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49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


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Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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George MacLean

Teacher Communication Plan  English – 10, O2, 2013-14

George S. MacLean

Course Description

This course will present students the opportunity to study poetry, a selection of short stories, at least one novel, and a Shakespearean play.  Writing assignments including essays will be completed throughout the semester through which the student will gain confidence in expressing thoughts using acceptable and appropriate English.  Communication will be developed through group work and oral communication.

                                       

Student Assessment:

Course content, knowledge, and skills will be assessed on a daily basis throughout the semester by means of the numerical values listed below. The course will also incorporate skills devoted to grammar and English communication (reading, writing, and oral expression skills), to enhance independent thinking and learning while using both creative writing as well as a comprehensive knowledge of basic computer input.  Assessment will include marks for participation, portfolio, tests, assignments/projects (both homework and class work) as well as a formal examination at the end of the semester.

 

Evaluation:

A mid-term progress report will be issued in April.  The assigned mark will be based on tests, projects, portfolio, and assignments and may include a mid-term comprehensive test or Research Assignment.  The Mid-Term Test or Research Assignmentmark, will constitute 20% of the final mark.

Class work (tests, assignments, projects, and portfolio) from the mid-term report to the final exam, will be valued at 50% of the final mark.

The final exam (a comprehensive exam based on the full semester’s work),will be valued at 30 % of the final mark.

 

Communication Methods:

Communication with parents/guardians will be through the use of formal Report Cards, Monthly Attendance Reports, and scheduled Parent/Teacher meetings.  There is also a Homework Page located on the school website. http://sacademy.cbv.ns.ca/. If the need arises, further communications through telephone calls and personal meetings may be required.   Parents/guardians may initiate contact through Sydney Academy's main office by  phone (562-5464) and/or by arranging individual meetings to discuss their  daughter’s/son’s academic progress.

 

 

Sincerely,

George S. MacLean

 

 

 

African Canadian Studies-11 , 2013-14

George S. MacLean,   Teacher Communication Plan

 

Course Description:

African Canadian Studies will help all students to understand the present, by reflecting upon the origins, cultural evolution, and diversity of African-Canadians.  It will confront the myths and assumptions associated with the African-Canadian experience by using a variety of appropriate and suitable learning experiences. It will also provide an opportunity for students to learn about the contributions of African-Canadians to their communities, to their country, and to the global community.

                                       

Student Assessment:

Course content, knowledge, and skills will be assessed on a daily basis throughout the semester by means of the numerical values listed below. The course will also incorporate skills devoted to grammar and English communication (reading, writing, and oral expression skills), to enhance independent thinking and learning while using both creative writing as well as a comprehensive knowledge of basic computer input.

Assessment will include marks for participation, tests, assignments/projects (both homework and class work) as well as a formal examination at the end of the semester.

 

Evaluation:

A mid-term evaluation will be issued in November.  The assigned mark will be based on tests, projects, and assignments and may include a Mid-Term Comprehensive Test or Research Assignment.  The Mid-Term Test or Research Assignmentmark, will constitute 20% of the final mark.

Class work (tests, assignments, and projects,)  from the mid-term report to the final exam, will be valued at 50% of the final mark.

The final exam (a comprehensive exam based on the full semester’s work),will be valued at 30 % of the final mark.

 

Communication Methods:

Communication with parents/guardians will be through the use of formal Report Cards,  Attendance Reports, and scheduled Parent/Teacher meetings.  There is also a Homework Page located on the school website. http://sacademy.cbv.ns.ca/. If the need arises, further communications through telephone calls and personal meetings may be required.

Parents/guardians may initiate contact through Sydney Academy's main office          

     By phone (562-5464) and/or by arranging individual meetings to discuss their  

            Child’s academic progress.

