What does it mean to be Canadian?
The Integrated Canadian Experience (ICE) Programme is an innovative combined study of Canadian history, geography, civics and literature undertaken by all Grade 9 students.
Our students uncover the story of Canada and its inhabitants by combining field research with classroom learning, developing observational, inquiry and communication skills. Every experience ICE students undertake is designed to provide first-hand evidence, which students use to guide their investigations and support their evolving ideas about Canada.
There are three classes of Grade 9 students. Each class has one core teacher who sees them every other day for three quarters of the day, enabling the growth of supportive and creative learning communities.
This intensive programme accomplishes a number of things. It maximizes 'beyond the classroom' time, it allows greater intellectual and experiential focus on projects, it creates opportunities for greater personalization of students' learning needs, and facilitates more comprehensive student engagement on learning these subjects.