ENHANCED LEARNING

Striving for Excellence means doing more than what is required.

Braemar House School follows the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Guidelines, but that is just a start. Caring, qualified teachers deliver a comprehensive curriculum,  with a strong emphasis on Language Arts (including early introduction to French), Mathematics, Sciences and Social Studies, and enhanced programming in Information Technology, Physical Education and Health, Drama, Music and Art, all explored in a richer, broader and more independent way.
Our Education Committee reviews all our programming with the intent of ensuring our students receive significantly enhanced and enriched learning experiences.
Teachers are supported and encouraged to introduce material that broadens the curriculum content, integrates other subject matters, promotes problem solving, and includes topics of local interest and importance.
Careful consideration and planning is taken with regards to field trips, special guests, school-wide events and extra-curricular teams and activities to provide inspiring learning opportunities for students.  They are established to support curriculum, and programs are either repeated or changed slightly from year to year to ensure that we are providing the best possible breadth of education for our students.

Enhanced Learning Experiences – these are school-wide activities that have an educational value and are often organized as multi-grade group activities.  Examples:

Musical Production
Music Recital
Science Fair
Art Show
Engineering Science Quest workshops
Multicultural Day

Classroom Enrichment – these are specific activities as a class that go beyond the curriculum.  Examples:

Cooking
Pottery
Music programming in every grade, like keyboards for Grade 5 or guitar and percussion for Grade 7 and 8
Citizenship programming in every grade, with special events and activities to support learning

Enrichment Opportunities – enrichment activities specifically intended for a target group (either by interest or age) such as our First Lego League Robotics Program, or our School Food Garden.