Duffield School


Duffield School has a wide variety of options courses. Whether you're into cooking, sketching or movie-making, there's something for you!

2017-2018 Options at a Glance

Note: Some options have a fee associated with them; please refer to this year's selections below for costs.

Term 1 Options

Way to Wellness (Mireault)

Those interested in joining SWAT are encouraged to sign up for this option. The younger students at our school need you to be healthy role models.

In this challenge, you will design, implement, and log your own wellness plan that will include: nutrition, mindfulness, sleep, stress management, and a variety of physical activity choices. You will research the many ways to wellness. Throughout the term, you will plan and implement an initiative to help support your school’s wellness journey.

Tourism (Whalen)

Come plan your dream vacation in tourism class! In this course, students will explore tourism on a local, national and global level. Students will access, interpret and communicate tourism information and enhance their creative thinking, communication and organizational skills.

By learning about the tourism industry, students will gain an understanding and appreciation for the world and its diverse nature, as well the cost and various factors that must be considered when planning a trip. Come escape reality in tourism class while dreaming of beaches and planning your families next vacation! 

Foodies Unite (Satermo)

Hungry? We will be exploring and creating some easy to prepare meals that leave PB and J sandwiches in the cupboard. You will learn about meal nutrition and finding a balance between good food and good taste. As a chef, you will share in the production of meals, and also in the responsibility of proper and timely clean up. Sound yummy? Sign up!

Course Fee: $40

Movie Making (MacDonald)

In this option, students will explore various filming techniques that incorporate shot angle, depth and perspective, use of music, lighting and editing, including green screen effects. Students will use storyboarding to plan and develop two short films. The first will be a 30-second commercial or public service announcement and the second, a short film that is under five minutes in length. Who knows... maybe you will be the next Martin Scorsese!

Sketching (Petterson)

In this option students will follow drawing tutorials that bring out the artist in anyone! The tutorials will break down complex concepts like line, tone, value, perspective, and composition into ideas that even beginning artists can understand. Explore drawing with pencil and come develop your distinct artistic style!

Course Fee: $10

I Feel the Need - the Need for Speed! 3, 2, 1... Launch! (Wolodko)

Design and race your very own CO2 drag racer! Students will have the opportunity to build a wooden drag racer from scratch and race against other students. Your challenge is to overcome aerodynamics and build the fastest drag race car yet!

Course Fee: $20

Learners Permit Prep (Podhaniuk)

Student will be work though the learner’s permit handbook to help them to achieve greater success on the government mandatory written test.

Topics to be covered include:
  • License classifications
  • Traffic controls
  • Starting your vehicle
  • Intersections and turns
  • Lane driving
  • Handling emergency situations
  • The responsible driver
  • Driving within the law
  • Sharing the road.

Practice tests will also be included in this option.

Course Fee: $40 ($20 for handbook; $20 for flashcards)

Choral (Fleming)

Everyone loves to sing! Whether it is in the shower, in the car, with friends, in a band, or at a concert. If you love to sing, and would like to learn how to strengthen your voice, explore different genres of music, and take a risk in performing in front of an audience, this is for you!

We will be learning together how to blend voices, harmonize, and perform at school and in the community. We will also be looking at attending a performance in the city.

Course Fee: $30 for performance in Edmonton

Volleyball (Olson)

Do you love volleyball? In this course, students will lean the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to play and enjoy the sport of volleyball. Teamwork and dedication are a must!