Duffield School
(K–9)

Options

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

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

Term 2 Options - Tuesday

PASTELS - Mrs. Petterson / Cost $15.00

The pastel is considered a traditional medium for creating art, however, many students are not exposed to this artistic medium very often. This class will involve the use of pastels to create a variety of pastel drawings. Pastels are applied to surfaces using many different techniques that can produce a wide variety of effects and results. In this class, students will receive a 9 x12, 30 sheets, 75 lb bound, coil drawing book and a package of 25 oil pastels, for the nominal fee of $15.

IMPROV SPEECH - Mr. Mireault / No Charge

To be or not to be? That is the question! Do you have what it takes to be a superstar? Spot the Headliners will allow you to explore your passion within a specific theatrical option. You can hone in on your singing, acting, playing or improv skills. Through the creation of an effective practice schedule, you will improve and enhance your art; creating a lasting impression on your audience.

FLOOR HOCKEY - Miss Nesbitt / No Charge

Students participating in the Floor Hockey will develop skills such as stick handling, puck handling, communication and leadership skills. Students will play in various tournament styles throughout the option.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - Mr. MacDonald / Cost $20

We will be experimenting with digital photography covering such topics as perspective, composition, levels and angles, lighting, special effects and macro, and panoramic photography. At the minimum, students will need their own camera that has at least 10-megapixel resolution (DSLR or camera phone).  The final project will be the production of a coffee table photo book keepsake that highlights the student’s best photos of the term.

OFFICE/TEACHER ASSISTANTS - Ms. Jewell / No Charge

Office/Teaching staff in the school need your help! Do you enjoy volunteering around the school and working with younger children? If you accept this challenge, you will experience the joy of helping others and be given the opportunity to share your talents and passions, while becoming a role model for younger students. Limit of 10 students.

Term 2 Options - Thursday

BASKETBALL - Mrs. Petterson / No Charge  

Come enhance your basketball skills in this option. Students will improve their basketball skills and abilities through drills and gameplay, as well as learn the rules of the game, have refereeing opportunities, and perform scorekeeping duties. Highly recommended for students who are part of the Duffield Spartans Basketball teams.

STOP MOTION ANIMATION - Mr. MacDonald / No Charge  

This option is for all future animators out there! All you need is a camera, an idea and an imagination to create amazing animated shorts. We will look at miniature set design, lighting and photography techniques with an end goal of a short film gala presentation.

OFFICE/TEACHER ASSISTANT - Ms. Jewell / No Charge   

Office/Teaching staff in the school need your help! Do you enjoy volunteering around the school and working with younger children? If you accept this challenge, you will experience the joy of helping others and be given the opportunity to share your talents and passions, while becoming a role model for younger students. Limit of 10 students.

CORE FLEX - Ms. Jewel / No Charge

This class will be available to those students that would like extra help with their core school work. Students are required to bring subject-specific work that they need extra support with. Intentional goal setting, reflection and reporting progress is essential to success in this program.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - Mr. Norstrom / Cost $5.00

 A fantasy tabletop role-playing game! Each player can create their own character.

THURSDAY - TERM 2/3

MUSICAL THEATRE - Ms Fleming / No Charge

This is a two-term commitment.  Next May, the Junior High Music Theater Option will be performing “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.  If you have ever thought of taking a risk and performing in front of an audience, this is a perfect time!  Whether you want to try out for one of the queen’s personas, walk the princess to her death as the huntsman, speak the truth as the magic mirror, or whistle a happy tune as a dwarf, this option is for you. 

***During Term 3, there will be 5 stagehand positions for those interested in creating props/stage pieces and learning about the technical side of productions. If you are interested, come see Ms. Fleming this term to guarantee a position for you.