental approach to music instruction, Instrumental Music 30 expects students to continue to improve their leadership skills as they learn to lead their peers within their section and within the band as a whole. Students demonstrate a


solid understanding of the inner workings of a concert band and of their instrument. Students develop competencies and strive for excellence in performing, listening, creating, researching, and valuing music. Instrumental Music at the senior level is a combined course with 10-, 20-, and 30-level students in one class. Prerequisite: Instrumental Music 20.

MATHEMATICS Mathematics 10C

The focus is on demonstrating advanced algebra skills, mathematical literacy, comprehension, and reasoning. Mathematics 30-1 may be required for post-secondary calculus courses. Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-1 (grade of 70%+ recommended) and teacher recommendation. Course Units • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions • Permutations and Combinations • Relations and Functions • Trigonometric Functions • Trigonometric Equations

Mathematics 10C // MAT1791 // 5 credits Students gain the mathematical understanding and criticalthinking skills needed for success in Mathematics 20-1. This is also an introductory course to pre-calculus mathematics. Course Units • Polynomials and Factoring • Real Numbers, Exponents, and Radicals • Coordinating Geometry and Linear Equations • Systems of Linear Equations • Relations and Functions • Measurement and Trigonometry

Mathematics 20-1

Mathematics 20-1 // MAT2791 // 5 credits Mathematics 20-1 is for students who plan to enter postsecondary programs, such as engineering, mathematics, sciences, and some business studies that require advanced mathematics skills. It provides the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills needed for Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31. Prerequisite: Mathematics 10C (65%+ recommended). Course Units • Sequences and Series • Trigonometry • Radical Expressions and Equations • Rational Expressions and Equations • Quadratic Functions and Equations • Analysis of Functions, Equations, and Inequalities

Mathematics 30-1

Mathematics 30-1 // MAT3791 // 5 credits Mathematics 30-1 is for students planning to apply for post-secondary programs requiring calculus and advanced mathematics skills, such as engineering, mathematics, sciences, and some business studies. Students transfer knowledge and make connections among various topics.

Mathematics 31

Mathematics 31 // MAT3211 // 5 credits Mathematics 31 emphasizes the theoretical and practical development of topics in the algebra of functions, trigonometry, differential calculus, and integral calculus. It bridges the gap between the course-numbered streams of the Mathematics 10-1, 20-1, and 30-1 level courses and the Calculus courses offered by post-secondary institutions. Prerequisite: Mathematics 20-1 (grade of 80%+ recommended) and teacher recommendation. Course Units • Limits and Rates of Change • Derivatives • Applications of Derivatives • Extreme Values and Curve Sketching • Trigonometric, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions • Differential Equations and Area • Integrals

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Physical Education 10

Physical Education 10 // PED1445 // 5 credits Physical Education at Rundle College enables students to enhance their quality of life through active living, exposure to a wide variety and choice of activities, and developing skills and positive attitudes in both individual and team pursuits. Activities include flag football, hiking, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, wrestling, dance, yoga, track and field, rugby, soccer, team handball, fencing, badminton, kickball, and low-organized games. In addition to these activities, students earn their certification in CPR. Emphasis

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is placed on developing key components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, power, coordination, and agility. Prerequisite: none.

Physical Education 20

Physical Education 20 // PED2445 // 5 credits Building on the foundation of Physical Education 10, the course enables students to enhance their quality of life through active living, exposure to a wide variety and choice of activities, and developing skills and positive attitudes that promote engagement in lifelong recreational pursuits. Activities include fitness, handball, bowling, tae kwon do, racquetball, squash, aquatics, tennis, golf, ice hockey, kayaking, batting cages, ultimate Frisbee, yoga, badminton, curling, low-organized games, and a variety of team and individual activities. Emphasis is placed on developing key components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, power, coordination, and agility. Prerequisite: Physical Education 10.

Physical Education 30

Physical Education 30 // PED3445 // 5 credits Physical Education 30 further enables students to enhance their quality of life through active living, exposure to a wide variety and choice of activities, and developing skills and positive attitudes that promote engagement in lifelong recreational pursuits. Activities include fitness, handball, bowling, fencing, racquetball, squash, diving, tennis, golf, speed skating, sailing, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, yoga, badminton, billiards, curling, low-organized games, and a variety of team and individual activities. Emphasis is placed on developing key components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, power, coordination, and agility. Prerequisite: Physical Education 20.

