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Specialized Programs


The focus of the French Communication and Culture program is for students to acquire the skills to communicate and describe their daily life activities, introduce themselves, expose and explore the francophone culture everywhere around them in Manitoba, in Canada, and in the world

In this program, role plays, and dialogues are used so the students develop their speaking and communication skills. Listening to French music and watching French video materials enriches and builds their listening skills.  Students are encouraged and guided to explore the francophone culture by introducing the famous festivals, authentic food, traditions and history.


Human Ecology

Human Ecology courses provide students with a variety of opportunities to develop practical skills, work habits, knowledge and awareness in areas useful to them as individuals, in their families or learning environments or future workplace and as local and global citizens. Students engage in clothing and textiles (such as knowing about different fabrics or creating a textiles project) or food and nutrition (such as understanding nutrition basics or developing basic food preparation ability) experiences that include making choices, planning, designing, producing, creativity and self-expression, critical thinking, evaluation of finished products or consumer concerns.



Industrial Arts education programming provides the foundation for lifelong learning for living/working effectively in a changing technological environment. Participants in Industrial Arts programming work with the mindset of a problem solver using technological tools, materials, and processes to transform real-life concepts and ideas into goods and services. Problems, ideas and concepts are explored from the research/investigation stage to product development and ultimately to the final testing and assessment/evaluation. The changing nature of society and the workplace make the skills and knowledge developed in Industrial Arts education applicable to many other areas of life.


Students will learn appropriate usage of imagery and digital media while exploring techniques of graphic design in two and three dimensions.

Students are introduced to basic and complex processes found in the Technology and Graphic Arts industry.

Each student entering Graphic Arts will be given a well-founded "Technology Education" which will immerse the student into current technological processes found in the Technology and Graphic Arts Industry. The courses look at traditional Graphic Arts processes such as drafting, screen printing and photography but focus more on current high-tech hardware and processes such as computers, digital photography, web page design and internet.


Teachers encourage students to create something out of nothing and explore their own interests. These ideas help to prepare students with critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  The space provides hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and boosts self-confidence in a problem-solving atmosphere.  

Specialized programs are offered at the upper grades and may differ from year to year.

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