Contact Information 

 

49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

More Contact Info

Mr. John Fraser

Hello!  You can find my website at http://www.johnmfraser.com

Thanks and take care,

 

John Fraser.

 

Course Outlines

 

 

Career Development 10

Career Development 10 is a mandatory full credit course for first year students in the Options and Opportunities Program. It consists of five modules based on the following themes

Career Development 10 Modules

Module 1 - Personal Development

Students will be expected to:

  • Continue to develop independent decision making skills
  • Develop effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Effectively manage personal relationships and conflicts
  • Describe strategies to deal with personal and community health issues
  • Demonstrate respect and appreciation for a diversity of cultural values
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of different attitudes and beliefs

Module 2 - Career Awareness

Students will be expected to:

  • Articulate personal interests, attributes, skills, learning styles and preferences
  • Access, interpret and evaluate career information
  • Engage in life/ work planning and goal setting
  • Apply the knowledge and skills needed to seek and obtain work

Module 3 - Workplace Readiness

Students will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to occupational health and safety and WHMIS
  • Assess their employability based on the Conference Board of Canada Employability Skills  2000+
  • Demonstrate an understanding of workplace hierarchies, relationships and etiquette

Module 4 - Financial Management

Students will be expected to:

  • Make life/ work decisions that balance values, financial realities and media influences.
  • Demonstrate strategies for managing money in life and work
  • Demonstrate understanding of consumer rights, responsibilities and issues

Module 5 - LifeWork Portfolio

Students will be expected to:

  • Include items to demonstrate growth in knowledge and skills
  • Include items that demonstrate the development of a career plan
  • Include items that illustrate their interests and abilities
  • Communicate their career plan

Assessment and Evaluation

CD 10 is designed to give students an environment to interact with others in preparing for a journey of reflection, personal development and career exploration.  Students will demonstrate their understanding of each of these modules through a variety of types of assessments. Evidence of this understanding will be observed through any number of the following items:

  • Journal Reflections
  • Group Work
  • Partner Sharing Activities
  • Problem Solving
  • Checklists
  • Speakers
  • Interviews
  • Internet Searches
  • Field Trips and Responses
  • Case Studies
  • Word Walls
  • Self Assessment
  • Brainstorming
  • Role Playing

Students will be marked on a weekly basis with each week having an equal value with certain exceptions (projects, etc.).

Expectations 

  • Respect for yourself and others always
  • Engage in learning (no disruptions)
  • Attend class regularly and arrive on time
  • Come to class prepared with proper materials and participate in discussions as much as possible
  • No food in class please! Water, however, is acceptable.
  • Understand what plagiarism is and the consequences as explained in class.

*Missed course work for an absence that is excused is to be made up by a date agreed upon by the student and teacher or the value of the work will be forfeited. It is the student’s responsibility to approach the teacher for missed work.

Appropriate Language & Appropriate Behaviour

  • Appropriate language is courteous, non-intimidating, and excludes swearing or cursing. Inappropriate language cannot be tolerated as it has a negative effect on the learning environment.
  • Appropriate behaviour is following instructions, listening to the teacher’s instruction/comments, actively participating classroom activities, being respectful to your fellow classmates, and most importantly not impeding your fellow classmates learning. If student behaviour is affecting the performance/opportunity of other students, drastic actions may have to be taken. (For example, the student's removal from the O2 Program).

Communication Tools

  • Assignments and other important information pertaining to the course will also be mentioned in class, placed on our website (www.johnmfraser.com) and on our Twitter account.
  • If out sick, you may e-mail homework/assignments to me.
  • You and your parents, are encouraged to contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • You are encouraged not to print assignments from a computer. The expectation is that the assignment will be e-mailed to me (see address above) with a hard copy provided as soon as possible. There are link on every subjects page where you email and or send assignments to me.
  • You have an excellent opportunity to be successful if you attend class regularly, participate in all class-based activities, and complete assigned tasks. I will do my best to help you be as successful as possible and look forward to working with you.

Attendance & Timelines

As required by school policy, attendance is necessary for success. Absenteeism and habitual lateness will be reflected in your marks, as you will be missing valuable class time. In an effort to assist you in meeting deadlines for submission, a list of required assignments will be posted on my website (www.johnmfraser.com) and in the classroom. 

 

 

Workplace Health and Safety 11

Workplace Health and Safety 11 is a half-credit required course towards the successful completion of the Options and Opportunities (O2) program. The purpose of this course is to build on knowledge about workplace health and safety issues. This course focuses on assessing potential safety risks in the workplace, making informed decisions and taking appropriate action.

Module 1: Fundamentals of Workplace Health and Safety

Students will be expected to:

  • Identify the characteristics of a healthy work environment and recognize the impact of unsafe work practices
  • Identify the impact of interpersonal relationships on workplace health and safety and demonstrate strategies for appropriate interaction
  • Demonstrate and apply understanding of the major components of the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, including employer and worker rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety
  • Apply new knowledge about healthy and safe work environments to their home and school
  • Show commitment to a culture of workplace safety and recognition that injury is preventable

Module 2: Workplace Hazards- Awareness and Control

Students will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the five main types of workplace hazards and their four main contributing factors
  • Demonstrate understanding of each of the three components of WHMIS- training, labels, and Material
  • Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - through activity-based application to at least one type of workplace
  • Demonstrate understanding of hazard control, including the role of reporting and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Show understanding of root cause analysis to identifying workplace hazards and investigate workplace incident and injury
  • Show strategies for safe and effective response to workplace hazards and emergency situations through exercising safety rights and responsibilities

Expectations 

  • Respect for yourself and others always
  • Engage in learning (no disruptions)
  • Attend class regularly and arrive on time
  • Come to class prepared with proper materials and participate in discussions as much as possible
  • No food in class please! Water, however, is acceptable.
  • Understand what plagiarism is and the consequences as explained in class.

