Departments

Arts - Engaging with the world through Drama, Visual Art, and Music.

 

Sinclair has one of the largest Arts Departments in Durham where we offer students the chance to study a variety of Art forms including, Drama, Visual Art, Photography, Digital Art, Band, Guitar, Voice, and Piano. On top of the classroom choices, we provide a multitude of co-curricular activities to further engage students in their creative pursuits. Trips, performances, and festival competitions outside of school are all a standard part of the experience in all streams. 

Students are free to choose the art forms that most interest them and can begin their studies in grade 9, all the way through to grade 12 in almost every stream. Daily lessons always provide choice to allow students to share their own stories in a framework that provides positive growth. The use of technology is balanced with the importance of interacting with peers, and instruments, in order to provide a well-rounded education. Many students find the more creative and fluid environment offered by the Arts classroom to be an enjoyable change to the standard classroom.

Business and Computer Studies

 

Canadian and World Studies

 

Cooperative Education

 

Modern Languages - Promote and encourage cultural, linguistic, and personal enrichment through the experience of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French and Spanish.

Students participlate in a wide variety of cultural activities which enhance their learning.

The beauty of studying languages and related cultures is that it opens your eyes to a myriad of possibilities. In our global society, with it's intricate communications system, the more languages you speak, the more opportunities are open to you!

English - Nurturing critical thinking skills and an understanding of human nature through the study of literature.

Through the study of classic literature and other forms of writing such as poems, essays, and plays, students become familiar with common themes, symbols, and styles in great writing.

Beginning in Grade 9, students are taught the basics of good essay and report writing so that by the Grade 12 level, structure and style should be in place and they can concentrate on depth of analysis. 

Students also have the opportunity to take unique and specific English courses; they can improve on their creative writing in Grade 12 Writer's Craft, analyze media techniques in Grade 11 Media, or begin preparation for a University study of English in Grade 12 Studies in Literature.

A solid grounding in writing and analysis of literature will prepare students for success in life. However, specifically, the study of English could easily lead to careers in journalism, media, education, public relations, and business.

Guidance - Discuss educational, personal and career concerns

Word Cloud of Guidance Services 
Student Services is an area where people can come to discuss educational, personal and career concerns. The main purpose of our Student Services Department is to counsel students in making informed decisions about their lifestyles and career goals.
 
Counsellors will assist students in understanding themselves and their relationships with others in our ever-changing society. Counsellors work with students to set goals, determine priorities and evaluate their unique educational, vocational and personal objectives. This helps students in understanding their present situation more clearly and in establishing action plans to accomplish their objectives.
Student Services provides a wide range of materials about careers, the world of work, and post-secondary institutions such as Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, and Universities.

Health and Physical Education

 

Library

 

Mathematics

Math Support:

https://www.edugains.ca/newsite/math/index.html

 

http://www.ontariomathedresources.ca/ 

 

https://app.knowledgehook.com/app/Login 

 

https://www.explorelearning.com/ 

 

https://www.desmos.com/ 

 

https://www.purplemath.com/ 

 

https://www.mathway.com/Algebra 

 

https://courseware.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/

Science

 

Social Sciences and Humanities

 

Special Education

 

Technological Education