Recreation Leadership

Recreation Leadership // see modules for course numbers // 5 x 1 credit Recreation Leadership comprises five one-credit modules and is typically offered to Grades 11 and 12 students only. Emphasis is placed on developing and understanding the basic components of physical fitness, mental fitness and nutritional wellness, and on developing a historical understanding of a chosen recreational activity or sport from an official’s perspective. This is a participation-based course, and students generally engage in a workout program two or three days each week. Exams, assignments, and projects are scheduled throughout the semester.

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Course Units • Foundations for Training 1 (REC1040) • Foundations for Training 2 (REC2040) • Sport Psychology 1 (REC1050) • Nutrition For Recreation Activities and Sport (REC2010) • Officiating (REC3130) OR • Flexibility Training (REC3015)

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine // see modules for course numbers // 5 x 1 credit Sports Medicine is offered to Grade 12 students and consists of five modules focusing on the fundamentals of health services and what this means to “client” and athlete care. Students learn how body systems operate and how to properly care for each system during recreational and sportrelated activities, including focusing on the technical side of injury management. This consists of acquiring skills such as taping, wrapping, assessing potential injuries, exploring the role of the athletic therapist, injury treatment, and rehabilitation procedures. Students gain practicum hours with school sports teams. Course Units • Caring for Body​Systems (CCS1030) • Health Services Fundamentals (HSS1010) • Injury Management (REC1020) • Musculoskeletal System (HCS1050) • Technical Foundations of Injury Management (REC1030)

SCIENCE

(Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science) Science 10 Science 10 // SCN1270 // 5 credits

This introductory science course is the basis for all other science courses at Rundle. Students continue to expand their knowledge of science and its relationship to technology and society. They further develop the broad-based skills needed to identify and analyze problems, to explore and test solutions, and to seek, interpret, and evaluate information. Prerequisite: Science 9. Course Units • Energy and Matter in Chemical Change • Cycling of Matting in Living Systems • Energy Flow in Global Systems


Biology 20

Chemistry 30

The world around us is explored from the perspective of ecosystem interactions, such as photosynthesis that converts light energy into chemical energy like glucose, and cellular respiration that takes glucose and turns it into the energy that drives the human systems in the form of ATP. This energy runs human systems like muscles and respiration. Students expand their knowledge of science and its relationship to technology and society. They develop the broad-based skills needed to identify and analyze problems, explore and test solutions, and seek, interpret, and evaluate information. Prerequisite: Science 10.

Chemistry 30 deals with energy change and systems as well as organic chemistry. Students continue improving their inquiry skills by designing labs and solving mathematical problems related to predicting yields and the extent of equilibria. Students also develop an awareness of social, environmental, economic, and legal issues related to chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 20.

Biology 20 // SCN2231 // 5 credits

Course Units • Energy and Matter Exchange • Population Change and Evolution • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration • Human Systems 1 • Human Systems 2

Biology 30

Biology 30 // SCN3230 // 5 credits Students study aspects of the living world from the molecular level to complex ecosystems. They continue to develop their skills in scientific inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking, sustainability, safety, collaboration, and respect for various perspectives. Prerequisite: Biology 20. Course Units

• Nervous and Endocrine Systems • Reproduction and Development • Cell Division, Genetics and Molecular Biology • Population and Community Dynamics

Chemistry 20

Chemistry 20 // SCN2796 // 5 credits This course ties many scientific disciplines together by describing events at a molecular level. Students work through structured laboratory activities and reports, experimental design projects, and solving mathematical problems related to predicting yields. Prerequisite: Science 10. Course Units • Diversity of Matter and Chemical Bonding • Forms of Matter: Gases • Matter as Solutions, Acids and Bases • Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Changes

Chemistry 30 // SCN3796 // 5 credits

Course Units • Organic Chemistry • Thermochemistry • Oxidation and Reduction • Equilibrium/Acids and Bases

Physics 20

Physics 20 // SCN2797 // 5 credits Energy is the theme common to all units in Physics 20 with change, diversity, equilibrium, matter, and systems also playing a role. Energy in its many forms causes change and determines the kind of change matter and systems undergo. The major concepts enable connections to be drawn among the four course units. Prerequisite: Science 10. Recommended grade of 75%+ in Science 10 and Math 10C. Course Units • Kinematics • Dynamics • Circular Motion and Gravitation • Mechanical Waves