 

 

Sincerely,

George S. MacLean

 

 

 

Co-operative Education-Mr. George S. MacLean

 

A.  OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM. Co-operative Education is a program offered at Sydney Acadaemy, at the Grade 11 and 12 levels. Students complete a twenty-five hour in-class component to help prepare for a placement in the community involving career exploration. Upon completion of the twenty-five hour in-class component and the one hundred hour out-of-school placement, students are awarded one full high school credit. Students must be sixteen years of age before completing any placement hours.

 

B. THE TEACHER’S EXPECTATIONS OF THE STUDENTS FOR LEARNING SUCCESS. Students will only be able to meet the outcomes of Co-operative Education by completing all the necessary elements of the in-school components and the entire one hundred hour career exploration.

 

C. INFORMATION OF HOW STUDENT LEARNING WILL BE ASSESSED

        • Assignments, Projects, Participation

        • Compulsory Safety Certificates

        • Evaluation of compulsory one hundred hour placement

D. INFORMATION OF EVALUATION PROCEDURES.   A final evaluation for all Co-operative Education students will be done upon completion of the one hundred hour placement at which time the Employer Evaluation and the Final Report/Reflection is submitted. The final mark will then be issued.

 

E. COMMUNICATION METHODSThe Co-operative Education teacher can be reached by phone, in-person at the school, or through staff e-mail. Students, parents or guardians are encouraged to contact me at any time concerning Co-operative Education. Students should communicate regularly with both the employer and the Co-op Teacher throughout the one hundred hour placement in order to facilitate a rewarding career exploration.

 

George S. MacLean

 

902-562-5464 macleag4@gnspes.ca

Teacher Communication Plan: 2017-2018

Grade 9 Social Studies

Mr. G. MacLean

Course Description:

The Grade 9 Social Studies course, Atlantic Canada in the Global Community, enables students to examine and reflect on the major issues that affect them as individuals, Atlantic Canadians, and global citizens. Students will explore and appreciate the unique physical features of this region; the diverse cultural, ethnic and historical backgrounds that exist in Atlantic Canada; the economic issues and challenges they face in context of global trends; the role of technology in the past, present, and future for Atlantic Canada; and the importance of worldview for effective global citizenship.

The goal of the Grade 9 Social Studies Curriculum is to encourage students to examine issues, respond critically, creatively and make informed decisions as individuals and as citizens of Canada in this increasingly interdependent world. Course Focus: The Nova Scotia Department of Education sets the focus of the Grade 9 Social Studies curriculum in the following areas: 1) Physical Setting (Geography); 2) Culture; 3) Economics 4) Technology 5) Interdependence

Student Assessment and Evaluation:

Course content, knowledge, and skills will be assessed on a daily basis throughout each term by means of the numerical values listed below. Assessment will include marks for participation, group work, oral presentations, tests, assignments/projects (both homework and class work) as well as a formal examination at the end of each term.

On-going Assessment is broken down as follows:

First Quarter (September - November):

Tests, projects, assignments- 50%

Powerpoint-  20%
The same evaluation breakdown noted above will be applied to the three remaining Quarters:

Second Quarter; (November - February)

Third Quarter: (February - April)

Fourth Quarter: (April - June)

The evaluation breakdown listed above will constitute 70% of the student's final grade for Social Studies 9. The remaining 30% will come from exams at the end of each term.

  • January Exam = 15%

  • June Exam = 15%

  • Therefore, the yearly value for exams is 30% of year end mark

Communication Methods:

Communication with parents/guardians will be made through the use of the Student/Parent PowerSchool Portal, formal Report Cards and scheduled Parent/Teacher meetings. Parents/guardians may initiate contact through Sydney Academy's Main Office at 902-562-5464 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Individual meetings can also be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Where required, contact with home will be made through phone calls or letters. Daily lesson recap and homework for the course will be posted at the end of each day on the homework website which can be accessed through the Sydney Academy website:

Go to http://sacademy.cbv.ns.ca > Student Tab > Homework Page.

Sincerely,

George S. MacLean