*Missed course work for an absence that is excused is to be made up by a date agreed upon by the student and teacher or the value of the work will be forfeited. It is the student’s responsibility to approach the teacher for missed work.

Appropriate Language & Appropriate Behaviour

  • Appropriate language is courteous, non-intimidating, and excludes swearing or cursing. Inappropriate language cannot be tolerated as it has a negative effect on the learning environment.
  • Appropriate behaviour is following instructions, listening to the teacher’s instruction/comments, actively participating classroom activities, being respectful to your fellow classmates, and most importantly not impeding your fellow classmates learning. If student behaviour is affecting the performance/opportunity of other students, drastic actions may have to be taken. (For example, the student's removal from the O2 Program).

Evaluation Methods

Workplace Health and Safety 11 at Sydney Academy is taught in unconventional format. This will provide for a variety of ways in which students can demonstrate their achievement of the course outcomes. 

  • Practical/hands on activities
  • Accident Investigation Reports
  • Graphic work
  • Verbal Reports
  • Written assignments
  • Portfolio
  • Work sheets
  • Work Procedure Sheets
  • Art work

Course Evaluation

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Workplace Health and Safety
  • Module 2: Workplace Hazards- Awareness and Control
  • Both modules will count for approximately the same percentage.
  • Projects / Credentials 20%
  • Journal Reflections 10%
  • Passport to Safety 15%
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials - (WHMIS) 20%
  • Emergency Training 20%
  • Final Assessment 15%

Communication Tools

  • Assignments and other important information pertaining to the course will also be mentioned in class, placed on our website (www.johnmfraser.com) and on our Twitter account.
  • If out sick, you may e-mail homework/assignments to me.
  • You and your parents, are encouraged to contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • You are encouraged not to print assignments from a computer. The expectation is that the assignment will be e-mailed to me (see address above) with a hard copy provided as soon as possible. There are link on every subjects page where you email and or send assignments to me.
  • You have an excellent opportunity to be successful if you attend class regularly, participate in all class-based activities, and complete assigned tasks. I will do my best to help you be as successful as possible and look forward to working with you.

Attendance & Timelines

As required by school policy, attendance is necessary for success. Absenteeism and habitual lateness will be reflected in your marks, as you will be missing valuable class time. In an effort to assist you in meeting deadlines for submission, a list of required assignments will be posted on my website (www.johnmfraser.com) and in the classroom. 

 

English 11 O2

 

Curriculum Outcomes

Speaking and Listening

English 11 O2

Students will be expected to:

GCO1 –speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, felling and experiences

GCO2- Communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly

GCO3- Interact with sensitivity and respect

 

To achieve these outcomes students will make oral presentations and participate in classroom discussions, and debates.

Reading and Viewing

Students will be expected to:

GCO4-select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature and information

GCO5-interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies

GCO6-respond personally to a range of texts

GCO7-respond critically to a range of texts

 

To achieve these outcomes students will write persuasive essays and letters, use technology to research topics, study class novels, write personal memoirs and responses.

Writing and Representing

Students will be expected to:

GCO8-use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify and reflect

GCO9-create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms

GCO10-use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and other ways of representing

To achieve these outcomes students will write narrative fiction and poetry, practice the writing process, review grammar and spelling, and be given the opportunity to use technology in the process.

Assessment

Assessment breakdown in English 11 O2 will be the following:

20%-Speaking and Listening

30%-Reading and Viewing

30%-Writing and Representing

20%-Exam  

Expectations 

  • Respect for yourself and others always
  • Engage in learning (no disruptions)
  • Attend class regularly and arrive on time
  • Come to class prepared with proper materials and participate in discussions as much as possible
  • No food in class please! Water, however, is acceptable.
  • Understand what plagiarism is and the consequences as explained in class.

*Missed course work for an absence that is excused is to be made up by a date agreed upon by the student and teacher or the value of the work will be forfeited. It is the student’s responsibility to approach the teacher for missed work.

Appropriate Language & Appropriate Behaviour

  • Appropriate language is courteous, non-intimidating, and excludes swearing or cursing. Inappropriate language cannot be tolerated as it has a negative effect on the learning environment.
  • Appropriate behaviour is following instructions, listening to the teacher’s instruction/comments, actively participating classroom activities, being respectful to your fellow classmates, and most importantly not impeding your fellow classmates learning. If student behaviour is affecting the performance/opportunity of other students, drastic actions may have to be taken. (For example, the student's removal from the O2 Program).

Communication Tools

  • Assignments and other important information pertaining to the course will also be mentioned in class, placed on our website (www.johnmfraser.com) and on our Twitter account.
  • If out sick, you may e-mail homework/assignments to me.
  • You and your parents, are encouraged to contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • You are encouraged not to print assignments from a computer. The expectation is that the assignment will be e-mailed to me (see address above) with a hard copy provided as soon as possible. There are link on every subjects page where you email and or send assignments to me.
  • You have an excellent opportunity to be successful if you attend class regularly, participate in all class-based activities, and complete assigned tasks. I will do my best to help you be as successful as possible and look forward to working with you.

Attendance & Timelines

As required by school policy, attendance is necessary for success. Absenteeism and habitual lateness will be reflected in your marks, as you will be missing valuable class time. In an effort to assist you in meeting deadlines for submission, a list of required assignments will be posted on my website (www.johnmfraser.com) and in the classroom.