Physics 30

Physics 30 // SCN3797 // 5 credits Physics 30 is a university preparatory course for students planning to pursue further physics courses at the postsecondary level. It helps to explain much about the world in which we live. Prerequisite: Physics 20. Recommended grade of 75%+ in Physics 20. Course Units

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Momentum and Impulse Forces and Fields Electromagnetic Radiation Nuclear Physics

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SOCIAL STUDIES Social Studies 10-1

Social Studies 10-1 // SST1771 // 5 credits Globalization has significantly influenced the modern world. Students examine the origins of globalization and its impact on lands, cultures, human rights, and quality of life. They identify multiple perspectives on globalization and re-examine their roles as responsible and active citizens. Prerequisite: Social Studies 9. Concepts/Events Studied • Historical Globalization Case Studies (slavery, Scramble for Africa, the Industrial Revolution) • Modern Responses to the Legacies of Globalization • Globalization and Economic Development (capitalism, free trade, trade agreements) • Human Rights, Democracy, and Globalization • Impact of Media and Technology • First Nations • Globalization as it Relates to Current Events

Social Studies 20-1

the principles of liberalism. Understanding the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship encourages students to respond to emerging global issues. Prerequisite: Social Studies 20-1. Concepts/Events Studied • Current Events • Democratic and Non-Democratic Systems • First Nations • Private and Public Enterprise Economic Systems • Terrorism • The Cold War

SPANISH Rundle College offers two distinct program streams for students interested in Spanish Language and Culture: 1) The “3Y” route is for students with little or no background in the Spanish language and requires no previous study of Spanish. This is structured as a three-year program, culminating with Spanish 30-3Y. 2) The “6Y” route builds on skills developed in Grades 7–9, and is structured as a sequential six-year program, culminating with Spanish 30-6Y.

Social Studies 20-1 // SST2771 // 5 credits Nationalism has significantly shaped the modern world. Students examine the principles of nationalism and its subsequent effects on individuals, cultures, human rights, and international relations. They identify multiple perspectives regarding nationalism and re-examine their roles and responsibilities as active citizens. Prerequisite: Social Studies 10-1. Concepts/Events Studied • Types of Nations and their Impact on Identity • Historical and Contemporary Revolutions Including the French Revolution • First and Second World Wars • Genocides Throughout History • Ultranationalism • Internationalism and International Organizations • Nationalism as it Relates to Current Events

Social Studies 30-1

Social Studies 30-1 // SST3771 // 5 credits Students explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems, as well as various past and current events, enable students to assess the viability of

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Spanish Language and Culture 10-3Y Spanish Language and Culture 10-3Y // SPN1345 // 5 credits

Students with little or no Spanish language background develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. A balanced foundation in language learning skills, as well as an appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures, develop while students learn to converse comfortably in Spanish. Prerequisite: none.

Spanish Language and Culture 10-6Y Spanish Language and Culture 10-6Y // SPN1349 // 5 credits

Continuing the framework built in Spanish 7, 8, and 9, students develop an appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures of the world. Elements of grammar, vocabulary, and verbs are further studied, enabling students to converse comfortably in Spanish. Skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing are honed. Prerequisite: Spanish 9 or equivalent.


Spanish Language and Culture 20-3Y Spanish Language and Culture 20-3Y // SPN2345 // 5 credits

Previous language skills are reinforced and built upon enabling students to develop more sophisticated skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing in Spanish. Through studying elements of grammar, vocabulary and verbs, students’ Spanish skills are used in increasingly authentic environments. Students also explore Spanish-speaking cultures of the world. Prerequisite: Spanish 10-3Y.

Spanish Language and Culture 20-6Y Spanish Language and Culture 20-6Y // SPN2349 // 5 credits

Building on the framework of Spanish 10-6Y, students develop more sophisticated skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing in Spanish. Elements of grammar, vocabulary, and verbs are studied, expanding on language skills to enable students to communicate in increasingly authentic environments. Spanish-speaking cultures of the world are also explored. Prerequisite: Spanish 10-6Y.

Spanish Language and Culture 30-3Y Spanish Language and Culture 30-3Y // SPN3345 // 5 credits

This is the final chapter in the three-year Spanish Language and Culture route. Course content strengthens students’ ability to converse, comprehend, read, and write in Spanish, as well as to express more sophisticated ideas and arguments. High levels of grammar, vocabulary, and verbs are studied. Upon completion, students have an increased level of proficiency in Spanish and can use advanced grammatical structures, bind novel expressions, and communicate at a higher level. Prerequisite: Spanish 20-3Y.

