Explore Interests. Strengthen Skills. Gain Knowledge.
Well-rounded. It's a term often used to describe a Bodwell student. Part of our mission at Bodwell is to enable students to be active learners and cultured citizens who contribute positively to the world. All students are required to participate in the G-Block program, in at least one activity per term. Most choose to participate in more than one.
|Calculus||The purpose of this course is to help students improve their understanding of the core concepts in Calculus including continuity, limits, derivatives, related rates, curve sketching, antiderivatives, integrals, Riemann sums, numerical integrations techniques and others. Students will be given the opportunity to explore, expand and work through many example questions and word problems. The goal is to improve students’ mathematical athleticism so that they can be more confident moving forward in their studies in university!|
|Chemistry 11||Student will be enhancing their knowledge of concepts that they have learned during lessons through supplementary exercises. Lab activities may be conducted to understand specific chemical principles and to gain experience in using scientific equipment properly as well as making accurate measurements. Topics of interest can also be explored that may connect to real-life scenarios and careers related to chemistry.|
|Chemistry 12||Students will be given ample instruction and assistance on all major aspects of Chemistry 12 including guidance on how to write effective lab reports and the key ideas in the five major units of Chemistry 12 including Reaction Kinetics, Equilibrium, Solubility Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, and Electrochemistry. Student will be enhancing their knowledge of concepts that they have learned during lessons through supplementary exercises.|
|Math Skills 8 / 9||Math Skills 8/9 will be skills targeted for academic support to prepare students for future math courses. Each week core concepts will be taught and applied at a level appropriate for the student. This thematic approach means that each student will be challenged to improve their skills in preparation for the math course they will next be enrolled in. Topics to be covered in the first few weeks include, Fractions, Rational Numbers, Exponents, Linear Equations, Linear Relations.|
|Math Skills 10||This course is designed to provide students with the foundational and supplementary skills and knowledge to be successful in Mathematics 10. Students will practice basic and abstract problems to hone and enhance their skills. Careful dissection and analysis of word problems will be explored to strengthen problem-solving skills. Topics explored include rational expressions, polynomials, linear functions and equations, trigonometry, and much more.|
|Pre-Calculus 11||The purpose of this G-block is to provide students with nurture and support in their mathematical studies. We will focus on learning strategies and the core/main ideas and themes necessary for students to succeed in the course. Core topics covered will include: quadratic functions and equations (graphing techniques and solving), radical functions/inequalities, linear inequalities in one and two variables, solving linear and nonlinear systems of equations, trigonometry and finance (mortgages, annuities, future value, etc).|
|Pre-Calculus 12||The purpose of this course is to assist and enhance skills that will benefit students when taking Precalculus 12 and Calculus 12. Some basic skills that students will work on will include solving different types of equations (ie. polynomial, radical, trigonometric, logarithmic, rational). Other topics introduced will include domain, range, limits, intervals, transformations, graphing, and trigonometry.|
|Physics 11||The purpose of the G block Physics 11 is to help students succeed in Physics 11. They have the opportunity to ask questions about the lesson materials of Physics 11. The G block also covers: Solving problems which involve several theories and concepts in Physics 11 (e.g., kinematics, forces and energy); Analysis of experimental data (e.g., using Excel); & Report writing (i.e., how to write different sections of a report).|
|Physics 12||In the Physics 12 G1 block this term we will be going over concepts from in class that students need help with, solving conceptual problems to deepen understanding of the fundamentals of physical mechanics and investigating the current state of physics and its myriad applications in human society and beyond.|
|Tutoring - (includes AEP 2/3, Grade 8/9)|
|Tutoring 8/9||G block tutoring sessions will focus mainly on students’ weaknesses in writing. Teachers may cover grammar, writing strategies, and vocabulary development. Each student will have an Individual Learning Plan so lessons can be targeted and effective for each student. The sessions will include support for their grade 8/9 classes, review of difficult content and instructions, oral and written practice, and individual 1-1 help.|
|Tutoring 10/11||G block tutoring sessions will focus on students’ English language skills. Teachers may cover speaking, grammar, reading and writing strategies, and vocabulary development. Each student will have an Individual Learning Plan so lessons can be targeted and effective for each student. The sessions will include full class lessons, oral and written practice, and individual 1-1 help.|
|Art Club||The Art Club is an opportunity for students to try a variety of art materials as well as create artwork on themes and with materials their choice. The teacher will lead the students in activities, and students also have the opportunity to work independently on their own art. This G Block is a perfect opportunity for students to start their portfolios for university.|
|Academic English Language Development|
|EPS: English for Post-Secondary||Academic English is much more challenging than conversational English. Students that may excel in English conversations often struggle on the IELTS exam, in English 12, and in University. English for Post-Secondary focuses on students' academic reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar to strengthen these skills and prepare them for post-secondary success in English.|
|WLC: Writing and Learning Clinic||The ultimate challenge of an ESL student English ability is English 12. A major component of this course is the ability to write analytical and persuasive essays. Not only are essays a major component of English 12, they are also a major component of studies in western Universities. Writing and Learning Clinic, focuses on improving students writing abilities. Every student will have one on one time with a teacher once a week to go over their writing and learn how to strengthen it. This course is ONLY open to grade 12 students in English 12.|
|Post-Secondary Prep||The post-secondary prep G block will support gr 12 graduate students taking CLC, to prepare for graduation and post-secondary applications. In this block we will primarily focus on capstone project development, career exploration hours and university applications (essay writing/interviews).|
