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.
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.
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.
CAREER EDUCATION 8/9 MHCE-08
1 Credit MHCE-09
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
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.
TRANSITIONS 12 MGT----
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:
- showcase their unique competencies
- examine and demonstrate
connections between their learning and their future
- create a plan for their growth and
development as skilled, healthy, knowledgeable participating citizens
- celebrate their success and to
receive validation from others
- apply quality work in areas that
demonstrate the attributes of the B.C. graduate.