Spanish Language and Culture 30-6Y Spanish Language and Culture 30-6Y // SPN3349 // 5 credits This is the final chapter in the six-year Spanish Language and Culture route. Course content further strengthens students’ ability to converse, comprehend, read, and write in Spanish, as well as to express more sophisticated ideas and arguments. High levels of grammar, vocabulary, and verbs are studied. Upon completion, students have an increased level of proficiency in Spanish and can use advanced grammatical structures, bind novel expressions, and communicate at a higher level. Prerequisite: Spanish 20-6Y. Course Units • Television and Movies • Food and Appliances • Travel and Professions • Making Plans for the Futures

TECH INNOVATION

Career and Technology Studies //CTS2013// 5 credits Computing and technology are major forces of change in today’s world; however, simply having access to iPhones and computers does not make students tech literate. In our Tech Integration course, students become comfortable with various fundamentals of technology, develop the necessary skills required in today’s world, and set a solid foundation for technology use in the future. Moving beyond fundamentals, our leveled course allows students to further explore their passions in the area of technology. Tech Integration Level 1- In this introductory course, students build overall technology competencies in computer security, file management, basic audio-visual, graphic and web design, 3D CAD, and various business topics including an introduction to spreadsheets. Tech Integration Level 2 - This next level enables students to explore areas of interest while participating in the design thinking process. Students push boundaries, develop critical thinking skills, and hone presentation and teamwork skills.

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Sample Senior High Timetable Sample Timetable for Students with a Science Focus Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

ELA 10-1

Social 10-1

ELA 20-1

Social 20-1

ELA 30-1

Social 30-1

Science 10

Math 10C

Chemistry 20

Biology 30

Drama 10

Drama 20

Tech Innovation

Biology 20

Tech Innovation

Study Period

Math 30-1

Math 31

Math 20-1

Phys Ed 20

Chemistry 30

Phys Ed 30

Phys Ed 10/CALM 20

Sample Timetable for Students with a Fine Arts Focus Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

ELA 10-1

Social 10-1

ELA 20-1

Social 20-1

ELA 30-1

Social 30-1

Science 10

Math 10C

Art 20

Physics 20

Physics 30

Art 31

French 10

Art 10

French 20

French 30

Art 30

Math 30-1

Math 20-1

Drama 10

Study Period

Study Period

Phys Ed 10/CALM 20 Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music

Mandatory Courses:

Elective Courses:

Rundle Honours Courses:

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• Art 10/20/30/31

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Career and Life Management English Language Arts 10-1/20-1/30-1 Mathematics 10C/20-1 Physical Education 10 Science 10 Social Studies 10-1/20-1/30-1

Additional Core Courses:

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Biology 20/30 Chemistry 20/30 Mathematics 30-1 Mathematics 31 (Calculus) Physics 20/30

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Drama 10/20/30 French Language 10/20/30 Instrumental Music 10/20/30 Physical Education 20/30 Recreational Leadership Spanish Language 10/20/30 (3 or 6 year program) • Sports Medicine (Grade 11 and 12) • Tech Innovation 10/20/30

Biology 20/30 Chemistry 20 English Language Arts 10-1/20-1/30-1 Math 10C/20-1/30-1 Physics 20 Science 10 Social Studies 10-1/20-1


Timetable Worksheet Sample Timetable for: _________________________________________________ Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

ELA 10-1*

Social 10-1*

ELA 20-1*

Social 20-1*

ELA 30-1*

Social 30-1*

Science 10*

Math 10C*

Math 20-1*

Math 30-1

Phys Ed 10 (M, W, F) CALM 20 (T, R) *mandatory courses

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Admissions Requirements and Procedures R+ Students Rundle College welcomes applicants who demonstrate • strong academic school standings • exceptional leadership qualities and interests • keen interest in the arts, athletics, and academics • a desire to volunteer and accept new challenges • an intent to pursue post-secondary education Applicants must demonstrate grade appropriate proficiency in all facets of the English language in order to succeed academically and to fully participate in school life. Rundle College does not offer English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learner (ELL) programs. We do not provide boarding services.

Application Process We encourage all interested families to book a personalized tour, attend our Open House, or both. Such events provide valuable insight into the Rundle Experience and opportunities to chat with staff and students. Please visit our website for details.

