A holistic approach to student development will guide the teaching method and materials of all subject areas. The focus is on developing students into resilient, accountable and emotionally intelligent individuals. In order to provide a foundation for this, equal importance is placed on the physical, artistic and academic subject areas.
Every effort is made to ensure that subject areas of Language, the Arts, Social Studies, Physical and Health Education provide students an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a real-life setting both in the classroom and externally in the community. The variety in physical activities include Martial Arts, Zumba and Yoga where students learn the importance of creating a healthy balance between body and mind. Particularly in the areas of Science and Mathematics, a focus will be on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education encouraging and inspiring young children in these areas through practical hands-on activities.
Our Arts program consists of collaborations with Music, Visual Arts and Drama professionals in these fields. We are pleased to have instructors from the Hamilton Suzuki School of Music working with students from CASA to Lower Elementary. The early childhood music curriculum provides the foundation prior to taking up a musical instrument. Children in their final year of the CASA program and Lower Elementary program are introduced to string instruments and taught to play by way of the Suzuki method. The Visual Arts curriculum provides students the opportunity to work with artist grade mediums such as acrylic paint, water colour, charcoal, pastel and pencil to create works in landscape, portraiture, animals, and more. On a weekly basis, children also take part in interactive Mandarin lessons ensuring students of all abilities and learning styles are supported.