Contact Information 


49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472




Guidance Office:


Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747


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Lisa Penny







Dance is recognized as a way of creating a learner-centred approach to curriculum because of its inherent ability to actively engage students emotionally, physically, intellectually, aesthetically, and socially. Dance is a natural means of communication and expression, integrating movement, feeling, and intellect. It provides students with aesthetic and cultural education, opportunity for personal expression, and exposure to a wealth of traditional, social, theatrical, and contemporary forms. It also provides the opportunity for personal and social development of the individual.





The learning outcomes for DANCE 11 are grouped according to the following framework of concepts:



  • Students will use dance to explore, develop, refine, and express ideas, experiences, and feelings and demonstrate personal growth through these experiences.
  • They will create their own dances, both individually and collaboratively.
  • They will demonstrate the five elements of movement in their creations.



  • Students will analyze and make decisions about structure, style, and meaning in dance.
  • They will respond with critical awareness and sensitivity to their own dance and the work of others.
  • They will address problems and make decisions relating to their dance work.
  • They will make connections in local and global contexts among various dance disciplines.



  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between personal identity and cultural heritage.
  • They will demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the richness of dance in local and global cultures.



  • Preparation for class       10%
  • Class participation          20%
  • Dance presentations       20%
  • Major group project        20%
  • Journals/assignments      30%



 In collaboration with students and the school program planning team, teachers will consistently seek to improve instructional techniques. Using a variety of both qualitative and quantitative data to generate the best practice, teachers will employ strategies such as:

  • Student-teacher interviews
  • Observation of student learning
  • Frequent checks for understanding
  • Self and peer evaluations



FINAL MARK: Term 1 & 2 (70%) + Dance Recital or Final Exam (30%) = 100%


Note: Attendance is very important in this course since a majority of the mark is derived from participation and dance presentations. Class assignments and projects are to be submitted on time.


Lisa Penny


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Communication Plan for Accounting 11

Course Description:

Accounting 11 is an introductory course in basic accounting procedures and theory. Students learning experiences will develop an awareness and appreciation of the importance of accounting in their personal lives and as a future career. Topics covered include accounting language, accounting careers, analysis of transactions, application of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Concepts, financial statements, business simulations, and completion of the accounting cycle for both a service and a merchandising business.


Student performance and achievement will be assessed on a daily basis throughout the semester using a variety of methods—tests, group and individual assignments, workbook, exams, and class participation. Regular attendance and completion of all assignments are essential components for success in this course.

Marks will be determined as follows:




Assignments / Workbook





(30% of final grade)


Final Mark: Semester 70% + Final Exam 30% = 100%




Lisa Penny


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Sydney Academy

  1. Course: Yoga 11

Teacher: : Lisa Penny



Yoga 11 will introduce students to various styles and characteristics of yoga. It is an expectation that students will develop a lifelong personal practice of yoga for personal fitness and recreation. Students will be participating in a variety of activities that will include both physical practice and classroom activity.

The Physical practice of Yoga will include learning, developing and practicing skills that involve strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and poise, regulation of energy, and mental focus, all of which can be applied to other physical activities.

Classroom sessions educate students about the relationship between nutrition and fitness, the history and philosophy of yoga including values of non-violence, ethics, honesty and respect in the context of challenging physical activity.


Required Course Material

  • Comfortable, school-appropriate gym clothing for yoga practice. Students should be able to freely move, bend and stretch in their clothing without body parts being exposed.
  • Yoga mats will be provided at the school. If a student prefers to bring their own mat to class, they may.

  • A pen or pencil, paper, binder or duo-tang for notes and handouts.

Assessment of Learning

  • Participation – 60%
  • Assignments & Projects – 30 %

  • Tests/quizzes – 10%

The majority of assignments will be done in class. Students will be responsible for completing any unfinished work at home. When a major project is assigned, students will be given plenty of notice on the project due date.


Assessment for Learning

As part of our goal to include assessment for learning, students are encouraged to be active in their learning and associated assessment. Teachers and students will work together to meet the needs of each individual student.


  • Always show respect for yourself and others.

  • Attend class regularly and arrive on time.

  • Participation is essential for meeting the outcomes of this course.

  • Unexcused absences will result in a participation of zero for that class.

  • Unexcused absences for a test will result in a mark of zero.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to catch up on any missed class work or assignments if they are absent.

  • Do not disturb the learning and practice of others during class time and especially during meditation and savasana.

  • No food or drink, except water in the class.

Yoga Etiquette

  • Remove your shoes and place all personal belongings to the side.
  • Turn off all electronic devices.

  • Be on time.

  • Students should go to the bathroom during break time before class starts. If they must go to the bathroom during yoga practice, it should only be during resting poses unless there is an emergency.

  • Do not chew gum.

  • Observe and respect silent times.

  • Honor your body and its limitations.

  • Resting and using props when needed is a sign of wisdom and not weakness.

  • Yoga is for everyone, there is no standard of strength or flexibility in order to begin, just start where you are and respect that others may start in a different place.


Methods of Communication


School telephone number: 562-5464


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