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Academics, extracurricular offer students opportunity to #engage9wmci

January 09, 2019

Creating a smooth transition from Grade 8 to high school is the main goal of Walter Murray's new Grade 9 program, "#engage9wmci." The program is designed to welcome all learners to Walter Murray by creating a sense of belonging to our school. Most importantly, #engage9wmci endeavours to maximize student engagement in their learning.

The Grade 9 experience at Walter Murray is an interdisciplinary, holistic, project-based program that meets Grade 9 curricular outcomes. Teachers work collaboratively to deliver programming that addresses the needs of all students. Available supports include an EAL teacher, resource teacher, mathematics teacher, and literacy teacher who are involved in co-teaching and assisting students within their programming cohorts.

#engage9wmci is structured to provide students with the opportunity to experience many of the unique programs that Walter Murray has to offer. From core components in numeracy and literacy, to a survey of tech options including, construction, dance, and commercial cooking. Walter Murray Grade 9 students also have the opportunity to choose an elective from an extensive list of courses, such as band, a second language, another practical and applied arts course, and more! #engage9wmci has it all!

Walter Murray offers French Immersion for those wanting to earn their bilingual certificate in French. Courses that are part of the Grade 9 French Immersion program are: Français A, Français B, Sciences Humaines and Mathématiques

The SAGE Program for gifted learners offers students advanced curriculum in English language arts, math, science, and social studies courses.

We offer three different practical and applied arts survey course options for Grade 9 students: Sew and Home Survey (cooking, design and sewing); Grow and Home Survey (food studies, horticulture and wildlife management; and the Technology Survey (construction and carpentry, electrical, metal work and drafting).

Walter Murray Collegiate is a comprehensive collegiate, which means our size and facility allows for the broadest range of programming and extracurricular offerings in Saskatoon. Our school community is noted for its excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts and technology. Consequently, our students earn valuable scholarships and academic opportunities around the globe, find employment in industry and trades, and become exemplary citizens and leaders in their communities.

Our school welcomes all types of learners. Special needs students and those who require enrichment, modification, second language support or hands-on opportunities will find courses and extracurricular offerings suited to their interests and abilities. Walter Murray students represent many different nationalities and come from all areas of Saskatoon.

We work to maintain a safe and inclusive atmosphere and positive relations with our neighbours. Student Services counsellors and our Restorative Action Program (RAP) worker support students in healthy decision-making and conflict resolution.