Step 1 - Application* In order for an application to be deemed complete and to be considered further, it must include • a completed online application form • a copy of the student’s birth certificate or Canadian visa/ landed immigrant form • a recent photograph of the student • the student’s last two years’ final report cards, where applicable • the most recent Provincial Achievement Test results, where applicable • a copy of the student’s psychoeducational evaluation, if applicable • SSAT results or the date when your child is registered to write the exam (Grades 7 to 12) • A completed Character Skills Snapshot which is administered through SSAT and is completed online at home (Grades 7-12) • a $100 non-refundable application fee * Applications open each September for consideration for the following academic year.

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Step 2 - Assessment Assessments begin in November. Kindergarten: Students are invited to a one hour observation in our kindergarten classrooms at the end of November. Students participate in various ageappropriate activities. Grades 1-6: Candidates are invited for an entrance visit and assessment which includes evaluation in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics and socialization. All documentation, including assessments and anecdotal notes, are reviewed by the admissions team. Grades 7-12: Prospective students must write the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) and Character Skills Snapshot, preferably in the fall. Applications can be submitted without the SSAT results, but please indicate when the exam will be written. Students with completed applications, including the SSAT, will be considered first.

Step 3 - Interview Based on availability in our program as well as completed applications and assessments, selected students are invited for a family interview. These interviews provide an opportunity for us to better know the applicant and for the family to ask further questions about Rundle College and all that we offer.

Step 4 - Offer We are excited to extend contract offers to selected candidates. These offers come from the Admissions Office.

Registration and Enrollment Applications to Rundle College are accepted on an ongoing basis; however, it is strongly suggested that applications be made in the fall as spaces are limited in some grades. Rundle typically receives more applications than placements allow.


College Admissions

Timelines Due to limited openings at Rundle College, we recommend that applications be completed before the deadlines indicated below so that your child is considered for all openings. We continue accepting applications throughout the year; however, openings are more limited as time goes on.

Grades

Assessment Day

When Interview Commence

Kindergarten

November 2019

December 1

Grades 3, 4, 6

November 2019

December 1

Grades 1, 2, 5

November 2019

February 1

Grades 7-12 Siblings and Alumni Children

The SSAT (grades 7-11) must be written by December 31st to qualify for Sibling or Alumni status.

December 1

Grades 7 and 10

SSAT written before December 31

December 1

Remaining Elementary and Primary Grades for Winter Decisions

January 2020 onward

As openings occur

After January 15, we continue accepting applications for all grades. Families are contacted as suitable openings become available or if we elect to host further assessment opportunities.

Predicted Availability

SSAT Testing Dates and Locations

Openings for the upcoming school year are often difficult to predict. We have small class sizes and, in some grades, openings happen only when a current student withdraws from our program. The following numbers detail our predicted availability for the coming year.

Prospective students applying for Rundle College admission for Grades 7 through 12 must register for testing through the Secondary School Admission Test Board at www.ssat.org. Testing dates and important information about the exam format are on this site. Students may register to write the SSAT at the school location that is most convenient. Rundle’s school code is 6198. Please enter this code so that results are forwarded to the Admissions Office at Rundle College Society.

Kindergarten: 45 Students (3 classes) Grades 1 and 2: Limited Grade 3: 12-15 Students Grades 4 and 5: 5-10 Students Grade 6: 14-18 Students Grade 7: 20-25 Students Grades 8 and 9: 5-10 Students Grade 10: 10-15 Students Grades 11: Limited Grade 12: Very Limited

Transfer Credits Credits earned at schools outside of Alberta will be reviewed by Rundle College. Alberta Education guidelines are used to assess whether the course qualifies as credit to a corresponding Rundle College course. For additional information, please contact collegeadmissions@rundle.ab.ca | 403-291-3866.

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The World Awaits!

Each year, our graduates and alumni gain acceptance at some of the finest educational institutions across Canada and around the world. We celebrate their hard work and extraordinary achievements in their pursuit of further education at their postsecondary institutions of choice. Our Rundle graduates continue as lifelong learners in diverse fields of study such as arts, business, science, and education. Many graduates continue their athletic passions as student athletes. Rundle graduates have also been awarded top academic scholarships and entrance awards. Collectively, our graduates have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from a variety of scholarships. We are proud of our students’ scholarly successes; however, we are equally proud of the impact our graduates are making as global citizens of strong character.

2,026 # of Rundle Alumni

Rundle College & Rundle Academy post-secondary faculties of study 2016 - 2018

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