|University Support||The University Support G block allows students to have the personal profile section of their university profiles edited for its quality and English conventions. Students are able to book a one-on-one meeting where they present completed drafts of their writing for personalized feedback. Bookings are ONLY made through Ms. Lau and Ms. Kim.|
|Board Games & Mahjong||Playing board games can help you improve your analytical and problem-solving skills. It is also a chance for you to practice your English in a relaxed, fun environment as you join a community of board game lovers. Come join us!|
|Basketball (recreational)||This is a time for basketball lovers of all levels to unite for skills practice and half-court game play. This is a gender inclusive group.|
|Creative Writing Club||Do you enjoy creative writing? Or is this something you’ve thought about doing, but don’t know where to start? This group offers a welcoming environment for seasoned writers and newbies alike. You will have a chance to complete guided exercises, quick writes and journaling. All creative minds welcome.|
|Documentary Film & Discussion||Documentary Film and Discussion will allow students to explore different topics relating to our social, cultural, or scientific world through various documentary films. Students will watch a documentary film and then engage in discussion and individual reflection about the subject.|
|E-Sports||E-Sports is a club that is dedicated to organized video gaming with the intention of bringing students together to play games in a united and fun way. Students can play individually or in teams, to participate in friendly competitions or help each other with single player missions/quests.|
|Fitness & Health||This group will include both discussion about fitness and health topics, as well as time to get active. Students will develop physical literacy and gain a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem. This club is a great place to discuss and seek advice on any fitness topics you might be curious about (fitness programs; nutrition; injury prevention etc.)|
|GSA||This student and staff initiative unites LGBTQ2S+ students and staff to build community and create positive change. The group has three main tasks: 1) To provide social opportunities for youth and staff to exchange ideas and experiences related to gender identity and sexual orientation 2) To provide a source of educational information for youth and staff about the topic 3) To provide a source of advocacy within the school to create a safe and nurturing environment for all students and staff Our goal is for Bodwell to be a safe and welcoming place for all students and staff regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. As a result, participation is on a voluntary basis. Students and staff may choose to speak or simply be present. There is no pressure to speak as attendance is the basis of participation. Discussion and participation is private. As such, we request that all discussion topics and identities be respected and not discussed outside the group. Additionally, their participation in the group will not be recorded on schedules etc to ensure privacy for all participants.|
|Green Group||This group is for anyone who feels connected to the Earth and wants to make a difference (which should be EVERYONE!) This group will discuss current environmental issues and climate action. We will work together to coordinate school initiatives in order to build a community that is greener, more environmentally sustainable and more resilient.|
|Intro to Criminology||Do you love watching crime documentaries and TV shows? Are you ready to be introduced to the exciting multi-disciplinary field of criminology? In this G-Block we will examine various types of crimes, and explore different theories about who commits crimes, why people commit crime, the impacts of crime, and how to prevent crime. You will also be able to apply what you learn during discussions about real-life high-profile Canadian and international criminal cases. Students should be open-minded towards new ideas and be prepared to engage in respectful debates with those who have different opinions.|
|Jogging||Jogging is a great way to build your endurance and improve your overall physical health. It can also be restorative and is a great way to clear a busy mind. Come jog with Mr. Arnold!|
|Urban Dance||Students who want to exercise after academic classes and catch a worldwide dancing trend. You will learn the hottest song and most contemporary choreography and learn how to perfect your dance techniques. We create a warm and gender-inclusive atmosphere for students to enjoy dancing together! You are welcome to join us!|
|Painting and Drawing||The painting and drawing group will give students opportunities to learn and practice a variety of art skills. Students will work on weekly projects that will include drawing (charcoal and ink), painting (acrylic and watercolour), collage (paper), and pastel.|
|Public Speaking||Nervousness about public speaking is a common anxiety and can range from slight discomfort to panic. FEAR NOT… Mr. Nathan is here to help! Through games, exercises, and casual discussion, you will gain confidence and skill. This group is open to anyone who wants to improve their public speaking. All English language and speaking skill levels can join this welcoming and FUN group.|
|Sewing and Needlework||Start your sewing journey here! In this group, you will explore a wide range of sewing topics, tools, and techniques, from knitting, quilting, and tailoring, to embroidery and crochet. Whether you’re starting as a beginner or you’ve got lots of experience with a needle and thread, you can take your skills to the next level by completing and sharing your own sewing projects.|
|Volunteering|| The session meets once a week and allows students to complete school-based projects that they feel will help the|
school and students at Bodwell. The sessions are designed for students who are self-directed and believe in
community development. Club members will be asked to view the school calendar and decide which events to
promote in conjunction with other clubs and student parliament. This is a great way to develop social relationships
within the school and amongst its participants.
| Did you know that this non-contact team sport is played in more than 80 countries by an estimated 7 million people?|
Come join this global movement! Meet on the turf field. All skill levels welcome.
| An introduction to volleyball skills for students for students who wish to learn or develop new volleyball skills. This|
could be an opportunity for members to become future members of the volleyball team. There will be opportunities
to learn new skills and also for game play. This is a gender inclusive group.
|Yoga|| Come out for self-care, stretching and relaxation. Yoga is a great way to de-stress and to set you on a path to positivity.|
Beginners and veteran yogis are all welcome!