We have two semesters that run from September to January and February to June. Students have a voice in what we offer for their electives to maximize student experience and learning.
Teachers: Ms. Huygen, Mr. Bishop
We are excited to offer Outdoor Education at Fort McMurray Christian School in the 2022-2023 school year. Outdoor Education takes learning beyond the walls of the classroom. Students will explore what they can do outdoors and learn more about the environment. This will facilitate their understanding of God’s great world and about their role in protecting it. They will appreciate life in all its forms and understand basic ecological processes. Through various outdoor activities, they will develop skill, judgement and confidence in, and sensitivity to the importance of taking care of God’s diverse creation. These understandings and skills are exactly what God has commissioned us to go and do with His world.
There are six main learner outcomes in Outdoor Education:
• Commitment to Action
• Outdoor Expeditions
• Environmental Investigations
• Outdoor Safety
• Personal and Group Development
• Environmental Safety
Through activities such as hiking, orientering, cycling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, students will develop the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for fun and safe activities.
Teacher: Mr. Syed
In this course we will focus on foundational skills for technology that are fundamental to the Fort McMurray Christian School Space Academy program. This course (Space Academy) is designed to teach students:
- Coding basics in Python
- Working with digital electronics using Microbit technologies
- Operating and constructing robots for school tournaments including Vex IQ and Lego
- Designing and building engineering products with Infento
- Learning CAD basics and using 3D Makerbot printers
- Building computers and loading operating systems
- Understanding Cloud technologies with hands on experiences
This course is perfect for anyone interested in learning about technology, coding, robotics and building things. All of these skills will lead the students into mastering elements of Space Academy.
Here’s a quick link to the FMCS Technology option slideshow.
FMCS Technology Option Slideshow
In this class students will have the opportunity to learn about food safety and preparation while also having the opportunity to learn new recipes. Students will work in small groups to bake and cook meals, appetizers, develop nutritional meal planning, and convenience-based planning.