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 3 Options - Tuesday

Broadcast News - Mr. MacDonald

In this option, the students will be organized into teams to plan, research and produce a weekly Duffield news tv station. We will look at techniques of effective interviewing, camera presence, story development, filming and editing. Students will be responsible for gathering their research and media during the week so that it can all be put together in the Tuesday class. Deadlines are essential to follow and students will be expected to complete their additions on time!

Course Fee:  None

Track & Field / Badminton - Mr. Mireault & Mrs. Petterson

The purpose of this option is to enhance the track and field and badminton skills that have been introduced in the student’s daily PE class.  This option requires that the student be involved in physical activity for extended periods of time to fully participate in all aspects of the course.  Students in this option may choose to try out to qualify for the Duffield Spartans Track and Field Team and must qualify in order to attend the West Zone and Divisional track meets. A nominal fee of $10 is required to cover the costs of students qualifying to attend the aforementioned track meets.

Course Fee:  $10.00


Bucket Drumming 101 - Miss Nesbitt 

The purpose of this option is to learn drumming skills using buckets. No previous music or drumming skills required. The students will learn all proper techniques to play and perform several bucket drumming songs, along with how to read music.

Course Fee: None

Office/Teacher Assistants - Ms. Jewell

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.

Course Fee: None

 

Term 3 Options - Thursday

Movie Making - Mr. MacDonald

In this option, students will learn camera and editing techniques as well as script development and storyboarding as they plan, film and produce 3 short films. The assignments will include: recreate a movie scene, make a commercial, and produce a 15 min. film short. We will have a film awards event at the end of the option where their movies will be shown to the student body in the gym.

Course Fee: None

Soapstone - Mrs. Petterson 

In this option, students will have an opportunity to create their very own soapstone jewelry. Students will carve small pieces of soapstone to create amulets for necklaces and charms for bracelets. Cords and clasps will be provided for each piece of jewelry that is completed.

Course Fee:  $20.00

Office/Teacher Assistant - Ms. Jewell   

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.

Course Fee: None

Core Flex - Ms. Jewel

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.

Course Fee: None

 

Term 2 & 3 Options - Thursday

Musical Theatre - Ms Fleming

This is a two-term commitment.  In May, the Junior High Music Theater Option will be performing “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.  During Term 3, we are adding 3 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 to guarantee a position for you.

Course Fee: None