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Health and Career Education

The aim of Health and Career Education 8 and 9 is to enable students to become thoughtful, caring individuals who plan and reflect, make informed choices, and take responsibility for their own personal and career development.  The Health and Career Education 8-10 curriculum consists of three interrelated elements in Grade 8 to 10:  the planning process, personal development, and career development. 

These courses complement the academic and vocationally oriented courses (that constitute much of the curriculum in Grades 8 to 12) by focussing on students’ personal development and on how their schooling and extra-curricular activities relate to their future plans and “life after school”.  The inclusion of Health and Career Education among the courses that are required to meet graduation requirements is based in the recognition that emotional and social development are as essential to the development of healthy active educated citizens as academic achievement and the development of intellectual and physical skills.  The inclusion also recognizes students’ need to understand the personal relevance of their studies and acquire the specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help them make good personal decisions and manage their lives more effectively.

Guidance classes, taught by the Counsellors, supplement the Health and Career Education courses. Guidance classes focus on educational planning, personal planning, and interpersonal skills by calling on such community resource people as the Community Health Nurse, and the Alcohol and Drug Prevention Worker.


HEALTH & CAREER EDUCATION 8/9                                                                                          MHCE-08

1 Credit                                                                                                                                            MHCE-09

The completion of the MCHE-08 and MCHE-09 curriculum is covered by Counsellors in Guidance classes, school functions, and activities (e.g. Career Fairs, speakers and field trips).


PLANNING 10                                                                                                                               MPLAN10

Planning 10 is a 4 credit course which students must complete in order to satisfy graduation requirements.  The broad curriculum units are:  Graduation Program, Education and Careers, Health and Finance.  The aim of Planning 10 is to enable students to develop the skills they need to become self-directed individuals who set goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their goals throughout life.


DRAMA/FILM PLANNING 10                                                                                                MPLAN10-DR

Drama/Film Planning 10 will incorporate the same course criteria as regular Planning 10.  The difference lies in the instructional strategies used to relay the information and the way in which the students display their understanding of the curriculum.  Drama and Film will be implemented into the course as a creative means of exploring the material through:  improvisation and role-playing, script work, problem solving, public service announcements, short instructional videos, public presentations.  This course will focus on empowering students from the inside out and then to develop their natural inner strength.  In turn, this will assist them to make wise choices that will create the very outcomes and experiences they desire in high school and in their future endeavours.


PLANNING 10/HOME ECONOMICS                                                                                        MPLAN10HE

This course will interweave the Planning 10 curriculum with all aspects of Home Economics offered at Templeton:  Foods and Nutrition, Textiles, Tourism and Psychology.  There will be a focus on practical or hands-on activities to enrich the objectives of Planning 10.

Only the study of Home Economics can be said to be concerned with meeting the challenges of everyday living in a modern society.  Home Economics education provides the necessary balance in bringing together theoretical understandings and addressing practical everyday problems.  It contributes to empowering people to become active and informed members of society with respect to both living independently and living in caring situations with other people. Students develop an understanding of the interdependence of their everyday living with that of other human beings and broader issues related to ecological sustainability. 

GRADUATION TRANSITIONS 12                                                                                                    MGT----

4 credits

Graduate Transitions is a process that begins in grade 10 with Planning 10 providing the knowledge base and foundation, and culminates with a mandatory student presentation during the grade 12 year.  Although Graduation Transitions is a departure from the traditional secondary school-based course offering, it is a four credit course that each student in British Columbia must complete.  The Graduation Transitions program requires students to apply prior learning and to reflect on experience related to three key life skill areas: personal health, community responsibility and career and education planning and in so doing to:

  1. showcase their unique competencies
  2. examine and demonstrate connections between their learning and their future
  3. create a plan for their growth and development as skilled, healthy, knowledgeable participating citizens
  4. celebrate their success and to receive validation from others
  5. apply quality work in areas that demonstrate the attributes of the B.C. graduate.